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Series 3 HD in a Roamio?????

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by RusRus, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. Oct 9, 2013 #1 of 13
    RusRus

    RusRus New Member

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    Can I take my 1 TB HD from my series 3 HD DVR and put it in a new Roamio Basic??

    Or do I have to transfer all my recordings and pass managers from my HD DVR to a Roamio??
     
  2. Oct 9, 2013 #2 of 13
    scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    Not if you want to keep the recordings.
     
  3. Oct 9, 2013 #3 of 13
    RusRus

    RusRus New Member

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    So, if I don't want the recordings can I copy the Roamio HD data to my 1tb HD as I did when I replaced the original HD with the 1tb HD on my HD DVR?

    I used winmfs software.
     
  4. Oct 9, 2013 #4 of 13
    socrplyr

    socrplyr Active Member

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    I believe you just drop the drive in the Roamio and it will take care of it from there. (Maybe you have to wipe out your old data first.) Check out the Roamio drive upgrade thread. There is no need to use winMFS.
     
  5. Oct 9, 2013 #5 of 13
    jrtroo

    jrtroo User

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    Look in roamio forums. Its even easier than that.
     
  6. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    What's wrong with your S3?
     
  7. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    Yes, you can. But if you have stuff on that Series 3 drive you want to save, then no.

    If you want to save your content, then this is what you have to do.
    You can transfer your season passes through tivo.com.
    With the recordings, you either have to transfer them from the S3 to a computer and then to the Roamio, or if you are going to have both Tivos active at the same time, you can use MRV to transfer from Tivo to Tivo.
     
  8. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    If you don't already have a lifetime sub on that S3, getting a Roamio should give you the leverage to get TiVo to give you lifetime on the S3 for $99.
     
  9. RusRus

    RusRus New Member

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    Nothing at all. In fact I have lifetime with it but I would like the four tuner Roamio if I can sell my two S3's for enough.
     
  10. RusRus

    RusRus New Member

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    What is MRV?
     
  11. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Leave the 1TB in the S3 to increase the resale and get a WD20EURS or 30EURS for the S5.
     
  12. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    Multi Room Viewing. When you have more than one Tivo, it's a feature that allows you to move a recording from one Tivo to another, as long as there are no copyright restrictions on the recording.
     
  13. RusRus

    RusRus New Member

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    Thamks. I appreciate it.
     

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