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Swapping hard drives

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by jamescambron, Jan 22, 2006.

  1. jamescambron

    jamescambron New Member

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    If I swap the hard drives in two identical machines, will the programming I have recorded remain on both hard drives? I have an upgraded Tivo with a 200 hour hard drive, but can't get local channels. I want to swap it with a 30 hour Tivo that is getting local channels. Thanks.
     
  2. funtoupgrade

    funtoupgrade New Member

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    Recorded programs are tied to the Tivo units motherboard serial number. A drive can be moved from one identical unit to another but the recorded programs will not be watchable even though listed in Now Playing.
     
  3. jamescambron

    jamescambron New Member

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    Hey...funtoupgrade. Thanks for the advice. Even though my receiver had not detected the 72.5 satellite previously, it did this time and now I can get local channels on my Tivo with the upgraded hard drive. Wednesday I will temporarily retire my second Tivo with 30 hours as I am installing an HD Directv Tivo to go along with my new HD monitor.
     

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