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The wife gave the OK to buy a Premiere

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by urwathrtz, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. urwathrtz

    urwathrtz Death Metal Dad

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    This is huge, she is sooooo cheap ;)

    I want to put my Series 3 in the bed room and put the Premiere in the Den. The question I have is, the Series 3 has an external hard drive connected to it, that I wanted to put on the new Premiere, is this a problem? Not to concerned about loosing the shows, most of it is stuff my kids recorded.
     
  2. HeatherA

    HeatherA Old AVS Forum Member

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    You can do that, but you will lose all the recordings once you un-marry it to the S3. Congrats on the Premiere!
     
  3. WVZR1

    WVZR1 Member

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    Sounds like the S3 should stay where it's at unless you want to move the "kids to the bedroom" also!
     
  4. Gary-B

    Gary-B Member

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    It will only work if it's a WD My DVR Expander. The S3's you could use any external esata drive and case, but the Premiere's you have to use the WD version.
     
  5. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    My vote is to keep the external HD with the Series 3 and upgrade the Premiere's internal HD (after the warranty period is over, of course. ;)).

    If you are somewhat computer literate, instructions are simple and it only costs the price of a blank hard drive and your time. :)
     
  6. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    If you're getting a Premiere, look into leveraging that to get the $99 lifetime on the S3 offer.
     
  7. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    You lose the everything ON THE S3 ALSO that was recorded since the external drive was added..
     
  8. bmgoodman

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    Are you concerned about losing the shows on the new Premiere when the external drive dies? I guess it depends on the age of the external drive, but if it's in the same era of the S3, I wonder how much longer it's got. I think if the external drive fails, everything is gone.

    Someone correct me if I'm wrong on this point.
     

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