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Tivo HD Finally Upgraded

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by spike2k5, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. Jul 30, 2007 #1 of 298
    spike2k5

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    It's upgraded using WinMFS.

    (New - Includes Tivo HD upgraded to 2.5 TB)
    Screenshots are here.

    Beta Guide is here.

    Support and download can be found here.
     
  2. Jul 30, 2007 #2 of 298
    joneSi

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    Let me be the first to say "You=Rockstar"

    I'm sure more info to follow in the next few days, looking forward to it.

    joneSi
     
  3. Jul 30, 2007 #3 of 298
    bkdtv

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    Has this been tested under Windows Vista?

    Is an updated version of MFSLive in the works too?
     
  4. Jul 30, 2007 #4 of 298
    jmpage2

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    So basically put the original drive as well as the new, larger one, into a SATA equipped PC and off to the races.

    I would also need to know if this runs under Vista since unfortunately that's what my one SATA equipped PC is running.

    //EDIT

    Nevermind, this looks to be a CD bootable application, so no install worried at all.

    750GB drives from several manufacturers are going for around $210 shipped. Is there a particular one that's recommended?
     
  5. Jul 30, 2007 #5 of 298
    jmpage2

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    Looks like they say that Tivo HD is supported in the tools, but then there's another update indicating that the Alpha version 2 will support Tivo HD and is not out yet.

    :confused:
     
  6. Jul 30, 2007 #6 of 298
    spike2k5

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    It's not out yet. Bootable CD is a linux version which does not contain this support.
     
  7. Jul 30, 2007 #7 of 298
    spike2k5

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    I will test it on Vista soon. I don't see why it wouldn't work on it.

    I don't think I will be updating Mfstools included in MFSLive Linux Bootable CD. It would require almost complete rewrite to make it work so I don't have time to do so but if I do, it will be much later.
     
  8. Jul 30, 2007 #8 of 298
    mchips

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    Thanks for the thread... I wasn't going to get a TiVo HD until I knew I could upgrade it myself...

    I want to be able to upgrade as well as re-image the drive myself, especially when necessary if the drive begins having problems after continued use... often it isn't necessary to buy a new drive when it starts having problems, as a reimage of the drive can resolve many of its problems...

    I had always been a supporter of Weeknees, as they had always provided instructions for self-upgrades, as well as provided a service to those who were unable or did not want to do the upgrade themselves, until recently... now they're withholding what they know in what appears to be an attempt to force more to rely on them... not cool... unless someone knows something I don't with respect to this...

    In any case, my thanks to the OP and MFSLive... :up:
     
  9. Jul 30, 2007 #9 of 298
    jmpage2

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    Anyone have any idea of when this will be made available as a beta or otherwise? Would the CLI Series 3 instructions work for the HD Tivo?
     
  10. Jul 30, 2007 #10 of 298
    ZeoTiVo

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    all they might be withholding is how they themsleves figured out to do the upgrades. What they post in their instructions is what is known in the wild. basically compiling all the info into one concise, best practice document. Plus they never gavea promise to keep it updated in a timely manner anyway. Why begrudge them the chance to sell some upgrades when the market is hot? I personally would also do my own upgrades and know the how of it so I can deal with any troubleshooting of my TiVo but there are plenty of people figuring out how to upgrade the TiVo HD as more or less a public service that allows a commercial venture to just sell the upgrades and not have to give the knowhow directly.
     
  11. Jul 30, 2007 #11 of 298
    ZeoTiVo

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    I think us casual upgraders who just upgrade our own systems as we get them will like a windows version very much. :) Thanks :up:
     
  12. Jul 30, 2007 #12 of 298
    dvr4me

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    I have updated the information regarding this on [post=5351201]the TiVo HD FAQ.[/post]

    Thanks for your work spike2k5.
     
  13. Jul 30, 2007 #13 of 298
    spike2k5

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    Tivo Inc made some changes in MFS so none of the previous upgrade tools will work. I think any upgrading company using mfstools won't be able to upgrade.

    Tivo HD was released last week and many including myself assumed that mfstools will work. I got it last friday and took me all weekend to make it work. So I'm sure many upgrading companies just found out as well and are scrambling to make it work. If you want to find out, you can order one from them and see if they'll send you one right away. I'm pretty sure they can't.
     
  14. Jul 30, 2007 #14 of 298
    jmpage2

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    Are we looking at a matter of weeks or months before the new software is released to the eager consumers out there?

    :D :D :D
     
  15. Jul 30, 2007 #15 of 298
    spike2k5

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    Will be available for alpha testers in few days.
     
  16. Jul 30, 2007 #16 of 298
    mchips

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    That makes me feel a little better about Weaknees... I had just lost a little respect for them when I read they increased their prices overnight, with people assuming they knew how to do it while no one else did (with speculation they may be getting help directly from TiVo)... it just appeared greedy to me... much like when people would take advantage of people who just experienced a natural disaster, like a hurricane, earthquake, etc., by gouging the prices of necessities like water (which is now thankfully illegal)...

    I still see that they provide a good service for those who can't or don't want to upgrade themselves, and I had hoped there was more to the story than what I'd read thus far, which is why I said "unless someone knows something I don't with respect to this."

    Hopefully, there will always be someone out there willing to share what they know or find out...
     
  17. Jul 30, 2007 #17 of 298
    WeBoat

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    Incredible. What an effort!
     
  18. Jul 30, 2007 #18 of 298
    jmpage2

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    That's awesome! Will the alpha support just single drive to single drive upgrades or will it support doing upgrades to a pair of drives, etc?

    I'm contemplating getting a pair of smaller SATA drives as opposed to shelling out the bucks for a 750GB or 1TB model.
     
  19. Jul 30, 2007 #19 of 298
    bkdtv

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    See FAQ #30 of the Series3 eSATA Drive Expansion FAQ. The same drive recommendations apply for internal use.
     
  20. Jul 30, 2007 #20 of 298
    jmpage2

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    Those drive recommendations are for drives used with eSATA enclosures. It's a good place to start though. I'm familiar with the difference between desktop and server class hard drives but I was not familiar with drives that are 'certified' for 24/7 use.
     

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