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Tivo HD Finally Upgraded

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

  1. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

    Sep 21, 2004
    In either case, a Clear & Delete Everything seemed to fix the pairing problem on the S3.
  2. sfhub

    sfhub New Member

    Jan 6, 2007
    Nope, it actually triggers it. You might be thinking of a different problem.

    At least on Motorola CableCARD systems, C&DE will cause the Data portion of the pairing information to be regenerated, breaking the pairing. One will only notice the broken pairing if their area has enabled CPMS and they are watching a channel with non-zero CCI.

    Once you become unpaired you really need to call in the new #s and get them paired. This could be a 5 minute procedure or much longer depending on the experience of the person you get on the phone. It is supposed to be getting better, but if you can avoid re-pairing through simple re-sequencing of your actions, it is worth doing.
  3. morac

    morac Cat God

    Mar 14, 2003
    In my case with Comcast it took 3 calls and over two hour's worth of time. The first two calls I made I was told it was not possible to pair the cards over the phone (the 2nd time by a supervisor). On the third call I was also told that it was not possible, but after being adamant the person finally re-paired my CCs, but would only do so once I verified my identity by providing the last 4 digits of my social security number. I don't know why this was required since I'm not aware of any way to hack CCs, but I'm just letting you know that it isn't as simple a procedure as one would think it should be.

    So I would avoid having to re-pair the cards at all costs.
  4. jfh3

    jfh3 New Member

    Apr 15, 2004
    You got a bad call center. I've repaired the cards in one of my S3s a few times over the phone in about 10 minutes.
  5. GoldenTiger

    GoldenTiger Tivo Pony =)!

    Apr 10, 2002
    Just a report... tested the Alpha with a TiVoHD drive with a few recordings on it. I successfully copied the entire contents and then expanded the partition using WinMFS to make it work with the extra capacity to a 500gb Maxtor drive. It shows the proper amount of space, and works 100% perfectly with High-Def content. I ran it under Windows Vista 64-bit Edition at that :)!
  6. tivoupgrade

    tivoupgrade Sponsor

    Sep 27, 2000
    I've done a few initial tests, as well. Successfully backed up and restored, then expanded to a larger drive, too (using WinXP SP2). Definitely more testing is in order, but its good to see so much progress so early on. Thx Spike.
  7. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    So can you boot into Vista with the TiVoHD drive and it won't muck it up? Or do you run WinMFS and hook the TiVO drive up to the USB with and external case after strating WinMFS? I had a PC set up just for copying the TiVO drives, but it was for booting from a CD and it uses an old 1Ghz P3 cpu.
  8. bkdtv

    bkdtv New Member

    Jan 9, 2003
    Yes. Windows Vista and Windows XP2 will not attempt to mount the drive on their own. Hence, you can boot into Vista and Windows XP SP2 with the TivoHD drive attached without messing anything up. Just do not not attempt to mount it using Windows' Disk Management .

    Windows 2000 and earlier versions of Windows will "muck it up."
  9. joneSi

    joneSi New Member

    Mar 28, 2004
    In the excitement of this, I have purchased a new 750gb WD SATA drive from newegg. I'd be happy to help out testing if necessary, though, I won't be able to do it until middle of August. Not afraid to lose recordings and settings if the 750 replacement doesn't take kindly to the upgrade. I

    I plan to keep the 250 drive as a backup in case the whole thing comes down. Let me know if I can help.

  10. jhoak

    jhoak New Member

    Jun 11, 2001
    Is there some manner of mailing list or notification list that I can register with to be notified when the upgrade procedure goes "live"?
  11. nocturne1

    nocturne1 New Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    My 750GB drive arrived yesterday, and my Tivo HD today. Cablecards will be installed on tuesday. Now all I need is this.... :)
  12. spike2k5

    spike2k5 New Member

    Feb 21, 2006
    Upgrade procedure is being tested by few right now. You can signup on my forum if you want to blaze a trail.
  13. b3ar

    b3ar New Member

    Dec 1, 2005
    I've got a torch ready. :)
  14. spike2k5

    spike2k5 New Member

    Feb 21, 2006
    Made some minor adjustments and things look good so follow the link on the first post if you want to give it a try.
  15. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

    Jan 20, 2004
    Thanks for all of your hard work on this for the rest of us slackers. We just need to register to get the latest Beta that supports this or is there a different link to this Alpha build?
  16. spike2k5

    spike2k5 New Member

    Feb 21, 2006
    If you go to top of the post (1st post) there is a link for guide & download.
  17. AbMagFab

    AbMagFab What happened, TiVo?

    Feb 5, 2001
    WinMFS is great. Works in Vista, and you can backup/restore any connected SATA drive (I connected directly to my SATA ports on the MB).

    No need for the mfs boot disks anymore.

    Great stuff Spike!
  18. Beantownbeanie

    Beantownbeanie New Member

    Apr 23, 2004
    Seagate 750GB Internal Serial ATA Hard Drive

    Model: ST3750640AS-RK

    IS this OK???? I can't find the one locally that is the Seagate 750GB Internal Serial ATA Hard Drive

    Model: ST3750640NS like the post....this one ends in NS and the the local model ends in AS
  19. bkdtv

    bkdtv New Member

    Jan 9, 2003
    That drive is not certified for 24/7 operation. It may work just fine, or it may die on you in six months. I don't know about you, but I would rather not risk hundreds of gigabytes of HDTV recordings just to save a few bucks.

    If long-term reliability is a concern, and you want a 750Gb drive, then I would opt for the Seagate DB35. You can buy the 750Gb DB35 (ST3750840SCE) for $265 + shipping from TheNerds.net. They also sell the 500Gb version (ST3500830SCE) for ~$150, but they are currently out of stock.

    Note you support spike2k5's efforts by using that link.
  20. Beantownbeanie

    Beantownbeanie New Member

    Apr 23, 2004
    THanks BK...its not the money. I have to buy it locally. I can't do online. My choices are limited to whatever is sold at BB or CC. They are the 2 places closest to me.

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