Y'all - thank you for fielding this.
I realize there is ton's written about HD upgrades.
(That's actually the problem - way too much to wade through, and I want to make sure I'm doing this right.)
About the pull the trigger on Tivo's current sale for a factory-renewed TiVo Premiere 4.
I'd like to upgrade to a 2TB drive straight away.
I do not need to save anything from my existing Tivo. <<<
Fine to start from scratch.
NEW HD SETUP:
I've heard legend that you can swap in the new HD, and Tivo takes care of the rest automatically (eg, formats the drive and sets it up for use.)
(I've also seen deeply involved articles/videos of needing to do a lot of manual setup to the new HD using a PC, boot disks, etc.)
Can someone confirm what I need to do here?
(Please help! Sale ends in a couple hours!)