A Sad Day - Unpulugged my Tivo

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by Diamond Mike, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. Pete77

    Pete77 New Member

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    Then I am surprised that you have not also called for www.tivoland.com and www.tivocentral.co.uk to desist from selling any Tivo upgrade products that clearly encourage people who don't know what they are doing and/or do not hold electrical safety qualifications to open up their Tivos themselves. They even provide the tools that enable people to gain access to the electrically unsafe area of their Tivo.

    I am also surprised that you have never ever commented on these electrical safety dangers in the thousands of other threads on this forum that have discussed accessing the innards of a Tivo by people who are not qualified to do so in order to replace their hard drive on the cheap compared to the little used option of sending the entire machine away to have it upgraded by someone who does have the relevant training certificates.

    It seems to me that you only actually raise these electrical safety arguments when it suits you when you also have some other personalised dislike of the person who makes a post talking about opening up and working on a Tivo.
     
  2. TCM2007

    TCM2007 New Member

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    It's up to the individual concerned whether or not they consider themselves competent, and they take on themselves the risks of doing so.

    That has nothing whatsoever to do with the argument (which has somehow transported itself from another thread for no obvious reason) that you make that the S1 TiVo is DESIGNED to be user serviceable.

    The uncovered PSU is clear evidence that this is not the case, as any product which is user serviceable must pass certain safety tests, which the S1 would self evidently fail.

    There is other evidence; not least that there are no potentially user serviceable parts inside, with the possible exception of the CMOS battery. The hard disk is only replaceable because of 3rd party hacks which reverse engineered parts of the OS; TiVo did not intend to make it replaceable.

    The TiVo has a sticker on it warning you not to open it, the instruction manual says not to open it, and opening it requires special tools.

    From the manual:

    Despite this you believe it was designed to be opened.

    What is your evidence for that?
     
  3. ash10

    ash10 New Member

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    ^ You forgot to mention the razor-sharp internal metalwork ;)
     
  4. TCM2007

    TCM2007 New Member

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    Yes, managed to slice a finger while getting a TiVo back into operation to run some scripts for AltEPG!
     
  5. Benedict

    Benedict Always Thinking!

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    Who do I dislike exactly?
     
  6. Pete77

    Pete77 New Member

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    OK I admit that I even ran the Tivo with the power on and no cover for a while when I was upgrading the hard drive and/or after I had replaced the power supply (a far more genuinely dangerous process I would say than simply replacing the hard drive but one actively encourage by one of the now retired Tivo upgrading leading lights).

    I bet some of you here are no doubt sorry that I did not prove to be as electrically incompetent as you would no doubt believe me to be when I was doing all of this................
     
  7. Pete77

    Pete77 New Member

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    Surely I am long established as being a forum bogey man so several people always alter their lines of argument in order to take the maximum opportunity to try and knock me.

    I'm not suggesting that its anything especially personal between you and me. Just that you are clearly joining in with the other members of the let's wind up Pete gang.
     
  8. OzSat

    OzSat Very Nice Moderator

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    NEXT OFF-TOPIC POST WILL CLOSE THIS THREAD TOO
     
  9. johnscott99

    johnscott99 New Member

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    I have a Humax T2 HD freeview PVR and I'm keeping my TiVo.

    I'm also looking for another cheap TiVo.

    Given the handfull of HD channel coming in August, there is no point dropping the TiVo in favour of Humax.

    I'm gonna use Humax for HD recording and TiVo for every thing else. When there is a clash of 3 channels, I'll use both.
     
  10. Fred Smith

    Fred Smith Still learning

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    What HD channels are coming in August a search (of the net) reveals nothing?
     
  11. Diamond Mike

    Diamond Mike New Member

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    I too have looked everywhere I can think of, to no avail.


    PS Thank goodness this thread is back on track, I was beginning to wonder what I had started!
     
  12. AMc

    AMc Active Member

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    I'm guessing the poster is referring to digital switchover in their area which will give them the Freeview HD channels. For me that's November.

    FWIW I set up a Window7 media center [sic] PC with twin Freeview and a Freesat HD tuner with an Xbox extender in another room.
    Given the AltEPG I'll probably keep Tivo for kids programmes though that wasn't my original plan it seems some family members aren't prepared to give it up :)

    My parents moved on to a Humax and my brother was able to get a Virgin cable Tivo.
     
  13. johnscott99

    johnscott99 New Member

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    Yes.

    In my area the freeview switchover will happen in August and then we will get freeview HD.

    Humax is ok, but it's filled up really quickly - whereas TiVo rarely filled up (old recordings that we were obviously not that bothered about dropping off the bottom).

    I'm going to upgrade my TiVo HDD to 500Gb and Humax to 2Tb.
    TiVo in the month (HDD ready with AltEPG - just waiting for us to finish watching Glasto)
    Humax to 2tb before Christmas. ~£60
     

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