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Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by weaknees, Apr 22, 2004.
Bet it'll go on a single DVD/R though eh??
I've been looking at these for a while (they're available in our local Home Depot/Lowes). Are they stil easy to put together when you've got 8 lines to 'em? I kinda put off buying afraid that I'd break them during install.
Our test images using -1so show up at about 164 MB.
Been thinking about that... haven't played around much with the boot CD images and DVD drives; I have a feeling there will be a lot of compatibility issues. Another story for another thread, I suppose...
The only hick I found with it is that one of the 2 sides has to be inverted. Not too much an issue for coax connectors but for cat5 connections, you end up having them upside down. Like I said, not too big of a deal.
The other issue was pushing all cables back in the wall. 8 RG6 cables are not easily bendable
But overall, no problem. You just have to be careful about it.
This is what I'd envisioned....x number of Tivos...all Turbonet modified running TivoNet, using mySQL as the backend (hosted on a pc) and create logic and a front-end to support managing your recording list and tuners from one location. Would allow PocketPC/Palm based control of menus and their related functions.
The problem that does not solve is the distribution of video from Tivo 8 to a specific location and having individual Tivos independently controllable from any location within the house without possible conflicts of users in other rooms attempting to access the same unit. A problem that certainly has a solution, albeit an expensive one.
So above scenario would work in a setup where you don't need to have too many different Tivos independently supplying video to various locations around the house, i.e. you'd either
a) watch all of your tv in one or two places OR
b) you didn't care that what you're watching you'd be watching everywhere in the house
Anything new on a dual 300 setup? Pardon me if I missed it!
Also can't wait to see about dual 400's.....
So, has any tried the bracket from 9th Tee (http://www.9thtee.com/tivo-dthd.htm) yet? How does it hold up and would the lid close properly?
I have, I have! Actually we shipped several yesterday and today so folks will be able to give some feedback pretty soon. Our solution gives a very sturdy platform to mount the hard drive to and I would not hesitate to ship the unit with the upgrade in place. It's not going anywhere. The cover closes just fine and gives room on the top for air circulation.
BTW, just put up a new page with lots of inside pictures of the HR10-250. Here it is: www.9thtee.com/insidehdtivo.htm
I was just coming here to mention my order for one of them has shipped. I won't, however, be using it right away. I'm not too worried over the summer season about having more space, and would rather await some feedback from others taking the dive, first.
How large is the swap on the factory drive? I noticed that Weaknees hasn't used the -s option to mfsrestore in their tests.
Well, Mark beat us to the punch on shipping a bracket, but we have one in the works. More info is here:
As far as swap, we think the existing swap is sufficient for the extra 50 GB on a 300 GB drive.
And we still don't recommend any upgrade, but we're getting closer to some answers.
I purchased one and would simply like to add another 250gig drive. I was going to make a back up of the original and then add the second drive. Has this upgrade been successful?
You can make the hours show, but we haven't yet seen stability with the resulting upgrade, so we don't recommend it yet.
You have to realize that since we are dealing with such large hard drives, it takes a long time to fill them up and make sure things are stable. And then more time to give it a good workout to make sure nothing odd happens. I would imagine that in a few more days we will have some good news...
See HR10-250 pictures at www.9thtee.com/insidehdtivo.htm
It may not even hurt to let an upgrade from DirecTV/TiVo come through firstbefore declaring it truly compatible.
OK, thanks. I'll be ready
It could be months or more before we see an upgrade from DirecTV
I think it'll probabaly be sooner.
do you have inside info?