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Dvr Backup And Restore Software for Windows (DvrBARS)

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by ggieseke, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. jmbach

    jmbach der Neuerer

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    You can do a clear and delete everything if you type 76543210 after you enter the kickstart portal. That is about as close as you can get to reset the image to your unit.

    By the way. Do you see any image upon power up.


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  2. djose

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    Thank you for your feedback. I got this drive as the original that came with my TiVo is a WD AV-GP 320GB. I realize it's not much bigger than the original, but my priority now is to get the TiVo to work again, rather than having extra storage capacity.
    Given how similar the replacement drive is to the original one, do you still think that the issue I'm experiencing is related to the compatibility of the drive with the TiVo?
     
  3. djose

    djose New Member

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    No, I get no image at all after powering the TiVo up.
     
  4. jmbach

    jmbach der Neuerer

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    Check your HDMI connections or connect the video via another method.
     
  5. lpwcomp

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    John's...
    2 fixable possibilities come to mind.

    1. There is a problem with the connection to the TV.

    2. There is a problem with an internal connection in the TiVo.

    I don't know if your question was aimed at me, but I never thought it was a drive incompatibility problem. You should get the initial startup screen regardless of the status of the drive.
     
  6. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    3. The TV is set to the Input port for the Tivo.
    4. Make sure the HDMI is fully plugged in.
     
  7. djose

    djose New Member

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    Thank you all. I plugged my old drive back in the TiVo and confirmed it behaved as before (stuck in the "welcome" screen). Then I reconnected the new one and this time it worked. I believe the drive was not properly connected the first time I installed it. Everything seems to be working fine now, thanks for the help with this setup.
     
  8. bhepburn

    bhepburn New Member

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    I installed the "new" TiVo interface, and do not like it. The TiVo solution to roll back to the previous U/I involves a clear and delete everything.

    I have a Roamio Pro with the stock disk (476 HD hrs capacity 1TB??). It's less than 20% full, and I would prefer to not lose about half of that. I have about 60 OnePasses that I would prefer to not have to recreate.

    Are there any set of tools that will allow me to backup the programming and season passes to a computer (I have tons of disk space on several Windows machines), then jump through the hoops to reinstall the "old" U/I, then restore the programming and season passes to the Roamio with the "old" U/I?
     
  9. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

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    You can use kmttg to copy any recordings that are not copy protected to your computer, then once you have restored the old UI, you can use pyTivo to move them back.

    You should also be able to use kmttg to backup and restore your OnePasses, although I do not know if anyone has done this with a Hydra-ted TiVo.

    BTW, the stock drive (476 HD hrs capacity) in a Pro is 3TB.
     
  10. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    That may not be possible if its the (new) Hydra interface.
     
  11. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

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    As I stated, I don't know about the 1P backup.

    AFAIK, there have been no reported problems with transferring from a Hydra-ted TiVo.
     
  12. bhepburn

    bhepburn New Member

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    Thanks for the info. It is a Hydra. It sounds like the programming should go relatively reliably, it's all stuff from TV. One Passes may have an issue. I can recreate those reasonably easily. It seemed like backup and restore ought to work, but all I have seen was people grousing about clear and delete all. I guess I have a project for the holidays. I'll post a report when I have results.
     

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