DVR Expander - gone?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by glauber, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Feb 6, 2012 #1 of 16
    glauber

    glauber New Member

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    I can't find the "My DVR Expander" disk in Tivo's webside or elsewhere. I'm thinking it may be out of production.

    Is there any replacement that will work without modification on a Tivo HD?

    Will this unit work out of the box with a Tivo HD as a DVR Expander would?

    Thanks,

    glauber
     
  2. Feb 6, 2012 #2 of 16
    HenryFarpolo

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    It is available at Amazon and other locations. The price is very high now, because it is in short supply because of flooding in SE Asia.

    It works just fine out of the box.
     
  3. Feb 6, 2012 #3 of 16
    glauber

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    Is WDBABT0010HBK-NESN the correct model?
     
  4. Feb 6, 2012 #4 of 16
    unitron

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    Series3Sub

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    All about the Thailand flood. These drives are OUT OF STOCK. Any currently available are from previous production runs from some time ago and are often OVER-priced because of the lack of inventory and there aren't many of them left. Can you wait until prices get back to normal?
     
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  7. Old Hickory

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    My current external hd (500 GB model) died so I lost all my Now Playing List and I'm back to 21 HD hours. My Tivo HD is nearly 4 year sold so I'm going to "try" to wait on the prices of these drives to come down. It's that or buy a .... oh wait this is the Series 3 forum.

    Should I consider an internal hd upgrade to my 40-ish month old Tivo HD?
     
  8. unitron

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    If you don't already have lifetime on that HD, you might be able to threaten to cancel and get it for $99.

    Which could then justify paying double what the price should be for a 2TB to put in that HD.
     
  9. dianebrat

    dianebrat wait.. I did what? TCF Club

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    good gawd yes, first thing I would have done.

    Even the TivoHD I just gave my dad had a 750GB I threw in for him.
     
  10. socrplyr

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    If you really want the space and you don't care for any of the features of the Premiere (existing and coming), then I personally would just go ahead and do the internal upgrade. For me, if something became compelling to go to the Premiere later I would just sell it. By the way I am presuming that you have a lifetime sub. Otherwise, I would get the Premiere now (even if it is just the regular model as it has a 320GB -I think- drive).
     
  11. Old Hickory

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    First of all, thanks for all the great replies.

    I am on a month to month subscription @ $12/mo. Sure, I would prefer to have more storage than I have now, but I don't feel the need to go to the Premier model just yet.

    What does the hard drive upgrade do for me other than add storage? Does it also add "life" to a four year old Tivo HD?

    And, should I use the Weaknees self upgrade or ship it to them for the Deluxe upgrade service (copy and move my settings)? Or other? I am totally capable of self upgrade and I could spend a few hours re-programming my settings (did I just answer my own question?)
     
  12. unitron

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    When you say TiVo HD, do you mean a TCD652160?

    If so, and you've had it at least 3 years you really need to look into the $99 lifetime thing, if for no more reason than to add $200 or more to the resale value.

    Do you have any spare hard drives lying around right now?

    You can use WinMFS to do an upgrade to a 1TB drive, and that drive can be "upped" to a 2TB with comer's jmfs cd later on.

    That method will save all of your recordings and settings.
     
  13. Old Hickory

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    Yes, TCD652160. I'll call Tivo about the $99 lifetime on this unit.

    Asked again, does the drive upgrade give me anything else other than storage?

    I don't have spares. Is there a document (step by step checklist) for the upgrade you suggest?
     
  14. unitron

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    I get the feeling you should probably do a lot more reading around here.

    There's at least one thread around here about the $99 lifetime offer, and actually there's more than one version of that offer.

    You can read about WinMFS at mfslive.org

    There's a thread around here about using comer's jmfs on Premieres and another thread about using it on HDs.
     
  15. shwru980r

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    Since you don't have lifetime service, it might be cheaper to find another S3 Tivo with an upgraded drive. Tivo will let you move your service over to another S3 Tivo.
     
  16. unitron

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    A newer hard drive that theoretically is farther away from failure.

    But otherwise, no, it's the same "old" TiVo. But with lots more space.
     

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