How to Dispose of Series 1

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  1. CedarJustin

    CedarJustin New Member

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    I have an old Series 1 I just dug out. It still “works” surprisingly. Is there any use for this thing? Or is it trash?
     
  2. pdhenry

    pdhenry Recumbent

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    Series1: End of Life FAQ
    "TiVo is upgrading the data associated with all the shows and movies on our DVRs, so that we can provide more accurate program information to our subscribers. Unfortunately, Series1 DVRs cannot use this new guide data. These DVRs will receive their final guide update on 9/15/2016 and will no longer be able to create any new recordings from the program guide after 9/29/2016. Customers will continue to be able to access any existing recordings on the DVR."

    https://support.tivo.com/articles/Knowledge/Series-1-End-of-Life-FAQ
     
  3. bkc56

    bkc56 Designated Grunt

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    I suspect your local electronics recycle is the best choice for an old Series 1. I have multiple of them I should probably dump as they simply have no use anymore.
     
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  4. tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Well-Known Member

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    Your local Best Buy will accept almost any old electronics equipment for recycling. Just drop it off with them.
     
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  5. Sparky1234

    Sparky1234 Well-Known Member

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    Sell it for parts on eBay or Craigslist?
     
  6. ufo4sale

    ufo4sale Well-Known Member

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    I would never get rid of my first born. Shame on you. :cry:
     
  7. JackMcC

    JackMcC Member

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    Cant you do manual recordings?

    Give it to a senior who still has a VCR.

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  8. ashipkowski

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    If you don't have it set up to use a DTA, it might be more difficult to do so now, since I think that was a minor software update; certainly it's no longer going to tune anything by itself. That VCR can still play tapes back, after all, whereas the TiVo is limited to any content on it.
     

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