How-To Upgrade your TiVo

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by hinsdale, Dec 21, 2001.

  1. timckelley

    timckelley run of the mill TCFer

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    Brushy...
    Yes, that will work. You're doing a replace instead of an upgrade, and there are replacement instructions available for you to work from.
     
  2. ThreeSoFar

    ThreeSoFar FourNow...WaitFive

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    You will need a source image to recover from. Some individuals have them archived from past upgrades. Also available for a fee, IIRC.
     
  3. azitnay

    azitnay Active Member

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    And if you post your model number here, you might just get a helpful PM or two :).

    Drew
     
  4. Newbie

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    Where can I download a test tivo.bak file I can mfsrestore to a new drive so I can see if the new drive works in the tivo? I just need it to boot beyond the initial "tivo is starting up" screen.

    I have a philips series 1 dvr 312 although it has been upgraded to 2 drives so it's more like a 612.

    My drive upgrade attempt has not worked, so I'm trying to narrow down the problem, starting with the new drive and the PC used to perform the mfsrestore procedure.
     
  5. Oct 1, 2009 #1585 of 1590
    gfreeman

    gfreeman New Member

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    Hi all. As a Canadian with a Series 2 TiVo, I was wondering what I need to do in order to increase the space for recordings to the maximum I could possibly get.

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

    G
     
  6. Oct 1, 2009 #1586 of 1590
    wilhouse

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    reduce the recording quality to as low as you can stand it.

    wilhouse
     
  7. Oct 2, 2009 #1587 of 1590
    gfreeman

    gfreeman New Member

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    Ah yes, thanks. Already at the lowest quality. I found an excellent page describing how to install a larger drive, which I shall try out as soon as I have a spare day to devote to it.
     
  8. Oct 2, 2009 #1588 of 1590
    wilhouse

    wilhouse New Member

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    bpl323

    bpl323 New Member

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    I'm getting a Tivo HD and would like to upgrade the HDD. I'm on a Mac and can't seem to find any guide to do it (or any guide that is new enough to support the HD on Windows). Any help would be awesome!
     
  10. Oct 4, 2009 #1590 of 1590
    wilhouse

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