Looks like external storage via esata now officially supported on tivo hd

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by mamosley, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. mamosley

    mamosley New Member

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    Got a message this morning that the esata was now enabled along with the rhapsody add on. When the tivo to tivo transfers gets enabled on the tivo hd's I will be a happy camper. That way I can tell my wife to stop setting will and grace on the tivo hd because she wants to watch them on the big screen some times instead of the bedroom. I have tivo suggestions enabled so generally they are pretty good and I watch them until the wife tries to set her shows when they are already recording in the bedroom. :)
     
  2. SCSIRAID

    SCSIRAID Active Member

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    Did you get new firmware?? What version number?
     
  3. TiivoDog

    TiivoDog FIOS Fast!!!

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    I just connected and didn't get the message, so no dice here.
     
  4. mulscully

    mulscully Member

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    Can anyone confirm this??
     
  5. singletb

    singletb New Member

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    This is the first place I have seen anything about this. Usually the HD Tivo Blog and Engadget HD are on top of this sort of thing if true. I personally can't wait until the official expanded storage comes to fruition. My season passes for HD shows has been growing at an exponential rate.
     
  6. sinanju

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    I can confirm it. I received 9.2 on my S3 last night. I have the same message.

    The System Information page has an entry that says "External Storage: Not attached".
     
  7. TiivoDog

    TiivoDog FIOS Fast!!!

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    Sounds like another staggered roll out............
     
  8. tootal2

    tootal2 Active Member

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    Has anyone tried to use the external esata with 9.2? I just put a 750gb into my tivo hd and have the 160gb drive in a external esata case. Will it have to be formated to use?
     
  9. bkdtv

    bkdtv New Member

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    What is the full version number on your System Information screen?
     
  10. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    I would also think 9.2 would be the rollout version for S3/THD TTG and MRV?
     
  11. Revolutionary

    Revolutionary Too sleepy for TV...

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    Okay, you people are being entirely too mum here! If eSATA is officially activated, this is big news.

    WHAT EXACTLY DID THE MESSAGE SAY? Did it mention the Tivo-branded eSATA hardware? "Any eSATA enabled drive?"

    DETAILS!!! :)
     
  12. bkdtv

    bkdtv New Member

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    I'm sure TivoPony will post further information when Tivo is ready.
     
  13. ah30k

    ah30k Well-Known Member

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    The OP has been way too silent since making the claim. I am skeptical.
     
  14. SCSIRAID

    SCSIRAID Active Member

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    Are you sure you want to destroy your original and not keep it for a backup??
     
  15. mamosley

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    9.2.J1-01-2-652
     
  16. mamosley

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    Sorry I didnt reply sooner. I hurt my back pretty bad yesterday on my birthday of all days and the meds had me knocked out. If I can get up I'll be heading out to get an external drive tomorrow.
     
  17. sinanju

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    The exact wording on the eSATA message is:

    "This update includes official TiVo support for expandable storage solutions from TiVo partners. Adding more recording time to your DVR is as simple as plugging in a verified eSATA drive. Please visit www.tivo.com/expand for more information."

    The refered to URL is not active yet. I have no idea what "verified eSATA" drive means or what that means for folk already using the backdoor.
     
  18. Revolutionary

    Revolutionary Too sleepy for TV...

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    Finally! Thanks sinanju.

    VERY odd that the URL isn't active yet. Tivo has to expect this update to push people to the webpage. Why would they initiate the roll-out before the page is up? Perhaps someone jumped the gun on 9.2?
     
  19. CharlesH

    CharlesH Member

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    The version name "9.2.J1-01-2-652" has a letter in in, which historically has meant that this is the limited rollout to "test the waters". When the the general rollout occurs, the version name does not have a letter in it.
     
  20. kmill14

    kmill14 New Member

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    I imagine the website would stay down until the roll-out reaches the "masses".
     

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