Need Some Advice - Series 2 Is Dying

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  1. gocats

    gocats New Member

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    My series 2 looks like the hard drive is on its last legs. This is my spare tv so I don't use it all that much so 40 hours or so is usually sufficient.

    I've been off the board for a long while so not sure what to do for most economical replacement, ie.

    a. call directv and have them send a replacement
    b. replace the hard drive myself
    c. get another unit on ebay

    I have no plans to upgrade this tv to HD anytime in the next few years.
    Your thoughts are welcome.
    Thanks.
     
  2. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

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    If you call DirecTV for a replacement, you'll most likely get a new R15 non-Tivo DVR. That might be fine for you, and would be the easiest way to go.

    You can easily replace/upgrade the drive yourself. Check out these resources for pre-imaged or do-it-yourself upgrades ....

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=25

    http://www.weaknees.com/index.html

    http://tivo.upgrade-instructions.com/

    http://www.newreleasesvideo.com/hinsdale-how-to/

    http://www.dvrupgrade.com/dvr/stores/1/instantcake.cfm

    http://www.9thtee.com/
     
  3. magnus

    magnus Tivo User

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    I would fix the current Tivo and not give Directv the chance to possibly give you a new commitment.
     
  4. gocats

    gocats New Member

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    i'm grandfathered in from way back on the east coast feeds so i am with dtv forever....

    are there differences in parental control functionality with the one from directv v. my series 2?
     
  5. gocats

    gocats New Member

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    or should i buy one of those samsung's for $99?
     
  6. wolflord11

    wolflord11 Lord of Darkness

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    Just replace the HD and all will be fine.
     

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