Opinion about a brand new SIR-S4080R

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by restino, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. restino

    restino New Member

    Oct 24, 2006
    I just aquired a brand new SIR-S4080R and wondering if this unit is valuable.

    Can't beleive it is brand new but dtv confirmed that it is.

    Is this a problematic model? What hacks can be done to it? Etc..

    Please vote and tell me if you think its:

    [1] a great find!

    [2] useless old junk

    Please wait for the beep to vote...

  2. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

    Sep 19, 2001
    Binghamton, NY
  3. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2001
    I vote 1 also. Where did you find a brand new one? Make sure you tell them you paid full retail to the tune of 300 dollars or so or they will activate it as a leased unit.
  4. Dkerr24

    Dkerr24 Lost in Big Bend

    Oct 28, 2004
    Okla, USA
    Definitely #1. You got a Series 2 unit that can be hacked with the zipper and can be networked to your PC to download the programs directly to your PC. It can also be used to transfer files to other Series 2 Tivos if they are also connected to your home network.

    Google 'hinsdale howto', 'tivo zipper' and 'tytools' for more details.
  5. John T Smith

    John T Smith New Member

    Jun 17, 2004
    Vancouver WA

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