Pioneer 810H Upgrade

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by jspool, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. jspool

    jspool New Member

    Aug 15, 2007


    I own a Pioneer DVR810H with a lifetime Tivo subscription.
    If I upgrade the 80 hr hard drive to something larger, will I lose the lifetime subscription? I'm not sure where Tivo pulls the ID from.
    If I can upgrade the machine, does anyone have any suggestions as to what and how?
    Sorry if the answers are alredy somewhere in the forum. I searched bu couldn't find anything.
  2. robomeister

    robomeister DVD TiVo Expert

    Feb 4, 2005
    Beltsville, MD
    Welcome to the forum!

    I own several of these TiVos as well, most with LifeTime subscriptions. And I've upgraded the hard drives, too. See my sig below.

    So, to answer your questions:

    Nope, you will not lose your lifetime sub. TiVo pulls the ID from the motherboard in the machine. There is a chip somewhere that has the info.

    To upgrade the hard drive, check out the Upgrade forum here. I suggest going to . Or check out You download a CD disc image (.iso) and create a boot CD. Then put your pioneer drive and a blank drive into a computer and execute the right command. The website has a command generator to help you.

    No problem asking. Someone is bound to point you in the right direction, if you ask nice. :)

    Hope that helps,

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