Saving shows with Tivo Desktop...

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by Thos19, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. Thos19

    Thos19 Member

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    I am considering buying a 2TB upgrade drive for my Series 3 from "dvr-dude" on ebay based on positive reactions here on this forum and ebay feedback.

    I have done upgrades in the past for both my Series 3 (to the current 1TB) and my older Series 1's. But since no one else seems to know how to get a 2TB to work on a Series 3, I thought I'd take the plunge.

    However, I'd rather not fork over the extra $50 for them to copy the recordings of my old drive to the new one.

    I regularly copy shows to my PC using Tivo Desktop, and re-upload later.

    My question: would I be able to back up my unwatched shows from the old HD to my PC, and then reload them to the new HD? Or will I get a copyright error, or something like that.

    Anyone ever try something similar? I guess I could always watch the remaining unwatched shows on my PC after the upgrade.

    Thos.
     
  2. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    Except for programs that your cable company marks as copy protected it will work fine. You won't be able to transfer those shows to your PC in the first place.
     

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