Series 3 HD TiVo Upgrade Information

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by weaknees, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. weaknees

    weaknees Active Member

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    It's still early, but we do have some preliminary information about upgrades for the Series 3 HD TiVo DVRs. Basically, while there are still some details to be worked out, these units appear to be as upgradeable as older TiVos.

    We have some screenshots of an upgrade here:

    http://www.wkblog.com/

    And we'll have more info as it comes.
     
  2. cap

    cap New Member

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    Any prices yet?
     
  3. Agent86

    Agent86 Registered Lurker

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    Excellent!
     
  4. MickeS

    MickeS Active Member

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    Cool. A TiVo that can't be upgraded is like a car that can't be turned into a time machine.
     
  5. andydumi

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    926 hours in sd... overkill? i guess so unless you have 127 season passes like someone in another thread...
     
  6. talmania

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    ++!!!!!!!!!

    I can't WAIT to upgrade! Thanks for the info!
     
  7. bkdtv

    bkdtv New Member

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    Do the production Series3 units have that "warranty void if removed" sticker on the rear of the case, which had to be broken to open the box? Or was that only on preproduction units?
     
  8. Krellis

    Krellis TiVo-tee

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    If they do, I guess that makes it a GOOD thing that TiVo has such a limited warranty :)
     
  9. TexasAg

    TexasAg New Member

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    Would you need to expand the hard drive before the CableCards are installed, or could you do it after?
     
  10. tunnelengineer

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    What size drive did you slap in there in order to get that capacity? Guessing 750 GB?
     
  11. weaknees

    weaknees Active Member

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    Yes, that capacity is with a 750 GB drive.
     
  12. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

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    Yes, the linked page says it's a 750GB drive...
     
  13. cwoody222

    cwoody222 Well-Known Member

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    $799 says their site.
     
  14. talmania

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    Western Digital doesn't even sell a 750GB drive! I thought the SATA connectors on the internal drive were proprietary to Western Digital?? I'm guessing with this news that they aren't??
     
  15. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

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    That's for the unit itself, not the upgrade...
     
  16. tunnelengineer

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    ......(punching self in face for asking noob question that was answered on the linked page I looked at).................................. :mad: :mad: :mad: ...............
     
  17. Canoehead

    Canoehead TiVo since 2004

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    You are correct - can't find one anyway. I guess you could use adaptors to make the funny WD plug fit (or perhaps just cut off the excess bits) and then use an adaptor for the power plug (I've got a bunch of these from some retail kit drives I bought a while ago).


    At any rate, I'd just like to be able to purchase the software and instructions to do the upgrade myself connecting both the new and old drives to my ESATA ports - presumably not in Windows XP?
     
  18. ljg

    ljg New Member

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    Weakness:

    What appears to be the maximum hard drive configuration for upgrade, and will the internal upgrade affect the external Sata when that becomes functional.

    Good work weakness!!!
     
  19. Agent86

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  20. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    It lists the drives as Seagate drives(500GB and 750GB) on Weaknees site. I wonder how they get it to work with the WD connector?
     

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