Series3 eSATA Drive Expansion: FAQ + Discussion

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by bkdtv, May 5, 2007.

  1. richsadams

    richsadams Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2003


    FYI, this thread is very old and outdated. Check out the current Official eSATA Drive Expansion: FAQ + Discussion sticky thread for more up to date info.

    No official TiVo blessed 1TB to date. And if there were going to be one this year it would be by this date IMHO.

    A DIY or off the shelf 1TB eSATA drive can be found for less than $150 now. A couple of forum members are successfully using the Fantom Green 1TB drive which has for about $125 right now.

    I'd wager by the time you get back there'll be one, but then I thought there would be one by now as well so....:confused:

    Thanks for the feedback on Slingbox. I've been debating getting one. The downside is that most of the places where I stay have wireless broadband, some still haves 802.11b, so I'm not so sure it will work very well for me.

    Travel safely!
  2. Dec 1, 2008 #2122 of 2123

    gatzke New Member

    Dec 28, 2007
    Our Tivo is on a wired network at home, but we are using wireless over in Germany and it seems to work fine. The player says something like 350 kbs all the tiime. I don't think we bought a N, just b I think. Right now it says 54 mbs.

    The biggest problem is the occasional hiccup across the atlantic, but you usually just lose tv for a few seconds if that and that is fairly rare (but comes in storms).

    The lag is annoying, but bearable if you are patient.

    Now my only problem is the closed captioning turned on and we aren't getting any volume and the tovo won't turn it off... very odd....
  3. Dec 1, 2008 #2123 of 2123

    richsadams Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2003
    Can you have anyone at home reboot your TiVo (unplug it, wait 10 seconds or so and plug it back in)? That may cure the CC issue.

    Thanks for the Slingbox recommendation. If it can make it across the Atlantic w/o too much trouble it should work across one or two states! Watching TV in hotels is utterly painful.

    BTW, 54 mbps would be 802.11g. 802.11b would be 11 mbps. :eek:

    Thanks again! :up:

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