Switching to OTA and HD TIVO from DTV

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by nolanski, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. nolanski

    nolanski New Member

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    Ok need to save some $$$ and OTA and Tivo looks like the right move right now.

    I already have a proper antennae no issues there.
    I also understand that my 750 GB SEAGATE ESATA drive will not function with the Tivo correct?

    Used to have a HR10-250 that we loved.
    I'm looking forward to the networking features along with the Netflix and Rhapsody support.

    Anything I should know about that isn't in the stickies?
     
  2. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

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    On a S3, eSATA drives aren't restricted. But on a TiVo HD (XL), you a restricted to the TiVo branded drive. However, you can use WinMFS or other MFS tools to make any external drive work. However, it will require hooking the internal and esata drive up to a PC.
     
  3. nolanski

    nolanski New Member

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    The restriction only applies to the XL?
     
  4. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

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    And the TiVo HD.
     
  5. richsadams

    richsadams Well-Known Member

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    TiVo HD and HDXL as rainwater pointed out.

    A visit to the Official eSATA Drive Expansion and Drive Upgrade FAQ sticky thread is in order. It has everything you need to know about upgrading your TiVo including recommended hard drives and Section V covers internal upgrades. The process is very simple.
     
  6. phecksel

    phecksel Member

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    and those couple of programs you really hate to miss, are probably available from amazon as a DL to your new Tivo.

    I made the switch about 18 months ago and absolutely love it, and the savings :)
     

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