TiVo: Goodbye old friend

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by lrhorer, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. lrhorer

    lrhorer Active Member

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    Well, it happened. Last night my trusty old Philips Series I TiVo up and died. 'Looks like a complete hard drive failure. I bought it 'way back in 1999. I could probably try some CPR, but at this point I'm not sure it's worth the trouble. I'm going to kind of miss the old guy, though. It's got a TuboCache card installed. I wonder if anyone wants one?
     
  2. section128drunk

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    if it's a lifetime unit from back then I imagine you'll have a few takers.. the Turbo cards sell regularly on ebay
     
  3. lrhorer

    lrhorer Active Member

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    No, its lifetime service was transferred to an S3 'back in 2006.
     
  4. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    If it was purchased in 1999 it should be able to record by time and date without a sub. Both of my Sonys were built in September of 2000 (right before the cutoff date) and they're eligible.

    Someone may want it for that reason.
     
  5. lafos

    lafos Well-Known Member

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    My old Philips has been gathering dust for a few years. It worked the last time I tried it, but since it can't MRV, I haven't used it. It has the turbonet card, too. That was a nice add-on. Definitely a rugged box.
     
  6. Fl_Gulfer

    Fl_Gulfer Tivo's R Us

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    I have one of those to but haven't used it since 1999 I got it when TIVO first started and used it for awhile and got Directv and got there unit.
     
  7. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

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    Do you mean does anyone want the card?

    Me, me, me!

    The entire unit? Already have one, wouldn't want to pay shipping on another.

    Was that the original drive that died?
     
  8. jlb

    jlb Go Pats!

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    Not very usable.......My AT&T Series 2 could do that. But it became unusable. By being disconnected from mother ship, it never got the update for the new DST switch. Add general clock drift (also worsened by not being able to talk to mother ship) to that and it is becoming a door stop.

    I need to remove it from my stack as it is just eating up KwH.
     
  9. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

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    I think the S1s that were pre-October 2000 were allowed to still call in to set the clock without a sub.
     
  10. shaown

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    I have a series 1 sitting in my storage (unsubbed) gathering dust.
    -Shaown
     
  11. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    Exactly. You may have to get them to send an unlock command to it and most customer service reps don't know beans about that, but keep trying. If all else fails try a PM to one of the TiVo employees here.
     
  12. lrhorer

    lrhorer Active Member

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    I think you may want to re-read my original post. I am well aware the un-subbed 1999 S1 was able to record manually - I have been using it for four years that way. It's dead, though. It would only be good for parts, and I can't imagine a 1999 S1 sold for parts to be worth posting. I've been trying to sell a fair amount of brand new equipment on e-bay and have not yet had a buyer.
     
  13. lrhorer

    lrhorer Active Member

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    I may decide to take a look at the unit this weekend. If I decide against trying to resurrect it I'll drop you a PM.

    No. I'm not sure if I have the original drive laying around, or not.
     
  14. jimmy1

    jimmy1 New Member

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    Hi Irhorer. its happen some time. Hard ware mey crash some time.
    So we have always update our backup files or drivers, this prevent from data base loss,
     
  15. lrhorer

    lrhorer Active Member

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    I sent you a PM.
     

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