Advertisements So, I bought my Tivo Roamio with the 3-year extended warranty for $39.99 and lifetime service directly from Tivo back in May of 2014. Tonight, it started making loud grinding noises for almost a minute, responding very slowly to the remote. After a short while, it rebooted by itself and has been stuck on the startup screen for almost half an hour now. I suspect that the hard drive is broken after almost 4 years in service. Does the extended warranty expire on May of this year? I'm thinking on whether I should replace the hard drive or send it back for warranty. Anyone sent it back and how was the experience? I wonder if they will send a refurbished unit or an upgraded Bolt if they are out of stock on the older models. Is installing a hard drive easy? Which brand, type, and model do you suggest? Please share your thoughts on this. Thanks in advance.