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TIVO Roamio upgrade, lost tuners

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by Pete P, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. Pete P

    Pete P New Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    Is there any instruction on how to use KMMTG? Can you offload shows from the premium channels?
  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

    Apr 6, 2000
    SF Bay Area
    If they are copy-protected, no.
  3. Pete P

    Pete P New Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    I don't understand why they do not make expanders solid state drives. SSD drives never crash.
  4. Series3Sub

    Series3Sub Well-Known Member

    Mar 14, 2010
    SSD's have limited RE-write life. DVR's are all about recording, and re-recording onto the HDD. Even assuming wear leveling, an HDD is going to last longer for DVR use, despite some SSD maker claims of virtually endless re-write life. I have a few HDD's in my TiVo's going on 6 years. However, in the coming years, I can see technology solving the problem and making SSD for DVR use common. Also SSD's are still far MORE expensive than HDD's, So TiVo and other companies that provide DVR's still use HDD's because of economies.

    I do believe there are a few people on this forum who have installed SSD. As for me, it is not so much the re-write life as it is the COST of SSD's today, and I would want an SSD of great capacity and from a really good company/brand, both of those mean a LOT of money compared to what I can get for an HDD, and replacing the HDD in S5 and forward TiVo's is a breeze task to perform theses days.
  5. chicagobrownblue

    chicagobrownblue Well-Known Member

    May 29, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    A new 1TB drive on Amazon is $62.99. I don't see why you've spent all this time on a used drive. I ponied up ~$100 for a new 3TB drive. Installation was a breeze.
  6. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

    Nov 25, 2003
    Yeah, perhaps the OP wasn't aware how easy it is to install new drives in Roamio and BOLT models, since they don't require the special OS pre-installation procedures of older models. (Roamios being easiest owing to the 3.5" form factor).

    Reiterating, for Roamios and BOLTs...

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