Tivo Series 2

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  1. hsmith

    hsmith New Member

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    I have an old Tivo Series 2, without lifetime service. I used it for several years with no problems, but eventually replaced it with a DVR from the cable company. So it's been sitting on a shelf for several years now, unused and not plugged in. However, it is scratch- and dust-free and I believe it is still in good working order. I also have the original peanut remote control and a SpeedStream USB Ethernet Adapter. (See linked photos).

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    My questions are:

    1. Is this machine worth anything today if, e.g., I tried to sell it on eBay?

    2. Is it capable of recording OTA signals from an antenna? (I assume that there would be no grid-style program guide that way).

    -- Hank
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2018
  2. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    A similar inquiry that might prove informative: Tivo Series 2.

    Sadly, worth little--parts.
     
  3. hsmith

    hsmith New Member

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    Thanks for pointing out the other thread, Mike. That's what I was afraid the answer would be.

    Is there a market for just the peanut remote?

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  4. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    I would think so--remotes can get wonky or just old-looking over time. I actually had looked into getting a replacement Series2 remote years back (but ended up upgrading to a new box).

    A possibility: offer the box + accessories on eBay and include a "Make your best offer" option. If that doesn't work, offer the remote alone, similarly. If I recall correctly, when I had looked at remotes a few years ago, I was finding them at around $10-$15 on the low end (perhaps a few were below that?).
     

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