Tivo Software?

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  1. conehead65

    conehead65 New Member

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    :rolleyes: Does anyone know where I get the software for my Toshiba SD-H400 ??? Thanx
     
  2. conehead65

    conehead65 New Member

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    Thank you, :)
    Feels greed grow inside self ... wonders if there is a way to download the software for free??? Heh :D
     
  3. DAccardi

    DAccardi Tivo Special Member

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    Noone will publicly tell you that, the owner and creator of InstantCake and DVRupgrade is a member of this forum. It's a worthy investment.
     
  4. conehead65

    conehead65 New Member

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    Thank you, Yes it sure looks to be well worth it, I think that I'll download it, but first, I must figure out if this Tivo is any good or not? I do not know how to tell. I purchased it for $5.00 with no HD or DVD installed. Toshiba SD-H400
    Dave:confused:
     
  5. jmace57

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    Just a comment - I have done the whole MFS tools and D/L of an image thing...and I have used Instant Cake. If your time is worth anything, go with Instant Cake. I couldn't believe how much easier and less time it took. A good use of $20.

    Jim
     
  6. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

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    Since it has TiVo Basic, you can use it without a subscription so its worth trying out.
     
  7. andyf

    andyf Well-Known Member

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    Can't try it out without a HD.
     
  8. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

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    Yes, I assumed the person had a hard drive since they are looking for a image for it.
     
  9. conehead65

    conehead65 New Member

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    rainwater Active Member

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    No, you need a ide drive for that TiVo. Only the newer S3/TiVo HDs use SATA drives.
     
  11. conehead65

    conehead65 New Member

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    Thank You,
    I will buy a 1 terabyte IDe drive then, hopefully for $99.00
    I wish I could get it in solid state. :)
     
  12. lrhorer

    lrhorer Active Member

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    I don't think they make 1T IDE drives. In any case, 1T is an unbelievably large drive size for a Series II class TiVo: the equivalent of about 6T on a Series III TiVo if the user only records HD. You can get a 320G IDE drive for under $60. That's the way I would go on a Series II.
     
  13. conehead65

    conehead65 New Member

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    Thanks, My friend has a few 80 gig's laying around he just offered up.
    Would that be way too small, and I may be able to get a dozen or so for others quite inexpensively, except for the shipping of course. By the way, when I fill an 80 up, can I swap it out for another one and then keep them all in a shoebox?
     
  14. lafos

    lafos Well-Known Member

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    You could, but changing drives is a pain. I put 250GB in my SD-H400, and that was plenty, at least for me.
     
  15. conehead65

    conehead65 New Member

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    Thanks, :)Isn't it just a matter of popping the cover off and plugging it in?
    I mean, besides the software or course, and I would put the image
    software on all of the drives prior to storing them ready for future use.
     
  16. greg_burns

    greg_burns Now in HD

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    If you change out the drive all your settings (season passes, etc.) go with it.
     
  17. lafos

    lafos Well-Known Member

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    You can do that. I think you'd find after a while it's easier to get a large enough drive to not do it. I transfer shows that I want to keep (if copy protection allows) to a PC then to a Windows Home Server. You don't have that option if using TiVo basic service on the Toshiba.
     
  18. conehead65

    conehead65 New Member

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    Sounds like maybe I should go for the full meal deal.
    Thanks :)
     
  19. lrhorer

    lrhorer Active Member

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    Installing a pair of 80s wouldn't be too bad a solution. Add a USB / Ethenet adapter, and you can use TTG to move any surplus to an external server.
     

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