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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by conehead65, Feb 26, 2009.
Does anyone know where I get the software for my Toshiba SD-H400 ??? Thanx
Here ya go!
Feels greed grow inside self ... wonders if there is a way to download the software for free??? Heh
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.
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
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.
Since it has TiVo Basic, you can use it without a subscription so its worth trying out.
Can't try it out without a HD.
Yes, I assumed the person had a hard drive since they are looking for a image for it.
I have decided to buy a 1 terabyte hard drive from Amazon for $99.00.
Can you tell me, will this work as it is a Sata drive?
No, you need a ide drive for that TiVo. Only the newer S3/TiVo HDs use SATA drives.
I will buy a 1 terabyte IDe drive then, hopefully for $99.00
I wish I could get it in solid state.
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.
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?
You could, but changing drives is a pain. I put 250GB in my SD-H400, and that was plenty, at least for me.
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.
If you change out the drive all your settings (season passes, etc.) go with it.
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.
Sounds like maybe I should go for the full meal deal.
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.