Way to backup DTV HR-250

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  1. rlinsurf

    rlinsurf New Member

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    I just read that there is a way to make a backup of your DTV Tivo unit to your PC.

    I was wondering if this same procedure would work for a DTV HR-250. Would this then backup all my recorded shows as well?

    Also, I noticed that the hack is done using Linux. Does this mean it could be done under Mac OS X? If so, does anyone know how?

    What I'm trying to do is get the programs off the unit so I can upgrade it to the latest Tivo software, as DTV is refusing to update the software.

    Thanks!

    All My Best,
    Jeffrey
     
  2. rlinsurf

    rlinsurf New Member

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    Bump.
     
  3. ttodd1

    ttodd1 Proud Computer Geek

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    Bumping is rude. As for your DTivo - what version of software is on it now? Why do you think DTV is stopping your unit from updating?
     
  4. rlinsurf

    rlinsurf New Member

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    Sorry about the bump.

    It's v6.3d which DTV says is the final update for all their Tivo units, which have now been phased out.

    I just want to get my programs off it and saved so I can update it myself.

    I have a PC if anyone knows how to do it that way. :)

    All My Best,
    Jeffrey
     
  5. ForrestB

    ForrestB New Member

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    If your HR10-250 is plugged into a phone line, it will update automatically to the latest Tivo software.

    You won't loose any shows when the Tivo software update gets installed

    If you want to backup the hard drive, you'll need a PC and \MFSLive
     
  6. rlinsurf

    rlinsurf New Member

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    Hi, Forrest--

    Thanks very much. This looks like just what I needed.

    All My Best,
    Jeffrey
     

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