WeaKnees Interactive Online TiVo Upgrade Instructions

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  1. Nov 6, 2003 #21 of 1023
    weaknees

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    walters -

    I made the change - good catch.

    Michael
     
  2. Nov 6, 2003 #22 of 1023
    vanelin

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    weakness,

    After your help, everything is now working fine with approx 105 hrs of recording time :)

    Now on to my other unit

    Thanks for your help!!! I must say damn you were fast.

    Vanelin

    ps sorry I posted so late on the results, had to let the copy go overnight and I just got home to test

    thanks again
     
  3. Nov 6, 2003 #23 of 1023
    weaknees

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    vanelin -

    Glad to hear it!

    Is the other unit going to be the same upgrade path?

    Michael
     
  4. Nov 6, 2003 #24 of 1023
    vanelin

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    Yes, the other unit should go the same path.

    I've got to quiet down the hard drive (WD 120GB 8MB Caviar) I put in today though before I upgrade the next one since it is a bit too noisy with the drive seeks, so I'm looking for something about that on the forums.

    Thanks
     
  5. Nov 7, 2003 #25 of 1023
    weaknees

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    vanelin -

    We haven't used WD drives for years, but be careful. At one point, the trade-off for quieter drive acoustics was hotter drives - never a good thing.

    Michael
     
  6. Nov 7, 2003 #26 of 1023
    walters

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    Another thing I noticed about the instructions was that it didn't have testing the backup as a step, not even an optional step. Honestly, I have no idea what the consensus is on this (I'm in the process of my first upgrade--waiting on hardware). Is it that if the backup produced no errors that you're good to go?
     
  7. Nov 7, 2003 #27 of 1023
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    We're running Win98 and a modified version of IE 6.0
     
  8. Nov 8, 2003 #28 of 1023
    rnordvik

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    Michael,

    The guide looks great. However, there is a scenario that I am facing now, that is not covered. That is: replacing a bad 'B' drive (in a Sony T60) with a new drive of similar capacity, while saving recordings. If you added that, then I would consider your guide to be about perfect!

    -Rob
     
  9. Nov 9, 2003 #29 of 1023
    weaknees

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    On the list of things to add... hopefully early next week. Good catch!

    Well, for the most part, if one of your drives is bad, making a backup is not likely to product much success. You're probably more likely to be successful if the B drive is bad than if the A drive is bad.

    At any rate, one of the assumptions we're making with the upgrade site (you'll see this on the home page) is that you're starting with a factory TiVo. We are hoping to add more complexity to the site down the road, but for now, to get the site launched, we omitted the complexities involved if you already have an upgraded TiVo and want to modify the configuration.

    As you'll notice, this more complex subject is covered in Hinsdale's guide, which is one reason why our guide is not a complete substitute for Hinsdale's work. We do think, however, that the interactive guide should be included as an additional "go to" resource for first-time upgraders.

    Michael
     
  10. Nov 11, 2003 #30 of 1023
    weaknees

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    Added support for Hughes SD-DVR40, Hughes SD-DVR120, and Samsung SIR-S4120R.

    Michael
     
  11. Nov 12, 2003 #31 of 1023
    Z'Loth

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    Perhaps at the beginning, you need to start off with "Are you using a standalone TiVo or a DirecTV DVR with TiVo?"

    Also, don't all series 2 DVRs have software that is later than 2.5, making that option useless?
     
  12. Nov 12, 2003 #32 of 1023
    weaknees

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    Second note first - good point. I'll add that to the list.

    As far as the first idea - why do that, just to pare down the list of models a bit?

    Michael
     
  13. Nov 13, 2003 #33 of 1023
    walters

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    Just completed a flawless HDVR2 upgrade with these instructions (and your bracket). Thanks! :up:
     
  14. Nov 13, 2003 #34 of 1023
    weaknees

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    OK - among other changes, I added instructions (similar to Robert S's plan) to include making a FAT partition temporarily on your new drive and using that to house a backup file. This is in lieu of adding a FAT partition to an NTFS drive - which is a waste of space.

    Also - I removed the older software question for newer units where it can't apply.

    Michael
     
  15. Nov 14, 2003 #35 of 1023
    ObviousMan

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    Wow! I wish something like this existed when close to 3 years ago I got steal of a deal on 30GB Maxtor (just $80 AC/AR :) ) and replaced the original disk in my 112 unit.
    Nice job! Major cudos!

    OM
     
  16. Nov 15, 2003 #36 of 1023
    tivoupgrade

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    Actually, it did... It was called: The unofficial TiVo Hackers Site

    aka: http://www.tivofaq.com/hack/
     
  17. Nov 15, 2003 #37 of 1023
    ObviousMan

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    I meant the total dummy oriented, simple as they come, type of interactive instructions...
    OM
     
  18. Nov 15, 2003 #38 of 1023
    ObviousMan

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    I meant the total dummy oriented, simple as they come, type of interactive instructions...
    OM
     
  19. Nov 15, 2003 #39 of 1023
    ObviousMan

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    I meant the total dummy oriented, simple as they come, type of interactive instructions...
    OM
     
  20. Nov 15, 2003 #40 of 1023
    curiousgeorge

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    The Pioneer and Toshiba TiVo/DVD units aren't in the guide yet. Is that coming soon?
     

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