what's the latest with mydvr expander usability?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by dubluv, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. dubluv

    dubluv tivo lover

    Mar 3, 2006


    since the latest s/w update, i can't use the mydvr expander. has there been any news regarding the WD expander and the newest s/w version? i don't like looking at a $200 brick sitting next to my tivoHD.
  2. jamiepaulson

    jamiepaulson New Member

    Oct 23, 2007
    I just bought a DVR Expander this past weekend to use with my TiVo HD, and it is working just fine. I checked the system information page and it showed the correct number of hours of recording space. Hopefully you figure out what is going on soon!
  3. RonDawg

    RonDawg Well-Known Member

    Jan 12, 2006
    I am one of those who was forced to divorce the My DVR Expander from its attached TiVoHD after the 9.4 update. Once divorced, the TiVoHD began working properly again.

    Before going on a week's vacation, I decided to be bold and reattach the My DVR Expander. To be on the safe side, I scheduled redundant recordings on my Series 2 model (which is my bedroom TiVo) wherever I could.

    I came back a couple of days ago, and so far every recording made since I left town has played back fine.
  4. janry

    janry New Member

    Jan 2, 2003
    Nashville, TN
    WD replaced mine and the new one has been running fine for over 3 weeks now. I did notice the new one has a different model number than the old one.
  5. cdp1276

    cdp1276 Member

    Mar 24, 2003
    Portland, OR


    Same here and been over a month for me. However an issue I still have is that when fast forwarding the picture goes black and I can't see the show. It keeps fast forwarding and I have to guess when to press play. Very annoying and doesn't happen on my other S3 that has a different external hard drive.
  6. windracer

    windracer joined the 10k club

    Jan 3, 2003
    St. Pete, FL
    I just had my expander replaced by WD as well. It had been running fine on 9.4 and then the drive died. The new one has been working fine.
  7. tiassa

    tiassa Me --Avatar

    Jul 2, 2008
    My expander is working just fine, after the 9.4 update. I had a couple of weird things happen, but they were related to the fact that the expander wasn't on a UPS, while the TIVO was (I've since fixed this).
  8. MichaelK

    MichaelK Active Member

    Jan 10, 2002
    it seems for whatever reason 9.4 beats on external hard drives harder then previous versions.

    So drives that might have been at the cusp get pushed over the edge with 9.4

    No idea what they might have done to make the external drive work harder.
  9. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

    Sep 21, 2004
    It could also be that particular channel is switching formats. I have noticed TNT-HD doing this a lot lately during commercials (switching to 720p during some of the commercials). If you run in native mode your TV probably doesn't switch to that format in time to see anything but black.

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