Which option to choose?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by jonmori, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. jonmori

    jonmori New Member

    Jul 28, 2005


    Greetings all,

    I have two gray single tuner 40 hour series 2 Tivo's. One I got with the lifetime subscription, the other I bought at a yard sale last weekend for $25 (I thought it was a good deal).

    I'm debating putting bigger hard drives in, but don't really know how much longer they will be useful once the digital signal mandate kicks in.

    I have a couple questions that I was hoping you could help me with.

    1. Is there any chance of me being able to transfer my lifetime subscription to a series 3 box? Or will I just have to wait them out until they hopefully offer it again?
    2. If not, is there any size limit on the replacement drive option? IE - if I elected to replace my single drive setup with two 500GB drives is tivo going to be able to use the full 1TB? (does anybody know if 1GB = 1 Hour recording time?)
  2. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

    Aug 23, 2000
    Nashua, NH
    The lifetime transfer option is something that the marketing department holds out as a promotional offer. There is not currently such an offer; who knows if they will ever do it again.

    There is not any practical limit on the drive size with current software, but you have to be careful to use the correct options when setting up such large disks. For standalone TiVos 1 GB gives you about 1.1 hours at basic.
  3. anom

    anom Enlightened

    Apr 18, 2005
    Alternate fonts are fun!!!!
  4. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

    Feb 18, 2004
    Ontario Canada.
    They will be useful as long as you can get an analog signal to them, if at least from an STB of some sort.

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