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Well I finally upgraded my Series 1 (Black) to the new model R10. I LOVE it. What an improvement! Pretty much addressed any issues (speed) I had with my previous DirecTiVo but it also created one new one... It only comes in silver and all my other equipment is black. I've seen a lot of interest in a black R10 so I thought some of you might be interested to see how they look painted. The top picture is obviously "before" where I masked off all the buttons and the bottom shots are how it looks now.



Basically all you need is some masking tape, an exacto knife and some black "plastic paint". If you have ever seen an episode of "American Chopper" where Justin or Nub are painting a gas tank, then you probably know the basics of masking. Just run the tip of the exacto knife in the groove around the buttons and peel off the rest (see picture) I also put a square around the DirecTv Logo just to make it look more factory.

If you get any tiny "nicks" or ragged edges around the masking, you can use a black "Sharpie" to touch up and they won't show at all. The picture below shows the twins back in their rack where they belong. :)

 

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I never realized until you posted this just how much silver stands out from all my black home theater components.
 

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myph said:
I never realized until you posted this just how much silver stands out from all my black home theater components.
The Silver color really stood out in my rack too. Virtually EVERYTHING in there is black. The two silver TiVos were all I could see through the glass. Not a huge deal, but I do think this looks better. I think the black is kinda "classy" looking. :D
 

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that looks really good. much better than the sorta zebra stripe look of my stuff.

I have one dtivo on the top shelf - silver
my reciever on the next shelf - black
2nd dtivo on 3rd shelf - silver
svhs vcr below that - black
dvd recorder - silver
comcast motorola hd box - silver
region free dvd player - black
pioneer ld player - black
 

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Edmund said:
I couldn't stand the look of the PSRV83 Proscan vcrs.:)
Really? I rather like them... Of course since they are black you really don't see them in there with the door closed anyway. :D
 

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I just put the lid from a standalone 140 series tivo on each of my silver units. No paint required.
 

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Arcady said:
I just put the lid from a standalone 140 series tivo on each of my silver units. No paint required.
This post is useless without Pictures... :D
Seriously. I have no idea if you are kidding or not, but if you aren't then post a picture. I bet other folks would love to try if that's for real...
 

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This post is useless without Pictures... :D
Seriously. I have no idea if you are kidding or not, but if you aren't then post a picture. I bet other folks would love to try if that's for real...
I forget if it's PTV or Weaknees, but someone out there sells extra/replacement faceplates for TiVos. They'll even give pushbutton front panel controls to a TiVo that didn't have it before.

Apparently they're pretty compatible with any TiVo (except series 1s...grrrrr), so it could be another way of achieving what you've done.

By the way, I thought I noticed a very familiar VCR in that unit. Love the Proscan 83 myself. Have two, one actually working. ( :( )

Missed getting an extra remote (the dubbing controls) on eBay, because some foolish person wanted it to control an RCA TV set and VCR. :eek:

I felt like saying "You can get the RCA version of this remote ANYWHERE! The Proscan version is the only one with the dubbing control buttons! Don't do this to me!"

Some people are just SO insensitive! :p
 

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I'm not sure what good a picture would do, but I have another dead 140060 on order, and I'll take pics when I install the outer parts onto my last silver Samsung 4040 next week.
 

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I have so many electronic devices it useless to try to keep them all one color.
 

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bareyb said:
Well I finally upgraded my Series 1 (Black) to the new model R10. I LOVE it. What an improvement! Pretty much addressed any issues (speed) I had with my previous DirecTiVo but it also created one new one... It only comes in silver and all my other equipment is black. I've seen a lot of interest in a black R10 so I thought some of you might be interested to see how they look painted. The top picture is obviously "before" where I masked off all the buttons and the bottom shots are how it looks now.



Basically all you need is some masking tape, an exacto knife and some black "plastic paint". If you have ever seen an episode of "American Chopper" where Justin or Nub are painting a gas tank, then you probably know the basics of masking. Just run the tip of the exacto knife in the groove around the buttons and peel off the rest (see picture) I also put a square around the DirecTv Logo just to make it look more factory.

If you get any tiny "nicks" or ragged edges around the masking, you can use a black "Sharpie" to touch up and they won't show at all. The picture below shows the twins back in their rack where they belong. :)

Tre Chic!
 

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very very nice.
My dTivo is the only silver piece of equipment I own. Thankfully it's pretty well hidden by the door in my Entertainment Center.
 

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Well, I've had mine for 7 or so years and have found no real reason to replace it. One of these days I'll have to get a new HDTV to replace my similarly ancient 36" XBR2 and will likely get a new reciever with HDMI switching and HDMI/component upconversion. I have replaced the DA50ES' LCD remote control with a Harmony 880 though. ;)
I hate the new silver components though. :( Good job on "fixing" yours. :up:
 
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