The TiVo I bought back in January was the bottom of the line, 40 hour in a TiVo branded box. It’s worked great. Right away I added on the USB ethernet adapter so it could talk to home base through my broadband internet rather than dial up because I don’t have a land line – haven’t since ’98. I got the home media option so I can wirelessly stream mp3’s to my tivo, but I hardly ever use that feature.
The problem I’m having is I can only save like one episode of a few shows and they’re automatically deleted after a couple days to make room for upcoming shows. I needed a bigger TiVo. So I watched the deal sites for a economical 160 GB drive (51$ shipped). I bought a slick case adapter for the tivo that allows for an extra fan and a second hard drive. Then all I had to do was burn a boot cd, format the drive, set the jumpers on the internal 40 GB drive to Master, add the second drive and fan to the TiVo, and plug in the machine.
Now I’ve got a dual HD TiVo with 208 hours of recording time, instead of 40, and it was on the cheep. Plus, I didn’t loose any of my settings or old recorded shows.
you should start your own TV show.
May 26, 2004 — 11:26 am
Yeah, TiVo infomercials!
May 26, 2004 — 11:34 am
Hey, won’t that void your Tivo warranty? 😉 heheheheheheheheheheheheh
May 26, 2004 — 6:05 pm
When you use phrases like
“Then all I had to do was burn a boot cd, format the drive, set the jumpers on the internal 40 GB drive to Master, add the second drive and fan to the TiVo”
I ask myself,
HOW COULD THIS HAVE HAPPENED!!!!!!
Tim your scareing me!
May 27, 2004 — 10:27 am
Did I mention I didn’t think this up, I just looked at the pretty picture instructions.
Oh, and yes – warranty gone. I thought I’d try hacking the TiVo before I tore into the xbox.
May 27, 2004 — 11:29 am
You’ll have to let me know how the xbox mod goes – mine is due for an upgrade too. 8- )
May 27, 2004 — 2:06 pm
You confuse me with your gang lingo Mr Conner. In the words of the great Lil’ Jon “WHAT!?!?!?!”
May 27, 2004 — 10:21 pm
What’s TiVo, some sort of new intendo?
May 28, 2004 — 10:47 am
Hacking tiVo says:
There are soo many ways to upgrade TiVo now, and there are more hacks coming out for series 3..I can’t wait..
September 21, 2007 — 7:38 pm