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DirecTV TIVO-using upgraded hard drive from 1 unit to another?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV SD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by sanpablo, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. sanpablo

    sanpablo New Member

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    Hi all, the power supply on my hard drive upgraded Philips DSR704 died.
    I deactivated this unit with DirecTV and had them activate a RCA DVR40
    that I had which has it's original 40gig drive. Can I swap the hard drive
    from the Philips DSR704 to the RCA DVR40 or is the TIVO software specific
    to the different brands? TIA for any advice.
     
  2. codespy

    codespy Ted- Get some free agents NOW!!! DBSTalk Club

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    It should work, however you will need to do a clear and delete everything to marry the hard drive to the receiver. You WILL lose all your recordings.
     
  3. sanpablo

    sanpablo New Member

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    OK, thanks. I figured I could try the swap
    and see what happens but it is good to know
    it should work.
     
  4. RMichals

    RMichals Legend

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    You could have just swapped the power supplies, no clear & delete or calls needed then.
     
  5. sanpablo

    sanpablo New Member

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    yes, I realized that after I had already called DirecTV!!
    I didn't know the power supplies were the same. I did
    the hard drive swap today and I see that internally, the
    units are identical. Another problem I was having with the
    Philips was that I was getting intermittent "searching for
    satellite signal" so I think the tuner was acting up.
    Again, thanks for the help.
     

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