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Supersized New THR22 DirecTiVos On The Way From WeaKnees

Discussion in 'DIRECTV DVR with TiVo Discussion' started by sbiller1, Dec 13, 2011.

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  1. leres

    leres Mentor

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    A guy I know tried it "in real" with two different PCs. The drive was the 500GB Seagate Pipeline HD. One system hung with a bios drive error and the other booted the mfstools 2.0 iso which had previously been used to upgrade two different HR10-100's but gave continuous kernel disk seek errors.

    I was hoping to hear from someone who managed to get further.
     
  2. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    For a leased box? They are kidding right?
     
  3. RobertE

    RobertE New Member

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    Nope. The fleecing has begun.
     
  4. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    ...and how! :eek2:
     
  5. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    ...or we can get an eSATA enclosure and put our own 2TB and, if need be, you can replace it multiple times and you'd still be ahead of the game.

    Mike
     
  6. Mark Holtz

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    If people are willing to spend that type of money for increased recording capacity from a internal drive, maybe DirecTV should be thinking about offering it on their stock product. Of course, this would be when the hard drive drop to a more reasonable level.
     
  7. sbiller1

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  8. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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  9. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

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    With E-Sata and SOC I don't think they'll see the business they used to. Now they'll just get the people who have ordered from them before and don't bother doing any research.
     
  10. Drew2k

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    You may be able to add "USB Drive" to the list as well...

    I was looking at new routers yesterday morning and picked up the Netgear WNDR3800. It has a USB port on the back and says it can extend TiVo storage, so I'm going to try it with my TiVo Premiere to see if and how it works.

    With all of these other options there's no reason to pay exorbitant prices at Weaknees!
     
  11. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    FYI it might work with a SA TiVo but it won't work with the thr22.
     
  12. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    eSATA ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_ATA
     
  13. davidjplatt

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    Just because there is an eSata port on the box doesn't mean it's supported the same way that a stock HR22 supports eSata.

    I suspect the hard drive is partitioned differently than the DirecTV HR-22 because of the way Tivo works. On all of the TiVos that were originally made for DirecTV, you could not just plug in a drive and have it work. It had to be setup correctly.

    The original TiVos partitions for system software, guide data, meta data versus the recordings, showcases, season passes, etc. I seriously doubt that the TiVo software fits completely in the ePROM on the box.

    The discrepancy between recording capacities could certainly be due to Season Passes (unlimited), Suggestions, etc. versus the Series Manager on the standard box as well as guide data storage, etc. It could also be that some of the TiVo software is located on the hard drive and not just in ePROM.
     
  14. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

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    No partitioning or anything is needed this has already been confirmed. External drives with eSATA work as well just plug them in.
     
  15. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    That's right, eSATA does work.
     
  16. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

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    With a premier you could also use a http://www.readynas.com/?p=4324 they see those easily as well.
     
  17. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    You may be right, regardless that capability isn't forthcoming for THR22s.
     
  18. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

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    Correct I didn't mean to imply that it would as I stated it was for Premier.

    External eSATA is going to be the largest way for people.
     
  19. WSUPolar

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    [strike]I tried three eSATA enclosures for my THR22, even the Antec MX1 that's long worked on my HR21.

    In the end, i cracked the case, was only 5 security torx, to pull off the top. Pulled the 500GB and slapped in a WD Green 2TB.

    Took me longer to pull apart the MX1 to get my HD out than it did to open the THR22 and pull it's HD out.

    302 Hours HD/2600 SD capacity now.

    IE The TiVo software IS on the ePROM.[/strike]

    All well and good, nothing to see here.

    The sticker on the back says my warranty was voided. Oh well.

    /edited per below comment
     
  20. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    That's all cool, except your customer agreement forbids you doing that unless you actually own the equipment.
     
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