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

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#1 OFFLINE   sanpablo


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Posted 25 August 2010 - 07:59 PM

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.

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#2 OFFLINE   codespy


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Posted 25 August 2010 - 10:26 PM

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.

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#3 OFFLINE   sanpablo


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Posted 26 August 2010 - 12:58 AM

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

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 02:52 AM

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

#5 OFFLINE   sanpablo


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Posted 26 August 2010 - 06:04 PM

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.

Edited by sanpablo, 28 August 2010 - 01:42 AM.

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