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DIY Experience: installing internal 2TB HDD in THR-22
Posted 17 January 2012 - 06:58 PM
I simply removed the old drive and replaced it with the Seagate 2TB Green dirve - which I bought at a local BestBuy for $160.
Interestingly enough - the original drive was also manufactured by Seagate. It was a bit thinner, but it fit perfecly into the frame.
The drive was automatically formatted as soon as I powered up the box, then the Tivo logo appeared with the sign.. Just a few more minutes.. And then it simply stalled. A couple red button re-boots did not help - the rebooting sequency simply failed for me.
Then I tried the old CE trick (pressed 0-2-4-6-8 on the Peanut remote) - as soon as the first screen appeared after the reboot.
That forced the software download (18A). As soon as the software was successfully updated - the Box rebooted again - this time all the way through to the guided setup.
The entire experience was quite satisfying (in a geeky kind of way).
The entire enterpise cost me $260 ($100 to DirecTV and $160 to BestBuy for the HDD).
Let me know if anybody else was brave enough for this kind of upgrade?
Posted 17 January 2012 - 07:44 PM
Posted 17 January 2012 - 07:53 PM
However, if the DVR is owned then it yours to do with as you please.
Since it costs 1.66¢ to produce a penny, my 2¢ worth is really 3.32¢ worth. That 3.32¢ is my own and not the 3.32¢ of DIRECTV, Dish, or anyone else for that matter.
Posted 17 January 2012 - 07:59 PM
Sorry Weaknees - anybody with Torx T15 tool-set and a SATA internal HDD can do it - I guess.
I have not tried the external HDD with the THR22 DirecTivo, but I DID install an external eSATA 1.5 TB HDD with my HR24-100 receiver.
The procedure was quite simple - power off the receiver - connect the HDD using eSATA cable to the back of the receiver - power on the HDD - wait for 30 seconds - power on the receiver - wait for the HDD to be formatted and enjoy the your TV.
Posted 17 January 2012 - 08:43 PM
If you would try external drive on your THR22 ... that's would add something new to the site.
Posted 31 January 2012 - 01:32 PM
Posted 09 February 2012 - 03:29 PM
Posted 15 April 2012 - 01:23 PM
Posted 23 May 2012 - 01:36 PM
anybody with Torx T15 tool-set and a SATA internal HDD can do it
I haven't actually removed the screws, because that would risk the wrath of the FBI, NSA, etc., but mine looks more like tamper-resistant T10s...
Posted 23 May 2012 - 04:24 PM
Posted 28 May 2012 - 09:47 AM
Posted 28 May 2012 - 10:55 AM
Hello, would just like to know how the poster got the THR22 for only $100? They've always been $199 as far as I know...
Sometimes customers can qualify for special deal "perks". Or perhaps they just got a very friendly support rep.
Posted 28 May 2012 - 04:41 PM