1 TB DirecTiVos?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV DVR with TiVo Discussion' started by Mark Holtz, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. Dec 8, 2011 #1 of 32
    Mark Holtz

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    Hmmm... I want to get my hands on the new DirecTiVo when they come out... eventually... but first I have to get a HDTV.

    One thing that I noticed is that the internal drive is only 500GB. I know that hard drive prices are insane at this time, but are there plans to have either a 1TB or a 1.5TB version of the DirecTiVo?
     
  2. Dec 8, 2011 #2 of 32
    sbl

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    You can plug in a larger drive, up to 2TB, using the eSATA port. I must admit that 500GB for the internal drive seems ludicrously small for a 2012 product.
     
  3. Dec 8, 2011 #3 of 32
    davring

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    In reality it is a 2007 product with Tivo software.
     
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    And personally I don't think that the Hard Drive prices are all that high. Compare them to a few years ago or even a few months ago, they are actually pretty cheap. This is all going on online prices not at a B&M store. A few years ago I bought a 500g HDD for my old Moxi DVR from charter and payed darn near $200 Now they are giving those 500g drives away for what $60.

    And you have said yourself that you are only recording SD (for now I guess) so you have that much more space for SD over HD. I know I know for now, it's not future proofing yourself at all, just wanted to say it.

    Also you will have to use the esata port on the back since these are leased boxes and you can't open them up. Keep that in mind. You may have some run ins with the HDD talking to the receiver.
     
  5. Dec 8, 2011 #5 of 32
    Stuart Sweet

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    eSATA should be supported. At this time all THR22s will be leases, so your customer agreement prohibits you from upgrading the drive.
     
  6. Dec 8, 2011 #6 of 32
    Mark Holtz

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    The cheapest 1 TB hard drive at the moment from NewEgg is a Hitachi. Until October 20th, 2011, the price was $65. From October 29th until December 5th, the price was $149, although the price has since decreased to $129. (Source: http://camelegg.com/product/N82E16822145533 ). The flooding in Thailand has caused manufacturing issues across all manufacturers, which, in turn, has caused a dramatic price hike.

    And, as a FYI, even the 500GB hard drives were affected. Again, the price went from $39 to $99, before settling on the current $85 (Source: http://camelegg.com/product/N82E16822145299 ).

    This has been [thread=198250]a thread about the hard drive price increases as well[/thread].
     
  7. Dec 8, 2011 #7 of 32
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    Actually if you have checked lately prices have almost doubled in some cases due to flooding in Thailand, the hard drive manufacturing capital of the world.
     
  8. Dec 8, 2011 #8 of 32
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    And the latest model HR series HD-DVR has what size drive?

    Anyone wants larger on HR series needs to go eSATA.

    If/When they come out with a HR25 what size drive do you expect will be in it. My Guess...TaDa......... 500Gb. They are inexpensive and large enough for most users.

    Power users will need eSATA.
     
  9. Dec 8, 2011 #9 of 32
    P Smith

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    HR34 - 1TB.
     
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    It also has 5 tuners so essentially it breaks down to 500GB per pair of tuners.
     
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    I have a 2TB drive on my existing HR21 via eSATA, so I hope I can just move that to my TH22 when it shows up next week, sure i'll lose what's on there, but I'll have 400 hours of HD on my shiny new DirecTivo!
     
  12. Stuart Sweet

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    Let us know how it works!
     
  13. blll000093

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    will it supplement or replace the internal HD ?
     
  14. blll000093

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    That was DIRECTVS wants - not TIVOS
     
  15. blll000093

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    NOPE - that is 400gb per pair of tuners with the 5th having 200gb

    or in other words it las less per tuner of recording space than 2 year old model of hr24
     
  16. TBoneit

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    You got me, I forgot about that one. I should have said HR-2X's
     
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    Replace
     
  18. joshjr

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    External would still be an option.
     
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    If my 1.5TB esata drive works with my HR20-700, is it likely to work with the new tivo?
     
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    Yes it should but it will delete any programing on the drive with the switch to the Tivo box.

    And thanks all for the heads up on the HDD prices... didn't know of the flooding! :)
     

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