Supersized New THR22 DirecTiVos On The Way From WeaKnees

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  1. sbiller1

    sbiller1 Cool Member

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  2. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member

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    ...with an outrageous price tag.
     
  3. sbiller1

    sbiller1 Cool Member

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    Have they published a price yet?
     
  4. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    THR22 going to be an owned box? If not, how can they "supersize" the internal drive without violating DirecTv dealer policy?
     
  5. Drew2k

    Drew2k New Member

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    When's the InstantCake coming out? That'll be the most economical route ...

    Oh wait - the THR22 is leased, so you can't open it to replace the drive.

    (Is InstantCake still even sold ?)
     
  6. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't need to be for me to know they'll charge a ridiculous price like they do for all their "upgrades."
     
  7. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

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    IIRC weaknees does warranty their stuff though so I'm sure that's part of it. However I still think their prices have always been over priced but the old TiVo's didn't support external and the new ones do.
     
  8. Mark Holtz

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    Richardson,...
    302 hours of HD programming = 12.5 days of HD programming
    2641 hours of SD programming = 110 days of SD programming = 3.5 months of SD programming.

    Yessss...... and when I upgraded my DirecTiVo back in 2004, I got the upgrade bracket from them.

    Lets just wait for the price of hard drives to drop again. I wonder how well this will work with the "green" drives verses regular drives.
     
  9. ejjames

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    I have a 1.5TB external drive connected to my HR20-700. My rough calculations show about 400 hours of MPEG-4 HD. I can't imagine why the tivo would be that different. Why would they show just over 300 hours of HD on a 2TB drive. The only explanation that comes to mind is they are factoring a lot of MPEG-2 recording via OTA.
     
  10. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    The phrase "they’ve been able to perform their magic on it" ... yeah, MAGIC ? To procure $$$$ price, sure.
     
  11. dirtyblueshirt

    dirtyblueshirt Under Suspicion

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    One could just as easy plug a 2TB eSATA drive into the back for the same effect at a substantially cheaper price.
     
  12. Mike Bertelson

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

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    Weaknees does upgrade but without ownership guarantees.

    If the new DirecTiVo will be like the DIRECTV receivers it’s likely it will be a lease...unless you can convince the CSR on the phone that it should be owned.

    The following is from Weaknees online FAQ. (Link)

    Further, if a year or two down the line the drive fails you can't get a replacement if you want the larger capacity. If you have it replaced it will be with whatever they give you with a new commitment. Even with the PP you still can't get the larger capacity. Your only option is to replace the drive yourself.

    Mike
     
  13. Jerry_K

    Jerry_K Godfather

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    Weaknees is the only place I could find with a refurb Phillips DirecTiVo box to replace the one I have that is going bad. And they have always been a higher priced spread.
     
  14. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    If you would ask here, I would find working one (with original 40 GB drive) ...
     
  15. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Weaknees has always had a "unique" interpretation of what their status as DIRECTV equipment dealers allows them to do. I don't know if there's some sort of deal in place there, since DIRECTV hasn't seen fit to shut them down after nearly 10 years of opening equipment before sending it to customer.
     
  16. am7crew

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    Exactly, couldnt agree more. If you have a little confidence and willing to follow instructions all the upgrades they charge out of the *** for are simple.
     
  17. leres

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    Has anybody published instructions for the THR22 yet? From what I've heard, the 500GB Seagate has some sort of protection installed on it; you can't just hook it up to a PC and do a binary copy of it.
     
  18. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    'heard' is not counting here - wait for someone who will check it in real
     
  19. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

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    from this link:

    Stock THR22 w/500GB - $199.99
    upgraded to 1TB - $399.99
    upgraded to 1.5TB - $499.99
    upgraded to 2TB - $599.99
     
  20. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member

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    :lol::lol::lol: Seriously???? A $400 increase for a 2 TB drive? :lol::lol::lol:
     
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