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Old 02-01-2005, 08:31 PM   #1 (Print)
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What to do with my old tivo?

A pioneer of sort I aquired my first tivo over 4 years ago, and only wishing I bucked up the extra 150 dollars to get the life time subscription at the time, I have no regrets.

Now I have a directv receiver that has a duel tunner tivo built it, and I love it.

But what should I do with my old one, I have stopped paying the monthly service fee and basicly never use it. The hard drive makes way too much noise, its slow and clunky to chanel surf with, and with out the chanel titles to aid in recording it basicly serves no purpose.
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Old 02-01-2005, 08:44 PM   #2 (Print)
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Sell it, maybe?

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Old 02-01-2005, 09:22 PM   #3 (Print)
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being that it cost me 500 dollars and you can get a new one for 50 or 100 bucks after rebate, doesnt seem to make much sense.

Can it be upraded to have an ethernet port or USB or what ever these new tivos use?

The new abilites of the tivo (not sure if they have launched yet) of being able to transter files from your tivo to your computer sounds great. I would pay for that service, and I would pay for a service if I could set and change my recording via the internet like newer tivos can do.

Are any upgrades possible other than a new bigger harddrive?
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Old 02-01-2005, 09:30 PM   #4 (Print)
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There's lots of hacking abilities (not that I've done any of them).

You could sell it on ebay -- series 1s, even without lifetime, sell pretty well. Though it'll nag you, you can use it subscriptionless. (I don't do that either, but I can understand why some would want to -- especially as a recorder only for conflicts.)
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Old 02-02-2005, 07:25 AM   #5 (Print)
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There is a series 1 tivo selling for $177 right on eBay right now. Seeing as how you already had 4 years of use out of yours I would say that it is worth it to sell.
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Old 02-02-2005, 08:51 AM   #6 (Print)
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Whatever you do, don't throw it away. As has been said, people will pay for the privilege of relieving you thereof.
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Old 02-02-2005, 12:12 PM   #7 (Print)
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You can add ethernet, upgrade the drive, and get files off (video extraction is possible, I'll just leav it at that).

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Old 02-02-2005, 12:31 PM   #8 (Print)
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Quote:
Originally posted by roy_hobbs
There is a series 1 tivo selling for $177 right on eBay right now. Seeing as how you already had 4 years of use out of yours I would say that it is worth it to sell.


It's only worth that with lifetime service.
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Old 02-02-2005, 01:05 PM   #9 (Print)
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adding an ethernet card will cost more than it is worth, even at that you will NOT be able to make use of the new stuff coming for Series 2 boxes from TiVo and will instead have to hack it to get any of the functionality.

now the series 1 will give you a better picture quality and if you do hack it you get files off it much more quickly and there is no DRM. If you think such projects are fun then it is very worth it. Otherwise sell it to someone who wants to hack a series 1. But without lifetime it will not go for more than 50 to 100$ I would think.
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Old 02-02-2005, 01:42 PM   #10 (Print)
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I agree you can get $50-$150 for the series 1 non-lifetime unit on ebay or through private sale.

As others have stated you can do numerous things, hacks that is, if your interested in starting down that road.

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