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Old 02-21-2005, 03:03 PM   #1 (Print)
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Help With My Phillips DSR704

What's the best way to keep the fan clean?
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Old 02-21-2005, 03:06 PM   #2 (Print)
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Other then cleaning it out manually with an air can,

You could get one of the "fan" filters for PC's and place that on the outside of your case over the fan opening.

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Old 02-21-2005, 03:07 PM   #3 (Print)
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Ok thanks - just wondering - I guess opening it up would be a bad idea?
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Old 02-21-2005, 03:23 PM   #4 (Print)
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Only thing bad about it is that you void your warranty... Probably 75% or more of us here on this board have cracked the case open...

Not a big deal.. It is just a specilized computer.

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Old 02-21-2005, 03:27 PM   #5 (Print)
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Standard, yet very important warning!!!

The power supply is unsheilded. Let the unit sit unplugged for 5 minutes or more before opening and don't touch the power supply.

Other than that, have at it.
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Old 02-21-2005, 03:30 PM   #6 (Print)
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good point about the power supply - ZAP!!!
Say Matt your DSR704 records up to 120hrs? is that by way of an upgrade?
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Old 02-21-2005, 03:40 PM   #7 (Print)
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good point about the power supply - ZAP!!!
Say Matt your DSR704 records up to 120hrs? is that by way of an upgrade?




hard drive upgrades are up to 250GB drives, anything more than that become more complicated, go to the thread "moving to 4.x" more can be done to the unit, read away

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Old 02-21-2005, 03:42 PM   #8 (Print)
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Old 02-21-2005, 03:55 PM   #9 (Print)
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good point about the power supply - ZAP!!!
Say Matt your DSR704 records up to 120hrs? is that by way of an upgrade?



Yeah, I dropped a 160GB in relatively early in my TiVo experience. There is a limit with the current DirecTiVo software that only lets it see 137GB which equals 120 hours +/-. There are more involved hacks that will let you address larger HDs by replacing the kernel. If you are just interested in increasing your capacity, I'd wait for the new software (6.2) that supposed to be pushed out by DirecTV sometime soon. Reports are it has the newer kernel that will allow native support for larger drives and you can get full capacity.

If you feel more adventurous though, feel free to poke around and find out all the other cool hacks available. You can do some pretty cool stuff, especially if you save your original HD as a backup in case you muck something up with the new one.

Good luck and happy research.
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Old 02-21-2005, 03:56 PM   #10 (Print)
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Replacing the 40gb in the DSR704 with a 120gb hard drive will give you 105hrs of recording time. Takes about 20 minutes to do an upgraded where you don't save your previous recordings.

Note: Until v6.2 comes down, you will only be able to upgraded to a max of 137gb. Unless you attempt one of the v4 upgrades, or other hacks to give you lba48 support.

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Old 02-21-2005, 04:01 PM   #11 (Print)
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That's how Earl can have such a high post count.

He just said in two sentences what it took me 2 paragraphs to say.
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