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Re: [TiVo Central] FIOS Cablecard for Series 2 Dual Tuner Ken Gunther Mon Apr 02 01:00:09 2012

        Thanks for the info on the IDE to SATA converters, I was wondering if 
they would work. I used a bootable MFS CD to upgrade my TiVo from 80 to 
160GB and will try a SATA drive on the TiVos that have not been upgraded 
yet.

                        Ken G.

On 2012-03-27 12:26, Glen Farney wrote:
> The opposite is also true, watching SD shows on an HDTV, the Tivo HD does a
> pretty good job of upscaling the video.
>
> One warning for those who might switch to a Tivo HD.  Any show that's
> broadcast
> digitally will be recorded as broadcast, no "quality" adjustment can be
> made, as
> such you can't control how much space that show takes up on the drive.
> Not a
> big deal for digital shows in SD, but HD shows can take up huge
> space.  The base
> model Tivo HD is only good for 20 hours of HD recording.  If you're only
> recording SD shows, I think you can get 180 hours or so at basic
> quality.  I
> upgraded initially to a 320g drive from Weaknees to double those
> numbers, and
> more recently to a 1TB drive for a comfy 150 hours of HD, or some rediculus
> amount of SD recordings.
>
> Oh, and a side note for anyone considering upgrading one of the older Tivos
> before the SATA drives were used, IDE drives are getting harder to find,
> and are
> more expensive.  You can install a SATA drive into an older Tivo using an
> adapter like this one
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812240012
> I use WinMFS and copied the drive data to the new SATA drive, and while
> the copy
> seemed to hang up, I tried the drive and it was working just fine.  1TB
> drives
> are getting cheap, and give you over 1,000 hours at basic quality.  I
> usually
> use the AV type drive, but I know other drives work too, though they may
> run
> hotter, make more noise, and not last as long, but a 1TB drive is under
> $100
> these days I think.
>   Glen
>
> ----- Original Message ----
>  > From: Brian Hartsfield <[EMAIL PROTECTED] <mailto:bh%40tronstar.com>>
>  > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <mailto:tivocentral%40yahoogroups.com>
>  > Sent: Tue, March 27, 2012 9:22:24 AM
>  > Subject: Re: [TiVo Central] FIOS Cablecard for Series 2 Dual Tuner
>  >
>  > I agree.  I have three tivo HDs and one is on a TV that is only SD
> but not
>  > having to mess with a cable box, getting to record two digital channels,
>  > and still being able to transfer HD programs from my other units to that
>  > one and still watch them (though in SD) all make it very worthwhile to me
>  > to have it on a SD TV.
>  > --
>  > Brian Hartsfield  CCNA, CCDA
>  > AIM: kd4aej                                    Twitter: Krandor1
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>  >
>  > On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 7:24 AM, Bill Kearney <[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> <mailto:wkearney%40gmail.com>> wrote:
>  >
>  > >
>  > > The advantage to a Tivo HD is that it easily down-scales the video
>  > > output from HD channels to work with an older TV.  One of ours does
> just
>  > > that, supplying all FIOS channels to an older 32" CRT television.
>  > >
>  > > Lifetime is fine and all, but that carries over a 'lifetime' of hassles
>  > > trying to wrestle with using a set top box, while only having a single
>  > > tuner for recordings.  You might want to call Tivo and be aggressive
>  > > about haggling for a deal on replacing that S2DT with something new,
>  > > along with lifetime for it.
>  > >
>  > > -Bill
>  > >
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