[mythtv-users] Have you switched from Tivo to MythTV?

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Sat Dec 9 22:59:54 UTC 2006

On 12/9/06, Dave Sherohman <esper at sherohman.org> wrote:
> (Replying off-list because, as you mentioned, it's a MythTV list, not a
> Tivo list.)
> On Wed, Dec 06, 2006 at 10:36:43AM -0700, Brian Wood wrote:
> > The "lifetime" deal stays with the machine, not the subscriber, and
> > units with such a deal seem to get a good price on E-Bay and the like.
> >
> > So your lifetime subscription is valuable to somebody, don't throw it
> > away, and even existing monthly deals are worth more than the
> > hardware on the open market these days.
> Do you happen to know where the identifying information for the
> subscription is stored?  My Tivo's hard drive is dead - the thing won't
> even boot - so if the ID is stored there, then the lifetime subscription
> is dead along with it.  If it's stored elsewhere, though, then eBay
> might not be such a bad idea...

on the series 1 they were hard coded to one of the chips on the system
board. Replacing the hard drives on the Tivo is pretty simple and an
easy way to upgrade recording space. Check the Tivo forums, you should
find enough information on the process.

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