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

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Sat Dec 9 23:12:04 UTC 2006

On Dec 9, 2006, at 3:59 PM, Steven Adeff wrote:

> On 12/9/06, Dave Sherohman <esper at sherohman.org> wrote:
>> 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.

I think that is the case with the series 2 units as well. My  
understanding is that if the unit dies you are pretty well screwed.

You might want to check with the WeakKnees folks about drives that  
are already formatted in the required way, but it may well turn out  
that your best bet is to transfer the lifetime license to a series 3  
unit and then try and sell that, if you have the cash available in  
the short term to cover the transfer time.

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