March 4th, 2009

lookin' good

Our TiVo died

I have an out-of-warranty Series 2 Humax TiVo DVR with DVD recorder. The drive failed; I think it failed because the fan became marginal and the box was overheated. I'm trying to figure out how to proceed. I do have the original [small] drive for backup purposes, so I could probably re-constitute the box, but I'd need to buy a new drive and find a vendor for the suspect fan, at a minimum.

There are other options. Please vote here and also discuss in the comments.

Poll #1359828 DVR dilemna

I think the following are reasonable options:

Buy a replacement drive and restore the TiVo
1(4.5%)
Buy a new TiVo
0(0.0%)
Build a MythTV box
0(0.0%)
Buy a Media Center box
0(0.0%)
Other
1(4.5%)

I think the following is the best option

Buy a replacement drive and restore the TiVo
2(9.1%)
Buy a new TiVo
11(50.0%)
Build a MythTV box
6(27.3%)
Buy a Media Center box
0(0.0%)
Other
3(13.6%)