Peter 'Happy' Thomas (happypete) wrote,
Peter 'Happy' Thomas
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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%)
Tags: polls, television, tivo
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  • Farewell

    photognome died of heart failure yesterday. I don't have words right now.

  • My tweets

    Tue, 11:00: Pulling a full 250 KW and over 1,000 miles per hour charge rate at the new Reston teslamotors #SuperCharger. @ Wieh……

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