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lwang wrote:So if I don't pay the subscription fee, is this thing just a paperweight? Or can I press the record button to recording things manually?
U would think it may not work as it needs to download content - BUT you can manually record a specific channel at a specific time for a specific duration...so perhaps you still could do it. We bought lifetime & so far so good - we've had it at least 6 yrs (bought pre-kids, so I know it was before kids) and no problems. I still love it. I have no clue which one we have - that is my Dh's job in this house. He is a techno geek & I am just the poor fool muddling along behind him trying to figure out what buttons on which remote I am supposed to use this week. My Tivo is the only thing easy in that department.
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mvsopen wrote:Check out the many TiVo forums. These babies are Unix-based
They run Linux, which means that they're very easily modified. For example, if you want more storage, you can just buy a huge hard drive and add it to your unit. My old TiVo came with an 80 gig drive (80 hours standard def) so I upgraded it to a 250 gig drive (250 hours). My current DVR has a 2 Tb drive so I can record what I want without having to delete things to manage space. If you have the skills necessary to replace the hard drive in your PC, you can upgrade the drive in your TiVo.
As far as four tuners go, having multiple is a great thing. I don't have to give up recording an episode of The Doctor so my wife can record Woz on DWTS.
mvsopen wrote:But watch out for what service you select. Lifetime is still a better deal, but it means "lifetime of the unit", not you.
I've sold TiVo units on eBay with Lifetime service; that service transferred to the new owners with no hassle. It's a pretty good deal.
Woot! Now 100+ woots for me!
That's 87 woots (Including Twelve Bats On Crack!), 12 Sellout.woots, 8 wine.woots and 4 kids.woots, and finally, 2 shirt.woots!