Bought a TIVO off ebay.....

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I just bought a Hughes SD DVR TIVO Series 2,, 70 hour DVR for my daughters room. This way I don't have to worry about upgrade commitments. Does anyone still have one of these? ,and do you like it? I was going to get her a 10 250 ,but whats the point if Mpeg 2 HD is going away, Plus they were a little more money. I paid About $60 for it including shipping. Any thoughs or worries would be great to hear. Thanks:)
 
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I have had one of these for years (it was the first DVR I got from Directv) and have never had an issue with it. It should be perfect for your daughter's room.
 
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I have had one of these for years (it was the first DVR I got from Directv) and have never had an issue with it. It should be perfect for your daughter's room.
I've been hearing good things about them, I may give her my R16 and Keep the TiVo for my bedroom if its better. I've seen that people can upgrade the hard drive space on these as well.
 
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Can they upgrade it to 110 hours for less then $100? I can!
I can't say I've priced them for ages. I bought a kit from them about 5 years ago for my stand-alone Tivo and was very happy with it. It included the hard drive, an internal mount, an extra cooling fan, etc.

It can definitely be done for cheaper, but I was very happy with the full kit myself.
 
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I just bought a Hughes SD DVR TIVO Series 2,, 70 hour DVR for my daughters room. This way I don't have to worry about upgrade commitments. Does anyone still have one of these? ,and do you like it? I was going to get her a 10 250 ,but whats the point if Mpeg 2 HD is going away, Plus they were a little more money. I paid About $60 for it including shipping. Any thoughs or worries would be great to hear. Thanks:)

that's about what i paid for my hr10 from ebay. i don't care about the hd. it has the large hard drive for sd and/or i can use it for ota. to answer your question, i have a hughes series 2 35 hr model unit and a samsung 70 hr unit. had no problems with either.
 
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I'm looking foward to trying it. If its as great as I hear. I may get a 2nd one and Drop the R16. I'm not to impressed with that R16 DVR. It acts to much like my H20 did.
 
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I can't say I've priced them for ages. I bought a kit from them about 5 years ago for my stand-alone Tivo and was very happy with it. It included the hard drive, an internal mount, an extra cooling fan, etc.

It can definitely be done for cheaper, but I was very happy with the full kit myself.
I saw thier upgrades and prices, I'll give weaknees a look for sure, once I make sure my Receiver is in proper working order.
 
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You can upgrade it yourself with mfstools for the price of a larger hard drive, which is pretty low these days. I have a (deactivated) HDVR2 which I upgraded from 40 to 105 hours and it worked great. I'll probably sell it one of these days or pull the drive to put into an old PC.
 
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I have a Samsung 70 Hr DTIVO and I love it. I also have three R-15s, but I am no way impressed with them. My DTIVO is my main DVR, the others just record stuff that conflicts with programs already set on my DTIVO.:D
 
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