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DVR Upgrades Made Easy

Category: Hardware Published on Wednesday, 18 March 2009

WeaKnees Takes the Pain out of Upgrading your TiVo

Michael L. Berman's Blog
June 12 , 2007

The folks at want you to upgrade your digital video recorder.

Specializing in TiVO DVRs, the company offers tons of upgrade kits that will allow you to double (and sometimes triple) the recording capacity of your DVR.

You can either do it yourself by swapping out the DVR's old hard drive for one with more capacity, or you can have the pros at WeaKnees do it for you. Or, if you don't want to lose programs recorded to the old drive, you can easilly add a second one.

I swapped out an old 80 gigabyte drive, replacing it with a 300 gigabyte unit, and the whold process only took about 20 minutes. WeaKnees gives you everything you need (including the tools) making the process extremely easy. Basically it's the same as replacing a drive in a computer: remove a few screws, detach the IDE and popwer cables from the old drive, attach the new drive, and you're done.

The only frustrating part was that the TiVO had to reacquire all of my settings and I had to set up the box as if it was a new installation. You'd think that the manufacturers would store all that information on a flash memory chip on the mother board.

But, that aside, the upgrade was quick and painless.

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