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  Reply # 540514 2-Nov-2011 22:31
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aaron11: wow good price mate


It was for the ex GF who would have gone up to $240 so even with the courier cost it should come in under that.  It is opened and tried out but essentially it's brand new.
Someone who got a freebie on a 24 month contract before deciding they wouldn't actually use it as they have Telstra.

There are a few but this was the only one I saw starting at $200, most were starting at $250 and one was buy now for $499 Laughing

Only 2 bids on the one I got.

DLS 

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  Reply # 540516 2-Nov-2011 22:38
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By the large number on trademe, I suspect many people have got this free tivo deal and are now dumping them for some extra cash, as they already possibly have sky.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 540518 2-Nov-2011 22:42
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Not many ppl know about the free tivo deal I suspect? lol
 



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  Reply # 541302 4-Nov-2011 19:58
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first week with sky
it has on line programming

and its great no sound glitches. no picture glitches no over probs like I had with the tivo

ONLY PROB too many things to watch and ill become a couch ptoato lol

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  Reply # 541736 6-Nov-2011 18:08
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old3eyes: Hi Skolink. Thanx for the info.. I'll keep you in mind when my HD dies next time:-)


And there is a keystroke combo for the remote that will force it to go to the USB stick to boot from software on a thumbdrive.
 

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  Reply # 548704 23-Nov-2011 01:57
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Are you talking about the Tivo. How does that help then? You take out the drive and copy the os to the usb drive? Then what?

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  Reply # 548835 23-Nov-2011 11:26
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I keep a copy of current firmware on my PC. Simply put it on to a stick to enable booting.
Then go to system setup menu and select a Factory reset. That does a complete format of the (new replacement) HDD
Sure you lose all your settings and recordings, but as least you're back in business.

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  Reply # 549099 23-Nov-2011 22:05
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PimpMyMagic: I keep a copy of current firmware on my PC. Simply put it on to a stick to enable booting.
Then go to system setup menu and select a Factory reset. That does a complete format of the (new replacement) HDD
Sure you lose all your settings and recordings, but as least you're back in business.


That's pretty useful! I didn't know the TiVo would boot from a USB drive.

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