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#191604 10-Feb-2016 09:06
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Seeing if there's any interest for my old Tivo 320 which has been sitting in storage for awhile now.  Was the model at launch and I was one of the early adopters who happily paid ~$900 for it.  Yeah.  Hindsight.

 

 

 

If people are interested, I'll give it a clean and make sure everything is working, otherwise it's going in the bin.  I could also look at replacing the HDD with a 1TB drive seeing as the massive 320GB one, isn't really that massive.

 

 

 

Let me know if there's any interest and I'll confirm everything is in working condition before approaching interested parties.  Pickup in Wellington or shipping at buyer's expense.


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  #1488552 10-Feb-2016 09:06
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Hey, have you listed a price, location and how much shipping would be to other parts of New Zealand? Also if you are asking for a PM make sure your Privacy settings allow your account to receive PM otherwise people can't contact you. Also note if you are selling something we ask you to offer to other members first. Links to private sales (including Trade Me posts) aren't accepted anymore and will be removed.





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  #1488576 10-Feb-2016 09:25
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Early adopters are sometimes on the winning side, and sometimes on the losing side.  We have 2 Tivo units and love them, but I paid less than $300 each.  I did upgrade our main one to a 2Tb drive recently (bollixed it up and lost our recordings by not following instructions) and have been very pleased with the super-sized storage capacity.  Did have to replace a fan recently.

 

Anyhow...  would happily pay up to $40 including shipping to Auckland to have one as spare parts.  Not too worried about the packaging quality if not in original box as I would not need the hard drive.  Also don;t need the wireless adapter - too slow for recording transfers.  Someone else might offer a bit more.  :)





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  #1488595 10-Feb-2016 09:48
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Yep, definitely on the losing side this time....although I got unlimited broadband for a number of years on the 40GB plan, so I guess there was that (silver lining etc).

 

 

 

If no one else is interested by the weekend, I'll get that sent out to you.  Let me double check that she's all working tonight/tomorrow as well.


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  #1488604 10-Feb-2016 10:06
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Cool.  Might still be interested even if there is a fault.  When I have a spare, I'll likely upgrade the HDD in our second one and set it to record all movies.  Currently we frequently have clashes with me recording the news, some Season Passes to series that we like, and kids wanting movies recorded.

 

What did you replace the Tivo with?  MySky or are you not bothered with time-shifting TV?





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  #1488614 10-Feb-2016 10:20
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We've replaced 'traditional TV' with a home server (TVs connected to Raspberry PIs), and Netflix :)


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  #1488636 10-Feb-2016 11:18
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They got as cheap as $99 brand new 4 years ago to clear local stock, still worth over $100 secondhand on TradeMe. 




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  #1488639 10-Feb-2016 11:25
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Heh, I avoid TradeMe like the plague - I'd rather sell it here, or in the bin it goes...not worth the hassle.  As far as +$100, I see someone has one listed at $300?!  To be honest I was expecting circa $50 shipped for it; I see @freitasm sold his in '13 for $80 http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=77&topicid=119182

 

 

 

@Dynamic, I forgot to mention, I still have the original box and the one it was shipped in.


 
 
 
 


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  #1489640 10-Feb-2016 11:41
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I'll put in a bid for $60, another Tivo is worth at least as much to me as a Chromecast.


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  #1489886 10-Feb-2016 18:00
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I'll bid $80 including shipping, assuming it's all good. HDMI has stopped working on mine.cry




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  #1489913 10-Feb-2016 19:08
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Wow, much more interest than I thought (in my mind it was halfway into the bin). 

 

For those that have expressed interest, PM me confirming your offer.  Best offer received by tomorrow at 8:00pm gets it (if any).  Photos are below.  Let me know if you need more.  Unfortunately I've thrown out the cable that connects to the aerial so I'm unable to test that that works.  Obviously there'll be a refund if that does not work.  Other than that, she seems to be working okay.  I'm currently formatting the drive, so should be good to go with your setup upon receipt.  Remote also seems to be working, however, as with most things in life, batteries won't be included.  The battery cover seems to slide open/closed pretty easily, so some Kiwi Ingenuity will be required i.e tape.

 

There's a wee bit of a dust build up in the rear fan.  I've got what I can using my vacuum cleaner, however I don't have the required screwdrivers to open her up (torx?) 

 

Things included:

 

  • Tivo (duh)
  • Remote (no batteries!)
  • Wireless dongle-thing
  • HDMI/RCA/Component cables

As mentioned you'll need the connector that goes to your aerial, as mine is naturally composting at a tip somewhere in Wellington. 

 

Let me know if you've got any other questions. 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #1489936 10-Feb-2016 20:04
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Not sure how EOL they really are. Not really much required in terms of just updating the EPG, to keep it running.


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  #1490086 11-Feb-2016 07:33
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I have one with a broken HDMI port (composite still working though) and two remotes which I don't need anymore. Have no idea what I should ask, $-wise though.


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  #1490099 11-Feb-2016 08:00
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dacraka: I have one with a broken HDMI port (composite still working though) and two remotes which I don't need anymore. Have no idea what I should ask, $-wise though.

 

Perhaps sell the remotes separately ($20 reserve?) and advise the purchasers they can have the Tivo for $5 more to help cover shipping.  If there are no takers, then list it separately a couple of times.  Someone may want the HDD for the OS if theirs has failed.





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  #1490786 11-Feb-2016 21:09
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Pending payment :)


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  #1490798 11-Feb-2016 22:13
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I can't believe these are still worth something now days haha. We have 2 at home which work flawlessly, and paid $300 each when Telecom was a thing. Still a good little (or big) dvr, such a shame they never took off here though. 





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