Make use of $8 Tivo's

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Jim Shoe
Born On:
12:07, 5 May 2007 (CDT)
Last Updated:
08:10, 31 October 2008 (CDT)


I bought a couple Tivos at a flea market the other day. I thought they were worth $8 a piece, but really they aren't. So I am going to get my $8 out of them some way.

What I Have

  • 1 Series 2
  • 1 Series 2.5
  • Both are say 80hr record time
  • All Wires

Ideas for use

  • I am thinking maybe I can use them as a media center storage device.
  • Save hard drive, and put Thermite to them.


  • I tried to boot both boxes up, and neither got passed the "Welcome, Starting Up". I think this has something to do with the Hard Drives. The next step is to test the hard drives to see if they work. If so then I will need to reinstall the Tivo OS. --JimShoe 15:55, 9 May 2007 (CDT)
  • Both hard drives seem to be dead. So I am just going to toss these in the garbage. -$16 --JimShoe 16:17, 18 September 2007 (CDT)
  • Both Tivos have been tossed. --JimShoe 14:47, 7 December 2007 (CST)