November 24, 2008
Well, we’re TiVo people again.
Thanks to Circuit City going out of business here, we were able to score an HD TiVo box for $80. We had been thinking about ditching cable, but with the addition of more HD channels and now a brand new TiVo, we’ll be holding on to cable for a while.
Having the cable cards installed this afternoon was a bit trying, but the machine seems to be working as it should. It’s currently downloading information during the setup, so I’ll know in a few minutes.
I also picked up a Western Digital DVR Expander. I suspect that any external eSATA hard drive would have been capable of doing the trick, but the 500-gig external drive was only $150. So far, the TiVo has not recognized it. I think this is pretty typical of my experiences with WD products. Hopefully, I won’t have to take it back.
Anyway, I’m happy to have TiVo again. I just can’t wait until next month when I can watch Netflix from the TiVo!