random musings...

r.i.p. Directivo

our tivo died on wednesday. it was an original directv series1 tivo, made by philips (a dsr-6000).

it lasted a lot longer than I had any right to expect… it survived nearly a decade of constant use; I bought it in early 2000. I’d replaced the hard drives twice. once to expand the capacity, and the second time when the expanded drives developed problems due to age. I also replaced the fan years ago… so, no real surprise.

sadly, directv doesn’t have actual tivos anymore. there are rumors of a new collaboration between directv and tivo to be released sometime next year, but that doesn’t help us now. so, for now, we’re going to give a directv dvr a try. it won’t be a tivo, but we’ll see how it goes… I’ve heard mixed reviews from former tivo owners. frankly, we use the mythbox for most of our tv recording and viewing, but there are some things that just aren’t available over-the-air…