TiVo Models Supported [software revision info]
Effective May 15th, 2009:
TiVo TCD130040 [9.3-01-2-130]
TiVo TCD140060 [9.3-01-2-140]
TiVo TCD230040 [9.3-01-2-130]
TiVo TCD240040, TCD24004A, TCD240080, TCD24008A, TCD240140 [9.3.2a-01-2-140]
TiVo TCD540040, TCD540080, TCD540140 [9.3.2b-01-2-540]
TiVo TCD649080, TCD649180 [9.3.2-01-2-649]
HUMAX T800, T2500 [9.3-01-2-590]
Sony SVR-3000 [9.3.2-01-2-110]
Special Note: As of 5/15/2009 we have made a modification to the TCD540 version of InstantCake. Previous versions, over the past three years, have allowed the use of drives smaller than the original TiVo drive (40GB) and were also optimized for a smaller/faster download from our servers. Due to some problems a small number of folks are having with a recent update from TiVo and a possible database corruption issue, we are making a change to our version of InstantCake in the case that it happens to be something with our specially prepared image that is causing the problem. At this stage, we are uncertain of the origins of the problem, and whether only InstantCake users are affected. As a result, we are going back to the ‘old way’ of preparing the image and expect there to be no problems moving forward. The download is significantly larger, and does require the use of drives greater than 40GB (see notes below).
Product Specific Notes
InstantCake for your Series2 standalone unit builds the equivalent of our standard replacement drive kits for your unit. Unlike earlier versions, all current versions of InstantCake for Series2 standalone units do contain LBA48 support (see drive size information below). This product does not contain any modifications for your unit, other than capacity expansion.
InstantCake no longer requires the use of drives larger than the original, except for the TCD649 (dual-tuner standalone TiVo) and TCD540 versions where drives must be larger than the original drives in your unit to accommodate larger swap size; in the case of the TCD540 version, the drive must be larger than 40GB. We recommend you keep your original drive as a backup and use a replacement drive that is significantly larger. We do not recommend attempting to build any kits larger than the ones we provide. To see largest kits available you can go to our web site and select your TiVo make/model to view drive sizes used when building kits; 750GB and 1TB drives (with the appropriate PATA/SATA adapter) will work fine.
Other than for the TCD649 units, this product uses InstantCake2 technology which allows user to enter an ‘advanced’ mode to specify IDE device connectivity beyond the defaults. You should be able to use this product with PC’s with only one IDE device, however we recommend you follow the basic product requirements and instructions to ensure success.
Remember, DVRupgrade does not provide direct support for the use of DIY software utilities!