I am not new to modding TiVos, but I am new to the PTV stuff and series 2 DirecTivos. I did a search but couldn't find all that I needed. On PTVs site they have several pieces of software and I didn't know which one's I need.
Here's my situation. I just bought two S2 DirecTivos (Both Hughes, one SD-DVR40 and one SD-DVR80). I want to be able to put a single 250GB or 320GB drive in each of them. I'd rather take out the original hard drive and mothball it. So I need at least the InstantCake software to create the new drive. I would also assume that I need the PTVNet software as well if I want to be able to network my Tivos. Is this correct?
My questions come here:
1. What is the difference between version 4 (or 3.11e) and version 6.2 of the tivo software and are there pros/cons of each?
2. What about the other utilities that PTV has: LBA48? Universal Boot CD? Are these needed?
3. What's the best wired USB2.0 to Ethernet adapter?
Thanks for helping out a newbie! I appreciate it.