i have a dead series 1 tivo that i ground scored. no clue what the subscription is/was and it will not power up. its an old school phillips model. i swapped the power unit and seeing some signs of life.
before i tear it apart and work on modifying the case to maybe fit a mini-atx size motherboard in there to build a homebrew myth/sage/freevo-
is there any practical use for this series 1 unit that i'm not seeing on these fourms?
i did some searching for 'dead tivo uses' and it seems without a subscription it is useless as a tivo unit. however maybe i missed a thread about using it as a slave drive or some hack that makes it a tivo again?
or is it just a boat anchor?
thanks for reading, sorry if this question has been asked before!