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Sony SVR2000

Front of the Sony SVR2000

Back of the Sony SVR2000

Facts about the Sony SVR2000:

Manufacturer Sony
Approximate Manufacture Dates 2000 - 2002
TiVo Service Number Prefix 010 - What is this?
Original Hard Drive Size 30 GB Quantum QuickView or two 15 GB Quantum QuickViews
Hard Drive Format ATA/IDE PATA
Original Recording Capacity 30 Hours at Basic Quality
Exterior Dimensions 13.5 x 17 x 4 inches

Weight (without cables and remote)

12 pounds (unit only)
Input Connections 1 Composite (video and L/R audio)
1 S-Video
1 RF/Coax
Output Connections 2 Composite (video and L/R audio)
1 S-Video
1 RF/Coax
Other Ports 1 Phoneline
1 Serial
1 IR
1 Power
Original Remote Sony Silver TiVo Remote - TiVo Remote Info
Buttons on Faceplate None
Fan Size 80 x 80 x 25 mm
Current OS Version 3.01
DirecTV Compatibility Yes, with a separate DirecTV Receiver
Dual Tuner Capability No
Networking Features No
High Definition No
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General Description of the Sony SVR2000:

The Sony SVR-2000 was the first TiVo produced by Sony, and debuted with the Philips HDR series. The SVR-2000 and the Philips HDR series units have identical features, and only vary in cosmetics, remote, and drive size.

Many of these units are still in use. They do suffer from a few prominent hardware issues, notably a modem that has a propensity to fail. TiVo enabled support for external modems as these problems began to surface, likely as a way to keep older units suffering from that problem in service.

These units are now old enough that many of the hard drives inside either fail or make enough noise that they need to be replaced for that reason. Due to limitations of the TiVo OS in this model, these units can realistically only use drives up to 160 GB in capacity; they can hold two drives. With the maximum drive capacities installed, these units can hold up to 344 hours of programming at Basic Quality.

Users of the Sony model are often reluctant to move to different TiVos since they've learned how to use the Sony TiVo remote, which differs significantly in layout from the TiVo peanut remotes.

Remote Info for the Sony Silver TiVo Remote:

This is the Sony remote for non-DirecTV TiVos. It looks almost identical to the remote for Sony DirecTV TiVos, but the two are not compatible with each other at all.

TiVo Remote
Type and Color Sony Silver TiVo Remote
Number of Buttons 37
DVR 1-2 Switch No
SAT/TV Switch No
Compatibility Compatible with two Sony TiVo DVRs: the SVR-2000 and the SVR-3000.
Order a Replacement Sorry. These remotes are no longer available.
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