250 GB Drives Now Available for AppleTV

Now that larger drives compatible with the AppleTV units have been released and tested, we’re putting them in units. They’re still a little hard to source, but we have stock at the moment.


We have the larger complete unit, or we can upgrade your AppleTV unit, to either 160 GB or 250 GB. More space for music and video!


More Details on our eSATA Cases

We’ve had a number of inquiries into our eSATA cases that we’re using for our external drives for TiVo HD and TiVo Series3 units.

At WeaKnees, we’re fanatical about keeping drives cool. We choose drives and cases in large part for their heat and noise levels. All of our TwinBreeze brackets have included a mount for an extra, quiet fan. Along with power fluctuations, excess heat is one of the largest reasons drives fail.


So the eSATA case we’re using has a large fan, mounted in a cut-out below the drive. It sucks air in, past the hot side of the drive, and out. It also passes air by the metal casing, which acts to further cool the drive based on heat conduction. And since the fan is inside the metal case, it’s almost silent.


Update: weaKnees boxes eligible for $199 TiVoHD Lifetime Transfer

Yesterday we told you about the recent TiVo promotion that enables a limited number of lifetime service subscribers to transfer service to a TiVoHD for $199.

We now have confirmation from TiVo that TiVoHD units purchased from weaKnees are eligible for the transfer. Remember, only boxes with lifetime purchased prior to October, 2003 are eligible. You should definitely prequalify your TiVo service number.

If your number qualifies, order your TiVoHD and then call TiVo at 877-FOR-TIVO to make the transfer.


Transfer Lifetime Service to TiVoHD for $199…with fine print

TiVo just announced a short-running promo that will enable some TiVo owners to transfer lifetime service to a new TiVoHD unit for $199. Early reports suggest that TiVoHD boxes purchased from weaKnees are eligible, and as always, we will help you get it done if we can.

Click here for the deal.

Here’s the fine print in relevant part:

1) Lifetime service must have been purchased before 10/1/03. You can check your lifetime service status at the link above.
2) Purchase the TiVoHD between 10/11/07 and 11/8/07.
3) Call TiVo to make the transfer by 12/8/07.

The fine print also suggests that the TiVoHD box must be purchased from, but if you are looking to purchase a unit from us, we can accommodate. Here’s what you should do:

Order a TiVoHD from our standalone HD TiVo page. In your customer notes, include the words “SEND TSN; and we will email you the TiVo Service Number of your unit. If you are able to transfer, we will ship. If you are not, we will cancel. Or, just call us at 888-932-5633 and place your order by phone. We will give you the TSN over the phone or we’ll email it after you order.

Please be sure you check to see if your lifetime service is eligible BEFORE you call or place your order!

EDIT: TiVo now assures us that our boxes are eligible, so no need to have us hold the unit! Just be sure you’re eligible here and then order away!


Rhapsody Music on TiVo Now Available

As we covered on our blog in January from CES, the deal between TiVo and Real/Rhapsody is now ready for purchase.


For $13/month, you can stream any of the four million Rhapsody tracks through your TiVo, and from there potentially into your home entertainment system. If you have a Series3 or TiVo HD, this means you can go all-digital to your receiver, so the sound quality should be pretty good.