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DirecTV Cancelled My Installation Appt

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by SpiritualPoet, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    One "whole house" DVR doesn't do you any good if you have no other HR2x/3x boxes. The THR22 can't participate in the sharing.
     
  2. SpiritualPoet

    SpiritualPoet New Member

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    I don't know what a HR2x/3x box is. DirecTV told me by phone as long as each television receiver has a HI Definition cable box connected to it, the "whole house" DVR can send recorded content to them. By the way, DirecTV cancelled this morning's installation. Why? Because "there was only one TiVo featured DVR available". No future installation appointment is scheduled - until/unless the installer has what I require.
     
  3. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    Well, that's not exactly true. Only the DirecTV DVRs with DirecTV software (non-TiVo) can see content from the "whole home DVR". The TiVo-powered box does not participate in this.

    The "Whole home" DVR is the HR34. Other models from DirecTV would be HR22, HR23,HR24 or one of the recent non-DVR models such as H25 (I think that's what it's called.)

    If you want whole-home, you will have to give up on the TiVo software for DirecTV.
     
  4. compnurd

    compnurd Active Member

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    Correct, The Tivo Model will not work in any form of whole home with Direct TV

    You can have multiple Direct TV DVR doing a whole home set up, or there larger 1 whole home DVR with regular HD boxes
     
  5. SpiritualPoet

    SpiritualPoet New Member

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    You have both misinterpreted my intention. I want a TiVo DVR in one room having nothing to do with the "whole house" DVR that is networked among three television sets in other rooms, two of which have DirecTV High Definition Receivers in place in order to receive recorded programs from the "whole house DVR". I can't be any plainer than this in noting my preference. The TiVo DVR is for one room and one room only.
     
  6. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    Ok, it wasn't clear to me.
     
  7. SpiritualPoet

    SpiritualPoet New Member

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    The installation firm for DirecTV in my area will not return calls nor come out to install the service. DirecTV will not seek another installation firm. The firm that will not do the installation is Mastec based out of Florida.
     
  8. echoout

    echoout Beer Drinker

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    So somebody else is having problems with this too. Are you in Austin? I was told point-blank that I can't get a Tivo from them and cancelled last week but am still fuming.
     

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