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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by bmgoodman, Oct 11, 2012.
ETF is $480-$20*months you've had active service. For partial months, they round in your favor.
It cost $100 per month after 24 months? Wow, not so attractive after all (if I understand this correctly). I was ready to give this a try.
No, it doesn't. He's talking about the entire service including the box rentals fees. It's probably a little less than $100/month, especially if you bundle it.
But do beware that DirecTV does NOT offer a money-back guarantee or trial period.
DirecTV is moving away from the 5 tuner and will bank on a 3 tuner Genie, just like Dish. We are power users, but most of US is not. 3 tuners suffices in many households. However, one can add an additional 3 tuner Genie just like one can add another Hopper to the system providing 6 tuners.
only 5? my computer has 6 tuner and 3000 gigs for recordings. but I think TiVo is working on a 6 tuner box
the hopper does not have 6 tuners.
I thought he meant that you can add a second Hopper to give you a total of six tuners?
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That doesnt make any sense why go from a 5 tuner dvr to a 3 tuner dvr? unless they thin more people would pay for two 3 tuner dvrs.
Less expensive to manufacture, and if a sub wants more tuners, they can pay extra for it as 5 tuners in NON-power user homes is overkill, but not in a large household. DirecTV seems to be following Charlie Ergen's spreadsheets. Mike White is looking for way to cut costs, and while he would love to do something about the cost of programming, he can control what DirecTV manufactures and a less expensive 3 tuner Genie that suffices in MOST homes is better economies. Sure, if you've got a large family, then a 5 tuner DVR or two 3 tuner Genies is the way to go, but you would be surprised at how few conflicts a 3 tuner DVR provides in most households. Only a small portion of subscribers are power users.
What proof do you have that they're doing that? There's someone who posted that info over at another forum, but they, like you, provide no links, evidence, etc. Maybe that person over there is you?
so which one is better Dtv or Dish
The advantage to a single box is that all the scheduling logic is in a single place. Managing recordings across multiple devices can be a PITA.
I just ordered the Genie and the Total Choice package. I am paying $35 a month for the 1st YEAR! $55 for the second year. That covers the Genie and two clients for three total HDTVs.
Also, I ordered it through Costco and got a $200 cash card to Costco.
My phone (two lines) and internet (15 down, 5 up) are through Verizon.
My total monthly bill for all three for the first year is $115. Second year $140.