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** HD TiVo and HD DirecTV TiVo FAQ **

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by feldon23, Jan 1, 2004.

  1. May 10, 2004 #661 of 1440
    MichaelK

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    huh?

    If you have Directv just get the HD Directivo with an OTA antenna- its out now?

    Supposedly D* has significant plans for HD in the next year or 2 so the content will only get better.
     
  2. May 11, 2004 #662 of 1440
    steveru

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    MickaelK,

    Well, as I said earlier, less than a year ago, I did months of research to pair up the perfect HD receiver with my HD Monitor. I have already dumped over $1000 into the receiver and it would be a waist of my hard earned money (not to mention the time and effort that went into pairing up the perfect combination of receiver and monitor) to "just get the HD Directivo".

    The perils of being on the bleeding edge, I guess.....
     
  3. May 11, 2004 #663 of 1440
    MichaelK

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    Bleeding edge can hurt...

    I think its cheapest though just to bite the bullet and get the HD Tivo- the standalone units would probably cost the same as the price of a HDTivo minus selling your current box on ebay.

    of course you might not get the perfect match though...
     
  4. May 11, 2004 #664 of 1440
    chickenscratch

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    I have to subscribe to the HD package to get CBSHDW (81)?

    That makes no sense.

    I pay for HBO, so I get HBOHD.
    I pay for local channels, so I should get local channels HD, or at least the closest to it I can get.

    Yes, I am in a CBS O&O market.

    Am I the only one who complained to DirectTV about this?
     
  5. May 12, 2004 #665 of 1440
    dswallow

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    CBD HD is part of local channels (or distant networks), not part of the HD package; some have reported only having the HD package and being in the O&O area and getting CBS HD turned on, but the HD package is not required. Local channels or distant network CBS is supposed to be.
     
  6. May 12, 2004 #666 of 1440
    chickenscratch

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    But I couldn't past the person at DirecTV.

    What is the magic key phrase to get this channel?

    He said he checked elegibility and I am not eligible (again, I am, I am in San Jose).

    What do I have to say to get this turned on?

    Thanks for the help.
     
  7. May 12, 2004 #667 of 1440
    chickenscratch

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    Quick follow up.

    I was directly told I don't get 81 unless I get the HD package. Obviously this was incorrect. I'm just asking for a phrase to say to get past this with DirecTV.
     
  8. May 12, 2004 #668 of 1440
    dswallow

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    OK, apparently the HD package is an official way to get it, too. But if you read DirecTV's own page about it, it's clearly "part of the local channels package" too.

    http://www.directv.com/see/landing/cbs_hd.html


    If you go to http://directvdnseligibility.decisionmark.com/app/AddressEntry.asp, you only see KPIX listed in the CBS stations when entering your address, right? If there's another one, then you need a waiver. But if KPIX is the only one, then you only need DirecTV to fix their problem. Supposedly there is a group of CSR's specifically handling CBS HD and eligibility; ask to speak to one of them if the first CSR can't help you.
     
  9. May 12, 2004 #669 of 1440
    chickenscratch

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    Thank you very much Doug.

    It turns out that all the CSR has to do is try to add the channel (81 in my case), and the computer will reject it if you cannot have it.

    The CBS HD CSR I talked to said that my area was blanket waivered, but that didn't always mean anything, he'd try to add it and the computer would act as a final arbiter.

    The computer allowed it, and I am in business. Too bad it didn't happen when I first called, CBS isn't in HDTV at the moment.

    So, the secret passphrase in the future may be simply to attempt to cajole the CSR into trying to add it.

    Thanks again Doug.
     
  10. May 12, 2004 #670 of 1440
    jjmpeters

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    I want to feed the dual tuners on the HR10-250, the duals on my SD DirecTiVo, and two other DirecTV receivers. I've got the dish with the integrated multiswitch. Can I take two of the feeds off of this dish and run it into my external 4x4 multiswitch so I can now have 6 feeds? Or must it be a 2x4 like in the picture from the FAQ here?

    Thx.
     
  11. May 12, 2004 #671 of 1440
    MCodanti

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    That should work just fine, just make sure that the HR10-250 gets two straight from the dish, and that you tell the SD DirecTiVos that you only have a single LNB with two cables.
     
  12. May 13, 2004 #672 of 1440
    jjmpeters

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    Thanks MCodanti

    Another question. My 4x4 has 2 ports labeled as Sat A In 13v and 18 V, and 2 ports labeled as Sat B In 13v and 18 V.

    Which two of the four ports should I hook up to?
     
  13. May 13, 2004 #673 of 1440
    dswallow

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    You want to feed two signals to the Sat A inputs; then the outputs of this 4x4 multiswitch will distribute the 101° satellite signals to any/all of the 4 tuners connected to the outputs.
     
  14. May 15, 2004 #674 of 1440
    darinp2

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    Sorry if this is an obvious question, but in looking through the posts I've seen a lot of talk around this, but haven't seen a definitive answer.

    If I use a 5x8 switch to wire 2 lines to one HR10-250, 2 lines to another HR10-250 and one line to a DTC-100, do I need to worry about conflicts? I think that the answer is, "Yes, I need to worry about conflicts if one receiver is trying to select something on 110 and one on 119, but not if they are on the same LNB." However, I'm not sure and figured I should find out before I consider buying another HR10-250. Also, years ago I thought there was a limitation about watching different channels in different rooms and then there was a limit of 2. Is that limitation now gone and down to the LNB level (or was it never there)? That is, can you now watch 8 different channels at one time with a 5x8 switch and 8 receivers?

    Thanks,
    Darin
     
  15. May 15, 2004 #675 of 1440
    dswallow

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    Darin, you're probably remembering WAY back before DirecTV had multiswitches and they sold two different 18" dish configurations, one with an LNB with a single output, and one with an LNB with two outputs. The latter was the most they had, so you were limited to two receivers without installing another dish.

    The 5x8 multiswitch provides 8 completely independent outputs to feed tuners with; there will be no conflicts or limitations at any tuner.
     
  16. May 15, 2004 #676 of 1440
    Tom in OH

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    Be sure to use a "cascadeable" multiswitch such as the Terk

    http://www.solidsignal.com/prod_display.asp?CAT=&PROD=SPBMS58
     
  17. May 16, 2004 #677 of 1440
    steeler

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    Does anyone know when 4.0.1.b will be available for the HR10-250? I would really like to get the USB Wireless Connectivity I enjoy with my series 2 SD Tivo
     
  18. May 17, 2004 #678 of 1440
    Joe Q

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    Just a clarification please.

    When I was getting ready to sell my DISH 921 HD DVR and get the HD TIVO,
    folks were saying that the HD TIVO had one up on the 921 because the HD TIVO had dual OTA tuners.

    Did I get incorrect info?

    My now sold 921 had ONE OTA input and TWO Satellite inputs.

    The HD TIVO that I am now in the middle of hooking up has ONE OTA input and TWO Satellite inputs.


    Not a big deal because I have an IR switch for my two OTA UHF roof antennas but just wanted to make sure that this model of the HD TIVO is supposed to only have ONE OTA input.

    Thanks,
    Joe
     
  19. May 17, 2004 #679 of 1440
    BrettStah

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    Joe Q, the OTA input is split internally inside of the HD-Tivo.
     
  20. May 17, 2004 #680 of 1440
    Joe Q

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    Okay, now you really lost me.

    What is split?

    I have 2 UHF antennas which point to 2 different cities so I can get the digital stations from either city.
    I currently do that with my dual tuner PC HDTV card.
     

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