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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. Joe Q

    Joe Q New Member

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    Your post has me curious.

    I switched to Verizon FIOS a YEAR ago.

    Due to the mpeg4 switch, I figured that the HR 10-250 was worthless so it is simply sitting in my closet.
    I have the original , 'virgin' disk in a static bag and the cloned 250 disk that is in the TIVO has all the cool stuff like TivoWEebPlus,etc.

    Your post makes me think that maybe my HR 10-250 might be worth something and I don't mean a '$5 'type amount.

    Comments please?
     
  2. Anubys

    Anubys KMT Soccer Playa

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    someone posted in another thread (I didn't research it myself) that they go for $50 to $100 on e-bay...
     
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    scbauer

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  4. Sep 3, 2008 #1344 of 1440
    Anubys

    Anubys KMT Soccer Playa

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    wow...I'll believe it when I see it...but wow...

    as to your question: I got rid of cable a long time ago and never looked back...DirecTV -- despite all the quirks -- is the best out there (service, offerings, and price) as far as I'm concerned...
     
  5. Sep 3, 2008 #1345 of 1440
    Langree

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    Freezinmyass...
    I will find a way to get HD through D* if this happens!
     
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    mp11

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  7. in2psy

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    When Dtv was introducing their new DVR's the HR10-250's could get some small number of HD channels, have those been taken away? And if you have an outdoor antenna you can pick up the local channels in HD. Please advise because my wife has Dtv's latest version of the DVR and it is very frustrating compared to her experience with the HR10-250's. Can we activate the HR10-250's that we own?????:rolleyes:
     
  8. Iceblade

    Iceblade Hockey is my Life

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    in2psy,

    1.) Yes, the limited HD channels broadcast in MPEG2 are still available for the time being. This is supposedly going away in the near future.

    2.) Yes, you can still receive OTA HD via an antenna and record it with the HR10-250

    3.) Yes, you should be able to re-activate your old HR10-250 and get the same functionality you've always had. That is, until they turn off the MPEG2 HD stations on DirecTV. In which case, you'll only get HD via OTA and an antenna.

    Clear as mud?

    Regards,
    Jeff
     
  9. Rottluver

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    http://www.tivo.com/mytivo/directv-signup.html
     
  10. Wild Wild West

    Wild Wild West New Member

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    Has anyone got to keep their 250 and still get a good deal on a new HR 20?
    Does anyone know how long the TiVo250 will continue to get get TiVo programing updates? I would like to keep my 250 to use for recording OTA programs but it would lose much of its appeal if the TiVo programing goes away.
    Thanks for the help
    :)
     
  11. Eben

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    When talking with the D* CSR to get my free HR21+AM21 and dish install, I was told I'd have to hand in my (owned) 10-250. On the day of install, I disconnected my 10-250 before the installer arrived and put it out of sight. After the install, he said nothing about it. After the install, I went online and moved the 10-250's location to another room, then called D* and deactivated the receiver that had been in that room. Still have my 10-250.
     
  12. ashleypier

    ashleypier New Member

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    Good info, thanks for the help[​IMG]
     
  13. Wild Wild West

    Wild Wild West New Member

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    Originally Posted by Wild Wild West View Post
    Has anyone got to keep their 250 and still get a good deal on a new HR 20?
    Does anyone know how long the TiVo250 will continue to get get TiVo programing updates? I would like to keep my 250 to use for recording OTA programs but it would lose much of its appeal if the TiVo programing goes away.
    Thanks for the help

    Response to above question

    When talking with the D* CSR to get my free HR21+AM21 and dish install, I was told I'd have to hand in my 10-250. On the day of install, I disconnected my 10-250 before the installer arrived and put it out of sight. After the install, he said nothing about it. After the install, I went online and moved the 10-250's location to another room, then called D* and deactivated the receiver that had been in that room. Still have my 10-250.

    Additional question
    I still don't know how long the programing updates will be fed to to the 250. What I mean is what shows are on what channel at what time and how long would D continue to provide that info?
    Thanks
     
  14. Wild Wild West

    Wild Wild West New Member

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    Can I keep my 250 and wait until the new HD direct tivo comes out. I know I lose Sat. HD soon but how about reg definition Sat. and HD OTA. Again will D continue to provide TiVo programing info to carry me over until the new TiVo comes out?
    Thanks
     
  15. shibby191

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    Sure. Since they still provide guide data to receivers 15 years old and old DVRs like the Ultimate TV that haven't been made in over 5 I think you'll be just fine with the HR10-250. ;)
     
  16. Nov 5, 2008 #1356 of 1440
    Chris Gerhard

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    I own my two HR10-250's so I got to keep them without question when I leased two HR20-700's about 2 years ago. If you don't own yours, I don't know why you should get to keep them.

    Chris
     
  17. Nov 5, 2008 #1357 of 1440
    joed32

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    If he's keeping it active and paying them the $4.99 per month, why not.
     
  18. Nov 5, 2008 #1358 of 1440
    Eben

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    The 250 will work as long as D sends programming and guide info in MPEG2. It is possible that the little bit of D MPEG2 HD currently available (the channels in the 70s) could be dropped soon, but the rest of the SD channels and guide info should stay MPEG2 for a while.
     
  19. baypo

    baypo New Member

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    does anyone know when tivo and dtv are coming out with the new hd dvr?
     
  20. Richly917

    Richly917 New Member

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    According to their Web site they will offer it in the second half of 2009. That's all they said about it. You can read it on their Web site.
     

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