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Want Live Tv in 5 rooms - What's best way?

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by TZR916, May 7, 2013.

  1. SNJpage1

    SNJpage1 Well-Known Member

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    We also watch very little live TV. Even if its just to get about 15 minutes of the show recorded and then start watching it so we can skip the commercials. What is normal for us to do is not to start watching TV until about 9 pm. That way during the regular season the shows that come on at 8 pm we start to watch at 9 pm and continue that way thru the night. Going to bed a little after midnight after watching the Chelsea lately show. The leno and letterman and thee rest of the late night talk shows usually only have one guest we like and will record them and watch just the 10 or 15 minutes the one guest is on there. Between the TiVo HD and the Comcast DVR we only watch about 2 hours of live TV a week.
     
  2. TZR916

    TZR916 New Member

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    Added another Echo and an xbox360. Ran Cat5e to all three bedrooms. System is up and running, got all the bugs out and the wife loves automatic commercial skip!

    Turned in Tivo's cable card, disconnected Tivo cable line, copied and wiped Tivo season passes. As soon as we finish watching some old recordings it's going up for sale-

    TDC758250 Elite branded XL4, original purchase 3/2012, with transferable Best Buy Extended Warranty expires 3/2014, original receipt & box (pm if interested).
     
  3. SugarBowl

    SugarBowl Member

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    The directv genie will give you 5 tuners, and the ability to watch live TV in 4 bedrooms at the same time.

    I think you can get more live Tv outlets with an upgraded dish/switch.
     
  4. choxua

    choxua New Member

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    If you use Tivo, then the shows must be recorded to be transferred or streamed to another Tivo. You would not need a cable card in every Tivo to be able to watch on them. If you want to save on the cable card rental rates, you can have 1 or 2 Tivos with a cable card as a designated recorder and then stream/transfer to other Tivos in other rooms. " chợ xưa "
     
  5. TZR916

    TZR916 New Member

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    Tivo, Satellite, & Comcast all charge monthly fees for EVERY box.

    Your Direct Tv idea would cost $68/mo in box fees alone (goes to $78/mo after 2yrs). That's insane!

    Tivo XL4 with 3x minis would be $32/mo.

    HTPC with 6 tuners/one cable card is $1.50/mo.
     
  6. SugarBowl

    SugarBowl Member

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    Genie DVR = $10 a month
    3 Genie Minis = $6 * 3 = $18 a month

    $0 down
     
  7. TZR916

    TZR916 New Member

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    We are both wrong. Direct Tv box fees are:
    1x $25/mo "Advanced Receiver" fee (-$10/mo for 2yrs)
    3x Minis $6 => $18
    Total = $33/mo ($43/mo after 2yrs)

    2 years of fees pays for my 6 tuner ETH and three extenders.
     

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