View Full Version : Cheapest way to use HR10-250?
02-17-2006, 03:58 PM
:confused: I reciently signed up for Comcast due to the cost of Sat with Internet, but I would still like to use my Tivo Unit. The DVR on Comcast about blows. Is there a way to still use this box to get locals and record?
02-17-2006, 04:17 PM
You would need at least a basic subscription to DirecTV to recieve the Guide data.
So you are look at around $30 a month.
02-17-2006, 04:26 PM
I think he is asking if he can use that HDTiVo with Comcast. That answer is no.
02-17-2006, 04:28 PM
Actually I was wondering if I could just pull locals through it off air and still record.
02-17-2006, 04:35 PM
Not without subscription.
DirecTV turns on the "DVR Service" of the HR10-250. No DirecTV Service = No DVR service.
The minimum DirecTV package, I believe is Preferred Choice at $30/month + the DVR fee of $6.
You might get a few bucks cheaper by picking the "International Basic" at $10, but that also requires a subscription to an international package starting at $15. Read up on DirecTV.com for more info, and let us know what you figure out..
02-17-2006, 04:40 PM
Thanks for the all the help. I really miss the joy's of Tivo, but the rate Comcast is offering right now, I had to sacrifice somewhere. My wife is about ready to throw the Comcast box out the window and I was trying to save her some grief and me some money.
I think we will just un-suspend our account if we can't get past all the little issues that present themselves with this DVR Piece.
02-18-2006, 05:23 PM
Can't find "Preferred Choice" anywhere in Directv.com - anyone has a link? I guess I can always call and talk to them, but I'd like to see if there are any must have channels for me that would be missing from that package before going.
Outside of the HD package, locals (for my other SD Tivo), HBO and Food TV, I very rarely watch anything else. Hopefully this Preferred Choice option gets me a lower cost.
02-18-2006, 09:03 PM
Nevermind - to get the "preferred choice $29.99 package" you have to add an international "al-la-carte" package that puts its over the Total Choice pricing.
02-19-2006, 08:25 AM
I think the Total Choice Family Package at $34.99 wil be cheapest. Available mid-April.
02-19-2006, 09:08 AM
Just realized that Speed Channel is a "must-have" for me so I'm stuck at the Total Choice price point anyways.
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