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Old 09-03-2012, 02:52 PM   #1
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time for a new dvr, what are my choices?

It looks like my tuners are going out on my philips 704. I don't have hd and my dish is kinda old ( 1999 round dual lnb) What are the choices out there for a new dvr. Weaknees wants around 159.00 to replace both tuners
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:40 PM   #2
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Do you want to go HD or not? If not, then there are lots of SD DTiVos on the used market - just make sure you get one that has a Receiver ID (RID) number and verify with DirecTV that the box doesn't have any pending charges against it. You can probably find HR10-250s at a good price and they'll give you component and HDMI video output for the SD channels (they won't pick up the HD channels anymore.)

Or you can go HD and get a THR22 (the new HD DTiVo), but you'll need to swap out the dish. DirecTV may do that for free as a package.
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:20 AM   #3
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thanks steve, are any of those units any good, the last time we bought direct tvs version of the dvrs they were junk
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The THR22 is a fine DVR - it has the classic TiVo UI, though it is based on the DirecTV HR22 hardware. As for DirecTV's DVRs, I have one of those too (an HR21) and don't consider it junk. It has more features than the TiVo-based models but the UI is different and does not feel as elegant, though visually it is nicer. The HR10 is a TiVo inside and out, and again has the classic TiVo UI.
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