In advance, if this is a often repeated subject, my apologies (just direct me to where I can get this info please).
I finally got sick enough of my cable to give sat TV another shot. Several years ago, I had a Sony DirecTV/Tivo combo box. Liked a lot of things about it, but for various reasons (mainly due to the DirecTV part of the system), I canceled and went back to cable (Adelphia, bleh!).
Anyway, the Adelphia service has been getting worse and worse, so I looked at going back to DirecTV.
Couple of questions that maybe you can answer, as DirecTV couldn't:
1. Can I reactivate my Sony combo box, and start using it again, or is it a paperweight?
2. Apparently, I discovered that I cannot get TiVO in a DirecTV box. Is there any workaround to this?
3. I assume I can get a DirecTV receiver and add a separate TiVo box. If so, how well will this work; i.e., will it be as as good and function as seamlessly as my old Sony combo box did?