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Old 11-08-2015, 04:08 PM   #1
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Cable vs Dish, Direct

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Can someone tell me the difference between Tivos for cable and those for Dish or Direct TV? I know there's some difference and I've been wanting to dump my cable for the dish for years but having these 2 Tivos set up has held me back. So I was thinking if it's just software maybe I could just reload my drives for the Dish.

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Old 11-08-2015, 04:42 PM   #2
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Cable Tivos and DTV Tivos are totally different. Cable Tivos do no have the HW to decode a Satellite signal. DTV Tivos are crippled and do not allow apps that talk to Netflix and friends. From what I remember you also do not have the mini concept and have to pay for service on each receiver.

That said the DTV DVRs and Dish DVRs have their own feature set:

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