1 THR-22 + 2 D* DVRs?

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by spiffy, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. spiffy

    spiffy New Member

    Oct 23, 2002


    Hi everyone,

    Does anybody have the setup of one THR-22 and two (or more) DirecTV DVRs in one house? I really would like to replace all three receivers with THR-22, but D* isn't budging -- well, unless I want to pay $600. Not to sound cheap, but I find it horrifying to have to pay $200 for even just one leased unit. I haven't talked to retention yet; but the various CSRs I have spoken with have at least offered the 1 Tivo + 2 D* DVRs at a much lower price. So I am just wondering if anyone has taken that offer and what is the overall viewing/user experience like?

    (I have lost my local channels on my Series 1 DTivo, and with no easy solutions in sight, and I've wanted to upgrade to HD anyway, this seems like the logical step. But again, the upfront cost is just way too prohibitive...)

    Any thoughts will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
  2. weaknees

    weaknees Active Member

    May 11, 2001
    Los Angeles
    Should be fine - no Whole Home DVR from the TiVo to/from the HR2X units, but they'll co-exist just fine, and the remotes will even be compatible.

    I can't see why they don't consider them all to be of the same value since the price of each is the same . . .
  3. Jerry_K

    Jerry_K Don't know much

    Feb 7, 2002
    Technically it is not the price of each that is the same, it is the shipping cost. If it were price you would have some equity in the item. You have no equity in the item so all the money you send to D is just shipping cost.
  4. dwynne

    dwynne New Member

    Mar 11, 2002
    Can I ask what "much lower" is? I have to HR10-250 HD DTivos and an old SD DTivo and I am thinking of upgrading. I own all my stuff and paying to lease is a painfull thought...

    I would talk to retenion as well as think about Dish (since you getting stuck with non-Tivo DVRs).
  5. lindsay001

    lindsay001 New Member

    Apr 7, 2003
    Centreville, VA


    I just mentioned the Dish Hopper and the price of the THR22 dropped $100 to $99.

    However swivel search does not work. Tier 2 said that they are aware of the problem, and are testing fixes in L.A., San Francisco, Chicago, and I think Portland.

    Have Fun!
  6. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

    Aug 23, 2000
    Nashua, NH
    Hmm - swivel search worked the last time I tried it, though that was weeks ago.
  7. spiffy

    spiffy New Member

    Oct 23, 2002
    I don't remember exactly; but it was something like $199 for the THR-22 and $99 each for the D* DVRs. I knew it wasn't the best deal they could offer at the time; but it was at least $200 less than three THR-22's.

    At the rate my local channels issue is going, calling Retention may not be an idle threat...

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