CNN in HD with HR10-250

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by drfence, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. drfence

    drfence Dr Fence

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    Ok Ok you guys have talked me off the ledge ;) BUT do I also have to get the new larger dish that I've started to see in my neighborhood?
     
  2. gio1269

    gio1269 "HR20 Army"

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    Yes. But it also work with the HR10 as well.

    if you do get the HR20, give it an honest shot.
     
  3. gio1269

    gio1269 "HR20 Army"

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    Yes. But it also work with the HR10 as well.

    if you do get the HR20, give it an honest shot.
     
  4. gio1269

    gio1269 "HR20 Army"

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    Yes. But it also work with the HR10 as well.

    if you do get the HR20, give it an honest shot.
     
  5. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Done.

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    Yes and it's all free in your upgrade. You'll get the new dish, new multiswitch (if required) as part of your upgrade. Any current receivers you have now will work just fine. Keep the HR10 active, why not? 2 more tuners to record HD OTA and SD (as well as MPEG2 HD while it's still around).

    If you want more in depth info on the HR20, DBSTalk is the place to be. They don't want it talked about around here being this is a Tivo forum.

    And I'm sure RS4 will pipe in "but there's a new 2 year commitment, what if I don't like it?" Well, you'll just have to make that choice. As I've stated many times, most cable companies will buy you out of your contract to get you to switch to their triple play deals. Check that out if a 2 year commitment might be an issue for you.
     
  6. RS4

    RS4 New Member

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    Yes, quite clearly the Tivo fanatics are in the minority as far as DirecTV is concerned, but according to the polls the users still prefer the Tivo over the HR20.

    Would you trade?

    If the HR10-250 TIVO had mpeg4 HD would you prefer it to the HR20-700?
     
  7. tivolocity

    tivolocity Active Member

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    I'm always a little surprised to see people say they're gonna get a Series 3 and switch to Comcast. With the SDV issue, it seems like you could be jumping from the frying pan into the fire.

    The HR20, while not a TiVo, is fine. It does what it's supposed to do. Sure, the navigation is awkward at first, but I've had two of them since June, and haven't had a problem yet.
     
  8. terpfan1980

    terpfan1980 It's Just TV TCF Club

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    Too bad the suckers that answered those polls before the recent national release for the HR20 can't go back and answer again.

    Too bad those polls don't mean diddly since the chances of seeing a new DirecTV compatible TiVo box are between slim and none and slim has left town.


    If TiVo values DirecTV customers so much why have they not come out with a box that would work with the standalone DirecTV HD receiver to record HD content?? What is stopping TiVo from doing this so that customers that are so loyal to TiVo would have a box that they could use?

    Keep citin' those old polls as you tilt at the windmills RS4. It just makes you look like a loon all the more.
     
  9. Howie

    Howie Out of Pocket TCF Club

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    "You just keep thinking Butch. That's what your good at."
     
  10. drfence

    drfence Dr Fence

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    I'll keep the HR10 and hack it, I've been wanting to do this anyway :)
     
  11. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Done.

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    Why does it matter? So people can't be happy or satisfied with something that isn't Tivo even if they would prefer Tivo? I mean I'd prefer Peanut Butter Ice cream but vanilla is just fine. :cool:

    It is what it is. And there is no MPEG4 Tivo for DirecTV and one isn't coming. Heck, go to cable for a while and if DirecTV does bring in Tivo again you can always switch back. In the meantime you are happy all the way thru, assuming your cable company isn't total (Com)crap that is. ;) :D

    Or give the HR20 a good test drive. See if Tivo comes back. If it doesn't and you hate the HR20 get cable to buy out your commitment. Sounds like a plan.
     
  12. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Done.

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    Perfect. :up:
     
  13. milominderbinder

    milominderbinder New Member

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    You can keep your TiVo for SD, MPEG2 HD, and OTA.

    Add the HR20 for the 50 new MPEG4 channels so far. If you have NFL Sunday Ticket, in August you will have to upgrade to get teh HD feeds.

    You get twice the tuners and twice the storage for $5 extra a month.

    Here are the steps that others have used successfully: HD DVR (HR20) Ordering Tips. Click each link. Please click the link to the agreement to see details about the contract and the fact that any new receiver will create a new 2-year contract.

    In addition, many are having success with the Big Ten Offer. Up to 2 HR20's, through 10/31/07.

    Finally, here is the email that HR10 users are having success with. Here is the email link to use.

    - Craig
     
  14. RS4

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    Both of those polls are out this month so I don't think they're too old :D :D

    Remember, those polls are on the HR20 forum and have been answered by hundreds of folks, so once again I feel quite vindicated about what other folks think about the products. You guys keep comin' over here and tell us how superior those boxes are, and then we'll point out the truth :p :p :p
     
  15. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Done.

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    You keep forgetting that most everyone agrees with the polls. For those that have used Tivo in the past would prefer to continue to use the Tivo interface. Wow, news flash there. Who's saying the HR20 is superior. Just saying it's not a pile of cat poo as you continue to spout.

    You shouldn't feel vindicated at all. The answers is obvious.
     
  16. toneman

    toneman This space for rent

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    Well there are other ways--legitimately or underhandedly--to get out of the 2-year contract besides looking for such buyout deals... ;)
     
  17. Hi8

    Hi8 Switched to ChromeCast!

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    well...

    Direct TV I'm GONE!...


    I just installed an TiVo THX HD S3 -- with comcast . Fantastic!

    I can't believe how much the Tivo can do (Stock) TTG, MRV, import our own video to TiVo... all kinds of 3rd party stuff available.

    I ordered another TiVo THX HD S3 today. I'll say within 2 weeks I'll be making the call to cancel my DTV account. since 1995!

    The HD content is great on Comcast. not the 100 channels that DTV claim they will have but more than enough for me.
     
  18. RS4

    RS4 New Member

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    Congratulations!! Looks like more of us may be joining you soon.
     
  19. gio1269

    gio1269 "HR20 Army"

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    Wait till your your S3 gives you more and more headaches. Its a turd right now with the last update.

    Compcrap... enough said.

    Very few HD channels. But if they have what you want. Enjoy it and the headaches and pain of the S3.
     
  20. fjwagner

    fjwagner New Member

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    reading these threads anymore seems like summer tv re-runs when I was a kid with only the three major networks. :)
     

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