DirecTV and Standalone Tivo Units

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by jonmori, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. jonmori

    jonmori New Member

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    Hello All,

    I was considering making the switch from Comcast to DirecTV and since I already have a series 2.5 with a lifetime subscription I wanted to make sure that it would work with the DirecTV receivers. Would it work just like your standard cable box via serial cable or IR cable?

    Also, I managed to pickup an RCA DVR80 DirecTivo unit at a yard sale for $10 this past weekend. Will this unit continue to be supported by DirecTV for the foreseeable future? I know that they have their own version of DVR software similar to the Comcast DVR software.

    Thanks!
     
  2. HiDefGator

    HiDefGator New Member

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    The RCA DTivo box should continue to work for years to come.

    The combined DirecTivo boxes are so much nicer of a solution than a separate box and Tivo that I wouldn't even consider the latter.
     
  3. catcard

    catcard MoxiDVR

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    Honey...
    To answer the original question - yes you will be able to use your series 2.5 with a DTV receiver.
     
  4. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    Yes, you can use a DirecTV receiver with a Standalone TiVo.

    You can use the RCA DVR, if it is "clean" accountwise.
     

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