DirecTV and Standalone Tivo Units

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

  1. jonmori

    jonmori New Member

    Jul 28, 2005


    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.

  2. HiDefGator

    HiDefGator New Member

    Oct 12, 2004
    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

    Mar 2, 2001
    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

    Feb 18, 2004
    Ontario Canada.
    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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