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Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by ethanjacejacob, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. Apr 3, 2006 #1 of 10
    ethanjacejacob

    ethanjacejacob New Member

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    What model of Tivo do I need to buy, to record local HD network channels?
    (abc,nbc,cbs,fox) :cool:
     
  2. Apr 3, 2006 #2 of 10
    stevel

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    If using an off-the-air antenna, HR10-250. If using the satellite, there is no such model and probably never will be. DirecTV says they will offer a new DVR that can receive the HD locals, but it's not a TiVo.

    The HR10 can get the four "distant networks" you named, from either NY or LA, IF you qualify for a waiver.
     
  3. Apr 3, 2006 #3 of 10
    Mr. Belboz

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    Not to hijack this thread, but is there any life expectancy for the DirecTV HD unit with TiVo?

    I am building a house and will probably be moving in around late Sep to early Oct. I want one or two of these, and am curious if I need to worry about these things being phased out by then with a DirecTV made unit.
     
  4. Apr 3, 2006 #4 of 10
    mwasowski

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    Help!

    I've had my TiVo hooked up to my DirecTV for 2 years but somehow since last week my TiVo literally turns off every 11-15 minutes and the reboots (which takes another 5 minutes).

    I've rebooted my TiVo box a few times but that has done nothing.

    Any ideas? Please help!

    Matt
     
  5. Apr 3, 2006 #5 of 10
    JimSpence

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    If you get your local HD via DirecTV, then the HR10-250 will be swapped out. (Details to be determined) If you can get your locals via OTA, then the HDTiVo won't need to be swapped out.
     
  6. Apr 3, 2006 #6 of 10
    rminsk

    rminsk TiVoted TiVo User

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    Please do not hijack threads. This sounds like a failing hard drive.
     
  7. Apr 3, 2006 #7 of 10
    stevel

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    I would expect any swapping out to be optional in the forseeable future.
     
  8. Apr 4, 2006 #8 of 10
    Stanley Rohner

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    I like the details to be determined part.

    They'll probably swap out for free, but charge you a $200 shipping fee.

    I'm sure someone will jump in and say - DIRECTV WILL swap out all HDTV/TIVOs for FREE !!!!
     
  9. Apr 4, 2006 #9 of 10
    ckelly33

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    mwasowski ,
    I had the same problem last week. It takes a "Restore and Delete" and 2-4 hours of doing that and going through the ssetup all over again. And YES, you will lose everything, including shows & settings. Fixed mine though. (information obtaied through tech support at TiVo)
     
  10. newsposter

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    .....unless they turn off mpeg2 and you want TNTHD etc :) But until mpeg2 is turned off, all new national HD will be mpeg2 and hdtivo will be well worth $$$
     

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