DirecTV or Cable?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Okeemike, Jan 14, 2006.

  1. Okeemike

    Okeemike Tastes like lemons

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    Ok, here's my problem. I REALLY want to stick with TiVo, however, I've got DirecTV and do not want to lose my dual tuners. Now, it's my understanding that TiVo will be coming out with a dual tuner model in the near future, so I could go with cable, however, it appears that I'll need a digital cable box in order to get the higher numbered channels. So, does anyone have a solution that would allow me to go with either Satellite or Cable, AND let me access all the channels that I want AND let me keep the dual tuners?

    I know I'm asking for a lot, but I have been spoiled with my DirecTivo for the past 5+ years, and can't imagine going to a single tuner.
     
  2. Okeemike

    Okeemike Tastes like lemons

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  3. Gregor

    Gregor save the princess save the world TCF Club

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    I don't know if HD is in your picture, but I'm using the Comcast HD DVR with dual tuners. It's no Tivo, but it's a reasonable interim solution. As soon as I get a HD Tivo, it's getting kicked to the curb.
     
  4. cherry ghost

    cherry ghost Well-Known Member

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    Don't mean to highjack here, but did Comcast let you pick up the DVR or did they make you have it delivered by a technician?
     
  5. Okeemike

    Okeemike Tastes like lemons

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    According to that video link, the Series 3 is HD.
     
  6. jmace57

    jmace57 Large Member

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    I have 2 Series 2 SA TiVos (connected to satellite boxes) and 2 DirecTiVos. I just picked up a HD PVR (Scientific Atlanta 8300HD) from Time Warner locally. My plan is to keep this (for HD) until the TiVo Series 3 or next generation HD PVR from DirecTV comes out. Month-to-month "rental" so I have flexibility.

    Jim
     

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