DirecTV raising prices $3-$5 on 2/27/08

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by incog-neato, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. gio1269

    gio1269 "HR20 Army"

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    If you are sitting there and listening to these conference calls, the HR20/21 is the LEAST of your worries!! :D LMFAO!!
     
  2. incog-neato

    incog-neato ObamaGuy

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    But aren't you paying TiVo around $20/month on top of that? Plus no access to On Demand and PPV?
     
  3. shibby191

    shibby191 New Member

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    If that's the case then I suggest you step on over to DBSTalk and have the guys troubleshoot the problem for you. If it's multiple boxes, unless you're really unlucky then you may have some power problems or something else going on. Anyway, go over there for some detailed help.
     
  4. Pictor Guy

    Pictor Guy New Member

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    No. I'm transferring the lifetime sub from two older S1's onto the new TiVo's. Even if I had to pay monthly it would work out much cheaper this way. As for On Demand and PPV. I never use On Demand and almost never use PPV so those two features won't be missed one bit.
     
  5. Adam1115

    Adam1115 Well-Known Member

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    YES, we ALL KNOW how you feel. You don't need to keep telling us!
     
  6. jfischer

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    Methinks you need a new box. I have an HR20 and an HR21, and they don't lock up twice a week. My HR20 sometimes loses its RF remote settings and I have to reset it, but that's not real common. I've never had either one lock up so far (knock on wood!)
     
  7. HiDefGator

    HiDefGator New Member

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    Agreed. I have three HR20's and they have all been running without a lockup for the last 6 months.
     
  8. gio1269

    gio1269 "HR20 Army"

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    Hell no! The SD and HD quality of Comcrap and the CS is the WORST I have ever dealt with/seen around here. Comcast in the Anti-Christ!

    Even there so called HS Internet sucks as well.
     
  9. rickmeoff

    rickmeoff New Member

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    then me thinks ....since he said he has 'multiple boxes' that have the same problem....that that would probably be a waste of time.

    i have to do a reset about once a month or so, and felt that this was simply a part of being an hr20 owner.

    but twice a week sucks.
     
  10. shibby191

    shibby191 New Member

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    Yea, if it's multiple boxes there there is something envrinmental going on like power issues and the boxes not on a UPS or the most common thing which also aflicts Tivo and computers in genreal is too much heat. If it gets overheated it will lock up. I've seen many cases of this exact behavior simply being the boxes getting too hot due to poor ventalation. Had a friend put a computer fan in his enclosed rack at the top to vent the hot air and he reduced the temp in the rack by 25 degrees. It is amazing how much heat all our electronics put out.
     
  11. jfischer

    jfischer New Member

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    I will add that both my HR20 and HR21 are on UPS's, which may contribute to their stability. I kept my HD-Tivo on one as well.
     
  12. 5thcrewman

    5thcrewman Active Member

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    I have 3 HR-20s that maybe need a RBR once every 3 months and that's between all three of them. Pretty stable. The recent new feature push was nicely done too. Still, I am waiting until my committment is over in September, but right now Verizon isn't looking to be any better a deal with their FiOS unless they have some bundle plan for existing FiOS phone/Net users that I'm not seeing and their boxes don't have enough HD capacity and so I have to factor in TiVo purchases on top of that. :|
     
  13. danmcd

    danmcd New Member

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    I switched from non-HD D* to TiVo HD + a (shock!) single multi-stream card from Comcast. Comcast *is* a bit more, but when FiOS rolls into town I can play the two pigopolists off each other.

    BTW, you're in Florida, so there are still open, but going-out-of-business CompUSA stores that'll give you a decent price on TiVo HD like I got.

    Good luck, with whatever you choose!

    Dan
     
  14. hiker

    hiker S.o.N.Y.D.a.C.

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    The SD DNS fees are also going up to $2.99 single network east & west feed, $11.99 all four. The D* PDF link is here.
     
  15. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

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    got my notice today...do they design these increases to come before April 15 so they get our money before the irs :)
     

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