Help! Need a new DTV Tivo!!!

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by Dunnoanything, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. Jan 7, 2006 #1 of 11
    Dunnoanything

    Dunnoanything New Member

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    I LOVE Tivo. However, one of my philips 704's (35hr?) went out. I am not technically inclined to fix or coordinate fixing. I don't even know where my philips is on the scale of DTivo's.

    I attempted to buy anothor but when I got home found the DTV has their own DVR instead of Tivo's. I have had one night and want to get rid of it.

    The new HD DTV with Tivo is still pretty pricey for me and thought I would wait until it comes down a bit more in price. Being that I am not technically inclined I don't need to be on the cusp of technology.

    Any suggestions on what I should buy to simply fullfil my Tivo needs? I thought about just buying another used philips from ebay but saw threads warning against this.

    Thanks for your help and suggestions! I am dying without my Tivo!!
     
  2. Jan 7, 2006 #2 of 11
    Gunnyman

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    Robert is a forum member here as well as a sponsor. I thik he has some DVR80's in stock or perhaps Samsungs.
    And you qualify for the free after rebate deal too.
     
  3. Jan 7, 2006 #3 of 11
    Dunnoanything

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    So the hughes DVR80 instead of the R10.... And thanks for such a quick response!
     
  4. Jan 7, 2006 #4 of 11
    tomo_kun

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    Just use the R10. It doesnt matter, as long as its a TiVo.

    Keep in mind, if you want *ANY* of the future DirecTV/PMP/Computer features, you would want an R15. Personally, I love my R15. Sure its not a TiVo, but it gets the job done.
     
  5. Jan 7, 2006 #5 of 11
    Billy66

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    Don't get an R10 if you want to zipper. Get one of the other S2 TiVo's.
     
  6. Jan 7, 2006 #6 of 11
    Dunnoanything

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    If I get the S2 then I understand that I lose the ability to record two shows at one time.. correct?
     
  7. Jan 7, 2006 #7 of 11
    Billy66

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    No, you want an S2 DirecTv receiver with TiVo. All of those support dual tuners.
     
  8. Jan 7, 2006 #8 of 11
    Dunnoanything

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    And one of those would be? I don't know how to identify an S2 DTivo receiver.. Hence the screen name.
     
  9. Jan 7, 2006 #9 of 11
    tomo_kun

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    As long as its not one of the old Hughes GXCEBOT, philips DSR6000 or the Sony Sat-T60, its a series 2. Series 2 units that are hackable are the ones that are NOT the DirecTV R10 (IE, HDVR2, SD-DVR40/80, DSR 704, DSR 7000 etc.
     
  10. Gunnyman

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    or you could stick with the info I gave in your 1st post.
     
  11. Dunnoanything

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    Gunny - Was trying to. Didn't know if I should get the R10 or the Hughes DVR80 and posted as such. I have verified that the hughes DVR80 is a series 2 and so can follow everyone's advice. Ordering now... thanks all!
     

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