HR10-250 and HR20-300 on same system???

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  1. jksellman

    jksellman New Member

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    Is it possible to operate both a HR10-250 and HR20-300 (?) on the same system?
    Would there be a fee for each unit?
     
  2. unixadm

    unixadm Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I have two HR10-250's and an HR20 on my account...no problem whatsoever.

    You do need to have a 5 LNB dish and updated multiswitch for the HR20 to work.

    There is a $4.99 additional receiver mirror fee for every receiver you add to the account above and beyond the first receiver.

    ie: If you have a total of 3 receivers (DVR's or not), the programming package is on the first receiver and there would be a $4.99 mirror fee for other two of them.......so you would pay $9.98 for the receivers on top of your programming package.

    There is also a $4.99 DVR fee on the account fif you have a DVR....that is a single fee no matter how many DVR's you have on the account. If you have "Premier" package, there is no DVR fee.
     
  3. ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

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    FYI... the HR20-300 doesn't exist.
    The 3 digits after the model number, no longer reflect the size of the hard drive.

    IT is HR20-700 where the 700 denotes the manufacturer.
     
  4. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    And isn't the DVR fee now $5.99?
     
  5. jediphish

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    Is there just a single DVR fee if you have both the HR20-700 and a Tivo (HR10-250). I'm only referring to the different platforms, not the fact that there are multiple DVRs in play. I though that the DVR fee for the HR10 went to Tivo whereas the DVR for the HR20 would be kept by D*. So, if you have both, do you get charged two fees?
     
  6. ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

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    You are only charged one fee.

    It is $5.99 now... there are still somepeople grandfathred to $4.99, but if you add a new DVR it is upped to $5.99

    One $5.99 fee covers ALL DVRs on your account.
     
  7. Packertivo

    Packertivo Packer/Tivo Fan

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    What about having the lifetime Tivo? Still an additional fee for both models?
     
  8. ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

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    Nope... The TiVo lifetime covers any DVR+ system as well.
     
  9. ike

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    I've been meaning to ask this question... what if you paid for a lifetime TiVo subscription for a Standard Definition TiVo and now want to upgrade to HD and REPLACE the SD TiVo with an HR20 HD DVR?

    I always thought you had to maintain the original TiVo-based DVR that you paid for the lifetime subscription on to maintain the lifetime subscription status.
     
  10. RedSunshine

    RedSunshine New Member

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    The lifetime status is of the unit, not for you. If you replace the unit you will lose the lifetime status.
     
  11. scs_x5

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    What if I add an HD DVR, can I mirror the lifetime sub?
     
  12. MikeNorman

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    I bought the lifetime subscription with my first TIVO a Sony SAT-60 which after many years it went bad and I replace it with a Direct unit. The lifetime subscription moved to the new unit. I have since bought three more TIVO's including the HR10-250. These units were also included under the lifetime subscription.

    I believe the lifetime subscription stays active as long as you have TIVO's units attached.
    Mike
     
  13. ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

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    That is different.

    That Lifetime is between you and TiVo, Inc.

    The "lifetimes" that are tied to DirecTV, had to be purchased about 5 years ago, when it was still "TiVo with DirecTV" systems... basically before DirecTV took over the billing (there was a small period of time after that you could get a lifetime for a DTivo, but it has long since been over).

    A lifetime on an SA is not transferable to a DirecTV DVR service account.
     
  14. ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

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    Actually...

    Once your "lifetime" is pinned to your DirecTV account, it is then tied to the account. You should be able to shutdown the SAT-60
     
  15. ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

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    If you have "lifetime" on your DirecTV account, then yes... your lifetime will cover an HD-DVR
     
  16. ike

    ike New Member

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    Thanks for the response. Maybe I was a little unclear.

    THe lifetime I'm referring to is with a DirecTV Receiver with TiVo - not a standalone TiVo. At the time, I think it was a $200 fee. This is what my father has.

    I'm wondering if he could replace his DirecTV reciever with TiVo with a new HR20 HD DVR and still have the lifetime DVR subscription and not pay an additional monthly DVR fee
     
  17. ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

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    Yes, he should be able to.
    Just DON'T deactivate the DTivo model, until after the HR20 is activated.
    I would wait at least 1 day to avoid any mess ups.
     
  18. ike

    ike New Member

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    Great. Thanks for the EXTREMELY quick response !!
     

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