HR10 MPEG2/HR20 MPEG4 dish question

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  1. jbauer

    jbauer New Member

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    Hi All,

    I'm going through the same hand wringing that many of you are.

    I LOVE my TiVo and my HR10, but it seems our hands are really being forced. I guess that I have to now consider the HR20 in order to get the new HD content that is coming. Not at all interested in cable.

    Ok, so my question - I share a dish with another homeowner in my building. If I switch to an MPEG4 compatible dish, will the guy that I share the dish with - who has MPEG2 equipment, lose his signal?

    Also, seperate question - does the HR20 have OTA? If not, is it wired for it and going to be an upcoming feature?

    - Thanx
    - Jon
     
  2. BigBearf

    BigBearf New Member

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    jbauer,
    The HR10 and HR20 both run on the 5 LNB dish just fine. The HR20 does support OTA. Hope this helps.
    BigBearf
     
  3. TyroneShoes

    TyroneShoes HD evangelist

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    Sure, it'll work.

    But my advice? I would graciously disconnect from and "donate" to the other homeowner sole ownership of the existing dish and install the 5-lnb for yourself. Even if replacing it for both owners goes perfectly, the first little problem he ever has will become your problem.
     
  4. jbauer

    jbauer New Member

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    San...
    Hm. I have a 4 LNB dish up there now, has been there for about 4.5 years, we spent about $400 to have it done "right" - with a non penetrating mount and all, and haven't had any problems... I hear what you are saying, but my experience has been pretty good so far...

    - Jon
     
  5. jbauer

    jbauer New Member

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    Ok, so what's a better deal, to swap my HR10 for an HR20 with DirecTV or sell the HR10 myself and buy an HR20 from DTV?

    - Jon
     
  6. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

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    DirecTV will most likely let you keep your HR10-250 if you upgrade ("swap") for an HR20 HD DVR. Many of us use both.
     
  7. jbauer

    jbauer New Member

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    San...
    Yeah, just finishing on the phone with DTV.

    They gave me the the HR20, dish, installation, & 6 months of SHO all for free. No swap.

    Thanks all!

    - Jon
     
  8. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    4 LNB dish? Never heard of such a beast. Maybe you're referring to the 4 outputs from the dish.

    You'll have to see if the larger masted 5LNB dish can be mounted on the non-penetrating mount.
     
  9. jbauer

    jbauer New Member

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    San...
    Oops. Yeah, that's what I meant. Yeah, I hope the new dish will fit. I'll look into that.

    - Thanx
    - Jon
     
  10. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    Good luck!
     

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