Making the switch to HR20

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by deepthinker, Oct 6, 2006.

  1. Lee L

    Lee L Got Basenji?

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    More than likely, the HR20 guinea pigs will help D* make the HR30 much better. Just wait for that one. ;)
     
  2. ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

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    Basically you can run something similar like I have:

    AT9 -> Zinwel WB68 Switch.... off that swtich:

    4 lines to my 2 HR20's
    4 lines to my multiswitch array:
    The array is the 4 spliters which feed two JVI 4x8 multiswitch; which give me the 16 ports for all the other non-mpeg4 receivers
     
  3. mwinn

    mwinn Memeber

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    Personally I REALLY like the TIVO suggestions. I don't want to have to plan in advance everything I may want to watch. I set up a season pass for my must see's, then enjoy the suggestions other times. I like getting a sitcom or movie recorded that I may have otherwise missed. I also think TIVO does a great job of recording what I do like, albeit sometime in teaching it with the thumbs up and down buttons.
     
  4. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Done.

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    That would be fine by me. In the meantime I get to record HD and get the new MPEG4 channels as they light up. :up:

    Then when the "next" gen HD DVR box comes out in a couple years I simply swap out my leased HR20 for the latest and greatest. :D
     
  5. bbodin

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    and unfortunately probably pay another $300 lease fee :(
     
  6. ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

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    Good thing they are only $99 right now if you already own an HR10
     
  7. Krookut

    Krookut New Member

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    Can the H20 record the MPEG2 network (E/W coast) HD feeds as well as the HD network locals? I like getting the NY locals for sports.
     
  8. ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

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    No, the H20 can not.... but the HR20 can :D

    However once your MPEG4 locals are lit up, your days are numbered on how long you will have the NY locals.

    And do check... DirecTV just announced 25 more cities today.
     
  9. utvnut

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    I've got 3 HR10s. (Only one with 6.3) I'm not stuck on tivo software if the HR20 is the future so why pay anything? What happened to free swap out for the HR10?

    I would expect to swap all 3 for free, maybe not all at once but maybe one then after they get more availability (and I get used to it and see if it's OK) then swap the others.

    Is that going to be the deal because with good off air locals there is no reason to give them any more money.
     
  10. ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

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    So wait until they start shutting down the MPEG-2's... then you have a chance to get it for free.

    Untill then $99 is what the offer is.
     
  11. bbodin

    bbodin New Member

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    yea, that HR10 that most paid $200-1000 for. You make it sound like a bargain though :)
     
  12. ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

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    But they don't take your HR10... you keep it as well.

    They are just offering owners of the HR10, an HR20 for $99...
     
  13. Sir_winealot

    Sir_winealot Seenyer Member

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    Remember too that it is now leased equipment ...so you do not own it ...and if you ever leave D* you must return it to them.
     
  14. ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

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    Then again... if you ever leave DirecTV with it, the unit is no good.
    It will not work without DirecTV Service.
     
  15. Sir_winealot

    Sir_winealot Seenyer Member

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    Ah, very true ....but if you owned it and then left D*, you could always sell it and recoup a portion of your initial expenditure.
     
  16. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Done.

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    Prolly not worth a whole lot though since it's a leased unit and you can get them for $99 bucks now in an upgrade. But you'll never now what someone on e-Bay will pay for something. :up:
     
  17. Sir_winealot

    Sir_winealot Seenyer Member

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    Ah...the cavalry. :D


    Er...exactly my point ...it's a leased unit. We're kinda goin' in circles here.

     
  18. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Done.

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    :D
     

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