Need to Purchase 3 HR10-250's Were Should I purchase?

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by Minge, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. drober30

    drober30 Member

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    After reading this thread my take on this is $499 up front for a leased box is ridicules!

    However, if you can get the box from D* for around $200 and it has a lifetime warranty then I think that is a good deal.

    I donÂ’t plan on upgrading any of my TiVos so cracking the box is not a concern but might be for others.

    The unknown here is how D* will handle the HR10-250 when the new HR20-250 comes out. In other words, if you own can you upgrade right away or choose not to upgrade. If you lease will you be forced to upgrade?

    This is what it states on Circuit City web site under the HR10-250.
    "Note: DIRECTV® services sold separately. A maximum of six (6) receivers may be leased per year, but not more than two (2) DVR receivers, two (2) HD receivers and one (1) HD DVR receiver may by leased in a given year. A separate monthly equipment leasing fee of $4.99 applies."

    I thought this was interesting. Why would D* limit the number of boxes you can have?
     
  2. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

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    maybe they wont have enuf for everyone?

    dish does this... i read if you want more than 1 HD dvr, you are out of luck
     
  3. drober30

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    Originally Posted by cp1966
    So a $499 charge for the HR10-250 with a 5 lnb dish, installation, and then a $200 credit bringing the price down to $299? Thats liveable.

    I just tried to get the $200 credit and the best they would do was a $ 10.00 credit per month for 12 months. So, $120.00 in credits. It's not all up front but hey, I have to pay my bill anyway.

    Mostly it was because the rep saw I had a $200 credit on my first one and a $250 credit on my second one. Overall they have been very generous as a company as not many companies are willing to hand out credits just for asking. I mean my first box was $999.99 but I would have bought it anyway the discounts just made it seem less painful.

    I like the idea of the lifetime warranty. I have had two boxes fail on me and D* replaced them.
     
  4. cp1966

    cp1966 New Member

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    I have a question as to how many RG6 runs ( from the dish to the receiver) I need for the 3 LNB dish needed for the h10-250. I know the 5 LNB for the H20 (?) needs 4, but how bout the triple for the H10-250? And does anyone have an idea as to how many cable runs for the upcoming H20-250?

    Are there good outdoor switches to combine 4 or 3 runs on the outside to 2, then back to 3 or 4 on the inside, so I can use my current 2 lines without having to add more?
     
  5. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

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    if you have only HDtivo you only need 2 lines...but your sig says you have 2 more tivos...so if that's the case, you need a multiswitch with at least 6 lines out...and all 4 lines in to the m/s are necessary
     
  6. cp1966

    cp1966 New Member

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    I understand that, but right now I have a dual LNB on the roof feeding all 4 (Im not using the dual tuner function). But for the new HDTivo I can use a different dish (keeping my rooftop dual LNB) and having the new dish feed the HDTivo only.

    Otherwise, I have lots more wiring to run.

    IF I replace my rooftop dish, which only has 2 cables running to my 3x4 multiswitch, I will have to run more wires inside my house. It would be easier for me to just add a dish and run thos cables directly to where the HDTivo would go.
     

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