Should I be ready to change tivo?

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by coachO, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. coachO

    coachO New Member

    Nov 25, 2004
    New HD channels ( Mpeg 4) are coming out really soon on D*. I cant get them on my HR10-250 which will soon really bother me. I dont want the HR20 (primarily due to the 2 year commitment and no dual buffers) and have been waiting for an alternative.

    An alternative: The Tivo HD receiver for cable just came out at $299.

    Sell my two HR10-250 units and buy two Tivo HDs ( might loose a few dollars) but no two year commitment so it is worth it. I dropped Sunday ticket when they charged for HD so no loss here. This way I dont have to deal with the HR20 nor D* and I stay with Tivo.

    I guess I need to compare the costs, but I am sure it will be similar. Since I never seem to know all that is going on, what am I missing?
  2. iaflyer

    iaflyer New Member

    Oct 21, 2001
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Have you included the monthly cost that you pay to Tivo? I'm not sure what it is - something on the order of $12.95 - $16.95 I think.

    Also these days it seems that cable companies give a lot of incentives to getting rid of the dish, that might offset some of the loss in selling the Directv equipment or the month fees.
  3. Redux

    Redux No intent to annoy

    Oct 19, 2004
    Certainly at $299 ($269 at CCity with the coupon) it's attractive.

    But dont rule out sticking with DirecTV and the HR10-250 until you've really analyzed your needs and looked at your alternatives thoroughly.

    You've got to find out what Cable offers you (or FIOS if you can get it), what you can get OTA, what the new HiDef channels are that DirecTV acually delivers, when they deliver them. Also consider alternative content sources now and in the near-term future.
  4. Puppy76

    Puppy76 Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2004
    All I know is I wouldn't want to mess with their non-Tivo DVR :)

    I'd warn you that the Series 3/HD Tivos don't have Tivo To Go yet, but I guess your current models never did.
  5. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

    Sep 19, 2001
    Binghamton, NY
    And, don't forget that the HR10 can receive and record your local HD OTA.
  6. Old Moe

    Old Moe New Member

    Jul 27, 2007
    And, don't forget that the Tivo HD receivers won't work with satellite TV
  7. Whynot

    Whynot New Member

    Jul 20, 2007

    WTF are you talking about?
  8. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

    Oct 18, 2002
    Mill Creek,...
    Old Moe means that the Series 3 HD Tivos cannot be used with DirecTV or Dish Network satellite equipment. The Series 3 HD Tivos can only record from their Cable TV tuners and cable company provided CableCards.
  9. Whynot

    Whynot New Member

    Jul 20, 2007

    Ooohhh thought we where talking about HR10 here since the previous post referenced it.
  10. drew2k

    drew2k Drew != Drawn

    Jun 9, 2003
    Long Island, NY
    You must have missed Puppy's reference to the Series 3.
  11. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

    Sep 19, 2001
    Binghamton, NY
    Not to mention that the OP alluded to it as well. :)

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