TIVO And Satelite HD (DirecTV or DISH)

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by al_j_anderson, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. vazquezj324

    vazquezj324 now THIS is Colorado

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    I find it intriguing when these foolish posts come around and they always sound like the same person is writing all of them.
     
  2. bicker

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    And that is something, perhaps, that al_j_anderson should pursue: Getting the government to impose all requirements applied to cable onto satellite. That's at least a valid perspective.
     
  3. NickIN

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    Amen. I hope with the change in administration, whoever it is, that the FCC will change their tune a little and treat all video providers the same. While I'm no fan of these idiot cable companies at all, I definately think the government should be creating a level playing field instead of making one rule for a set of companies while letting their direct competition go right around it.

    CableCards, tru2way, or whatever comes next should apply to all of them....telcos, satellite, cable, etc!
     
  4. mattack

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    Very much nitpicking: As far as I understand it, the satellite companies have *waivers* from the CableCard mandate.

    So in other words, it's not like they exactly picked on just the cable companies.. they picked on "everybody", but then let DISH & DirecTV out of it. (temporarily?)

    FIOS uses CableCards.. I'm not sure if that's because they're required to, or it was the easiest way to do what they wanted.
     
  5. GreenMonkey

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    If you really must have satellite, the Dish VIP622/722 is a very good DVR. I used it for a few years before getting the TivoHD. Better in some ways and worse in others than the Tivo.
     
  6. hammer32

    hammer32 TiVo Combat Crew

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