Tivo Series 2 and the HD H20 receiver from Directv

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by ebertran, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. ebertran

    ebertran New Member

    Jan 9, 2006


    Hi, newbie here, so pardon my ignorance. My question is the following:

    I am looking to upgrade my directv receiver to the H20, because I am planning to go to the 5lnb dish when it comes out for the eventual local HD, and also, because I am hoping to improve the signal quality coming out of my HDTV when watching non hi-def programming. My Directv looks horrible on my Sony 30xbr-910.

    Is the H20 compatible with Tivo? I saw the back of it and it does not include a low speed data port for changing channels, so what do you guys that own it do? Is the only solution the horrible IR connection? Should I hold out for another receiver?

    Does anyone here own a series 2 Tivo and a H20? What do you do?

  2. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

    Oct 18, 2002
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  3. batv0r

    batv0r New Member

    May 10, 2005
  4. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

    Sep 19, 2001
    Binghamton, NY
    You say your HDTV looks terrible now. Well, recording from the H20 (if you could) won't help that much. The recording will be SD (480i). You have two choices if staying with DirecTV, HR10-250 (which can't record the new MPEG4 HD channels) or the HR20 (which doesn't have the TiVo interface).
  5. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

    Aug 23, 2000
    Nashua, NH


    Um, who says the H20 is incompatible? Lots of people are using this combination. It works, but placement of the IR emitter is tricky. Here is some info on that.
  6. timkautz

    timkautz New Member

    Jan 3, 2009
    I tried the following and it worked perfectly:

    "What I found on my H20 I had to have the 2 L shape IR on the right side of the round manual tuner dial on the center of the unit which there is no reason for this to work unless the receiver is located in this area. Mount them just to the right of the dial by the first button about an inch out. Mine would not work over the sensor on the front of the unit but way to the right of it, shooting the signal no where near it but it does work."

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