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OK - my friend still has an old Ultimate TV DVR that hasn't died. He wants to put HD in - they are scheduled to come out on Febryary 8th to replace his dish.

He wants to know if he can someone keep the UltimateTV connected to record the non-HD shows.

I told him he should buy and HD Tivo DVR.

Who is right? And if he can keep the UltimateTV, how does is get lined up.

Thanks.
 

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Sure, just use the UTV separately. It is a DirecTV receiver as is the HDTiVo. He just needs two more lines from his dish and or multiswitch. The new dish is probably a triple LNB with four outputs, so two for the UTV and two for the HDTiVo.
 

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I don't think he's getting an HDTivo (at least he wasn't planning to). He wanted to try and leave the UTV in the loop to record non-HD channels.

Will he still need four lines?
 

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If he is not going to get a HD DVR he will only need three lines - two to the UTV and one to the new HD receiver. Why doesn't he want to get the HD Tivo? :confused:
 

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The UTV will cost him $9.99/month vs. $4.99 for a DTivo. I like the UTV UI better than Tivo but the Tivo just does certain things better than any other DVR on the market. If he doesn't want to get a HDTivo (which is downright silly if he's switching to HD) then tell him he can pick up a used DTivo on ebay for less than $50. The difference in monthly fees will pay for the DTivo in less than a year. Since he'll have to commit to a 2-year extension anyway he'll save himself a bundle in the long run.
 

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He is being outrageously cheap and doesn't want to pay for the HDTivo. What. Easy answer - get the HDTivo.
 
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