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About to take the plunge!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by X-Files, Jun 4, 2007.

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  1. Jun 4, 2007 #1 of 12
    X-Files

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    Questions.

    1. Can I keep my current Tivo unit activated?

    2. How do I make sure to get the HR20-700?

    3. Am I going to be shocked by the interface compared to TiVo?

    4. I have used a Comcast HD DVR and it really sucks. Is the HR20 much better? Anyone used both?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jun 4, 2007 #2 of 12
    Indiana627

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    1) If you are just adding an HR20 and not replacing your HR10, then you shouldn't have a problem.
    2) Not sure, usually depends on what the installer has on the truck. Unless you go to a local store and buy the -700, but then you'll have to pay full price.
    3) Just got my HR20 yesterday. Different than the HR10, but not drastically. Both get you where you want to go.
    4). Can't comment, never used Comcast DVR.
     
  3. Jun 4, 2007 #3 of 12
    Michael D'Angelo

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    :welcome_s to DBStalk

    1. Yes you can still use your TiVo.
    2. The only way to make sure you get a -700 is to buy it at a retail store.
    3. It is a lot different then the TiVo. But I was a TiVo user for years and I like the HR20 better.
    4. Had Comcast years ago and hated it. Never had there DVR.
     
  4. Jun 4, 2007 #4 of 12
    Tom Robertson

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    I've touched the comcast, but not long enough to really form an opinion. To me it's just another DVR.

    You can also get rebates from the CSRs even if you buy from BB or CC. As always, your mileage will depend upon how good and how long a customer you are.

    And because hard drives fail, I suggest you keep a second DVR to backup the primary.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  5. Jun 4, 2007 #5 of 12
    X-Files

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    Is there a reason to get a specific version?

    I can not find the specs on the different models.

    The family has been a TiVo family for a long time.

    How are your family experiences?
     
  6. Jun 4, 2007 #6 of 12
    X-Files

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    Another question.

    Does anybody know if the Harmony 880 work with the HR20?
     
  7. Jun 4, 2007 #7 of 12
    Bish

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    Yes
     
  8. Jun 6, 2007 #8 of 12
    X-Files

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    What type of multiswitch comes with the new 5LNB dish? What should I look for?

    I will need 6 connections.

    2 - HR20
    2 - D* TiVo
    1 - D* TiVo (only one tuner because I can not get another cable to that location)
    1 - Plain D* receiver
     
  9. Jun 6, 2007 #9 of 12
    Michael D'Angelo

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    You need the Zinwell WB68 multi-switch. Make sure Directv adds it to the work order.
     
  10. X-Files

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    On line with them right now and they are offering the $199 deal. I guess I will need to apply pressure.
     
  11. braven

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    I came from the Motorola Comcast DVR and I think the HR20 is a better. The GUI is MUCH better.
     
  12. X-Files

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    Install scheduled for this Thursday AM 8-12. Got the setup for just shipping! :D

    I forgot to ask a question.

    Will they do the install in the same location as the old dish? This is a necessity. I just figured they would use the same location.
     
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