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If I get fed up with the R15 enough...

Discussion in 'DIRECTV SD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by ajseagles3, Feb 21, 2006.

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  1. ajseagles3

    ajseagles3 Legend

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    ...I'll be looking to purchase an older and very solid D* receiver with TiVo. What's the model out there that has the best track record?

    My favorite features are a series link that actually only records new episodes, at least 50 hours worth of recording time, stability with the guide.

    Any suggestions, should I get to the breaking point?

    P.S. I have two feeds from the sat, so one that is capable of recording 2 shows at the same time or recording 1 and watching another is absolutely vital.
     
  2. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    The next-previous DVR that D* had was the R10 which is Tivo based. It has 2 tuners, and meets your requirements. I think the latest R10's have 70 hour capacity.

    The R10 is pretty well locked down. You can't implement networking or other "hacks" that were done on older boxes without changing a soldered in IC.

    So, if you are not interested in networking or home media environments, the R10 should work very well for you. Order it on-line from any of several vendors including valueelectronics, weaknees, and solidsignal. I'm sure there are others also, those just come to mind immediately.

    If you want a box that lends itself to greater modification, go over to www.tivocommunity.com, and ask your question there.

    Carl
     
  3. spanishannouncetable

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    www.valueelectronics.com still has new DTiVos in stock.

    Order one and activate it by the end of February and it will be free after rebate (unless you already cashed in the rebate to get your R-15).

    You can also get a refurbed DTiVo from Directv for $14.95 s&h. No commitment extention necessary. Order it from the website (no phone orders) using the code DVR4ME. This offer also expires Feb. 28. Directv is going to a hardware lease program, so don't wait much longer for either of these deals - the price for a DTiVo will probably go way up starting March 1.
     
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