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Do dual tuner DVRs count as one box or two?

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#1 OFFLINE   kucharsk



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Posted 11 June 2008 - 02:09 PM

Stupid question here:

Do you need to pay the $5 "additional box" fee to use both tuners on a 622/722 or are both tuners considered one "unit"?

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#2 OFFLINE   Michael P

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 02:55 PM

It depends, keep the phone line plugged in and it counts as one unit (no additional fee). OTOH if you do not connect the phone line (or connect it through broadband) they will eventually charge you the additional box fee.
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Posted 11 June 2008 - 03:25 PM

As Michael says, as long as you keep a phone line attached, it is considered one unit. I have a 622 in a location that doesn't have a phone jack nearby, so I use one of those RadioShack remote phone units that does the job admirably... and it saves me $5/mo. ;)
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Posted 11 June 2008 - 06:54 PM

If you're counting your lease options, it counts as 2 rooms, even if used in Single Mode.
It counts as 1 box against the max of 6 boxes you can have, leased or owned.
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#5 OFFLINE   gweempose



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Posted 12 June 2008 - 06:53 PM

Another option is to use the ethernet connection if you don't happen to have a phone jack nearby.

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