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DIRECTV is killing Series II TiVos.


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#26 OFFLINE   P Smith

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 10:15 PM

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 02:22 PM

That thread is not an encouraging read. I'm sure there's some good developments in the works, but when one's budget dictates sticking with aging technology (SD CRT-based sets) and your content supplier acts like you're doing a really big favor to let you go on paying for what they resent supplying, you know there's a boulder rolling toward you, and you just don't know when it's going to hit.

They're trolling my 92 year old dad with a "deal" that would put him under a 24 month contract. He won't even buy new underwear, because he might not get that much use out of them.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 05:06 PM

I had one of the old DirecTiVos Series 2 when I became a subscriber in August, 2003. The 40GB hard drives were quickly replaced with two 160GB hard drives. One of the biggest issues with the old DirecTiVos is that one of the tuners would give out. In addition, the receivers are not SWiM compatible. Also, they have not been sold in over seven years. They are MPEG2 only.

Part of the confusion is that, a long long time ago, DireTV did sell a HD DirecTiVo, however the limiting factor was that it decoded a MPEG2 HD stream. It got discontinued when DirecTV implemented a MPEG4 HD Stream. This was WAY before the THR22 by years.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 05:52 PM

The other thread describes an issue that doesn't affect any DTiVo. It has nothing to do with MPEG2 vs. MPEG4.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:40 PM

I live in Colorado. I have a Series I DTivo. I only have a round 18" dish with the single dual output LNB.
I still get my locals (as of last night) and have not seen any notices or such that they are going away.
Loss of the locals will lead to immediate termination of my account by me (unless they give me a free SD DVR with no commitment, even then it is iffy).

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 08:10 PM

In March, 2012, I fried an RCA DVR 80 Series II TiVo box by letting it get too hot in my motor home.  Since we were in the Los Angeles area I drove to WeakKnees and paid the $200 lease fee to get a THR22.  I discovered that the THR22 does not have a coaxial RF out jack.  Only HDMI and component video.  The coach has a "box of many buttons" that allows configuring the two TV's in various ways.  OTA, DVD, VCR, DBS, etc. to either or both of the TV's.  It uses coaxial RG? cables only.  There are no provisions for HDMI or component video and no practical way to install them. 

 

We had a replacement SeriesII DirecTV TiVo at home and have since activated it and use it in the motor home as was done with the prior box.  The THR22 was hooked up to a newer TV in our sticks and bricks home that has HDMI input and all is good again..

 

The question is; if at some point we must insert a THR22 into the motorhome configuration, is there some kind of converter box that will take the THR22's HDMI output and turn it into an RF signal on an RG? coaxial connector?  The goal is to deliver the THR22's signal to the distribution box on an RG? cable - no more and no less.  Less power consumption is better than more power consumption.  We have ample power but generated heat is the problem.

 

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 08:26 PM

it's time to replace old RV switch box; get HDMI type and be sure all your TV has HDMI input



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Posted 04 May 2013 - 04:25 PM

Get a cheap modulator from Radio Shack. Connect the composite video and two audio wires (yellow, red, white) to the modulator. The modulator will give you the RF over coax you need.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 04:48 PM

using RF today is nonsense - you can get HDTV monitors (not TV!) cheap for all sizes !



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 07:04 PM

LI-SVT has the right idea.  The THR22 has a composite video (and analog audio) output - use that with a traditional modulator. There's no need to mess with HDMI if all you want is modulated RF.


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