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#26 OFFLINE   dcowboy7

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 04:21 PM

I cant OTA -- i need my sports -- OTA sux big time in that area.



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#27 OFFLINE   damondlt

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 05:24 PM

Had a question, I I bought a Roamio, and a Roamio Plus with 2 minis they can all interact correct?
Like a Directv Genie and HRS?


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#28 OFFLINE   Diana C

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 06:51 PM

Had a question, I I bought a Roamio, and a Roamio Plus with 2 minis they can all interact correct?
Like a Directv Genie and HRS?

Yes, the Roamio line is pretty much identical to the Genie (with the "program guide" tuner available to the user and the option of a 3TB drive out of the box). The Minis are pretty much the same as the DirecTV Cxx clients. All of them can interact with each other...the DVRs can interact with each other and the Minis can access all DVRs on the LAN. In fact, Roamios and Minis can also interact with the older TiVo Premieres.

Note: The base Roamio can receive OTA or digital cable, but not both at the same time. The Plus and Pro are digital cable only.

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 06:54 PM

Yes, the Roamio line is pretty much identical to the Genie (with the "program guide" tuner available to the user and the option of a 3TB drive out of the box). The Minis are pretty much the same as the DirecTV Cxx clients. All of them can interact with each other...the DVRs can interact with each other and the Minis can access all DVRs on the LAN. In fact, Roamios and Minis can also interact with the older TiVo Premieres.

Okay thanks.
So the minis will use any available tuner, not just one from a single designated Roamio?

Reason I'm asking, is I want to buy a 4 tuner Roamio and the 6 Tuner Plus, with 2 minis.
Just want to make sure they all work together.
I already got the prices.
And the monthly fees are going to be 14.99,12.99,5.99,5.99, plus 11.90 for 2 cable cards
$52 per month.
Basically same price per month as directv, except, cables base package is slightly cheaper and includes HD. Plus I can bundle my internet for a 30 dollar savings.
That's not including my first year's discounts either.
But I got to put out $600, but they will give me a big commercial discount if I give them my businesses.
Lots to think about.


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Posted 04 June 2014 - 06:56 PM

No, Minis are associated with a particular DVR and will pull a tuner only from their assigned DVR. They can access recorded content from any DVR.

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 07:13 PM

No, Minis are associated with a particular DVR and will pull a tuner only from their assigned DVR. They can access recorded content from any DVR.

Okay that's alright though. With 10-12 tuners , depending what I choose , that better than a stand alone Genie.

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 07:37 PM

Good luck Diana.

My thoughts from several months ago: http://forums.solids...mp-Observations

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 07:38 PM

While TiVO is a great platform, I can't see myself wasting over $1500 dollars for equipment that would be obsolete in a few years.  IN comparison, with DirecTV and some good "haggling" you can always have the latest and greatest for little or no cost.


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Posted 04 June 2014 - 08:02 PM

Yes, we are very lucky...we have Cablevision's Optimum, Verizon Fios, DirecTV and Dish Network (although Dish is pretty dead in the NY area because of the regional sports issue) available to us.

 

The irony of this is my parents have Dish and have My9 with the SuperStations pack. So, with Dish outside the Yankees area - and you're grandfathered into having the SuperStations, you get more Yankees games than other providers. I used to have it too a long time ago and liked the extra sports on the SS pack. My mom likes CW and that gives her 3 of them. They will never switch to D* without INSP so I don't even try anymore!


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Posted 04 June 2014 - 08:14 PM

While TiVO is a great platform, I can't see myself wasting over $1500 dollars for equipment that would be obsolete in a few years. IN comparison, with DirecTV and some good "haggling" you can always have the latest and greatest for little or no cost.


Well, as part of this process, I added up what we had spent on our 2 HR-21s, 2 HR-24s, HR-34, 2 H25s, GenieGo and CCK. It added up to about $1500 which was just handed to DirecTV to get equipment they still own (talk about "wasted" money). We spent about $2,000 on the TiVo equipment which I now own, and can resell if I want to upgrade or switch to a provider that doesn't support TiVos. If you look at the resale value of the previous generation of TiVos versus their purchase price, units with lifetime service sell for between 75% and 90% of the original price. I figure that even if I can only recoup $1000, we'll be out of pocket no more than I am with DirecTV.
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Posted 04 June 2014 - 08:22 PM

The irony of this is my parents have Dish and have My9 with the SuperStations pack. So, with Dish outside the Yankees area - and you're grandfathered into having the SuperStations, you get more Yankees games than other providers. I used to have it too a long time ago and liked the extra sports on the SS pack. My mom likes CW and that gives her 3 of them. They will never switch to D* without INSP so I don't even try anymore!


Sure, if you are outside the NY DMA, but if you are a New Yorker and even a moderate sports fan, Dish is a non-starter. Dish has basically abandoned the NY market. I haven't seen a new Dish install in my area in years (not that I've seen many new DirecTV dishes, but there have been a lot more than new Dish Network dishes).

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 08:29 PM

Good luck Diana.My thoughts from several months ago: http://forums.solids...mp-ObservationsAlso still with DirecTV.


Thanks! It was your review that really got us thinking about making the switch. We'll be keeping our DirecTV subscription going for a while too...we want to watch some of the programs we have recorded before we send the receivers back.

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 10:05 PM

I am as well, after 17 years with DirecTV.

 

I wonder if it's something in the water, as after nearly 16 years with DIRECTV, I am close to the same decision, just haven't yet decided among Dish, U-Verse, or Comcast, but am leaning pretty heavily toward Dish at this point (essentially the same programming/DVR functionality at roughly half the cost during the intro period).

 

I must add, too, that as a relatively long-time shareholder of DTV stock, it is somewhat distressing to read these types of threads as I tend to invest in the non-monopolistic companies that I have determined, as a very discriminating consumer, are good enough for me to use, as I did DTV. Once, for whatever reason, such a firm no longer merits my patronage, it rarely, if ever, merits a continued place in my investment portfolio.

 

And, too, I've never been a particular Mike White fan (he's a food guy, not a tech guy---it matters), although I will give him credit for finally seeing the writing on the wall and getting the AT&T deal done.

 

Then again, maybe I'm missing something obvious on both ends (although Wall Street consensus appears to be saying I'm not). It wouldn't be the first time.


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 01:14 AM

Okay thanks.
So the minis will use any available tuner, not just one from a single designated Roamio?

Reason I'm asking, is I want to buy a 4 tuner Roamio and the 6 Tuner Plus, with 2 minis.
Just want to make sure they all work together.
I already got the prices.
And the monthly fees are going to be 14.99,12.99,5.99,5.99, plus 11.90 for 2 cable cards
$52 per month.
Basically same price per month as directv, except, cables base package is slightly cheaper and includes HD. Plus I can bundle my internet for a 30 dollar savings.
That's not including my first year's discounts either.
But I got to put out $600, but they will give me a big commercial discount if I give them my businesses.
Lots to think about.


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If you go TiVo do anything you can to not pay monthly and get the lifetime service. Yes it adds a larger up front cost but long term savings and resell value will more than make up for that. You're talking $1200 in TiVo fees for 2 years. With the lifetime fees you're looking at about $1100 for your setup. While that is a significant investment it's just that an investment so spend the money wisely. You can always just get lifetime on the TiVo units to start and then do the mini's later as they do not qualify for multi discounts anyways on the lifetime.


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 03:36 AM

What Joe said! ^^^^^

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 03:52 AM

with DirecTV and some good "haggling" you can always have the latest and greatest for little or no cost.

really? Then why do I still have Hr23 and HR34 on my account?

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 04:58 AM

really? Then why do I still have Hr23 and HR34 on my account?

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 05:23 AM

I have four TV options available here in the south east. DirecTV is hands down the best of all of them. I'm an out of market and longtime Spurs fan so NBA TV and League Pass are huge deals for me. Sports overall is a HUGE driving factor for us. I have hands-on with D* and Dish for TV all the others I personally have not subscribed to but have viewed/used at friends/relatives/demo setups etc.

 

DirecTV -- excellent HD PQ, carries all the sports (including local) that I want, including NFL Sunday Ticket, NBA TV HD, NBA League Pass HD with dual teams HD feeds (I always have the Spurs home team announcers feed unless their on OTA in San Antonio [KENS or KMYS], or my local RSN). D* does an excellent job with the local market RSNs including when their are multiple games on at the same time since they carry all the overflow/alternates and in HD. Receiving all of your local RSNs in HD is important for an out of market fan as well, because when my team plays the local in market team if D* didn't offer the local RSN I would be SOL for that game due to blackout rules. Genie and HR2X platform have both worked excellent for us, and they are always adding new features. Their HD content available On Demand has continued to grow more and more every year. Overall the best provider for our needs.

 

Charter -- total non-starter since they don't offer NBA TV and NBA League Pass at all. They lack one local RSN in HD and they don't carry RSN SD or HD overflow/alternates when multiple games are on simultaneous. Add in their HD PQ sucks in my area. No whole home DVR available other then purchase a TiVo setup or HTPC with CableCARD tuner setup and WMC Extenders; either choice you lose two-way capability such as On Demand. CableCARDs are generally a nightmare to get paired and initialized correctly. Our market is one that hasn't been upgraded to 100% digital and their HD channel lineup is really lacking overall, so even if they do add more HD did I mention the picture quality sucks regardless? I really can't add anything positive about their TV service...

 

AT&T U-Verse -- limited to 4 total TV streams for the entire house, that's basically a non-starter right their for our household... They do offer our local RSNs, NBA TV and NBA League Pass all in HD, however their League Pass is different from D* since they receive it from inDEMAND, so they don't remap the RSNs with local ads like D* does. I believe they could do it like D* if they wanted to since they offer many RSNs nationwide (and in HD) that could be remapped, of course they would probably have to get the terms agreed upon with NBA/Turner Sports in addition. Plus you do not get dual teams HD feeds most of the time. Even if they did have a decent setup with LP their HD PQ is very sub-par for sports programming and content with fast motion. On the positive side I think they do a pretty good job with alt/overflow HD feeds when their are multiple games airing simultaneous. Nice HD channel lineup overall. Wouldn't be a bad choice for a backup/second provider to test the waters with and use on 1 or 2 TVs (of course keeping the D* setup still for primary viewing).

 

Dish – good HD PQ, carries NBA TV and NBA League Pass, they carry the local RSNs (and have Overflow/Alt feeds available) here but are only in HD for the live games [no full time HD RSNs nationwide], they do not carry all of the League Pass games in HD and you never get both teams feed in HD. They probably do a slightly poorer job then U-Verse on the League Pass setup since with U-Verse you do always get the game in HD (but not always dual feeds). I actually had Dish and was doubled up with D* for several years, I never used the Hopper DVR only the 722k and 211k models but I really liked the feature set and performance overall. Very few issues with either model. I still have the dish, lnb, and the owned receivers in a closet in case I decide to reactivate one day.   :righton:  While I was doubled up I always purchased sports subscriptions (League Pass & NFL ST) with D* since Dish is inferior and not to mention doesn't carry ST at all. Back when Dish offered more premiums (think 2009-10) in HD then D* we would subscribe to HBO/MAX/HD Platinum (now Blockbuster@Home) with Dish and SHO/Starz/HD Extra Pack with D*; that setup gave us the most HD premium channels but that is obviously no longer the case. Overall Dish is probably the distant second best choice available to us.  


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 07:50 AM

really? Then why do I still have Hr23 and HR34 on my account?

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 07:50 AM

Dear DirecTV - PLEASE READ THIS THREAD.   IT'S FULL OF VERY, VERY LONG TIME CUSTOMERS (me, since 1997) WHO ARE THINKING OF FIRING YOUR COMPANY!


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 08:07 AM

Dear DirecTV - PLEASE READ THIS THREAD.   IT'S FULL OF VERY, VERY LONG TIME CUSTOMERS (me, since 1997) WHO ARE THINKING OF FIRING YOUR COMPANY!

 

Just speaking for myself, I didn't fire DIRECTV. I'm simply a die-hard tester who wanted to try something different for a while ("cloud DVR"). My switch required no up front $$$ and there's no ETF, so come the fall season, I might be back.


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 08:19 AM

I guess you are not haggling good enough... didn't you have a tech in your house the other day?

You know, I have been a DirecTV customer since November 2001.  For all of that time I have subscribed to whatever was the top programming package, have always had multiple DVRs (DirecTiVos until 2007, HRs after that), was an early adopter of the Genie and GenieGo, and participated in the CE program.  Why should I have to "haggle" (more like lie, cajole, threaten and beg) to get a few discounts?  Without any "haggling" Verizon is delivering the same programming to me as DirecTV for less than half the price.  Even when all the new subscriber discounts expire in two years, Verizon will STILL be about $50/month less expensive than DirecTV.

 

I originally switched from cable to satellite in 1997 because my cable company (Cablevision) had such a poor offering of channels. I switched from Dish to DirecTV in 2001 to get better, more functional DVRs.  For most of the last 12 years I have been happy with DirecTV - it had the best channel offerings, and better equipment and services than the competition.

 

But, for the last couple of years most of DirecTV's advantages have eroded.  They no longer have a channel advantage - Dish and most of the larger cable systems are more or less equal (the only real "loss" for me is that Turner Classic Movies is in SD on FiOS, but SD is so much better on FiOS that I don't think I'll care).  While the Genie was a great piece of hardware, TiVo, Verizon, Cablevision and others have caught up to or surpassed the Genie's feature set.  It finally got to the point where I could no longer justify the DirecTV price premium.

 

I don't know what effect AT&T will have on DirecTV, but I don't expect that they will make much of a difference in the areas of programming and content.  To remain competitive DirecTV has to take a close look at their cost structure.  Perhaps a good place to start is to look at the sum of all the discounts they give people who call up to "haggle" and see if perhaps they just lowered their prices by that much, they might attract or retain more customers.

 

Just the reflections of long time, and generally happy, customer - but it appears I am not alone.


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Current setup:
DirecTV: HR34-700 (1TB) / HR24-100 (1TB) / HR24-500 (1TB) / HR21-700 (320GB) / HR21-100 (1TB) / 2 H25s / C41-500 / SWiM16 / Nomad / CCK

FiOS: 2 Tivo Roamio Pros (6 TB total) / 5 Tivo Minis attached via MOCA


#48 OFFLINE   peds48

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 08:57 AM

1. Why should I have to "haggle" (more like lie, cajole, threaten and beg) to get a few discounts?  Without any "haggling" Verizon is delivering the same programming to me as DirecTV for less than half the price

 

2.  Even when all the new subscriber discounts expire in two years, Verizon will STILL be about $50/month less expensive than DirecTV.

 

 

1. Sure Verizon is giving you some amazing discounts, for being a "new" customer (at least TV customer) this is called the honeymoon phase.  and we all know what happens after that!

 

2. I can only hope that stays that way.  but truth be told when you get there and post back

 

But my post (that you quote on on) was not about discounts. but rather hardware.  now you are "stuck" with providing you one hardware if you want the Roamios upgraded to whatever is the latest and greatest 2 years down the road.  with DirecTV on the other hand, I can have that without speeding a single penny if I know how to push the right buttons, and trust me, I know where the right buttons are!


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#49 OFFLINE   Bill Broderick

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 09:52 AM

really? Then why do I still have Hr23 and HR34 on my account?

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Probably for the same reason you refused to apply the HR firmware updates to fix the auto-delete bug on Saturday.  You'd rather have problems to fuel your righteous indignation and give you something to complain about, rather than make any effort whatsoever to resolve the issues that have you so pissed off all of the time.


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#50 OFFLINE   Diana C

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 09:59 AM

1. Sure Verizon is giving you some amazing discounts, for being a "new" customer (at least TV customer) this is called the honeymoon phase.  and we all know what happens after that!
 
2. I can only hope that stays that way.  but truth be told when you get there and post back
 
But my post (that you quote on on) was not about discounts. but rather hardware.  now you are "stuck" with providing you one hardware if you want the Roamios upgraded to whatever is the latest and greatest 2 years down the road.  with DirecTV on the other hand, I can have that without speeding a single penny if I know how to push the right buttons, and trust me, I know where the right buttons are!


Good for you. In 12 years, I have not gotten a single piece of hardware for free. As I posted earlier, the DirecTV gear we have now cost us about $1500 (4 HR2x DVRs at $200 each, a HR34 at $299, 2 HR25s at $100 each, plus a GenieGo at $150) with no opportunity to recoup any of it. Forget about what I paid for the HR20, the RCA receiver and all the DirecTiVos I've had over the years.The TiVos cost me only $500 more than I spent for DirecTV gear, and I have an excellent prospect of being able to recoup at least $1000, leaving me $500 ahead of the DirecTV hardware.

And where does a 2 year timeline come from?? I've had my HR34 for 2 years, the HR24s for close to 4 years and the HR21s for about 6 years. The Roamio has been on the market for about a year, so I expect to use them for 5 years. By then, even if I trash the hardware at the end, I'll have saved about $3000 versus staying with DirecTV.

Dish Network Customer from 9/1998-11/2001
DirecTV Customer 10/2001 - 7/2014

FiOS TV/TiVo Customer since 6/2014
Moderator, DBSDish.com 1999-2000
Co-Founder and Administrator, DBSForums.com 2000-2006

Current setup:
DirecTV: HR34-700 (1TB) / HR24-100 (1TB) / HR24-500 (1TB) / HR21-700 (320GB) / HR21-100 (1TB) / 2 H25s / C41-500 / SWiM16 / Nomad / CCK

FiOS: 2 Tivo Roamio Pros (6 TB total) / 5 Tivo Minis attached via MOCA






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