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Need info on PVRs
Posted 16 August 2002 - 01:37 PM
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Posted 16 August 2002 - 04:44 PM
If you can wait a month or two, new Series II DirecTiVos are on the way. They have a MSRP of $199 (cheaper at retail likely) for new and existing subs alike. The monthly TiVo fee was cut in half by Directv from $9.95 to $4.99, and they can be upgraded by the usual TiVo methods (not difficult, but a little more work than UTV). You can also leave the existing drive in place and add a second drive for mucho storage enhancement. Series 1 & II DTiVos have the same 40 gig/35 hr capacity. Using 2 120 gig drives for upgrading will get you over 210 hours max recording capacity.
Both units require 2 dedicated lines into the unit, either from the dish or a multiswitch (no splitters) for dual-tuner recording. Both do a good job finding and storing your shows. The UTV interface resembles the Dishplayer, while the DirecTiVo uses one much like the SA TiVo and adds Directv's grid guide as an option.
Posted 17 August 2002 - 06:13 AM
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