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can i use my directv hr20?

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by freshkid87, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. freshkid87

    freshkid87 New Member

    Jun 27, 2012
    can i use my directv hr20 reciever with my dish hD turbo sat? i have dish service and i dont care too much for the vip211k ...if so what are the steps? i pick up sats 110 and 119 on the hr20
  2. garys

    garys Hall Of Fame

    Nov 4, 2005
    No, you need a Dish receiver to use a Dish subscription.
  3. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    DISH and DirecTV satellite receivers are not compatible with each other. DirecTV receivers will only receive the DirecTV service, DISH receivers will only receive the DISH service.
  4. freshkid87

    freshkid87 New Member

    Jun 27, 2012
  5. Mojo Jojo

    Mojo Jojo Legend

    Mar 14, 2012
    I actually like the features of the 211 such as having the option to turn it into a DVR with an external hard drive and a one-time $40 fee. Also, an antenna can be connected on the back to receive OTA locals on the receiver along with EPG data (if subbing to locals).
  6. Jhon69

    Jhon69 Hall Of Fame

    Mar 27, 2006
    Central San...

    If you go with DISH's VIP722k(500GB HDD) and add DISH's MT2(Dual Over The Air Tuners Module) you can record 2 SAT programs and 2 OTA programs at the same time,while watching a prerecorded program.:)

    If you go with DISH's VIP922(1TB HDD),that can also use the MT2 Module,but the 922 has the Slingbox builtin and the new Logo Guide and Menu Tiles.:)

    If you go with the Hopper(2TB HDD)&Joey that also has the new Logo Guide and Menu Tiles,it has 3 SAT tuners,but no OTA tuner module yet(TBA).:)

    You will need DISH's 1K.2 Dish it looks at 110/119/129.:)

    Good Luck!.:)
  7. Willh

    Willh Legend

    Jan 1, 2009
    as the others have said, no you can't use a DirecTV reciever for a Dish Network setup.

    someone should close the thread now.
  8. DoyleS

    DoyleS Icon

    Oct 21, 2002
    El Dorado...
    Dish has a number of receiver options.
    You might mention what you don't like about the 211K. I have a 211K along with a 722 and 722K and for me they are great receivers.
  9. Michael P

    Michael P Hall Of Fame

    Oct 27, 2004
    Other than being familiar with the functions of the DirecTV DVR, why would you want it on Dish? Dish DVR's are superior.

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