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Old 02-12-06, 12:26 PM
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Lookign for DirecTivo, cheap!!!!!!!!!!

I did a search and nothign came up.
Anyhow I want a DirecTivo unit to repalce my regular DirecTV receiver
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Old 02-12-06, 12:34 PM
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I went to Best Buy and got this, free after rebate

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....oryId=cat03021
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Old 02-12-06, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Brian Shannon
I went to Best Buy and got this, free after rebate

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....oryId=cat03021
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Old 02-12-06, 01:48 PM
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Just so you know, that one isn't a TiVo. It is still a DVR, just not a TiVo.
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Old 02-12-06, 08:18 PM
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What is the difference? I am not too familiar with either.
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Old 02-13-06, 02:22 AM
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Different user interface and different functionality. I haven't used the new DirecTV non-Tivo DVR, but I can tell you that if it is anything like cable DVRs, TiVo is infinitely better.
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Old 02-13-06, 06:22 AM
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The new DirecTV DVR (without TiVo) has been getting some pretty poor reviews over at a few other boards. It drops recordings, it records repeats when you only want new, recordings disappear, etc. The software has gotten better in the last few months, but it has a long way to go. If you can find an actual DirecTiVo (on eBay or something), that might be the best option until the new DVR gets it's act together.
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Old 02-13-06, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Chew
The new DirecTV DVR (without TiVo) has been getting some pretty poor reviews over at a few other boards. It drops recordings, it records repeats when you only want new, recordings disappear, etc. The software has gotten better in the last few months, but it has a long way to go. If you can find an actual DirecTiVo (on eBay or something), that might be the best option until the new DVR gets it's act together.
I have heard the same thing, but there are some big differences. The TiVo (Which I have, and it is great. It is also called the R10) only has a 30 min backlog. The R15 (The DirecTV DVR) has 90. It also has a phone-number-on-the-tv-screen-thingy. Also, it can record more, rated at 100 hours. They both have duel tuners, which is nice. So the choice is up to you. However, I have heard rumors that in the future (as early as 2007, as late as 2010) DirecTV will discontinue support of the TiVo units, because the only make about $1.67 per month on these out of the $5.99 per month you pay. The rest goes to TiVo. On the other hand, if you get the R15, they get all of the $5.99 you pay per month.
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