DirecHDTV -AND- DirecTivo

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  1. seth_petry_john

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    I've started looking at DirectTV to replace my digitial cable, and I'm feeling a little overwhelmed by the amount of information out there. I was hoping some of you guys could point me in the right direction on some things.

    To begin with, I really want HDTV programming in my main viewing room, but I also really want the Tivo service. I know these aren't compatible on the same receivers, but can I put two different receivers on 1 TV?

    In other words, I was thinking about getting a HD compatible dish, a HD DirecTV receiver and a DirecTivo receiver. I wanted to put these both on the big screen TV, on different inputs of course, so that I could watch live HD content if I wanted or I could watch Tivo content at normal resolution.

    I would also need a third reciever, just a normal one for the bedroom. No Tivo or HD in there.

    Is this possible? Any suggestions on the hardware to purchase: I've seen dishes from RCA and Phillips, receivers from Samsung and Hughes, etc, etc.

    Any help would be appreciated!

    Seth
     
  2. Stephen Hopkins

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    You could definitely do this, but you have access cards for both receivers you'll have to pay the second-room fee each month for the second receiver, even though it's not in a different room.

    You may want to get a basic non-hd package for now and hold off a few months because Hughes is supposed to be releasing a DirectHDTivo near the end of this year or early next year.
     
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  4. Pete Walker

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    I'm relatively new to this forum. I was going to say that unless you are strapped for cash, get the DirecTiVo either way, as it's only $99. Worst case scenario, just ebay it later on, and I bet you make back 75% or so. My suggestion would be to keep it, and stick it in another room.

    I have the DirecTiVo now, and am looking into upgrading to HDTV, and I have to research all this stuff myself, as well.
     

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