dvr question using direct tv or dish

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  1. Randy

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    If you buy a tivo or replaytv will it only work with cable? If I buy a tivo and then get dish will I be able to use it?
     
  2. Neal_C

    Neal_C Second Unit

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    Yes, you can use a standalone PVR with either Dish or Directv. I use my Replay 5040 with my Hughes E86 box.

    If you are looking at getting Dish, you might also look into getting their new 522 PVR. It will serve two rooms from just the one box, you can watch a different show in each room at the same time, you can record on two different channels at the same time, and you can watch recorded shows in either room.

    Neal
     
  3. Stephen Tu

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    The standalones work fine with satellite, but the integrated satellite models work much better, with "perfect" video quality, digital audio, & dual recording in some cases. I would sell the standalone if switching from cable to sat.
     

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