Sat/PVR Questions

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  1. Jared_B

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    I currently have the Hughes HD DirecTV receiver, hooked up to a rooftop antenna for local HD. I don't have a dish or service.

    I would like to get DirecTV, but I also want a Tivo/UltimateTV setup. What is the best way for me to do this?

    Get a Tivo/UltimateTV + DirecTV package that includes the standard dish and installation, then buy the HD dish later?

    Get the HD dish alone, install it myself, then buy a separate Tivo/UltimateTV box?

    What are the pros/cons of Tivo vs Ultimate TV?
     
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    DirecTiVO has dual tuners, allowing for recording of two channels at the same time....amongst a host of cool features......definitely check the tivocommunity link. A wealth of good info there.....
     
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    Jared,

    I have an Ultimatetv receiver (RCA DWD490RE) and really like it. If you're lucky enough, maybe you can find one at Radio Shack in your town, they go for $79.

    For the money, it's worth it for me. I subscibe to the $9.99 a month UTV service so I can record on both tuners, and my wife wants to surf the web while watching our little one during the day, so we pay $5 extra to use my own ISP for unlimited surfing.

    Since there's no contract, I cancel the UTV part if I get tired of it.

    So far it's worked great...you'll find lots of naysayers who swear by Tivo, and that's great, but for me paying $50 (open box at local A/V store) and $9.99 a month isn't to bad for all the features you get.

    Check out AVSForum.com for a complete UTV forum (plus Tivo etc) lots of good info there.

    Alfer
     
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    I’m sure that you are aware Jared, that none of the PVRs will record and playback HD signals.
     
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    Unfortunately, I am aware that they won't do HD recording.

    I did some looking on the sites some of you posted. It seems that there is a series 2 Tivo coming out soon that should have two tuners? Anyone know more about this?
     
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