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    Switching to DirectTV

    Well at least thinking about with the savings for the 12 months, along with the programming packages.

    A couple of questions:

    Does DTV have UHF remotes for their receivers?

    Does DTV have dual tuner receivers for a TV1 and a TV2?

    If so which models? I am not find much on the DTV at first look.

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    Re: Switching to DirectTV

    Yes, all the new DVR boxes have dual tuners.

    The best DVR box was/is the HR20 as it also would receive OTA. The newer ones don't (you can get an add-on).

    We just got another HD box and tried to get the HR20. It arrived today, an HR22. However, we got it completely free so I should not complain...still have the HR20 for our main TV.

    Planning to switch everything once MRV (multi-room viewing) comes out anyway.


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    Re: Switching to DirectTV

    I checked both Dish and DirectTV a couple weeks ago and at that time, DISH is the only satelite provider to offer the Dual tuner DVR player. When I checked with Direct, I would have had to buy a receiver for each TV.



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    Re: Switching to DirectTV

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    Yes, all the new DVR boxes have dual tuners.

    The best DVR box was/is the HR20 as it also would receive OTA. The newer ones don't (you can get an add-on).

    We just got another HD box and tried to get the HR20. It arrived today, an HR22. However, we got it completely free so I should not complain...still have the HR20 for our main TV.

    Planning to switch everything once MRV (multi-room viewing) comes out anyway.
    Can you expand 22? Is this similar to what DISH has in the dual tuner with TV1 out and TV2 out?

    What does the dual tuner get you that you mentioned above?


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    Re: Switching to DirectTV

    DirectTV just pushed an upgrade through that made my DVR's dual tuners...or the ability to act like dual tuners. Activate it by pressing the down arrow. Very cool...it is just like when I had a dual tuner with TiVo. Love the upgrade...



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    Re: Switching to DirectTV

    When I read dual tuners, I think of be able to watch two different shows each on a different TV.... or is it something else through DTV?


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    Re: Switching to DirectTV

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    When I read dual tuners, I think of be able to watch two different shows each on a different TV.... or is it something else through DTV?
    OK...my bad...I replied thinking about the ability to switch back and forth between two shows without actually recording either of them. I don't have the info for you on this for sure...I do not think DirectTV allows you this right now?



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    Re: Switching to DirectTV

    Perhaps I'm misunderstanding this dual tuner stuff. I can record 2 shows at the same time, obviously.

    Are some of you referring to being able to use one box to watch 2 different programs on 2 different TVs?

    MRV is generally unknown, I don't know a ton about it. Rumors I've heard are around 6 tuners or so in one box. Allowing you to run your entire home from it and watch live as well as record and play back in any room.



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    Re: Switching to DirectTV

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    When I read dual tuners, I think of be able to watch two different shows each on a different TV.... or is it something else through DTV?
    DTV doesn't have that. That is a neat feature of dish though. Dual tuners means you can record 2 shows at the same time.



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    Re: Switching to DirectTV

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    When I read dual tuners, I think of be able to watch two different shows each on a different TV.... or is it something else through DTV?
    As of a week ago, unless the Qwest DTV dude didn't know his stuff, I would have had to get 3 receivers for each one of my 3 TV's. That guy told me that DISH was the only provider who offered the Dual tuner in which 2 TV's can be run independently of each other.



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    Re: Switching to DirectTV

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    Perhaps I'm misunderstanding this dual tuner stuff. I can record 2 shows at the same time, obviously.

    Are some of you referring to being able to use one box to watch 2 different programs on 2 different TVs?

    MRV is generally unknown, I don't know a ton about it. Rumors I've heard are around 6 tuners or so in one box. Allowing you to run your entire home from it and watch live as well as record and play back in any room.
    DISH has had that for about 2-3 years now. Kinda sweet. We have one 'box' for our two TVs.

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    Re: Switching to DirectTV

    I love Direct TV, much better than cable. At first I was hesitant, but now I'm very satisfied.



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    Re: Switching to DirectTV

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonesrule91 View Post
    I checked both Dish and DirectTV a couple weeks ago and at that time, DISH is the only satelite provider to offer the Dual tuner DVR player. When I checked with Direct, I would have had to buy a receiver for each TV.
    I think they both have dual tuners which allow simultaneous recording on two channels, but Dish is the only one that serves two rooms i.e. you can watch two different programs in two different rooms served by the same box. DTV can record two different channels at once but the box only serves one room/TV. (unless something has changed since I got Dish last fall)



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    Re: Switching to DirectTV

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    DISH has had that for about 2-3 years now. Kinda sweet. We have one 'box' for our two TVs.

    -keep
    Gotcha. For me it's not a big deal. Since we've been able to negotiate free boxes from DirecTV every time, I'm ok with it. The monthly extra box fee is small and worth it to have more sports options.



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    Re: Switching to DirectTV

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    DISH has had that for about 2-3 years now. Kinda sweet. We have one 'box' for our two TVs.

    -keep
    I just upgraded to HD with DISH after playing them against DTV and acting like I was playing MediaSUCK. I was on the Classic Bronze package and after playing DISH Loyalty Department against DTV, I went with DISH again because I got an HD Dual Receiver DVR and an HD receiver for the basement for FREE, paid nothing for installation and upgraded to the Classic Silver with HD and pay the same as I was for 2 years.

    Had I gone with Direct, I would have had to pay $200 for two extra receivers and $20 to have it shipped to my house but installation was free. Then I would have to pay for 2 extra receivers instead of 1 with DISH as a result of having the dual receiver. DTV promotion would last all of 6 months and the DISH will last for 2 yrs. This last weekend was my first weekend with the HD and there are plenty of college football stations playing and the HD was great.

    Call DISH and ask specifically for the loyalty department. You will be happy you did.



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