TiVo Community Forum Archive 1

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-- What should a new customer do (http://archive.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?threadid=182247)


Posted by randell on 06-28-2004 01:06 AM:

What should a new customer do

Right now I have an old school tivo with my comcast cable. But I want to switch to directivo. Trouble is there are so many confusing offers and devices out there. I looked at the FAQ and tried to find a thread with good info, but the search wasn't very fruitful...
So here is the situation.
I have one tv. I want to get a series 2 tivo, with a good sized drive, that can record two channels at a time. It should have at least the 80 GB hard drive, maybe the bigger one. Seems simple. But there are lots of confusing things...
Like driect tv won't sell me a good enough dtivo. So i have to get it form like circuit city or best buy. But if I get it form them, I have to pay for the dish to get the free install. If I get the free install, and dish from direct tv. I think I have to hook up their reciever for at least a month. Though I can do that, I am not sure that meets the requirements of their contract for free install. And the real problem, I can't seem to find out what software is on most of the dtivo's I see advertised. They don't say, and when I asked the sales guy at best buy who had claimed to have one, it became obvious he had lied about having one, cause he didn't even understand what I was talking about.

By the way, I love me Tivo, but the IR blasting is jsut too inconsistent, and the drive is too small, and I want to be able to record two things at once...

Also, the owner of the place I rent, wants me to mount the dish on a fence... It's sturdy and all, but not all that wide. Do you think they can do it...

Thanks all for your help.

Randell


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