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    This is how you can tell its cold

    Actually, the temperature shown in the screenshot is -2 C, which is 28.4 F. Not that much of a difference but below freezing. I definitely agree with giving time for electronic devices to get to room temperature before turning them on. Better be safe than sorry.
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    Buying a TiVo HD DVR for Directv

    I am also interested to know the answers to these questions. As I mentioned in my previous post, I have 4 TiVo HR22 and it took 2 weeks going back and forth with DirecTV and 4 service calls to get OnDemand to work with this device. Long story short, NOBODY at DirecTV and the technicians know...
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    Buying a TiVo HD DVR for Directv

    As Jimbo mentioned, the TiVo unit from Best Buy is not directly compatible with DirecTV. This is the TiVo Premier model and it is a stand-alone TiVo DVR. It doesn't have DirecTV tuner(s) so you would have to use another DirecTV receiver and connect the output of the receiver to the input of the...
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    DirecTV offers to customers who complain about dropped Viacom channels

    Supporting DirecTV I just got off the phone with DirecTV and nicely asked if there were any credits for their customers because of this dispute. The lady was very nice and gave me a $5 credit. She also mentioned the free Encore channels but since I've been a new customer for 1 month now, I'm...
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    Trying to figure out exact fees for DirecTV HD with Tivo

    This is probably the main reason why I am hesitant to sign up for auto-pay. I want to be able to verify how much money I need to send them before I pay my bill. In case of dispute, I can contact them before any money is taken from my account. Of course, that's the first thing I did. The...
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    Trying to figure out exact fees for DirecTV HD with Tivo

    Hi everyone. Little background: I have been a loyal DirecTV customer since November of 2001. Started with regular SD receivers and then upgraded to DVRs in 2004. Currently 4 TVs hooked up with their own DVRs and 1 of them is a lease (R15-300-CR) while all other 3 are owned. All DVRs other than...
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    Directv denied...Has anyone replaced there own old wiring with new in an existing setup?

    FearTheVoices, I sent you a private message with a link to a web site that I suggest for purchasing RG6 cable. I'm too lazy right now to go and read the forum rules to see if posting a link to a web site is considered advertising. :p I'm glad I found this thread because I am thinking of...
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    Swap hard drive in HDVR2

    Thanks, Bob. I have two HDVR2 recorders that I will call HDVR2_A and HDVR2_B. Last night I opened them and put the hard drive from HDVR2_B into HDVR2_A (swap) and it worked to some extent. HDVR2_A booted but there was a message about a hardware problem with the recorder. I was able to watch...
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    Swap hard drive in HDVR2

    Guys, I would like to know if it is possible to replace a hard drive in an HDVR2 DVR with a hard drive from another HDVR2? I am not asking if it is physically possible but if the DVR will boot and use the other hard drive without problems. Thank you.
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    Need to replace defective DVR

    Hi guys. I have a Hughes HDVR2 whose tuner 1 is showing signs of weaknesses (a few channels are pixelated). I checked with another HDVR2 on the same line and it works fine. What I'm looking for is any SD DVR. I don't have HD. Any suggestions where to get one? Is it better on-line or in a...
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    Searching signal problem + acquiring data

    Wow, it's been a while since I last checked this forum! It's funny how life finds ways to keep you busy. ;) Anyway, now that I'm here I just want to let you know that the problem was with the LNB. I decided to check the LNB before messing up with the cables. Sure enough, the plastic cover on...
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    Searching signal problem + acquiring data

    Hi all, we have been having technical problems for a couple of weeks now. What happens is that during the day from about 11:00 to about 5:00 we lose DirecTV completely on all 5 DirecTiVos (HDVR2s + R10s). It first started on days that it was hot and our 5x8 multiswitch is in the attic. I...
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    Directv Going To Lease Only On 3/1/06

    When you lease a car, don't you have to pay a down payment too? To me, the DirecTV "lease" seems to be the same. ;)
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    Directv Going To Lease Only On 3/1/06

    There's something else that is not clear to me. I thought I read that because you will lease the hardware after paying a certain amount upfront, all future upgrades will be free. Did I misundertand this part? Does this mean that no matter what other receivers they make in the future, they will...
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    Directv Going To Lease Only On 3/1/06

    I don't know about WeaKnees specifically but I was wondering the same thing for customers in general. It seems to me that if you don't own the hardware anymore, you won't be allowed to modify it (upgrade to a bigger hard drive). What if you do modify it and comes one day they tell you you must...
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    Saving Stored Movies to DVD

    I have a video capture card in my computer and the S-video output of my HDVR2 is connected to it. The sound is connected to the input of my souncard. I use the piece of software called iuVCR to control the capture. I capture in AVI format and then do some editing before creating a DVD layout...
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    Minor DirecTivo Software update currently being released

    Maybe need another receiver? Several people said that there seems to be a compatibility issue between DirecTiVo and some brands of receivers. I remember reading about this person who complained about the same audio dropout issue on the optical output too even after the upgrade. He then bought...
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    Minor DirecTivo Software update currently being released

    Even though the audio dropout problem after pause or trick play has been fixed with this upgrade, a couple of users in another forum have reported that they now get audio dropouts after switching tuners while watching live TV. I still haven't received the upgrade on my HDVR2 yet.
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    Ct Directv Users, What are your settings

    Hi, John :) I am in Fairfield county so my locals are from NY on 101W. ;) Unfortunately, I cannot help you because when I installed my dish, I used a little satellite finder device and since it is a round dish, I don't have any tilt and I don't even know what the elevation is. I...
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