hd dvr limit?

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Is there a limit to how many dvrs or hd receivers you can have in one house? I want to purchase two HR21's but not sure if they have a limit.

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NutFlush920

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I have 4 HD DVR's. Once you have the DVR features you don't want to go back to a receiver that doesn't pause and rewind. DVR is adicting.
 
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Is there a limit to how many dvrs or hd receivers you can have in one house? I want to purchase two HR21's but not sure if they have a limit.

Thanks

I have 4 HD DVR's. Once you have the DVR features you don't want to go back to a receiver that doesn't pause and rewind. DVR is adicting.

TeeVee,
There is a limit, but I don't know what it is, they basically want to make sure your not suppling the neighborhood with them at $ 5 a pop.

What your doing is fine, I have heard of people having up to 8 in a household maybe more...

Jimbo
 
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talos4

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I agree there is a limit but who really knows waht it is.

from a conversation I had wth a tech one day, they have a ceiling, if you hit it, they start looking to see if your a sports bar, of some other operation that falls under some kind of commercial operation.

They supposedly also have a fraud unit that looks at accounts with enormous #'s of DVR's for the illegal re-selling of recorded programming such as movies, PPV's etc.

Take that with a large grain of salt as it did come from a D* tech.
 
atp1313

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I think the limit is 8, but when they were offering the Titanium Package (or whatever it was called) it included up to 10 DVR's. So maybe it's 10...?
 
NutFlush920

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If I had to pick a limit, I would say 6 receivers per 3 bedroom household. 1 in the living room, 1 in the master bedroom, 1 in each of the two other bedrooms, 1 in the family/game room (basement), and 1 in the play room (basement). Any more then that (unless you have a huge house) would be questionable.

My thought is if your going to have a reciver, may as well make it a DVR or HD DVR, except for the play room as kids don't need DVR or HD.
 
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If I had to pick a limit, I would say 6 receivers per 3 bedroom household. 1 in the living room, 1 in the master bedroom, 1 in each of the two other bedrooms, 1 in the family/game room (basement), and 1 in the play room (basement). Any more then that (unless you have a huge house) would be questionable.

My thought is if your going to have a reciver, may as well make it a DVR or HD DVR, except for the play room as kids don't need DVR or HD.

I use 5 HD DVRs in my den/sports bar and one in the living room.
 
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If you have ALL of your receivers hooked to a phone line, D* probably doesn't care how many boxes you have on your account, since they can pretty much (for the most part) be assured those boxes are in ONE house.

But if you do NOT have any on a phone line, then they probably start checking things out if you go over 4+.
 
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If you have ALL of your receivers hooked to a phone line, D* probably doesn't care how many boxes you have on your account, since they can pretty much (for the most part) be assured those boxes are in ONE house.

But if you do NOT have any on a phone line, then they probably start checking things out if you go over 4+.

No phone lines are needed on the HR2x units, I do have one on my HR10.
 
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I don't have mine hooked up to a phone line. Many homes now days don't have land lines to hook up. I think the only think a phone line does is communicate your PPV rentals. I just order online if I want PPV.
 
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No phone lines are needed on the HR2x units, I do have one on my HR10.

I didn't say they WERE needed. (FYI, they are NOT actually needed on the Tivo's, except if you need to do a software download activation) What I AM saying is, that if you do NOT have a phone linee, & you were to start adding several receivers onto your account (like 6+), then D* IS going to take a hard look at your account, since D* DOES do polling anyway on your receivers, whether you do PPV or NOT. Their system looks at the incoming caller ID# to their 800# call-in from the receivers & looks to see if all receivers in a given account are coming from the same# or not.

I think the only think a phone line does is communicate your PPV rentals.

This is incorrect, as I explained above...
 
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If your account has more than 6 Receivers then all the receivers over 6 have to have a land line phone line on them, and that number has to be the same on your account. I did a Install a few weeks ago for 8 HD DVR's and there was an VIP/OOP Note on it about it. and the CSR pinged the receivers prior to activation and said they get pinged 2-3 times a month.

Also a FYI you only need 1 receiver hooked up to a phone line for PPV if IPV is active on non-phone boxes. So say your HD box has no phone but the one in your wifes kitchen does, when you order PPV on the HD box, the Kitchen one will send out billing.
 
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The receivers can only send data if they are hooked up to a land line. If I understand corretly our satellite dish only receives signal, it doesn't send it back to the satellite for DirecTV to view. This is why you need a land line, for any billing of PPV and such.

Apparently from what I see from Jef Card's post you need a land line if you have more then 6 receivers mearly to show that they are all at the same location. Most homes homes though wouldn't need more then 6 recievers though. At least I woudln't think.
 
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If your account has more than 6 Receivers then all the receivers over 6 have to have a land line phone line on them, and that number has to be the same on your account. I did a Install a few weeks ago for 8 HD DVR's and there was an VIP/OOP Note on it about it. and the CSR pinged the receivers prior to activation and said they get pinged 2-3 times a month.

Also a FYI you only need 1 receiver hooked up to a phone line for PPV if IPV is active on non-phone boxes. So say your HD box has no phone but the one in your wifes kitchen does, when you order PPV on the HD box, the Kitchen one will send out billing.

B.S. and B.S.

I can't believe we work for the same company but thats the crap that get mislead at Mastec.
 
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The way I looked at it when I set up my rec's, they asked about phone lines and I told them I had a phone line hooked to the HR20-700, but not to the H20-100 and the 2nd HR20-700, they said No problem...
I don't know how often they call in and it doesn't matter to me.

Someone earlier mentioned about them collecting data on the boxes regardless, this would have to be over the internet connection as the dishes only rec, not transmit.

At one time I was able to "Opt OUT" of the data collection but it's no longer available for the sub to do, I found it on the website a year or so ago.

Jimbo
 
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