I'm getting a DirecTV TiVo THR22 installed on Friday. I'd like to get some information on it.

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  1. Jimbo

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    Things I'd like to be able to have .....

    More than 1 Genie on an account.
    Be able to keep my existing recvrs ... and never have to use a client.
     
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    I forget.

    Switched to the DSwm LNB and couldn’t get the TiVo to come up.
     
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    Me too ...
     
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    I got one for $100 :)
     
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    If you have an HS17 then you can't use DVRs including the THR22. If you have an HR54 then I would expect the THR22 to "work" but with the same limitations as other early DVRS (like no whole-home, problems with new LNBs and so on). Probably wrong on this.
     
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    What I’ll probably do is wait for my tax refund to come and order a THR22 on Weaknees or Amazon and “move” back again and arrange a service call for me to go back to an HR54 plus add an HR24 or HR22 (can’t remember what the highest 2-tuner DVR is called). That way I’d be all set on TiVo and tuners. 7 on whole-home and 2 on TiVo.
     
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    Everything I read here about the DirecTV TiVo is bad. It seems you aren’t likely to be happy with it. Why are you still so Hell bent on getting it?
     
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    Well, be forewarned that it will be very difficult, if not impossible to revert from the Genie 2 install back to an HR54 plus an HR24 once you've accepted the Genie 2 ...

    As DIRECTV's system is not setup to allow this type of what's considered a "downgrade" that way.

    It can be done, but will take some jumping through hoops by the CSR, or perhaps the Loyalty dept. (formally the Retention dept.) to pull it off.
     
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    Well the Amazon reviews for it are pretty good, the postings on the TiVo Community site are pretty good for it, and for the fact that I can use TiVo Suggestions, Swivel Search, and Wish Lists on it. The biggest reason is the TiVo Suggestions. There is also a pretty good video review of it on YouTube. I also really don’t mind old technology. I happen to love older things such as older TVs, old computers, and old video game consoles, plus a lot of other old stuff. I’m a nostalgist.
     
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    See what happens in a few months. I’ll see what I can do and I’ll try to buy the TiVo and I could always resell it anyways.
     
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    Well THAT Bull Crap if they are gonna give you issues going from an HS17 to a Hr54/44 ...
    After all THEY are the ones that have said for Years that ALL GENIES are the same and created equal.

    A 44 was the same as a 34 and so on.
     
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    You do know that the Genie does that Suggestions thing too, if you turn it on ...

    Are you still watching that Black and White TV ?
    Using the VHS again !
     
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    You'll never get any value if you sell it.
    I'm not sure I'd give $20 for one.
    They were bad when they came out (notice they never made another) I think it was a novelty for those die hard Tivo users that just couldn't see ever using anything else.

    There haven't been any updates for it in many years.
     
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    The Suggestions actually RECORD the shows though. And yes, I still have a VCR as well as a Laserdisc player.
     
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    Well they’re selling new for $200 on both Weaknees and Amazon. If I never open the box I probably could sell it for not much lower. If I do open it, I could probably sell it for at least $90. I also see that the HR54 and the HR24 are at pretty reasonable prices on Amazon. With my refund I’ll do that.
     
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    If you can do that, good for you ...

    Btw, keep us informed as you go and let us know what you think when you do get it done.
     
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    I just found out that in my job that I got in November that we get bonuses every quarter. That should help out in getting those DVRs!
     
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    It wasn’t a novelty. They only made it because it was part of a lawsuit settlement with TIVO. This was back when they sued everybody and Directv didn’t want to pay billions like Dish had to. It’s best feature is being a giant paperweight.
     
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    Actually I see now on the Genie 2 that it ACTUALLY RECORDS its recommendations. I think I’ll just stick with that then since how the Genie Recommends records the shows now like how TiVo Suggestions does.
     
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    Well, at the very least, you saved $200.
     
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