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I'm a big fan of HD DVR's and it was the only feature of my previous Comcast service that I absolutely loved.


I just moved into a new home in an area where satellite is the only option. I went with DirecTV. The technician said for HD DVR service I needed TWO coaxial jacks for every HD DVR box. I couldn't believe this. This is a brand new home with standard one coaxial jack hookups for TV (cable/satellite). He would need to drill, and I said no.


I tried TiVo and their series 2 box handles satellite but does not record in HD, and their series 3 records in HD but doesn't handle satellite.


WTF. I can't believe all those DirecTV HD DVR subscribers have TWO coaxial cable hookups for each plate in their apt/house for each box.


What else can I do for DirecTV HD DVR recording?


Thanks.
 

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I believe one feed is plenty, but you don't have the dual-tuner capabilities. If you want to record one and watch one you will indeed need two. Sorry to say. I had the same problem with my movers advantage. The installer was quick to tell me he could drill a hole in my house for me. I canceled he movers advantage part of it and installed it myself after running a 2nd line down my wall.


Good luck.
 

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There is an alternative, as the HR20/HR21 DirecTV HD-DVR units are SWM compatible. This is a single line solution for dual tuner D* dvrs for up to 8 tuners at once. You may have to order the unit up front, and research it yourself, but it definitely works. Check various sites and search for swm and you should find what you're looking for.
 
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