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ArkMan
08-18-2003, 05:15 PM
I am new to TIVO but not new to DirecTV. What I need to know is what will a combo unit do that a stand alone unit will not.What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?

koreanmasters99
08-18-2003, 09:34 PM
i would go with Dtivo...
cause i have one..
and also a SA....sony SVR2000..
i like the combo unit much better..
especially, when it comes to ppv channel..
tivo SA..don't have it...all you see is PPV...dats it..
and also...it utilize the dual tuner..which means..you can watch
1 channel and record the other..or do bother...
in which case, the SA tivo can't do......
hope that helps..................................

mrblack51
08-18-2003, 11:36 PM
Originally posted by ArkMan
I am new to TIVO but not new to DirecTV. What I need to know is what will a combo unit do that a stand alone unit will not.What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?

sa units have to reencode everything, dtivos record bit for bit off the satellite (which means no quality loss from the original signal, and you get to keep the dolby digital when available)

dtivos can record two things at once, sa units can only record one thing. both let you watch something previously recorded while recording.