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Directv to Dish

We switched from Directv to Dish. We have a Dish 722DVR on main TV.

I would like to use our old Directv DVR on our bedroom tv (has receiver only). This way I can have an additional DVR plus I do not lose the programs I had saved on it.

Can this be done?
The DVR model is Directv Philips DSR708. I want to use with with
Dish Network receiver DP301

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Can Not Be Done. Dish and Directv use different encoding software.

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My user guide refers to 'MyVOD' but it never shows up on any screen. It is the Directv Plus DVR DTV receiver.


VOD (Video on Demand) is selectable TV, films etc. So if you haven't used this service it won't show up on your viewing menu. You also need the correct receiver. Have a look at these links for further info.

http://www.directstartv.com/direct-tv-blog/directv-rolls-out-vod-p81.html

http://www.dish-television.com/2008/07/07/direct-tv-vod/

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Won't record in HD. DVR shows to be recording, but when you click on the programmed HD channel (the one that's supposedly recording) it's blank and says "searching for satellite". Just started recently.


Have you tried rebooting the DVR and removing the card that came with the DVR if its one that was provided to by one of the satellite company's such as Directv or Dish.

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Philips DSR708/R


My recommendation to you is to look into the Dish DVR. I have it in my home and it is excellent.

Can you use any other DVR......sure.

May 29, 2009 | Philips DIRECTV R15

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I changed out a tv and dont know how to program without a recieve


If you have a 311 receiver or any single/solo receiver than you will need to put the new set on channel 3. If you a have a duo receiver try 60air or 73cable. Thanks for using Fix Ya.

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We have Directv and the dish is about 200 ft away from the house because it it the only way to get a view of the southern sky. Is there a way to get another Tv working independently from the main set...


unfortunately there is no way to hook it up independently w/o connecting to the dish. the only other option you would have is to run an analog splitter but that would only allow you to watch the same program you are watching where the receiver is located.

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Recording on my Dish 625 dvr


Okay, we can do this. Go to the menu on the satellite at either TV locations. and press 8 then 5. You are now at the Record Plus screen. Move the highlight to the record preferenceand toggle up or down to the desired record preference.After this ensure that you select enable on the activation side of the screen. You will then need to select done. Now you are in business! Thanks ffor using Fix Ya.

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DVR remote not working on tv 2


The receiver is more than likely in single mode. Go to the receiver and ensure the green and blue lights are both on. If not press the door on the right of the receiver and press the mode button until the amber light illuminates closest to the green light. If it will not do this you can press the front panel power button and see if that will allow you to be able to do so , if not try unplugging the unit from the electrical receptacle for thirty seconds and try again. if these fail you will need a service call to have the receiver replaced.

As for the other receiver recording on all four tv's I can not answer that as I do not know the cabling system at your home and whether there are switches etc. It is really an issue that needs to be addressed with more specifics as to all hardware in the system or dealt with by a technician.

I will be more than happy to troublleshoot this for you if you can tell me the other receiver type and if there are any switches in the system and what type of dish you have e.g. 1000.2, Super Dish, or a two dish solution.
Hope to hear from you soon.

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Directv DVR vs Tivo


I found the manual for that model online, and according to it, the "Live TV" button should function exactly the same way your old Tivo did.

If it's not working correctly, you may want to contact the manufacturer, assuming it's still under warranty.

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unplug all the cables except the video out and the power cord. if i loads and stays on after the 14 min. there is a cabling or dish issue. if it turns off the dvr is bad

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