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Do I need their boxes

09-25-2014, 10:55 AM
Hello All

I was just trying to get Directv. The package was going to be $29.00 per month, but when they gave me the total it was almost $75.00 equipment leases and whatnot.

I have 4 coax outlets in the house that all come together in the basement at one location. I really do not need the dvr, I have one already, so my question is do I need a receiver box at each tv, or can I use directv like cable where I just use the tv



09-25-2014, 12:42 PM
Assuming you are going to watch different programming at each TV, yes you need some sort of receiver box for every TV. There are some TVs that are RVU-capable which have built-in receivers but you would still need a central server like the HR44.

09-26-2014, 06:36 AM
What kind of DVR do you have?

09-26-2014, 08:09 AM
What kind of DVR do you have?

I have the Magnavox MDR533H/F7 Hard Disc Drive and DVD Recorder


09-28-2014, 07:59 AM
Without a D* Receiver - you won't be able to get any service - unless your Current DVR can decode D* sat Signals (which it can't)