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Satellite boxes

I've always had two dvrs so I could watch independently of the main dvr, pause and play live tv, etc. The reps told me they have upgraded the satlelite boxes so they can do everything the DVR does. So what is the point of having it as a satellite?

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Re: Satellite boxes

X1 DVRs aren’t independent. It’s true, the satellite boxes can do what the DVR but they don’t have a hard drive and need to communicate with the DVR and they’re cheaper
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Re: Satellite boxes


@ComcastAndrew wrote:
X1 DVRs aren’t independent. It’s true, the satellite boxes can do what the DVR but they don’t have a hard drive and need to communicate with the DVR and they’re cheaper.

 

In what way are they not independent?  What will an X1 DVRs do that the satellite boxes (receivers) do not do?


 

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Re: Satellite boxes

The XiD/Xi5/Xi3 satellite boxes use tuners from the DVR. They cannot function with out the DVR.
XG2 and RNG150 satellite boxes have their own tuner and can work independently of the DVR