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Old 08-08-2018, 06:42 PM   #1
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TiVo TV DVR

I am thinking about purchasing a TiVo DVR fro use in my home. I am planning on purchasing a RV and going full time when I retire. My question is: Does anyone have a TiVo in their coach and record off-air TV while in the area of TV stations and watch the recorded shows when boon-docking with-out an internet connection?

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We have two Tivo's. One in our house that's a fancy one and has loads of storage. We have another in our motorhome that is more basic that is in fact designed for over the air recording.

We travel half the year. Before we leave we transfer all our favorite shows that we are not caught up on. That's done with Wifi, so while its parked on my property I am transferring shows. Very easy.

We also watch Netflix and Amazon, that is done right through the TiVo. I connect to the internet using my phone as a hotspot and the TiVo does the rest.

Our coach has two satellite dishes and we prefer cable or over the air so we pulled all that out and use a TiVo.

We also can cast shows from our phones to our TV's that have an HDMI. So all the network shows that we can't get for one reason or another we watch that way.
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I was a Tivo fan since they came out in the early 2000's. Neve thought I could live without it. Before I went FT I went with a Wally with Sat TV and added a hard drive for recording in the RV to try it out. Never looked back and sold the Tivo. Tivo in an RV is a PITA IMO. You need to reprogram the location to receive the correct channels. Then have to "fox" the shows to record for the proper local network. Was not going to work for me. I am FT in the RV. Dish Sat TV just works. All my shows record properly regardless of where I am.
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I do the same with Channel Master. But their new model requires internet. The older model dose not. Been using it for several years. We record when we have a signal and watch anytime including the times we do not have a signal. No monthly fees with my Channel Master. We also use Netflix, which we connect to the TV, from the smart phone. The only internet we have is a mobile hot spot off our phone.
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Thanks for all the help, you have given me several things to think about.

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