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Posted: 10/14/08 08:51pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Anyone use a DVR in their coach. I am looking for a unit that will stand up to the rigors of traveling in a motorhome. I have been told that the receivers that are commonly used in the home don't stand up well to the bouncing they get when traveling.

We have DirecTV so I would be looking for something that is compatible with DirecTV.


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I have a Samsung Direct Tivo box that has been traveling with me for 4 years without a problem. I did have problems with the previous Tivo when I traveled with it on, using my in-motion disk. The hard drive would not stand up to that punishment. But if you travel with the unit unpowered, the drive heads are parked and I have had no problems.


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WE also have Direct TV. We have had a DVR in it for a year and it works great. We didn't have one in the house but when we got home this spring the DW insisted we get one for the house also. You will need a dual LNB and a device to fix it so you can also have another receiver for a second TV. So you can watch different programing. Your installer will set you up or you can DIY I did. It's not rocket science.


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I've run both the HR10-250 and the HR20-700 from Directv in my motor home with no problems. These two units are great because they also have an OTA tuner to receive the locals built in them, so it eliminates the need to upgrade to the digital converter box in February to use your antenna.


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We have a DirecTV HD DVR in our MH. When the Tech. installed our dish, he told us some people had problems with the durability of the DVR's. We take ours out and lay it on the bed. Maybe not necessary but so far so good. We have traveled across country this way.


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I have my DVR switched so I can turn it totally off. Hard drive spinning and going down the road can take a toal. Unplug it!


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Two years with a direct dvr in upper front cabinet no problems except over heating when the temp gets above 100. Not much insulation in the front clip. I extended the a/c duct so the tv and the dvr are cooled.

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We have a DirecTV HR20-700 DVR with in-motion that we leave on all of the time. Only problem we had was overheating which we solved by adding an exhaust fan to the cabinet where the DVR is located. Also, while recording during in-motion you wil occasionally lose the signal depending upon the terrain (tunnels, overhanging trees).


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I have an R15 from DirecTV. It works fine. Turning it off does not cage the hard disk, so I have it connected to a power strip that I turn off for travel.


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I take our home Direct TV DVR with a bunch of recorded shows with us when we travel. Never had a problem but it is off while traveling.


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