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Any use for old RCA DRD420re ??

Discussion in 'DIRECTV SD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by seigell, Dec 9, 2013.

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  1. Dec 9, 2013 #1 of 24
    seigell

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    I've just replaced my last old DRD420 with a D12.

    Before I consign it to the recycler / landfill, is there any remaining value in the DRD420 or its Remote to ANYONE ??
    Would it be of any value to donate it to Goodwill ??
     
  2. Dec 9, 2013 #2 of 24
    west99999

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    Go to DTV.com and recycle it. They will ship you a box to send it back with postage paid by them. It is worth nothing.
     
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    seigell

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    No Value - didn't really think so...

    Tried directv.round2web.com - per Serial Number data entry it says DRD420RE is a "DirecTV Recoverable Device" and refers me to call D*. DirecTV in turn tells me to use round2web...

    Looks like I'll avail myself of BestBuy's Free Electronics Recycling Drop-off - even if I might be tempted to buy something while in the Store...

    Thanks, all...
     
  5. Dec 9, 2013 #5 of 24
    peds48

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    In a hundred years or so Living History Farms (near Des Moines, Iowa) will want one for display.
     
  7. B Newt

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    Yep my RCA is off to Best Buy.
     
  8. PCampbell

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    I have an old D10, I will recycle it unless someone wants it.
     
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    crashHD

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    a DRD420re is old enough it doesn't have a RID# (Reciever ID #).

    This makes is a good spare unit. If you have a receiver that fails, you can put it's card into a non-RID (like this one) receiver, go to the directv website, and click (refresh my services) on that card, and it will begin working in that alternate receiver. No waiting for an appointment with a tech, no fussing with a disagreeable CSR on the phone who doesn't want to reactivate your used receiver, or wants to insist you wait 4 days for a new card by mail, just 5 minutes to change out receivers, and you're back in business.
     
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    If it doesnt support the APG its useless....
     
  11. P Smith

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    if it does support APG and MPG ? who knows ...
     
  12. srfrdan

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    i wish i had seen this sooner d10 is considered a modern receiver and i just got one off ebay---works good---d
     
  13. peds48

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    Not sure I agree with this as this receiver is no longer being installed by DirecTV and is on DirecTV's "scrap" list (the I don't want it you can keep it list)
     
  14. srfrdan

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    they might not make them but theyre not part of the big shutdown that just occurred. theres no shutdown message on the screen and nothing on ch341 saying if u can read this message ur receiver needs to be replaced. iis a rid receiver and dtv says theyre ok the format is the same as hr20,hr24, and my d12s. and h21s---d
     
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    Correct, the D10 is an APG receiver, that does not make it "modern" BTW. however is still usable.
     
  16. PCampbell

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    They work great and the same as a D12, but not with a swmm
    Still got it if anyone wants it.
     
  17. srfrdan

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    its as usable as the d12s-the exact same os downloaded tues 11:30am--d
     
  18. P Smith

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    see the FW monitor at www.rehd.com/dtv
     
  19. srfrdan

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    ive a need if its owned and access carded--pm me please ---d
     
  20. peds48

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    not quite, as the D12 works in SWM and the D10 does not
     

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