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Can I watch recorded TV after suspending service

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by shumiron, Jun 25, 2013.

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  1. shumiron

    shumiron New Member

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    I have suspended my D-TV service for 6 months to determine if I can go without the service permanently in the future. D-TV has not actually stopped my service yet even though my online account indicates service has been suspended. My question is if when service finally is stopped will I be able to use the set top box to watch all the recorded shows I have on it? Anybody had experience with this?
     
  2. MarkG21

    MarkG21 AllStar

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    Unplug the coaxial cable before the service is officially suspended.
     
  3. peds48

    peds48 Genius. DBSTalk Club

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    once the receiver gets the "deactivate" signal, the DVR becomes a boat anchor.
     
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    Unplug the coaxial cable before the service is officially suspended.


    see number #3
     
  5. shumiron

    shumiron New Member

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    Thank you for the heads up. I had a premonition that they might send a deactivate over the satellite so I did disconnect the coaxes from my receivers earlier today while I still had service. Now I see if OTA Win Media Center, Roku, and HTPC network video will take care of mine and wife's TV needs.
     
  6. Phil T

    Phil T Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Last fall, when my roof was replaced, I could only watch recordings for about 12 hours until my receiver yelled at me for not having the dish connected.
     
  7. peds48

    peds48 Genius. DBSTalk Club

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    Since the DVR wont get the "deactivate" signal from DirecTV, they have a "fail safe" built in. which is that they must get an "authorization" from the satellite "every now and then" this is an unknown and it ranges from a couple of days to a couple of months according to some folks. upon not getting the "authorization" from the mothership, the receiver will self deactivate
     

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