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D* doesn't want boxes back

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by millertime, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    I can see that....but some H21 and HR21 units here still worked great, so they are nice "spares" if/when needed.
     
  2. Joe Spears

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    I don't really believe this but in the description of this HR24-100 for sale on eBay the seller says "This receiver was about to be thrown away by a roommate that just moved out of our house. Apparently when he canceled his DirecTV, they told him to just throw it away. He said I could have it and now I am selling it. Not sure if it is owned or leased and able to be activated on a new account." :eek2:

    LINK to eBay Listing

    They do have 100% feedback...
     
  3. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Feedback for what? Looks like he's disclosed absolutely everything. What could you go back to him on?
     
  4. Joe Spears

    Joe Spears Duplicate User (Account Closed)

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    Do you really think that D* told him to throw away an HR24? I don't understand why they would NOT want a receiver that new sent back.
     
  5. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    No one will ever know what, if anything, DIRECTV® said to the departed roomie.

    The buyer will be faced with a conundrum if he gets it and tries to activate it and then is told it's DIRECTV's property. At the same time, everything has been disclosed by the seller.

    A prudent buyer would check the serial numbers first.
     
  6. Rich

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    I've got four spares active on my account... :lol:

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  7. Rich

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    Can't check the serial numbers, have to check the RID numbers. I asked about that last week when I was checking RID numbers trolling for a bargain.

    Rich
     
  8. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    So, DIRECTV® can't x-ref. RIDs with the serial no.?
     
  9. davring

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    My two HR20-700's have been very reliable, we utilize OTA on both and with rainy summer weather its a great option. I replaced the drive in one a year ago and the other is on its second replacement. I"ll keep them running until something major fails. Years ago I was cautioned about opening leased units, but now it looks like it no longer matters:)
     
  10. RBTO

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    Ditto to that. My HR20 has been great until all this GUI nonsense, but it still works fine and other than a very occasional software burp, is solid as a rock. Had to replace the HD once in about 10 years. I have an H20 also, and other than not having record capability, I prefer it since it boots quick, has NO lag in menu selections or cursor movements, and has a GUI that you can actually see well. Only issue with it is cooling which an external manifold took care of nicely. Off air capability is definitely worth it for both these machines! Older is not necessarily a weakness.
     
  11. CCarncross

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    My HR20 is still my best dvr....quicker than either of my HR22's....HR20's came out summer of 2006, so no one's is older than 6ish. Still all 3 of mine work pretty flawlessly.
     
  12. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    Got my parents refurbed HR21-100 installed this afternoon, and turns out D* thought it was replacing an HR20, not another HR21. When they shut the HR20 off by mistake, and realized it was the HR21 being swapped, they said to hold on to it until a recovery kit arrives, so looks like its only the HR20's they are no longer wanting back
     
  13. Rich

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    Apparently not. I talked to Joe in the Access Card department, I seem to get him quite a bit for some reason, and he told me they could not use the serial number, I have no idea why.

    Has anyone got any idea where the RID number is stored on the HRs?

    Rich
     
  14. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

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    NY Hudson...
    He even has a pic of the RID 0357 0637 3574
     
  15. Diana C

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    Yes, my mistake, 20-700. Definitely the drive...tried it in another known working enclosure.
     
  16. Shades228

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    There's a sticker inside the access card door with the information. It should also be on the label for the receiver.
     
  17. Rich

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    Always worth trying.

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  18. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

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    That's not what I meant. The RID# must be on the HR somewhere, the flash drive?

    Rich
     
  19. smitbret

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    ... the flash drive?
     
  20. Rich

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    Not sure what the proper terminology is, but it's "flash" something. It's also where the OS resides.

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