Two years ago I put my DirecTV on "vacation hold", and while I was gone, I left it unplugged from the AC outlet. Because of construction problems on my balcony, it took quite a while to get DTV hooked up again. Until then, my DTV DVR would not play any of my pre-recorded shows - it first needed to get re-connected to my satellite dish. (Everything went fine thanks to a LOT of help from people here in this forum - when I finally got DTV hooked up again, with the satellite dish mounted on a "sled mount" on my balcony, the DVR and all my shows came back perfectly.) I learned in this forum that if a DVR loses power, and has been disconnected from the satellite dish for a certain amount of time, this is the result -- but if the DVR never loses A/C power, it won't lose the ability to play recorded programs. Bottom line, if instead of unplugging my DVR, I plug it into a UPS, will it still be able to play recorded shows if I return in a few months, or will it first need me to call DTV and get my programming turned back on?