1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Dumb, Dumb, Dumb!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by dfd, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. Jan 5, 2013 #141 of 150
    dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    16,252
    490
    May 30, 2007
    Cincinnati
    There are several situations where you can have a leased box without directv service and not be charged.
     
  2. Jan 5, 2013 #142 of 150
    veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    42,679
    348
    Dec 9, 2006
    You might just not be seeing them.
     
  3. Jan 5, 2013 #143 of 150
    Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    26,157
    468
    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    I do try, but sometimes... :lol:

    Rich
     
  4. Jan 6, 2013 #144 of 150
    dudester

    dudester Cool Member

    29
    0
    Feb 16, 2012
    Didnt read the entire post but i splitmy ota antenaa at the box and ran another feed to my tv directly, in case the box goes out. It is much easier to scroll thru the hr20 than to switch inputs on tv so i normally just watch ota through the box, but have the option in just in case. I do not notice any quality loss in either, the signal still looks as good as or better that the local signal direct sends.
     
  5. Jan 7, 2013 #145 of 150
    allenn

    allenn Icon

    704
    0
    Nov 19, 2005
    Georgia
    I did the same thing. The split also gives me the option to watch all the digital channels available in my area. D* carries very few of the available digital channels.
     
  6. Jan 9, 2013 #146 of 150
    studechip

    studechip Godfather

    1,371
    74
    Apr 16, 2012
    I was only referring to the ota function, not the dvr. I don't have any problem with the dvr not working without a satellite signal, just the ota. The price that Directv would charge to keep a unit would likely be more than what it would cost to buy an ota tuner elsewhere.
     
  7. Jan 9, 2013 #147 of 150
    studechip

    studechip Godfather

    1,371
    74
    Apr 16, 2012
    Perhaps you would care to post some of them then.
     
  8. Jan 9, 2013 #148 of 150
    veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    42,679
    348
    Dec 9, 2006
    You already quoted one and used bold to highlight it.
    Whether you believe it or not, what you're asking would turn them into "free" OTA DVRs.
     
  9. Jan 9, 2013 #149 of 150
    studechip

    studechip Godfather

    1,371
    74
    Apr 16, 2012
    As I posted earlier, I was only talking about using ota without a satellite signal, not the dvr.
     
  10. Jan 9, 2013 #150 of 150
    veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    42,679
    348
    Dec 9, 2006
    DirecTV retains ownership, so if the receiver can't determine if it's still on an active account, it doesn't work.
    The OTA works for a while if it hasn't lost power, but has lost the SAT signal.
     

Share This Page