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HR20 Rebooting with no Sat Input

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by SDizzle, May 15, 2009.

  1. dreadlk

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    I did read his comment and I have no idea how this even applies in the real world! If I had a Sat signal available why on earth would I want to disconnect it and then watch a recording :confused: Even if I wanted to carry the DVR to another room (that did not have a sat connection) I would need a 100ft extension cord or else I will have to unplug it and end up at square one!

    Anybody who is going to watch the DVR recordings without a signal is going to be dealing with 5-30 min resets because they have either unplugged it to carry it on a trip or they have had some kind of Dish failure and need to watch their recordings till the signal is fixed.

    Your statement will mislead the casual reader into thinking that 13 hours can somehow be used in a real world scenario. After all isn’t this thread about using the DVR without a Signal?


     
  2. SDizzle

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    I see your point, now that you explain it. My situation is a bit different because the 20 rests on top of the 23, and I do not disconnect the power, so I can use the line to boot it up, then remove it. However, your post that I took issue with was when you made statements like "I really have no idea where you are getting your information!" and "Please do not try to confirm misinformation with more misinformation". When what Robert and I were both saying was true, just may not be very feasible for everyone, I now understand the message you were trying to send, your delivery just wasn't clear.
     
  3. dreadlk

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    Sorry, you are correct, my wording was a bit rude, I guess I am just frustrated by Directv first offering the ability to watch recorded programs without signal then taking it away, then giving it back and now taking it away again, but this time in a sneaky manor.

    Why doesnt Directv just have balls to remove the option completely rather than sneak in this catch 22.


     
  4. Rich

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    Was there actually a time when we could use the HRs without sat feeds? As we used the TiVos? I must have completely missed that and I do read the release notes. Remember when that was?

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  5. dreadlk

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    Yes there was, and as a matter of fact it was just since the 02xF4 update about 7 weeks ago that the ability was removed:mad:.

    Hmmmm hurricane season on its way, and nobody with a a DirecTV DVR in Florida, New Orleans, Texas is going to have any form of TV for a long time if one of these hits them.

     
  6. Rich

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    Huh. I totally missed that. Was that in the release notes on the previous NR? Not that I've had any need for taking one on a trip, but it would be nice if I could.

    Price of living in Paradise. :lol:

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  7. veryoldschool

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    Along with [big] bugs and humidity. :nono:
     
  8. harsh

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    The failure to return fee is around $470.
     
  9. cartrivision

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    There is no reason or requirement to return an active receiver and therefore no "failure to return fee" for an active receiver.
     
  10. kevinwmsn

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    They need to make so that it would work for a week or 2 to watch recordings without guide data.
     
  11. harsh

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    That depends on what your definition of "was" is. To me, "was" implies that it is no longer active and must be returned.
     
  12. Rich

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    And besides that, if you get a replacement and don't deactivate the replaced receiver, does anyone think that you are not gonna pay for the replacement? They are not gonna give you an HR without payment unless you make a deal.

    Rich
     

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