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Hughes SD DVR-40

Discussion in 'DIRECTV SD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by JJgarcia, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. JJgarcia

    JJgarcia New Member

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    Can I use this device as a recorder only? I have Direct TV, can I hook it up inline and use it as a recorder only???????

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  2. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Not sure what you are asking... Are you trying to record non-directv content with it?
     
  3. litzdog911

    litzdog911 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    No. The DirecTV/Tivo DVRs can only record satellite channels.
     
  4. xmguy

    xmguy New Member

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    Look into getting an OLD Replay TV. One that is lifetime activated. You can record off cable, sat or OTA. You can still get LIVE guide data too. I have one and it works fine. You would need a STB however for recording from DirecTV.
     
  5. xmguy

    xmguy New Member

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  6. litzdog911

    litzdog911 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Certainly not as convenient as an integrated Tivo/DirecTV DVR, but workable.
     

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