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Is there a market for my R15?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV SD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Rivergoat, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. Nov 7, 2013 #1 of 17
    Rivergoat

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    I just moved and needed to switch over to Comcast (sharing the connection with the new location's homeowner, as well as his broadband). I called DTV and had my account closed; they will send me a pre-paid for the access card, but don't care about the R15 and remote. I can store it indefinitely, but figure by the time I might be in a location where I could go back to DTV if desired there would be much better choices for receivers. So...what to do with the R15? Do indepenant folks buy them, need them? Maybe I could gut it and use the parts to build a device to see into the future like Spock did in "The City On The Edge of Forever" :)
     
  2. Nov 7, 2013 #2 of 17
    dpeters11

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    Unfortunately it doesn't matter if DirecTV doesn't want it, someone else still can't activate it. So it's only useful to you as a DVR in the future, or parts.

    It's not SWM compatible so that does reduce it's usefulness.
     
  3. Nov 7, 2013 #3 of 17
    DB Stalker

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    Stick it between your Comcast box and AVR to keep them from overheating each other?

    #)
     
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    carl6

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    If it is an owned receiver, someone else could buy and activate it (they would have to get a new access card for about $20). But due to the fact is is SD and fairly old, I doubt there is much value in it. Check with DirecTV to see if it is in fact listed as owned or leased. If owned, you can offer it in the buy/sell/trade forum on this web site. If leased, it cannot be activated on another account as noted by dpeters11 above.
     
  6. Nov 8, 2013 #6 of 17
    CCarncross

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    I'm sure there are still a few SD curmudgeon's around here that would be willing to buy it.... :rotfl:
     
  7. Nov 8, 2013 #7 of 17
    damondlt

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    Can't you hook it up to the legacy side of the Swim 16?
    Also I think 95% of R15 are owned receivers.
     
  8. Nov 8, 2013 #8 of 17
    dpeters11

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    Yeah, that would work. Though I'd think the majority of customers would have a SWM LNB.
     
  9. Nov 8, 2013 #9 of 17
    peds48

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    Sure, you can connected to the SWM16 legacy.

    the R15 might be owned because they are EOL, but this does not mean it can be activated by anyone other than the original account
     
  10. damondlt

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    I have one of those R15's too LOL
     
  11. carl6

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    I would suspect most R15s are owned. The R16 was out before the lease model was introduced.
     
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    but there were many R15s installed way after that. So while DirecTV may not want them back, they are still considered lease
     
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    I had one that was owned and one that was not. They make a better doorstop than DVR.
     
  14. Dude111

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    What exactly is an R15??

    Does it get APG?? -- If it does there might be someone who still would like it..
     
  15. carl6

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    R15 is the first DirecTV developed and branded DVR, replacing the R10 Tivo based DVR. It is SD only, multiswitch only (no SWM), and uses the new DirecTV guide.
     
  16. peds48

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    just to clarify, it uses the same blue UI as the SD DirecTV receivers, not the "newer" black HD GUI
     
  17. damondlt

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    Google it. , after you weed through the massive complaints about them, you will see a description. ;)

    Sent from my Galaxy S5
     

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