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Questions about R22-100

Discussion in 'DIRECTV SD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by philherz, Feb 20, 2017.

  1. philherz

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    Please let me know if this is the wrong section to post this in. At least 6 years ago, my son bought an R22-100 at Best Buy for his bedroom and he's been using it ever since. It's very likely that he will be moving out in the near future, so 4 questions have come up:

    1) Since he paid for it, is it his to keep?

    2) If his next setup allows for HD use, will the R22 function as an HD DVR with the correct card? (We realize the current recordings will all be SD)

    3) He has a TON of stuff recorded on it. Can he move it to another location and access those recordings?

    4) I'm assuming D* will offer him a Genie as the primary unit, so is the R22 compatible with it?

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  2. peds48

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    1) maybe depends on how much he paid, but most likely is leased. Best to call DIRECTV and find out.

    2) as long as there is another HD or HD DVR on the account yes. The R22 can't be HD when is on it own.

    3) sure.

    4) absolutely!


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  3. trh

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    He bought it and has been using it in his bedroom?

    Under who's account? His own account or under yours?

    And if yours, I'm not sure he'll be able to take it to another location, hook it up to his account and then watch the shows on it.
     
  4. philherz

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    Yes, he's been a student living with us for all these years and now he's going out on his own.

    He's been on my account!!! If he can't watch the shows that are already recorded, I'd doubt that he'd want to keep it anyway, but he hasn't gotten that far, yet.
     
  5. trh

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    You can watch shows that are on a DVR. But before you take it off your account, you have to disconnect the DVR. Then when DIRECTV sends a de-activate signal to that DVR, it doesn't reach the DVR. You can then watch those shows with the DVR connected to a TV. But it won't be part of another system and can't be viewed in a whole-home environment.

    Should his DVR actually be owned, then he can move it and hook it up to his new system, but none of the shows that he recorded will be available under that new account.
     
  6. philherz

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    Now I'm even more confused. If the R22 is actually owned, are you sure he won't be able to incorporate it in his new system and watch the shows that are already recorded on it???
     
  7. trh

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    I think this is the way it works (if it is owned): Since it is on your account, you're the owner. So if he wanted to take it to another location and hook it up under his account, he'll get another access card and then all his shows are history.

    But he can take that DVR right now, disconnect it from your dish and move it to another location. Hook up the power and connect it to one TV and watch what is on the DVR. Although some report that after a period of time (reports all differ), the DVR will stop showing old recordings because it can't 'phone home'.
     
  8. dpeters11

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    I think recordings are tied to the RID not the access card.
     
  9. peds48

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    This is my understanding as well.


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  10. trh

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    English please for the TS.
     
  11. peds48

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    RID = Receiver ID (number)


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  12. dpeters11

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    RID is receiver ID which is the receiver hardware itself.
     
  13. inkahauts

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    Does anyone know if that unit is even recoverable?

    I'd probably have a totally new system installed at his next location without including this r22 at all.

    Once that was complete...

    unplug the r22 from satellite and Ethernet and then have it put on vacation. Never plug in a sat feed or phone or Ethernet cable again. That means you won't be paying for it but he will still be able to watch what's recorded.

    Then I'd watch it down asap.

    Then I'd call in and fully deactivate it and be done with it.
     
  14. philherz

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    OK, so if this is true and my son moves out and gets his own account, can he include this box with his system and watch what's already recorded on it?
     
  15. dpeters11

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    I believe so. He can't start a new account with only this box but if it's owned, no reason it can't be.

    However, if he got it at Best Buy, it's likely leased. I believe the R22 came out in 2008, thy went to the lease model in 2006.

    It causes a lot of issues when customers got a box at best buy, as they thought they were buying them.

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  16. peds48

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    First thing to do here is to call DIRECTV to find out the status of this box.


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