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Selling my HR24, Where are the purchases stored?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by jackten, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. jackten

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    I'm a former directv employee/customer and am in the process of selling my owned HR24 IRD. There are a few purchases on it. When I sell it, I'm not sending the access card, will my previous purchases show up on their bill when it makes its first callback? My question is, are the purchases stored on the access card or somewhere else on the receiver? Also, I have a TON of HD movies recorded on it also, will these work with their new access card or does that cause an authorization issue?

    Any help would be much appreciated.
     
  2. dsw2112

    dsw2112 Always Searching

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    The purchases are stored on the access card. I might be interested in buying if you want to PM me.
     
  3. jackten

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    Any idea about the recorded programs on the hard drive? Are those tied to the access card?
     
  4. BattleZone

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    Yes. The recorded content will be useless (present but not playable) with a new access card.
     
  5. adkinsjm

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    How do you own a HR24?
     
  6. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    The purchases should not follow the unit, but the recordings might even though they shouldn't. If you want to erase them all, do a "reset everything" before selling.
     
  7. jackten

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    Former employee is how its owned, all employee equipment is owned
     
  8. cartrivision

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    Has anyone actually verified this? I know that recordings are locked to the DVR that they are recorded on, but they can't be locked to the access card because then everyone would lose all of their recordings if DIRECTV ever had to do a system-wide access card replacement for security reasons (which they haven't done in quite some time, but used to do every few years).
     
  9. matt

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    I have bought DVRs with recordings on them that play fine after I get a new card. It is usually crap I don't care about though, but I have watched some movies that way. :)

    I always do a reset everything when I sell a box. I also make sure the box has been hooked up to internet and phone for several days to give it one last chance to call home. If it doesn't call within a few days, consider anything that it hasn't called about free IMHO. If you really feel guilty about it, send the card back to the access card department and they will pull the rest of the charges off it, but I feel that if you give it a week to call in and it doesn't, then who cares? :)
     
  10. matt

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    Also, how much are you asking for it? I might want another :D
     
  11. jackten

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    Asking 350 for it plus shipping, but that kind of talk probably shouldn't take place on this forum, PM me if you're interested.
     
  12. GerryC

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  13. Mike Bertelson

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    The HR24 in you link to Amazon is a lease. You don't own it and you have to return it DirecTV when you're done with it.

    The one the OP has is an owned receiver. Instead of a lease fee, the monthly charge will be an "additional receiver" fee but you actually own the receiver.

    Mike
     
  14. iceturkee

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    i bought an owned dvr that had programs recorded on it. i also got a new access card from dtv. i guess the previous owner forgot to delete what he had recorded.


    btw, i paid $250 for a 4 month old hr21 pro plus $10 shipping so i think 350 is a little steep. the 21 retails for 600, but the previous owner paid 400.
     
  15. boba

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    Even though you are an exemployee don't count on the box showing up as owned until you have checked with D*.
     
  16. iceturkee

    iceturkee DINFOS Trained Killer DBSTalk Club

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    be prepared to share receiver id number with anyone who might wanna buy.
     
  17. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    For quite awhile the HR21 pro's were selling for $200 new.

    I would think many people would pay more for an owned HR24 than an owned HR21 PRO
     
  18. iceturkee

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    i'd be interested to know when this happened because even now the cheapest i have seen these were $399 new. and sorry, i would take my hr21 pro over an hr 24 andy day.
     
  19. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    It was about a year ago maybe. I remember because there was a thread discussing why someone would lease a DVR from D* for the same price that they could buy an HR21 PRO.

    And there's no need to apologize, many does not equal YOU.


    edit: Here's a link to a post, and I was off, it wasn't $200, it was $250:


     
  20. iceturkee

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    thanks for the link. in any event, i've had my hr21 pro for over a year...no problems and i love it.
     

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