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What to do with recordings on soon-to-be-deactivated HD DVRs

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Lord Vader, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. Beerstalker

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    The thing is if you have a receiver hooked up for Whole Home DVR it is talking to other receivers that are hooked up to the satellite. Those DVRs may be able to pass the kill signal along to the receiver that was deactivated and shut it down. The other thing is there is a good chance that it would be hooked up to the internet. If it is hooked up to the internet the deactivated DVR might try "phoning" home to DirecTV and find out that it is supposed to be deactivated and shut itself down.
     
  2. The Merg

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    The thing is if you have a receiver hooked up for Whole Home DVR it is talking to other receivers that are hooked up to the satellite. Those DVRs may be able to pass the kill signal along to the receiver that was deactivated and shut it down. The other thing is there is a good chance that it would be hooked up to the internet. If it is hooked up to the internet the deactivated DVR might try "phoning" home to DirecTV and find out that it is supposed to be deactivated and shut itself down.


    Right. We are all in agreement there. We were discussing the idea of all receivers being disconnected from the Internet/Satellite and wondering how long MRV would continue to work in that environment. If would also be interesting to know if a receiver is disconnected from Satellite, but still connected to a DECA cloud with live receivers, and the DECA cloud is not connected to the Internet, how long will MRV work. I don't think that one receiver would pass along to another via the DECA cloud that the second receiver has been deactivated. Also, I think that Whole Home Authorization works by a receiver broadcasting out that it is authorized and other receivers seeing that signal, so it's not as if Receiver 1 (which has a Sat connection) knows that Receiver 2 has been deauthorized/deactivated even though Receiver 2 doesn't know that since it was completely disconnected from the system before the deactivation/deauthorization signals were sent.


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  3. Laxguy

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    Right, everything disabled from phoning home.
    I'm interested in the answer to this, but not so interested as to drag out my HR20, remove the PI, and douse the router....
     
  4. Rich

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    Me too. I started to, then thought about it and stopped. I can see someone booting up a 20 to watch something, but I can't see someone trying to put in on MRV.

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