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Will my HR10-250 work when deactivated?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV DVR with TiVo Discussion' started by Dilerium, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. Dilerium

    Dilerium AllStar

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    I have an old HR10-250 that is just cooking along and doing great. However, I am having Genie installed on Monday morning. This is causing some stress around the house as my wife's favorite stuff is on the ol' Tivo. The Tivo is owned by me, so the installer will not be taking it with him. However, the Tivo will be deactivated. Can my wife still watch the programs that she has saved to the hard drive, even if the Tivo is deactivated?
     
  2. Phil T

    Phil T DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    I did this for quite a while when I got rid of my HR10-250. Just disconnect it from the satellite feed before it is deactivated. You should be able to playback your recordings indefinitely. This is not the case with the HR2x or 3x series of receivers. They need a satellite feed or they go into a searching for signal loop after about 24 hours.
     
  3. Dilerium

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    Cool thanks.

    Once we're done with it, any idea what to do with an old HR10-250? I can't bear the thought of just tossing it in the trash, but it's only going to gather dust around here.
     
  4. Phil T

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    You can remove the hard drive and put it in an enclosure and use it for a backup disk for your PC or Mac. Then take the 250 to Best Buy for recycle. It was a sad day but a couple of years ago I took my HD TIVO and 2 SD TIVO's there to recycle along with a Samsung HD DirecTV receiver. When technology gets obsolete there are not a lot of options and it serves no purpose sitting on a shelf in the basement. :whatdidid:
     
  5. gov

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    I bet for 50 years to come HR10-250s will be the occasional oddity at estate and storage locker sales!
     
  6. Dilerium

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    The upgrade installation went off without a hitch this morning. The technician showed up on time and completed the work in about an hour and a half. After he left, I reinstalled the HR10 and got it set up to playback old programs that it still has saved on it. The new networked equipment is doing great.

    Thanks to Mr. Adams, of Mastec/DirecTV for a great job.
     
  7. jdspencer

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    Maybe some member on the TiVo Community forum will take it off your hands.
    I sold mine a couple of years ago for $50.
     
  8. Dilerium

    Dilerium AllStar

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    Cool. Thanks for the suggestion.
     
  9. gemmy23

    gemmy23 New Member

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    I'm switching to cable. Do you think I'll be able to do the same thing? My idea is to use an A/B switch to go back and forth from recording on my new Premier to just playback with my HR10-250. Appreciate any advice.
     
  10. sbl

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    Yes, you can do that.
     
  11. gemmy23

    gemmy23 New Member

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    thanks
     

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