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Just for fun... post pictures of your first DIRECTV receivers


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#1 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 10:51 AM

I thought it would be fun to have a thread where you posted pictures of your first DIRECTV receivers. Since most of us aren't so deranged as to take snapshots of our receivers as if they were family members, it's ok to use photos of the same model that you find around the internet.

OK, circa 2003:

RCA DRD450:
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Hughes HDVR2:
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Posted 04 June 2010 - 11:03 AM

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#3 OFFLINE   EricRobins

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 11:04 AM

SAT-A4....March '00

#4 OFFLINE   barryb

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 11:06 AM

I know I had one of these:

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 11:08 AM

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Sony Sat a65 1999

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 11:09 AM

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Sony Sat a65 1999


Ditto. :grin:

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 11:11 AM

DRD222RD. Bought November 26, 1999 @ Circuit City. Upgraded to a Hughes GXCEBOT (DirecTiVo) in 2001 and life has never been the same since. :-)


10+ year DirecTV customer here.

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 11:13 AM

I think my first receiver was a SAT B2.....like in 96 or 97....I'll see if I can find a picture.

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 11:18 AM

Couldn't find a picture on the internet, but my very first DirecTV receiver was the Sony SAT A2 followed by the B2.
Then came the Sony T60 and the Philips DSR6000.
I also have the Hughes HTL-HD receiver.
My current units are in my signature.
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#10 OFFLINE   say-what

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 11:26 AM

Having been with DirecTV since 1994, we've had many, starting with this one

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 11:32 AM

Yep, that was mine as well, DRD-203. Paid $900 for that and a dual lnb 18" dish, self install.

Having been with DirecTV since 1994, we've had many, starting with this one


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#12 OFFLINE   wilbur_the_goose

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 11:32 AM

My first RCA receiver cost about $600 (including installation) back in 1997

#13 OFFLINE   Scott Kocourek

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 11:40 AM

My first two receivers were bought at Circuit City.

My first two receivers were RCA DWD490RE Ultimate TV.

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#14 OFFLINE   veryoldschool

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 11:47 AM

2003:
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And why I came to DirecTV.. HD
$800 for a receiver [only] :eek2:
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Which would crash every few weeks and lose HDCP over DVI weekly.





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#15 OFFLINE   Alan Gordon

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 11:52 AM

Having been with DirecTV since 1994, we've had many, starting with this one


That would be my first one as well....

Though I can't seem to figure out how to post the picture as a thumbnail?!?!

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 11:55 AM

2003:
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And why I came to DirecTV.. HD
$800 for a receiver [only] :eek2:
http://www.dbstalk.c...22&d=1275673423

Which would crash every few weeks and lose HDCP over DVI weekly.




I had both of those too. Broke my heart when DirecTV came to install my first HD (H20), and they told me they had to take a receiver back, and they took my $800 door stop.
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#17 OFFLINE   gpg

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 12:02 PM

Here's my Sony SAT-A1 from 1996.

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 12:03 PM

My first two were a pair of RCA DRDsomething or others purchased new in early 1997, along with an 18" round dual-LNB dish and self-install kit for around $800 or so. Good times, good times . . .

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 12:03 PM

I had both of those too. Broke my heart when DirecTV came to install my first HD (H20), and they told me they had to take a receiver back, and they took my $800 door stop.

The "installer from Hell" tried to take mine and I said "sure, you got $800?"
BTW: you want a deal for it now? I wouldn't want to see someone with a broken heart. :lol:
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Posted 04 June 2010 - 12:12 PM

Got a Hughes Gold and Silver Edition receiver when I first subscribed 10 years ago... (which you can apparently still by on Amazon for $36 :lol:)

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