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


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#126 OFFLINE   Bowtaz3

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 09:23 AM

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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#127 OFFLINE   1dersky

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 09:04 PM

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

That was mine too...but mine was branded GE instead of RCA, which is how they sold them at Sam's Club. Can't find a picture, unfortunately.

I installed it myself. The upstairs neighbor came down to have a look. We were floored with the picture quality. Did I mention I was a TCI Cable employee at the time? QUITE the scandal around the office. ;)

Of the five DTV receivers I've owned, it's the only one that didn't die. The only reason it was replaced was to support the triple LNB dish and give me an HD OTA tuner.

Remember when we used to have to pay USSB an extra $7 for MTV and Comedy Central? Good times.

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#128 OFFLINE   Blaze

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 10:14 PM

DRD222RD. Bought November 26, 1999 . :-)


10+ year DirecTV customer here.



That's the Receiver i have it's in better condition then yours. :lol:

#129 OFFLINE   Tonedeaf

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 10:58 AM

OK, circa 2003:

RCA DRD450:
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Ditto on these. Have 3 of them in the attic.
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#130 OFFLINE   Blitz68

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 11:37 AM

Here's my Sony SAT-A1 from 1996.


+1 $799 for 1 LNB setup....lol
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#131 OFFLINE   Santi360HD

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 12:05 PM

I'll put my recievers up tonight

#132 OFFLINE   Mike Bertelson

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 12:10 PM

Here are my first 3 Philips DSX-5500's

Got them free with 3 lnb multisat dish installed free back in Nov '03.

Those are my first receivers too from Nov 2002. :)

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#133 OFFLINE   paco1986

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 02:00 PM

Remember when we used to have to pay USSB an extra $7 for MTV and Comedy Central? Good times.


Yep, I remember that!

#134 OFFLINE   Smthkd

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 02:37 PM

My First SD Unit.:D
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This was my 1st HD Unit.:)
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This was my 2nd and 3rd HD Unit. Bought them at $600 a pop! As mention, was very Glitchy but hey I got Free OTA HD !:( :P
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#135 OFFLINE   Groundhog45

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 12:14 PM

I think I still have the first two receivers around in a storage unit but wasn't able to find them. They may have gone to Goodwill two years ago when we moved. I still have lots of other old receivers.

I bought a package deal from a local retailer in fall of 1997 that included two first generation Toshiba receivers and an 18" dish with a dual output LNB. Self installed and signed up for DirecTV and USSB. I think the package price was $499.

Here's a few of the others.

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#136 ONLINE   hdtvfan0001

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 12:20 PM

Here's my earliest equipment...

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My newest stuff works soooooo much better and faster. :D
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Posted 10 June 2010 - 12:22 PM

HDTVFAN, did you get that stuff during WWII? :lol:

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#138 ONLINE   hdtvfan0001

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 12:23 PM

HDTVFAN, did you get that stuff during WWII? :lol:

Before that...I'm typically an early adopter. :D
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#139 OFFLINE   jefbal99

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 12:44 PM

Before that...I'm typically an early adopter. :D


How big was your dish, the size of a pool?
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Posted 10 June 2010 - 12:49 PM

How big was your dish, the size of a pool?

No problems with transponders...

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#141 OFFLINE   Carl Spock

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 12:57 PM

The biggest problem back then was you had to launch your own satellite.

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#142 OFFLINE   water1

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 02:07 PM

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The receivers in the upper right are similar to what I started with in 1994. Not exactly sure what was first but I doubt I threw them away.:)
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Posted 11 June 2010 - 10:43 AM

I grew up near Jackson, MS, which was the first D* test market. It beat the others by a few days or so. The first store to sell them only had about 200, but 400 people in line. One man got there at 4 AM to pay the $800 for the first D* system. I actually met a friend of his who helped him install that VERY FIRST D* system. When he called to activate, D* congratulated him!

My folks got theirs a couple of years later. They've been through about 5 or 6 different receivers, starting with a RCA DRD503. When I moved away, I got a Hughes GAEBOA, then a Philips, which had free video games built in. It had a Battleship clone, a Bejeweled clone, etc. Anyone else remember it?

I'm still trucking along with my HR20-700, which I got with the "sidecar" dish when HD locals launched. I now have a SWMLine, 1TB external drive, and amplified OTA rooftop antenna connected to it.

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 10:49 AM

I grew up near Jackson, MS, which was the first D* test market. It beat the others by a few days or so. The first store to sell them only had about 200, but 400 people in line. One man got there at 4 AM to pay the $800 for the first D* system. I actually met a friend of his who helped him install that VERY FIRST D* system. When he called to activate, D* congratulated him!

My folks got theirs a couple of years later. They've been through about 5 or 6 different receivers, starting with a RCA DRD503. When I moved away, I got a Hughes GAEBOA, then a Philips, which had free video games built in. It had a Battleship clone, a Bejeweled clone, etc. Anyone else remember it?

I'm still trucking along with my HR20-700, which I got with the "sidecar" dish when HD locals launched. I now have a SWMLine, 1TB external drive, and amplified OTA rooftop antenna connected to it.

Welcome to the new millennium. :D
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Posted 11 June 2010 - 11:50 AM

The biggest problem back then was you had to launch your own satellite.

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Which proved a little difficult at times..
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Posted 11 June 2010 - 01:46 PM

Seeing how this thread has been going...I feel so dirty.... :D:lol:

Then again...I think about 75% of the old models have been posted already. ;)
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Posted 12 June 2010 - 08:16 AM

My very first receiver which I installed at my vacation home in the middle of nowhere. Cable wasn't even an option there.

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Looked so high tech in silver in 2005.

Several months later, I switched to DirecTV at my primary home and got the following receivers:

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TiVO was wonderful to have and my wife could actually work it. She still claims it was so much easier than our HR20 and HR21.

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I got one of these for my 50" HD RPTV and found it to be as flaky as a previous poster. It died in 2 years and I was not heartbroken.




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