Jump to content


Welcome to DBSTalk


Sign In 

Create Account
Welcome to DBSTalk. Our community covers all aspects of video delivery solutions including: Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS), Cable Television, and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). We also have forums to discuss popular television programs, home theater equipment, and internet streaming service providers. Members of our community include experts who can help you solve technical problems, industry professionals, company representatives, and novices who are here to learn.

Like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community. Sign-up is a free and simple process that requires minimal information. Be a part of our community by signing in or creating an account. The Digital Bit Stream starts here!
  • Reply to existing topics or start a discussion of your own
  • Subscribe to topics and forums and get email updates
  • Send private personal messages (PM) to other forum members
  • Customize your profile page and make new friends
 
Guest Message by DevFuse

Photo

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


  • Please log in to reply
146 replies to this topic

#121 OFFLINE   treecastle

treecastle

    AllStar

  • Registered
  • 89 posts
  • LocationEast Tennessee
Joined: Dec 05, 2005

Posted 07 June 2010 - 01:32 PM

I'll try the images again - newbie problems I guess :D

DTV1.jpg

DTV2.jpg

DTV3.jpg

DTV4.jpg

DTV5.jpg

Edited by treecastle, 07 June 2010 - 01:35 PM.
I finally figured out how to do images!!


...Ads Help To Support This SIte...

#122 OFFLINE   alnielsen

alnielsen

    Godfather

  • Registered
  • 450 posts
  • LocationDuPage Co. IL
Joined: Dec 31, 2006

Posted 07 June 2010 - 10:25 PM

Posted Image

Sony SAT-B3
The Sony SAT-B3 is an obsolete satellite receiver. Released in the mid-1990s, it decoded standard-definition signals from DirecTV and other satellite providers. The SAT-B3 features S-video, A/V, and optical digital audio connectivity.

It's still in use folks. My first setup had 2 of these receivers.

Direct TV subscriber since 1999
Choice Ultimate Customer
Equipment:: HR21-700 HR20-700 H20-100 (owned) SlimLine 5 Antenna
Winegard HD 8800 8-Bay for OTA

 

KC9ZOU


#123 OFFLINE   stp147

stp147

    Cool Member

  • Registered
  • 17 posts
Joined: Apr 26, 2009

Posted 08 June 2010 - 02:04 AM

My parents started with E* in 1996 or 97 with:
  • Dish 4000 (complete with High Speed Data Port, for future technologies :D )
  • Dual LNB Dish for that future "Second Receiver"
  • Locals from day one because we were in the New York DMA and did not have a "Grade B Signal". We had "distant networks" (otherwise known as New York locals :D ).

Posted Image

We switched to D*, in a year that I can't remember (early 2000s I think), (because E* wanted to charge us $50 or $100 for a new UHF remote, so much for getting a deal from retention) and got a Phillips DSX5540 (I know cause we had the optical audio hooked up to our brand spankin' new surround sound :grin: ) and looked very much like this (thanks Directvlover for posting a picture of the sister model)

http://www.dbstalk.c...27&d=1275678519

My first D* receiver(s) personally was/were an HR20, an R15 and 2 D11s (and I don't think we need picutures of those :rolleyes: )

#124 OFFLINE   Milkman

Milkman

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 2,055 posts
Joined: Dec 06, 2006

Posted 08 June 2010 - 06:37 AM

DSX5353R. Still have it and still use it.

http://www.dbstalk.c...=1&d=1276000649

Attached Thumbnails

  • DSX5353R.jpg

Gator fan for LIFE!!!!
My current setup can be found here!


#125 OFFLINE   djousma

djousma

    Legend

  • Registered
  • 150 posts
Joined: Jan 22, 2007

Posted 08 June 2010 - 08:20 AM

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


Yep. thats the one we started with too. boy was that slow. But back in 1995 when we started, it was pretty dang kewl!

Setup

  • Slimline Dish connected to SWM-16
  • Whole home DVR with DECA
  • HR44-500 connected via HDMI to 52" Sharp Aquos LC52D62U
  • HR24-500 connected via HDMI to 42" LG LCD
  • HR20-700 connected via HDMI to 32" Panasonic TC-L32X1
  • Apple Airport Extreme
  • 30/5 Charter Cable

#126 OFFLINE   Bowtaz3

Bowtaz3

    Legend

  • Registered
  • 245 posts
Joined: Sep 08, 2007

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:)

Posted Image

- Merg

This was my first one as well

#127 OFFLINE   1dersky

1dersky

    Mentor

  • Registered
  • 41 posts
Joined: Oct 09, 2007

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.

Edited by 1dersky, 08 June 2010 - 09:09 PM.


#128 OFFLINE   Blaze

Blaze

    Legend

  • Registered
  • 195 posts
Joined: Jun 08, 2010

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

Tonedeaf

    Legend

  • Registered
  • 245 posts
Joined: Jun 13, 2006

Posted 09 June 2010 - 10:58 AM

OK, circa 2003:

RCA DRD450:
Posted Image


Ditto on these. Have 3 of them in the attic.
Equipment
HR22-100(VOD/MRV) SWM/DECA connected via HDMI on Panasonic TC-P58S2
HR24-200(VOD/MRV) SWM/DECA connected via HDMI on Panasonic TH-50PZ85U
HR21-700(VOD/MRV) W/AM21 SWM/DECA connected via HDMI to Sony KDL-46V3000
HR22-100(VOD/MRV) SWM/DECA connected via HDMI to Westinghouse 37"LCD
H24-200 SWM connected via HDMI to Samsung 24" LCD

AU9 Dish , SWM-16, SWS-8 Splitter

#130 OFFLINE   Blitz68

Blitz68

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 1,075 posts
Joined: Apr 19, 2006

Posted 09 June 2010 - 11:37 AM

Here's my Sony SAT-A1 from 1996.


+1 $799 for 1 LNB setup....lol
DirecTV Since 1995
(1)HR20-700S
(1)HR21-700B
(1)HR23-700
(1)HR10-250
(2)R15-500
(1)R15-100
(1)D11

#131 OFFLINE   Santi360HD

Santi360HD

    Icon

  • Registered
  • 915 posts
  • LocationNew York City
Joined: Oct 06, 2008

Posted 09 June 2010 - 12:05 PM

I'll put my recievers up tonight

#132 OFFLINE   Mike Bertelson

Mike Bertelson

    6EQUJ5 WOW!

  • Moderators
  • 13,824 posts
Joined: Jan 24, 2007

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. :)

Mike

µß
Since it costs 2.4¢ to produce a penny, my 2¢ worth is really 4.8¢ worth.  That 4.8¢ is my own and not the 4.8¢ of DIRECTV, Dish, or anyone else for that matter.


#133 OFFLINE   paco1986

paco1986

    Icon

  • Registered
  • 574 posts
Joined: Mar 26, 2007

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

Smthkd

    Icon

  • Registered
  • 925 posts
Joined: Sep 01, 2004

Posted 09 June 2010 - 02:37 PM

My First SD Unit.:D
Posted Image

This was my 1st HD Unit.:)
Posted Image

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
Posted Image
Media/Family Room:
Panasonic TC-P65S1 Plasma , Toshiba XA2 (28 HD DVD's),Sony 60gig PS3 (80 Blu-Ray/16 Games), Onkyo 705, Infinity CC2, 4 Infinity RS5, 2 Infinity Overture 3,Velodyne DDS12, Directv HR20,Monster Power HTS2500 MKII, SlingBox ProHD
Master Bedroom:
Hitachi 55HDS69 Plasma, Sony STR-DA4ES, Toshiba A2, Directv - H21
Seating Room:
Panasonic 34" HDtv, Toshiba A2, Directv H21

#135 OFFLINE   Groundhog45

Groundhog45

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 4,041 posts
  • LocationCedar Park, Texas
Joined: Nov 09, 2005

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.

Attached Thumbnails

  • DSCF3163.jpg
  • DSCF3162.jpg

Richard -- DirecTV since '97
Team SETI.USA

 


#136 ONLINE   hdtvfan0001

hdtvfan0001

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 31,604 posts
Joined: Jul 28, 2004

Posted 10 June 2010 - 12:20 PM

Here's my earliest equipment...

Posted Image

My newest stuff works soooooo much better and faster. :D
DBSTalk CHAT ROOM MODERATOR
DirecTV Customer Since 1996

#137 OFFLINE   Groundhog45

Groundhog45

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 4,041 posts
  • LocationCedar Park, Texas
Joined: Nov 09, 2005

Posted 10 June 2010 - 12:22 PM

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

Richard -- DirecTV since '97
Team SETI.USA

 


#138 ONLINE   hdtvfan0001

hdtvfan0001

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 31,604 posts
Joined: Jul 28, 2004

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
DBSTalk CHAT ROOM MODERATOR
DirecTV Customer Since 1996

#139 OFFLINE   jefbal99

jefbal99

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 2,838 posts
Joined: Sep 07, 2007

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?
Receiving Equipment: AU9 Slimline w/Zinwell WB68 & SWM 8 | Winegard MS-2000 w/PS-1503 Power Injector
Living Room: HR22-100 w/AM-21 | Samsung HL-S4266W (HDMI) | Ethernet MRV | Pioneer HTS-GS1 5.1 | Yamaha DV-S6160 (Component/Digital Coaxial)
Bedroom: H21-200 w/AM-21 | Westinghouse LVM-42w2 (HDMI) | Ethernet MRV
Home Theatre: HR20-100 | Sanyo PLV-Z60 (Component/Optical) | Flexio 16:9 100" Screen | Ethernet MRV |Yamaha YHT-690 | XBox 360 (Component) | Harmony 880

#140 ONLINE   hdtvfan0001

hdtvfan0001

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 31,604 posts
Joined: Jul 28, 2004

Posted 10 June 2010 - 12:49 PM

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

No problems with transponders...

Posted Image
DBSTalk CHAT ROOM MODERATOR
DirecTV Customer Since 1996




spam firewall