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


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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.

#144 OFFLINE   hdtvfan0001

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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.

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#145 OFFLINE   Xsabresx

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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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