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Accessing Recorded Shows on Deactivated DVR
Posted 30 June 2010 - 06:11 PM
It appears to be locked out.... the OTA channels work and channel 101 works but the "list" button doesn't work and it's frozen. The pause button doesn't even work on the OTA channels.
The only way I can think to trick it would be to reboot or restart somehow and have the satellite feed disconnected so it starts fresh and doesn't know (but I don't want to lose the recordings obviously)... but I figure it would probably remember it was deactivated. If I had a time machine I suppose you could unplug the satellite feed prior to deactivating the receiver, then it would never know (basically say searching for signal and think it's raining).
I just want to watch a couple of saved shows tonight before it's turned in and I didn't think it would be locked.
Any help would be great!
Posted 30 June 2010 - 08:45 PM
If the receiver was disconnected when the deactivaiton signal was sent, the previous authorization will continue to work for a few days before it times out, at which point, you're locked out again. This is all by design; DirecTV doesn't make DVRs for people to use without DirecTV service.
Posted 30 June 2010 - 09:24 PM
Today's problems don't worry me, I haven't solved yesterday's yet.
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