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#141 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:07 AM

There are several situations where you can have a leased box without directv service and not be charged.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:01 AM

Why? Your argument isn't supported by the facts.

You might just not be seeing them.
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:29 PM

With age comes wisdom and patience...well....sometimes... :D


I do try, but sometimes... :lol:

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:22 AM

Didnt read the entire post but i splitmy ota antenaa at the box and ran another feed to my tv directly, in case the box goes out. It is much easier to scroll thru the hr20 than to switch inputs on tv so i normally just watch ota through the box, but have the option in just in case. I do not notice any quality loss in either, the signal still looks as good as or better that the local signal direct sends.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:50 PM

....... i splitmy ota antenaa at the box and ran another feed to my tv directly, in case the box goes out. ......


I did the same thing. The split also gives me the option to watch all the digital channels available in my area. D* carries very few of the available digital channels.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:10 PM

I could see where someone would pay the non-returned receiver fee to continue to use as an OTA DVR with no more monthly fees; potentially years of free OTA DVR service could easily make paying the fee cost effective.

The down side would be not guide date. Even with that I'd bet if it were possible to do there'd be plenty who would do it.

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I was only referring to the ota function, not the dvr. I don't have any problem with the dvr not working without a satellite signal, just the ota. The price that Directv would charge to keep a unit would likely be more than what it would cost to buy an ota tuner elsewhere.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:11 PM

You might just not be seeing them.


Perhaps you would care to post some of them then.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:42 PM

Perhaps you would care to post some of them then.

You already quoted one and used bold to highlight it.
Whether you believe it or not, what you're asking would turn them into "free" OTA DVRs.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:48 PM

You already quoted one and used bold to highlight it.
Whether you believe it or not, what you're asking would turn them into "free" OTA DVRs.


As I posted earlier, I was only talking about using ota without a satellite signal, not the dvr.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:02 PM

As I posted earlier, I was only talking about using ota without a satellite signal, not the dvr.

DirecTV retains ownership, so if the receiver can't determine if it's still on an active account, it doesn't work.
The OTA works for a while if it hasn't lost power, but has lost the SAT signal.
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