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When they shut off your box question


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#1 OFFLINE   Chris37

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 05:57 PM

Hello,


I just had a quick question when Directv shuts off your service can I still access the DVR or no?? Have a couple of movies on there still. If I can't not a big deal.

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#2 ONLINE   veryoldschool

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 06:22 PM

Before you have them pull the plug, removed the coax feed from the dish to the DVR.
If you do this, you can still watch the recordings, but "I think" if you've waited until the "kill it" signal has been sent, you'll be SOL.
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#3 OFFLINE   Chris37

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 06:23 PM

Okay thank you for your help.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 06:35 PM

Also, remember two things:

1. DirecTV will probably want the box back so transfer your recordings (or just watch them) as soon as possible.

2. Current DirecTV receivers expect a "refresh" signal from the satellite to verify that they are part of an active subscription every now and then so depending on when your boxes got their last "refresh" signal they will suddenly stop working.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 09:46 PM

1. DirecTV will probably want the box back so transfer your recordings (or just watch them) as soon as possible.


NOT if they are HR20's...

2. Current DirecTV receivers expect a "refresh" signal from the satellite to verify that they are part of an active subscription every now and then so depending on when your boxes got their last "refresh" signal they will suddenly stop working.


Well, both my HR20's that were disco'd back in August continue to playback my DVR'd programs just fine - actually, they're now relative speed demons since NOT being in the sat stream! :D

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:34 PM

NOT if they are HR20's...

Well, both my HR20's that were disco'd back in August continue to playback my DVR'd programs just fine - actually, they're now relative speed demons since NOT being in the sat stream! :D


Are they OTA recordings, or recordings from the sat stream?

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 01:09 AM

Are they OTA recordings, or recordings from the sat stream?


Both...




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