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Any use for old RCA DRD420re ??


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#21 OFFLINE   srfrdan



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Posted 14 February 2014 - 03:55 PM

They work great and the same as a D12, but not with a swmm

Still got it if anyone wants it.

i received this d10and it works perfect for my rtv----d

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#22 OFFLINE   codespy


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 11:04 PM

a DRD420re is old enough it doesn't have a RID# (Reciever ID #).

This makes is a good spare unit. If you have a receiver that fails, you can put it's card into a non-RID (like this one) receiver, go to the directv website, and click (refresh my services) on that card, and it will begin working in that alternate receiver. No waiting for an appointment with a tech, no fussing with a disagreeable CSR on the phone who doesn't want to reactivate your used receiver, or wants to insist you wait 4 days for a new card by mail, just 5 minutes to change out receivers, and you're back in business.

This used to work, but in the last year or so, switching between two HDVR-2's (non-RID IRD's), this has not worked. Have you tried this recently, even in the last month?

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#23 OFFLINE   Diana C

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 04:18 PM

If it doesnt support the APG its useless....

I'm pretty sure the DRE420re was an APG receiver.  I have one in the storeroom that hasn't been used for over 10 years.


Because they don't have RIDs, I doubt they will activate one on any but the original owner's account.

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#24 OFFLINE   Dude111



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Posted 09 April 2014 - 02:45 PM

Nope sadly the RCA DRD 420re is an MPG box... (I had one until December 2013 when they pulled all MPG programming... I now have an RCA 430rg which is an APG box))

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