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I'm about to cut the cord - any advice?

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#51 OFFLINE   Tubaman-Z



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Posted 21 February 2014 - 11:25 AM

Remove the coax from the satellite in on the back of each DVR before you call, however you probably won't be able to watch recorded programs the entire 6 months only a short time (which as I have read from other posts can be anywhere from days, weeks or [unlikely] months).... YMMV. Also I believe if the DVR loses power/reboots you won't be able to no longer watch either (might be a good idea to have a UPS). 

Your mileage may vary - perhaps depending on if the DVR was leased or owned. I have an SD DVR for which I canceled service a couple of months ago, removing the coax first.  I can still readily access recorded programs today.  And we had a power outage just last night (no UPS).  I just remembered - it also has no authorization card as D* wanted it back. That seems to have been hit/miss with my owned DVRs.  Sometimes they want the card back, sometimes not.

Edited by Tubaman-Z, 21 February 2014 - 11:26 AM.


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#52 OFFLINE   BuffaloDenny



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Posted 22 February 2014 - 01:33 PM

Get a roommate.



I'm never out of contract.


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#53 OFFLINE   acostapimps


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Posted 22 February 2014 - 09:29 PM

The award for the douchiest, least helpful poster goes to..... 

At least the roommate part was somewhat helpful if he/she helps with the bill, so the least helpful is the contract post:)

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