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Convert an HR20i-100 to an HR20-100


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#1 OFFLINE   jmikestock

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 08:58 PM

I have an HR20i-100, network DVR,but can't use it. From looking at the labels on the back it appears that it was manufactured as an HR20-100 and was then modified for network use as in an apartment or condominium complex. 

 

I have opened up the box looking for a jumper or something that had been obviously added but, no luck. 

 

I'm sure my odds are slim, but if anyone has the answer, I would greatly appreciate a response.



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#2 OFFLINE   peds48

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 09:00 PM

is most software which you need to get from DirecTV, and most likely you are not going to get.


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#3 OFFLINE   texasbrit

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 09:41 PM

No, can't be done. The DVR is designed to receive programming over an ethernet connection and not through the regular coax from a dish. It might even not have the correct tuners to tune regular DirecTv signals.



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 06:51 AM

I have an HR20i-100, network DVR,but can't use it. From looking at the labels on the back it appears that it was manufactured as an HR20-100 and was then modified for network use as in an apartment or condominium complex. 

 

I have opened up the box looking for a jumper or something that had been obviously added but, no luck. 

 

I'm sure my odds are slim, but if anyone has the answer, I would greatly appreciate a response.

Let me Guess, you saw the HR20i-100 for the low low price of $75 off ebay. :smoking:

Buy now ask questions later! not good.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item417f9f1b01


 

 

 


#5 OFFLINE   Rich

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 09:17 AM

Let me Guess, you saw the HR20i-100 for the low low price of $75 off ebay. :smoking:

Buy now ask questions later! not good.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item417f9f1b01

 

Good advice.  Trusting sellers on eBay is a crapshoot at best.  Especially the "Power Sellers" who will sell you anything and tell you anything to make the sale.

 

Rich



#6 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 09:44 AM

Good advice.  Trusting sellers on eBay is a crapshoot at best.  Especially the "Power Sellers" who will sell you anything and tell you anything to make the sale.

 

Rich

 

But the one linked to is very clear as to the use restriction, even in red text:

Please read this item description and check with DirecTV using the model #HR20i-100 to make sure you can use this Receiver/DVR before ordering. Some people can use this DVR, some cannot. 

This DVR can only be used in multi-family signal distribution systems where ethernet is used.



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 10:46 AM

 

But the one linked to is very clear as to the use restriction, even in red text:

Please read this item description and check with DirecTV using the model #HR20i-100 to make sure you can use this Receiver/DVR before ordering. Some people can use this DVR, some cannot. 

This DVR can only be used in multi-family signal distribution systems where ethernet is used.

 

 

Ah, the rare honest guy on eBay.  Hard to find them.  

 

Rich


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#8 OFFLINE   damondlt

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 10:52 AM

Yep should have asked us here First, and then bought. :bang


 

 

 


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Posted 21 April 2014 - 11:05 AM

Yep should have asked us here First, and then bought. :bang

 

He'll probably just put it back on eBay.  Hope he puts that disclaimer on it.

 

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 12:17 PM

Let me Guess, you saw the HR20i-100 for the low low price of $75 off ebay. :smoking:

Buy now ask questions later! not good.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item417f9f1b01

 

Good advice.  Trusting sellers on eBay is a crapshoot at best.  Especially the "Power Sellers" who will sell you anything and tell you anything to make the sale.

 

Rich

Good guess but not exactly. I had no idea that there was a difference. Never heard of a Network receiver before but neither had tech service. I was. fortunately, only out $20.50. The person I got this from was not quite so straightforward as to limitations.

 

Nope. You won't find it back on Ebay. Ain't worth it.



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 12:52 PM

Good guess but not exactly. I had no idea that there was a difference. Never heard of a Network receiver before but neither had tech service. I was. fortunately, only out $20.50. The person I got this from was not quite so straightforward as to limitations.

 

Nope. You won't find it back on Ebay. Ain't worth it.

the model discussed here last years and you could easy to find it before buy, not telling about Internet search ...



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 01:08 PM

Nope. You won't find it back on Ebay. Ain't worth it.

 

Maybe it is worth it? There might be a Directv customer living in a MFH3 apartment system looking for this exact item.

http://blog.solidsig...VR-for-anything



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 01:45 PM

Maybe it is worth it? There might be a Directv customer living in a MFH3 apartment system looking for this exact item.

http://blog.solidsig...VR-for-anything

at the very least it can be sold on eBay for parts


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Posted 21 April 2014 - 02:19 PM

perhaps you could donate it and I could do tear-down :)


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Posted 21 April 2014 - 03:56 PM

At one point I believe DirecTV was phasing out MFH3 systems. Since the HR24i was never released, I certainly hope they are few and far between.

 

I wouldn't be too hard on the rep with tech support. They really don't do anything with these systems. The MDU dealer does the installation and any issues afterward.

 

I'm sure some techs at DirecTV know about them, but probably they heard about it here, not in their official documentation.



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 04:00 PM

 

 

I wouldn't be too hard on the rep with tech support. 

 

This system was never meant to be troubleshot with CSR.  


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#17 OFFLINE   jmikestock

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 05:03 PM

Thanks to all. I didn't get the answers I wanted to hear, but I guess I got the facts. Maybe I should resell it. You can bet there will be full disclosure.



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 05:07 PM

Any one have a picture of the parts this needs to work? Like what one would need to buy?

Sent from my Galaxy S5

 

 

 


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Posted 21 April 2014 - 05:23 PM

Any one have a picture of the parts this needs to work? Like what one would need to buy?

Sent from my Galaxy S5

 

Maybe an HR20?? 



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 07:35 PM

I can confirm that MFH3, the system that used the HR20i, is at end-of-life. If you are going to sell it, sell it soon because once these systems break they are never getting replaced.
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