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Access DVR'd programs w/ suspended account

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by bb37, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. bb37

    bb37 Godfather

    Dec 27, 2007
    Because of an upcoming move and some complications regarding phone/TV/Internet access at the new residence, I am contemplating suspending my DirecTV account for a few months until I can sort out the situation. Assuming that I suspend the account and the DVR is not connected to a satellite dish or a phone line, will I still be able to access the existing recordings that I have saved on the DVR? The DVR is an HR21-700 if that matters.
  2. curt8403

    curt8403 Hall Of Fame

    Dec 27, 2007
    I would think you can, you may have to press exit during startup to get to the list
  3. 996911

    996911 Go Pack!

    Aug 24, 2006
    I was able to on my D* Tivo based box with no problems years later (found an old Tivo box after a move). Hopefully somebody with experience on your specific box can confirm what I was able to do on an older box.
  4. BattleZone

    BattleZone Hall Of Fame

    Nov 13, 2007
    Also, you MUST disconnect the receiver from the sat feed BEFORE you call to suspend your account. If you don't, DirecTV will send a signal to deactivate the receiver, and nothing will work until it is reactivated.

    Having said that, at some point, the current activation will expire, and the box will lock itself down. Usually this takes 2-3 weeks, but there's no way to know where you are in the cycle.
  5. ycartracy

    ycartracy New Member

    Jan 29, 2009
    When our dish was blown off the house by Hurricane Ike, we had our account suspended until D* could send a tech out to fix it. During that time, we had no problem accessing shows that were recorded on the DVR.

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