Any value in HR-21/22 Receivers?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by ewto16, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. ewto16

    ewto16 Legend

    Jul 8, 2008
    I have two receivers sitting around unused. I'd like to get rid of them. Is there any value in them that would make it worth listing on eBay?

  2. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    Sure, you can list them as paper weights, door stops, boat anchors, ect.
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  3. ewto16

    ewto16 Legend

    Jul 8, 2008
    Rats, really? No one has a use for them for actual programming. I know they are a bit old, but I thought it might be good for a spare room or something.
  4. Rob37

    Rob37 Active Member

    Jul 10, 2013
    Going back to 2016 when I upgraded from my HR21 receivers, as the tech was leaving I asked him if he had to take my old receivers with him. His exact reply to me was "throw them away" so I did just that. Never received any sort of return box or anything from DIRECTV asking me to return those receivers. They are pretty much old receivers now that they aren’t hooking any subscribers up to.
  5. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

    Feb 14, 2013
    Nothing to do with them but recycle them. If you don't have a handy place to do that where you are go to and fill out the info. Then you can print free shipping labels and you just need to box them up and drop them off or call for pickup.
  6. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    The 21s and the 22 were junk. They never should have been made. Recycle them.

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  7. WestDC

    WestDC Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Feb 9, 2008
    I still have and use 2 Hr22-100's - one person junk is another person's treasure. I use mine in 2 unused bedrooms - they still record shows and I set up (14 day) movies to record and watch them from Whole whole - SO the "slowness" of the remote functions is not an issue for me
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  8. raott

    raott Hall Of Fame

    Nov 23, 2005
    I can't "like" this one enough times.

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  9. Michael H..

    Michael H.. Member

    May 31, 2007
    I have 1 HR21 and 1 HR22 active... and 3 HR21's that I've deactivated. The one's you have deactivated are of no use to anyone besides yourself, the same with mine only of use to me. Those models will only be re-activated on the original account. Those show up on those accounts... as deactivated, and DirecTV can and as of now, will click on the activate button on the owner's original account. DirecTV will NOT activate those models on any other account.
  10. lyradd

    lyradd Legend

    Mar 20, 2006
    I recently had my HR22/100 replaced with an HR24/500. AT&T/DirecTV sent me an email telling me not to return the HR22 but to recycle it. I took out the hard drive so I can remove the magnets. They are very strong and good for various garage projects.
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  11. TheRatPatrol

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    AT&T won’t activate them if you sold them on eBay.

    Take them to any FedEx or UPS store and they will ship them back to AT&T for free. Thats one way to get rid of them.
  12. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    Either toss them (recycle), or return them to AT&T. Nobody could activate them, so they are useless as DirecTV receivers.

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