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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by bondheli, Oct 26, 2012.
It is nice to be able to have a receiver sitting deactivated for a guest room and not paying $6 a month for it to be used twice a year, etc. Also can replace the internal drive, and not deal with an external.
directv commercial customers own the boxes and I think HD boxes are like $100 each now.
Yes, it is possible to own the boxes. However, you're gonna KNOW you own them because you specifically requested to purchase them, and you paid a LOT more than $180 for an HD DVR lol
Because you CAN still watch all DVR'd recordings even when you cancel the service! (as long as you unplug it from the dish BEFORE you cancel!)
Doing this currently on (2) POS HR20's D* did NOT want back (when I canceled); can't imagine why they didn't...
So they can sell the stuff on e-bay to recover the $$$ they paid for the stuff. SOme equipment people have from D* is indeed customer owned.....
If you want to own the equipment, an HD ird from Directv is $399, HD-DVR $499, usual caveats as to no model promised. Not worth it, IMHO.
HR-21 PRO HD DVR can be bought NEW for under 250.00 shipped and IS NOT LEASED!
And at one time they were available for $99
Not for long. they will "self deactivate" if not connected to a satellite dish getting authorizations from DirecTV
Those are no longer collected, they have passed their lifespan, even though Directv still updates their firmware. A concept that cable companies do not understand, as they still hand out boxes that manufacturers stopped updating software on 5 years ago.
That's a shame. My HR20 is my newest receiver.
Mine have been out of the stream for over 3 months & continue to playback just fine, (actually, as sluggish as they did when I was actually paying for the 2 POS's) thank you...
Are these HR20's, or what?
Hope you never have a power outage
You have my sympathy...
And I don't suppose you find it the least bit bizarre, that while D* considers these receivers to still "properly function" for service, & would NOT replace these relics, so that I could have a properly working receiver - they didn't even bother to ask for them back, so that they can keep recycling & sending these things back out - since they ARE still considering "valid & working" receivers for their current service???
Uh OK, got it!
Yes, but at least the cable co have sense enough to NOT attempt to shove an (HD) GUI on a box that could barely run an SD version!
I know you argue against this, but I've personally seen many Moto digital cable boxes around here - circa 2000+ - who's guides were faster, than when AFTER D* shoved that HD GUI on these slow-a$$ HR20-HR23 boxes, that were NEVER designed for such an application.
Already tried & tested & STILL work just fine...sorry, but you guys are simply wrong. If you search, there are others here that have reported the same results...
Occasionally I'll get a service call for an HD/DVR that hasn't had working satellite feeds for some time and no one tried to reset it. In this situation the DVR functions tend to be disabled.
I'm not sure why yours is working. Is the time and date correct? Perhaps it doesn't know it's expired.
The H20 was never designed for an HD GUI. I don't think you can really say the same about the HR20-22. But the HR23 was? Other than not needing BBCs, I don't think there's much difference between a 22 and 23.
Maybe because my HD DVR's are the (older) HR20's; perhaps the newer ones DO get disabled upon not receiving a refresh signal. Again, if you search around here, there ARE others w/disco'd DVR's that still work to this day...
No, it's off by over 1/2 day; makes NO diff to me, as long as the DVR keeps playing back shows...
Well I can easily get you LOTS of folks & myself, that say otherwise...but if you think so, oh well...
Typo, fixed it...