Directv in Rental House

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by bigwilly087, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. Aug 4, 2014 #1 of 12
    bigwilly087

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    I'm renting a house next week while on vacation, and looking at the picture (see attached), it looks like a Directv box, can anyone confirm?

    Assuming it is a Directv box, I imagine I can bring my HD DVR and plug it in in order to receive my programming packages.
     

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  2. Aug 4, 2014 #2 of 12
    dpeters11

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    Yes, that is a DirecTV box, but I think it may be a TOS violation (though I've heard arguments on both sides if only one location is being used at a time). Local channels could also be an issue.

    And I'm having trouble from the picture determining if that's a SWM setup etc.
     
  3. Aug 4, 2014 #3 of 12
    bigwilly087

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    Good, I thought it looked like a DirecTV box.

    As far as TOS, i'm not too concerned, no one will be at home using it simultaneously, everyone will be at the vacation house, so my conscience will be clear. I have Pittsburgh locals and the house is near Sandusky, OH. I may be out of spotbeam range, if so I can always use the receiver in the house.
     
  4. Aug 4, 2014 #4 of 12
    damondlt

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    It looks like a D12 receiver
     
  5. Aug 4, 2014 #5 of 12
    dpeters11

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    Ack, rental property with SD and a big TV? They must expect that you'll be out on the lake or at the park :)
     
  6. Aug 4, 2014 #6 of 12
    bigwilly087

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    You're correct, won't be a ton of TV watching as we'll be at Cedar Point/Lake Erie, but at night will be nice to watch the Pirates and the Premier League early Saturday morning.

    That brings up a good question though, assuming the dish is the basic one that would have been installed during the time D12s were the standard receiver, will I be able to receive the HD channels on my HR-24?

    Specifically, channels i'll be hoping to have, if not in HD then at least in SD, are Root Sports Pittsburgh, NFL Network, and NBC Sports.
     
  7. Aug 4, 2014 #7 of 12
    damondlt

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    Not if it a Phase III dish which it most likely is.

    You should get the channels your requesting though in SD
     
  8. Aug 4, 2014 #8 of 12
    peds48

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    And if this and SD dish type set up, you will not be able to record one show and watch another if there is only one satellite feed available, unless you run a second cable
     
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  9. Aug 4, 2014 #9 of 12
    trh

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    Is this a picture that you (or someone you trust) took? Because we know everything you see on the internet is true.
     
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    IMHO, it looks like it might be an H24.
     
  11. damondlt

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    It's not, it's a D12 100% sure.
     
  12. peds48

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    Nope, H24 have more more LED lights, D12 has only one PWR. H24 is slimmer. This one is a D12
     

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