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DirecTV may add backup feature... eventually.

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by lschwarcz, May 17, 2017.

  1. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

    Feb 14, 2013
    Maybe, maybe not. Has anyone ever re-married a card from one DVR to another, and moved the hard drive, and been able to watch non-OTA recordings? That would only work if the encryption key didn't depend on the RID in any way, something we which I don't think anyone knows for sure (at least not anyone allowed to say)

    I know it is trivial for Directv to re-marry cards, they've done it for me a bunch of times. But I'm not a residential customer, and have no DVRs.
  2. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    The easy test would be to pull the access card and see if you can watch a recording (assuming the receiver functions at all).
  3. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    Reciever doesn't function if there is no access card.

    And we know it has to be the receiver id because you can have an access card replaced in the receiver and recordings still work.
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  4. codespy

    codespy Go Pack Go!! DBSTalk Club

    Mar 29, 2006
    I agree inkahauts, also when we had the old TiVo HDVR2's, we could re-marry access cards on our own across different HDVR2's since they had no RID numbers. All we had to do was refresh services. We could also move cards from old RCA standard IRD's to HDVR2's and make them work as long as the account had DVR service active. That changed with the SD-DVR40 series when RID's were born. You could not go between RID and non-RID IRD's and re-marry.

    Of course with all the previous DirecTiVo's, you can play recordings forever after deactivated with or without an access card. We still use a couple of our old ones to this day. The THR22 does not play by this older rule unfortunately.
  5. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    It was, posted here on a couple occasions.
    You did that card swaps ? So, I would expect next time you'll do it on DVR ;).
  6. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    Did seem ridiculous. Seemed like what you'd get from the odd CSR.


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