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Have an HR20-700, but no Dish ... any use?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by straffin, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. straffin

    straffin New Member

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    Hello,

    I've come in to the possession of an HR20-700 DIRECTV Receiver/DVR and would love to use it as a DVR for OTA broadcasts or my (HD) analog cable feed. Is this possible with this device, either as-is or heavily hacked, or is it just now a hard drive waiting to be freed (to me, anyway)?

    - John
     
  2. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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    Not possible, it's a paperweight without service.
     
  3. Go Beavs

    Go Beavs Hall Of Fame

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    Well there is a HDD in there... :grin:
     
  4. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, a whole 300 or 320GB. I call those paperweights. :lol:
     
  5. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

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    That was in constant use for who knows ow long.
     
  6. straffin

    straffin New Member

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    Alright ... paperweight (or source of some awesomely strong magnets). Thanks very much.
     

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