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Just for fun... post pictures of your first DIRECTV receivers

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. Jun 4, 2010 #1 of 147
    Stuart Sweet

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    I thought it would be fun to have a thread where you posted pictures of your first DIRECTV receivers. Since most of us aren't so deranged as to take snapshots of our receivers as if they were family members, it's ok to use photos of the same model that you find around the internet.

    OK, circa 2003:

    RCA DRD450:
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    Hughes HDVR2:
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    jefbal99

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    H20
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    HR20
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    EricRobins

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    SAT-A4....March '00
     
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    barryb

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    I know I had one of these:

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    dcooke

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    Sony Sat a65 1999
     
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    Skyboss

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    Ditto. :grin:
     
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    dmurphy

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    DRD222RD. Bought November 26, 1999 @ Circuit City. Upgraded to a Hughes GXCEBOT (DirecTiVo) in 2001 and life has never been the same since. :)


    10+ year DirecTV customer here.
     

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    HDTVsportsfan

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    I think my first receiver was a SAT B2.....like in 96 or 97....I'll see if I can find a picture.
     
  9. Jun 4, 2010 #9 of 147
    jdspencer

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    Couldn't find a picture on the internet, but my very first DirecTV receiver was the Sony SAT A2 followed by the B2.
    Then came the Sony T60 and the Philips DSR6000.
    I also have the Hughes HTL-HD receiver.
    My current units are in my signature.
     
  10. Jun 4, 2010 #10 of 147
    say-what

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    Having been with DirecTV since 1994, we've had many, starting with this one
     

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    Ken984

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    Yep, that was mine as well, DRD-203. Paid $900 for that and a dual lnb 18" dish, self install.

     
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    wilbur_the_goose

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    My first RCA receiver cost about $600 (including installation) back in 1997
     
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    Scott Kocourek

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    My first two receivers were bought at Circuit City.

    My first two receivers were RCA DWD490RE Ultimate TV.
     
  14. Jun 4, 2010 #14 of 147
    veryoldschool

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    2003:
    SD
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    And why I came to DirecTV.. HD
    $800 for a receiver [only] :eek2:
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    Which would crash every few weeks and lose HDCP over DVI weekly.





    Sony SAT200HD.PNG
     
  15. Jun 4, 2010 #15 of 147
    Alan Gordon

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    That would be my first one as well....

    Though I can't seem to figure out how to post the picture as a thumbnail?!?!

    ~Alan
     
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    barryb

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    I had both of those too. Broke my heart when DirecTV came to install my first HD (H20), and they told me they had to take a receiver back, and they took my $800 door stop.
     
  17. Jun 4, 2010 #17 of 147
    gpg

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    Here's my Sony SAT-A1 from 1996.
     

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  18. Jun 4, 2010 #18 of 147
    LameLefty

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    My first two were a pair of RCA DRDsomething or others purchased new in early 1997, along with an 18" round dual-LNB dish and self-install kit for around $800 or so. Good times, good times . . .
     
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    veryoldschool

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    The "installer from Hell" tried to take mine and I said "sure, you got $800?"
    BTW: you want a deal for it now? I wouldn't want to see someone with a broken heart. :lol:
     
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    The Merg

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    Got a Hughes Gold and Silver Edition receiver when I first subscribed 10 years ago... (which you can apparently still by on Amazon for $36 :lol:)

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    - Merg
     

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