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NIB HR20-100S

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by sportflyer, May 5, 2018.

  1. May 5, 2018 #1 of 36
    sportflyer

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    I found a NIB HR20-100S in my storage . It has everything incl all adapters, manual, Card etc. Can this be used ? I have no need for it . Can the unit be legally be sold with the card? Tks
     
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  2. May 5, 2018 #2 of 36
    WestDC

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    NO- not possible -you may only be able to activate it an account it was removed from - NO resale value
     
  3. May 5, 2018 #3 of 36
    jimmie57

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    Sorry, it is too old. They do not even have software listed for it on the Firmware watch for these receivers. I would just dispose of it at an electric parts recycler.
     
  4. May 5, 2018 #4 of 36
    P Smith

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    I would send it into my scrap box for cannibalizing its components.
     
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  5. May 5, 2018 #5 of 36
    carl6

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    HR what? HRxx-100S where xx = 21/22/24/34/44/54

    If it is an HR2x (anything) it is a non-recoverable unit.
    If it is an HR34, it is a non-recoverable unit
    If it is an HR44 or HR54, you may want/need to return it to DirecTV, see below.

    You (normally) can't sell / trade/ give away a DirecTV receiver, as the person who gets it won't be able to activate it on their account. I added normally because there are some very rare exceptions to that rule.

    If you have an HR44 or HR54 which is new in box, then DirecTV expects that to be activated within a certain period of time, and if it isn't they can charge you a fee for not activating it. So if it is one of those models you may want to give DirecTV a call and ask for a return kit.
     
  6. May 6, 2018 #6 of 36
    slice1900

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    Does the "S" in 100S mean it has a silver case, thus likely an HR20?
     
  7. May 6, 2018 #7 of 36
    carl6

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    Possibly, don't recall. Indeed, that would be an "oldie but goodie".

    Regardless, if it was found in a storage locker / room, likely it is a few years old and not worth the effort.
     
  8. May 6, 2018 #8 of 36
    P Smith

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    who knows when the STB stashed there ...
    @sportflyer - so, what model you have ? HR20 ? or H20 ?
     
  9. May 6, 2018 #9 of 36
    makaiguy

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    In which case, somebody might want it for its ability to integrate locals from an over-the-air antenna.
     
  10. sportflyer

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    It is an HR20-100 with silver case.
    Looks like I will just dump it since it has no value.
     
  11. slice1900

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    If it really is new in box - still has the access card in plastic wrap - you should sell it on eBay. It should be possible for it to be activated by customers who want an HR20 due to the fact it has a built in OTA tuner, and those are probably pretty hard to get from Directv now if you can at all.

    Dunno what the going rate for that would be, but I'd think maybe $50 since it is brand new and most HR20s are pretty old and worn out by now.
     
  12. sportflyer

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    It is definitely NIB with activation card in plastic wrap. I have not even powered it up. It was given to me a long time ago by QA colleague who worked in the manufacturing plant that made these units.
     
  13. P Smith

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    If you would lock its EEPROM to keep factory FW version, it would be good box to play with FTA/SWiM commands to research a communication protocol's parameters between new DLNB and STB...

    BTW, could you correct the topic to "HR20-100S" ? If not, send a PM to Mods.

    EDIT. I did mistype the "-100".
     
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  14. Rich

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    Have you called D* and given them the RID#? I think Slice is right, you might be able to sell it on eBay or CL. I would. And I'd emphasize the fact that this model can record OTA content. Price it at $100 and see what happens. Call D* first, make sure you can sell it and it can be activated.

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  15. codespy

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    There were never HR20-200S in the wild, only HR20-100 and HR20-700- look at RedH. I still have one of each and they work fine. If brand new and never before activated, it will work as latest available software is still in the stream. It does have built in OTA tuner which you can record as well.
     
  16. P Smith

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    If redH don't have spool FW for it now, that doesn't mean it not exist. If Doug will open access to his history vault/DB, you will see what FW and when spooled to the model, what is definitely exist (I just found many URL by searching Internet)
     
  17. slice1900

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    What he meant is that there was never such a thing as an HR20-200. Just because you found it with google doesn't mean it exists. I'll bet if you read those threads you'll find it is poster confusion (like the title of this thread that originally called it an HR100S)
     
  18. Rich

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    I don't know what to say about the 200. Seems like I remember a 20-200 being talked about. Samsung made some fine HRs, I still use my HR24-200.

    Rich
     
  19. codespy

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    Samsung didn’t enter the HR game until the 21’s.

    Source: U.L.
     
  20. studechip

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    An HR20 is old enough that it could have been owned and not leased. Wasn't it during that run that Directv began the leasing program?
     

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