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Removing / Replacing / Copying Hard Drive of HR2* Receiver [Photo Tutorial]

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by clambert, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. Aug 2, 2010 #241 of 675
    hdtvfan0001

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    Somewhat surprised to see that there are this many OWNED HR24's out there...since all the retailers offering them are LEASED units (which of course carry a high price tag if you damage them).

    Having plenty of experience on the internals of over 8 HD DVRs....still...the HR24 is quite different in many ways, and while the HDD can indeed be upgraded to a larger drive....

    I stand by the statement that the potential to damage the HR24 is just as great, if not greater, than previous models. That holds true even more if one has never been inside an HD DVR before.
     
  2. Aug 2, 2010 #242 of 675
    Sim-X

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    Once the cover is off it's pretty straight forward. I don't know why everyone thinks it's so hard. I do agree the tabs are a little delicate and actually when I first opened it I was trying to grab the wrong ones. Once you figure out the tabs it's pretty easy. Just take your time, be gentle and it's all good.

    I do admit I had some issue the very first time I did it on my HR22. I removed cables that didn't need to be removed and I should have thought about it a little more.

    You chance of damaging the HR24 vs another model is about the same in my opinion. You certainly wanna take your time and be careful.
     
  3. Aug 2, 2010 #243 of 675
    sigma1914

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    Quite ironic, huh? ;)

    I find it odd someone who is very adamant about Directv's BBB "F" rating is openly and defiantly violating the TOS by swapping HDD on a leased unit. I wonder if they'd dispute the charges if caught & then file a BBB complaint? :lol:
     
  4. Aug 2, 2010 #244 of 675
    hdtvfan0001

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    You noticed that too.... ;)
     
  5. Aug 3, 2010 #245 of 675
    Sim-X

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    I find it odd that you guys need to come in here and run your mouth when I never once said if I owned it or not. Second, why are you so worried about what I decide to do or not? It in no way affects you.

    Third, why would I ever file a BBB complaint? Just because DTV has an awful policy, they still stated and told me exactly what the policy is and I agreed to the policy even if I like it or not.

    I can complain about the policy all I want, but I would never go file a BBB case, for what? DTV states what the policy is, and I agree to the policy by establishing service. That doesn't mean I have to like what the agreement is.
     
  6. Aug 3, 2010 #246 of 675
    sigma1914

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    We saw the ebay add you got it from. It's leased. You violated TOS...period.
     
  7. Aug 3, 2010 #247 of 675
    hdtvfan0001

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    Yes....you can.

    If you don't feel the policies/rules apply to you - it's your choice and your risk. But DBSTalk does not condone it, nor support the practice.

    Since these units are new to the market, and the vast majority are leased units.... responsible people here simply had the moral obligation to let folks know tampering with leased units was going to be a problem for them sooner or later. It's in the subscriber agreement as such. If you don't care...so be it.

    You were not the only one posting and wishing to make hardware modifications in this thread - it applies to anyone.
     
  8. Aug 3, 2010 #248 of 675
    Sim-X

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    Maybe I have another one you don't know about. You could always get a search warrant and come look. How about you mind your own business and worry about yourself and stop being such a baby about it. I never once said you should opened a lease receiver anyway, who on earth would ANYONE do that? A clear violation of DTV TOS agreement.

    People looking at doing an internal upgrade already know about the lease agreement, we don't need to be nagged by mom (or in this case you guys) about it. There is a big warning at the top of the thread. I never once said I opened up a leased receiver and unless you wanna come here and took a look quit running your mouth about it. We don't need constant nagging and whining about it.

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    Spread the word guys, I'm actually going to be making flyers and handing them out at bars this weekend if you wanna join me.
     
  9. Aug 3, 2010 #249 of 675
    mdavej

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    Sigma, have you ever moved your DVR? That's a violation too. You and Sim-X may end up being cell-mates :eek2:
     
  10. Aug 3, 2010 #250 of 675
    Sim-X

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    Call the police!
     
  11. Aug 3, 2010 #251 of 675
    sigma1914

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    Nope...both have remained in the same location. Not because of following TOS, just no need to move locations.
     
  12. Aug 3, 2010 #252 of 675
    Sim-X

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    Good thing or I may have had to tell the teacher!
     
  13. Aug 3, 2010 #253 of 675
    CCarncross

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    Please remember that if you post about it in a public forum you are making it everyone's business.

    And one of the rules of this site is we don't discuss things that are against TOS with Direct. Or at the very least when the subject comes up someone is responsible enough to point out that someone is breaking the TOS and the discussion needs to move in a different direction or be locked from discussion.
     
  14. Aug 3, 2010 #254 of 675
    sigma1914

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    Take your own advice. :)

     
  15. Aug 3, 2010 #255 of 675
    Sim-X

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    Well said :rolleyes:

    Are you gonna come help me with these flyers or what?
     
  16. Aug 3, 2010 #256 of 675
    mdavej

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    You must be single. My wife rearranges our living room constantly. I have to pull new cables every 6 months to get everything on the other side of the room. I had to move another DVR just the other day when I got a new component. If D* ever found out about all the relocating going on in my house, I'd be under DirecTV jail. Good thing they ignore everything in these forums, especially HD channel requests.
     
  17. Aug 3, 2010 #257 of 675
    Sim-X

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    lol, nice
     
  18. Aug 3, 2010 #258 of 675
    sigma1914

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    I believe moving DVRs refers to moving locations in the house...room to room...not for adding AV components. I may be wrong.
     
  19. Aug 3, 2010 #259 of 675
    Sim-X

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    You could use your motorola to contact another fellow officer and find out for us. I know we all appreciate the constant nag and reminders of what we can and can't do.
     
  20. Aug 3, 2010 #260 of 675
    sigma1914

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    I tried in PM to get you to move along, now I'll try here...again.

    Take your own advice. :)

     

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