THR22 Died; No way to save the programs?

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  1. bldxyz

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    I've spent the past 30 minutes reading threads here and I just want to double check my conclusions:
    1. If I wanted to add capacity to my DirecTivo, I could follow a process to copy programs from my old HD to a new one, either internally or externally
    2. Since my DirecTivo has died, and DirecTV is sending me a replacement, there is no way for me to retain my saved programs, right? This is because the programs are tied to the access card/box, and there will be a new access card for the new receiver...
    Or... would it be possible to just swap the old HD into the replacement receiver, and use the old card.... ? That seems worth trying if I didn't bet that the people here know that it does or doesn't work. Seems like it wouldn't. (It's just a computer, after all, and I would do something just like that going from a dead computer to a replacement).

    (My THR22-100 just stopped working today. It was working yesterday, but today, there is no power. I tried using a different power cord, I tried different outlets, but there is simply no power on the DirecTivo and, of course, DirecTV doesn't want to fix the box -- just replace it. It's my bet that the HD is fine.)
     
  2. peds48

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    Correct, shows are not transferable.


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  3. dpeters11

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    They never fix, it's always replace. The power supply isn't like a standard PC power supply either, it's an exposed board.
     
  4. codespy

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    If it's an owned unit, you could try replacing the power supply board with a similar HR22-100 board and see if that works. The HR22-100 and THR22-100 power boards are identical. If it does, your recordings will work.
     
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  5. bldxyz

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    It wasn't an owned receiver, but they do not seem to want it back.

    Not sure how I'd source the power supply board, but it may be worth looking into..
     
  6. peds48

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    You can go on eBay and buy a used HR22 or an THR22 and use the power supply from those.


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  7. bldxyz

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    I'm wondering now if it is too late. I'd have to have DirecTV re-authorize the de-authorized access card, since I've already put in place the "new" DVR.
     
  8. codespy

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    It was leased on your own account, so that should not be an issue. Did you send the access card back already? If so, they may hit you for another one....

    I got two power supplies you could have for free, but they are from a HR21-100 and a HR21-200, so they are useless for your IRD.
     

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