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What to do with old DVRs

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by wrz0170, Nov 10, 2007.

What do you do with your old DVRs?

  1. Throw them away?

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  2. Sell them on eBay?

    23 vote(s)
    14.6%
  3. Put them in storage?

    62 vote(s)
    39.2%
  4. Inside decoration for nostalgia?

    73 vote(s)
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  1. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Got a couple of receivers and DVRs in storage... thought about selling them but eventually I will probably donate them to friends who still might want them.
     
  2. armophob

    armophob Difficulty Concen........

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    Sold mine on Ebay for $400 back in Feb before the HD announcement.
     
  3. texasbrit

    texasbrit Well-Known Member

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    We should have a contest with a prize for the most creative use for an old DirecTV receiver:) :)
     
  4. dothdewman

    dothdewman AllStar

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    remove hard drives, and put in multi drive enclosure for computer
     
  5. jtn

    jtn Banned User

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    The computer will not be able to see movies/programs stored on the drive, it will just reformat it to work as a secondary or third drive.
     
  6. Tom Robertson

    Tom Robertson Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    Gifts to family who needed bigger/newer
    Yard sale
    storage
    parts

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  7. armophob

    armophob Difficulty Concen........

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    Help young drivers to see over the steering wheel,
    a rack decoy in case of burglary,
    use as rectangle garden stepping stones,
     
  8. NCMAT

    NCMAT Godfather

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    I always take one of my old Replays with me on vacation to hook up to the cable system. I can't watch TV without a DVR.
     
  9. SWORDFISH

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  10. ghostdog

    ghostdog AllStar

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    Two weeks ago I received $164.00 plus $15 for shipping(e-Bay) for an HR10-250
    which I promptly applied toward the purchase of a 2nd HR20 for $99 plus $19.95 shipping.
    Since they are stacked in the same room, I can handle both with one remote
    vs two and pick up all the HD channels. ;)
     
  11. n3ntj

    n3ntj Hall Of Fame

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    Is there any demand for a Tivo R10? I am planning on moving to a new D* DVR, and don't need the R10 anymore.
     
  12. CJTE

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    Sure is. They're going for less than the HDTivos but...

    So you're looking at between 60 & 80, most likely shipping included...
     
  13. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    I sold a SAT-T60 a couple of years ago for $500.

    I'm planning to sell one of my remaining 2 D*Tivo's in March. It's been upgraded to 250 hours (SD), or else I probably wouldn't bother.
     
  14. MeSue

    MeSue Legend

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    The guy I sold mine to said he was looking to get another one.
     
  15. SteveHas

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    I plan on scavenging the hard drives for use as external back up for my PCs
     
  16. dodge boy

    dodge boy R.I.P. Chris Henry

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    How do they know if you "pitch" them? Do they have "garbage snoops"?
     
  17. narcolept

    narcolept Godfather

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    You'd be surprised. Our trash haulers here are notorious for picking through and removing anything they don't like in a bag/can. My municipality will take electronics, but only if they have a sticker on them, which costs $3/pc. Small price to pay to get rid of something you can't, $6 was well worth it to me when I had to get rid of 2 busted Sony 22" CRT monitors. :D
     
  18. LlamaLarry

    LlamaLarry Legend

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    I save them for the day that my older ones pass away. ;) Since I am adding a second HR10 today I reorganized my existing hardware to deactivate the oldest units (actually oldest HDDs) and moved the Primary account to the newest box.

    I am getting quite a collection of older units now, but every now and then another family member seems to need one.

    As for disposal, not free where I live and I live in the country where I have to take my trash to the landfill. Want to dispose of something electronic and it will cost you, as a result I see TVs and monitors on country roads every day. I have even ended up with a gigantic heating oil tank and an old washing machine on my private road. :::sigh:::
     
  19. Thaedron

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    Throw away in the poll should be replaced with "dispose of properly according to local and state laws". There are environmentally bad components in almost all electronic goods.
     
  20. Tom_S

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    Placed on end with a board on top they make an excellent tool bench.
     
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