What to do with old receivers and DVRs?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by narrod, Dec 28, 2010.

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  1. narrod

    narrod Godfather

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    Over the years I've ended up with 2 SD DVRs (owned), 1 HR10-250 and 2 SD receivers that have been replaced with HD boxes. DirecTv didn't want the 3 leased boxes returned. I want to get rid of them. I hate to send them to the landfill. I know they are worthless. Any ideas?
     
  2. Richierich

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    Make sure you get that in writing from Directv.
     
  3. BattleZone

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    They are worth nearly zero. Take them to an electronics recycler; there will be at least one in your area that will take them for free.
     
  4. wmb

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    Goodwill seems good at turnng one man's junk into community-benefits.
     
  5. johns70

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    Your local Best Buy will take them to recycle for free.
     
  6. SayWhat?

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    BB probably re-labels them and sells for new under some other brand name.
     
  7. raoul5788

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    FUD
     
  8. raoul5788

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    The HR10-250 has some value as an ota tuner.
     
  9. JeffBowser

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    I use my old boxes as spacers to bring up my wife's kitchen cabinet top decorations (plants and wine racks) up above the level of the trim :lol:
     
  10. trh

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    And I went out and bought some lumber to do the same thing! :(
     
  11. johns70

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    A really, really, really small value since all new TVs have OTA tuners, and the small compact size OTA DTV converters cost about $20.
     
  12. joe diamond

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    Remove the electronics and use the case to hide spare cash, ammunition, keys, check books, CCs, and other stuff you need from time to time but want out of reach of the kids.

    Joe
     
  13. waltz49

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    Couple of ideas in addition to the above:
    • Check with your employer about recycling days (often around April on "earth day"). Mine has an event for recycling sponsored by (or at least at the facilities of) the EPA. Sometimes the facilities or IT department will take electronics for recycling.
    • Check with your county waste management dept. Ours has recycle anything days a few times a year and takes most hazardous waste every other Saturday at designate places.
    • Maybe some charities might take them to sell for scrap but it is probably not worth anything to them.
    • Send it to the Myth Busters and ask them about that myth which says "an old DVR and a pound of C-4 will transform the DVR into gold" . I'm sure they'll find a way to test it :)
     
  14. JoeTheDragon

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    You maybe able to get a little bit for the HDD's.
     

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