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I just had my HR10-250 deactivated and replaced with a HR21-700. Now I'm trying to figure out what to do with it. It's a USA original because it was in the second shipment. If I try to sell it on eBay would I want to pull the card and not include it in the sale? There is no PPV owed on it or any thing but not sure if the buyer would need a new access card anyways..
 

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Depending on the CSR the buyer gets when he goes to activate... he may or may not be able to reactivate it using that card. I've personally been able to but YMMV.

Either way, you can't advertise that the card comes with it as DirecTV has been known to have eBay pull those auctions.

Good luck!
 

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SParker said:
I just had my HR10-250 deactivated and replaced with a HR21-700. Now I'm trying to figure out what to do with it. It's a USA original because it was in the second shipment. If I try to sell it on eBay would I want to pull the card and not include it in the sale? There is no PPV owed on it or any thing but not sure if the buyer would need a new access card anyways..
Correct the buyer would need the card number but not the card.I had to pay $20. for a new card and had to send the old card back to DirecTV to activate my HR10-250.
 

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SParker said:
I just had my HR10-250 deactivated and replaced with a HR21-700. Now I'm trying to figure out what to do with it. It's a USA original because it was in the second shipment. If I try to sell it on eBay would I want to pull the card and not include it in the sale? There is no PPV owed on it or any thing but not sure if the buyer would need a new access card anyways..
Hook it back up. Use it to backup your critical HD viewing in SD, as the HR21 will drop recordings.

Lost in SD may not be close to Lost in HD, but missing a episode entirely is a lot worse.

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I will continue to use my HR10-250 till the day it dies a horrible and used up death.

After all, it's still a DVR thats fully functional. (That I Paid Alot of Money For A Long Long Time Ago) I use it as a backup for some of my shows too. Makes a great teaser when guests stay over. (Might get them to Switch to D* and make 50 bucks too) They get a to play with a DVR that has HD Locals OTA that work great.

And when it finally bites the dust, I am sure I can convince D* to replace with a nice spanking new or refurbed HR**-*** Because they love to keep nice paying customers like me HAPPY ! Every 6 months or so that is :)
 

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Might want to think about doing away with it. It is the only known dvr in the universe that can be used to record ota hd. You will not find anyother dvr that can do that except building your own with mythtv.
 

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No actually Im not. Unless something has changed within the last few months there isn't another one and will never been thanks to the powers that be in the movie/film industry. You can buy sd at walmart on some polaroids etc and a few others but no HD.
 

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Might want to think about doing away with it. It is the only known dvr in the universe that can be used to record ota hd. You will not find anyother dvr that can do that except building your own with mythtv.
Uh, I wouldn't go THAT far - you DO realize that all D* DVR's do it as well, either self-contained (HR20's) or with the AM-21 add-on.

But I do agree, keep it for OTA HD &/or OTA subchannels NOT carried by D*, as well as SD backup...
 

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rickyble said:
Might want to think about doing away with it. It is the only known dvr in the universe that can be used to record ota hd. You will not find anyother dvr that can do that except building your own with mythtv.
windows media center can record in hd. vista media center can record in hd plus record the 5.1 surround sound.
 

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No actually Im not. Unless something has changed within the last few months there isn't another one and will never been thanks to the powers that be in the movie/film industry. You can buy sd at walmart on some polaroids etc and a few others but no HD.
There are a large number. Directv DVRs do OTA HD (yes, some require an AM21). The PVR software on the PC does as well (Media Center, Sage TV, Beyond TV, etc.) Tivo S3 and TivoHD units do also.
 

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I didnt think the newest directv did ota. It doesnt even have the antenna inputs. I went to tivo and you are right. They changed the tivo hd and added the ota. When they first came out they had the input but would not record it or transfer it.
 

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Directv newest doesnt do ota.
Yes they do. All of the HR20 / 21 / 22 HD DVRs are capable of recording HD OTA signals. Some of them do require the additional AM21, but all of them support recording OTA HD signals.

HR20

AM21 (for HR21 / HR22)
 

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I didnt think the newest directv did ota. It doesnt even have the antenna inputs. I went to tivo and you are right. They changed the tivo hd and added the ota. When they first came out they had the input but would not record it or transfer it.
The TivoHD and Tivo Series 3 did OTA HD from day 1. What they didn't have then was Tivo-To-Go or MRV, those came with later updates.
 

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If nothing else, I plan to keep my old HR10-250 to use when my HR20-700 finally either has drive problems or fails all together.

That way I can re-connect the HR10-250 and still be able to receive D* while I wait for a replacement for my HR20-700.

The only thing I should need to do is call D* and have the HR10-250 added back to my account.
 
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