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Canceling DirecTV & watching shows on S1/S2 units

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by sbourgeo, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. sbourgeo

    sbourgeo Hepcat Daddio

    Nov 10, 2000
    New England
    I just got a 6 tuner Roamio and will likely be cancelling DirecTV and taking my old DSR6000 and HDVR2 out of service this month. Is there anything I need to do before I cancel so that I can watch the shows on these boxes after I cancel my DirecTV sub (remove receiver sat inputs, access cards, etc before canceling)?
  2. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

    Aug 23, 2000
    Nashua, NH
    No, on those boxes you can continue to watch after canceling service.
  3. sbourgeo

    sbourgeo Hepcat Daddio

    Nov 10, 2000
    New England
    I knew that, but I seem to remember reading at some point that they should be disconnected from the satellite feed (or something similar) before cancelling service. I'll probably just pull the plug before I call just in case.
  4. yellogt

    yellogt New Member

    Dec 3, 2000
    Avon, OH USA
    I'm doing the same thing (Canceling DirecTv) when my Roamio arrives next week.

    I plan on calling DirecTv and suspending my account so there will be no bill and no issues watching recorded shows.

    I did this a few years ago when I tried open air for a while. Told them I was going out of the country for 6 months.

    If for some reason I hate cable and return my Roamio, I won't lose my "been a DirecTv customer since..." status.
  5. tomc585

    tomc585 Member

    Mar 4, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    Interesting strategy but it seems they take better care of "new" subscribers

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