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Reading all these post but still lost, need help

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by banjoguy, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. banjoguy

    banjoguy New Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    We have an older, 2004 I think model Hr 10-250 Hughes DVR dual tuner running Directv off a 3 lbn oval dish. The unit is starting to reboot several times a day and I'm not sure if it is just starting to go or the mysterious reboot problem.

    I would like to keep everything the same (no HD) with a new unit however it looks like it will have to be an HD receiver. Questions:

    Would a directv Tivo THR22 work off my existing 3 LBN dish, (no HD)?
    Where do I buy it, from Directv or someone like Weak Knees and I guess there are others selling them?
    I read about the 2006 lease thing with Directv, who owns the unit? How can it be that I buy it yet lease it?
    If it will work on my dish is it an ok receiver?

    We have had Directv in our homes for longer than I can remember but I have lost what's going on with the latest technology as nothing has ever need to be changed.
  2. Vodo

    Vodo New Member

    Nov 23, 2010
    I have two of these receivers and they both began randomly rebooting (not at the same time) several days ago. I suspect it's a Tivo problem as opposed to a hardware issue. Something similar happened a couple of years ago right around the time change.

    BTW, I'm in Florida also, so it could be a system update that just reached this region and is causing problems for us.
  3. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

    Oct 18, 2002
    1. Yes, an THR22 Tivo will work with your old 3-LNB dish. No HD channels of course.

    2. DirecTV. Solid Signal. Weaknees.

    3. It's leased. DirecTV owns it. Been that way since 2006, unless you're willing to pay several hundred dollars. And find a way to actually buy one outright. Really no benefit to "owning".
  4. banjoguy

    banjoguy New Member

    Nov 13, 2006

    I'm in Clermont just west of Orlando so it may be the same problem as you have.

    So if I go to Weak Knees and buy a THR22 for around $200 I am still leasing it? I have never heard of anything that you buy and don't buy it out right. Unless by buying it from anyone, you are really buying a lease. Is that how it works? I would then think they are responsible to maintain it for free or is that to much to ask for these days?
  5. Idearat

    Idearat New Member

    Nov 26, 2000
    Same with my HDVR2 here in CA. It stopped receiving most of the locals back in July. The rebooting started a few days ago. I'd thought it was the prelude to a coincidental hard drive failure, but now that I know not just me it looks like DirecTV is still messing with things.
  6. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

    Aug 23, 2000
    Yes, if you "buy" it from Solid Signal for $200 you are leasing You are paying the "lease upgrade fee". And yes, if you do this then DirecTV will maintain it, though you will pay a shipping fee if they need to replace it.

    I have read of other "Series 2" DTiVos rebooting lately, and the theory is that it is related to a change in guide data and this has been reported to DirecTV (I read here.)
  7. banjoguy

    banjoguy New Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    Ok, I'm up to speed now and can take it from here, thanks everyone.

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