Cheapest place to get a Directivo?

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by Bob_Newhart, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. Bob_Newhart

    Bob_Newhart My Custom User Title

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    Lightning killed my desktop PC and my old directivo. It is in a spare bedroom that is only used occasionally so I would like to replace it with something cheap and it doesn't have to have a big hard drive.

    What would be the cheapest route to go here? eBay, Directv?

    Thanks
     
  2. stevel

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    eBay. DirecTV won't offer you one. But beware, there are some shady sellers out there. Check feedback carefully. A common problem is a box with outstanding charges on the account, and DTV won't let you activate it.
     
  3. LuvMyTeevo

    LuvMyTeevo New Member

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    I found one on Craigslist. That's a good way to go as you can meet the seller personally. I paid $35 for a 35hr Hughes HDVR2. I called DTV and the had it going as soon as I asked for a supervisor. The used receiver does have to have the access card that was used with it previously. Otherwise you'll have to pay $25 for a new card. I'm happy. It's a 2nd one for me.
     
  4. newsposter

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    it's recommended you get the serial number before cash changes hands...call DTV and ask if there is a balance on it
     
  5. adev25

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    If they allow you to hook it up with the old card, they could have PPV Movies on the card. This is something that happened to me, got charged for a move that was over a year old, I said to the women I just activated this last week and we never order PPV. After a while she agreed.
     
  6. MurrayW

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    Ill echo the craigslist suggestion. I have purchased way too many DirecTiVo's off of Craigslist -- I just have had a hard time passing up non-HD models for $25 - $35 or HR10-250's for ~$100.

    Here's one that was listed in Houston recently:
     
  7. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Well-Known Member

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    I know what you mean I have too many as it is and I am always debating on picking up more.
     
  8. OhioUmpire

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    I have two Tivo until I rarely use right now. I converted to the DTV HD DVR. I have on HDTivo and one of the Series2 Tivo's. Would probably sell them for the right offer, but sometimes tells me I could use them someday when DTV enhances Tivo functionality w/ HD.
     
  9. stevel

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    Standard-def DTiVos can be used for a long time to come. Minor enhancements in features will come next year, but not HD!
     
  10. wolflord11

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    EBay, Craigslist, Privately. Those are your options.

    Just get all the details you can off the unit: Serial, RID Number (if applicable) Card Number etc. Then call Directv and make sure all is well before you go ahead and purchase.
     

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