Directv DVR

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by Ukap, May 22, 2006.

  1. Ukap

    Ukap New Member

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    We shall be on vacation & will have house-sitters at our home. Is there any way we can allow them to use our TV to watch Directv but "lock" the programs that we have stored on our DVR.

    It would be like someone reading through your diary!!!
     
  2. Dkerr24

    Dkerr24 Lost in Big Bend

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    Nope, can't lock them. Swap out hard drives would keep them from watching your programs, but allow them to use the tv.

    I'd just delete what I don't want them to watch.
     
  3. Guindalf

    Guindalf Now with added dalf

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    I can't see how letting others see what you record is "like someone reading through your diary" unless you've been recording all the porn you can find on HBO, Showtime and Skinemax!

    As stated, it can't be done, either on a TiVo based box or the D*+ box (and discussions of the latter should be taken to dbstalk.com - not my rules).
     
  4. spartanstew

    spartanstew Thanks 4 the Update

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    You could get a cheap universal remote and only program the power, guide, channel and volume keys.
     
  5. Markman07

    Markman07 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    You still would have to block access to the actual box as they could use the buttons on the DVR also.
     
  6. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    You could find a regular DirecTV receiver and connect that in place of the DirecTV DVR.
    Then the housesitters can watch DirecTV and the TiVo is safe. If you need the TiVo to record while you are away, then connect it as well.
     

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