Does HR10-250 work without D* subscription?

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by RoyGBiv, Jan 16, 2006.

  1. RoyGBiv

    RoyGBiv New Member

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    This may have been asked/answered already, but here is my situation. I currently subscribe to D* but definitely use my HR10-250 more for OTA than satellite. I know that the HR10-250 does not record without a satellite connection. Will the HR10-250 work if you have a satellite connection but no subscription to D*?

    I am sick and tired of waiting for D* to add new channels, and my market is not big enough that I am going to be getting MPEG4 this year. It is likely that Verizon will be installing FIOS in my area before D* gets around to upgrading me. If I subscribe to FIOS, I would still like my HR10-250 to be something more than a doorstop. If I can still use it for OTA just by having it connected to my satellite dish, which I am quite willing to leave up, I would be quite happy switching.

    TIA

    SMK
     
  2. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    No, it does not. It requires DVR service from D*.
     
  3. DallasDave

    DallasDave New Member

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    Can we get by with only the $5 DVR fee, with no programming?
     
  4. Guindalf

    Guindalf Now with added dalf

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    Nope
     
  5. teasip

    teasip Member

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    You can use it as an ATSC decoder and utilize the 30 minute buffer but otherwise that's it.
     
  6. RoyGBiv

    RoyGBiv New Member

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    What I expected, but not what I wanted to hear.

    Thanks.

    SMK
     

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