HDVR2 Reactivation From 1 Year Ago and No Phone Line

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  1. gl999

    gl999 New Member

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    All,
    I am coming back to D*TV after 1 year of horrible cable service. I am activating one of my 2 HDVR2 boxes, they were only used for about 5 months before I shut them off. I now no longer have a phone line as I am on IP Telephony. Will this unit work without having a phone line? Will I need to do any setup again after I hook it up?

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    There are many who have been able to use VOIP. If not in your case, then use a neighbor's phone for the initial activation. But, then it's possible that just a phone call to DirecTV will reactivate that unit. A phone line isn't needed after activation.
     
  3. y2khardtop

    y2khardtop New Member

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    I also have an older unit, still active on my account, but it's been disconnected for months. I know for a fact the modem is dead. Is there a trick to getting past the initial dial in to reactivate the unit (had to clear/delete all), can CS do it, or am I toast????
     
  4. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    I don't know of a way to get around the need for the phone line for the activation call. If you hadn't done a CDE, you would have been ok.

    My recollection is that the HDVR2 is not a "RID" device and as such, DirecTV will no longer activate one.
     
  5. y2khardtop

    y2khardtop New Member

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    hard drive failed, had to re-image. Thanks for your help!
     

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