Newbie installation question

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by faust1200, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. faust1200

    faust1200 New Member

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    I am going to be replacing my old dying HDVR2 with a working SD-DVR40.

    Do I just take the card out of the old one and put it in the new one and call DirecTV to have them activate it? Is there anything else I should know?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

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    Where did you get the "working" DVR40? It should have its own access card. If not, DirecTV will likely send you a new one for ~$20, provided that the DVR40 is an "RID" Receiver. If it's not, then you won't be able to activate it.
     
  3. faust1200

    faust1200 New Member

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    Ah, I didn't know that. I found the unit from another user on this board. I'll have to check into that more carefully. I haven't purchased it yet.

    I'm looking for a replacement to my dying HDVR2. If this unit isn't going to work, do you have any ideas about where to find a replacement?
     
  4. The Spud

    The Spud Rather be cruising TCF Club

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    I'm quoting from your other thread. The problem you describe is most commonly attributed to a bad power supply. Fortunately, the HDVR2 and the DVR40 power supplies are interchangeable. All you need is a Torx screwdriver (#10 I think) to open the cases and swap out the power supplies. There are a number of threads here that describe the tuner pixellation problem.
     
  5. faust1200

    faust1200 New Member

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    Would a bad PSU only affect -1- tuner though? The other tuner works perfectly.
     
  6. The Spud

    The Spud Rather be cruising TCF Club

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    Yes, this is the exact symptom. Tuner 1 works fine, tuner 2 pixellates.
     

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