What to do with old Series 2 DirecTivos?

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  1. madmartyk

    madmartyk New Member

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    Well a couple of years ago I bit the big one and switched from Direct to Uverse. I have 2 old Series 2 DirecTivos sitting around the house. Both have 300 GB drives in them. What do you do with them? Anyone want them? Help me clean the basement!! Take them for the shipping cost.
     
  2. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    The best you can do is find someone who wants to take them off your hands. It would probably help if you listed the models.
     
  3. jonbig

    jonbig New Member

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    If you've got Hughes HDVR2 or equivalent, I'd take them.
     
  4. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

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    Best model for what?
     
  5. DougF

    DougF Well-Known Member

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    Unless they are RID units, I think they are pretty much only good for parts. As I understand it, DirecTV no longer activates non-RID boxes unless they were previously active on your account.
     
  6. bengalfreak

    bengalfreak Active Member

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    If they are non-RID units, you can activate them yourself.
     
  7. nmiller855

    nmiller855 Active Member

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    What model are they & how much do you want for them? I'm OCD & need a couple of back ups.
     
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    faust1200 New Member

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    I am interested in purchasing one of these units.
     
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    faust1200 New Member

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    Won't let me PM until I have 10 posts. Ugh. Well, hopefully you read this ;)
     
  10. Eccles

    Eccles Mostly harmless

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    I have a Hughes SD-DVR40 that I picked it up for a tenner many moons ago thinking I might eventually find some use for it, but it's just gathered dust since then. I'd love to at least get my money back, but I'll let it go for the cost of shipping if nobody makes me a better offer. Drop me a PM if interested.
     
  11. faust1200

    faust1200 New Member

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    I'm pretty sure this is the unit I have that needs replacing. I can't PM since I don't have 10 posts...
     
  12. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    Well, you do now....
     
  13. faust1200

    faust1200 New Member

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    Yep, I'm all set now. :)
     
  14. bquerry

    bquerry New Member

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    I am interested, but don't have enough posts to do the pm. PM if you see this. Thanks.
     
  15. tigercat74

    tigercat74 Lets go Bengals!!!!!

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    Hey guys, I have three TIVOs I'm willing to give away. They are a Samsung SIR-S4080 R, Samsung Sir-S4040R(which not working) and a Hughes not sure of model # but I did replace a failed hard drive in it from Weeknees. They also come with peanut remotes. You can come and pick them up from me or can pay for the shipping. Hit me with a PM if your interested.
     
  16. magnus

    magnus Tivo User

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    I have 2 Phillips DSR7000 boxes (non-RID). They have no drives in them but were working when I last used them several years ago. I have a generic backup image that I can send with them as well. I'll send to the first PM but will need shipping costs. Or if you just want one of them then just let me know that.

    So, PM me if interested. Thanks
     
  17. metrounit9

    metrounit9 New Member

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    I also have a couple of old series 2's that I'm getting ready to drop off at the electronics recycling -- but if some can use them you're welcome to them for the cost of shipping.

    They are a Philips DSR708 + DSR704 -- neither has a hard drive or image.

    Dan
     
  18. derelict

    derelict New Member

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    Hi metro, I would be willing to take one or both off your hands. One of my units is on it's last breath... I can't PM so please email me if you still have them. Thanks!
     
  19. wetchemistry

    wetchemistry New Member

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    If anyone is in the Chicago land area I will gladly take ANY series two DirecTivo's off their hands, get a hold of me.
     
  20. El Gabito

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    I'm in Indy and have two... We're long overdue to get back up to Chicago but have nothing on the books as of now. I'll try to remember if we make a trip.
     

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