Would You Pay $20 for this R10?

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  1. restart88

    restart88 New Member

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    I was at a thrift and low & behold there sat a R10 looking for a new home and it even had an access card in it! I hardly ever see any DVRs of any kind in the thrifts, much less DTivos.

    I didn't write down the numbers to check for billing issues but I suppose I should have.

    I'm divided. I have an R10 and my only real complaint is that it isn't as "upgradeable" as other DTivos. But then I hear 6.3 kinda ended the MRV "upgrade" anyway.

    The store's practice is store credit for defective electronics so I would at least have that. No idea as to the hard drive status. BTW are the HDs swappable without any modification? Would anything happen? Might be worth $20 just to have a backup HD already imaged!

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Dkerr24

    Dkerr24 Lost in Big Bend

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    I wouldn't take a free R10, as I like the zipper features that can be added to any other Series 2 DTivo unit. Now, if that was a DVR40 for $20, I'd snap it up.
     
  3. TonyTheTiger

    TonyTheTiger Pro Troll Magnet

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    For $20, it's a cheap spare/extra hard drive for the PC, so yes, I'd snap it up!
     
  4. ebockelman

    ebockelman PR#6

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    Just PROM mod it and you can do whatever you want (MRV, TivoWeb, etc.).

    Yes, it's not as "handholding" as running the zipper, but still worth it on a $20 unit.
     
  5. restart88

    restart88 New Member

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    Thanks for the replys!

    But just so I'm clear on this. Since it's already an imaged HD I can just swap one for the other, right?
     
  6. whitepelican

    whitepelican Member

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    The drive would work, but you would need to perform a Clear & Delete Everything after switching the drive out.
     
  7. Dkerr24

    Dkerr24 Lost in Big Bend

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    Not sure if I'd bother if it only had a 40gb hard drive. I can't imagine being limited to only 35 hours of recording time.
     
  8. snickerrrrs

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    It's not a hackable unit but at least you don't have to format your data every other month like the R15. Most of those subscribers cried when their R10 died and Directv sent them an R15. ;)
     
  9. Da Goon

    Da Goon Registered Abuser

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    Agreed.
     

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