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rtart's Avatar rtart 12:59 PM 08-13-2008
Hi All. I have accumulated five HR10-250's that have been replaced by D* with newer gear. They are now sitting in my closet and I was wondering if there are any components worth stripping out to re-use. Specifically, are the hard drives worth pulling out?

oktoberrust11's Avatar oktoberrust11 12:34 PM 03-11-2009
Old thread I see, but no answer? I have an HR10-250 as well, and was wondering, aside from throwing it up on ebay or craigslist, is there any use for them?

Thanks,
Matt
rtart's Avatar rtart 01:50 PM 03-11-2009
Never did get an answer (other than yours, of course!)

I'm using one of my six units to record SD vidoe from D* and using it to feed older CRT TVs via composite video. Works fine, but seems like the hard drives would be good for something.

Oh well...I've got lots of spares.
oktoberrust11's Avatar oktoberrust11 01:52 PM 03-11-2009
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Never did get an answer (other than yours, of course!)

I'm using one of my six units to record SD vidoe from D* and using it to feed older CRT TVs via composite video. Works fine, but seems like the hard drives would be good for something.

Oh well...I've got lots of spares.

Are you able to get ANY HD channels with it? Not sure if the 70-90 channels are still MPEG-2.
rtart's Avatar rtart 01:58 PM 03-11-2009
Although I don't have it configured to output in HD, I can still get the HD channels form the old sats. D* would probably replace it with a newer DVR, but this one has an oversized hard drive that will hold scads of SD programming, which is all I use it for. Lots of kids SD content for use by my children.
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