Apparently when you disconnect a recvr from the Sat signal, they have made it so you cannot watch your recorded shows.OK, you're totally confusing me...if they are ACTIVE, then what does that have to do with INACTIVE ones (like mine) that continue to playback recordings just fine???
If they worked the way you said, I should be able to disconnect the power to the Motor home drive to the camp sight and watch my recorded shows without setting up the dish ... I cannot.
Last thing Anyone would do is load up your DVR with shows and then deactivate service and expect it to continue to be able to watch the shows.