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Activations no longer available for receivers without an RID

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Doug Brott, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. Jul 27, 2010 #1 of 105
    Doug Brott

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    Effective 7/22, receivers without an RID (Receiver Identification) number will no longer be eligible for activation.

    There a a lot of legacy receivers that you guys may have in the closet that fall into this category. In fact, I have one in my legacy TiVo (SAT-T60) however, it is currently activated and will remain activated. [strike]However, if I were to deactivate it, I would not be able to reactivate it on my account.[/strike]

    Minor correction. If the legacy receiver without RID had been active on an account before, it is possible to reactivate on same account as long as it has an existing access card for that account. It cannot be added to anyone else's account (by selling or gifting, etc.)

    Sorry for being late on this, but I just got the tidbit today.

    Now being reported here:
     
  2. Jul 27, 2010 #2 of 105
    bubbagscotch

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    Did you get that response from a regular CSR, I know some CSR's say that but when you get transferred to the access card dept. they can easily activate them with no issue.
     
  3. Jul 27, 2010 #3 of 105
    matt

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    Queue the complaining :lol:

    The thrift store here still sells RID-less units... oh well.

    Are they going to start shutting down older legacy receivers as well?
     
  4. Jul 27, 2010 #4 of 105
    Hoosier205

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    Haha...he likely got it from a contact within DirecTV's ranks.
     
  5. Jul 27, 2010 #5 of 105
    sigma1914

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    Doug's info from CSR? :lol::lol::lol:
     
  6. Jul 27, 2010 #6 of 105
    dcowboy7

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    So they should "get rid" of them ? :D
     
  7. Jul 27, 2010 #7 of 105
    RunnerFL

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    Have you met Doug?
     
  8. Jul 27, 2010 #8 of 105
    Hoosier205

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    Hello Doug! Welcome to DBSTalk.com.
     
  9. Jul 27, 2010 #9 of 105
    bubbagscotch

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    Yea who is Doug?
     
  10. Jul 27, 2010 #10 of 105
    sigma1914

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    Proof? (Coca Cola Kid might ask)
     
  11. Jul 27, 2010 #11 of 105
    dmurphy

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    Ouch....... That sucks.

    I still have some DirecTiVo devices (gxcebot's, hdvr2's, sd-dvr40's...) that I own which I'd like the ability to activate. Part of me is thinking I should activate them asap and replace any leased R15's with them, otherwise, I'm up the creek a bit with owned vs leased. I still have some HD receivers that are leased, but i can live with that......

    In fact, I think I'm going to do exactly that.
     
  12. Jul 27, 2010 #12 of 105
    sigma1914

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    [​IMG]
     
  13. Jul 27, 2010 #13 of 105
    Davenlr

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    Let us know how that works...since 7/22 was almost a week ago.
     
  14. Jul 27, 2010 #14 of 105
    Carl Spock

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    He's a Super Moderator!




    And one of the best connected guys here.
     
  15. Jul 27, 2010 #15 of 105
    Sixto

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    MPEG4 bigot here. :)

    First transition was to get to only flat panels with H2x and HR2x receivers.

    Next goal is only Hx24 receivers.
     
  16. Jul 27, 2010 #16 of 105
    dmurphy

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    Indeed, but my guess is that I'll still be able to do it with some perseverance.

    "They" also say that access cards can't be moved between receivers but I've managed to accomplish that as well....
     
  17. Jul 27, 2010 #17 of 105
    Alan Gordon

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    :new_cussi :soapbox: :new_cussi :soapbox: :new_cussi :soapbox: :new_cussi​

    ~Alan
     
  18. Jul 27, 2010 #18 of 105
    sigma1914

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    Guess you missed..."Sorry for being late on this, but I just got the tidbit today."
     
  19. Jul 27, 2010 #19 of 105
    Alan Gordon

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    I'm going to TRY and attempt that this week.

    That being said, I'm STILL ticked at this news. :mad:

    ~Alan
     
  20. Jul 27, 2010 #20 of 105
    matt

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    Maybe my 3 RCA DRD435RHs are now worth a quarter or two :)
     

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