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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 28, 2010 #41 of 105
    dmurphy

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    Perfect.... Works for me. Thanks for the clarification!
     
  2. Jul 28, 2010 #42 of 105
    JoeTheDragon

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    They can start by moving stuff like Sunday ticket to MPEG4 and other stuff that is not remaps like Full Court, Game Plan, some PPV EVENT's, Hot pass. Maybe later adult, HBO, SHOW, MAX, STARTS Some of the sports pack. PPV movies SD and EVENTS.
     
  3. Jul 29, 2010 #43 of 105
    Doug Brott

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    Yup .. by inching their way out of the MPEG2 door folks (in general) will either move up or move on until the point DIRECTV decides to force the issue by providing free equipment.
     
  4. Jul 29, 2010 #44 of 105
    Doug Brott

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    There are numerous Free TV options out there all of which have no commitment and work as good as or better than standard definition television. You don't even necessarily have to complete your commitment term with DIRECTV to come out ahead by switching to those options today.
     
  5. Jul 29, 2010 #45 of 105
    claymanhb

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    I've been planning on keeping my old directivo for my new house. It's been activated before and directv said I can activate it any time.
     
  6. Jul 29, 2010 #46 of 105
    Doug Brott

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    It looks like if you are going to be putting it back onto the same account it was on before that it should be OK, but more and more these older receivers will be banished from the system.
     
  7. Jul 29, 2010 #47 of 105
    LCollett

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    I believe eliminating the HD fee for everyone would help in reducing the MPEG2 receivers in service.
     
  8. Jul 29, 2010 #48 of 105
    Kansas Zephyr

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    After D* obtains a cheap MPEG4 capable SD IRD, with RF output (who knows when that date will be?)...they can start installing new SD subs...and replacing failing SD IRDs with the new box.

    When they think they can quickly recover the cost to swap the remaining installed MPEG2 only base, it will happen.

    But as others have posted...a simple D10 or D12 can work for a very long time...there are millions out there in service...and thousands of D12s in warehouses.
     
  9. Jul 29, 2010 #49 of 105
    matt

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    What ever happened to the D13 IRD? I see it show up on some documents about SWM but have never seen it? Is that maybe the transition receiver that we will see someday?

    I bet there is a small enough market for RF only TVs that they would just give the customer an external RF modulator as opposed to giving every customer an internal built in one, but who knows, they could be super cheap to implement internally.
     
  10. Jul 29, 2010 #50 of 105
    Doug Brott

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    Are all MDUs HD capable now? That could be one of the tough areas to crack.
     
  11. Jul 29, 2010 #51 of 105
    Kansas Zephyr

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    For "primary" TVs, yeah...I'd agree.

    But, I think there are plenty of RF only sets still being being used/will be used as a secondary, tertiary, etc. service for quite a while.
     
  12. Jul 30, 2010 #52 of 105
    Lord Vader

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    Yes in our complex, but for DISH only. Our management does NOT permit tenants to get DirecTV even if the tenants wanted. In fact, they won't let anyone install dishes, telling everyone that "DISH is our sole provider of satellite service. We don't allow DirecTV installations or the installation of any satellite dishes here."

    According to the management office, when someone who sees my big Slimline dish on my balcony, which conveniently is right across from management's office, then asks, "Then why does that person have a satellite dish?", the management office's response is, "He is grandfathered and can keep his."

    There are 22 buildings in our complex, each with 20 units. If I had the ability, I'm tempted to print the FCC's OTARD regulations and somehow get these to every resident (our occupancy rate always hovers around 96%).
     
  13. Jul 30, 2010 #53 of 105
    matt

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    On your dish where it says "DIRECTV", just change it with a little paint to say "DIRECTV.COM/FCC", tell your management that is the newest dish, and there ya go. :grin:
     
  14. Jul 30, 2010 #54 of 105
    Lord Vader

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    Interesting idea.

    ;)
     
  15. Aug 3, 2010 #55 of 105
    matt

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    Dang, someone gave me an IRD without a RID today. :(
     
  16. Aug 3, 2010 #56 of 105
    CCarncross

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    I keep having this image of Sanford and Son when it comes to you and D* STB's....:lol:
     
  17. Aug 3, 2010 #57 of 105
    Mike Bertelson

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    What's still MPEG-2? :scratchin

    Mike
     
  18. Aug 3, 2010 #58 of 105
    bengalfreak

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    Anyone know if the 'pull and pray' method still works, i.e. taking the smart card out of a subscribed unit and placing it in a non-rid unit and itting refresh services on the web site? Previously, this would activate your non-rid unit without ever having to involve a DTV CSR.
     
  19. Aug 3, 2010 #59 of 105
    matt

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    Sometimes I do have a bunch of them :D Why do people keep saying I remind them of sanford and son?! If I can make a buck on it, it probably is sitting around my house... or garage... or porch... or yard... or truck bed...
     
  20. Aug 3, 2010 #60 of 105
    Rich

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    Is this going to impact all the old TiVos? I have a dozen or so SD TiVos and I think they have RID numbers.

    Rich
     

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