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Can a Genie be activated on Choice XTRA Classic?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Rtm, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. Rtm

    Rtm Godfather

    Oct 18, 2011
    Or do I need to change to a package that has the $25 advanced receiver fee?

    I have HD, HD DVR, and Whole-Home right now.
  2. Curtis0620

    Curtis0620 Hall Of Fame

    Apr 22, 2002
    I have Choice Xtra Classic, so yes you can.
  3. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

    Jun 24, 2007
    Northern VA
    The Advanced Receiver Fee is just a combination fee for new subscribers that includes the fees for HD ($10), DVR ($10), and Whole Home ($5). If you are an older subscriber and have separate line items for those charges (Whole Home would be $3 then), then they stay as separate line items. Your package will work fine with the Genie.

    - Merg
  4. lesz

    lesz Legend

    Aug 3, 2010
    I have the Choice Extra Classic package and got a Genie HR44 upgrade for one of my DVRs about 3 months ago. I was told by the CSR that the separate HD, DVR, and Whole Home fees totally $23 would have to be replaced by the single $25 Advanced Receiver Fee, but I was pleased to see that, in the invoices that I've received since getting the HR44, I've still been charged the 3 seperate fees.
  5. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    Receivers aren't linked to program packages. You should be good to go! And your tuner count will be eight, just right for a SWiM 8.

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