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DTV does NOT want HR20-700 back

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Grippy, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. Apr 2, 2013 #1 of 72
    Grippy

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    I cancelled service and was sent a box for the SD receiver but after talking with them today they do not want the above receiver back. Any suggestions as to what I might do with it?


    That's DTV not DYV
     
  2. Apr 2, 2013 #2 of 72
    dpeters11

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    You really can't do anything with it. You can't sell it, it's still leased. Only thing is to have it recycled.
     
  3. Apr 2, 2013 #3 of 72
    yall2

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    Get it in writing that they don't want it back. Or you might get charged.
    :nono::eek2:
     
  4. Apr 2, 2013 #4 of 72
    Grippy

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    Can I crak it and format the HD for computer use?

    I asked for an e-mail confirmation was told she hasn't that ability but would make case notes. Think I gotta trust them

    Thanks
     
  5. Apr 2, 2013 #5 of 72
    evan_s

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    When I canceled my service they didn't want my HR21 back so I'm not surprised they didn't want your hr20. It has been long enough since I canceled that I'm confident they didn't and won't charge me a non return fee but they did tell me the same thing.

    As far as using the HD something else I seem to remember reading somewhere that they use some obscure feature to basically lock the drive to that dvr but I could be wrong. But even if they don't what do you want with a small, 300gb or less drive, that has been running constantly for years and is probably going to fail?

    I just stuck my HR-21 in the box in the garage in case I ever want to return as I've read it could only be reactivated on your own account. I'll probably recycle it next time there is a handy and free electronics recycling.
     
  6. Apr 2, 2013 #6 of 72
    MysteryMan

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    Your local Best Buy should have a free recycling center.
     
  7. Apr 2, 2013 #7 of 72
    Jacob Braun

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    www.directv.com/recycle
    If you put it in a box they'll print off a label for it...just slap that label on and drop it off for shipping. Or you can drop it off at any electronics recycling place.
     
  8. Apr 2, 2013 #8 of 72
    dpeters11

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    I wouldn't use the drive for anything. It's several years old, has been constantly running and in terms of being used in a computer, small.
     
  9. Apr 2, 2013 #9 of 72
    CCarncross

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    You mean you want to use a 300GB drive that could be almost 7 years old?
     
  10. Tom_S

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    Sell it on eBay. That's what I did with mine. It's yours now. No longer on lease. I got $100 for it.
     
  11. Jon J

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    If you are one of the few of us around who do actually own our receivers you can keep it in case you want to reauthorize it in the future. Or, you can sell it and the new owner can get it authorized.

    However, if you leased the receiver and sell it on e-bay DirecTV won't authorize it for use.
     
  12. xmguy

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    I have a few old owned receivers. Mostly SD. But I keep em around I never know if I might need one.
     
  13. texasbrit

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    If it was leased, you can't do that. Just because they don't want it back does NOT mean it's yours and you can sell it. It can only be activated on your account.
     
  14. raott

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    An argument could be made that it is abandoned property and is now yours.
     
  15. west99999

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    Yeah you can call it yours all you want the point is nobody else can activate on their account.
     
  16. Jacob Braun

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    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

    You're right, an argument could be made! And that's all it would be.
     
  17. raott

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    Meaning?
     
  18. acostapimps

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    Meaning you can argue all you want or make all the excuses, but it well get you nowhere as you can't sell it because it's leased, and only can be reactivated on OP's account.
     
  19. Volatility

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    Sometimes even though the reciever is leased, directv does not want it back because of product obsolesence or that particular model gave them problems.
     
  20. raott

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    Wasn't looking to make an excuse for anyone. Was simply asking for an intelligent discourse on why the basic property law doesn't apply to Directv.
     

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