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H21 "Non Recoverable Boxes"

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Matman, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. Aug 3, 2013 #1 of 11
    Matman

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    Morning Everyone

    A couple weeks ago, I upgraded to the Genie system. Boxes were drop shipped to me and self installed. (Details in a seperate post).

    I had emailed D* when I didnt recieve any recovery kits after a week or so. Got a email back and the rep noted she would be sending out a recovery kit for my HR21, however the H21 boxes were "Not Recoverable Boxes" and so no kits for them. Rep noted all access cards needed to be returned. Recovery kit arrived the next day, and HR21 and all access cards were all sent back.

    First time I've run into this as I've only been with them a few years now. Does this mean the H21 are now owned by me (not subject to lease agreement) and mine to do with as I wish? I will probably hang into them for now as backups, (thanks to several posts here about the Genie and all "eggs in one basket" but may eventually look to sell. My concern is I don't want D* to come looking for them 4 years down the road! (Or I sell them and the buyer can't use as they are still leased)

    Thanks!!


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  2. Aug 3, 2013 #2 of 11
    dpeters11

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    Non recoverable boxes are still leased and cannot be sold.
     
  3. Aug 3, 2013 #3 of 11
    Mike Bertelson

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    I thought is they don't want it back then it's yours to do with what you want. I could be wrong.

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  4. Aug 3, 2013 #4 of 11
    jimmie57

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    It would stand to reason that if a box is non recoverable that it also be listed that it is not able to be activated, unless it is on the original owners account.
    Maybe not even then.
     
  5. Aug 3, 2013 #5 of 11
    dpeters11

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    I believe the original account at that point can activate/deactivate at will.
     
  6. Aug 3, 2013 #6 of 11
    Mike Bertelson

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    I just checked on this and it appears once a non-recoverable receiver is deactivated DIRECTV is not supposed to reactivate them.

    It's recommended to responsibly recycle the box.

    Mike
     
  7. Aug 3, 2013 #7 of 11
    Matman

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    Good to know! Like I said, will probably hang on for a bit as a backup, but with twin boys, storage space seema to hit a premium so they may hit the electronics recycling center someday.

    Thanks all!

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  8. Aug 3, 2013 #8 of 11
    peds48

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    if you want to sell them all you can do is sell them for part as DirecTV will not activate this receivers on someone else's account
     
  9. Aug 3, 2013 #9 of 11
    carl6

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    I would hold on to the unit for a couple of months just to be safe (in case they end up charging you a non-return fee). That has happened to a few people who were told they did not have to return a particular box.
     
  10. gov

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    LOL, or were still using it!


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  11. Rich

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    I think they've gotta be owned in the first place, then they can be sold. I've sold a couple of my non-recoverable HR20-700s with no problems. Checked with the ACT first, of course.

    Rich
     

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