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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by boatlover, Feb 9, 2006.
Hi. How many receivers can I have activated on a Directv account.
When Hughes ran Directv, it was 8. I have no idea if the new regime kept this or changed it.
It is a "practicle" number of 8...
After 8, they start to get a little "curious" on why a non-buisness account would need more then 8.
But there are people that have had more.
March 1st with their new lease system Dealers will only be able to put in a maximum of 6 receivers. The customer will have to pay extra beyond 4 though for equipment and install. From the answers I have gotten from Retail Services Directv themselves will be able to exceed the 6 receiver limit.
Will that effect existing customers? I currently have 7.
I think you can have as many as you want
i know somebody that has 16 irds in his house
16? I'm not sure I believe that.
My sister has 11 in her house....what's hard to believe?
ETA the smilie because I realized that sounded kind of snarky. Sorry!
I hope these are really large houses or at least really large families. TO have 6 or 8 or more IRD's in one house for 2-3 people would be seemingly idiotic, or incredibly lazy....
Let's not pass judgment.
Don't you have a TV.......
in your bathrooms? could be 1 or 2
out on your deck/patio? 1
in every bedroom? 3-5
in your den/family room? 1
in your home theatre room? 1
easy to have 8.
I have 7, but have 2 other outlets wired (when I want to watch outdoors I take a box with me - also if I want to watch while at my home workshop).
It is crazy isn't it? Maybe you're right after all!!!!!!
There are only 2 of us in my house, yet -
1 receiver in the bedroom (ancient Hughes receiver)
1 DTiVo in guest room (unmodded 35 hr HDVR2, I keep cartoons and such on it for when nieces and nephews come over)
1 DTiVo in living room (Philips Series 1 106 hr, the workhorse)
1 R15 also in the living room (I'm really trying to like it. Really.)
1 DTiVo in closet (de-activated Samsung 4080, unsubbed until I give the R15 a good workout)
2 people, 4 active receivers and over 200 hrs recording capacity. And I might just re-activate the Samsung and keep the R15 going as well. Yes, I am a technology whore
Put me down as idiotic.
I live alone and take advantage of deals too often. I also watch WAY too much TV. I do buy some TiVo's, use them for a while, then give them away.
Currently I have two Phillips DSR6000Rs in the upstairs bedroom that I now rarely watch. Will most likely be deactivating them soon.
In my living room, all attached to my 60" Sony Wega, I have:
Two Hughes SD-DVR80s
One Hughes SD-DVR40
A D10 receiver connected to a Humax TiVo w/DVD burner
I also have two Humax Series 2 TiVos connected to VERY basic cable.
The SD-DVR40 is one of the free refurbs I just got. I'm thinking I'll use that primarily for recording SD sports (U of Mn Hockey, Basketball, etc.) mostly from RSNs.
My two HD TiVo's - I've pretty much got one that records OTA from NBC and CBS and the other OTA from ABC and FOX. Plus other programs split between them.
The two SD-DVR80s I've used as back ups (and mostly just delete things when I've watched them on the HDs), plus some UPN and WB shows and poker shows.
The two standalone TiVo's with cable are also used as back-ups, which works nice when I have problems with the sat due to whether. Again, mostly just record and delete because I've watched them on the HD.
On the Humax with DVD, I record programs (connected to both D* and VERY basic cable) to burn to DVD and send to my nephew who is currently serving in Iraq. Lots of "Dog Whisperer".
I think "idiotic" is not far off, though my family doesn't mind when they get the units I give away. Also in the idiotic vein, I abhor universal remotes. Yup, I use about a dozen different remotes, which isn't as hard or confusing as it sounds once you've been doing it for a while.
We have 2 in the kitchen using a very old D* receiver and small flatpanel over the counter. Then another old D* receiver and 21" TV mounted near the kitchen table.
Back deck/patio has another old receiver and 25" tv. Works wonderfully.
Three bedrooms have their own D* receiver and TV for a total of three.
Computer/hobby room has an RCA 450 receiver and TV. Also, hooks to a TV tuner card in the computer.
Garage/shop has a RCA 450 and old TV.
Finally, the living room has the H20 and TV. Possibly going the projector route.
So, my total is: 9. It all works. I have no idea how!!! :lol:
I really think its a waste of money for 1-2 people to have so many receivers and pay $5 a month extra for each of them. I am NOT knocking anyone as I started going that route and once had 3 DVR's and 2 GCEBOA's and I am just 1 person currently.
Then I started thinking do I really need to pay $5 extra for the basement TV as all I ever use it is when I am exercising or doing the laundry, then do I really need to pay $5 extra for the kitchen TV as again all I ever use it is when I am cooking or eating.
I have 5 TV's in the house and now only two have DVR's and the other 3 TV's are outputted from the main R-15 in the living room so they see whats on the main unit. If I am watching something on the main TV and go into the other rooms for a minute I can just turn on the TV and not miss anything.
Let me put my own two cents in, if I may.
Lets assume some big star like Shaq has this big pad of his, yes thats a little extreme.
You really think a guy like him is going to be stuck with only 8 receivers??
Last I heard is that there can be no limit...just the limit of what the installer can rig up with the variety of multiswitches.
Oh what a nightmare that would be.
The installer for my lastest DVR told me about the install Ironwood Comm. did at the NEW Corp. call center
in Klamath Falls, OR. They handle the protection plan for directv.
362 drops off 1 dish, said they also used 4x16 multiswitchs and amp's, covered a wall.
wow that's a lot of drops!