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I have cancer - what happens to the equipment?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by oldbamaguy, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. oldbamaguy

    oldbamaguy Legend

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    What happens to the Directv HD-DVRs at my home when I die?
    Wondering?? (I have cancer.)
    TYVM!!
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  2. David MacLeod

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    sorry, you really need to call directv to prevent etf fees.
     
  3. fluffybear

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    First, I'm very sorry and wish you all the best.

    How long have you been with DirecTV? Are you currently under any commitment? My suggestion is to call DirecTV and inquire about the equipment as there is a possibility that you might own the HR20-100's. If my memory serves, equipment obtained prior to 2007 were OWNED. Any equipment which is leased would need to be returned to DirecTV.
     
  4. oldbamaguy

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    Thanks for the information. I believe all my equipment is leased.
    I was sorta wondering if some DirecTV Equipment man was gonna come knocking on my door. Will that person know to disconnect the external drives and UPSs before he takes off with the stuff? I'm pretty sure the data on the drives will lost, regardless. If they come after me, they had better wear fire proof suits.
    TYVM!!

    PS Better me than you, right?
     
  5. fluffybear

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    DirecTV will send pre-paid boxes for the equipment to be returned. It will be up to someone from your estate to disconnect the equipment and be sure the boxes are returned to FedEx.
     
  6. David MacLeod

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    IMO, and I maybe wrong, the sooner your account gets notated about this issue the better. I think it may be easier in the end (bad choice of words I know) if directv knows ahead of time.
     
  7. TANK

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    Sorry to hear about the cancer.

    You could just leave written instructions with your estate about how to disconnect your equipment and what equipment is owned and which pieces need to be returned to D*.
     
  8. fluffybear

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    No offense but the OP did not say it was terminal. I have known many people who have beaten cancer to live much longer lives. Trust me, this is not something unique for DirecTV (I would venture a guess to say that they deal with it probably every day) and they will be able to handle it at the time.
     
  9. fluffybear

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    Good Idea. I have known some who have also put sticky notes on the bottom of items noting a leased item which must be returned & to whom.
     
  10. veryoldschool

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    Spring 2006 so long before the HR20s came out.
     
  11. harsh

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  12. David MacLeod

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    no offense taken here.
     
  13. fluffybear

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    they keyword there was WHEN? I know with my own mother, she learned she had breast cancer when she was 60 and began getting things in order but yet she lived another 11 years. My Father-In-law learned he had cancer when he was 41 and he lived another 17 years.

    Have you noted your DirecTV account yet?
     
  14. oldbamaguy

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    I like the idea submitted by Harsh (ie add executor to account as co-owner).
    I think I'll do that and write up a list of what belongs to who.
    A team of Doctors have stated that I have 6-12 months to live.

    Did you hear the one where the doctor tells the woman she has one year to live?
    Five years later the woman is still alive (and the doctor is dead).
    Many Thanks to All!!
    ed
     
  15. hdtvfan0001

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    Most of all...

    We'll pray for you...and hope things turn out at least better than forecast.

    This is a great reminder of what is really important.
     
  16. litzdog911

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    Keep up that sense of humor! I'll remember you in my prayers.
     
  17. fluffybear

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    I'm so sorry but let's not forget (& pray) that Doctors can be wrong!
     
  18. kfcrosby

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    Hey Ed, keep your spirits up. That's why they call it PRACTICING medicine. My mom was given a year to live (colon cancer, her 4th time at bat) 25 years before she finally passed. Cancer is not necessarily a death sentence.

    I am a 5 year survivor myself (Oral Cancer, stage 3).


    Kevin
     
  19. oldbamaguy

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    Mine is melanoma phase IV. Cancer in both lungs, liver and spleen.
    Don't sound too good to me.:):):)
    I preparing for the worst (nothing too drastic)
    and praying for better times.
    I have no (wife, kids, job, boss, or debts).:):):)
    I'm trying to figure out who to leave my ten guns to.

    I sure appreciate all the information supplied here!!
    BEST TO ALL!!
    ed
     
  20. rsblaski

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    OldBamaguy,
    My prayers are with you. My mother started with melanoma and it spread to her other organs. She was given three months at first but she was a tough old bird and lived a year and a half longer.
    Her strong physical condition and strong faith, along with caring friends helped her fight off the inevitable. I hope you will be able to hold on beyond the predictions.
    BTW, does your signature have any connection with your cancer? And is the VA there for you?
     

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