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Is it possible to swap an access card between two DVRs?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by rbpeirce, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. rbpeirce

    rbpeirce Godfather

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    I just bought a house with an HD DVR that is newer than mine that DTV apparently doesn't want back. Unfortunately, I don't have the model numbers handy. I also have an SD DVR. Both have shows I haven't had time to watch and won't be able to watch for some time. Consequently, I don't want to activate another DVR and pay the monthly fee.

    What I would like to do is sap the access card back and forth to record new shows on the newer unit and to watch old show on the older one. Preferably, I would like to swap between the SD and HD unit, which would eventually give me an all HD system. Alternately,, I can swap between the two HD units, ultimately giving me a newer unit. Is either possible?
     
  2. say-what

    say-what DIRECTV A-Team

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    You can't swap the access cards.
     
  3. gov

    gov Legend

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    Thus sayeth the Lord DirecTV.


    :coffee
     
  4. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

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    Plus, since the other DVR is from another account, you can't activate it on yours unless it actually was owned. Leased receivers may not be ones DirecTV wants back, but they still own it.
     
  5. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    once a receiver is EOL'ed, it can only be activated on the account that it came from.
     
  6. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

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    You're only talking leased right (or owned without an RID).
     
  7. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Correct.
     
  8. rbpeirce

    rbpeirce Godfather

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    Thanks all. I don't know if it was leased or owned. Since I can't use it for what I wanted to do it doesn't matter.
     

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