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No extra fee for 2nd HD receiver?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by box986, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. box986

    box986 Cool Member

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    I just bought an H23 to replace one of my 2 non-HD receivers. D* customer service told me I would pay a $5 lease fee plus $10 HD fee but said there would be no extra fee when I replace my other old receiver with an HR23, just the $6 DVR charge. Is this correct or will I still incur the $5 additional receiver fee on top of all the other fees?

    Also, will they charge another $5 if I keep one of the other old receivers active as my 3rd receiver?

    Thanks!
     
  2. jdspencer

    jdspencer Hall Of Fame

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    The lease fee is the same as the additional receiver fee. It's just called by a different name with leased receivers. And it only applies to the second and subsequent receivers. The $6 DVR fee is correct and it applies to all DVRs on the account.
     
  3. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    More to the point, the DVR fee is per household, not per DVR.

    Replacing the second receiver will cost you the up-front lease fee and probably a 24 month extension of your programming commitment starting at the point that you make the switch.
     
  4. box986

    box986 Cool Member

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    So the total extra monthly charge of replacing my 2 old receivers with one HD & one HD/DVR would be $16? Do they charge another $5 if I keep a third receiver activated?
     
  5. paragon

    paragon Godfather

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    Exactly.
     
  6. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

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    Actually, going by the fees you listed that you are interested in, it would be $21.

    $10 - HD service
    $6 - DVR fee
    $5 - 2nd recevier fee

    Any additional receiver would be another $5/month. All of this is in addition to your monthly package.

    - Merg
     
  7. JLucPicard

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    That is correct, and as Merg states, any additional receiver beyond the two would cost an extra $5 per month each.


    Fixed your post. He already has two receivers, so is already paying the $5 for the second. If he stays at two, he would only be paying $16 more than he is now.
     
  8. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    The primary receiver doesn't get charged the lease fee. Each receiver after that does.

    If you look at your bill online (not sure about the paper one) you'll see the lease fee charged to the primary receiver and then credited back...not sure why they do it that way. :scratchin

    So, there should be one $6 DVR fee for as many DVRs as you fit in your house, one $10 HD access fee no matter how many HD receivers you have, and a $5 lease fee on all receivers except the primary (number of receivers minus one, times $5 gives you the total lease fees you should be paying).

    Mike
     
  9. David MacLeod

    David MacLeod New Member

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    god, would hate to see that line item on Tibber's bill :) :)
     
  10. TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Grumpy Grampy

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    My bill doesn't have a charge and credit for the 1st receiver. Could that be because it is owned and not leased? 3 of my 4 are owned and I have 1 lease fee and 2 "additional receiver" fees listed.

     
  11. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    This is thought to be due to sales and/or property tax considerations. They "bundle" the fee, but they still have to collect the tax on the fee.
     
  12. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

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    Not necessarily, although it may vary by state (tax laws get complex). In my case there was a tax charge for the "leased receiver fee" on an additional receiver, but for the first there is no charge, credit or tax. An owned receiver wasn't taxed at all.
     
  13. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

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    I was just pointing out that the 2nd recevier does incur the $5 fee as well.

    - Merg
     
  14. rudeney

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    I believe the way the primary receiver is credited is based on taxes. In my case, sales/use taxes are charged on the full amount and then the credit comes after that. God forbid my local government should miss out on the taxes on that $5/month.
     

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