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What is the HR24 *NC*?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by SledgeHammer, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. Oct 7, 2013 #1 of 17
    SledgeHammer

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    Does the NC designation mean anything bad/good? Seems like some are HR24-100 and then there is an HR24NC-100?
     
  2. Oct 7, 2013 #2 of 17
    say-what

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    If I recall correctly, it only means no cables are included in the box other than the power cord.
     
  3. Oct 7, 2013 #3 of 17
    peds48

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    Yup, that is correct. and no remote control either
     
  4. Oct 7, 2013 #4 of 17
    SledgeHammer

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    Wow, not even a remote? Does it include the access card in case DirecTV are tools and won't let me move the one from my current DVR?
     
  5. Oct 8, 2013 #5 of 17
    litzdog911

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    If you're getting from DirecTV, yes it will include the Access Card. If you're getting it from a private party, who knows.
     
  6. Oct 8, 2013 #6 of 17
    dpeters11

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    You can't use the old access card in the new box anyway, it requires a new card.
     
  7. Oct 8, 2013 #7 of 17
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    DIRECTV stopped including cables and remotes in the boxes since the techs normally just carry a supply of what they need. If they're replacing a STB then they don't need to have a remote and cabling since it's already in place so why waste the money including them in all the receiver boxes.
     
  8. Oct 8, 2013 #8 of 17
    SledgeHammer

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    They don't unmarry the cards anymore? Weird... last time I swapped a box, they did.
     
  9. Oct 8, 2013 #9 of 17
    dpeters11

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    It may be something the Access Card department can do, but would be in specific situations. I don't see them doing it in this case.
     
  10. RunnerFL

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    They can, but don't. They send out new cards with units now and want old cards back with the defective units.
     
  11. slice1900

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    They do for commercial customers. I'm not sure why they won't for residential, I guess they just figure they can make an extra $20 in such cases.
     
  12. SomeRandomIdiot

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    They want the old cards back so they can check them for purchases made and not reported in/billed. I suspect Commercial Accounts do not have that issue.
     
  13. slice1900

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    I've been able to activate leased receivers using the original card from the receiver, if Directv wanted to check the cards wouldn't they tell me I couldn't use that card? Or maybe induce me to return it by offering to send me a free new card if I sent the old one back to them?
     
  14. RunnerFL

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    The cards come with the replacement receivers. There is no extra $20 charge.
     
  15. otaliema

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    Honestly you got lucky if that was done in the last 5 years. By the time I left the company new coding was in place in the activation systems that prevents the transfer of a card to a new account in most cases. The Access card team can over ride that coding but front line agents and most front line supervisors can not.

    The main reason is why send out new cables when 99% of the time they are tossed in a drawer because the customer just uses the old ones anyways same with the remote. It in general doesn't cause problems for anyone to not get new cables or remotes. If your remote has failed along with your receiver just ask the agent to order one as well and ask nicely to have the cost covered most of the time they can get approval to do it.
     
  16. slice1900

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    I last did it two weeks ago. I'm not calling the access card number, I call the regular commercial service line and tell the rep I have a receiver to activate. I give them the S/N, model, RID and card number and I'm good to go. I think the rules must work differently on the commercial side and this coding you're talking about doesn't apply there.

    I was only questioned on this once. The rep said it was impossible to activate a residential leased receiver on my account, and that even if I could I'd need a new access card. I called back later and got a different rep and the receiver and old card was activated no problem. That first rep was probably trained on how things work for residential accounts.
     
  17. otaliema

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    That makes a lot more sense com accounts are treated differently than reg account with hardware. I was a residential supervisor so I don't know the rules and polices on that side off the fence.
     

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