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Activations no longer available for receivers without an RID


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#51 OFFLINE   Kansas Zephyr

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 09:10 PM

I bet there is a small enough market for RF only TVs that they would just give the customer an external RF modulator as opposed to giving every customer an internal built in one, but who knows, they could be super cheap to implement internally.


For "primary" TVs, yeah...I'd agree.

But, I think there are plenty of RF only sets still being being used/will be used as a secondary, tertiary, etc. service for quite a while.
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Posted 30 July 2010 - 01:12 AM

Are all MDUs HD capable now? That could be one of the tough areas to crack.


Yes in our complex, but for DISH only. Our management does NOT permit tenants to get DirecTV even if the tenants wanted. In fact, they won't let anyone install dishes, telling everyone that "DISH is our sole provider of satellite service. We don't allow DirecTV installations or the installation of any satellite dishes here."

According to the management office, when someone who sees my big Slimline dish on my balcony, which conveniently is right across from management's office, then asks, "Then why does that person have a satellite dish?", the management office's response is, "He is grandfathered and can keep his."

There are 22 buildings in our complex, each with 20 units. If I had the ability, I'm tempted to print the FCC's OTARD regulations and somehow get these to every resident (our occupancy rate always hovers around 96%).

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Opinions are my own but should be those of all Americans, who would be much better off intellectually, psychologically, and emotionally if that were the case.


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Posted 30 July 2010 - 01:16 AM

If I had the ability, I'm tempted to print the FCC's OTARD regulations and somehow get these to every resident (our occupancy rate always hovers around 96%).


On your dish where it says "DIRECTV", just change it with a little paint to say "DIRECTV.COM/FCC", tell your management that is the newest dish, and there ya go. :grin:
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Posted 30 July 2010 - 02:28 AM

Interesting idea.

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FAITH: I find the lack of it disturbing.

Opinions are my own but should be those of all Americans, who would be much better off intellectually, psychologically, and emotionally if that were the case.


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Posted 03 August 2010 - 12:58 AM

Dang, someone gave me an IRD without a RID today. :(
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Posted 03 August 2010 - 06:03 AM

Dang, someone gave me an IRD without a RID today. :(



I keep having this image of Sanford and Son when it comes to you and D* STB's....:lol:

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 06:30 AM

Beats me :shrug:

My guess would be 5-10 years out, though.

What's still MPEG-2? :scratchin

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 08:04 AM

Anyone know if the 'pull and pray' method still works, i.e. taking the smart card out of a subscribed unit and placing it in a non-rid unit and itting refresh services on the web site? Previously, this would activate your non-rid unit without ever having to involve a DTV CSR.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 09:29 AM

I keep having this image of Sanford and Son when it comes to you and D* STB's....:lol:


Sometimes I do have a bunch of them :D Why do people keep saying I remind them of sanford and son?! If I can make a buck on it, it probably is sitting around my house... or garage... or porch... or yard... or truck bed...
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Posted 03 August 2010 - 11:41 AM

Effective 7/22, receivers without an RID (Receiver Identification) number will no longer be eligible for activation.

There a a lot of legacy receivers that you guys may have in the closet that fall into this category. In fact, I have one in my legacy TiVo (SAT-T60) however, it is currently activated and will remain activated. However, if I were to deactivate it, I would not be able to reactivate it on my account.

Minor correction. If the legacy receiver without RID had been active on an account before, it is possible to reactivate on same account as long as it has an existing access card for that account. It cannot be added to anyone else's account (by selling or gifting, etc.)

Sorry for being late on this, but I just got the tidbit today.


Is this going to impact all the old TiVos? I have a dozen or so SD TiVos and I think they have RID numbers.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 11:44 AM

Is this going to impact all the old TiVos? I have a dozen or so SD TiVos and I think they have RID numbers.

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I just looked at a few of them and they all have RID numbers. None of the older ones, tho. I don't have any of them.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 11:51 AM

Is this going to impact all the old TiVos? I have a dozen or so SD TiVos and I think they have RID numbers.

Rich


Some, yes as my old SD-TiVo has no RID.
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Posted 03 August 2010 - 02:03 PM

Some, yes as my old SD-TiVo has no RID.


But that's a Sony and if I recall the terminology correctly, that's a Series 1 DVR. The TiVos I have are all Series 2 and every one I look at has the RID number on the back panel. Will these be affected in the future?

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 02:05 PM

But that's a Sony and if I recall the terminology correctly, that's a Series 1 DVR. The TiVos I have are all Series 2 and every one I look at has the RID number on the back panel. Will these be affected in the future?

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I can't believe they still turn them on! I got an HR10 about a month ago for the cost of shipping, it is a SD DVR that shows up in their system as an HD DVR, I am sure they hate that when it comes time for replacement but that's fine with me :D
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Posted 03 August 2010 - 02:12 PM

I can't believe they still turn them on! I got an HR10 about a month ago for the cost of shipping, it is a SD DVR that shows up in their system as an HD DVR, I am sure they hate that when it comes time for replacement but that's fine with me :D


I've been meaning to sell them on eBay for a couple years and haven't gotten around to it yet. Don't know if you all realize just how lazy I am. :)

Guess I'll get the camera out and try to sell the RID TiVos while I still can. They all have large HDDs in them. Spent a good bit of money on them at the time.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 02:17 PM

They are sure proud of the HR10s on ebay...

Make hay while the sun is shining, you never know when they will shut them off. Even HR20s are sometimes not being reclaimed, and now RID-less receivers are all but useless unless you already have one for a spare, who knows what gets shut off next...
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Posted 03 August 2010 - 07:39 PM

So what's next on the list of receivers D* will start taking off the activation list besides the ones without an RID?

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 07:43 PM

So what's next on the list of receivers D* will start taking off the activation list besides the ones without an RID?


Only time will tell, but I'd guess the non-D branded boxes. The last of models of Hughes & RCAs along with the DTivos.
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Posted 03 August 2010 - 07:48 PM

Only time will tell, but I'd guess the non-D branded boxes. The last of models of Hughes & RCAs along with the DTivos.


What makes this curious (for me) is that it's the first time that they've really dropped legacy equipment.

I bet I could still activate my DRD222RD if I really wanted to ...

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 07:50 PM

What makes this curious (for me) is that it's the first time that they've really dropped legacy equipment.

I bet I could still activate my DRD222RD if I really wanted to ...


Personally, I think it's long, long overdue.
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Posted 03 August 2010 - 08:01 PM

Personally, I think it's long, long overdue.


Agreed - just saying that it's a shift in strategy.

I still have my "Wink-enabled" DRD420RE. (The first cut at DirecTV Interactive.... and it was AWFUL!)

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 08:12 PM

But might take a while though I don't think people are ready to give up on some of the branded legacy ones. I like my hughes sd-hbh over those newer receivers.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 08:12 PM

What was wink?
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Posted 03 August 2010 - 08:20 PM

What was wink?


I used to have one of those drd 420's, Wink was the interactive program on receivers.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 08:45 PM

But might take a while though I don't think people are ready to give up on some of the branded legacy ones. I like my hughes sd-hbh over those newer receivers.


I would gladly trade my owned DRD435RHs for some nice shiny owned D12s (or better!) :D
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