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HD Upgrade ?'s (equipment/contract related)


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#21 OFFLINE   longrider

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 09:22 PM

One other note, while I am not a mod I do know that this forum does not allow discussion of account stacking or other violations of TOS
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#22 OFFLINE   Richierich

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 06:36 AM

Thanks Longrider for informing us of those things but this is a Forum where we can discuss our opinions and that is what we are doing.

I personally do not think Directv cares and I know of 2 occasions where they have actually stated (wrongly) that you could take the DVR to your cabin as long as it is on a temporary basis.

It happens all of the time with RVers who are paying well over $100 for their Directv Service and they just want to take one or two of their DVRs with alot of Recordings on them so they can enjoy Directv in their RV without having to pay an additional $50 or $60 to get all of the channels they are getting now.

Technically, Longrider, if you move your DVR from your Den to your Living Room without Directv's Permission You Have Violated the TOS. Or if you move it to another location within that room technically you need Directv's Permission to Move that DVR!!!

Also, if you "OWN" your DVR you can take it with you on the road or to your cabin or wherever as that does not violate the TOS. Another reason to "OWN" your DVR!!!

Edited by Richierich, 22 October 2010 - 08:25 AM.

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#23 OFFLINE   The Merg

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 07:06 AM

Technically, Longrider, if you move your DVR from your Den to your Living Room without Directv's Permission You Have Violated the TOS. Or if you move it to another location within that room technically you need Directv's Permission to Move that DVR!!!


Oh no! Here we go with this discussion again!!! :lol:

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 08:35 AM

Technically, Longrider, if you move your DVR from your Den to your Living Room without Directv's Permission You Have Violated the TOS. Or if you move it to another location within that room technically you need Directv's Permission to Move that DVR!!!


I removed their receiver from a room this week so I wouldn't spill paint on it. Then I put it back when I was done. Should I have called an installer to do it instead? I need to relocate my receiver an inch to the right on my entertainment center. Better call D*!

(I know you were being sarcastic. I'm agreeing with you). The TOS is simply too vague. An arbitrator or judge would have to decide how much relocating is too much. He would inject "common sense" into his interpretation of the TOS.

The TOS is a contract. It's civil code. It only applies to you if you're caught breaking it. So don't get caught and you'll be fine.

Back to the OP's question. Isn't there also a new 2-year commitment tied to any HD equipment upgrade? On top of the $199 up-front lease?

Edited by bobcamp1, 22 October 2010 - 08:41 AM.


#25 OFFLINE   The Merg

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 08:44 AM

Back to the OP's question. Isn't there also a new 2-year commitment tied to any HD equipment upgrade? On top of the $199 up-front lease?


Yes. Unless the receiver is a replacement for a defective leased receiver, adding/upgrading a receiver causes a new 2 year commitment.

The exception is an owned receiver replaced via the Protection Plan (no commitment) or an owned receiver replaced without the Protection Plan (replacement is leased and triggers commitment).

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#26 OFFLINE   cozdabuch

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 09:18 PM

Ok guys, enough with the TOS issues. I think the dead horse is tired of getting beaten and flogged.

Thanks.:eek2::nono2:




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