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Posted 22 October 2010 - 08:20 AM
HR22-100/Olevia 232v/Motosat HDSL5/Sony S350
Apple Airport Extreme wifi N router
HR22-100/LaCie TwoBig eSATA/Olevia 237v/WGA600N
H21-200/Apple Airport Express/Vizio SV420XVT/Sony S350
Posted 22 October 2010 - 08:28 AM
to clarify something. if all receivers on your account are owned. can you turn on/off the service at will, ie for a week or two, a few weekends etc?
Whether you own the receivers or not, you can suspend your account once a year for up to 6 months. If you turn off your service, you are basically canceling your service with DirecTV. And while you might be able to have it turned back on, they will probably charge you a reconnection fee everytime if they let you do that. I would assume that after a few times, they will tell you to forget it.
Edited by The Merg, 22 October 2010 - 08:28 AM.
Today's problems don't worry me, I haven't solved yesterday's yet.
SlimLine-3 Dish w/ SWM16 (HD Service / WHDVR) / Full Setup
HR34-700 / Panasonic TC-P50G25 HDTV / HDMI / Networked - DECA / Family Room
HR44-700 / Samsung HCM5525W HDTV / Component / Networked - DECA / Bedroom
HR24-100 / Samsung HCM5525W HDTV / Component / Networked - DECA / Bedroom
Posted 22 October 2010 - 08:44 AM
Owned H25-700 and H24-700 off and packed for the move.
DIRECTV subscriber since Nov. 2009
Posted 22 October 2010 - 10:53 AM
I would venture to guess that the primary receiver would be the one that has to stay on, since everything has to be rebuilt if you turn the primary off.
If I recall correctly, it's pretty easy to change the primary receiver.
Posted 22 October 2010 - 12:31 PM
Generally yes, unless you have some obscure grandfathered package. Then you have to be very careful.
I've got a pretty straight forward package. I think I've had to send primary HRs back on multiple occasions and they've just changed the primary to another HR.