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Two older receivers Question?
Posted 01 August 2011 - 05:00 PM
1) Is a GAEBOA model (bought online)
2) Is a really old DTC-100 (got free)
My guess is that #1 will work and 2 probably will not. Also is there anything else I need to get #1 to work (it has a cable card already)?.
I have an HR24-500 but am not hooked up for whole home, though it does have a SWM box.
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Posted 05 August 2011 - 06:31 PM
The older boxes will not work with the SWM format. RUMOR has it that DirecTV won't activate receivers that do not have an RID (Receiver ID number) unless they were previously active on the same account, but they might let you activate it on your account for $20 which is the cost of a new access card. They DEFINITELY won't let you active it with the card that came with it since it was never on your account.
If you want to play around with it, it will probably receive channel 100 if it is connected to a compatible dish and it still has it's original access card.
Just out of curiosity, since you have HD and probably didn't get it that long ago, why don't you just add a leased SD receiver from DirecTV? It will only extend your commitment back to 2 years and it would actually cost you less money since the access card is included and so is installation.
3LNB Phase III Dish * 2-R15-300 * R22-200 * D12-100 * DirecTV Subscriber since Y2K