I also have my saved license keys but it doesn't work because apparently I need an endless supply of email addresses to activate FREE software.
Put it this way, this is not a money making app for DTV, to be honest I can only use it if I have a DIRECTV DVR and a subscription so, to be honest, there should be NO activation required, its not like its streaming DTV programming over the Internet and I can "steal" something.
As was stated before, the installer can detect an older version so why need to re-enter the exact same key for activation that was already there? To top it off, only two registrations for each email address!? WTF? Registering from multiple email addresses is usually a sign of abuse.
Think I'm done with DTV... Hope they are reading these posts.
I can clear up one part. The activation is a requirement of the DTCP-IP licensing agreement. DTCP-IP is a licensed technology, which DIRECTV pays for.
Unfortunately, unlimited licenses can be very, very expensive (as I understand it) so by paying for just the ones they need, things are more reasonable.
The other unfortunate part is we who upgrade via DBSTalk, rather than the builtin mechanism, tend to run into this licensing problem.
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