They wanted my HR20-100, but that was like a year and a half ago.
I suggest that you either call or send an email.
"We've Arranged for the Convenient & Easy Return of Your DirecTV Access Card
"Please return your DirecTV Access Card
with these simple steps:"
"1. Take the Access Card out of the recently replaced receiver."
"2. Put the Access Card only in this pre-paid USPS mailer."
"3. Mail back to DirecTV. Please return this within 7 days of the receiver replacement."
As with the "Receiver Recovery Kit", the pre-paid Fedex box, DirecTV is alternately providing a pre-paid 5" x 7" greeting card size envelope to return Just the Access Card
for HR20's and other receivers that they no longer require to be returned.
The "quoted" text above is printed on the envelope flap. The envelopes were enclosed in the replacement receiver boxes, and the wording seems to indicate that the envelopes are for "replaced" receivers, but the CSR told me that if I did not order a replacement, but simply deactivated the HR20's, they would still require return of the Access Cards
only. I also asked if I gave away an HR20, could someone else activate it, and was told that they could not. The CSR seemed to be well versed in new DirecTV policy, and I believe this information accurately reflects current policy... however we know that doesn't mean that deviations won't occur, and I plan to be interred with the receivers so that if DirecTV later demands their return, all that is required is a simple exhumation.