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How long can I waite to ativate new receiver


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#1 OFFLINE   bflora

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 05:37 PM

I ordered a new dvr to replace a hr10 that was constantly rebooting. It now appears it was a d* problem with D*Tivos and that I probably don't need the new dvr. I can return it but would have to pay shipping cost and I really wouldn't mind keeping the new dvr for later use since I have several older receivers. Is there any time limit on how long I can keep a new dvr without activating it?

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#2 OFFLINE   carl6

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 05:40 PM

I believe it is supposed to be activated within 30 days. I do not know what happens if you don't, or whether or not you would be able to activate it in the future.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:26 PM

I believe it is supposed to be activated within 30 days. I do not know what happens if you don't, or whether or not you would be able to activate it in the future.


There's a non activation fee.

OP you won't pay D&H you can either refuse the shipment or call DIRECTV and they can send you a label.
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:08 PM

The replacement receiver MUST be used to replace the receiver in question, failure to do so, will result in charges to your account.

#5 OFFLINE   bflora

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:35 PM

I ordered the new receiver from an online retailer. They have returns on receivers for 14 days as long as it's not activated and in original packaging. I would have to pay shipping.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:42 AM

You should keep the newer DVR.
You are loosing a lot of available programming with that HR10. It only can decode MPG2 transmissions. Not, the newest MPG4 HD programming.

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#7 OFFLINE   Steveb_77

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:01 PM

The replacement receiver MUST be used to replace the receiver in question, failure to do so, will result in charges to your account.


Yep, $150 is a lot of cash to pay for non-activation!

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:57 AM

Yep, $150 is a lot of cash to pay for non-activation!


This fee is Directv reserving the right to charge you if you fail to activate a receiver.

I really think the non-activation fees are like unicorns... I have heard of them, but never actually seen them.




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