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Buying an HD Receiver?


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#1 OFFLINE   Roberth638

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:56 AM

I am a current DirecTV subscriber.

I just bought an HD TV for the kitchen. In order to get an HD receiver from DirecTV at a great price, they want me to sign for two years.

Here are my questions:

I have noted that I can buy an HD receiver on eBay.

Is there something wrong with that?

Are people selling receivers they actually own or are they selling DirecTV property?

If I can get one a great price, why wouldn't I go the route?

Thanks for your help!!

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#2 OFFLINE   veryoldschool

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:21 PM

I am a current DirecTV subscriber.

I just bought an HD TV for the kitchen. In order to get an HD receiver from DirecTV at a great price, they want me to sign for two years.

Here are my questions:

I have noted that I can buy an HD receiver on eBay.

Is there something wrong with that?

Are people selling receivers they actually own or are they selling DirecTV property?

If I can get one a great price, why wouldn't I go the route?

Thanks for your help!!

"MOST" receivers are leased, so they're owned by DirecTV.
"Some" used receivers have been owned by the customer.
Before buying anything you think is owned, get the serial number and check with DirecTV as to how their system lists this receiver. If it's listed as owned, then you can buy a new access card from DirecTV and activate it on your account, if it comes from a customer who's account is in good standing with DirecTV.

"More often than not", you're looking at a leased receiver that may or may not be of any use to you.
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#3 OFFLINE   Rent_Share

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:41 AM

"MOST" receivers are leased, so they're owned by DirecTV.
"Some" used receivers have been owned by the customer.
Before buying anything you think is owned, get the serial number and check with DirecTV as to how their system lists this receiver. If it's listed as owned, then you can buy a new access card from DirecTV and activate it on your account, if it comes from a customer who's account is in good standing with DirecTV.

"More often than not", you're looking at a leased receiver that may or may not be of any use to you.


get the RECEIVER ID # and check with DirecTV as to how their system lists this receiver.

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#4 OFFLINE   CCarncross

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 06:47 AM

I am a current DirecTV subscriber.

I just bought an HD TV for the kitchen. In order to get an HD receiver from DirecTV at a great price, they want me to sign for two years.

Here are my questions:

I have noted that I can buy an HD receiver on eBay.

Is there something wrong with that?

Are people selling receivers they actually own or are they selling DirecTV property?

If I can get one a great price, why wouldn't I go the route?

Thanks for your help!!


You still pay the $6 per additional receiver whether you buy or lease...maybe you knew that, maybe you didnt. if you really dont have a plan to leave in the next 2 years, sometimes its just easier to get it directly from D*.

#5 OFFLINE   The Merg

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:44 AM

get the RECEIVER ID # and check with DirecTV as to how their system lists this receiver.


And you specifically want to contact the Access Card Team at DirecTV. Verify that the receiver is owned, there is no outstanding balance on it, and that you would be able to activate it.

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