How many 'flavors' of commercial accounts are there?
There would be bars.
But what about an employee (only) break room at the bar? What about the owners private office? The owners private residence upstairs? An apartment in the same building?
Then nursing homes.
a head system with 30 D* receivers, and 30 modulators piped to residents rooms only. Same system connected to a TV in a common area for the residents (activity room). Same system connected to a TV in a public waiting room. Same system connected to a TV in the beauty parlor operated by nursing home staff. Beauty parlor operated by a independent contractor. Beauty parlor operated by a chain like Quick Cuts. Same system providing dish signal directly to a resident room for their own account. Receiver in owners private living quarters. Receiver in owners private office with or with out his private residence in the building.
Oil change store
waiting room for customers, owners office, employee break room
See where this is headed? I bet there are different rules for most if not all these scenarios, and also, it looks like the rules have changed over time.
There may not be a rule for every situation, and anything that winds up in court is going to be a crap shoot (unfortunately) as to how vague and imprecise rules get interpretted by judiciary after lawyers and experts have totally confused the issue(s).
Even on residential accounts, there are confusing situations I can imagine. Couple separates, husband moves into apartment with an existing dish connection and connects 1 receiver he took from home. When does D* want him on his own account? When he moves out? When divorce is filed? Or when divorce is granted? Will D* combine accounts if divorce is called off at any of those steps and husband moves back home if the husband has (prematurely) gotten his own account? will D* treat a seperated spouse as a mover for a movers connection? LOL, what if seperated spouse winds up living in his private office at the bar he owns?
I'm thinking there are so many gray areas DirecTV is going to say both yes and no to virtually every 'weird' scenario that turns up, especially if someone calls more than once. Even relatively 'simple' questions posed to DirecTV (can I activate RID 0299 9143 1111 on my account?) get different answers depending who you talk to and when, how can we expect D* to have a 'clue' on any of the weird permutations that turn up ?