It's still violating the ToS as well as FCC guidelines. The FCC part is that you are willingly receiving local channels in a market that DIRECTV is not authorized to broadcast them in on a residential account.
The ToS part is that the service is also active at both locations unless you have deactivated the other receivers completely in the system.
If you were to change your address it would be the same thing for the other address given the markets.
Given the small time frames you're in the location I would look into just using your directv.com account and potentially a Genie Go. You could setup another account or call your local cable company as well to see what basic service is.
depends what you consider "active" receivers...they're unplugged and nobody is at the other house, so i don't see them as being active. the only receiver active and plugged in is the one i have with me. if you want to say that it's them being active on the account, fine...let's assume that when i'm back in NY in july i bring all receivers with me. now they're all at the same location...
as for the FCC guidelines, i'm attempting to remedy that by changing the service address - which was the point of my original post.
basic cable would also be a waste of money, just like the antenna. same for a second account...why would i even consider setting up a second account for a home that's hopefully going to be sold by this time next year (god willing)?
all i want to do is use the directv service i'm already paying for while i'm at the old house, where there's already a dish on the roof since i had service here for many years before moving to CA. i'm not trying to scam anyone here, just use the service i'm paying for...
Edited by matty8199, 13 May 2014 - 10:34 AM.