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DirecTV Lease vs Buy Confusion


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#141 OFFLINE   Newshawk

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Posted 29 July 2006 - 09:48 AM

Yes it does, and don't forget that you own the dish, wiring and any multiswitches needed to distribute the sat signal. That's a lot of expensive equipment that may have to be replaced sooner or later.

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#142 OFFLINE   Wolffpack

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Posted 29 July 2006 - 10:20 AM

Yes it does, and don't forget that you own the dish, wiring and any multiswitches needed to distribute the sat signal. That's a lot of expensive equipment that may have to be replaced sooner or later.

Do you own the dish and switches if you're a new subscriber since March 1st?
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#143 OFFLINE   morgantown

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Posted 29 July 2006 - 10:34 AM

Do you own the dish and switches if you're a new subscriber since March 1st?


Yes. That is one rational for hitting you with the $150-$300 if you leave before the commitment is up. Any problems with that stuff and you have to negotate with DTV for a low cost fix, or pay what they ask -- or more likely, just fix it yourself.

The boxes are the only items leased. All the rest is still "yours." Just like if you upgrade to MPEG4, they don't want your (old) dish back. If you ask them to take it they will, but that is just the installer taking out the trash for you and not part of the lease program.
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#144 OFFLINE   tomcat11

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Posted 05 August 2006 - 01:12 AM

I purchased an H20 receiver from an on-line retailer in July. They advertised "own your own equipment" No lease agreement. Unfortunately I was unaware of this and other message boards at the time therfore unaware of the change to the lease only deal that D*was converting to. I activated it a couple of weeks ago with no problem. Now I have to wonder if my status is owned or leased?

My Question is having not asked to be owner activated can D* tell from my serial number or access card mumber if this is the old equipment with "no balance due" and therfore automatically set me up as owner activated?

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Posted 05 August 2006 - 02:45 AM

I purchased an H20 receiver from an on-line retailer in July. They advertised "own your own equipment" No lease agreement. Unfortunately I was unaware of this and other message boards at the time therfore unaware of the change to the lease only deal that D*was converting to. I activated it a couple of weeks ago with no problem. Now I have to wonder if my status is owned or leased?

My Question is having not asked to be owner activated can D* tell from my serial number or access card mumber if this is the old equipment with "no balance due" and therfore automatically set me up as owner activated?


No, by default they will set you up as leased. You may want to call DirecTV now.




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