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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by hayesb2, Sep 3, 2012.

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  1. jimmie57

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    Doesn't DirecTV actually blur the lines of what the OP is wanting to do when they put up a statement like this ?

    Now DIRECTV goes anywhere you go.
    DIRECTV lets you watch the same movies and shows anywhere, on your TVs at home, plus on your laptop, tablet, and
    your cell phone.
     
  2. flaguy

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    We lived in one state and had a vacation home in another state. I called DirecTV and they said that I could use mover's connection to setup a dish and connections at the second home. We went back and forth many times a year (not 52, but I never had any indication that there was a limit) and never had any hassle from DirecTV about changing the location address. I was told this complied with the user's agreement as long as only one location was being used at a time. It is not that much hassle to carry a receiver between locations.
     
  3. Mike Bertelson

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    I think the intent of that statement means you can watch at home on your TV or outside your house on a mobile device.

    I don't think that has anything to with having two different service locations.

    Mike
     
  4. spartanstew

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    Why not Nomad?
     
  5. Mike Bertelson

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    That would definitely work. I'm not sure that's the intent of the question.

    It would be kind tough watching Nomad transcoded programs on an HDTV in the house though.

    Mike
     
  6. spartanstew

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    I do it with an HDMI equipped laptop all the time.
     
  7. Mike Bertelson

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    I've done that with HBOGo/MaxGo but have tried a Nomad recording. How does it look on a big screen?

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  8. raott

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    Why is it illegal? Clearly having service at the same time at two locations is against the terms of service, but if he continually alerts D* he is going back and forth and never has service at the same residence at the same time, is that against the TOS?

    Not advocating he do something wrong, but I simply don't know. Is there a term and/or condition that says you can only change your service location x number of times?
     
  9. spartanstew

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    Well, I've only done it on a 42" screen and mainly with kids programming, so I can't judge the PQ very well, but it looks pretty good to me.
     
  10. Shades228

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    Leased receivers can't be swapped back and forth. You have to return them if you disconnect them.

    The OP needs 2 accounts and then when he's not there just drop it down to family package.

    No company is going to be "friendly" with this process because it begs it to be abused.
     
  11. peds48

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    no where close. this refers to DirecTV's every where platform, which covers Mobile devices and smart phones. not satellite subcriptions
     
  12. jimmie57

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    Depends on how it is interpreted. Both of their houses are their HOME.

    Now DIRECTV goes anywhere you go.
    DIRECTV lets you watch the same movies and shows anywhere, on your TVs at home, plus on your laptop, tablet, and
    your cell phone.
     
  13. peds48

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    :nono:

    you just dont get it, do you?

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  14. raott

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    So if I move, and don't use the movers connection, I have to send the receivers back?

    What if I move twice a year, once in the winter and once in the summer, are you saying two accounts are required?
     
  15. veryoldschool

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    Calling to get your address changed twice a year, is a fairly common accepted use.
    Calling every Friday and Monday, isn't the same and won't fly.
    If you setup two accounts, you're limited to how many times [and length] you can suspend an account.
    If you don't keep an account active, then the leased receivers need to be returned.
     
  16. dpeters11

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    There's a lot of things that trump marketing. Terms of Service are one of those. If someone can have one account for two houses, then someone could have one account at 5 houses.
     
  17. raott

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    What does the actual language of the terms and conditions say about it. Do they spell out a limit as to how many times your service address can be changed? OP was told it was "illegal" to do what he wants to do.

    Is the "fairly common accepted practice" technically against the terms and conditions?
     
  18. veryoldschool

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    I'd need to read the Terms Of Service.

    "Technically" you can't take your receiver to a tailgate party, but DirecTV doesn't throw you in jail over this.

    Calling and transferring your account to your vacation home, means you are complying with the TOS, as you only have one service address.
     
  19. jimmie57

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    Yep, the fine print sometimes is more important than the initial print. Marketing words and commercials have been the cause for a lot of angry customers in the past and present.
     
  20. peds48

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    you can suspend an account for up to six months. but bear in mind the contract stops as well. I guess the word "illegal" is a stretch. more like against DirecTV's TOS
     
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