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Activations no longer available for receivers without an RID

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Doug Brott, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. Aug 4, 2010 #81 of 105
    BAHitman

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    I would imagine they are working toward getting rid of the old method of delivering guide data, and eventually, they will be swapping out remaining "OLD" recievers for newer units such as D12 and/or HD equipment. The more of these that are active on accounts, the more they will need to replace for free. Not to mention there is potential signal integrity benefits (stopping people from stealing).

    Or, maybe they are out of the older access cards, and the newer ones are not compatible with the older recievers.
     
  2. Aug 4, 2010 #82 of 105
    billphx

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    My call to business customer service said they would not activate a SD-DVR40 (with RID) under any circumstances.

    Another call to residential said the same.

    Yet another call to residential said that I *could* activate the receiver.

    Seems the CSRs are confused about the policy...

    bill
     
  3. Aug 4, 2010 #83 of 105
    bubbagscotch

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    I think you should request to speak to the access card department when you talk to a CSR. I think you'll have better success at activating that sdvr.
     
  4. Aug 4, 2010 #84 of 105
    matt

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    If you are activating an owned IRD for the first time, you definitely need to talk to the ACDT when activating it. When talking to a regular CSR, the best advice I can give you is to play dumb. If it was already active on your account, just say "I would like to turn on one of my receivers ending in RID XXXX OR card XXXX" if you don't have a RID and see where that gets you.
     
  5. Aug 5, 2010 #85 of 105
    Rich

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    I think the HD TiVos are used mostly for OTA. But, you could sell just about anything on eBay to somebody.

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  6. Aug 5, 2010 #86 of 105
    Rich

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    Try this number, it is the direct line to the Access Card Team: redacted. They usually know what's going on. Not always, but usually. I just called and was told that the Series 2, such as the SD-DVR40, TiVos will still be activated. The Series 2 TiVos were the first to have RID numbers, I think.

    Rich
     
  7. Aug 5, 2010 #87 of 105
    matt

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    I noticed an "OTA only" option when I set it up. Can they be used as stand alone DVRs for someone with just an antenna and no D* service?
     
  8. Aug 5, 2010 #88 of 105
    matt

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    Hello.... :D that number is going in the Rolodex.... :D
     
  9. Aug 5, 2010 #89 of 105
    Rich

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    I don't know how I got that number, don't remember. Usually no waiting at all. But, all those CSRs really know how to do is what is related to access cards. I use them to activate owned HRs and if something goes wrong with the activation, they give up and send me to the Protection Plan. Good number to have.

    You still use a Rolodex, Matt? :)

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  10. Aug 5, 2010 #90 of 105
    matt

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    I wish I had one. I keep everything in my head. If I don't know your number, you don't call me enough is my policy:)

    I thought it was stupid how many times I see "lost my phone, need your #" on facebook posts, so I decided a couple years ago to dial manually. Works great when my phone is dead and I need to call someone on a different phone (or phone can if one is handy and I have my butt-set in the truck!) :D
     
  11. Aug 5, 2010 #91 of 105
    Rich

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    I've never had a problem with phone numbers but every time I get a new computer I forget to download my email addresses. Rolodex-es were really handy. Never large enough, tho.

    Rich
     
  12. Aug 5, 2010 #92 of 105
    matt

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    Good thing I wrote that number down :D Looks like it is something I need to keep to myself :)
     
  13. Aug 5, 2010 #93 of 105
    csgo

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    The self-nominated DirecTV cops are out in force.
     
  14. Aug 6, 2010 #94 of 105
    codespy

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    SD-DVR40, 80, and 120's HAVE RID's, as do the HR10's.

    HDVR2's have no RID's and they are Series 2. That is all I can disclose at this point, and they will work for a long time whether deactivated or not.

    Other Series 2 DTiVo's fall into this category too.
     
  15. Aug 6, 2010 #95 of 105
    my1423

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    Still works as of 07/25/10

    You can take any active card from any unit. Rid included!
    Stick it into a NON rid unit and call the 1800 and refresh services ext 722 721 ect and it will work. Almost any extension gets a full refresh. This divorces then remarries the card. You can then take that same card and place it back into the rid it came from and do the 1800 and it will again work. Safe to play with.

    Card not go to another rid that is not active. The rid number must be active.

    Hughes hbh gaboa e series ect are all way faster and have more options then the d1x series.

    Still love my UTV over the r15 r16. Wish my hr23 was as fast and RELIABLE at recording. Easier to use too. Down to one from 6 Because i need hd, and dead #2 tuners. Website thinks im running an r16. Gaboa in place of a d10.
     
  16. Aug 6, 2010 #96 of 105
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    You are correct. This is how I periodically update my HDVR2's. Just don't let DTV know about this so they don't close the loophole. :D
     
  17. Aug 6, 2010 #97 of 105
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    Yeah, I know some of the older Series 2 TiVos don't have RID numbers. Only have one that falls into that category.

    Rich
     
  18. Aug 7, 2010 #98 of 105
    bubbagscotch

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    So is it safe to say that it will be about 5 years for the next level to go to all MPEG4 equipment?
     
  19. Aug 7, 2010 #99 of 105
    billphx

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    Ok... activated new card on an old receiver with a RID. Works fine.

    Moved card to HDVR2, called in and did the ext. 722 refresh.
    HDVR2 still gives "you have inserted the wrong card" message.

    This should work, right?

    thanks
    bill
     
  20. Aug 8, 2010 #100 of 105
    Edmund

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    No, it should not, and won't any longer, subject of the thread.
     

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