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C41-100nclient question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by trojwl, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. trojwl

    trojwl New Member

    Feb 19, 2014
    Currently have main unit (HD DVR) with two C41-100 clients. If I go to Ebay and buy another client, is it just plug and play or do I have to get DirecTV involved?
  2. capnp72

    capnp72 New Member

    Jan 10, 2014
    Johnsburg, IL
    I'm pretty sure the client would have to be activated by Directv and since almost all genies and clients are leased it's highly unlikely they would activate it on your account. You can get one from an authorized dealer such as solidsignal and get it activated without issue. If you get any hardware from ebay, get the serial number and call directv to make sure it can be activated on your account.
  3. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2002
    Yes you need to call DIRECTV to get a client license added to your account, unless you have an existing client you want to replace it with. Plus there are no 'owned' clients, if you add a C41, C31 or C41W to your account it will start a new 2 year commitment AFAIK.
  4. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    Of course with any ebay sale you should call DIRECTV and confirm that the product can be transferred to you, unless you are sure you are working with a legitimate DIRECTV dealer.
  5. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 26, 2010
    Texas City, TX
    It is best to just call and add one to your account and let them come out and install it. Probably for the same cost or less than you buying one somewhere else.
  6. trojwl

    trojwl New Member

    Feb 19, 2014
    Actually I can get one on my doorstep in two days for a lot less money. Also I have thirty-plus years experience in control systems and electronics. I'm pretty sure I could follow instructions.
  7. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

    Jan 10, 2008
    Then go for it. Just make sure to double check with DirecTV if you can in fact activate such client
  8. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 26, 2010
    Texas City, TX
    Not questioning your ability to hook one up. I can do the same and have done it in the past.
    When I added an HR24 they came out and installed it for me and the total cost to me was $50. If I had bought the receiver at Solid Signal it was $199.
    Then there was coax to be ran, etc.

    Have you asked them what they would charge to add one ? You are not obligated to add it just for asking.
  9. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    At $32.50 just for shipping, you would think it would be there quicker than two days.

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