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Give Old TIVO to neighbor

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by Bofurley, Aug 23, 2007.

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  1. Bofurley

    Bofurley Godfather

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    I had the HR 20 installed today, and am planning on giving my old Hughes. But when called to deactivate the receiver, the CSR said I could not do that!! This is the old tivo's which I have owned for several years -is there any reason I cannot give this away?
    Also, the neighbor will just take his card from his receiver and transfer it to this tivo.Any help? Suggrestions?
    Thanks bofurley.
     
  2. Michael D'Angelo

    Michael D'Angelo Lifetime Achiever

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    There should be no reason you cannot do that. But he will probably have to buy a new access card from DirecTV for $20. I don't think he can use one from another receiver.
     
  3. HDTVsportsfan

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    What Bmore said. If that is an "owned" receiver and not a leased receiver, you can do what you wish with it. If your neighbor has an access card from his existing account, and his existing account is in good standing, he should be able to talk them into reauthorizing on the TIVO box you're going to give him.

    Caveat....some older cards are not compatiable accross all receivers. In which case....see Bmore's post above.
     
  4. armophob

    armophob Difficulty Concen........

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    This is what I ran into selling mine on Ebay. D* said to trash the card. It cannot be transferred and it is no good for other equipment. They said the new owner will have to request a new card for it, and it will be linked to the equipments serial #.
     
  5. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    I agree completely. I've given a TiVo to a friend and it was no problem for either of us. They even waived the $20 since he was a new DVR user.
     
  6. armophob

    armophob Difficulty Concen........

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    Just keep in mind that a HR10-250 is still fetching $200+ on ebay. Make sure this is a real good neighbor. :)
     
  7. Bofurley

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    I am sorry, i wasn't very clear on the old Tivo, the one I am giving my neighbor is ther HNS model GXCEBOTD, so all can see, it is a really old tivo, but works perfectly.
    thanks to all for your feed back.
    bofurley
     
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