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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by tylorert, Sep 19, 2019.

  1. tylorert

    tylorert Active Member

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    So I came up with a random idea of starting to referbish HR's. New drives if needed. Full cleaning full wipe. The works. Powersupply testing. Im open to people donating recevers. I dont think DirecTV is still referbising older HRs

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  2. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Per "DIRECTV Equipment Lease Agreement'..."You have no right to sell, give away, transfer, pledge, mortgage, alter or tamper with the equipment".
     
  3. tylorert

    tylorert Active Member

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    What if it was owned equipment? I dont think they really care.

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  4. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Very few people own DIRECTV equipment.
     
  5. tylorert

    tylorert Active Member

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    I registered a one was leased H24 and HR24 and no one stopped me

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  6. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Again, very few people own DIRECTV equipment. When people subscribe to DIRECTV they sign a Equipment Lease Agreement and are accountable if they violate that agreement. You're only 17 and have a lot to learn about the business world.
     
  7. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Talk to a lawyer. You need legal advice before starting such a business.

    Be aware that MOST equipment is leased. If you are lucky enough to find or have donated "owned" equipment you would be very lucky. If you spent time and money refurbishing equipment that could not be activated you would be wasting your and your customer's time.

    Can you guarantee that every receiver you refurbish would be able to be activated? If not, it is a major risk.
     
  8. tylorert

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    I don't plan on doing this as a business. More or less charity. I was thinking of offering HR's with SSD's and just charge for parts plus $10 for labor. Itll depend on the shape of the HR's. I dont think D* are doing it anymore
     
  9. tylorert

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    Even if I dont make full ROI, it would be nice to know that I'm helping someone out get what they want. I have lots of time and I can get a handful of DVR's for free.
     
  10. MysteryMan

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    DIRECTV equipment have a protective seal (the one on my HR54-200 says "Warranty Void if Broken or Removed"). To do what you propose you would have to break that seal, thus violating the DIRECTV Equipment Lease Agreement.
     
  11. tylorert

    tylorert Active Member

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    there are ways around it ;)
     
  12. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    James Long told you to seek legal advice and talk with a lawyer before venturing into what you propose. A assure you a lawyer would strongly advise you not to do that.
     
  13. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

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    What you describe isn't a charity; it is a business. Just because you won't charge much/won't make any money, doesn't mean it isn't a business.

    James' advice to get a lawyer before you start such an endeavor is a solid idea.
     
  14. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Given that he's only 17 I suggest he check the municipal code where he lives about the age requirement for obtaining a business license.
     
  15. tylorert

    tylorert Active Member

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    18. I checked. I wanna do server hosting

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  16. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Well, then all you have left to do is the following...Prepare a business plan...Create a business logo, cards and stationary... Meet the legal requirements for the business you want to start...Select an accountant and attorney...Get the necessary tax ID numbers, licenses and permits...Insure your business...Open a business bank account...Arrange your business accounting and apply for loans...Establish a business line of credit...Ready your workspace.
     
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    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    And a few other things (having started a non-profit corporation myself). No small endeavor. However, just researching and identifying/documenting what it takes will be a worthwhile exercise in and of itself. If/when you are ready to start a business, you will benefit from what you have learned. And perhaps, you will still want to pursue this. However, this specific case you suggest is not a good business plan, as it is unlikely anyone would be able to actually activate and use the product you will produce (as I noted above).

    But do keep thinking, do keep considering options and things you can do. That is how nobody's like Bill Gates, Paul Allen, and a few other billionaires around the world got started. Don't want to discourage your initiative, just want to help you focus in the right direction. Good luck!
     
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  18. sigma1914

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    You literally just described a business lol
     
  19. tylorert

    tylorert Active Member

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    Well okay. I wish I could do something to older HR's. I love these boxes and I wanna see them in a future. I hate just taking out the hard drives
     
  20. Rich

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    That's the only thing you can do to improve performance.

    Rich
     

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