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Discussion in 'DIRECTV SD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by mashandhogan, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. mashandhogan

    mashandhogan Legend

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    Let me get this straight: If I get an owned reciever, can I activate it and deactivate it on my account as many times as I wish without returning the equipment or access card??

    Also, when you call DTV to get a new access card, do you have to have the previous card (because the one on eb* I am looking at doesn't [or at least I think])
     
  2. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    Yes.
    No.
     
  3. mashandhogan

    mashandhogan Legend

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    Will D* charge me by the day?
     
  4. ndole

    ndole Problem Solver

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    For service? Nope.
     
  5. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    Different discussion and not relevant to the OP

    Yes, basically (at least that's how it worked a couple of years ago, when I used to do it).

    If you activate for $5 per month and then deactivate it 3 days later, you'll get a $4.50 credit.
     
  6. mashandhogan

    mashandhogan Legend

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    I am asking, how will theycharge the "mirroring fee.", which would be $0.16/day if my research is correct (partial month charge)
     
  7. mashandhogan

    mashandhogan Legend

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    THANK YOU:)
     
  8. ndole

    ndole Problem Solver

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    Ah, gotcha. I didn't understand your meaning. Should be a partial credit on your bill.
     
  9. matt

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    Remember, when shopping for a used receiver to always check the receiver ID with the access card distribution team (ACDT). Often, whoever first answers the phone at DIRECTV insists they can help with this, and more often than not, they give inaccurate, incomplete, and just downright wrong information. Make sure you are talking to the access card distribution team when calling. If the first person you talk to won't transfer you there, call back and speak to someone else that will.

    The receiver must have a receiver ID
    The receiver must have been owned on the last account it was active on
    The receiver must disconnected, no longer receiving programming service
    The last account the receiver was on must be in good standing and not past due or in collections

    Make certain the agent is looking at the last active account. Some agents are new, and even though they should know better, they sometimes mistakenly think if it was ever leased or ever on an account in bad standing ever in its life it is no good. This is completely incorrect thinking. If all four above are good, then you will be able to use it.
     
  10. Chris Blount

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    I have an owned receiver in our guest bedroom as well and activate/de-activate it as needed. D* only charges me the days I have it activated. Same thing with my Sat-Go portable system when we go on camping trips.
     
  11. mashandhogan

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    The CSR (I think I was in the access card department) ran the number and said it would be a good piece of equipment
     
  12. matt

    matt New Member

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    Good. :)

    Don't be afraid to double check either. :D
     
  13. mashandhogan

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    I just ordered a D10, (I am moving soon, and that will be a SWM setup). Will DTV still activate a Nonswm reciever on an SWM setup. (I plan to use two dishes) (I'm too cheap to buy a SWM8:D)
     
  14. Richierich

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    So it is Prorated. Good to Know.
     
  15. NR4P

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    Its pretty quick too.
    I temporarily deactivated one receiver two weeks ago and on my bill that came today, the partial month's credit was already there.

    Now that's great service.
     
  16. mashandhogan

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    Do you have to return the access card everytime you deactivate the reciever?
     
  17. davring

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    No
     
  18. hidefman

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    The D10 can be setup on the SWM's legacy port. Not sure if it is officially supported that way, so tech might not do it. If allowed, you should be good to go if the installer will do that.
     

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