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Receiver limit

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by CG Tustin, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. CG Tustin

    CG Tustin Mentor

    Sep 17, 2007
    Hi guys...

    This may have been answered in a prior post, but is there a limit of how many receivers you can have w/Direct TV? My boss is telling me there is 6, but I think there may be a waiver for that (I am trying to convert him from cable...)

  2. say-what

    say-what Active Member

    Dec 14, 2006
    New Orleans
    There are people here with way more than 6
  3. Tom Robertson

    Tom Robertson Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    New customers are sometimes limited depending upon how their credit report looks. After they build a good history with DIRECTV, they can usually add more. (I'm up to 12 right now.) :)

  4. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    I know of a few here that have maybe twice that active now, so...
  5. Aztec Pilot

    Aztec Pilot Legend

    Oct 11, 2007
    I believe 6 is a limit that directv will send for a new install. I am sure exceptions are made. There is nothing stopping him from buying online, and saving money, the additional recievers he needs.

    If he needs more than six HD recievers, he is probably an advanced user. Therefore, he should consider ordering a couple boxes from Directv, get the dish installed, then customize the rest of his setup on his own.
  6. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    There are also limits to the "free standard installation", which I believe is four receivers. But don't confuse that with a limit on the total number of receivers you can have.
  7. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    Yes, the technology is very scalable, so there isn't really a technical limit. Depending on your credit, as has been mentioned, there may be a limit to the number you are permitted to activate at once.
  8. turey22

    turey22 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 30, 2007
    No limit on how many receivers you can have per account. As a new customer you can only order a limit of 6 recievers per order. 2 HD recievers per order placed through DirecTV.com or csr. You can of course get more if your go buy them from a retail dealer or Ebay.
  9. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

    Mar 18, 2008
    Ordering through a dealer might be a better scenario for systems larger then 6.
  10. dave29

    dave29 New Member

    Feb 18, 2007
    12 here, all were not installed at once though.
  11. Tom Robertson

    Tom Robertson Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    Slacker! :) Some of yours are still SD... (Ok, I have one test SD DVR, I'll let us both have that one.) :lol:

    (And I know I'm going to eat these words real soon as there are people here who have more than we do.) :D
  12. dave29

    dave29 New Member

    Feb 18, 2007
    The R16 and R22 are in each of my daughters rooms.
    The D10 is actually the Samsung Flip Top with built in receiver, I'll never get rid of that baby unless it dies. :)

    I will probably upgrade the R16 soon, so everything(but the SL10D10) will be Directv "in house" software.
  13. David MacLeod

    David MacLeod New Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    doesn't 20 or so kick you into a business account, no matter who installed?
  14. SDizzle

    SDizzle Hall Of Fame

    Jan 1, 2007
    Roseville, CA
    What's SD?:confused::lol:
  15. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

    Mar 18, 2008
    No it doesn't commercial accounts are only for commercial properties. Commercial packages are setup completely different in pricing and would not be used for household accounts.

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