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Receiver limits?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by charlie460, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. Sep 4, 2013 #1 of 54
    charlie460

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    Does DirecTV limit the number of receivers you're allowed to have on one account? I'm thinking of adding an 8th but want to make sure this is considered acceptable.

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  2. Sep 4, 2013 #2 of 54
    Joe Tylman

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    No
     
  3. Sep 4, 2013 #3 of 54
    trh

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    They do limit the number of Genies to one on an account.
     
  4. Sep 4, 2013 #4 of 54
    dpeters11

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    Though there is a point where the install gets fairly complex and some installers may not have experience with it, particularly when it requires 2 SWM 16s. Would the 8th receiver bring you up to 16 tuners or less? If you would be self installing, just remember to not overload a side of the swm16, each side maxes out at 8 tuners.


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  5. Sep 4, 2013 #5 of 54
    goober22

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    Can't speak for the Genies, but I had 9 units on my account for 4 years, now down to 8 this year.
     
  6. Sep 4, 2013 #6 of 54
    peds48

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    There is an account that I know of that has 56 receivers.
     
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    longrider

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    Is that a residential account? If so, how big is the mansion??
     
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    Jacob Braun

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    This isn't Dish Network! :D

    But yeah I've seen accounts that have 30, 40 or more receivers. 8 is nothing unusual.
     
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    slice1900

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    Are those 56 receiver or "30, 40 or more" accounts residential? Commercial I can easily see (I'm close to 30 myself) but its hard to imagine for a residential account.

    I couldn't ever see that in one house, no matter how big. But I guess if one had a large estate with a bunch of other structures like a boathouse, cottages for guests and so on. Or maybe a big stable and each horse gets his own TV :)
     
  10. dpeters11

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    Isn't that like $330 in mirroring fees alone?
     
  11. The Merg

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    If you can afford a house that has 56 TV's, that mirroring fee is a drop in the bucket...

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    Wow, if it is a residential account I guess you have to use commercial MDU (MFH-2) equipment for a practical installation of it though.
     
  13. peds48

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    Huge house multiple buildings in the property
     
  14. peds48

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    as Merg said, this is nothing for this person. they pay (way more!) more to the person who takes care of the dog! lawn care is about $4000 a month
     
  15. peds48

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    Exactly
     
  16. peds48

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    Nope, just regular "residential" equipment. multiple dishes though. there are 4 different "buildings" within the residence.
     
  17. peds48

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    PITA to find the receiver to be IV tested every time some one goes there. this in itself is a chore
     
  18. inkahauts

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    PITA to find the receiver to be IV tested every time some one goes there. this in itself is a chore
    they need to mark it somehow at the switches which one to use...


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  19. dpeters11

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    as Merg said, this is nothing for this person. they pay (way more!) more to the person who takes care of the dog! lawn care is about $4000 a month


    Good point. I just can't fathom the life of a "1/10th'er" I guess.


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  20. peds48

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    But it varies every time.
     

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