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  1. Jack428

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    Can you still purchase (lease) a receiver from solid signal or ebay (HR24) and activate without a DTV installer coming to the house?
     
  2. SledgeHammer

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    You can if you pay full price from Solid Signal. eBay may or may not be activatable period depending on various things.
     
  3. dreadlk

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    Yep solid signal will sell err lease a box at full price and ship it to you.
     
  4. TheRatPatrol

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    There’s still confusion on whether or not Solid Signal can access AT&T accounts, and whether or not AT&T will activate receivers bought on third party sites.
     
  5. WestDC

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    Yes, You can still order a Leased Receiver from SS -( However) You will need to call D* to have it activated (not SS) as in th epast as they can no longer work with your account.
     
  6. Rich

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    The idea that they can "sell" a "leased" box seems to be a contradiction in terms, doesn't it? When somebody leases a car you ever hear them say they "bought" a leased car? What have you ever "bought" that was truly leased?

    Thru venting, couldn't help myself. Wasn't trying to argue, I knew what you meant.

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    And last I looked....their website did a terrible job of letting the customer know that what they are getting are refurbs.

     
  8. dreadlk

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    No worries Lol. I am just as confused as you are!
    If SS was charging $30 I could understand. The fact that they charge full market price or at least what in my opinion is the value of the box makes the lease thing sound ridiculous. Could you imagine just giving back an HR54 after two years and then It gets leased again for its cost price! It’s criminal.
     
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    Ever hear of a EULA (End User License Agreement)? When you purchase software you don't own the software you purchase the right to use the software. Same theory applies to purchasing leased equipment. When you purchase leased equipment you don't own the equipment you purchase the right to use the equipment. The purchase price covers the cost of research and development, manufacturing and distribution. The lease fee covers the cost of software development for the equipment, maintenance and repair, ect. This theory is used in other business like real estate (rent to own) and retail (stores like Rent-A-Center).
     
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  10. SledgeHammer

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    They aren't charging full price. $299 is the lease fee. Full price is like $599 or something like that.
     
  11. James Long

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    Full purchase price is difficult to state when AT&T DIRECTV no longer sells the receiver (lease only).

    It is a lease fee whether one pays DIRECTV or Solid Signal.
     
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  12. Rich

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    I have no problems with Solid Signal, I buy things from them and I've never had any problems. But I just looked at HRs and you are correct. Not one mention of them being refurbs. That I don't like. We know they have to be refurbs but Joe Sixpack won't. That doesn't seem fair. Sure sounds like the HRs are new from the offering. Kinda doubt they put new HDDs in them.

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    Yup, should be a crime of some sort. What bothers me are the posts I've read over the years by folks that have "purchased" HRs from sites that don't fully explain the leased/owned thing clearly and find themselves with a used DVR. I can understand the outrage they feel.

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    Seeing they are LEASED att/Directv owns them and they don't care about "NEW" the receivers are already their property
     
  15. Rich

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    Don't you think there should be an end to the lease? Or a reduced price because it's used?

    Rich
     
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    This is why Directv doesn't call the monthly per receiver charges lease payments, because there would have to be an end to the payments if it was a lease. For their purposes the receivers are leased at $0/month, so you never pay it off. The $7 charge is a "per TV fee" or whatever they call it in the bill.
     
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    And what do they call the $10 HD fee and the $10 DVR fee? Are those considered pixel lease fees and hard drive lease fees? :D.
     
  18. slice1900

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    Well it could be worse, I just heard about a cable company (maybe it was here I heard about it) that charges customers $16.95 a month for being able to rewind and other 'trick play' features on live TV! Talk about a screw job!
     
  19. James Long

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    Technology fees. (Advanced receiver fees.)
     
  20. dreadlk

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    Lol these posts are funny :)
    It’s amazing how large companies stick it to the customer with a well lubricated stick! As if people can’t see the lie. Personally I wish they would just come forward and say that they are going to double dip me for each receiver. It would be a dry jab but at least it would be less insulting to my intelligence.
     
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