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Your Own Receiver?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by docquesting, Mar 26, 2006.

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  1. docquesting

    docquesting Cool Member

    Mar 7, 2006
    Would owning one without a card work even after cancling services? And aslo would owning one with card work afterwords as well?
  2. Newshawk

    Newshawk Hall Of Fame

    Sep 3, 2004
    Sure! You'd get channels 100, 200, 201, 500 and so on... all the D* preview channels would come in. None of the channels you'd WANT to get would come in, however.
  3. JLucPicard

    JLucPicard Hall Of Fame

    Apr 27, 2004
    What are you actually asking about? Whether the receiver would continue to get programming? As Newshawk said, only the preview type channels. Although, one without the card may just give a "Please insert card" message.

    Are you asking about whether you had previously owned a receiver (card or no card), would it be considered owned if you reactivated it now?

    I'm not quite sure what you're asking about.
  4. iceman2a

    iceman2a Icon

    Dec 30, 2005
    Hudson, FL...
    No rcvr would work without a card! When you cancel service, they will program the card to only rcv the chnls listed above! When you subscribe to service they will program the card to authorize the channels you subscribe!
  5. directvfreak

    directvfreak Godfather

    Feb 1, 2006
    I have found out, if you call directv to de-activate a receiver, disconnect the receiver from the satellite jack before you call. Give them the info, and then after your done talking to them wait a little bit (20 min.) then recconect the cable. You will still get programmimg for a little while.
  6. docquesting

    docquesting Cool Member

    Mar 7, 2006
    Ha that last comment was what I was looking for. Am wondering then though ff there was someway you could keep the card hmm and just give back the receiver. Or as you stated might be worth just buying the thing out right if that really works. Def keep that in mind thanks.
  7. boba

    boba Hall Of Fame

    May 23, 2003
    The card and receiver are mated so 1 without the other won't work. Even if you miss the deactivation signal by disconnecting the receiver the card will deactivate within a month. There is no way you can watch for free.
  8. TigersFanJJ

    TigersFanJJ Hall Of Fame

    Feb 17, 2006
    Yeah, you'll lose everything withing a couple of weeks.

    You didn't seriously think that D* would make it that easy for you to STEAL their service, did you?
  9. Malibu13

    Malibu13 Lifetime Achiever

    Sep 12, 2004
    N.E North...
    Guys, although the thread is staying generally "On-Topic", some posts are touching the edge of receiving programming by not-so legitmate means. Keep it neat. :)

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