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So we're canceling Directv because we just don't watch that much TV any more. We are not under contract. We have 3 receivers, an HR21 DTV put in and two HR24s that I purchased at launch from newegg for $180.33 each. Directv is claiming they own the HR21 and one??? of my HR24s. What? And they're threatening us with an $850 tab if the HR24 is not returned.......
 

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Sorry to tell you but if you "bought" the HR24s from Newegg for $180 then you didn't really buy them. You paid the up front lease fee and they do still belong to DirecTV so you will have to send them back. You also most likely don't own the HR21. I would call back and talk to someone else, because I think they were wrong and you most likely have to return all 3.

Usually to actually buy a DirecTV receiver you have to pay a lot more money than that, especially if you get a new one. I believe DirecTV charges $450 or something like that for them if you can even find a person that knows how to actually sell you an owned unit. The vast majority of DirecTV HD receivers (H2x models) and HD-DVRs (HR2x models) are leased not owned.
 

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All DIRECTV equipment offers are for leased equipment only. Equipment costs, particularly for advanced products such as HD and/or DVR receivers, can be sizable and provides customers with a more affordable alternative.

As of 3/1/06 DIRECTV® now requires a 24 month commitment and all equipment must be returned to DIRECTV® if customer cancels service with DIRECTV®
 

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You must have just forgotten that you leased that unit based on your post here:

http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=2441539#post2441539

It was 2 1/2 years ago so maybe you just forgot?

Either way, obviously the HR24 is useless without Directv service so just return it and everyone is happy.
I do have a leased HR20 that I deactivated a few months ago. Directv said they didn't want it back but I can't do anything with it.
Do I recycle it? Put it in the landfill? Strip it for parts?
 

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ladannen said:
You must have just forgotten that you leased that unit based on your post here:

http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=2441539#post2441539

It was 2 1/2 years ago so maybe you just forgot?

Either way, obviously the HR24 is useless without Directv service so just return it and everyone is happy.
I do have a leased HR20 that I deactivated a few months ago. Directv said they didn't want it back but I can't do anything with it.
Do I recycle it? Put it in the landfill? Strip it for parts?
Very helpful.

I am keeping my HR20, deactivated, around in case I find I again want OTA reception. Slim chance, but not none.
 

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PCampbell said:
Send them back, if you do not have Directv then the recevres are just doorstops.
Expensive ones! :sure:

You will get billed and possibly hit collections if you thumb your nose at them- ( or just about any service or equipment provider. )
 

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ladannen said:
You must have just forgotten that you leased that unit based on your post here:

http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=2441539#post2441539

It was 2 1/2 years ago so maybe you just forgot?

Either way, obviously the HR24 is useless without Directv service so just return it and everyone is happy.
I do have a leased HR20 that I deactivated a few months ago. Directv said they didn't want it back but I can't do anything with it.
Do I recycle it? Put it in the landfill? Strip it for parts?
BOOM....hahahaha
 

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ladannen said:
You must have just forgotten that you leased that unit based on your post here:

http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=2441539#post2441539

It was 2 1/2 years ago so maybe you just forgot?

Either way, obviously the HR24 is useless without Directv service so just return it and everyone is happy.
I do have a leased HR20 that I deactivated a few months ago. Directv said they didn't want it back but I can't do anything with it.
Do I recycle it? Put it in the landfill? Strip it for parts?
this can be use by DirecTV against the OP. :lol:
 

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spartanstew said:
Because if it's owned (which they usually think), they can sell it.
Or keep it till they decide to activate again, if canceling service and have second thoughts :D
 

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I do not know what the magic is about owned vs leased boxes as by the time someone cancels the units are old and new tech stuff is replacing the model. Started with satellite in the 1990s when everything had to be bought and I like lease better.
 
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