Are you saying that you are getting programming without adding it to your account? Because if so it is still on someone else's account.
I'd bet that is the case also, I'd guess that most receivers that are deactivated aren't plugged up when it happens, except for the ones that get service disconnected for non-payment or something. If I get a replacement receiver I've usually got it all hooked up and ready when I call to activate it(and at the same time I deactivate the old one) Of course this is a 622, which is the latest and greatest, but I'd still figure that the majority of customer discontinuing service calls don't have the receiver working or plugged up when they do it.normang said:I suspect it was disconnected before it was deactivated, which I believe will leave programming intact for a while, eventually it may go offline and have to be really activated for where it is now.. Not sure what happens in these cases, assuming that the previous owner actually deactivated it.
Are you sure he was not leasing it?muzictoyz said:I'm not sure about the reason for selling, but at $120 I figured I could not go wrong (provided it worked - even if I used it just for an OTA HD hard disk recorder). I did see it in action at his house before I bought it, so perhaps it is still running of his account. I guess that is the question - Does anyone know for sure?