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Thread: Owning your own receiver
08-17-2010 11:23 AM #1
Owning your own receiver
I am thinking of making the switch to Direct. I have been looking through the forums but didn't find the answer to the following question -
If I purchased my own receiver before install, will they run wire for it when they install? Also, will the $5.00 extra receiver fee still apply if I own it?
I have found the HR24 box online for $197.00. In adding it to my order as a 3rd box on the D* site it charges me $199 and then the additional $5/month for it.j
Just wondering which is the better way to go?
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08-17-2010 11:27 AM #2
You will still pay the $5.00 per month to activate the receiver. If you order through Directv, there's no guarantee that you'll get the HR-24. They can ship you any HD-DVR model. I bought my second HR-24 through Amazon and called them to have it installed. It cost me $49.00 but since you're a new install, it might be free.
Note: You're not purchasing the receiver, that's just the cost to lease an HD-DVR. The receiver still belongs to Directv.
08-17-2010 11:29 AM #3Studebaker driver
Just to be clear, virtually all boxes are leased, not owned. If you get it from an online vendor, it will likely be leased. The first box on your account has no fee, but all additional ones are $5/month each whether leased or owned. Normally the installer runs wires for the number of boxes you are getting from him, but he may run extras if you tip him, which is a good idea anyway for a job well done. Don't expect him to fish the cables in the walls, that's an extra charge.BTW, my name is Chip, Raoul5788 is just a screen name
08-17-2010 11:39 AM #4
Even if you did actually purchase a receiver (which would probably be even more expensive), there will still be a $5/month fee but it will be called "additional receiver" instead of "leased receiver".
08-17-2010 12:05 PM #5
08-17-2010 12:12 PM #6
Even if you did actually purchase a receiver (which would probably be even more expensive)Directv Slimline SWM 5 LNB and DirectvWorld dish on the roof of the apartment building...Directv HR34 AKA Genie
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