Adding a C61K not purchased from Direct. (1 Viewer)

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wolfievtec

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I currently have 4K service with (2) C61K clients. I'd like to add one more C61K. Directv wants $99. Has anyone purchased a "new" one from eBay or another place and had issues activating it? I know I'll have to pay the extra 7.00 a month for it but would like to save on the box if possible...
 
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Activating it shouldn't be an issue, but do you know that, assuming you have an HS17, at most 2 clients can be used for 4k at the same time, yes?
 

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be sure it actually is new
and can be activated

$99 is not bad, i imagine that would include install
is it worth it to save a few pennies and do a self install?
 

wolfievtec

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Yeah I think my HR54 only allows (1) 4k program at a time. Not happy about it but I’ll deal with it for now. I do agree $99 isn’t bad, they also wanted another $50 for install but I already have 4k so maybe I can talk them out of coming to install.
 

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I currently have 4K service with (2) C61K clients. I'd like to add one more C61K. Directv wants $99. Has anyone purchased a "new" one from eBay or another place and had issues activating it? I know I'll have to pay the extra 7.00 a month for it but would like to save on the box if possible...

Buy one from Solid signal - and they will activate (just call them) when you get it - ! That's how I ordered mine - Buying anything from EBAY (is always Buyer beware)
 
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Buy one from Solid signal - and they will activate (just call them) when you get it - ! That's how I ordered mine - Buying anything from EBAY (is always Buyer beware)
Solid Signal is also $99 ... so which ever is better for him ...
I personally would avoid ebay as you never know (without getting numbers) if they are allowed to activate it .... it looks new ... is it ?
 

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Solid Signal is also $99 ... so which ever is better for him ...
I personally would avoid ebay as you never know (without getting numbers) if they are allowed to activate it .... it looks new ... is it ?
I have purchased 6 minis from eBay averaging a cost of 40 bucks and never had an issue with activation. Unless you have a HS17. Minis are not tracked like regular boxes
 

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I have purchased 6 minis from eBay averaging a cost of 40 bucks and never had an issue with activation. Unless you have a HS17. Minis are not tracked like regular boxes
Are you saying you can activate a mini that has been leased by someone else?
 
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claw

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If I purchase a C61K from Solid Signal to replace one standard mini, and they activate it for me... will Directv lock me into a new contract because of the equipment change?

I currently have a HR54, one C61K, and one standard mini.

Edit: This FAQ from Solid Signal seems to answer my question.

  • For easy activation; please call our activation hotline at 1-866-726-4183

  • DIRECTV requires a 24 month (lease) commitment on all activated receivers Click Here for details regarding the DIRECTV EQUIPMENT LEASE AGREEMENT.
 
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If I purchase a C61K from Solid Signal to replace one standard mini, and they activate it for me... will Directv lock me into a new contract because of the equipment change?

I currently have a HR54, one C61K, and one standard mini.

Edit: This FAQ from Solid Signal seems to answer my question.

  • For easy activation; please call our activation hotline at 1-866-726-4183

  • DIRECTV requires a 24 month (lease) commitment on all activated receivers Click Here for details regarding the DIRECTV EQUIPMENT LEASE AGREEMENT.

Yep, new commitment.
 
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