Do you mean if I buy this DIRECTV HD DVR Commercial Receiver High Definition (HR24-COM) from Solid Signal I'll actually own it?I have some owned H25’s if anyone is interested.
The key is having equipment that came off a commercial account, as commercial equipment is not leased.
You won't own anything you get from Solid Signal. Claude apparently has some units that are owned.Do you mean if I buy this DIRECTV HD DVR Commercial Receiver High Definition (HR24-COM) from Solid Signal I'll actually own it?
Thanks for clarifying that.You won't own anything you get from Solid Signal. Claude apparently has some units that are owned.
Good story.The hardware is identical, the difference is just in Directv's records. They download the same software (except for special types of commercial accounts like hotels) but certain functions are different, like having no powersave menu. However, that has nothing to do with which receiver you buy, but the account type it is activated on.
I have a number of H20s off eBay over the years, most if not all came from residential accounts but I'm able to activate them on my commercial account no problem. I have a friend who buys storage lockers who acquired a locker full of Directv gear a few years back, and I helped him identify it in exchange for a few freebies (that's where I got my polarity locker and amp) There was a slightly beat up H25, when I checked the RID it was off a residential account and couldn't be resold. I activated it on my account to play around with a bit and see if it even worked then for the hell of it called Directv to check the RID again and they told it was owned and could be resold. So I gave it back to him
I don't know if it is always true that residential receivers 'laundered' through a commercial account become owned or if something fell through the cracks since this was the only time I did this. Not that it would be worth it to try and make a business out of it, since becoming "owned" doesn't increase the value of receivers all that much - there isn't much supply but there also isn't much demand. Anyway, I'm sure Directv would eventually notice a commercial account that was activating and deactivating hundreds of receivers a year and wonder what is going on and there's no way it would be worth impacting your real business to try to make a few bucks with a shady trick...
They will activate OWNED recvrs if you have one ...Good story.
Will Directv activate any receiver bought online? What if the receiver belonged to a delinquent account? What about stolen receives?
I thought Directv requires a deactivated receiver to be returned to themThey will only activate a leased received on a residential account if 1) it has never been activated on an account before (i.e. new or "newly refurbished") or 2) it was previously active on the same account (i.e. deactivated off the same account number at some time in the past - same name or address isn't good enough if the account number is different) and the same card must be used.
Thanks for the map but I'm too stupid to figure it out. Can you tell me which sat the standard definition CBS, ABC, NBC, and Fox channels from LA and New York City are on?
They are all on the 101 satellite. From NY, CBS is transponder 22, NBC is t3, Fox is t17, and ABC is t7. From LA, CBS is t29, NBC is t24, ABC is t22, and FOX is t17.Thanks for the map but I'm too stupid to figure it out. Can you tell me which sat the standard definition CBS, ABC, NBC, and Fox channels from LA and New York City are on?
So you ARE allowed to REACTIVATE them ?If it is obsolete (like pre HR24 or pre H24) they will not ask for it back, giving you the main benefit of an owned receiver i.e. being able to activate/deactivate it at will.
So you ARE allowed to REACTIVATE them ?
Even though you probably were returning it because it was defective ?
Would they want an HR24 DVR back?