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Is there a way to add a new HD receiver to a

jimbobnewbie
04-25-2012, 09:13 AM
new room without having to pay 150 for a new receiver and installation. I know if I had gotten this a couple months ago when I came back to DTV, it would have been free then, but I didn't think I was going to put a TV in this room until now. Thanks

WestDC
04-25-2012, 09:40 AM
You can Install the Cable your self (or) is there a Cable in the room already? The receiver depending on model will vary from $69 /$99-SD / HD receiver -$199 HDVR/ HDMR $399.

You will have to "buy" /Lease from D* or a retailer like Amazom or Solidsignal

so any money to be saved would be the $50 bucks to install it if you do it yourself and activate it over the phone or thru your online D* account.

leevitalone
04-28-2012, 09:29 AM
e bay has a nice offering on dtv receivers and remotes.
I'm a bit surprised at them with add on charges, but I'd never pay that when I can do it myself. you can get plenty of help here too.

WestDC
04-28-2012, 09:43 AM
Side Note (eBay or Craig's list) Before buying a Receiver Get the RID Number from it and call D* Access Card department and Verify the receiver (Status) No money owed, Stolen, can or cannot be activated, any Vendor or person that will not give you the (R) receiver (I) identification (R) number ahead of purchase time is NOT to be Trusted.

lsilvest
04-29-2012, 09:42 AM
Is this a room where you need a separate receiver or one that you will only be watching when you're not watching in another room? If you don't really need a separate receiver it would be easier and cheaper to just split the signal from one you already have.

leevitalone
04-29-2012, 01:11 PM
Side Note (eBay or Craig's list) Before buying a Receiver Get the RID Number from it and call D* Access Card department and Verify the receiver (Status) No money owed, Stolen, can or cannot be activated, any Vendor or person that will not give you the (R) receiver (I) identification (R) number ahead of purchase time is NOT to be Trusted.

good information to pass along! thanks!

kalveinarthur
04-30-2012, 07:47 PM
Yes I have heard that before.