Can I use someone else’s DIRECTV receiver?

Can I use someone else’s DIRECTV receiver? 

Don’t do it.

All DIRECTV receivers that have gone to customers since 2006 are considered leased, not owned, and just because DIRECTV doesn’t want it back doesn’t mean someone can legally transfer it or give it away.

Can you use old DIRECTV receiver? 

In some cases, a perfectly good receiver or DVR (like a DIRECTV H21 or HR20) will be yours to keep because it’s too old to refurbish. At that point you should feel comfortable selling it at a fair price, since there’s nothing wrong with it and it can still be used in any current system.

Are DIRECTV receivers interchangeable? 

Are DIRECTV receivers interchangeable? The dishes are interchangeable , meaning U can get Directv (DTV) or Dishnetwork (DN) channels on either, BUT….

What should I do with old DIRECTV receivers? 

Just bring your unboxed equipment and 9-digit account number to a company-owned FedEx Office Pack and Ship or The UPS Store. FedEx Office® Pack and Ship or The UPS Store® will send your equipment back to us at no charge to you.

Can I use someone else’s DIRECTV receiver? – Related Questions

Can I throw away DirecTV equipment?

If they are old enough where Directv doesn’t want them back, go to or a local electronic recycling center.

Can I buy a DirecTV receiver on my own?

Yes, you can buy a new receiver and buy a new card for it (something like $20). Beware of buying receivers on ebay and anywhere. Most people lease receivers and don’t have the rights to sell them. DIRECTV will not activate a card for a leased box that is not with the original customer.

Does DIRECTV charge for each receiver?

If you do not return the equipment, DIRECTV may charge fees from $45 to $135 per receiver. For complete terms of your agreements, please click on these links: If you have any questions, please call 1-800-DIRECTV and we’ll be glad to help you.

How do I get a new receiver for my DIRECTV?

Go to myAT&T to get started:
  1. Go to Account overview > My DIRECTV.
  2. Select Manage package & equipment.
  3. In the My Equipment area, select Order, set up, or return.
  4. Select Order a receiver, choose a receiver and Add to your cart.
  5. Select Continue to review and Submit order.

What DIRECTV receivers are available?

DIRECTV Receivers
  • DIRECTV Genie. The Company’s latest product and one of the most up to date and innovative tools, Genie provides for 4K programming on 4K TVs.
  • Genie Lite.
  • DIRECTV HD DVR Receiver.
  • TiVo™ HD DVR.
  • DIRECTV Standard DVR.

Do I need a DirecTV receiver for every TV?

cabletech. Bottom line is if you want to watch a differant program on each tv at the same time, then yes you need a reciever at each tv.

How much is a new DirecTV receiver?

What are My DIRECTV Equipment Fees? DIRECTV new equipment and packages come with free standard professional installation and require a $19.95 one-time activation fee. Additional TVs and receivers are $7/mo. per receiver, and regional sports include a monthly fee of $3 to $8.49.

How many DirecTV receivers can I have on one account?

There’s no limit at all to the number of traditional receivers or DVRs you can use. However, you may need to upgrade your dish to support more than 20 tuners if you have installed the most common dish.

How many cable boxes can you have with DIRECTV?

AT&T has now imposed an 8 receiver limit per account, and they are refusing to reactivate 2 of the receivers.

Can you have 2 DIRECTV Genies?

Sadly, DIRECTV does not allow for more than one Genie activation on each account. If you have an HR54 Genie, they at least let you have other non-Genie receivers, but with an HS17, that’s the only device you can have on your account other than the clients.

What is the difference between Genie and Genie 2?

A Genie 2 is a more simplified system that provides DIRECTV for up to seven rooms of TV. (That’s three more rooms than the HR54 provides.) The Genie 2 provides two 4K streams while the HR54 only allows for one. It allows wireless clients without having an external wireless adapter.

Can you buy your own DIRECTV Genie?

There is no purchase to own option, as DirecTV did away with that when the 1st Genie launched. If you have a regular Genie (HR34, HR44, HR54), then the first wireless Client is not self-install. This is because it requires a wireless video bridge (WVB) hardwired into the coax to server as the antenna.

Do you need Wi-Fi for DIRECTV Genie?

No internet connection is required to use DirecTV equipment. You just won’t get all of the features, such as OnDemand and easy PPV ordering.

Is the DIRECTV Genie worth it?

The DirecTV Genie DVR works perfectly fine and gets the job done. The main benefit is that you will not have to pay anything for the service. It can record up to 5 channels simultaneously and users can watch for more than 200 hours.

What is the difference between DIRECTV Genie and Genie Mini?

The Genie primary device hooks up to your main TV, while smaller Genie Minis connect other TVs throughout your home. One Genie device is included with any of DIRECTV’s base satellite TV packages, and you can add Genie Minis for an added monthly fee per device.

Is DIRECTV going away?

AT&T has officially gone nationwide with its new AT&T TV streaming service. That means DirecTV and U-verse are officially old news for the telecom giant. To be clear, DirecTV and U-verse aren’t disappearing yet.

How much does DIRECTV wireless genie cost?

It is $7 for each TV beyond the first. Doesn’t matter if Client, HD non-DVR, or HDDVR as you are paying for the authorized TV. The only charges are receiver services. Since the Genie is DirecTV’s Advance Whole Home HDDVR then you pay for HD, DVR, and Whole Home DVR services ($10, $10, $3).