DirecTV will only activate a THR22-100 in a few cities?

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by Fish Man, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. Fish Man

    Fish Man Phish Food

    Mar 4, 2002
    0.7 miles...
    I currently have 2 DirecTV HD-DVR's (an HR20-100 and HR20-700) and one SD TiVo based DVR (R10).

    I'm very interested in getting a THR22 to replace the SD R10, but if you look at DirecTV's web site it says that the THR22 is "only available" in Chicago, IL, Denver, CO, Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY, Philadelphia, PA, Phoenix, AZ, Sacramento, CA, San Francisco, CA, Seattle, WA, Washington, DC.

    I live in the New Orleans DMA.

    So, that means if I order one online (from, Solid Signal, for example), DirecTV will refuse to activate it? (Or, perhaps, refuse to give me my locals on it?)

    WTF? :mad:
  2. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

    Oct 18, 2002
    Mill Creek,...
    They'll activate it if you get one from a dealer. You just can't order one directly from DirecTV unless in you're in one of the rollout cities.
  3. Fish Man

    Fish Man Phish Food

    Mar 4, 2002
    0.7 miles...

    That's what I suspected, but the wording on DirecTV's website was weird. It kind of implied that they wouldn't work anywhere else, which I admit doesn't make any sense.
  4. Phillip Chapman

    Phillip Chapman New Member

    Sep 9, 2003
    Rumor has it DirecTV will have the THR22 available for everyone around 2/9/12 or so.
  5. carb1a4h

    carb1a4h New Member

    Dec 14, 2011
    Fish, I'm in San Jose, CA which is about 50 mi from San Francisco, CA and I got the THR22 from DirecTV. I believe I qualify since I am part of the greater SF market.

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