Advertisements I just bought a HD Tivo from a guy in town. I called to activate the receiver, but was told that the person I purchased it from had to call in to remove the receiver from his account (apparently he is past due on some bills and owes them money). My question is, will DirecTV consider this receiver as a lease, or will I own the equipment since I bought it from a 3rd party? Also, the guy seems reluctant to call DirecTV since he owes them money...what are the chances that I can have them deactivate the receiver from his account on my own? The two CSR's I talked to last night were adamant about him needing to do it.