re-registering a DirecTivo

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by shredhead, Jan 22, 2006.

  1. shredhead

    shredhead New Member

    Oct 14, 2003
    Just got an HDVR2 (used) and called DTV to activate it for my account. They said it was still active on someone else's account (that person is still paying for DVR service I guess) and could not take it off there unless that person called.

    Anything I can do about this? Do authorized dealers have some inside track to fix something like this? Obviously the other person would want this removed, however I don't have a way of getting in contact.
  2. undertow

    undertow New Member

    Feb 2, 2002
    If it's still active on someone else's account, just hook it up and use it. Once they unsubscribe it, you'll know because you'll lose all the channels and you should be able to add it to your account at that time. That happened to me a couple of years ago.
  3. shanew1289

    shanew1289 New Member

    May 6, 2004
    I wouldnt steal service at all.
  4. Tracy RainH2o

    Tracy RainH2o Photo Man

    Nov 17, 2005
    Who would sell their Tivo and not deactivate it? That's strange.

    Don't know what to tell you on that one. Can you activate the DTV service on it?
  5. undertow

    undertow New Member

    Feb 2, 2002
    Well, he wouldn't be stealing service since he has a subscription and the guy he bought it from has a subscription and is still paying for the unit he sold. The problem is that he'll only have the channels the seller subscribes to and if he lives in another market, he'll get the seller's local channels if they're receivable through his spot beams.
  6. no-blue-screen

    no-blue-screen New Member

    Feb 14, 2005
    Laurel, MD
    Who did you buy it from? Maybe you can get in touch with that person or company and explain the situation to them.

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