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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.
 

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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.
 

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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?
 

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shanew1289 said:
I wouldnt steal service at all.
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.
 
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