|Originally posted by HDURFTV|
Can you get the OTA to work without a contract with D*? The reason I ask is that a friend bought the Hughes from Best Buy and is having problems even getting to the program for adding OTA channels. He is having dish installed on wed and is a new customer.
|Originally posted by baja|
The HD200 at CC already has the card with the unit. Due to this fact they make you sign a contract that you will activate it within 30 days. If you don't you are subject to $150 charge from D*. If you buy a unit that does not already have the card you will have to get it from D* and probably be subject to the same thing. Why would you be worrying if you are going to sign up anyway unless you have other plans
|Originally posted by rickypicky|
I don't have an oval dish yet and therefore cannot receive DirecTV HDTV broadcasts. On the other hand, I would like to use the HD-200 for OTA HD prior to having the dish installed. DirecTV is supposed to install the dish on 9/27. I'd rather have the dish installed and ready to go before I agree to activate the card.
|Originally posted by t0lik|
How D* knows where the receiver came from? i bought HD200 brand new from a friend of mine who got it at CC a couple of months ago. He never opened it, and never activate it (he changed his mind and decided to wait for Rainbow DBS)... He showed me his CC receipt, and there is not even mention of serial number for this receiver or anything on the receipt. What will happen when I call D* to activate it? I'm existing customer already in contract with D*. Can I tell them I just bought it from ebay or something? Or they have a way to see where and when it was actually purchased?