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Fri, Oct 15, 2021 11:24 PM

Turn of single receiver

Is there a way to turn off one receiver so it cannot be accessed for a specific amount of time? If I'm renting someone a room and they won't pay their portion of the bill id like to take away their access but turning off that receiver. Is it possible to do this from the main TV?

nabukl

ACE - Professor

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1.9K Messages

2 m ago

You have to call in to deactivate it, you used to be able to temporarily deactivate receivers but not anymore,  so once you deactivate it it's more than likely you won't be able to reactivate it.

litzdog911

ACE - Sage

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40.8K Messages

2 m ago

Not possible. Why not just remove it?

TexasBrit

ACE - Expert

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13.4K Messages

2 m ago

or just disconnect the cable at the splitter

Juniper

ACE - Expert

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14K Messages

2 m ago

Unfortunately not. Used to be you could call DirecTV to temporarily disconnect a receiver for vacation/seasonal (an option for those who had a box in a 2nd home, vacation cabin,  etc.), but that was before they were fully into the lease-only model.

Now your option is to remove the box. You can hold onto it and return it to the user at your discretion. Otherwise you call and deactivate it which means you return to DirecTV (or recycle if too old).

The risk you run when allowing service to a renter as the DirecTV bill remains your responsibility in the end.

detuch254

ACE - New Member

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211 Messages

2 m ago

The worst that you could happen is DIRECTV wants the receiver back and when your tenant wants DIRECTV in their room again and agrees to the bill, they pay the upfront fee on Solid Signal for an H24, HR24, or H25. Then, you would call DTV again to activate the "Solid Signal" receiver. 


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