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Old 02-19-2015, 06:33 AM
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Just bought the 4th boat I've had with KVH connected to Direct TV. I'd rather get kicked in the nuts than deal with Direct TV and this was confirmed again last night when I wanted to transfer the receivers on the boat to me. Having them on a boat doesn't work with any department they've got. They want to install which isn't going to happen with the system buried and so on.

At any rate, here's what I want to do and my question: I want to buy, not lease, two SD receivers. Base units with no DVR. I need the cards in them and activated. I will then install them in the boat and the existing coordinates in the satellite should work.
So my question is, where would I buy the activated units?
DTV keeps wanting to send an installer and lease. The boat is currently 200 miles away and nobody can install the unit except me.

Any help is appreciated.
Old 02-19-2015, 07:12 AM
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When i bought my last boat, it had KVH, receiver and a card in it. I called DTV and told them to activate the card on my account. They did so, and charged me $10 per month for the card. I never told them its on a boat. Just gave them the card number. Have you asked them to just send you a card? Do you have DTV in the house?
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Originally Posted by heatzig View Post
When i bought my last boat, it had KVH, receiver and a card in it. I called DTV and told them to activate the card on my account. They did so, and charged me $10 per month for the card. I never told them its on a boat. Just gave them the card number. Have you asked them to just send you a card? Do you have DTV in the house?
I don't have it in the house which would be easier as then it's just adding a box. The other complication is that I have to send the currently installed units to the previous owner or he'll be hounding by DTV for return. So I need to buy the receiver. thanks
Old 02-19-2015, 07:25 AM
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Originally Posted by heatzig View Post
When i bought my last boat, it had KVH, receiver and a card in it. I called DTV and told them to activate the card on my account. They did so, and charged me $10 per month for the card. I never told them its on a boat. Just gave them the card number. Have you asked them to just send you a card? Do you have DTV in the house?
Maybe if I told them I had an Ebola outbreak in the house and need the units for quarantine entertainment they could leave activated units on the front step?
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KVH can sell you the receivers.

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