Common questions

Can you take your DirecTV receiver box to a different location?

Can you take your DirecTV receiver box to a different location?

You can take your DirecTV receiver anywhere as long as you have its matching antenna together in order for it to be usable.

Can I have DirecTV at two locations?

The simple answer for this is ‘yes’. However, you should note that there is a procedure that you have to go through and DirectTV does not allow people to use their services at two different homes at the same time. The DirectTV application is made to be used at one house at a time.

Can DirecTV track receiver location?

DirecTV doesn’t track your IRD’s location via ethernet. At this point, they are relying on visual verification by technicians on service calls and information picked up when the customer speaks with Customer Service. The locals are spot beamed and controlled by the physical address you have reported to DirecTV.

Can a DirecTV receiver be moved?

NICE AND EASY: Can you move your DIRECTV DVR to another room? Yes, absolutely. Most DIRECTV installations today use the SWM system which lets you move your equipment easily.

How many DIRECTV receivers can I have on one account?

There’s no limit at all to the number of traditional receivers or DVRs you can use. However, you may need to upgrade your dish to support more than 20 tuners if you have installed the most common dish.

Can I share DIRECTV with my neighbor?

If you live in an apartment, you could be sharing a dish right now with DIRECTV’s express consent. So right away, you should never, ever be giving a receiver to a neighbor and running a cable to your home DIRECTV system. That is definitely against the rules and it’s likely to get you in trouble.

How many receivers can you have on a DIRECTV account?

Additional TV/Receiver Get first TV/receiver included with All-Included page price. Includes maximum of 8 DIRECTV receivers per account.

Can I take my DIRECTV box on vacation with me?

Did you know that you can setup your DirecTV or Dish Network satellite TV system almost anywhere? Yes it is an amazing concept! You can take it camping, tailgating, or to your vacation/second home. You will need a DirecTV or Dish Network subscription, a portable satellite dish, power, a satellite receiver and a TV.

Can I take my DIRECTV receiver to my vacation home?

When you get ready to go to the summer home (or winter home,) just call and have your billing and service address changed. This is perfectly valid and you can do it as many times as you need (if you do it every day or even once a week it might raise a few eyebrows though.)

Can I move Genie Mini to another room?

Yes. Once you have connected the C41-W to the base station, you can move the Wireless Genie to anywhere in the area (as long as it still receives and sends signal). You can connect it to any TV that it works with, and move from TV to TV or move that TV from location to location.

Do I need a DIRECTV receiver for every TV?

If you add services, you may incur additional charges. The Genie, Genie 2, and Genie Minis are all DIRECTV satellite receivers. All you need is one Genie HD DVR and you can record up to 5 shows at once. You can also install up to 8 Genie Minis for full DVR functionality on every TV in your home.