Can I buy my own cable box for DIRECTV?

Yes, you can buy a new receiver and buy a new card for it (something like $20). Beware of buying receivers on ebay and anywhere. Most people lease receivers and don’t have the rights to sell them. DIRECTV will not activate a card for a leased box that is not with the original customer.

Does DIRECTV require a cable box for every TV?

No satellite dish or cable box required; it’s all over the web.

What kind of boxes does DIRECTV have?

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.

Does DIRECTV have small boxes?

DIRECTV has given customers the power to enjoy the whole-home HD DVR experience without the clutter of wires and boxes getting in the way, thanks to the Wireless Genie Mini (WGM). Customers can connect as many as eight of these devices to televisions anywhere inside – and even outside – their homes without wires.

How do I get another Direct TV box?

Go to myAT to get started:

  1. Go to Account overview > My DIRECTV.
  2. Select Manage package & equipment.
  3. In the My Equipment area, select Order, set up, or return.
  4. Select Order a receiver, choose a receiver and Add to your cart.
  5. Select Continue to review and Submit order.

Where can I exchange my DirecTV box?

Just bring your unboxed equipment and 9-digit account number to a company-owned FedEx Office Pack and Ship or The UPS Store. FedEx Office® Pack and Ship or The UPS Store® will send your equipment back to us at no charge to you.

How do I connect two TVs to one DirecTV box?

How to Watch TV in Two Rooms With One Box on Direct TV

  1. Purchase a 2-way splitter.
  2. Place the coaxial cable that is bringing the signal into the room on the input of the DirecTV receiver.
  3. Place a shorter coaxial cable on the output of the DirecTV receiver.
  4. Place a coaxial cable on the output of the splitter.

Do smart TVs need a cable box?

Does a smart TV need a cable box or broadband? If you want to continue receiving the same channels you have, then the answer is yes: You still need a cable or satellite box, because no other option will deliver the same channels and stations in the same way.

Is my directv receiver outdated?

DirecTV activates only owned, not leased, receivers. If the used receiver is too old or outdated, it likely won’t work. You can’t use DirecTV receivers without an ID number. DirecTV also requires you to purchase a new access card before receiver activation.

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How can I watch DirecTV in another room without a box?

The first step is to open the DirecTV apps and choosing the menu button. Scroll down to the TV option and choose the respective receiver. As a result, you will be able to watch the TV on your smartphone and you can also choose the device type.

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Does DirecTV have wireless boxes?

In typical DIRECTV fashion, the TV creative highlights the benefits of wireless boxes in a truly unexpected way. Each WGM acts just like an HD DVR – recording, pausing and rewinding live TV, with the ability to fast-forward and delete pre-recorded shows from any room in the home.

What equipment does DirecTV use?

DirecTV typically uses a fixed 18-inch-diameter (460 mm) dish antenna to receive its signals. Traditionally an 18×24-inch elliptical was used; however, most new installations use an 18×20-inch antenna to receive signals from three geostationary satellite positions simultaneously.

What is a DirecTV TV?

DirecTV. DirecTV (stylized as DIRECTV) is an American direct broadcast satellite service provider and broadcaster based in El Segundo, California. Its satellite service, launched on June 17, 1994, transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the USA, Latin America and the Caribbean.