Originally Posted by Sounnder
If you dont have one of the required receivers the only way I am aware of is to get one off Ebay. BUT be aware some are previously leased receivers and cant be used by other accounts. Look for one the owner says is owned and has the money back guarantee if the receiver cant be used.
The required receiver models are listed in the instructions that came with the receiver.
Possibly a side issue, but I read yesterday that Obama has proposed changes in the tv industry that will allow people to buy/own 'set top boxes' from cable companies, etc. Sometimes you can own them now (DISH allows it), but some companies only allow you to lease their box. Of course, owned or leased, you still have to have their leased smart card and you have to activate it and pay monthly to use that device.
If FCC approves this, I assume this will increase competition and change the cost and the way these devices are acquired...........or I look for that to happen. Who knows though.........