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Old 01-28-2013, 09:36 PM   #1
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Any Canadians have Direct TV

My DH insists that it is possible to get Direct TV in Canada. He wants to buy a dish and receiver on our upcoming trip to Orlando. Does anyone have any experience/insight with receiving Direct TV service in Canada?
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:03 AM   #2
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Yes it is possible as I have had it for the last 6 years. Problem is, you need someone in the States who has Direct TV to put you on his account, much like the way satellite customers do it up here. Trying to find that person is hard. It would be better if a family member who lived in the states could set you up.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:06 AM   #3
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Isn't that one of those things that people rely on codes that they get from the internet to unlock the receiver? It's sort of a grey area in terms of being legal here in Canada.
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Isn't that one of those things that people rely on codes that they get from the internet to unlock the receiver? It's sort of a grey area in terms of being legal here in Canada.
Possibly? My DH wants to pay for the service though. He doesn't want to be bothered with codes and service interruptions..... He just really likes Direct TV. He believes that he can get the service if he has a U.S. mailing address.
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Isn't that one of those things that people rely on codes that they get from the internet to unlock the receiver? It's sort of a grey area in terms of being legal here in Canada.
You can not get DTV via internet codes. Those days are long gone. But a U.S. mailing address may do the trick.And in the eyes of the Canadian goverment, it is illegal to own DTV because of very little Canadian content. I pay for mine from a U.S. resident who has 4 receivers on his contract. The old receivers/chip cards from years ago are obsolete so you need everything new. I am sure that you would be able to sign a few extra people up to share the costs.
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:56 PM   #6
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What happens when they do audits as periodically they do.
My DD lives in NYC and has DirectTV. 2 receivers. Once in awhile they call and ask her to verify the receivers and if she couldn't? Failed audit. It's pooling and a whole security dept in these companies who have nothing better to than find people doing just this might just be the downfall.

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What happens when they do audits as periodically they do.
My DD lives in NYC and has DirectTV. 2 receivers. Once in awhile they call and ask her to verify the receivers and if she couldn't? Failed audit. It's pooling and a whole security dept in these companies who have nothing better to than find people doing just this might just be the downfall.

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Thanks, but he is not interested in trying to "share" a system with someone. He really just wants to pay for Direct TV service. He hates the "Canadian content" forced on us by the CTRC.
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But you can't buy it here legally...unfortunately
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it is quite illegal to have Dish in Canada

Per Industry Canada:

http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst...g/sf01968.html

For individuals convicted of the same, penalties will be increased from a maximum of $5 000 and/or a maximum of one year in jail to a fine not exceeding $25 000 and/or a maximum of one year in jail.
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Now I wish I had Directv today so I could see the GOOD Superbowl commercials!
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:55 AM   #11
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it is quite illegal to have Dish in Canada

Per Industry Canada:

http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst...g/sf01968.html

For individuals convicted of the same, penalties will be increased from a maximum of $5 000 and/or a maximum of one year in jail to a fine not exceeding $25 000 and/or a maximum of one year in jail.
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Doesn't make it right though.
Little freedom of choice would be nice! I do not watch Canadian content and won't until it gets better! That's just the way it is.
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:10 PM   #12
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it is quite illegal to have Dish in Canada

Per Industry Canada:

http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst...g/sf01968.html

For individuals convicted of the same, penalties will be increased from a maximum of $5 000 and/or a maximum of one year in jail to a fine not exceeding $25 000 and/or a maximum of one year in jail.

Once AGAIN, I am looking to pay for the service. The link is regarding piracy.
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:19 PM   #13
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Were it that simple we would all be paying for it!
Have to have a U.S address / U.S phone number. They can call you at anytime and verify the receiver. They don't get you..you are shut down.

Simple as that.
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Old 08-23-2013, 05:02 AM   #14
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Were it that simple we would all be paying for it!
Have to have a U.S address / U.S phone number. They can call you at anytime and verify the receiver. They don't get you..you are shut down.

Simple as that.
You are completely wrong, simple as that.

I've had DirecTV since about a year before the shutdown many years ago, so I actually KNOW what I'm talking about, unlike you.
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:55 AM   #15
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Really?
Well you are pirating-and trust me - one day you will get caught!
And I ALSO know what I am talking about!
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