I am on my third Direct TV Receiver. The first I got with the system.
I purchased a HD receiver that I found out from Direct TV had faulty Software but they sold them anyway. Now I am on a new one and the volume keeps going out and I have to re-boot several times per day. This problem did not start until I saw a pop-up on my tv that said Direct TV had updated my software. It is a rip off that each time you buy a new receiver they put you under a new contract.
If they made or caused to be made better quality products you would not have to purchase new receivers all of the time. When I got my most recent new receiver they make me have a new 2 year contract but they will only warranty the receiver for 90 days.If you are making a person have a contract for 2 years they should make the warranty for quality and performance for 2 years.
I agree you can not ask for warranty if it is struck by lightening or a flood or you get drunk and pour johnny walker down it, but it should be covered as long as they make you have a contract for normal use and it just goes out.
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