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Procedures for Buying and Selling of BTV Receivers - See Post 1

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I had a 3100, a 5800 and a 5900 in the house. Thinking of going HD. Question, if I get a HD receiver, am I allowed to sell the 3100 or the 5800. There are quite a few for sale (at decent prices) on certain famous auction sites. Not sure if Bev allows that anymore.

Edit by 57 - 2011.10.25. You should not sell or buy 9200 or 6100 receivers since they are being phased out and BTV will not activate them. See link below for more on the topic: (They can still be used for OTA so they may have some value to someone interested in that option)

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I cancelled my bell account last month and I'm now trying to sell my 9200 receiver. I called Bell to tell them that I was selling it, and they told me that they will not reactivate it because it was a 'purchased' receiver and that they are phasing out the 9200 line.

Anyone else get this response? I've got a buyer interested and I gave him the smart card number and serial and told him he should call Bell and find out if it can be activated.

So I guess the receiver can be tossed in the garbage?? What a waste. They have a potential new customer here that they just said 'NO' to.

I could have stayed on this receiver for the next 3 years, it would have made no difference to Bell. I'm sure it has nothing to do with 'phasing out'.
Bell 9200 tuner now worthless! It cannot be reactivated!

I cancelled my bell account last month. Selling my 9200 tuner. I called Bell and they told me that this unit can not be reactivated as it is being phased out.

I said, "So, if I sell it and someone calls in to reactivate it, it won't work?"
"So I can throw my perfectly functioning 9200 tuner in the garbage?"
"Yes. Sorry. Anything else I can help you with?"

Seems I have an analogue unit and they are upgrading to mpeg4. Only two tuners were deemed obsolete and will not get software upgrades, and they are the 6100 and 9200.

As of Sept 2011, 9200's are paperweights in the resell market. I pity all those people on ebay and CL who recently paid upwards of $350 for used 9200 tuners. They are in for a big surprise when they call in to reactivate them.

Someone else who has the same 'selling their 9200' issues, suggested we push to get the upgraded unit, so we can at least sell the upgraded unit and get our money back. I doubt Bell is going to care about me (just quit service) even though I was with them for 7 years.

If I had cancelled and sold the 9200 in August, would have had no problem.
Also makes me angry that I had to pay an extra month of subscription fees because Bell needed a 30 day notice.
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No one can reactivate this unit. Doesn't matter that I gave him the numbers. Bell has confirmed that it is garbage and cannot be reactivated. Who would buy this now? Should I relist it for sale for $50 (originally asked $200) and say 'Obsolete 9200 bell tuner. Cannot be reactivated but still good as an external hard drive..." I don't understand what use this tuner could still have if it cannot receive a bell signal or be used to record shows.

what is OTA? over the air?
Seems like some get activated and some don't? I have talked to 2 people today, and I know someone else who talked to three. All of them said, "No reactivations on 9200." Do you think it makes a difference if I call and say, "I have just bought a used 9200. I would like to reactivate it."

Is Bell going to be more open to this when it's a potential new customer calling instead of someone who just quit? Maybe. They told me they stopped reactivating 9200 as of Sept. I can only go by what they tell me.

The only way I can think of selling this thing now is to say. "Used 9200. May or may not reactivate when you phone bell to sign up, depends on who you talk to. Take your chances. $50."

Even for $50, I would never risk this.
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