Satellite receivers

  1. Does anyone have any idea what can be done with satellite receivers that are no longer needed? We signed up with a new system and now have three unused satellite receivers. One is brand new and never used. Seems like a big waste to throw them away.
    Last edit by Shamrock on May 7, '04
  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    We still have a satellite that was on our roof when we bought our house. We signed up for the same satellite service, but they are now using a newer model of the dish, and installed a new one. I want to cancel my sat tv service and go back to cable. but, I know I'll be stuck with 2 dishes and a receiver.

    I'm wondering what I'll do with this stuff as well. Wish they made them biodegradable!
  4. by   manna
    Good question. A friend of mine still has one of those old, BIG dishes in her backyard. The kids call it the "swimming pool" :chuckle
  5. by   Shamrock
    Pool sounds like a great idea for the actual satellite but I'm talking about the box receivers that control the t.v. The ones that have things like credit cards inside for the programming.
  6. by   shodobe
    Depends on the service, Dish or Direct, unless it is a huge dish. If it is one of the others you can sell it on Ebay or find someone in your area to sell to. You have to make sure the reciever is free and clear with the sat company so the buyer won't be billed for an unpaid balance or they will be unable to activate it. Mike