The DIRECTV D12 newest receiver is the first to feature the user interface with the look and feel that will become standard across all future DIRECTV receivers.
"DIRECTV classifies all new receivers sold by dealers as leased. Also, if you are buying on a used receiver on another listing, be advised that Directv will require you to buy a new access card before you can activate the user receiver. Check it out with DIRECTV before you buy."
As of 3/1/06 DIRECTV® now requires a 12 month commitment and all equipment must be returned to DIRECTV® if customer cancels service with DIRECTV®
Upgraded version of the DIRECTV D11 model.
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The D12 comes with pre-installed software upgrade that a D11 would have had to download from the satellite during installation