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Adding an HD Receiver - Simple question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by SPACEMAKER, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. SPACEMAKER

    SPACEMAKER Freethinker

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    My current HD equipment is in my signature. I would like to add an H24 or H25 (whichever they send) to replace the D12 I am currently using. Currently my H23 is connected using the white DECA. Is it correct that the H24/25 have the DECA installed internally and all I would need to do is just install the H24/25 in place of the D12?

    On occasion I use the H23 in place of the D12 by just moving it and my MRV works fine. I just want to be 100% sure that this can be done and that I won't need an installer.

    Thanks.
     
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    correct that the H24/25 have the DECA internally
     
  3. SPACEMAKER

    SPACEMAKER Freethinker

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    Cool. I just need to make sure they ship an H24 or H25.

    Thanks!
     
  4. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

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    Are you getting it free? I'd probably pay the $100 myself and know what I get.
     
  5. SPACEMAKER

    SPACEMAKER Freethinker

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    I ordered through the D* website. Ordering over the phone would have cost me an extra $20 for shipping. If they don't send an H24 or H25 or send me some refurbished piece I'll just send it back since I am in no rush.
     
  6. dpeters11

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    What I meant was, if you were paying the normal price, I'd probably go with a reseller. You'd get a new box and could choose between a 24 or 25 and know that's what you'd get. You would pay shipping generally though.
     
  7. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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    ABT Electronics has a new H25 for $109.00 shipped.
     
  8. SPACEMAKER

    SPACEMAKER Freethinker

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    I think I'll get an H24 or H25 through D*. If not I'll go with the the one from ABT.

    Thanks for the tip.:)
     
  9. SPACEMAKER

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    So of course they send me a bricked (won't even power up) H23 without the DECA.

    *facepalm
     
  10. SPACEMAKER

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    I ended up ordering the H25 from ABT. Ended up $115.94 inc tax. D* is refunding my money and sending a recovery kit for the bricked H23.
     
  11. SPACEMAKER

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    And D* won't refund my money until they get the bricked receiver back.

    Normally my interactions with D* are positive but they kind of messed up on this one IMO.

    Oh well. There are worse things in life than waiting a few days for a refund.

    And my shiny new H25 will be here in a few days. :)
     
  12. SPACEMAKER

    SPACEMAKER Freethinker

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    Got $5 off my bill for the next 3 months. haha
     
  13. SPACEMAKER

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    D* sent me a second H23 (again without DECA) for some reason. Then I received the recovery kit this afternoon to return the 1st H23 they sent. So I had to call and request a 2nd recovery kit which confused the hell out of the rep since they had no idea I was sent a 2nd H23. WTF is going on over there? Normally I have no issues with D* but they seem to have their heads up their asses.

    Lesson learned as far as ordering equipment from them. Never again.
     
  14. SPACEMAKER

    SPACEMAKER Freethinker

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    H25 is installed and activated. I knew the H25's were small but I had no idea they were that tiny.
     
  15. SPACEMAKER

    SPACEMAKER Freethinker

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    Also, the H25 is blazing fast. It puts my H23 to shame.
     
  16. dpeters11

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    They are great little boxes.
     
  17. SPACEMAKER

    SPACEMAKER Freethinker

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    I just called D* regarding my refund for the H23 and they told me 65 days. WTF?

    I guess they are REALLY trying to make sure that I never ever order equipment from them again. An independent retailer is by far the best way to go.
     
  18. SPACEMAKER

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    So out of the blue today, I received a 3rd recovery kit from D*. What on earth is going on here? I have a feeling that this whole thing is going to result in me composing an email to Elaine Filipiak.
     
  19. Stuart Sweet

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    Well, hey, you're ahead of the people who never get a recovery kit, I guess.
     
  20. SPACEMAKER

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    I think what is happening is that whenever I call something triggers something in the system that automatically sends out a recovery kit. I am going to call again tomorrow to ask why they keep sending them and see if I get another one.
     

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