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Adding another DVR question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by gio12, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. gio12

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    I want to add an additional DVR to a room that I have a current DVR in. Can use a splitter to connect the additional DVR or do I have to run a new line?

    I can't add another line, unless I kill the OTA.

    Or I add the DVR in another room with a TV just use it for MRV. That would work, right?
     
  2. Mike Greer

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    Do you have a SWM setup now? The current DVR is using 1 wire?
     
  3. Go Beavs

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    See edits below...

     
  4. gio12

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    Great, thank guys. Yes, I have a SWiM as I have MVR.
     
  5. gomezma1

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    Don't forget that they will add another two years to your contract.
     
  6. gio12

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    That I understand. I need to figure out in the next few months, is it worth it for a 2 yr commitment.

    One thing I DON'T get with DIRECTV. The receivers are leased, We have to pay a high amount for them and he have to commit to 2 yrs. Unlike the phone industry, if I commit for 2yrs, its OWNED at a lower price.

    So let me buy a HRx DVR for $500 and no commitment. :rolleyes:

    I guess its more like the car industry.

    I very frustrating. Add a new price of equipment and get sock for 2 yrs! :nono2:
     
  7. sigma1914

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    You can buy one owned without commitment for around that $500 price.
     
  8. gio12

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    I thoughts that's over now? Its the HR21-Pro only, right?
     
  9. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    You can buy owned units here and ebay. Hopefully some folks who do it can posts some tips and dos/don'ts.
     
  10. dpeters11

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    If I remember right, maybe from a post from RobertE or Matt, you can buy a receiver from the Access Card Department as well, and you'll get that model (most would want an HR24.) You have to make sure they are the ones to activate it.

    Going through a retailer like Solid Signal, to get owned it would have to be something like the HR21-Pro.
     
  11. The Merg

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    Hmmm. An iPhone4 from Verizon with no upgrade discounts can run you $199 with a 2 year commitment or you can buy it without a commitment for about $600. Yes, even when you pay $199 you own it, but once again, why would you want to keep your DirecTV recevier when you quit their service after a few years?

    - Merg
     
  12. rsblaski

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    Although I have no intents on ever leaving D*, I would imagine that the advantage of owning a dvr is that if you do leave, you can sell the dvr and regain some of the initial cost.
    I don't know if that would make the overall cost less than the $199 lease fee.
     
  13. carl6

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    Obviously, you won't sell if for more than $199, so it is not likely you will recover the differential you pay to own it if you had to pay full owned price (which of course many people do not).

    To me, the biggest advantage to owning is you can activate/de-activate as desired and hold onto the unit for potential future use. I've got a couple of units that get turned on and off from time to time, and there is no shipping back the turned off unit, and no having to pay for a replacement leased unit when re-activating. However, that is not something the average customer does routinely.
     
  14. The Merg

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    +1

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  15. rsblaski

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    But if you were to buy a used (owned) dvr, I think that you would recover most of the purchase price when you sold it as a used (owned) box, wouldn't you?
     
  16. LiQiCE

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    Can anyone share where to go on this forum to buy an owned unit? I'm interested in buying an owned HR24, but I didn't see a For Sale forum here.

    EDIT - Clearly my eyes are failing me, here's the Buy, Sell, Trade forum: http://www.dbstalk.com/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=-1&f=97
     

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