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Are you willing to pay for mrv, and if so, how much?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by hdtvfan0001, Jan 26, 2010.

How much are you willing to pay for MRV?

  1. Nothing

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. $1-2

    907 vote(s)
    68.5%
  3. $3-4

    228 vote(s)
    17.2%
  4. $5-6

    130 vote(s)
    9.8%
  5. $7 or more

    60 vote(s)
    4.5%
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  1. Jan 31, 2010 #541 of 1107
    hdtvfan0001

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    Which clearly appears to be the majority view among CE'ers posting on that topic.
    Sounds to me like folks at DirecTV are, at minimum, listening.
    That's not the way support would be handled.
     
  2. Jan 31, 2010 #542 of 1107
    veryoldschool

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    Actually, I can imagine, and that may be because I have DECA here.
    As for "the one" that took the whole system down, there is more to the story, but it can't be released at this time.
    I think the hardest DECA network to troubleshoot, would be 2 receivers being connected for MRV and these not being connected to a third [bridge] to the home network/internet. Since there would be only two, I couldn't tell/isolate which one of the two was bad.
    Once there are three [2 receivers + either another receiver or the bridge to the home network] on the DECA network, then "anyone" could troubleshoot to the bad one.

    Home networks should be allowed for MRV and we shouldn't be forced to use DECA.
     
  3. Jan 31, 2010 #543 of 1107
    Gbsnplr

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    I vote nothing. In the last year Dtv has raised my cost by $35 from prior year.
     
  4. Jan 31, 2010 #544 of 1107
    ntwrkd

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    I'd like to stay with my OWN hard wired network. Don't want any "extra" hardware on my receivers. I don't need support for MY network. I voted nothing. If other providers offer it for free, then D* should also (ATT). I payed for my router and the Cat5 and did the (install) myself. It's all payed for and not very complicated to troubleshoot. This nickel and dime-ing is gonna push everyone to IP TV and pay as you watch models in the near future. We already pay for channels we never watch (no a la carte). Please D* not another fee!
     
  5. Jan 31, 2010 #545 of 1107
    OptimusPrime

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    Whoah! How did that happen??
     
  6. Jan 31, 2010 #546 of 1107
    FHSPSU67

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    These posts pretty much describe my situation. I have something that I've invested a lot of money and time in, and it works. Please DirecTV, don't make me have to decide on DECA or leaving DirecTV.
     
  7. Jan 31, 2010 #547 of 1107
    dhhaines

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    I must be missing something as to why DirecTV would even think about charging for MRV. I pay to be provided the programming. What difference does it make to DirecTV where I watch the content that I paid them for? Are they thinking about charging anyone who physically picks up and moves the DVR to another room/TV? They are not providing any service that you haven't already paid for.:nono2:

    Last time I checked MS or Apple wasn't charging for networking my PC's. Nor are any of the computer manufacturers. The only cost was buying routers, wiring etc..
     
  8. Jan 31, 2010 #548 of 1107
    Doug Brott

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    Regardless of any feelings on the subject, the reason DIRECTV will be charging is that they feel like this is something that people will pay for. Personally, I think they are correct in that assessment, but we really won't know for sure until it happens. If there is a mass "no thanks" then the model could certainly change. It is all business at the end of the day and if its better to DIRECTV to make it free, then it will be. However, I think it will be better to them to charge a small fee. Of course, that doesn't make any of us happy because now we have to pay to get this new "Feature/Service".

    If DIRECTV were the Government, then I'd certainly agree that "No, they can't do that" but it's a business and since they think they can charge for this new "product" they have chosen to do just that.

    As soon as I know more details on pricing, I will let you know, but at this time I can only guess as to what I think it will be.
     
  9. Jan 31, 2010 #549 of 1107
    dhhaines

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    DirecTv has no good argument for charging for MRV unless they change the whole model to a whole house DVR only setup and charge more for the DVR. To charge people more for this so called "service" on equipment that is already in house and is being networked on a network they have not setup nor will they ever support is just a nickle and dime decision and may be the so called straw that sends me and others packing to another provider. (I already have FIOS internet and phone, so it would only take a phone call)

    And this is a company that has commercials saying how DISH charges extra fees.:nono2: MRV is not a billable "extra" , just as being able to network PC's in your home is not billable.(OT but didn't cableco's get shot down when they tried to charge for each computer connected to the internet??) You or they can't convince me otherwise, unless they go to a wholehouse solution with 4-5 tuners, 4TB of storage and able to serve 3-4 STB's. THAT I would pay for.
     
  10. Jan 31, 2010 #550 of 1107
    leww37334

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    I really wish Directv would tell us what the plan is. (I need time to get my wife used to the idea of Dish)
     
  11. Jan 31, 2010 #551 of 1107
    dhhaines

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    Actually it has been the opposite for me. I've been convincing her that we should stay with DirecTV BECAUSE they were going to MRV. But if they start charging, I'll just go with the FIOS like she wants. If that doesn't work out. We get OTA and most other content we watch is able to be streamed via the internet or thru Netflix via BluRay or DVD.

    (Actually this last option is looking better and better the more providers keep charging for every little so called "extra")

    BTW.. according to this poll almost 65% here wouldn't pay. This forum has the most likely group that would use it. Doesn't that tell them something?
     
  12. Jan 31, 2010 #552 of 1107
    leww37334

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    My wife loves MLB extra Innings, I have to convince her that getting MLBTV over the internet will be a good substitute.
     
  13. Jan 31, 2010 #553 of 1107
    Sixto

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    It's all a matter of value.

    If it works well, people will pay for it. Especially, if it's a "low" monthly number like $3.99.

    When D12 is "live", and possibly DirecTV again has more HD then anybody else, and exclusive content that nobody else has, and you can easily watch a recording anywhere in the home, the choice may be easy for most people.
     
  14. Jan 31, 2010 #554 of 1107
    leww37334

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    In order to make this work:

    I will have to change my dish (small d) to an SWM dish, according to other posters here you cannot get one except on ebay for big $

    then I will have to try to find DECA converters (more $)

    this is after upgrading to a wireless N network FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE of STREAMING HD

    What a goat rope, way to go Directv.
     
  15. Jan 31, 2010 #555 of 1107
    dhhaines

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    I wouldn't consider $3.99 A "LOW" monthly number. And HD content has nothing to do with MRV. Besides the only "exclusive" content DirecTV has and will have is the 101. I'm not sure they'll even match FIOS in my area with HD even with D12. (and yes I know not everyone can get FIOS)

    I have been a DirecTv subscriber since 1998. They WERE the best value, I'm thinking not so much anymore.
     
  16. Jan 31, 2010 #556 of 1107
    opelap

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    Except that I hardly watch any SD now. So what the heck is another satellite going to do for me??? More HD than anyone else is a marketing gimmick and no more. And if it is HD with audio dropouts, and a non-responsive remote, it has no more value than we have right now.

    I mean I should be able to pick up the remote, type 3 numbers and have the DVR keep up no matter how fast I do it. The processor in this thing is doing thousands (million?) of calculations per second and it can't keep up with my slow fingers? That is either poor programming, which I doubt since it hasn't been fixed in over a year, or an overloaded processor which has no cycles left to watch for inputs from the remote and we keep putting more on it.

    I don't think 3.99 is a "low" number either. I am paying them about $140 per month now for HD with audio dropouts. Some would say whats another $4, but I say enough is enough and for those with the higher packages it should come free.
     
  17. Jan 31, 2010 #557 of 1107
    Sixto

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    Obviously, "low" is a relative term. It sure beats "high". :)

    By exclusive, was referring to the MANY sports exclusives, including the recent NFL season and the Australian Open, but there are many other examples.

    Only raised the HD and exclusive comparison because it all fits into the overall "value" of the TV service.

    I have FiOS, works great for Internet service. Every evaluation of TV has graded DirecTV "better".

    To each his own ... each home has their own criteria for analysis.
     
  18. Jan 31, 2010 #558 of 1107
    Sixto

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    So you watch no HD (assume you meant HD), you hate the DVR, and you don't want to pay for MRV.

    The decision seems easy. :)
     
  19. Jan 31, 2010 #559 of 1107
    Doug Brott

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    You do realize that the other providers also charge for MRV .. Including FiOS. With FiOS, the Media DVR (required for MRV) is $4/month than the non-MRV capable DVR.
     
  20. Jan 31, 2010 #560 of 1107
    Doug Brott

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    You will need new equipment, yes. BUT .. don't seek out anything on Ebay. I'm pretty certain that DIRECTV will have something that beats anything you could find on your own. We just don't know exactly what that is yet.
     
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