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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by TBlazer07, May 16, 2010.
I voted nothing but will drop a premium channel or a receiver which I did $3.00 is worth it
A lot of people who said they wouldn't were trying to convince Directv not to charge for it. I like it a lot and will keep it.
$3 is pretty reasonable considering that it DOES cost them something to maintain it. Think about all the technical and networking employees that are supporting it and the 18 million subs, not to mention the R&D of the DECA technology (yes, I know its based on MoCa 1.1).
I didn't participate in the bitching threads (as you can see by post count), but I don't think a no-cost feature for DirecTV should be a $3.00 per month charge for me. I'm paying for the hardware and the feature itself is not a premium service in that it doesn't cost DirecTV anything each month for me the have MRV.
With that said, I was the first in my area, according to the installers yesterday, to have DECA installed. I was using the beta feature for several weeks, and I think this is one of the most useful features DirecTV has come up with. My way of self justification was that I was considering an external HDD for one of the DVRs but now that both of my DVRs act as one, I "saved" the cost of the HDD. That should cover the price of MRV for a couple of years .
I always said it was a bad idea and IMO a better business case can be built for using it as a feature to lure people into staying with DirecTV and adding more recievers, but I never said I would not pay it, because I knew I had to have it, unless it was say $20 or something.
I said from day one that I would pay up to $5 for MRV so getting it for $3 is pretty sweet. Now I just have to get it installed.
I haven't decided yet. I'm going to let the MRV Beta expire in a few days and then go through withdrawl. Lived without it for years, now have it, got to like it so will let you know next week on how severe the withdrawl pains are.
I was one of the (few) folks who said I'd pay up to $10 for it (or whatever the highest number in the poll was) but I had absolutely no doubt it would NOT be anywhere near that. Realistically I though it would be $4-$5. To me it has made a world of difference in the TV experience and at $3 was reasonable and worth the expense. Would I have liked it for free? Whadyathink? I ain't stoopit!
Would the Jury please return and announce the verdict. :lol:
Dats because I live in New Joisey so I gotta be stoopit.
I was originally in the "if it's my network, I shouldn't pay" camp, because I felt MRV should be included in the base software. $3/month is so reasonable tho, I'd be biting my nose to spite my face by not paying for such a game-changing (IMHO) feature.
I say game-changing because I no longer have to worry about scheduling conflicts and show start/stop times. With so many tuners at my disposal, I can divvy up network shows in a way that practically guarantees every recording will be padded on each side and there will be no Series Manager conflicts.
And I forgot to mention.... I can now watch any recording in any room!
I did. It seems I spoke too soon when I said I wouldn't pay for it, and it also seems that is wasn't my decision in the first place.
Without it my wife can't watch General Hospital in the living room and also be able to watch it while on her treadmill in the spare room.
TBlazer07, maybe this should be a poll.
If the early orders are any indication...the demand exceeds the original stated interest.
Clearly MRV has strong appeal and strong adoption.
Not everyone will see a value in MRV, but there will likely be a widespread success in the market for this $3 new service.
Ah, so the non-techies are to blame .. Here is what I said early last November (links to CE forum) ..
Translation = I told you so. :lol:
I said I did not like paying for MRV that I set up.
Yeah, I got that.
I never thought it would be that important, but both my wife and daughter use it daily.
I thought that fact that both my main DVRs are in the living room that I didn't really need it.
The girls told me we're keeping it. I usually have to acquiesce when they get together on something…life’s easier that way.
I might pay for it during the winter season, but there is no way i am signing up for it anytime soon.
If they included other things like combining all available tuners to get around scheduling conflicts or came up with a computer application to be able to manage recording I would probably go for it. I am thinking DTV's vaporware of a home media server will be available before I decide to pay for MRV
I just build an old computer out of parts laying around the house to put a computer in the bedroom. I'll stick with DTV2PC for now.
I am still planning on losing MRV when the beta expires. I actually just talked it over with my fiance over the weekend and when I told her it was going to cost $3/month to keep it she said that was bullpoop. I still feel that we are being ripped off. What is the $7/month DVR fee going toward if it isn't to make improvements on the functions of their DVRs? Why didn't that cover the cost of developing MRV/DECA? Why do they feel this requires another charge?
The answer is they feel that people will pay for it. From the looks of this thread it appears they are right. I still personally feel this is bogus and don't plan on supporting this decision by keeping MRV. However if my fiance decides that she really wants it back then I will probably relent and sign up for it (most likely won't do the DECA install though so hopefully that gets straightened out).
I already went around last summer and organized our shows so they are recorded in the most watched locations anyway (her shows in the living room, my shows in the theater room, shows we watch together in the bedroom). So I really don't think it will effect us all that much.
Said 0. Has not been working properly anyway and so I will not miss it.