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Buying a receiver from SolidSignal

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by gwade, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. dpeters11

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    Solid Signal has those for $400, but they are refurb.
     
  2. joshjr

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    I wouldnt buy that. I would find a owned HR24 instead. Check CraigsList or ebay or here. Comtemplating selling my HR24 for what people seem to be paying for them these days.
     
  3. dpeters11

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    Me neither. Unless someone needs it rack mounted, I never saw a real benefit for that box, especially now that it's not new in box.
     
  4. stevenme

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    I week ago I upgraded my single HR22 to a MRV system adding an H25 and HR24. I was so impressed with the speed of the HR24/H25 that I ordered another HR24 from SS to replace the painfully slow HR22.

    How do I go about getting a credit for the old HR22 from DTV? I'd be more than happy to ship it back to them if I could get a credit for it. Thanks!
     
  5. jeepwrang3

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    I ended up taking advantage of the HR23 buy one get one free deal at SolidSignal on cyber monday. So whats the deal, i just have to activate them within 30 days? I no longer own my DVR's so i'm guessing i just contact DTV and they'll instruct me what to do with the old recievers.
     
  6. PCampbell

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    You need to be out of contract for the best chance of getting a credit and should call before you purchase. Also I have been with Directv for a looooong time.
     
  7. carl6

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    If the HR22 is leased, you have no choice but to return it. When you deactivate it they will arrange for a return box to be sent to you.

    If it is owned, you can sell it if you want to. Probably the best place is the buy, sell, trade forum here. But before trying to sell it, make certain it is owned, not leased. Chances are about 95% or better it is leased.
     
  8. Scott Kocourek

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    Carl6 is correct, if it's leased you will get a box sent to you and you will have to return it. There will not be a credit but you will be charged the full price for the receiver if you don't send it back.

    FYI, this is tru of the new receivers you got too, they are leased and will need to be returned when they are no longer activated.

    EDIT: Changed owend to leased.
     
  9. stevenme

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    I've been with them since '98, but I just started a new 2 year contract with my move to MRV. When I call to activate I'll ask, but it sounds like I'll end up footing the entire $200.

    Then again, if I add up the time lost waiting to change channels on the HR22, it should pay for itself in less than a year. Let's see...

    100 channel changes per day X
    5 second per change on the HR22 X
    365 days in a year = 182,500 seconds, or 50 hours X
    $8.00/hr min wage in MA (for arguments sake) = $400 @ min wage!!!

    Steve
     
  10. carl6

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    Fixed it for you.
     
  11. Scott Kocourek

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    Thanks, that was a big oops.
     

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