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Eliminate DVR fees

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by APB101, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. Rich

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    I've always had the Premier package and I've always paid for my DVRs. I don't understand.

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  2. Rich

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    Yup, that's how I look at it.

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  3. RunnerFL

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    No, because there actually is something else called a DVR fee. DirecTV had the mirroring fee long before DVRs even existed.
     
  4. RunnerFL

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    A few years ago with the Premier package there was no DVR fee, it was free. Now with the Premier package there is a separate DVR fee except for those, like me, who had Premier when there was no fee and we're grandfathered in.
     
  5. RunnerFL

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    How can it be a "DVR Fee" when you pay it on a non-DVR box too? It's not a DVR fee, it's a mirroring fee. The DVR fee is separate and not per box.
     
  6. Rich

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    OK, I understand your point now. I have absolutely no experience with receivers that aren't DVRs. I had no idea that they were mirrored too. Sorry.

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  7. RunnerFL

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    No need to apologize.

    The mirroring fee is a per card/receiver fee so that your plan can be "mirrored" to that receiver as well. If you own the unit is a "mirroring" fee and if the unit is leased it's a "lease" fee.
     
  8. inkahauts

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    20 if it's hd...
     
  9. dpeters11

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    That's insane. The one I always liked back in my cable days, Time Warner charged per month for the remote. It wasn't much, but still was a charge. Though I never tried to return it and get the fee removed.
     
  10. wingrider01

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    Never mind someone already countered with the same question
     
  11. gomezma1

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    It can record Digital TV. That is not the same as DirecTV
     
  13. Rich

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    Would you mind clarifying your OP? I'm not sure if you meant the "DVR" fee or the "Mirroring" fee. I don't mind the DVR fee, but I'd be happy to see the mirroring fee go away.

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  14. makaiguy

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    From the website:
    This is how it can "record Directv", by running the output from a DirecTV receiver in real time into the Aux A/V input of this unit. From the picture on that site of the back of the unit, the A/V input consists of 3 RCA jacks for composite video and left and right audio. This is the lowest quality SD output available from current DirecTV receivers.
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  15. harsh

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    But it is DTV.

    Sorry, I couldn't resist.
     
  16. makaiguy

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    You should try harder.
     
  17. gomezma1

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    But it beats paying the $7 monthly fee.
     
  18. sigma1914

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    You're still paying $7 for the DirecTV it must hook up to. You're not saving money and you can't record HD sat stations.
     
  19. gomezma1

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    This would benefit people still with SD programming and they would not have to pay DVR service. Thye could just have it turned off or get a standar receiver. This unit gtes OTA HD signals. I can't see paying for HD and that's why I haven't bought an HD TV. I'm just waiting for my contract to expire to see what other options are avilable at that time.
     
  20. sigma1914

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    But you'd pay $200 for that DVR just to avoid a $7 DVR fee? After 28 months, you will start to save money. That makes no sense.
     

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