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Existing DirecTV subscriber, how much would it be to upgrade to Genie?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Nguyenning, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. peds48

    peds48 Genius. DBSTalk Club

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    Directv probably would have an issue with it, but I wouldn't rule it out. I've had an installer drive off in the middle of a job.
    I have install many, many, many customers with no internet or phone so far they are enjoying their service
     
  2. dpeters11

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    That was the install that took four different techs and install windows to get my DVR connected to the Internet when I switched to whole home and SWM. They all claimed they didn't have the needed equipment, that it was at the warehouse.
     
  3. bobbymartinez

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    I have an HD-DVR and 3 standard dvr's. Will I be saving money by switching to the genie and genie mini's?
     
  4. joshjr

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    Not in my opinion. You have 8 tuners now and will only have 5 if you upgrade and send everything back. Now you could keep the HD DVR and have 7 tuners and use 1 less mini but that is up to you. Unless you lower your receiver count, the per receiver fee will stay the same. You will be hit with the $3 whole home fee though so I dont see it saving money. Its more about what you want. Do you need more tuners or space? Would you like to use the mini's to watch what is on the Genie in other rooms? If so, go for it. If not, probably don't as I dont see this lowering your bill unless you lower the receiver count.
     
  5. dshank522

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    I would like to get a Genie. I only have one HD-DVR. Forgive me for my ignorance but I have 2 wires coming from the Sat to the DVR. Will the Genie require more than the 2 cables that I currently have. I will not be hooking up any other tv's...only one.
     
  6. peds48

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    I would like to get a Genie. I only have one HD-DVR. Forgive me for my ignorance but I have 2 wires coming from the Sat to the DVR. Will the Genie require more than the 2 cables that I currently have. I will not be hooking up any other tv's...only one.
    No, since the Genie uses SWM, only one RG6 coax cable is required
     
  7. peds48

    peds48 Genius. DBSTalk Club

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    I have an HD-DVR and 3 standard dvr's. Will I be saving money by switching to the genie and genie mini's?
    not with the hardware itself, but DirecTV might give you some discounts along with the Genie. only way to find out is by calling....
     
  8. dpeters11

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    The installer will replace your LNB on your dish to upgrade you to SWM.
     
  9. SPACEMAKER

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    I just ordered my free Genie Upgrade today (I have the protection plan). Since I already have everything in place they are just going to overnight my Genie and Genie mini. When they arrive tomorrow all I need to do is hook them up and call to activate. I'm keeping my HR24.

    Obviously I am now back under contract but I don't mind at all since I am very happy with DirecTV.
     

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