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Hardware Shortage

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by mrb627, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. Oct 9, 2010 #1 of 61
    mrb627

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    My install has been cancelled for tomorrow. It seems that there are no HD DVR's left in the Southest. I'm bumming.:(
     
  2. Oct 9, 2010 #2 of 61
    litzdog911

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    Sad but true.
     
  3. Oct 9, 2010 #3 of 61
    Renard

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    So what's the point for Directv to run some ads and you can't even subscribe to it, because of HD DVR shortage. Very good experience for first customers. It seems to me that the shortage is getting worse and worse, and it's been that way for months.
     
  4. Oct 9, 2010 #4 of 61
    Joe Diver

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    I guess I got really lucky then. I called Monday and got installed Thursday to switch from Dish.

    My installer was 2 hours late (no big deal for me) and said they were slammed. Orders were coming in like crazy with people switching from Dish.
     
  5. Oct 9, 2010 #5 of 61
    convem24

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    As per my varied experience over the last 5 years when Directv offers up a new HD-DVR model or newer technology like WH-HDDVR the supply is always less than the demand. Eventually (I know this doesn't help) Directv will get enough HR24s. We are a definitely a instant gratification society.
     
  6. Oct 9, 2010 #6 of 61
    johns70

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    mdavej

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    They should at least have the one I returned when I cancelled the other day and switched to Dish.
     
  8. Oct 9, 2010 #8 of 61
    narcolept

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    :nono2::nono2::nono2::nono2:
     
  9. Oct 9, 2010 #9 of 61
    Hoosier205

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    Business is booming. The Dish channels disputes are probably helping drive business. Lots of new DirecTV customers these days, I am sure.
     
  10. Manctech

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    All depends on the area you live in. The Charlotte NC market is pretty well stocked with equipment for the time being.
     
  11. Richierich

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    Why would you Switch to Dish with all of their problems going on???
     
  12. n3ntj

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    D* should have at least 2 HR20-700s as I returned these as defective in the past 2 weeks for audio dropouts when watching rewound programming.
     
  13. dpeters11

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    He doesn't watch those channels, and wanted full integration with the Logitech box?

    Just one possibility.
     
  14. mdavej

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    You got it. Plus AMC, BBCA, Cooking, DIY, G4, Hist Intl, HLN, ID, Lifetime Movie, Nat Geo Wild, TCM, and about 20 others. Those trump the temporary loss of FX and Nat Geo. Fox will eventually try to extort D* too. In the meantime I've finally got all the HD I've been waiting for.

    I'm very happy I made the switch, in spite of Dish's current problems.
     
  15. Newshawk

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    In many cases, the contracts for the advertisements are written months before the ads appear. Who knew 3-4 months ago the HD receiver shortage would be so severe right now?
     
  16. johns70

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    The HR20-700s are the oldest generation DIRECTV(non-TiVo) HD DVRs they have, and they can't be used with MRV. I suspect they'll be putting them on the recycle pile.
     
  17. RobertE

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    HR20s both -100 & -700s absolutely can be used with MRV.
     
  18. hasan

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    Tell that to my perfectly operating MRV'd HR20-700.

    They can recycle the 20-700s here. Short of the new 24 series, they are the best of the available units.

    You could be more mistaken in your comments, but not much. <vbg>
     
  19. narcolept

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    :backtotop

    Don't see how any of this has anything to do with the OP venting about his install being cancelled?
     
  20. BattleZone

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    Retailers always get only the latest equipment, and get priority over other lines of business, as they are the main source of NEW customers.
     

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