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HD Upgrade with MRV option

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Doug Brott, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. Mar 17, 2010 #1 of 432
    Doug Brott

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    Did they give you any kind of special pricing?
     
  2. Mar 17, 2010 #2 of 432
    Duke3K

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    No Special Pricing...But then I didn't push them on it either....

    HR24 -$199
    H24 -$99
    MRV option $99
     
  3. Mar 17, 2010 #3 of 432
    veryoldschool

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    "ouch"
     
  4. Mar 17, 2010 #4 of 432
    Duke3K

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    I'm not too concerned about the price - it's the same price as what I would have had to pay for the now 'old' HR23/H21 units.

    I upgraded my all my A/V gear to HD last year EXCEPT for my Directv units - so I have been running my ancient DirectV TIVO Standard def. units for the past year into my $4000 HD system - waiting for new directv tivo "unicorn" to appear and frankly got tired of waiting.

    Duke
     
  5. Mar 17, 2010 #5 of 432
    LameLefty

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    This probably needs to get split off into a separate discussion, but "ouch" indeed. Does that include MRV'ing for any other HR2x boxes in the house (in other words, extra DECA modules), or are the only MRV-compatible boxes in your house going to be the one HR24 and one H24?
     
  6. Mar 17, 2010 #6 of 432
    ffemtreed

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    $99 dollars??? WOW

    If using Hx24's what extra would you need to do MRV?
     
  7. Mar 17, 2010 #7 of 432
    veryoldschool

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    Kind of think the system hasn't been fully tweaked yet, as this seems to be the DECA upgrade [$99] to a existing system. SWM + DECA + receiver swaps.
     
  8. Mar 17, 2010 #8 of 432
    David MacLeod

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    all mrv upgrade will be 99 I bet even if its only a deca install. those w/o swm wil get swm, those with it will pay same price to cover costs of customers that need swm.
     
  9. Mar 17, 2010 #9 of 432
    veryoldschool

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    "One DECA" to bridge over to your LAN for internet.
     
  10. Mar 17, 2010 #10 of 432
    Shades228

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    $99 to get non swm receivers swapped out to SWM, add a SWM, and provide a DECA?

    Not that big of an ouch really. A Wireless adapter is $79.99.
     
  11. Mar 17, 2010 #11 of 432
    David MacLeod

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    for those that need this its a great deal. for those already on swm...not so much..
     
  12. Mar 17, 2010 #12 of 432
    Richierich

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    Sounds reasonable to me and I just wish I could sign up now for the MRV Upgrade with 2 HR24s.
     
  13. Mar 17, 2010 #13 of 432
    barryb

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    Considering the cost of setting up a network, wired or wireless...99 bux is not that bad of a price. I would assume this would also go under the protection plan, if applicable.

    I know what it cost me to wire my entire house, and I can assure you it was more than $99. :eek2:
     
  14. Mar 17, 2010 #14 of 432
    Duke3K

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    Correct. The only MRV-compatible boxes that I will have will be the one HR24 and H24... I do have one remaining old Philips Direct TIVO Standard def box which it is not MRV capable - unless hacked - but wouldnt be compatible anyway.
     
  15. Mar 17, 2010 #15 of 432
    RAD

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    Are you keeping the Philips active? If yes just curious if they're going to give you a SWiM8 switch so you can connect it or replace it with a R16.
     
  16. Mar 17, 2010 #16 of 432
    LameLefty

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    Well, if Directv will get a tech to come out and replace my two SWM8's (*) for an SWM16 and provide me the four additional DECA modules I need for $99, that's grand. Otherwise . . . not so much. :p

    (*) And let me keep them of course, since I own them both.
     
  17. Mar 17, 2010 #17 of 432
    RAD

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    If that's how that works I'm in, could make the money back my selling my two SWiM8's on flea bay.
     
  18. Mar 17, 2010 #18 of 432
    LameLefty

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    Oh yeah, easy. :)
     
  19. Mar 17, 2010 #19 of 432
    Duke3K

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    I am keeping the Phillips active - but it's on it's own dish out by my hobby building (we are on 2 acres) so it's not an issue . It's not connected to the main house cable plant.

    The interesting part about that old Phillips Tivo unit though is that the Service rep said that the only additional cost on my monthy bill will be the $10/month for the HD service. My DVR monthly cost is already covered by my monthy Tivo cost that I have been paying for years - at least that's what I thought I heard.
     
  20. Mar 17, 2010 #20 of 432
    Syzygy

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    I'm starting to think like the OP: Maybe I shouldn't wait for the TiVo "unicorn" ... If only the 50-SL limit would be lifted on the HR24, since it's fast enough to not get bogged down by SL processing.
     

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