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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Doug Brott, Mar 17, 2010.
Did they give you any kind of special pricing?
No Special Pricing...But then I didn't push them on it either....
MRV option $99
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.
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?
$99 dollars??? WOW
If using Hx24's what extra would you need to do MRV?
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.
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.
"One DECA" to bridge over to your LAN for internet.
$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.
for those that need this its a great deal. for those already on swm...not so much..
Sounds reasonable to me and I just wish I could sign up now for the MRV Upgrade with 2 HR24s.
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:
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.
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.
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.
(*) And let me keep them of course, since I own them both.
If that's how that works I'm in, could make the money back my selling my two SWiM8's on flea bay.
Oh yeah, easy.
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.
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.