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HR34/GENIE and the ANALOG SUNSET & INTERNET Question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by storoo379, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. storoo379

    storoo379 New Member

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    Live in a LOCAL STATION area that is MPEG 4 only and will be getting DIRECTV in the next 2 weeks.

    My question is since i have 2 older tube tv's with just componet and composite connections will I be able to connect the unit to my tv's ?

    I asl cause 2013 is last year that analog is supposed be allowed to be connected.

    ALSO - is it REQUIRED to have the HR34 or the C31 hooked up to the internet ?
     
  2. Jacob Braun

    Jacob Braun King of Awesome

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    Yes you will be able to connect the C31 and HR34 to your TVs. For the C31 you'll need the composite or component cable for the C31 but your tech will have that. Keep in mind that if you have no HD TVs you'll still be paying the full $20/m for Advanced Receiver Services if you get a C31/HR34 (of course you may get discounts for autopay). Whereas if you get just an HR24/H24 you won't be required to have the Advanced Receiver Services on there (only the $8/m for DVR since your market is MPEG-4 only). Although with the HR2x/H2x combo you won't get MRV without the full $20 Advanced Receiver charge.
    Basically your HR34/C31 will work fine with any TVs, even if you have to use an RF modulator.
     
  3. storoo379

    storoo379 New Member

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    So we will be FORCED to pay the 10.00 HD access fee ? even though we will not have HD channels ?

    I have got like 3 ansers on here and same amount of answers from DIRECTV customer service agents.

    WHY is it so hard to get the real answer ?
     
  4. dpeters11

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    SD only customers in an mpeg4 market have to have HD equipment, but they do not pay the HD fee.
     
  5. storoo379

    storoo379 New Member

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    so then instead of 23 bucks which the upcoming fee will be, i will only pay 13 bucks
     
  6. dpeters11

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    I'm not sure how its handled in billing.they may do the line items differently, or charge the $23 and credit $10 back.

    But the end result should be the same.
     
  7. RunnerFL

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    Yeah, but they most likely do not get HR34's. I would be willing to bet that if the OP is requesting HR34's he'll have to pay the HD fee.
     
  8. Jacob Braun

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    This is correct. The HR34 always has the HD Access fee on top. And if you want MRV without an HR34 you'll always have to have HD Access.
     
  9. Jacob Braun

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    No, you will pay $8 (soon more) for DVR with no HD. If you want MRV or an HR34 you will pay $20 (soon more) for the ARS charge
     

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