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Is There a Separate Monthly Charge for Genie?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by DolphinGirl, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. Jul 5, 2013 #1 of 18
    DolphinGirl

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    I am installing a new HR44.

    I currently have:
    HR23-700
    HR22-100
    HR21-100

    I currently pay in Monthly Fees (not including some credits):

    Primary TV - $6.00
    Additional TV - $6.00
    Additional TV -$6.00
    Advanced Receiver- DVR Lifetime - $0
    Advanced Receiver - HD Monthly - $10

    I plan on replacing the HR21 with the new HR44. Will I incur any new fees, will they stay the same or will they drop?
    If I replaced the other two older DVRs with the mini C41s(?) would I save another $12/month?

    Thanks
     
  2. Jul 5, 2013 #2 of 18
    jdspencer

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    You didn't mention the Whole Home DVR fee of $3.00.
    You should also see a $6.00 credit for the Primary TV.
     
  3. Jul 5, 2013 #3 of 18
    DolphinGirl

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    I didn't mention the Whole Home fee because I wasn't aware of it. I do not currently have Whole Home.

    Why will I see a credit of $6.00?
     
  4. Jul 5, 2013 #4 of 18
    jimmie57

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    Yes and No.
    The fee is $25 per month. This includes HD service, DVR service and the whole home service.
    You show that you have Lifetime Free HD service. I do not know how that would affect your billing .

    When you are charged for a receiver and it is the main receiver you should see a credit for that receiver in the credit area.
    Any TV connections, no matter what receiver / client you use constitutes a $6 fee.
     
  5. Jul 5, 2013 #5 of 18
    jdspencer

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    The primary receiver fee is credited,
     
  6. Jul 5, 2013 #6 of 18
    peds48

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    to offset the "primary TV fee" Also each client has a fe of $6.00 a month
     
  7. Jul 5, 2013 #7 of 18
    DolphinGirl

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    So let me see if I got this straight.

    To hook up a HR44 and connect to other receivers it costs $25/month.

    However, I will not have to pay my current Primary TV fee of $6.00, the HD Fee of $10.00 and some type of credit for my Lifetime DVR fee. Is that right?
     
  8. Jul 5, 2013 #8 of 18
    peds48

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    No, you will probably se another line item for $3.00 a month for WHDVR, with the rest staying the same. if you see credits section you will se a primary TV" credit of $6.00
     
  9. Jul 5, 2013 #9 of 18
    makaiguy

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    You should not be paying the $6 primary receiver NOW. Although it is shown on the bill, there should be an off-setting $6 credit also listed further down in the bill.
     
  10. dpeters11

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    The $25 fee is only on accounts started February 2012, it replaces the separate DVR, HD and Whole home fees. Older accounts have three separate smaller fees.
     
  11. jimmie57

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    Thanks for the clarification.
     
  12. DolphinGirl

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    OK, now that we have come full circle, can anyone tell me what I should be charged monthly when the HR44 is activated?
     
  13. trh

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    If you are swapping your 21 for the 44, no change in fees.

    You might want to add MRV which is $3 per month and is just activated by DirecTV (no additional hardware).
     
  14. trh

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    BTW - who is doing your install? It appears you're going from six to nine tuners, so you will also need a SWM16 installed to get all nine operational.
     
  15. DolphinGirl

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    DirecTV is doing the install.

    Doesnt't hooking up the HR44 automatically mean I get MRV?
     
  16. dpeters11

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    MRV is required when the Genie is used on an account with multiple HD receivers. So if you are replacing the HR21 with a Genie, the increase will be $3 for MRV.
     
  17. harperhometheater

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    She could replace another of the HRs with a client (C31/41) and get under the limit as well.


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  18. Bill Broderick

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    dpeters is correct. MRV will be added to your account and your bill will go up by $3.

    The other question that you asked, that hasn't been addressed in this thread is that you would not save anything if you replaced the other DVR's with mini clients. They clients have the same monthly $6 "additional TV" fee that the DVR's do. All that you would accomplish by replacing the other DVR's is that you would lose access to 4 recordable tuners. I would not replace them.
     

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