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MRV/DECA Going National May 13th

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by CuriousG, May 6, 2010.

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  1. May 6, 2010 #1 of 1990
    CuriousG

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    Just got off the phone with D*. I had been transferred to the "multi-room group" due to the nature of my questions (converting from older dish to SWM). The rep advised me to wait to convert to SWM until next week as MRV/DECA was going national on the 11th and I would get a better deal on the SWM conversion.

    She also confirmed the pricing that has been posted here. $99 for the hardware and $49 for the installation.
     
  2. May 6, 2010 #2 of 1990
    matt

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    Cool
     
  3. May 6, 2010 #3 of 1990
    harsh

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    Also confirmed for "next week" in the Q1 Earnings Call as reported by Doug Brott.
     
  4. May 6, 2010 #4 of 1990
    Jason Whiddon

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    Wish we could go ahead and schedule appointments. I assume we'll be getting a NR SW update? Or not?
     
  5. May 6, 2010 #5 of 1990
    zudy

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    Cool I will be ordering mine next week.
     
  6. May 6, 2010 #6 of 1990
    Doug Brott

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    Don't get disappointed if you call in on 5/11 and they ask you to call back on 5/13 ;)
     
  7. May 6, 2010 #7 of 1990
    Jason Whiddon

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    Mannnnnnnnnnnn. Dont say that!
     
  8. May 6, 2010 #8 of 1990
    sigma1914

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    Also remember....DECA & MRV does not mean you get Hx24s.
     
  9. May 6, 2010 #9 of 1990
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    Thanks Doug. Will hold my call until 5/13 :)

    BTW, do you know if there will be an installation charge for folks who have the D* service plan (like me)?
     
  10. May 6, 2010 #10 of 1990
    ShapeGSX

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    What does "the hardware" you are referring to consist of?

    I suffered through the first days of the HR20-700, I AM going to end up with an HR24 one way or another. :lol:
     
  11. May 6, 2010 #11 of 1990
    sigma1914

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    DECA modules.
     
  12. May 6, 2010 #12 of 1990
    ShapeGSX

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    Any idea what kind of charge there will be for a SWiMLine dish setup with MRV and an HR24 to replace a DirecTivo?

    Is it $99 + $49 + $199 ?

    Any deals for good accounts?

    I was hoping to buy the HR24 at Best Buy, but they aren't going to carry DirecTV receiver equipment anymore. :mad:
     
  13. May 6, 2010 #13 of 1990
    Doug Brott

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    YMMV .. It could be what you've posted, you may end up doing better.
     
  14. May 6, 2010 #14 of 1990
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    Yes, except you can only specify "HD-DVR", you can't specify "HR24". You'll get what the tech has available that day.

    Usually. Call or check online when you're ready.

    Don't bet on it. Most likely, it's just that the old SKU numbers were deleted from BB's system so that they couldn't be re-ordered. Anyone who is taking the word of a BB drone on a national policy is, well, lacking life experience... :)
     
  15. May 6, 2010 #15 of 1990
    ShapeGSX

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    I'll either buy one elsewhere, or I'll (nicely) tell the tech to take a hike and come back with the one that isn't slow as molasses. :)

    I'm the one that talked to the BB drone today at lunch. If he didn't have such a believable reason for not carrying them, I would have shrugged it off. The fact that they disappeared from the web site and he said that they weren't going to carry DirecTV receivers anymore is pretty damning. :(

    The fact that another person got the exact same story from another BB employee in a completely different store on the same day? Yeah, I'm not counting on seeing HR24s in Best Buy.
     
  16. May 6, 2010 #16 of 1990
    RobertE

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    The service plan WILL NOT cover the MRV installation. The plan is for repair of service, not to enhance the service.
     
  17. May 7, 2010 #17 of 1990
    iceturkee

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    the tech who swapped my bad hr20 a few weeks ago told me he had just completed training and the national rollout was, in fact, may 13.
     
  18. May 7, 2010 #18 of 1990
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    So, as far as "MRV going national" on 5/11, does that mean that is when they are going to start charging for it?? If so, does that mean it is going to stop functioning for me and then I need to call D* to re-activate? I have had my receivers networked from the beginning when Media Share was being CE tested and don't see a need to go the DECA route at this time (although I may change my mind on that in the future). Just wondering.:confused:
     
  19. May 7, 2010 #19 of 1990
    RobertE

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    It's not 5/11, its 5/13.
    The free "beta" ends on 5/20.
     
  20. May 7, 2010 #20 of 1990
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    So we only got 7 days to install and not get interrupted?
     
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