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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. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Since it is on another dish, DECA will only work for the others.
    You can get DECA and then use your wireless to your router and the DECA should come with a DECA to router so you'll go through a mixed [DECA & home network] network for all of your receivers, and the sports room will work over the wireless.
     
  2. cyrusthevirus81

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    Too expensive they just quoted me 269.99 on the phone when I called I thought it was 149?? I mean I have no contract 5+ year customer thats a ridiculous price I could add tv with whole home to my u-verse internet for only 49 install fee.
     
  3. veryoldschool

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    What was their breakdown of this cost?
    I'm very curious.
     
  4. jsnell

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    For what it's worth, I just called and got a CSR who put me on hold, figured the whole thing out, and gave me no grief - just popped it on and offered me 3 months of free Showtime to boot.

    Miracles can happen! :)
     
  5. cyrusthevirus81

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    99 for whole home equipment 99 for reciever upgrade and 49 install fee
    Right now I have a HR20-700 down stairs and an old hughs in my bedroom. Before she gave me the price I had said I wanted to add a reciever to my daughters room since an installer was comming out but when I was givin the price I was told it was 269 with or without adding my daughters room.
     
  6. morttt

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    FYI, see post in this forum about R22 (only) install. after no success on phone / email, i sent a twitter message to @directv and they called me back same day with a workaround for the issue. when nobody else would help, The escalation team on the other end of the twitter account was able to fix the glitch by temporarily converting an R22 to an HR22 on my account profile.

    Just thought that might help somebody out there. they seem to be VERY responsive on twitter.
     
  7. veryoldschool

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    OK, so the old hughs has to go.
    The $99 + $49 is right.
    the Hughs gets swapped "like for like" as part of this to work with the SWiM [needed for the DECA networking].
    This leaves you one HD receiver short, since the minimum is one HD DVR [you have] and one HD receiver [you don't have].
    $99 is the price for a HD receiver.
    add tax and this comes out about right.
    Try calling again and see if you can get a break on the receiver or offset with programing credits.
    Leave out the Hughs for now, because its part of the upgrade.
    If you went this way, the new receiver and your DVR are the only two that will work with MRV.
    "Seems like" your new receiver should go in the bedroom and leave your daughter to the SD swap and no MRV there.
     
  8. cyrusthevirus81

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    Thanks for the quick response. After posting on here I hadnt seen your response and I was really upset and called the cancelation dept. Told em my wife kept asking for whole home through (att) and that for 269 I was willing to deal with the PQ on u-verse. Wish I could remember the guys name he was very helpful and is going to replace the hughes and add a reciever in my daughters room for $49+tax.
     
  9. veryoldschool

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    Sounds more like it, "but" how many HD receivers will you have, since only these will work with MRV?
     
  10. rynorama

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    Does an R22 count as the second? I have a HR22
     
  11. veryoldschool

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    NO, and it really should, but the system counts it as an SD DVR.
    "Someone" managed to get DirecTV to temp change it to an HR22, activate the MRV and then change it back, but this is only one case and there are just too many others that haven't been so lucky.
    "plan B": add a HD receiver to the account, then the system works.
     
  12. cyrusthevirus81

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    2 hd recievers and the hd-dvr downstairs. although hd is overkill on a 15" sd tv in the kids room lol but it was offered so I took it. Guess Im set up for later on.
     
  13. graymd74

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    I have an HD receiver on a kids 15" as well and a very small 7.5" kitchen tv if you want to talk about overkill. Wanted a SD receiver, but was actually told that they don't give them out to people already on HD service because it just saves them a return trip when that person upgrades a tv to HD. Both were free so I'm not worried about it, but it does seem like overkill.
     
  14. texz71

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    Well after days of struggling thru all these CSR's. I finally got my WHDS activated. A specialist finally called me back last night and offered me a deal I could not refuse. HD Service activated at no cost for an undisclosed amount of time.:hurah:, given my situation of being forced into HD-DVR receivers (due to 72.5 swap an no local SD content available)...an no contract still. The perks when you've been a customer since the inception of DirecTV (not to mention having the Lifetime DVR service still:D). At some point I'll look at getting an HDTV, but right now there's just not enough programming that I'm interested in, in making it worth while and my 36" JVC CRT still has a better picture on SD content than most HDTV's.
     
  15. Hdhead

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    Not to be wise, but if there isn't enough HD programming now I doubt there ever will be for you. Just about every genre imaginable has HD content. Just curious what channels would you like in HD for you to switch?
     
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    I'm a 13-year customer. Today I have an HR20-700, HR22-100 and HR10-250.

    I got the Whole Home installation for $149 including a free, no contract extension swap of the HR10-250 with an HR2x. That includes the Internet connection kit and one new run to the room with my Internet router.

    The earliest they could schedule in my area is June 2.
     
  17. Sherman67

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    Now that my Whole Home Viewing is working with the DECAs, is there any reason why I'm not getting a signal on my OTA? I have it running directly from my roof to one of my HR20-700s. When I check signal strength, I getting 0.
     
  18. joed32

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    That's a long time, here in California they are doing next day installs. Not successful installs but fast scheduling.
     
  19. veryoldschool

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    The DECA shouldn't affect your OTA, "but" it must come in on a separate coax.
    Dumb question: have you checked that the installer connected the OTA coax?
     
  20. Sherman67

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    Yes, I did check and it is connected. I'm hoping he did not disconnect from the antenna. Now that I'm at work, I'm wondering if I need to do the antenna setup again.
     
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