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MRV Email received today

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by caseyj1231, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. Beerstalker

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    It would annoy me if I lost the "free beta" period 2 months earlier than everyone else just because of where I live. That would cost me $6 that the majority of the other people don't have to pay because of their decision.

    Now if they only start charging the people who get the HR24/H24/MRV upgrade then I can understand that. But to start charging people who are still using their own networks is wrong.
     
  2. dsw2112

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    :confused: Does it also explain that others get it for free during the beta period? Shouldn't they also be able to try it free during the Beta? It's not like the $3 includes DECA, SWM, and HX24's; customers still have to pay seperate for those. The $3 is just to utilize MRV... Doesn't make sense to me but then again I haven't seen anyone in the markets confirm that their bill actually contains this charge.
     
  3. RunnerFL

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    The only people that know it as a free beta right now are the people on this board and the people who took the time to go thru the menus. That's a very small number of people.

    And considering this just started like 2 days ago you're not going to have anyone say it's in their bill...
     
  4. dsw2112

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    So the idea is to charge the new folks because they don't know any better? I think we'll just agree to disagree on this point, as I don't see why someone in a test market should pay have to pay the $3 while in Beta.
     
  5. RunnerFL

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    Dude, I'm on your side. I was simply saying they are being charged, I'm not saying they should. geez, relax...
     
  6. bobnielsen

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    It's also on Directv's support forum http://forums.directv.com/pe/action/forums/displayrootposts?msgBoardID=10644798.
     
  7. dsw2112

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    Actually i'm quite relaxed -- your previous posts simply read like it wasn't a big deal... I'm just raising the BS flag on the issue...
     
  8. RunnerFL

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    Sure, but you don't need to take it out on me or my posts. I was simply pointing out facts.

    Also, just pointing out, these cities aren't part of the beta... The are part of the "pilot" phase. [aka First ones to get the real service]
     
  9. joed32

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    Only people who are getting DECA installed for now.
     
  10. jdspencer

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    Thanks. So you need a RG6 cable near the router? I know this might be covered in one of the several other threads, but how would one connect the dongle wirelessly?
     
  11. dsw2112

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    You could use a wireless bridge, D* does have some listed on their website.
     
  12. The Merg

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    If you have any of your receivers hardwired right now, when you move to DECA, you would just put that DECA adapter near that receiver and use the cable that was plugged into the receiver for the DECA unit.

    And if I understand it correctly, if you only have one coax run to the receiver that is hardwired, you could use a SWM splitter to give you two cables at that point: one for the DECA adapter that is being used as your bridge and one for the receiver.

    - Merg
     
  13. veryoldschool

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    And you do.
     
  14. The Merg

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    See? I do pay attention to what goes on here sometimes! :lol:

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  15. veryoldschool

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    Yeah, especially if there are donuts around. :lol:
     
  16. longrider

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    Back to the original subject, I am in the Denver area (about 30 miles out) and have not received that email. I dont care as i have MRV working great on a hardwired network so I dont need anything else but are they picking and choosing who to offer it to?
     
  17. Rich

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    What exactly does that $99 get you? I'm sure you've done the homework on this, as usual. :)

    I've already got mine up and running on two HRs. Tried more HRs and that "Unified Playlist" is one of the most ridiculous things I've ever seen. My wife took one look at that and said "Make that go away!".

    Rich
     
  18. The Merg

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    It appears the MRV upgrade is an upgrade option to new customers. Thus, whatever offer you got when you sign up will then be upgraded to HR24's/H24's and an extra DECA adapter will be installed to bridge to your home network for the $99.

    For those that currently have DirecTV, it appears that the upgrade ($99) will possibly be an upgrade to SWM, if you don't already have it, plus DECA adapters will be provided for your receivers (that are not Hx24's) and one for a bridge. There also appears to be an installation cost of $50 that could possibly be waived. Of course, with this option some people will get more out of it than others depending on a persons current setup and number of receivers. From what I've read though so far, the MRV upgrade is not really focused towards current subscribers right now.

    Of course, what is listed here is everything that I've gathered reading from other people's experiences and what has been posted on-line. Any of this could and very well will probably change as DirecTV starts its implementation of MRV nationwide.

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