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MRV fee $3??

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Luck255, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. Mar 18, 2010 #41 of 329
    Lee L

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    I personally do not agree with the strategy of making people pay $3 a month, but it is not unreasonable and I'll pay it. I do think it is kind of weird they allow DirecTV2PC for free since they could potentially lose out on a $5 a month reciever charge by allowing it.
     
  2. Mar 18, 2010 #42 of 329
    barryb

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    A really, really big DVR with 400 series links and I cannot calculate how much storage space, and thats without hooking up eSata drives. For me this is a game changer for about 10 cents a day.

    Its most certainly an opt-in for anyone.... and I am gonna give kudos to DirecTV for not making it $3 per receiver.
     
  3. Mar 18, 2010 #43 of 329
    barryb

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    It comes down to the amount of tuners. That number is 16. Up to 15 can share from one DVR = 16 total tuners running at the same time. This also means you can be recording 15 programs while watching another, and thats a lot of TV. :D
     
  4. Mar 18, 2010 #44 of 329
    Sim-X

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    I'm sure they spent a boatload of $ on deca - hopefully they give me a good deal on upgrading all my receivers. $3 for all dvrs seems fair
     
  5. Mar 18, 2010 #45 of 329
    BudShark

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    DECA is MoCA 1.1
     
  6. Mar 18, 2010 #46 of 329
    Doug Brott

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    The alternate strategy would have been to raise everyone's prices, even beyond the pricing changes we saw last month.
     
  7. Mar 18, 2010 #47 of 329
    Mike Bertelson

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    It doesn't exactly say it's required. It lists them in parentheses. In the fine print it just says DVR and receiver. I wonder what the implications are.

    Mike
     
  8. Mar 18, 2010 #48 of 329
    Mike Bertelson

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    There's a potential problem here though. If a sub has one DVR and three receivers, only one of those receivers can do MRV at a time.

    I wonder how big a problem that could be.

    Mike
     
  9. Mar 18, 2010 #49 of 329
    Jason Whiddon

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    Does anyone know install costs yet?

    I want to use MRV, and I'll take the DECA, but really do not wanna fool with it myself. I have a SWM3 and two HR22's, so if the upgrade fee would not be bad, then I'd soon have them roll a truck.
     
  10. Mar 18, 2010 #50 of 329
    dwr11

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    So is the limit 16 tuners or 8 receivers? In theory, could you have 4 HR24's and 8 H24's?
     
  11. Mar 18, 2010 #51 of 329
    damondlt

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    I'm really in the dark about the MRV. Is it all Software? Whats invloved in getting it?

    How's it Going Elway?:grin::D
     
  12. Mar 18, 2010 #52 of 329
    Jason Whiddon

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    Wassup Hemi!

    They need to install the adapters, or you can do it yourself.

    Here's what I hope happens soon:

    1) I login in to my online account and order the upgrade to DECA for a fee

    2) They send out a truck and a tech does all the work

    3) I pay $3 xtra per month and really get the use outta my 2nd HDDVR.
     
  13. Mar 18, 2010 #53 of 329
    Doug Brott

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    I believe the network limit is 16 devices .. This mean one broadband DECA and 15 STBs. You can't reach that number with an SWiM-8, but you can with a SWiM-16. In your scenario above,

    4 HR24s + 8 H24s + 1 broadband DECA can be supported by 1 SWiM-16.
     
  14. Mar 18, 2010 #54 of 329
    dsw2112

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    That's a good point Mike as I didn't see anything specifically addressing that on the D* MRV page

    I wonder how well this will be explained to those that order -- I get the feeling some will expect the above setup to work differently...
     
  15. Mar 18, 2010 #55 of 329
    Mike Bertelson

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    A member stated ithat it was $99.

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=174322

    Mike
     
  16. Mar 18, 2010 #56 of 329
    Jason Whiddon

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    Thanks. Once they have the gear in my area I am gonna try and order. Hopefully as a Premier sub, with 2 HDDVR's and the Repair Plan, I can get a decent price. $99 aint bad for the install, but $59 or $79 would look better ;)
     
  17. Mar 18, 2010 #57 of 329
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    MRV is not worth a penney. If there is something recorded on another DVR I have the strength to get up and walk into that room and watch it there. I will not pay one cent extra for it. Then again we are not couch potatoes.
     
  18. Mar 18, 2010 #58 of 329
    Jason Whiddon

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    Thats an asinine statement. I have a HR22 on the bedroom tv which is 32"'s. I have the other HR22 on a calibrated 55" LED LCD. I'd rather watch all my shows on the bigscreen, but be able to record some over flow on the other.

    Nothing to do with being lazy.
     
  19. Mar 18, 2010 #59 of 329
    Doug Brott

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    All depends on how you use it. In a two-TV household, some folks may both want to watch something from the same DVR .. Without MRV, they would all have to watch at the same location, but clearly couldn't do it at the same time. With MRV, they could both watch shows from the same DVR at the same time.
     
  20. Mar 18, 2010 #60 of 329
    slimoli

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    I simply can't live without MRV anymore and the 3 bucks a month is a decent price to pay.
     

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