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Multiple HR34s on one account

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Christopher Gould, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. Jan 2, 2013 #1 of 101
    Christopher Gould

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    In other threads there was a rumor that this might happen this year. Anybody have an educated guess to the time frame. I would like to cut back from 3 dvrs(hr34 and 2 hr21s) to 2 hr34s.
     
  2. Jan 2, 2013 #2 of 101
    RunnerFL

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    Nothing has changed and there hasn't been an announcement of any change to come.
     
  3. Jan 2, 2013 #3 of 101
    Jacob Braun

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    Yep, and its not even possible to have multiple HR34s active on an account anymore. You had two active and one died? You can't activate a replacement!

    This is now enforced by the system. Maybe some day, though.
     
  4. Feb 1, 2013 #4 of 101
    Steve Rhodes

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    I don't get it. If I want to pay for three or four or five of them, why don't take my money as their customer and say thank you!, what else can we do to make you happy?
     
  5. Feb 2, 2013 #5 of 101
    boukengreen

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    making sure they had enough for everyone who wanted one and/or making sure there are no bugs with multiple genies and clients getting wrong singles from the genie like its paired to one but picks up the other one would be my best guess.
     
  6. Feb 2, 2013 #6 of 101
    acostapimps

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    I guess depending on the number of receivers 2 can be used(with the 2nd one purchased from retailer) but needs SWM16 even with 2 HR34's alone, unless D** doesn't allow that.
     
  7. Feb 2, 2013 #7 of 101
    RunnerFL

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    They are still not allowing more than one Genie on an account.
     
  8. Feb 2, 2013 #8 of 101
    usnret

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    Maybe when they introduce the hr44 we can get a 2nd 34??
     
  9. Feb 2, 2013 #9 of 101
    Jerry_K

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    Or a 34 and 44 pair.
     
  10. Feb 2, 2013 #10 of 101
    Sixto

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    There are possibly several items that need to be considered ... RVU with multiple servers, both UI and authentication ... RVU Genie-to-Genie MRV ... Multiple suppliers for adequate supply during promotions ... SWiM-16 ($) requirement/investment ... to name a few ...
     
  11. Feb 2, 2013 #11 of 101
    Drucifer

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    Think the issue is with the C31 only being able to see 1 HR34 as a server.

    I'm looking to to upgrade my HR21 to HR44, but would I make due with the next generation HR2x if it had a lot larger HDD and a Series Manager not limited by a ridiculous low number.
     
  12. Feb 2, 2013 #12 of 101
    macfan601

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    This is the problem with Directv's one size fits all attitude. I don't have any C31s in my system and I never will. I don't like the idea behind them or the fact that they use a tuner from the HR34. I get far more function from another DVR like my HR24 plus added hard drive space. So if I am willing to pay for the SWM16 upgrade and don't want a HR44 ( I do not like the wireless idea, the external power pack, or the new remote) why should I be limited to just one HR34 when I don't have any C31s? Some people on DBS have already been able to get two HR34s activated before the ban was put in place so we know two can work together. I hate this idea that Directv knows what is best for me.
     
  13. Feb 2, 2013 #13 of 101
    veryoldschool

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    Sorry, but isn't this a bit over the top for something you want, but can't get yet?
     
  14. Feb 2, 2013 #14 of 101
    macfan601

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    Not in the least. I think Directv is the best TV service out there right now but I will never blindly accept what any company tells me or be any company's fan boy. Trust but verify.
     
  15. Feb 2, 2013 #15 of 101
    veryoldschool

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    I just read your post as simply not having a option yet, that you want.
    [again] I'm sorry you can't get what you want "right now", but it sort of comes across as a spoiled child.
     
  16. Feb 2, 2013 #16 of 101
    macfan601

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    And this coming for a company insider who has all kinds of things the average Directv customer can't get? I am sorry, I know you are a long time poster on DBS and many people think a lot of you. But when you just stick your fingers in your ears and wave your hands more or else saying na na I have what you can't get I have no respect for that. You and I have tangled before over your blind company trust. I trust no one except myself.
     
  17. Feb 2, 2013 #17 of 101
    veryoldschool

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    There is no "blind trust" on my end.
    There may be things that DirecTV needs to sort out before more than one Genie can be on an account.

    This may simply be "DirecTV knows best" what is good for them.
     
  18. Feb 2, 2013 #18 of 101
    macfan601

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    I guess they better contact Dish then because they know how to put two Hoppers on one account. LOL, sorry, I still know what is best for me and I noticed you didn't reply to me publicly stating you have inside information and equipment the rest of us don't have. You need to disclose this when you post.

    You and I are never going to agree and I have better things to do on a Saturday afternoon than to exchange barbs with you.
     
  19. Feb 2, 2013 #19 of 101
    veryoldschool

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    I never questioned that you know what's best for you.
    I merely commented on how your post seemed a bit over the top saying DirecTV knew what was best for you.
    As to disclosing what I may or may not have, that's another story which isn't open for discussion.
     
  20. Feb 2, 2013 #20 of 101
    macfan601

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    Ha Ha Ha, gotchya.
     

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