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Official: HR34 pricing as of 2/9/2012

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Feb 9, 2012.

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  1. Feb 19, 2012 #561 of 1281
    Phil T

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    My installers (I had 2) told me on Tuesday that the HR34 I got was suppose to go to an employee, but now he would have to wait. They also said that had no HR24's that all they were getting was referb 21,22. & 23's.
     
  2. Feb 19, 2012 #562 of 1281
    Mr. Tact

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    I'm planning on switching over to DTV, in part to get the HR-34. I've been a ReplayTV guy for many years, and I'm finally ready to make the leap to HD. So anyway, I actually read all 23 pages of posts to this topic tonight. And yet, I still have a question.

    Assuming I have 8 or fewer tuners, and hence only need a SWM-8, not a SWM-16 -- what are the pros and cons for having SWM LNB vs having the SWM device somewhere "down the line"?
     
  3. Feb 19, 2012 #563 of 1281
    dpeters11

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    What are the chances you may go over 8 tuners in the future and self install? Directv will only install the SWM LNB.
     
  4. Feb 20, 2012 #564 of 1281
    tsbrady1

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    Had my install yesterday, replaced 2 HR20-700's with an HR-34 and an H25, install was outstanding, the best D* tech I have ever had, he even tweeked the dish in a cold steady rain. He told me that I got the last HR-34 they had (Mastec in Gwinnett Co, Ga) and also said that home networking was wildly popular and they were running out of supplies particularly Deca's, he said he had no idea when they would get more HR-34's in, he said it may be awhile. Very happy so far!
     
  5. Feb 20, 2012 #565 of 1281
    sturub

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    long time customer -$199 plu 49 installed..goes in next friday
     
  6. Feb 20, 2012 #566 of 1281
    Bofurley

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    What is RVU?
    I plan on calling today to see what I can get for yore HR34.
    My commitment is up June this year.
    Thanks
     
  7. Feb 20, 2012 #567 of 1281
    Mr. Tact

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    Remote Viewing Unit (At least that's what I've always read it as)
     
  8. Feb 20, 2012 #568 of 1281
    Mr. Tact

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    Interesting. If anything I was actually concerned the SWM LNBs would be difficult to get. I was guessing they were a "better" solution and hence less available or had an upgrade charge. Likelihood of more than 8 tuners is low, I've been "struggling" along with only two Replays for a while now -- so, the 5 tuner HR-34 should be satisfactory.

    I have to admit though, just considering the question has me wondering if I should get two HR-34s just for kicks and giggles. :hurah:
     
  9. Feb 20, 2012 #569 of 1281
    dpeters11

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    If your order takes you to 8 tuners or less, you'll get the SWM LNB. If the order takes you over that, you get a standard LNB and a SWM16.
     
  10. Feb 20, 2012 #570 of 1281
    Mr. Tact

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    Alright, thanks.

    BTW -- When I click on the the link in your signature "My Setup" -- I get an error page telling me I "do not have permission to access this page." Is that actually a problem with my privileges or a problem with the link? :confused:

    (I would have PM'd this to you, but I don't have enough posts to PM yet.)
     
  11. Feb 20, 2012 #571 of 1281
    wco81

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    Hmm, after emailing D* about not getting good pricing, they emailed back and said they have to offer good deals to acquire new customers. However, they said "tenured" customers can accrue "more discounted and free promotional offers than a new customer."

    So they invite me to call a special number with a PIN code to find out what they could offer me.

    Of course, I had pointed out I could save money by switching to Dish or Comcast.

    But like I said, this may not be the time to commit to 2-years, with some potentially interesting products due out later this year.
     
  12. Feb 20, 2012 #572 of 1281
    Stuart Sweet

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    Actually it doesn't stand for anything and is pronounced "R-view."

    It's the technology that will eventually allow the HR34 to supply programming to TVs without any external box.
     
  13. Feb 20, 2012 #573 of 1281
    MrD1sturbed

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    Getting my HR34 installed as we speak. Tech needed to swap out my SWM8 for a 16, everything else was a simple receiver swap. So far so good.
     
  14. Feb 20, 2012 #574 of 1281
    spartanstew

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    It's permissions.

    In order to see posts in the Cutting Edge forum (where his set up is located), you have to agree to the terms of that area.
     
  15. Feb 20, 2012 #575 of 1281
    inkahauts

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    But as was also mentioned, if you Never do self installs, don't worry about it. If you get one hr34 now and add a second simetime int he future, they will upgrade the swim wi the additional unit, as needed.
     
  16. Feb 20, 2012 #576 of 1281
    drew64

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    Well got my hr34 installed today. Installer was good. Basically just had to switch lbn on dish then connect receiver. He did hook up the cinema kit but did not need to have it. Miss the HD guide but like the recording of 5 shows at once and pip. Wish there was a way to set which dvr to record to but don't see that option. Just waiting for all GUide data to update so can set my to do list up again
     
  17. Feb 20, 2012 #577 of 1281
    Shades228

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    You can only have 1 leased HR34 on the account through DIRECTV.
     
  18. Feb 20, 2012 #578 of 1281
    alirelan720

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    Why would you only be able to have one on an account?
     
  19. Feb 20, 2012 #579 of 1281
    dpeters11

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    It's not that, DirecTV won't let you get a second one from them. You'd have to get it from someone else. I believe there are already one or two people here with two.
     
  20. Feb 20, 2012 #580 of 1281
    alirelan720

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    Directv has no information on what receivers are in the warehouse closest to your technician, no way to know if an hr-34 is not available or not, that would have to be the technicians fault. He should have called a lot sooner than that.
     
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