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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 20, 2012 #581 of 1281
    alirelan720

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    With it being so new, I would imagine there being some kind of restrictions but I can' imagine they would not allow more than 1.
     
  2. Feb 20, 2012 #582 of 1281
    wahooq

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    yep only one per account and no way to legally own one at this time
     
  3. Feb 20, 2012 #583 of 1281
    Shades228

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    This is not entirely accurate.
     
  4. Feb 21, 2012 #584 of 1281
    wahooq

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    yeah it is pretty much untill later in the year
     
  5. Feb 21, 2012 #585 of 1281
    Shades228

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    Respectfully this statement is not true. There is not a time frame that would change the statement's validity either. There are already owned receivers out there that are ok to own which could be sold or transfered without issue. There are people on this site with owned HR34's that could do this, not including Jerry K, without any issue.

    Perhaps you meant that existing/new customers now do not have an authorized way to order a NIB owned HR34.
     
  6. Feb 21, 2012 #586 of 1281
    wahooq

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    Respectfully it is true but as we all know there are more than one way to skin a cat if you want to pm me ill tell you where to find to correct info
     
  7. Feb 21, 2012 #587 of 1281
    Jerry_K

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    Now that is funny right there.
     
  8. Feb 21, 2012 #588 of 1281
    inkahauts

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    People have legally owned hr34 units that can be transferred to other accounts right now. That is a fact. No need to skin a cat. I won't say there is many of them though, because there is not, but I do know some of the people with them... :)
     
  9. Feb 21, 2012 #589 of 1281
    DaaQ

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    This would NOT be the technicians fault. FYI the tech does not know who's home they are going to or what equipment will be needed until that morning. So 8 am is about as early as its gonna get for a phone call. Unless you want them to call you after midnight in some areas or after 3 am in others depending on what system scheduler they are on. But I dont know of any that will wake up just to check the route in the middle of the night.
     
  10. Feb 21, 2012 #590 of 1281
    njfoses

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    Is anybody enjoying their hr34 trouble free? The "issues" thread is loaded with boxes freezing, mrv not working properly etc. Not being able to watch recorded shows from other boxes reliably is a deal breaker for me right now. Seems like a wait and see approach might be best here.
     
  11. Feb 21, 2012 #591 of 1281
    huskerhead

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    Not too happy with mine yet (had it installed Friday and have made two calls to Directv already) but hear the update will address many issues. I'm willing to wait out the bugs since they installed the 34 and another HR-24 for $99 total and free installation.
     
  12. Feb 21, 2012 #592 of 1281
    Bill Van

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    Thanks trh for the info. DirecTV added a page on their website for the HMC HD DVR and Dishbuys website is being helpful too. Btw Swanni at TV Predictions has a story today mentioning DBS Talk and user Satellite Radar, "Will DirecTV add two more HD channels soon? Is there a way to change my user name from all caps. If so please let me know.
     
  13. Feb 21, 2012 #593 of 1281
    bosoxfan

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    I am loving mine. I just wish the HD GUI would hurry up an get finalized for the 34. No problems with freezing up, no problems with MRV (we watch the shows off our HR22 via the 34). Whatever the issues, rest assured D*tv will fix them with software updates.
     
  14. Feb 21, 2012 #594 of 1281
    bamahd

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    Do you have to own a 6000 series Samsung TV or don't you? I was told that you did so I gave it up. Was it a CSR attempting to get rid of me? I am willing to add another 2 years to my contract and pay big money for this receiver. Is it worth it? Does it do what DTV says it will do? Thanks to anyone that takes the time to reply to this.
     
  15. Feb 21, 2012 #595 of 1281
    alirelan720

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    I worded that wrong, I tend to ramble. When an order is set up through a website or CSR they have no way of knowing if the equipment is available or not, they only know when a technician is available to do it.
     
  16. Feb 21, 2012 #596 of 1281
    RunnerFL

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    No, you do not need a 6000 series Samsung for an HR34. The HR34 has an HDMI output just like all the rest of the units and can be used on any HDTV.

    I had that argument with a CSR as well.
     
  17. Feb 21, 2012 #597 of 1281
    HDJulie

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    Quoting myself because I had an interesting call from DirecTV last night. The guy said he was calling because they wanted to confirm the number of receivers on my account versus the number of receivers that I have. He said your account says you have 5 receivers, I said yes, 4 DVR's and one regular receiver. He then says I show you have a home media center. I said, I have an HR34 DVR that has 5 tuners & is only hooked up to one TV. He said something about it being able to serve other TV's & I told him we used it strictly as a DVR & that it was replacing another DVR that I would be receiving a return box for. I got the impression that he didn't completely believe that I had no other TV hooked to the HR34.
     
  18. Feb 21, 2012 #598 of 1281
    rahlquist

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    Sheesh I been around the block a few times and this can all get confusing.

    So have gotten 2 flyers in the mail saying I can get whole home upgrade free. My account shows I am eligible for a free HDDVR on the Directv website. But the mailing of course it doesn't specify HR34 and some here say you only get HR20-24. Would love to have an HR34 but really dont want to lay out so much for it, and in my case I would havet to get more than just the receiver as I am on a SWIM 8 and have a HR20-100, HR22-100 and HR16-300 active and I wouldn't want to loose any of them in the process(except maybe the R16 if I were to get a HR34). We currently have an unsupported network in place but dont pay for the whole home service.

    Anyone got any suggestions or tips on how to best manage this upgrade?
     
  19. Feb 21, 2012 #599 of 1281
    bigtom

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    Just call and speak to a CSR for pricing. The HR34 is a Home Media Center rather than HDDVR, but special pricing may apply. The SWM upgrade would come with the standard professional installation.
     
  20. Feb 21, 2012 #600 of 1281
    dpeters11

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    DirecTV doesn't consider an HR34 to be an HD DVR, it's an HMC (Home media Center). This is a good thing as it allows a specific order. If you order an HR34 and the order shows up as an HMC, that's what you'll get. If the order says HD DVR, it could be a 20-24 and guaranteed not to be a 34.

    You would need to go to a SWM16, and they would convert you to a supported DECA network.
     
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