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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. Mar 17, 2012 #801 of 1281
    inkahauts

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    I'd call them at let them know you have set up an appointment for a dish install, and what it would take to keep your business. Do that with retention. But be nice about it... You never know... And if they call your bluff, so to speak, ask them if you can set up your service for termination in advance and then do it....
     
  2. Mar 17, 2012 #802 of 1281
    steff3

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    Thanks for the suggestion inkahauts, I will try this.
     
  3. Mar 18, 2012 #803 of 1281
    Shades228

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    What equipment do you have and what are you looking for? I'm just wondering because leaving due to not getting something that another company can't provide either doesn't make much sense.
     
  4. Mar 18, 2012 #804 of 1281
    steff3

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    I am just looking for competitive programing cost and a HR34 to replace a faulty HR22 (have two HR20-700's as well) and reduce one of the HR20's. I have NO HBO type premiums or sports premiums, only whole Home (unsupported on my own wireless network) and HD pak with Choice Xtra Classic and the protection plan. All I got was an offer for programing credits for six months.
     
  5. Mar 18, 2012 #805 of 1281
    Shades228

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    Without getting too OT you won't get 3 HD DVR's, and have 6 live tuners, from another company and pay less. Sounds like your best move is to get the technical issue resolved and take the discount they offered. If the real hang up is you just want an HR34 for whatever reason then you can take the discount and deactivate that other receiver which would take off $144 from the price, over 2 years, plus whatever the discount is. Otherwise you're giving up functionality to save money and you could do the same thing with DIRECTV.
     
  6. Mar 18, 2012 #806 of 1281
    steff3

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    Well your expertise is above mine, no doubt, however....I don't need six live tuners, I only need the ability to record six programs at a time and if I can do that with three tuners and am able to record the programing i need (primetime locals) than that is what can work for me. And I can save $500 over the two years by doing this with Dish, so while I agree technically the 6 tuners are untouchable for the price, the ability I am after is. Not to mention several others have reported getting the 34 for much less so I as a good customer I should too. At any rate, I appreciate your input. Bottom line is if I am valuable to them they will make me a competitive off er and if not I have no issues with going to the dark side.
     
  7. Mar 18, 2012 #807 of 1281
    dpeters11

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    Hopper is a good solution if you know the limitations. I saw an ad for it, and I can see someone misunderstanding it.
     
  8. Mar 18, 2012 #808 of 1281
    steff3

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    Agreed
     
  9. Mar 18, 2012 #809 of 1281
    thomasandlisa777

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    Well, I just attempted to get a h34 and was told 399, plus 49.99 install. I reluctantly paid for it and then after going on here had buyer's remorse and cancelled. I spoke to a csr who said that there was NO way anyone was getting any type of discount on this receiver
    . I asked to be transferred to a supervisor who basically told me the same thing. I have been with direct tv for 6 years and have 5 receivers, including hd dvrs. Member of ce and everything else and they basically told me to kick rocks. Also, at the end of the call they were like I'm going to try one other discount. Then the call was disconnected after about 2 minutes. Ugh. I'm very unhappy right now....
     
  10. Mar 18, 2012 #810 of 1281
    dpeters11

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    I've been a customer a bit longer, though fewer receivers. That's what I paid for mine, though I didn't need to change my SWM system, so no install.
     
  11. Mar 18, 2012 #811 of 1281
    thomasandlisa777

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    Yeah. I think I'll try the retention thing tomorrow and see. I would be fine paying 2 hundred. But not 4. After tax and installation it was 481.00. I like being on top of technology, but no sir.
     
  12. Mar 19, 2012 #812 of 1281
    Chuck W

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    That's how I got my deal. the CSRs just don't have the ability to really work any deals so they usually just say no(although there are exceptions).

    If you look back a page or so you will see the deal I got. Not as good as some and the retention guy was still pretty stingy and reluctant, but I felt it was good enough(bottom line was $150 after 6 months of programming discounts).
     
  13. Mar 19, 2012 #813 of 1281
    Mossberg

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    OK guys. Can you experts walk me through what my best course of action is? :D

    I've been with Directv since 2007 (no current contract). I am interested in getting a HR34 box. My current equipment is as follows:

    HD Choice Extra (no premium channels)
    - HR20-700 connected to a 46" Samsung LN46D6050 in living room (RVU compatible TV)
    - D12-300 connected to a 37" Westinghouse 1080p TV in master bedroom (need to upgrade to an HD receiver for this TV)
    - D12-300 connected to a 27" tube TV in another bedroom
    - Samsung SL10D10 Flipdown SDTV receiver hanging under my kitchen cabinets

    I do not have any Whole-Home DVR service (obviously), but my HR20-700 is connected to a router that I configured as a wireless bridge, since my main router is in the next room. I can currently use On-Demand in this manner. Would I need a home cinema connection kit if I can already access the net on my receiver?

    I don't have any clue of what outside switch or LNBs were installed back in 2007, but there are dual coax lines going into a small box and then into the HR20-700. There are single lines going from the switch to the other SD boxes in the home.

    I would like to get rid of the SD box that is currently connected to the Westinghouse TV and upgrade to HD-DVR. Should I order the HR34 and put it on the Samsung TV or the Westinghouse TV? If I put it on the Westinghouse TV in my bedroom, would I even need a HD Receiver for the Samsung TV downstairs, since it is RVU compatible? What functionallity would I lose by not having an HD-DVR at this location?

    If this setup would work, I guess I would also need to surrender my HR20-700 back to Directv as well since I only have 2 HDTVs in my home.

    I would like to have HD on both HDTVs I own and also the ability to reliably record programs and play them back on both TVs. I'm just confused on what would be the best option for the equipment I have, and what I should ask for when I call retention.

    Thanks for your help!
     
  14. Mar 19, 2012 #814 of 1281
    thomasandlisa777

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    Well chuck, I managed to call retention this morning. I ended up convincing them to give me the hr34 for 199.99 with free install. Had to sign a new 2 year extension but overall, I'm happy with it. Thanks for your advice, all of you. Install set up for Wednesday!
     
  15. Mar 19, 2012 #815 of 1281
    Chuck W

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    Good to hear that there are still deals to be made out there.
     
  16. Mar 19, 2012 #816 of 1281
    thomasandlisa777

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    What is the cinema connection kit? They offered me that for 25 dollars. Its the first I've heard of it.
     
  17. Mar 19, 2012 #817 of 1281
    TheRatPatrol

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    Cinema Connection Kit
     
  18. Mar 19, 2012 #818 of 1281
    thomasandlisa777

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    Lol well thank you for that info! I hope that they still give it to me for 25 dollars like the rep said - their system was messed up this morning due to an upgrade. I already have deca so is it something I absolutely have to have to get on demand on the hr34?
     
  19. Mar 20, 2012 #819 of 1281
    Robotpedlr

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    If you have deca (and interenet access to your system) then you are good. I have an H34 and Hr24 with Deco and no CCK but have full access to VOD.
     
  20. Mar 21, 2012 #820 of 1281
    thomasandlisa777

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    Hmmm. Then really it's not even worth it to get that I guess. Installation tomorrow!! Yay!
     
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