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questions about buying a new receiver (HR24)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by kmfdm515, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. Nov 8, 2010 #1 of 40
    kmfdm515

    kmfdm515 Cool Member

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    hi,

    i'm new to directv and i currently have a h24-200 that i would like to upgrade to an HR24 DVR and return the h24-200 to directv. i have a few questions:

    1) if i buy a receiver at weaknees or solidsignal, i will own it, but i still pay a new DVR fee to directv vs just having the h24-200?

    2) will i need a new access card, or can i use the card in my h24-200?

    3) is the setup for these 2 the same? right now i have the h24-200 hooked up to a SWM "ODU only" box...

    thanks...
     
  2. Nov 8, 2010 #2 of 40
    spartanstew

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    1. It will still be leased, but yes, you'll incur a monthly DVR fee.
    2. It will come with a new access card.
    3. Yes.
     
  3. Nov 8, 2010 #3 of 40
    kmfdm515

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    oh, those are for leased boxes? that's fine, just trying to get another HR24 the cheapest way possible. since i'm past the 15 day grace period, getting it through directv is more than $200.

    thanks for the answers.

    will directv charge me to return the h24-200, or will they send out a box with the shipping covered? (i assume there's no way to drop it off locally in southeast MI).
     
  4. Nov 8, 2010 #4 of 40
    matt

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    Those are leased boxes.

    They will send you a recovery kit at no charge.
     
  5. Nov 8, 2010 #5 of 40
    kmfdm515

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    great...thanks for the info.
     
  6. Nov 8, 2010 #6 of 40
    Bruce M.

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    In my experience, these "recovery kits" are surprisingly hard to get out of DTV. I have gone for months with several requests pending for one, and never gotten it. At first, I thought that was simply because DTV wanted to keep charging me its $5/month for a receiver I wasn't using, and in fact that's exactly what I discovered was happening. But then, after that discovery and after the charge was taken off my account and a credit issued, I still haven't get one, again notwithstanding several requests. Strange.
     
  7. Nov 8, 2010 #7 of 40
    matt

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    Call and talk to the access card distribution team. They have always manually "forced" a recovery kit to be sent out, and it comes right away.
     
  8. jdspencer

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    It only been a week since I deactivated a dead HR20 and activated an HR24 and I'm still waiting ofr the recovery kit. So I'm not too concerned yet. But, you should keep track of your account online to make sure they don't charge for not returning the DVR.
     
  9. jzig

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    Not sure why but price for the HR24 from Amazon dropped to 109.99 recently. Seems like a good time to grab one.
     
  10. spartanstew

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    Dang, you're right.
     
  11. kmcnamara

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    Wow, that is a good price. Hard to believe you can get a 500GB DVR for $110. I got a Dish 921 DVR for $1000 when it first came out I think in about 2003-2004. It was a piece of junk compared to what's offered these days. Actually it was a piece of junk compared to any consumer electronics device I've ever purchased, but that's another story.
     
  12. nednarb

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    man I hope this deal is for real. I was just going to spent quite a bit more on ebay, and was so nervous about the purchase.

    i just saved a bunch of money, and feel better going through amazon.

    lets just wait and see when i get these things if the activate and are in new condition.

    i am only a few months into being a D* customer, and after these setup I will have 3 dvr's and 1 h24. all in all i am pretty happy so far.

    oh and by the way love this site. read it as much as i could before joining D* and continue to use it regularly. thank you all.
     
  13. wallybarthman

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    It's an Amazon Prime dealer - my hunch is that someone goofed and mixed up the price on the HR24 vs H24 but it's our gain until someone realizes it.
     
  14. Markay

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    I just ordered the HR24 from Amazon for $109.99 ... gave up trying to get a second HR24 from DirecTV, after lucking out and getting one by chance earlier this year when one of my HR21s died.

    QUESTION: Will it come with two B-Band converters? I don't have SWM so I need the converters, and there is nowhere on the Amazon page where they are mentioned.

    I called DirecTV to ask if I can get them free from DTV before I activate the receiver and the rep had no clue what a B-Band converter even was. After "looking it up" he said they show $0.00 for the item, but I'm still not sure how to get them from DirecTV.
     
  15. matt

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    It won't come with them. Just call and ask for them. If you tell them it is for the 24 series that just confuses them, don't mention you just bought a receiver and just tell them they are for your HR21. They are free.
     
  16. trh

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    You're probably right. The H24 is also selling for $109.99.

    And I just bought a HR22 from DirecTV for $105 ($99 plus tax).
     
  17. jdspencer

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    I use the tracking numbers for USPS and FedEx and print the info out so that I have a paper record of each returned HR. I've never had a return get lost, but...

    Rich
     
  19. Rich

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    That sound you hear is Mike Greer rolling around on the floor laughing hysterically. :lol:

    Rich
     
  20. Rich

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    That price is down to $95 now. Since it doesn't have Prime Shipping, I gotta wonder about it. But it does say its a 24-500. And only one left.

    Rich
     

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