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R22's with HD Access and 0x034C

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. Sep 2, 2009 #81 of 348
    The Merg

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    You need to actually have HD service on your account for the HD settings on the R22 to become active. If you don't have HD service or currently have a side-car dish installation, DirecTV will generally come out and upgrade your dish for free.

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  2. Sep 2, 2009 #82 of 348
    The Merg

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    If you don't currently have HD service and have that service activated, DirecTV will come out and upgrade your dish for free, generally. They'll bring out a brand new dish for you so you don't really need your friend's parts and dish.

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  3. Sep 2, 2009 #83 of 348
    Valve1138

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    Crap, I need to go grab an R22 before stock runs out.
     
  4. Sep 2, 2009 #84 of 348
    Huskie_2009

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    Did you get DirecTv to send you some?
    I'm in the same boat with the latest CE.
     
  5. Sep 2, 2009 #85 of 348
    Doug Brott

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    It's OK to call and ask DIRECTV for BBCs for R22s now.
     
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    Huskie_2009

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    Thank you Doug. I'll assume you heard it straight from the horse's mouth. :)
     
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    Huskie_2009

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    At first, I questioned that URL because of the domain name not being directv.com. After searching around, it is a legit URL. I found it linked on the DirecTv site @ http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/global/contentPage.jsp?assetId=P4200018

    Thanks Justin!

    Update:
    After submitting the form, I get this:
    *gulp*
    4 to 6 weeks?

    I'll give them a phone call too.
     
  8. Sep 2, 2009 #88 of 348
    xmguy

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    You also have to have a dish upgrade to a slimline don't you?
     
  9. Sep 2, 2009 #89 of 348
    Stuart Sweet

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    This only applies to people who have HD Access on their accounts, meaning that they would already have an HD-capable dish.
     
  10. Sep 2, 2009 #90 of 348
    jacksonm30354

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    They won't show up in 4 to 6 weeks either...I used that site a couple months and never got the BBC's.
     
  11. Sep 2, 2009 #91 of 348
    wingrider01

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    Wierd got replacements in 2 days when I ordered from there.

    Another interesting thhing, they do not even list a SD DVR anymore, was looking at getting one for the kids second tv
     
  12. Sep 2, 2009 #92 of 348
    Huskie_2009

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    Ah you're giving me hope now :)

    I still see one listed when I'm logged in. Cheap too. $0.00 but maybe that's because I have hearts today. [​IMG]
     
  13. Sep 2, 2009 #93 of 348
    Doug Brott

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    yes, as Stuart noted, this only applies to those accounts that already have HD Access (and almost certainly an HD capable antenna). BBCs are only needed if you don't have SWM.
     
  14. Sep 2, 2009 #94 of 348
    daveriv

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    OK I have read through the thread and think I have all the answers but just wanted to validate before I "pull the trigger".

    I am ready to upgrade my old TIVO DVR and was going to get another HD DVR. Best offer Directv has for me right now is $149 and can't commit to one with the larger HD (HR22/23). So, if I can find an R22 for $99 or less than that is the way I should go right? I already have HD access.

    Just so I'm sure my needs are:

    1) HD programming
    2) MRV capability - when it becomes available
    3) On Demand
    4) DVR

    I believe 1, 3 and 4 are a given what I've read in the posts above, #2 (MRV) - I assume yes but really want to clarify.

    Thanks for helping me clarify and hopefully saving me $50.
     
  15. Sep 2, 2009 #95 of 348
    Huskie_2009

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    I also assume YES unless DirecTv requires you to purchase the R22 through them which I highly doubt.

    Doug/Stuart?
    Does this also assume that if you have a multiplexer in place for the R22 (like me) that it can pass the HD info?

    In my case, I could easily remove the old multiplexer because the R22 is the only one on it right now.
     
  16. Sep 2, 2009 #96 of 348
    Stuart Sweet

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    If you're using a WB68 Multiswitch or SWiM, then it's no big deal. If you're using an older multiswitch it would have to come out.
     
  17. Sep 2, 2009 #97 of 348
    Stuart Sweet

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    I have every reason to believe that MRV will be available for this receiver, but it's still in development. As for the rest, that's no problem with an R22.
     
  18. Sep 2, 2009 #98 of 348
    joshjr

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    I guess its also worth noting from what I read that the R22 has a smaller HDD and the HD cap would be around 25 hours I am guessing. If I read right its set now for 100 hours of SD content and the HD DVR's are set for 200 so for HD thats not alot. I think it would work for me cause I want one for the kids. They hate not having all the channels I do but to be honest unless its a HD only channel they dont watch it that much cause they dont have a HD tv and they hate the lines.
     
  19. Sep 2, 2009 #99 of 348
    Stuart Sweet

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    That's not true. The R22 has a 320GB drive, the same as an HR21 or HR20. You can get about 50 hours of MPEG4HD content.
     
  20. Sep 2, 2009 #100 of 348
    daveriv

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    Agreed but if directv can't ensure I can get an HD DVR with a bigger hard drive than it's a crapshoot anyway right? I could end up with an HR21 that has the same hard drive as an R22 and spend $50 more.

    The only downside I can come up with is that if the R22 needs replacement for whatever reason then I could potentially get an R15/16 as a replacement and then lose the HD where I would have it with the R22.
     

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