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Replacing Old Standard Receivers

Discussion in 'DIRECTV SD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by bill18163, Dec 10, 2016.

  1. bill18163

    bill18163 New Member

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    I have two standard Directv D11-500 receivers. They don't even have HDMI ports. Both my TV's have HDMI ports and I would like to get two new receivers so I can hook up the TV's with a HDMI cable. Can't I just get two new receivers that have HDMI ports and plug into them? I would think I should get the updated equipment for free since I have been using these antiques since 2001.
     
  2. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    You may qualify for a free upgrade. Check your DIRECTV online account or contact them.
     
  3. peds48

    peds48 Genius. DBSTalk Club

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    When you call DIRECTV to ask about an upgrade, they will offer you a genie system. Since all your have is SD gear, you will be require to pay for HD, DVR & Whole-Home which is $23 in added monthly fees. If you don't want the genie system, you could then ask for 2 HD receivers which will only add $10 to your monthly bill.


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  4. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

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    And chances are if there are any deals/specials to be had, calling them is the best way. Be polite. If you're not sure what they're offering you is good, tell them you have to check with your significant other and you'll call them back. Let us know what they offer you. Talk with the other viewers in your house to see want system you want. Although you haven't had DVRs, once you get one, you'll love it. You can time shift all your shows. Even when I'm at home waiting for a show, I won't start it until about 15-20 minutes into the show so I can skip through all the commercials.
     
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  5. goober22

    goober22 Godfather

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    Sunny...
    It's not $23 anymore. It's $15 advanced receiver fee and you have to pay for the first box as well - no longer free.
     
  6. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

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    The prices you state are for new subscribers which the TS is not.
     
  7. peds48

    peds48 Genius. DBSTalk Club

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    Nailed it!


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  8. peds48

    peds48 Genius. DBSTalk Club

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    No, is not. See Jimmy' response above.


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  9. goober22

    goober22 Godfather

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    Sunny...
    If he's not paying for any of them now.... Then what? They are new services for him!
     
  10. peds48

    peds48 Genius. DBSTalk Club

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    Unfortunately that is not how it works, the new pricing structure is only for new accounts, not for current subs getting new services.


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  11. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    I wish DIRECTV would chose one format for fees and would just convert everyone to the same scheme and be done with it.
     

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