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Upgrading

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by westview, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. westview

    westview Mentor

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    I would like to upgrade to a faster DVR. I only have one TV hooked up to Direct. So I do not need some of the features on the newer models. Which DVR would be a good choice for me? Thanks for any help.
     
  2. dpeters11

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    What do you currently have? The only way to get a fast regular HD DVR, guaranteed, is to get one from a reseller, like Solid Signal. That would be the HR24.

    DirecTV will only guarantee an HR34 or THR22 Tivo.
     
  3. CCarncross

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    What do you have now.....according to Directv, all HR2x models are functionally identical, so unless you can show them there is something wrong with the dvr you have, they won't "upgrade" you for free.
     
  4. westview

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    I have the HR23. I am willing to buy from Solid Signal. I just do not know which one to buy. Like I said with only one tv I do not need some of the features of the newer models.
     
  5. dpeters11

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    In that case it would be the HR24. Though the HR34 has benefits other than whole home, 5 tuners and PIP. But if your current DVR has two coax cables plugged into it, you'd really want a professional install.

    If you do have two cables going into the 23 and upgrade to a 24, make sure you get two B-Band Converters as well.
     
  6. peds48

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    also be aware that there is a 2 year contract associated with any receiver regardless where you "buy" from
     
  7. jimmie57

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    I have both of the models, HR23 and HR24. The 24 is definitely the quickest of the two models.
     

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