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Which DVR should I expect/ask for in an upgrade?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by aktick, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    If DirecTV would just hire me, then I'd implement it. I'll even take the job at 50% less than Mike White gets. ;)
     
  2. sd72667

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    I have a similar problem like the OP. My HR20 died a couple days ago and a) I call DirecTV and roll the dice with an installer b) Order from solidsignal, but I don't want to add on another 2 year contract. I don't plan on "stretching the truth". I may have the installer call me before he or she comes out and see which model they have. I always tip my installer.
     
  3. Rrspike

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    Just call them and schedual a service call tell them that the box is really slow and your hdmi port on the boxes is not working and that is the best connection and you would like to have them looked at. If you want to try and make them less sluggish try this got to channel one and on your remote and hit the color buttons in this order really quick red,red,blue,blue,yellow,green. You should get a message nvram/flash is cleared.
     
  4. Rrspike

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    They cant downgrade you from a 24 or 25. If you have one and it goes out you'll get same one or better. If you have 24 and it goed bad you'll get 24 or 25 as replacement depending on what tech has on truck and which sytem you have in your home.
     
  5. allenn

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    The following is from D*:
    Dear Valued Customer,


    Your replacement receiver order has been processed. You will receive additional notification once your item has been shipped, along with a tracking number for your shipment.


    As you prepare for the arrival of your shipment, know that this replacement receiver will allow us to fulfill our goal of restoring your DIRECTV service as quickly as possible.


    Before your replacement receiver arrives, here are some helpful reminders:


    • Do not return your cables, as you will need them for your replacement receiver.


    You should be able to use your current white DIRECTV remote with your new receiver, and it's already programmed to your television.

    • Swap your old receiver with the new one and reconnect the cables in the same way, connecting the power last.
    See your owner's manual for instructions.
    1. Once you reach the screen that starts with "To complete your
    service activation..." call the number shown on the screen.
    2. Make sure you have the following information available: Receiver
    ID#__________ Model __________ Access Card# __________

    (These instructions will also be located inside your replacement receiver shipping box)
     
  6. tivoboy

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    Does getting a new receiver either paying for it (I think they quote 145$ online) or leasing require a contract extension.

    I have an older H10-250 which seems to have finally died, I'd like to put in another unit - but require OTA. I DON'T however, want to commit for another 24 months.
     
  7. billsharpe

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    Interesting. I just sent back my two DirecTV DVR's today and they wanted the remotes back. What in the world are they going to do with them? :confused:

    They did ask me to remove the batteries first...
     
  8. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    You can buy an "owned" receiver and add it without extending your contract. Send a PM to matt. He always has some or knows someone.
     
  9. tivoboy

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    Thanks, I tried to PM yesterday. Will see what the response is.
     
  10. harsh

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    Both DISH Network and DIRECTV extend your commitment with a new receiver. Upgrades are often a different story. If you were to "upgrade" your TiVo to a DIRECTV HR2x DVR, you may or may not get roped in. DIRECTV doesn't sell receivers outright. The only way to buy one that is owned is to get one from a former DIRECTV employee or from someone who lived in an housing complex (MDU) that had to purchase their equipment outright.

    DISH still sells receivers outright and it is fairly easy to avoid a commitment extension (but still difficult to avoid the initial commitment).
     
  11. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    :rolleyes:
    Those aren't the only ways. Those of us who actually have the service know other ways.
     
  12. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    Yet you offer no alternative.
     
  13. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Yes, I did in post #48. Myself and a few others here have owned receivers which weren't "from a former DIRECTV employee or from someone who lived in an housing complex." So, you were wrong...again...about DirecTV stuff.
     
  14. trh

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    Go back about 3-4 posts....

    EDIT -- I see sigma beat me to this response (got distracted by a football game).
     
  15. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    Who is Matt and how does the questioner contact him?
     
  16. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    :rolleyes:
    Seriously? I said send a PM to matt. Do you need directions on how to find a user and send a PM, harsh? :rolleyes:

    tivoboy has done so. Move along.
     
  17. RobertE

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    Wrong again. They do in fact sell them. :nono2:
     
  18. El Gabito

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    What's retail on said receivers that are sold (not leased)? Do you still have to pay the lease fee?
     
  19. RobertE

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    Not positivie, but I believe in the $499 range.

    You don't pay the $6 lease fee, instead you pay a $6 additional receiver fee.
     
  20. El Gabito

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    I sent a PM to username "matt" - no response. Is this the sole resource?
     

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