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Why not tell the world to get HR24s?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Mike Greer, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    As George Carlin put it "everyone in front of me is a moron and anyone passing me is a maniac". ;) :lol:
     
  2. evan_s

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    The problem with telling people to get the HR24 is that you are setting them up for frustration and disappointed. The reality is that they are new receiver, in limited supply and even if that wasn't the case DirecTV is not setup to handle requests for specific receivers.

    If you understand the situation and are willing to accept the hassle of trying to get a HR24 because you think it is worth it, then, that is your choice. Encouraging others to do the same with out making sure they clearly understand everything that entails is irresponsible.
     
  3. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    I'm ashamed to say I neglected to even think of this a long time ago....

    WORLD - get the HR24!

    Whew....I feel exhausted. :D
     
  4. Doug Brott

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    I think this is very important, too. Many (read: virtually everyone not @ DBSTalk) just want to watch TV. The older models let you do that.
     
  5. RobertE

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    Completely untrue. Both the HR20-100 and HR20-700s are on the current active model list. They have not been added to the scrap list. They are still being recovered. Any CSR that states otherwise is mistaken.

    In fact, we have several pallets of HR20-700s that will be installed over the course of the next week or so.
     
  6. TXD16

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    This above may very well be the most ill-informed statement I have ever read on any forum, while at the same time being one of the funniest.

    To paraphrase the Fanboi™ Kool-Aid drinkers (and you know who you are); If you don't like the free-market system, go find one you like better.

    And for the record, although "faster" than months ago, the HR22s are turtles.

    As both a DIRECTV shareholder and client (you get to move from customer to client at the ten-year mark), I say keep giving 'em hell, Mike G.
     
  7. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    It seems far too easy to confuse the concept of voting your pocketbook with making demands. They are not the same.

    I agree with the original statement in the context of what was said.
     
  8. raott

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    The market dictates price, not D*'s cost. It eats into their profit margin, it doesn't raise your bill.
     
  9. hasan

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    I kind of cringed when I read that statement in isolation, and my first response was "of course we can".:)

    Without getting into the semantics of "demand" vs. desire, etc., One can certainly prefer one thing or another, and communicate that in various strengths to the provider. That's how the free market system works. You vote with your pocketbook if you don't like their response.

    All this aside, since D* doesn't (and didn't) promise the HR24, or any other specific DVR, they have fulfilled their contractual obligations. Sure, I'd like an HR24 (with its own set of problems). I may end up getting one when the HR20-700 dies. Then again, I might not. I'm equally prepared.:)

    As long as I can record, and watch with good quality, and the units I have continue to be developed, I'm good. I'll take better, but I'm not making any demands. :)
     
  10. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    No I haven't
     
  11. Carl Spock

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    You can demand anything you want from DirecTV.

    Just be prepared for them to either ignore you or say no.

    Yes, Mike, give them hell. When it comes to the myriad of ways DirecTV has blown the introduction of the HR24 and Whole House DVR, somebody should give them hell. Don't be surprised, though, if afterward they say, what's your name again?
     
  12. Carl Spock

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    :) My position exactly, down to my main DVR being a HR20-700. Right on, hasan. :up: You Iowa guys are cool. :glasses:

    I'd also underline "with its own set of problems". I've said here before that the reason I'm not in the CE program is that I value reliability above all else. It's the same reason I would be leary of a DVR on its first iteration of software. I'd prefer to let them get the bugs out of it first.
     
  13. TXD16

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    Au contraire. As a client (customer), I get to make my demands and if they aren't met to my satisfaction, I then vote with my wallet. While the acts themselves are not the same, it's all part of the same free-market process.

    Even better, as a shareholder (owner) I get to regularly tell DIRECTV's management what to do, fire Board members if I don't like the direction in which they are taking the company, and just generally cause all sorts of ruckus, all in an effort to turn them into an efficient, client-centered, profitable company. Ain't it great?
     
  14. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Demand away...and see who listens (likely nobody).

    Ask...and ye shall find... ;)
     
  15. TXD16

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    You know not of what you speak as my myriad successes speak for themselves.
     
  16. hdtvfan0001

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    I just bet they do.....so how many states will still let you visit? :lol::lol:
     
  17. Carl Spock

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    I just want to point out that the word myriad has been used three times in the last six posts.
     
  18. hdtvfan0001

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    Glad we have that cleared up. :D
     
  19. Mike Greer

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    I think many of you are missing my point and intent. I didn’t demand anything from DirecTV. I am talking about new subscribers here. I paid my dues in cash and blood:eek2: with all my HR22 trouble. I paid good money for 3 HR24s – I think they owe them to me personally but I didn’t even ask – I just paid outright for 2. The third that replaced the HR20-100 I got (or will get) $80 off. I paid $200 but they are crediting me $100 - $19.99 shipping.

    Again – NEW SUBSCRIBERS not me, not you the new guys getting installs now. If they can’t HR24s they should wait. Period. If the installer doesn’t read the notes before he goes out then who is to blame?

    New installs can make all the ‘demands’ of DirecTV they want. It’s not like DirecTV is the IRS. They could demand an HR24 and a box of chocolates of they wanted to…. Where are you guys from?:confused:

    If you would rather have beaten to hell HR21s over HR24s raise your hands…. I didn’t think so!

    By the way, I still have 2 HR22s – I added the HR24s to my account so I have also increased my monthly bill.

    Also – I just received the ‘return’ box for the HR20-100…. I think they want it back….

    If I line up DVRS from Comcast, Dish Network, and DirecTV and had random people tell me how they would rate the speed it would it would be (slowest to fastest) Motorola box from Comcast, HR21/22/23, HR20 and the HR24 would be a close 2nd to a Dish Network 622 and/or 722. Call it what you want but I don’t see how it would come out any other way. To me the difference from the HR20 to an HR24 is a pretty big jump….

    Did I mention I’m talking about new installs?

    Wow – what a can of worms!:D
     
  20. hdtvfan0001

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