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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by willis3, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. wahooq

    wahooq New Member

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    Hotat ...if he is in an area that only provides mpeg4 locals the hd rcvrs can be added without hd access.....
    RacJ2...you are referring to the R22 dvr which is SD untill paired with HD equipment
    willis....what the csr is referring to is free hd access for 24 months which you can add if you have autobill pay or pay through integrated billing (bundling) ....otherwise hd access is 10 bucks a month
     
  2. HoTat2

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    You are correct, and I edited my post earlier.
     
  3. willis3

    willis3 Godfather

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    Thanks for all the help guys.
    What Dish we I get?
     
  4. Drucifer

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    Once you see true HD, I expect that SDTV days to be numbered.
     
  5. dpeters11

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    R22, but it's an imperfect solution. You can't get MRV with an R22 and one HD receiver/DVR. If it needs replaced, you can end up with an R16. It's still seen as an SD box to DirecTVs systems.
     
  6. dpeters11

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    I think a Slimline 3LNB with SWM is the common install these days, unless a higher tuner count is required.
     
  7. wahooq

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    Actually depends on the install...if your locals come from the 119 then you will get a slim 5....but probably a swm although not guarateed unless you are adding whole home or cinema plus
     
  8. mikellie

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    You have to play CSR roulette sometimes to get what you want.
     
  9. mikellie

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    It also helps to be very nice to them and don't threaten them with quitting.
     
  10. wahooq

    wahooq New Member

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    actually the company systems determine what equipment someone gets.....although csrs sometimes will tell customers what they want to hear.....or are just not aware of what is going on
     
  11. dpeters11

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    The OP is already getting a good deal, CSR roulette doesn't help with model of equipment.
     
  12. Beerstalker

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    OK guys I believe Elmira NY is an MPEG4 market, so he has to get HD equipment, and he doesn't need to have HD Access if he doesn't want to.

    The thing I dont' understand is shouldn't he be able to get all of his recievers swapped out with the HD equivalent for free? I know that is how it works in 72 swap markets, but I'm not sure about markets that have never had SD locals and are just now getting HD locals withouth SD equivalents.
     
  13. wahooq

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    no on a locals swap they will give you one receiver and a dish upgrade for free...other rcvrs cost
     
  14. Beerstalker

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    I know for a fact that is incorrect. In local 72 swap markets all receivers are swapped out for free, and they do not require a new service agreement. All SD receivers are replaced with H2x HD receivers, and all SD DVRS are replaced with HR2x HD-DVRs. I live in an 72 swap market and had my receiver swapped out, as well as many friends go through the swap.

    I'm not quite as sure about markets just now getting their locals added in MPEG 4 though.
     
  15. joshjr

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    So what happened with this? I would be calling and asking if your market is a MPEG 4 only market. If so they should swap out those boxes for free. Anyways hope the transition went well. A new 2 year agreement should start with the new receivers.
     
  16. wahooq

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    sorry didnt realize we were talking about a 72 swap....in a 72 swap al receivers are changed out in an mpeg4 swap only dish and 1 receiver
     

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