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Production of the HR20's... an Update


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#101 OFFLINE   TheRatPatrol

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 07:01 PM

I had to replace a defective HR20-100 over the weekend (problem getting HD signal) and after the tech checked it out he said he would be back Sunday (yesterday) with an HR21 replacement. Turns out he brought a refurbished HR20-700. He explained that they (Mastec) returned all their HR21's because they would not work with the Single Wire Multi Switch. Don't know if this was BS but I thought it was interesting. Frankly, I was glad to get a 700. CID works great and the 100 was always more troublesome than my other 700. My other 700 has been chugging along well since day one.

I didn't think the SWM was available yet? Maybe he didn't know what he was talking about?

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#102 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 07:05 PM

Seems the SWM is starting to make a slow appearance .. It's not easy to get and you may have to be in the right area to receive one.

The HR21 definitely support SWM .. I'd venture to guess that you received an HR20 as a luck in the draw or perhaps you mentioned that you use OTA and they actually noted it properly ..
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Posted 20 November 2007 - 02:47 PM

Good night and good riddance! I have far better success with my HR21 - 700, but without all of the new features...

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 04:38 PM

I didn't think the SWM was available yet? Maybe he didn't know what he was talking about?


The installers (with some exceptions) know how to install dishes improperly, multiswitches improperly and know pretty much nothing about HR*s or SWMs. Haven't we proven that in that long and interesting thread about installers?

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 04:49 PM

Seems the SWM is starting to make a slow appearance .. It's not easy to get and you may have to be in the right area to receive one.

The HR21 definitely support SWM .. I'd venture to guess that you received an HR20 as a luck in the draw or perhaps you mentioned that you use OTA and they actually noted it properly ..


My memory fails me. Isn't there a downside to SWM? Do you have to connect it directly to the dish?

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 04:52 PM

My memory fails me. Isn't there a downside to SWM? Do you have to connect it directly to the dish?


What do you mean by "directly" to the dish....

You don't have to PHYSICALLY attach the SWM to your dish.

But you do have to connect all 4 ouputs of the dish to the inputs of the SWM.
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Posted 20 November 2007 - 06:11 PM

My memory fails me. Isn't there a downside to SWM? Do you have to connect it directly to the dish?


It's no different than connecting a multiswitch to your dish.
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#108 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 06:57 PM

It's no different than connecting a multiswitch to your dish.


True .. SWM stands for Single Wire Multiswitch, so this statement makes a lot of sense.
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#109 OFFLINE   TheRatPatrol

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 07:25 AM

So does anyone else remember reading on here that the HR20's were going to be $99.00 by Christmas? Or did I read that wrong?

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 07:30 AM

So does anyone else remember reading on here that the HR20's were going to be $99.00 by Christmas? Or did I read that wrong?

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Hard to have a low price on HR20's when there are very few available (at any price) in retail stores. None of the Costco's in the Twin Cities has them, while the HR21's are readily available, but at $269.99.

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 07:34 AM

Not really because there is still no guarantee you will get an HR20. The installer cannot guarantee it. He may act like he can. Plus you still did not get it on the first try and you had to waste your time being there for nothing.


For the record, I received a brand new (not refurbished) HR20-100. Installers were backed way up, so I asked DirecTV to send one directly to me. It came by FedEx two days later. No need to make an appointment with an installer.

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 08:59 AM

So does anyone else remember reading on here that the HR20's were going to be $99.00 by Christmas? Or did I read that wrong?

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If someone did say that... they are smoking something.

Right now, there are no indications that the HR20/21 would go below their $299 price anytime soon... (doesn't mean you won't get it for less because of deals and offers... but $99 would be nearly $300 below it's manufacturing cost as of now).
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Posted 06 December 2007 - 12:09 PM

Besides the fact that they don't need to lower the price if they are selling like hotcakes and can't keep up with the installs as it is. :)

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 12:10 PM

Besides the fact that they don't need to lower the price if they are selling like hotcakes and can't keep up with the installs as it is. :)


100% correct.

They still have backlogs for several weeks in some markets..
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Posted 06 December 2007 - 12:25 PM

So does anyone else remember reading on here that the HR20's were going to be $99.00 by Christmas? Or did I read that wrong?

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I think this is another one of those "R" things. H20/21 verses HR.
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Posted 06 December 2007 - 03:51 PM

So does anyone else remember reading on here that the HR20's were going to be $99.00 by Christmas? Or did I read that wrong?

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You read it right. I posted that based on one of Swanni's newsletters. Believe it or not, I am still hoping he got it right. Doesn't look too good now tho, does it?

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 03:55 PM

I think this is another one of those "R" things. H20/21 verses HR.


No, Swanni said the HR20s would be $99 for the holidays and the H20s would be really low priced. He was quite specific. He has to be right once in a while and I hoped it would be the price of the HR20. At the time he posted it nobody was talking about the 21s.

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 03:57 PM

If someone did say that... they are smoking something.

Right now, there are no indications that the HR20/21 would go below their $299 price anytime soon... (doesn't mean you won't get it for less because of deals and offers... but $99 would be nearly $300 below it's manufacturing cost as of now).


That was a Swanni prediction.

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 04:06 PM

For the record, I received a brand new (not refurbished) HR20-100. Installers were backed way up, so I asked DirecTV to send one directly to me. It came by FedEx two days later. No need to make an appointment with an installer.


From what have seen in the past posted here.....that is a rarity and an exception to the norm.
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Posted 06 December 2007 - 04:24 PM

From what have seen in the past posted here.....that is a rarity and an exception to the norm.


When you belong to the Protection Plan you get the replacements in a day or two.

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 05:47 PM

When you belong to the Protection Plan you get the replacements in a day or two.

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Hey Rich.....:) you changed avatars....didn't recognize you there for a minute.

Your statement is very true. I didn't relaize the PP was part of the conversation. I must have missed that.
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Posted 07 December 2007 - 01:47 PM

Hey Rich.....:) you changed avatars....didn't recognize you there for a minute.

Your statement is very true. I didn't relaize the PP was part of the conversation. I must have missed that.


Couldn't stand the Jet's avatar anymore. So easy being a Jets fan, no great expectations, the season is short, usually lasts 2 or 3 games then the bottom falls out.

I've been meaning to start a Protection Plan thread, got yelled at the last time I started ranting about how much money you can save on a thread that had nothing to do with the PP, but if I start a thread, I shouldn't get smacked around too much.

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 02:06 PM

I've been meaning to start a Protection Plan thread, got yelled at the last time I started ranting about how much money you can save on a thread that had nothing to do with the PP, but if I start a thread, I shouldn't get smacked around too much.

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 04:35 PM

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