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Can I request a certain HD-DVR for my new install?


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#1 OFFLINE   KhurramA

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 03:07 PM

I'm about to get D* installed on Tuesday and this is my first time as a satellite customer.

I have heard there are many issues with the HR series hd-dvr's that directv has.

Can I request a specific model and if so which one should I get? I'm really hoping that whatever I get does not have a slow interface and glitches as I'm moving away from one of the worst dvr interfaces I've ever had (atlantic broadband) and hoping for a significant improvement with the new service.

Any advice would be appreciated.

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#2 OFFLINE   SledDog

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 03:18 PM

Unfortunately, you can't request a certain model. Your going to get what the installer has on the truck.

But, you can go to Best Buy, Costo or some on-line retailers, like Solid Signal, and purchase the model you want.

You can even try eBay.

Opinions are different on which model is the better then others. After reading the posts from different model owners, I went with a HR23.
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#3 OFFLINE   KhurramA

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 03:24 PM

Unfortunately, you can't request a certain model. Your going to get what the installer has on the truck.

But, you can go to Best Buy, Costo or some on-line retailers, like Solid Signal, and purchase the model you want.

You can even try eBay.

Opinions are different on which model is the better then others. After reading the posts from different model owners, I went with a HR23.


Thanks.
I'm assuming since the hr-23 is the newest receiver (it is right?) that it's the one I would be getting.

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 03:29 PM

Thanks.
I'm assuming since the hr-23 is the newest receiver (it is right?) that it's the one I would be getting.


Again, there's no guarentee. At the moment we have reman HR21s and new HR22s. Two weeks ago, we had HR23s. Before that, just the reman HR21s. Installers install whatever shows up at their warehouse, and rarely have more than one model available to them. So, you get what they have on their truck, which could be anything from an HR20 to an HR23.

To DirecTV, they are all HD-DVRs and therefore all equal.

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 03:36 PM

Thanks.
I'm assuming since the hr-23 is the newest receiver (it is right?) that it's the one I would be getting.


I guess I should have mentioned, I purchased my HR23 and did a self install. It was an upgrade from a H20-100 that is now moved to another room.

Don't let the word purchased throw you. I paid for the receiver, but it is still leased.
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#6 OFFLINE   KhurramA

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 04:04 PM

Well I hope I get a HR 23 then since the 22 seems to be the worst of the bunch according to threads.

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 04:50 PM

I have 2 HR22-100s with no appreciable difference from the HR20-700s. . . .except more space!

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 05:31 PM

Don't let the word purchased throw you. I paid for the receiver, but it is still leased.


I don't know what it means to have purchased something but also to be leasing it? Could you explain that situation a bit more?

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 05:36 PM

I have 2 HR22-100s with no appreciable difference from the HR20-700s. . . .except more space!


I agree with that, although my HR22-100 is a bit slower than my HR20-700.

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 05:39 PM

I don't know what it means to have purchased something but also to be leasing it? Could you explain that situation a bit more?


The price that is paid for the receiver is an upfront lease fee. The only way to purchase a receiver and own it is through Directv and a HD DVR is $499 to outright own!




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