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MRV fee $3??


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#1 OFFLINE   Luck255

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 08:06 PM

So I was calling today to add the March Madness package and asked how much MRV would be after a short search the agent responded with $3. Seems reasonable, I'm not really interested in it personally but $3 doesn't sound terrible.

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#2 OFFLINE   cygnusloop

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 10:23 PM

http://www.directv.c...ology/multiroom

So it seems...

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 10:30 PM

That sounds reasonable to me as well. I am sure they spent a decent amount of money on this product.
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Posted 17 March 2010 - 10:40 PM

"Limit 8 MRV-capable receivers per household." SWM-16 perfect!

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"All you need is one HD DVR (model HR24) in one room and HD receivers (model H24) in your other rooms." Interesting...
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Posted 17 March 2010 - 10:44 PM

Thats one way to fix that 50 series link limit. :)
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Posted 17 March 2010 - 11:04 PM

"Limit 8 MRV-capable receivers per household." SWM-16 perfect!

and

"All you need is one HD DVR (model HR24) in one room and HD receivers (model H24) in your other rooms." Interesting...


Wait-where's this limit of 8 receivers coming from? That could be a problem for me.

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 11:07 PM

Wait-where's this limit of 8 receivers coming from? That could be a problem for me.


Thats 16 tuners, or 8 DVRs Kevin. That is a lot of television.
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Posted 17 March 2010 - 11:09 PM

Thats 16 tuners, or 8 DVRs Kevin. That is a lot of television.


I plan on adding 1 more receiver to my account, which will up the total of MRV capable receivers to 9. They REALLY not going to turn MRV on for me?
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Posted 17 March 2010 - 11:09 PM

Wait-where's this limit of 8 receivers coming from? That could be a problem for me.

The fine print at the bottom of the link above.

Limit one remote viewing per HD DVR. HD Access ($10/mo.), DVR service ($7/mo.) and Multi-Room DVR service ($3/mo.) required. Limit 8 MRV-capable receivers per household. Lease fee of $5/mo. required for 2nd and each additional receiver. Hardware and programming available separately. Other conditions apply.



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Posted 17 March 2010 - 11:13 PM

8 ok where do you have these things at?
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Posted 17 March 2010 - 11:16 PM

8 ok where do you have these things at?


Scattered throughout the family at $20 a pop :D j/k
I just have one in literally just about every room. Also have multiple DVRs for additional tuners, and some just for backup.

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 11:19 PM

Scattered throughout the family at $20 a pop :D j/k
I just have one in literally just about every room. Also have multiple DVRs for additional tuners, and some just for backup.


Uh huh, there's a little truth to every just kidding...
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Posted 17 March 2010 - 11:22 PM

If they'd add more than 2 tuners to the DVR, and allow backing up, I could SERIOUSLY drop my receiver needs!

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 11:28 PM

The fine print at the bottom of the link above.


Limit one remote viewing per HD DVR. HD Access ($10/mo.), DVR service ($7/mo.) and Multi-Room DVR service ($3/mo.) required. Limit 8 MRV-capable receivers per household. Lease fee of $5/mo. required for 2nd and each additional receiver. Hardware and programming available separately. Other conditions apply.


What the heck does that mean?! :confused::confused:

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 11:30 PM

What the heck does that mean?! :confused::confused:

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I think it means when a box is acting like a server, it can only output to one client at a time.
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Posted 17 March 2010 - 11:30 PM

What the heck does that mean?! :confused::confused:

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That's fine, just exactly what we can do now. You can only view one one program from a specific HD DVR remotely. Same as right now. If you try and view another program from the same HD DVR on a 2nd remote receiver, you get an error message.

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 11:34 PM

I think it means when a box is acting like a server, it can only output to one client at a time.


That's fine, just exactly what we can do now. You can only view one one program from a specific HD DVR remotely. Same as right now. If you try and view another program from the same HD DVR on a 2nd remote receiver, you get an error message.


WHEW!! I was worried they were going to try and charge a MRV fee per DVR...

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 11:35 PM

I believe it will actually be 8 per subnet but the average person has no clue what a subnet is. I believe you will need 1 DECA per subnet as well. Chances are this is how MDU's will get setup eventually without everyone seeing everyone else. Unless someone else can think of a better way to ensure seclusion of other people's receivers connected to a SWM 8/16/32.

WHEW!! I was worried they were going to try and charge a MRV fee per DVR...



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Posted 17 March 2010 - 11:37 PM

I believe it will actually be 8 per subnet but the average person has no clue what a subnet is. I believe you will need 1 DECA per subnet as well. Chances are this is how MDU's will get setup eventually without everyone seeing everyone else.


Okay, that wouldn't be so bad. Backups are connected to the Same Tv as the main DVRs, so those don't really NEED to be included in the available MRV list.

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 11:42 PM

Like Tivo? Sorry I couldn't resist.


Technically, I could really have a ball with that statement, but this isn't the thread for that! ;)

I'm just glad I was reading the fine print wrong...

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