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MRV/DECA Going National May 13th


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#1 OFFLINE   CuriousG

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 03:23 PM

Just got off the phone with D*. I had been transferred to the "multi-room group" due to the nature of my questions (converting from older dish to SWM). The rep advised me to wait to convert to SWM until next week as MRV/DECA was going national on the 11th and I would get a better deal on the SWM conversion.

She also confirmed the pricing that has been posted here. $99 for the hardware and $49 for the installation.

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#2 OFFLINE   matt

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 03:25 PM

Cool
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Posted 06 May 2010 - 03:54 PM

Also confirmed for "next week" in the Q1 Earnings Call as reported by Doug Brott.

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#4 OFFLINE   Jason Whiddon

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 03:59 PM

Wish we could go ahead and schedule appointments. I assume we'll be getting a NR SW update? Or not?
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#5 OFFLINE   zudy

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 04:01 PM

Cool I will be ordering mine next week.

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 04:08 PM

Don't get disappointed if you call in on 5/11 and they ask you to call back on 5/13 ;)
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#7 OFFLINE   Jason Whiddon

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 04:08 PM

Mannnnnnnnnnnn. Dont say that!
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#8 ONLINE   sigma1914

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 04:14 PM

Also remember....DECA & MRV does not mean you get Hx24s.
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Posted 06 May 2010 - 04:16 PM

Don't get disappointed if you call in on 5/11 and they ask you to call back on 5/13 ;)


Thanks Doug. Will hold my call until 5/13 :)

BTW, do you know if there will be an installation charge for folks who have the D* service plan (like me)?

Edited by rhipps, 06 May 2010 - 04:17 PM.
Cause I wanna (g).


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Posted 06 May 2010 - 04:22 PM

She also confirmed the pricing that has been posted here. $99 for the hardware and $49 for the installation.


What does "the hardware" you are referring to consist of?

I suffered through the first days of the HR20-700, I AM going to end up with an HR24 one way or another. :lol:

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 04:23 PM

What does "the hardware" you are referring to consist of?

I suffered through the first days of the HR20-700, I AM going to end up with an HR24 one way or another. :lol:


DECA modules.
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Posted 06 May 2010 - 04:31 PM

Any idea what kind of charge there will be for a SWiMLine dish setup with MRV and an HR24 to replace a DirecTivo?

Is it $99 + $49 + $199 ?

Any deals for good accounts?

I was hoping to buy the HR24 at Best Buy, but they aren't going to carry DirecTV receiver equipment anymore. :mad:

#13 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 04:45 PM

Any idea what kind of charge there will be for a SWiMLine dish setup with MRV and an HR24 to replace a DirecTivo?

Is it $99 + $49 + $199 ?

Any deals for good accounts?

I was hoping to buy the HR24 at Best Buy, but they aren't going to carry DirecTV receiver equipment anymore. :mad:


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Posted 06 May 2010 - 07:44 PM

Any idea what kind of charge there will be for a SWiMLine dish setup with MRV and an HR24 to replace a DirecTivo?

Is it $99 + $49 + $199 ?


Yes, except you can only specify "HD-DVR", you can't specify "HR24". You'll get what the tech has available that day.

Any deals for good accounts?


Usually. Call or check online when you're ready.

I was hoping to buy the HR24 at Best Buy, but they aren't going to carry DirecTV receiver equipment anymore. :mad:


Don't bet on it. Most likely, it's just that the old SKU numbers were deleted from BB's system so that they couldn't be re-ordered. Anyone who is taking the word of a BB drone on a national policy is, well, lacking life experience... :)

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 08:02 PM

Yes, except you can only specify "HD-DVR", you can't specify "HR24". You'll get what the tech has available that day.


I'll either buy one elsewhere, or I'll (nicely) tell the tech to take a hike and come back with the one that isn't slow as molasses. :)

Don't bet on it. Most likely, it's just that the old SKU numbers were deleted from BB's system so that they couldn't be re-ordered. Anyone who is taking the word of a BB drone on a national policy is, well, lacking life experience... :)


I'm the one that talked to the BB drone today at lunch. If he didn't have such a believable reason for not carrying them, I would have shrugged it off. The fact that they disappeared from the web site and he said that they weren't going to carry DirecTV receivers anymore is pretty damning. :(

The fact that another person got the exact same story from another BB employee in a completely different store on the same day? Yeah, I'm not counting on seeing HR24s in Best Buy.

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 09:14 PM

Thanks Doug. Will hold my call until 5/13 :)

BTW, do you know if there will be an installation charge for folks who have the D* service plan (like me)?


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Posted 07 May 2010 - 10:50 AM

Don't get disappointed if you call in on 5/11 and they ask you to call back on 5/13 ;)



the tech who swapped my bad hr20 a few weeks ago told me he had just completed training and the national rollout was, in fact, may 13.

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 12:13 PM

So, as far as "MRV going national" on 5/11, does that mean that is when they are going to start charging for it?? If so, does that mean it is going to stop functioning for me and then I need to call D* to re-activate? I have had my receivers networked from the beginning when Media Share was being CE tested and don't see a need to go the DECA route at this time (although I may change my mind on that in the future). Just wondering.:confused:

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 12:45 PM

So, as far as "MRV going national" on 5/11, does that mean that is when they are going to start charging for it?? If so, does that mean it is going to stop functioning for me and then I need to call D* to re-activate? I have had my receivers networked from the beginning when Media Share was being CE tested and don't see a need to go the DECA route at this time (although I may change my mind on that in the future). Just wondering.:confused:


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Posted 07 May 2010 - 01:10 PM

It's not 5/11, its 5/13.
The free "beta" ends on 5/20.


So we only got 7 days to install and not get interrupted?




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