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Justification for the MRV Fee?
Posted 23 May 2010 - 12:10 PM
Posted 23 May 2010 - 12:12 PM
As with just about any other business, if it's determined that people will pay for something, they charge for it.
I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.
Directv customer since 2000
Posted 23 May 2010 - 12:13 PM
Their bottom line will see millions added to it monthly and they're in that type of business.
Posted 23 May 2010 - 12:17 PM
If you don't want it don't buy it....but don't fault a company for trying to make a profit...isn't that what all companies are supposed to do.
Main DVR HR21-100
HDMI to Toshiba Regza 47in LCD
Bedroom DVR HR22-700
Component cables to Westinghouse 27in LCD
Posted 23 May 2010 - 12:36 PM
it is what it is and it will not go away
Posted 23 May 2010 - 12:40 PM
FiOS: Roamio Pro's (2), Roamio Plus, Mini's (4) with Ultimate HD (My Roamio Thoughts)
Posted 23 May 2010 - 12:42 PM
Way To Go Directv, My MRV VIA DECA/SWM Upgrade is Working Perfectly and Very Fast on my HR24-500 and I have just Acquired another one to be here on Thursday.
Just gotta Love the HR24-500!!! FAST!!!
DIRECTV CUSTOMER SINCE 1997
Here's My Setup
Posted 23 May 2010 - 12:48 PM
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Posted 23 May 2010 - 01:00 PM
If I had 4 DVRs and a non SWM dish, a DECA install would require 5 DECAs and a new SWM LNB, and quite a bit of labor to get the new system working. The typical $150 quote for install is a pretty good deal. There is no such thing as a free lunch, so DirecTV must expect to make this money back on the MRV fee.
Posted 23 May 2010 - 01:27 PM
It was compared with Verizon FIOS and Uverse's simliar features and prices (19.95/mo for hd/dvr/whole home) so D* priced it similiarly to stay competitive..(10 + 7 + 3)
Sooner or later HD support is going to be like TouchTone... Ma Bell charged for it long after it actually cost more to support rotary dial phones. At some point the providers are going to realize it costs more to provide SD equipment than just HD equipment.
You literally can't give away an SD TV these days.
I think the $3/account MRV fee is a bargain.
DIRECTV and NFL-ST since 1994, Slimline w/SL5 LNB, SWiM-16
HR44-700; 2x HR24-500; HR22-100; H25-500; C31-700; GenieGo
Gigabit Ethernet (DirecTV DECA); 2.4 and 5GHz 802.11n; HD Slingbox
Posted 23 May 2010 - 01:40 PM
Owned H25-700 and H24-700 off and packed for the move.
DIRECTV subscriber since Nov. 2009