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#21 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 08:55 AM

Kind of a shady question, but if I replaced the SD DTivos with used HR10-250's via eBay, would direcTV then replace those with HiDef DVR's when I upgraded?


YMMV, but don't hold your breath .. DIRECTV does kinda know when you added them to your account.
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#22 OFFLINE   The Merg

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 09:18 AM

Kind of a shady question, but if I replaced the SD DTivos with used HR10-250's via eBay, would direcTV then replace those with HiDef DVR's when I upgraded?


DirecTV now considers an HR10 a SD-DVR as they cannot receive HD programming via satellite any more. For all purposes, they are an SD-DVR with a HD OTA tuner.

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#23 OFFLINE   bengalfreak

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 04:13 AM

It sounds like I am better off just getting the single HD-DVR from DirecTV for the $19.95 shipping. Then I'll get an HR-24 for $200 online. From what I'm reading i can MRV without all the additional hardware since i already have cat 5e cable run to all of the TV locations.

#24 OFFLINE   David MacLeod

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 05:02 AM

still need to replace your dish then don't you?
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Posted 06 July 2010 - 12:14 PM

still need to replace your dish then don't you?


I think the dish replacement is free. It was for me when I upgraded to HD last year.
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#26 OFFLINE   The Merg

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 05:50 PM

I think the dish replacement is free. It was for me when I upgraded to HD last year.


Depends on your account history, current credits, and what you are having done. For me, I need to pay $20 for shipping and $50 for a tech visit. The dish itself is free.

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HR44-700 / Samsung HCM5525W HDTV / Component / Networked - DECA / Bedroom

HR24-100 / Samsung HCM5525W HDTV / Component / Networked - DECA / Bedroom


#27 OFFLINE   bengalfreak

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 04:13 AM

Dish upgrade is free with the first HD-DVR.




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