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#1 OFFLINE   gio12

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 09:11 AM

I want to add an additional DVR to a room that I have a current DVR in. Can use a splitter to connect the additional DVR or do I have to run a new line?

I can't add another line, unless I kill the OTA.

Or I add the DVR in another room with a TV just use it for MRV. That would work, right?

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#2 OFFLINE   Mike Greer

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 09:18 AM

Do you have a SWM setup now? The current DVR is using 1 wire?

#3 OFFLINE   Go Beavs

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 09:26 AM

See edits below...

I want to add an additional DVR to a room that I have a current DVR in. Can use a splitter to connect the additional DVR or do I have to run a new line? Yes, you can split the line as long as you have a SWiM setup and you're not maxed out on tuners.

I can't add another line, unless I kill the OTA.

Or I add the DVR in another room with a TV just use it for MRV. That would work, right? Yes it would.


Edited by Go Beavs, 28 June 2011 - 09:40 AM.
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#4 OFFLINE   gio12

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 10:38 AM

Great, thank guys. Yes, I have a SWiM as I have MVR.

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 11:12 AM

Don't forget that they will add another two years to your contract.

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 11:49 AM

Don't forget that they will add another two years to your contract.

That I understand. I need to figure out in the next few months, is it worth it for a 2 yr commitment.

One thing I DON'T get with DIRECTV. The receivers are leased, We have to pay a high amount for them and he have to commit to 2 yrs. Unlike the phone industry, if I commit for 2yrs, its OWNED at a lower price.

So let me buy a HRx DVR for $500 and no commitment. :rolleyes:

I guess its more like the car industry.

I very frustrating. Add a new price of equipment and get sock for 2 yrs! :nono2:

#7 OFFLINE   sigma1914

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 11:55 AM

That I understand. I need to figure out in the next few months, is it worth it for a 2 yr commitment.

One thing I DON'T get with DIRECTV. The receivers are leased, We have to pay a high amount for them and he have to commit to 2 yrs. Unlike the phone industry, if I commit for 2yrs, its OWNED at a lower price.

So let me buy a HRx DVR for $500 and no commitment. :rolleyes:

I guess its more like the car industry.

I very frustrating. Add a new price of equipment and get sock for 2 yrs! :nono2:


You can buy one owned without commitment for around that $500 price.
If you stop responding to them or put them on ignore, then eventually they'll go away.

#8 OFFLINE   gio12

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 12:21 PM

You can buy one owned without commitment for around that $500 price.


I thoughts that's over now? Its the HR21-Pro only, right?

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 12:24 PM

I thoughts that's over now? Its the HR21-Pro only, right?


You can buy owned units here and ebay. Hopefully some folks who do it can posts some tips and dos/don'ts.
If you stop responding to them or put them on ignore, then eventually they'll go away.

#10 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 02:53 PM

If I remember right, maybe from a post from RobertE or Matt, you can buy a receiver from the Access Card Department as well, and you'll get that model (most would want an HR24.) You have to make sure they are the ones to activate it.

Going through a retailer like Solid Signal, to get owned it would have to be something like the HR21-Pro.

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 11:42 PM

That I understand. I need to figure out in the next few months, is it worth it for a 2 yr commitment.

One thing I DON'T get with DIRECTV. The receivers are leased, We have to pay a high amount for them and he have to commit to 2 yrs. Unlike the phone industry, if I commit for 2yrs, its OWNED at a lower price.

So let me buy a HRx DVR for $500 and no commitment. :rolleyes:

I guess its more like the car industry.

I very frustrating. Add a new price of equipment and get sock for 2 yrs! :nono2:


Hmmm. An iPhone4 from Verizon with no upgrade discounts can run you $199 with a 2 year commitment or you can buy it without a commitment for about $600. Yes, even when you pay $199 you own it, but once again, why would you want to keep your DirecTV recevier when you quit their service after a few years?

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 10:05 AM

Hmmm. An iPhone4 from Verizon with no upgrade discounts can run you $199 with a 2 year commitment or you can buy it without a commitment for about $600. Yes, even when you pay $199 you own it, but once again, why would you want to keep your DirecTV recevier when you quit their service after a few years?

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Although I have no intents on ever leaving D*, I would imagine that the advantage of owning a dvr is that if you do leave, you can sell the dvr and regain some of the initial cost.
I don't know if that would make the overall cost less than the $199 lease fee.
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Posted 29 June 2011 - 02:39 PM

Although I have no intents on ever leaving D*, I would imagine that the advantage of owning a dvr is that if you do leave, you can sell the dvr and regain some of the initial cost.
I don't know if that would make the overall cost less than the $199 lease fee.


Obviously, you won't sell if for more than $199, so it is not likely you will recover the differential you pay to own it if you had to pay full owned price (which of course many people do not).

To me, the biggest advantage to owning is you can activate/de-activate as desired and hold onto the unit for potential future use. I've got a couple of units that get turned on and off from time to time, and there is no shipping back the turned off unit, and no having to pay for a replacement leased unit when re-activating. However, that is not something the average customer does routinely.

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 03:09 PM

Obviously, you won't sell if for more than $199, so it is not likely you will recover the differential you pay to own it if you had to pay full owned price (which of course many people do not).

To me, the biggest advantage to owning is you can activate/de-activate as desired and hold onto the unit for potential future use. I've got a couple of units that get turned on and off from time to time, and there is no shipping back the turned off unit, and no having to pay for a replacement leased unit when re-activating. However, that is not something the average customer does routinely.


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Posted 01 July 2011 - 12:45 PM

Obviously, you won't sell if for more than $199, so it is not likely you will recover the differential you pay to own it if you had to pay full owned price (which of course many people do not).

To me, the biggest advantage to owning is you can activate/de-activate as desired and hold onto the unit for potential future use. I've got a couple of units that get turned on and off from time to time, and there is no shipping back the turned off unit, and no having to pay for a replacement leased unit when re-activating. However, that is not something the average customer does routinely.


But if you were to buy a used (owned) dvr, I think that you would recover most of the purchase price when you sold it as a used (owned) box, wouldn't you?
Remember, when it comes to audio/video, more is always better. (This does NOT apply to remote controls!)

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 01:24 PM

You can buy owned units here and ebay. Hopefully some folks who do it can posts some tips and dos/don'ts.


Can anyone share where to go on this forum to buy an owned unit? I'm interested in buying an owned HR24, but I didn't see a For Sale forum here.

EDIT - Clearly my eyes are failing me, here's the Buy, Sell, Trade forum: http://www.dbstalk.c...ysprune=-1&f=97

Edited by LiQiCE, 01 July 2011 - 01:41 PM.





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