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Official: HR34 pricing as of 2/9/2012


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#551 OFFLINE   sigma1914

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 07:55 PM

I looked into this some time ago. So to clear up the mystery.

That dealer wants $549. So decide if its worth avoiding a commitment for that if people are getting these for $99 to $199 leased. Either way the monthly is the same.

BTW the dealer was not able to disclose any RID ahead of time to verify with the Access Card Dept. So it would be helpful to get more references on this before jumping in.

Not saying he does or doesn't have an owned unit but it is expensive and would like to see some more folks verifying this if one has to spend $549.



Yeah it's some very shady dealer workings. I'll PM you.
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:34 AM

I looked into this some time ago. So to clear up the mystery.

That dealer wants $549. So decide if its worth avoiding a commitment for that if people are getting these for $99 to $199 leased. Either way the monthly is the same.

BTW the dealer was not able to disclose any RID ahead of time to verify with the Access Card Dept. So it would be helpful to get more references on this before jumping in.

Not saying he does or doesn't have an owned unit but it is expensive and would like to see some more folks verifying this if one has to spend $549.


Yeah it's some very shady dealer workings. I'll PM you.


There have been some policy changes in regards to accounts that used to convert receivers to owned automatically. It's possible that going forward a receiver received from one of these accounts may be refused to be activated. So buyer beware on this.

You could call up and see if there is a purchase price for the HR34 through DIRECTV.

There is not a purchase option throught DIRECTV for this receiver.

Edited by Shades228, 20 February 2012 - 09:47 PM.
Clafiried no purchase option.


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Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:20 AM

Why would they remove whole home if they require you to have it for an hr34? They thought he was running rvu?

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:32 AM

Why would they remove whole home if they require you to have it for an hr34? They thought he was running rvu?


Yes.

They de-activated whole home and set my account as "RVU Only" and when that's set you can't turn whole-home on, and it charges you more too. She turned that off and got me all set up!



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Posted 19 February 2012 - 11:29 AM

I'm writing a review on DirecTV's HR34 and would like to see a spec sheet. I noticed the First Look review here was locked down. Does anyone know where I can find more info to help with my review? Sorry if I should be on another tread.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 01:19 PM

A simple Google search for "HMC HR34 specifications" came up with this link.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 03:38 PM

After a long day on the phones with multiple people DTV came through. Basically the quote I was given last night was notated in my account because systems were down and the order couldn't be placed.

Called early this morning to finish it and was basically told I was given an incorrect price & there was no way they could do it. After a back and forth with supervisors and multiple calls they were able to give me very close to what was notated last night.

HMC for $99. Install for $49. CCK was credited. Install is on Sunday.

Pretty excited for the new setup. When done I will have the HMC and 2 HR24's. They noted on the order to bring the SWM16 :) Thanks DTV!


Installer calls at 8am (supposed to come between noon and 4) says he can't find a HR34 in the whole state of AZ. Says he has already installed about 15 of them. Has to re-schedule the install for when he gets the equipment. You think they would know this when they schedule stuff?? Kind of bummed. Was really looking forward to playing with my new toy today :(

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 03:41 PM

Installer calls at 8am (supposed to come between noon and 4) says he can't find a HR34 in the whole state of AZ. Says he has already installed about 15 of them. Has to re-schedule the install for when he gets the equipment. You think they would know this when they schedule stuff?? Kind of bummed. Was really looking forward to playing with my new toy today :(


No. Completely separate entities in play there.
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 03:45 PM

In my area (Dallas, TX) I was one of the first to order an HR34 the day of it was made available to existing customers (February 9). My install was 2 fays later on Saturday, February 11. The installer told me I was very fortunate that I ordered an HR34 when I did as his warehouse was out of them as of February 11 and on top of that they were also completely out of the SWiM16 modules needed to run the HR34. Said a lot of customers were upset like yourself having to reschedule and wait for back-ordered equipment. You'll just have to be patient even though I know how much that sucks - LOL

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 04:21 PM

I have a feeling that supply is going to get real tight on these things real fast now. And they haven't even started advertising it yet... ( on tv. I don't count their website in this.)

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 04:29 PM

My installers (I had 2) told me on Tuesday that the HR34 I got was suppose to go to an employee, but now he would have to wait. They also said that had no HR24's that all they were getting was referb 21,22. & 23's.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:53 PM

I'm planning on switching over to DTV, in part to get the HR-34. I've been a ReplayTV guy for many years, and I'm finally ready to make the leap to HD. So anyway, I actually read all 23 pages of posts to this topic tonight. And yet, I still have a question.

Assuming I have 8 or fewer tuners, and hence only need a SWM-8, not a SWM-16 -- what are the pros and cons for having SWM LNB vs having the SWM device somewhere "down the line"?

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:24 PM

What are the chances you may go over 8 tuners in the future and self install? Directv will only install the SWM LNB.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 06:27 AM

Had my install yesterday, replaced 2 HR20-700's with an HR-34 and an H25, install was outstanding, the best D* tech I have ever had, he even tweeked the dish in a cold steady rain. He told me that I got the last HR-34 they had (Mastec in Gwinnett Co, Ga) and also said that home networking was wildly popular and they were running out of supplies particularly Deca's, he said he had no idea when they would get more HR-34's in, he said it may be awhile. Very happy so far!

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 06:46 AM

long time customer -$199 plu 49 installed..goes in next friday

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 06:47 AM

What is RVU?
I plan on calling today to see what I can get for yore HR34.
My commitment is up June this year.
Thanks

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 06:53 AM

What is RVU? Thanks


Remote Viewing Unit (At least that's what I've always read it as)

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 07:04 AM

What are the chances you may go over 8 tuners in the future and self install? Directv will only install the SWM LNB.


Interesting. If anything I was actually concerned the SWM LNBs would be difficult to get. I was guessing they were a "better" solution and hence less available or had an upgrade charge. Likelihood of more than 8 tuners is low, I've been "struggling" along with only two Replays for a while now -- so, the 5 tuner HR-34 should be satisfactory.

I have to admit though, just considering the question has me wondering if I should get two HR-34s just for kicks and giggles. :hurah:

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 07:47 AM

If your order takes you to 8 tuners or less, you'll get the SWM LNB. If the order takes you over that, you get a standard LNB and a SWM16.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 07:57 AM

Alright, thanks.

BTW -- When I click on the the link in your signature "My Setup" -- I get an error page telling me I "do not have permission to access this page." Is that actually a problem with my privileges or a problem with the link? :confused:

(I would have PM'd this to you, but I don't have enough posts to PM yet.)

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:17 AM

Hmm, after emailing D* about not getting good pricing, they emailed back and said they have to offer good deals to acquire new customers. However, they said "tenured" customers can accrue "more discounted and free promotional offers than a new customer."

So they invite me to call a special number with a PIN code to find out what they could offer me.

Of course, I had pointed out I could save money by switching to Dish or Comcast.

But like I said, this may not be the time to commit to 2-years, with some potentially interesting products due out later this year.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:21 AM

Remote Viewing Unit (At least that's what I've always read it as)


Actually it doesn't stand for anything and is pronounced "R-view."

It's the technology that will eventually allow the HR34 to supply programming to TVs without any external box.
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#573 OFFLINE   MrD1sturbed

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:33 AM

Getting my HR34 installed as we speak. Tech needed to swap out my SWM8 for a 16, everything else was a simple receiver swap. So far so good.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:42 AM

Alright, thanks.

BTW -- When I click on the the link in your signature "My Setup" -- I get an error page telling me I "do not have permission to access this page." Is that actually a problem with my privileges or a problem with the link? :confused:

(I would have PM'd this to you, but I don't have enough posts to PM yet.)


It's permissions.

In order to see posts in the Cutting Edge forum (where his set up is located), you have to agree to the terms of that area.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 01:58 PM

Interesting. If anything I was actually concerned the SWM LNBs would be difficult to get. I was guessing they were a "better" solution and hence less available or had an upgrade charge. Likelihood of more than 8 tuners is low, I've been "struggling" along with only two Replays for a while now -- so, the 5 tuner HR-34 should be satisfactory.

I have to admit though, just considering the question has me wondering if I should get two HR-34s just for kicks and giggles. :hurah:


But as was also mentioned, if you Never do self installs, don't worry about it. If you get one hr34 now and add a second simetime int he future, they will upgrade the swim wi the additional unit, as needed.




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