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Official: HR34 pricing as of 2/9/2012


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#41 OFFLINE   Davenlr

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 04:23 PM

Doesn't getting new hardware like this extend your contract commitment for 2 years?


Restarts your 2 year commitment. But who is going to pay $399 to lease a DVR and not stay for at least two years anyway?

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#42 OFFLINE   Pheelyx

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 04:30 PM

The HR34 still shows as coming early 2012 for me. Before today I could see that I was offered discounts and now they are all gone. It was previously offering me a new HD DVR for free. I have not added any new receivers in over 2 years.
I did recently get an outlet moved but they assured me that wouldn't start a new contract. I'm gonna be so pissed if I have to pay full price for the HR34.

Does anyone know why some people can order them and other still show them as coming soon?

#43 OFFLINE   David Ortiz

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 04:41 PM

Does anyone know why some people can order them and other still show them as coming soon?


I think people are ordering by phone only, not ordering online. It is available to all existing customers.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 04:48 PM

I think people are ordering by phone only, not ordering online. It is available to all existing customers.


Thanks, that makes sense. I guess I will wait a few days to call till the hold times get shorter.

#45 OFFLINE   mooney1324

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 05:03 PM

Be careful when ordering, I also had a TiVo ordered for me instead of the HR34. When I called back to tell them that the wrong receiver was ordered for me the CSR told me that it would a total of $599 plus tax for the hr34, the Cinema Connection kit, install and shipping charges. I called and said cancel when I called back up. The rep was I talked to was extremely helpful. He told me that he could get the price down to 250 for the receiver and the Cinema Connection kit. Since I am moving tomorrow he was able to get rid of a lot more charges and bring the total down to $130.26. After doing the order he asked if there was anything with my bill or package I was unhappy with. I told him that I am always willing to have money taken off my bill. He is also got me $10 off a month for 24 months. It does pay to be polite and thank them. I have been with DTV since 2006 and have the premier package.

#46 OFFLINE   LoopinFool

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 05:14 PM

I sure hope they'll let me have one without the CCK. This will be the only receiver in the house, replacing the current one-and-only DVR. I realize they're selling this as the HMC geared towards whole-home networking. But I don't want to pay for something I truly don't need.

It has an ethernet port, so can't I just plug it into my network to get it connected to the world? I'm happy to add a DECA bridge in the future if we ever set up another receiver/dvr/RVU box in the house.

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#47 OFFLINE   Guentha

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 05:22 PM

Wow, it sucks that some people are being settled with a TIVO. I do love TIVO. I had a hard time getting rid of my series 2 directivo units. I still prefer them to my hr24 but the tivo’s are so crippled by DTV its ridiculous. If Tivo could provide a 5 tuner dvr I would gladly have paid $399.

On a brighter note. My purchase when flawlessly, they set me up for an install on the 17th. I don’t like to wait so I called an installer buddy of mine and he took over the account and is installing today after 4. Cant wait, new dvr. I finally don’t have to write down all my shows and figure out conflicts so I can spread them across all my dvrs. Plus I hear 200 shows in series manager. There is nothing more frustrating then hitting series record only to have it tell me there is no more room.

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#48 OFFLINE   Groundhog45

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 05:26 PM

Wow, it sucks that some people are being settled with a TIVO. I do love TIVO. I had a hard time getting rid of my series 2 directivo units. I still prefer them to my hr24 but the tivo’s are so crippled by DTV its ridiculous. If Tivo could provide a 5 tuner dvr I would gladly have paid $399.

On a brighter note. My purchase when flawlessly, they set me up for an install on the 17th. I don’t like to wait so I called an installer buddy of mine and he took over the account and is installing today after 4. Cant wait, new dvr. I finally don’t have to write down all my shows and figure out conflicts so I can spread them across all my dvrs. Plus I hear 200 shows in series manager. There is nothing more frustrating then hitting series record only to have it tell me there is no more room.

• 5x HR24-700
• 1x HR34-XXX
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• Onkyo Tx-5009 Receiver
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Let us know how it works out for you. And maybe a pic or two.
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#49 OFFLINE   joshjr

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 05:33 PM

New here. Signed up just to let people know $99 is a reality for existing customers (service since 2008)
$99 is possible but you must talk to retention department. Call, say retention. It will ask if you want to change programing or cancel service. Say cancel. you will be handed to a retention rep. explain that it is ridiculous that loyal customers already had to wait while new customer had this box for month plus we have to pay far more and still sign the same 2 year contract.

i just got mine ordered and I got a sweet retention rep. she was cool and explained she thought it was ridiculous as well. You do however have to have their Pro install at $49 so total is around $160.

I have several friends that install Dtv service and they are all bummed because they can’t get them till march. yet they have to install them for customers. if you ask me that is even dumber. Installers should know the in's and out's of a machine before "installing" it for other people. What if they have questions?

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I was able to get the HR34 for $99 with the install fee only $20. I had to call a second time to get it. The first time I called I spoke with a supervisor in retention who read an email stating that they were advised not to be giving the $300 discount to existing customers or write ups would be forth coming. I called back 2 hours later and spoke to someone in the Texas office with Retention who gave me the above stated offer. See my setup below.

1x HR34 - Leased
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#50 OFFLINE   joshjr

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 05:33 PM

I thought they might have a promo price for HR34 on some accounts. I still have the Free DVR offer, but the HR34 says "Coming in early 2012" with no price.


Same for me.
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#51 OFFLINE   OrlEngr

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 05:44 PM

Thanks for all the info. I got mine for 219.50 with installation. I need all the SWM stuff. Took 30 minutes. Installation on Sat

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 05:45 PM

I've been checking online their website all this week to see if they would allow me to add a H34. Today it shows a HD Tivo DVR for the first time. No HMC, I guess phone orders only.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 05:46 PM

Same for me.

But you actually called and pulled the trigger. I wanted an HR34, but don't need it, didn't want to haggle for it and didn't really want another 2 year commitment. If they made it easy on line for $99, despite my objections, I may have joined you.
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#54 OFFLINE   Doom878

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 05:47 PM

are you guys already with whole home or getting it included? Best I could do was HR34 installed, HD box for my kids room free to replace SD, move my HR22 to my room and get second tuner installed there for $300 to replace SD box. But then he told me he couldn't waive whole home and wanted $200 for that he wouldn't budge so I declined. Didn't want to pay $500.

#55 OFFLINE   carpecervisi

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 05:57 PM

I was hoping I was the first to find out about this...but alas.

I actually called to activate my replacement HR21 (yeah) so I could do 3D on my new Epson 5010 projector. When he asked if there was anything else he could help me with I said "well, if you could get me an HR34, that'd make my day."

Long story short, he gave me the HR34, installation and cinema kit for FREE. I figure that was definitely worth the 2 year commitment.

Cheers.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 06:14 PM

...There is nothing more frustrating then hitting series record only to have it tell me there is no more room.

Yes there is. There's nothing worse than having to stand in line at the post office. :lol:

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#57 OFFLINE   HDJulie

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 06:19 PM

I'm on the phone with retention. They are offering it for $199 + installation which brings it to $270. I'm going to go with that. I get a discount on Sunday Ticket every year & they've given me other deals so I'm ok with this price. It's better than $399 & the tech can move my SWM lines around.

#58 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 06:19 PM

Yes there is. There's nothing worse than having to stand in line at the post office. :lol:


Personally, I think waiting at the Social Security office or the DMV is worse, but that's jut me.

#59 OFFLINE   Jerry_K

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 06:20 PM

are you guys already with whole home or getting it included? Best I could do was HR34 installed, HD box for my kids room free to replace SD, move my HR22 to my room and get second tuner installed there for $300 to replace SD box. But then he told me he couldn't waive whole home and wanted $200 for that he wouldn't budge so I declined. Didn't want to pay $500.


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#60 OFFLINE   matthpd195

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 06:35 PM

I was able to get mine for $211 installed. I don't currently have the SWM setup so installation was a bit more for me.

This is going to work out way better than the slooooow HR20's I had.

The retention rep told me several times that I would need to keep at least 1 of the HR20's since you can't hook a tv directly to the HR34. I didn't want to argue with him about that since he was giving me a good price on the unit!

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