My HR-250 died.
I called for HR34. Got to retention. Offered me $250 off the box. I asked for discount on install or CCK and would not budge. I already have $10 x 24 off my bill prior due to negotiations on Sunday Ticket last year for HD as well as Total choice off $10x24. So could not offer me more. Plus refer a friend or $10x10. So I thought I did ok. D* paid me to watch Sunday Ticket with Internet streaming last year.
I went with CCK as it was $100 more.
My new setup:
1 x HR34
1 x HR24-100
1 x R15-100 (used at my parents house). d* are requiring a swap for compatible DVR ( no idea of model)
1 x HR-250 (dead) being replaced with new HD DVR (no idea of model)
I really only need 2 HD DVRs. So I may cancel the other 2 when D* installer shows up.
Any chance I can talk installer To upgrade to SWM for no charge? I have a Ethernet power line network and a wirless network so I think CCK is unnecessary but they force SWM or CCK.... What should I with the install?
Cck is an adapter and is how they get Internet access into your DIRECTV deca cloud. They won't use your Ethernet network or your powerline adapters to connect your receivers together (nor should they).
Swim is necessary no matter what with an HR34, it's the only way it can hook up. They charge for cck to but it's really a charge to hook you up with an approved method for Whole Home Service and connect you to the Internet, which they do with every Whole Home Service setup anymore. Your HR34 can actually act as a cck adapter without any extra parts.