Jump to content


Welcome to DBSTalk


Sign In 

Create Account
Welcome to DBSTalk, like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community, but don't worry this is a simple free process that requires minimal information for you to signup. Be a part of DBSTalk by signing in or creating an account.
  • Start new topics and reply to others
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get email updates
  • Get your own profile page and make new friends
  • Send personal messages to other members.
 
Guest Message by DevFuse

Photo

Upgrade To HR34?


  • This topic is locked This topic is locked
8 replies to this topic

#1 OFFLINE   Jonhhy Bones

Jonhhy Bones

    Duplicate User (Account Closed)

  • Banned User
  • 1 posts
Joined: May 02, 2012

Posted 02 May 2012 - 11:55 PM

I have an older HR21-200 and have a few issues. I called DirecTV and they were very helpful and apologetic. I am not one to keep up on the latest and greatest, so please bear with me.

They offered to sell me an HR34 for $199 installed.

Is that a good price?

Is the HR34 a good HD-DVR?

Thanks!

...Ads Help To Support This SIte...

#2 ONLINE   HoTat2

HoTat2

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 4,820 posts
  • LocationLos Angeles, CA.
Joined: Nov 16, 2005

Posted 03 May 2012 - 02:47 AM

Well, the full price for the HR34 without any discounts and before any tax and S&H is $399.00 + $49 for installation = $448.00

So that obviously puts you about midway between the fortunate few who managed to get it for free and the max. price.

I (subscriber since '95) got mines for $99 ($126.66 total with tax and S&H)

Oh and ... :welcome_s to DBStalk

#3 OFFLINE   mreposter

mreposter

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 1,700 posts
Joined: Jul 29, 2006

Posted 03 May 2012 - 03:56 AM

New hardware also comes with a 2 year contract commitment.
..........
.......... There are none so blind as those who can not see it in HD.
.......... Directv customer since January 2000.
..........

#4 OFFLINE   Barmat

Barmat

    Godfather

  • Registered
  • 258 posts
Joined: Aug 26, 2006

Posted 03 May 2012 - 09:29 AM

I thought there was no way to request a specific model when ordering from D*.
Bedroom - H24>>>Standard Philips CRT TV
Family Room - HR20-700>>> Panasonic Plasma 42"
Living Room - HR34-700>>> Panasonic Plasma 50" HDMI
Office HR20-700>>>> Standard no-name TV
Internet - Comcast
Swm 16-CCK

#5 OFFLINE   drx792

drx792

    Icon

  • Registered
  • 772 posts
Joined: Feb 27, 2007

Posted 03 May 2012 - 09:31 AM

I thought there was no way to request a specific model when ordering from D*.


The HR34 is separate category. Its filed as a home media center HDDVR.

#6 OFFLINE   dpeters11

dpeters11

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 11,921 posts
  • LocationCincinnati
Joined: May 30, 2007

Posted 03 May 2012 - 09:39 AM

Exactly. If there ever is an HR35 or HR34-100, then you likely won't be able to guarantee. But you can never end up with an HR24 when a 35 is ordered. Even if the rep tells you there's no guarantee.

#7 OFFLINE   joshjr

joshjr

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 4,288 posts
  • LocationNE Oklahoma
Joined: Aug 02, 2008

Posted 03 May 2012 - 10:17 AM

I thought there was no way to request a specific model when ordering from D*.


Its because the HR34 is not a normal HD DVR. It has the ability to record 5 shows at one time. That alone puts it in a class all its own. Another reason you can specify now is because its not $199 normally. Its $399. They dont have other HD DVR's that they lease that are at that price point so it has to be able to be requested. Hope this helps. FYI I think this and the TiVo HD DVR are the only ones you can specify at this time.
Directv & Sunday Ticket Sub Since 8/19/2008
HR24-200 Leased, HR24-200 Owned, R22-200 Owned, HR22-100 Owned, HR22-100 Owned, HR34-700 Leased. 5 LNB Setup W/SWM 16 Switch
Sony KDL-46HX800

#8 OFFLINE   LORETTA

LORETTA

    Cool Member

  • Registered
  • 22 posts
Joined: Sep 16, 2007

Posted 03 May 2012 - 11:23 AM

You might want to try some retailers such as amazon or just google the model numer into the search engine, see what comes up. even if you purchase for someone else, you will still be updated to a longer commitment when you activate it, so I don't think there is any way around that.

#9 OFFLINE   Scott Kocourek

Scott Kocourek

    On the edge

  • Super Moderators
  • 8,886 posts
  • LocationWisconsin
Joined: Jun 13, 2009

Posted 03 May 2012 - 03:42 PM

This is just a continuation of a thread that was closed for a reason, I am going to close this one too.

Opinions expressed by me are my own and do not necessarily reflect
those of DBSTalk.com, DIRECTV, Dish Network, or any other company.
Become a DBSTalk.com member or join the CE program HERE





spam firewall