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HR34 upgrade Question
Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:37 PM
Looked at just replacing with an HDDVR or an HR34. Current offer for the HDDVR is $199. It irritates me to pay the same fee for the std dvr as an hd, but the cost of two new HD boxes gets to the same cost as an HR34. (I haven't yet talked to CR about any better deal. I got the HR21 for free and the HR22 for $99, so I don't know how inclined they'll be although I am a loyal customer since 1997.)
The HR21 is the only professional install I've ever had, and as I recall the compatible (mine wasn't) multiswitch was included in the install.
The plan for the HR34 would be to decommission the TiVo and the HR16 for a monthly savings of $6. Still leaves me with nine tuners, however. So looking at the cost of a SWM16 if I have to buy it the HR34 is a non starter. Would a professional install include the SWM16?
Thank's in advance. It took me quite a bit of reading just to figure out what I need. I don't care about MRV (or to put it another way, I already handle that function myself.)
Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:44 PM
Would a professional install include the SWM16?
My thoughts and opinions are my own, and do not necessarily represent those of DirecTV, my HSP, or anyone else.
Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:19 PM
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
Posted 09 October 2012 - 07:28 PM
The wiring is already in place -- eight runs of RG6. From what I can see I'll have to call to buy the HR34. My thought was worst case see if they'd waive the install fee.
Yeah they would come out and run the additional lines and provide the SWM16 as well. I would give them a call to ask because there may be a $49 install fee you never know. If your getting a HR34 though, maybe they will waive the install fee.
Posted 10 October 2012 - 05:28 AM