Did they pay full price for the 2 34's? Was it a new install? Whats the background on those 2 34 installs (if you can say)? Tks
I would like to know this too. I have been with Directv for about 12 years. One thing I have personally experienced is that the longer I have been with Directv the harder it is to get what you want (my payment record has been perfect and is directly debited from my checking account). They could care less about me even to the point of me threatening to leave. They did however fall all over my neighbor last year when I got her to sign up for a much smaller package than I have. And don't give me the line that I got free or discounted stuff too when I was a new customer because I didn't. I had to buy (pay in full) my receivers and dish which I bought from Circuit CIty and pay for the installation. I got absolutely nothing from Directv. What I am really puzzled about now though is that I am asking for absolutely nothing from Directv except to be able to activate two Hr34s. I already have one HR34 and would even be willing to lease the other one through a third party if they like that idea better. So if there is no cost to them (I am willing to pay for the SWM16 and its installation) what is their problem? We already know it can be done. In the back of my mind I think I already know. I don't buy any PPV or VOD. They know I would use the media servers for it real purpose and if I do that they wouldn't make any extra money off of me. Now mind you, I do have the Premier package as well as all the additional HD packages. And I do admit I record a lot of movies off of the premium channels, but that is all perfectly legal. I am not into sports so I do not have any sports packages. I did like Hot Pass and even paid for that in the beginning. Movies are my thing and I am in the process of building a projector Home Theater in my basement. I am sure Directv has some way of knowing exactly what I am recording and realizes they are not making any extra money off of me. Personally, I think this is the same reason Directv will not allow us to move a recored hard drive to another DVR and has kept the hard drives small in the DVRs.