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#1 OFFLINE   etexlady

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 02:13 PM

I've had Premier Package since I first signed on to DTV in 2007. However, paying $186 a month for many channels I do not watch and will never watch seems silly so I'm researching a downgrade. The DTV website does not make price comparisons easy. I want to switch to Choice Ultimate with the HD Extra Pack and HBO. I can find the prices for those with a little digging. If they will deal with me I would like to upgrade to Whole Home service and get a Genie with two clients.

Choice Ultimate $77.99
HBO 17.99
HD Extra Pack 4.99
Whole Home DVR 25.00
HD Service 10.00
Protection Plan 7.99

for a total of approx. $144. I'm not certain about the whole home DVR charge. Would there be additional charges for the Genie and the two clients or is that included in the $25 fee?

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#2 OFFLINE   spartanstew

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:22 PM

Actually, the $25 Advanced Receiver Fee includes the DVR fee, HD fee, and Whole Home.

There's a $6 charge for each receiver except for the first one (including Clients).

So, your breakdown would be:

CU: $77.99
HBO: $17.99
HDEP: $4.99
ARF: $25
PP: $7.99
Additional Receivers: $12

Total: $146

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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#3 OFFLINE   harsh

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:43 PM

A couple of notes:

1. Make sure you look into the installation charges and lease entry fees on the Genie and clients. This cost isn't very predictable.

2. There seems to be some uncertainty about whether the full $25 ARF applies to existing customers yet; make sure you ask (and kindly report back).

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#4 OFFLINE   etexlady

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 05:33 PM

Thanks, guys. I currently have two HD receivers (HR20-700; HR22-100) and a SD receiver (R15-100) so I assume my idea to replace all with a Genie and 2 clients is workable? I'll probably upgrade the television to which the SD receiver is attached to a HD unit (it's in the bedroom and not watched very often). Am I correct in thinking the fees would be less if I just moved one of the current HD receivers to the bedroom TV and replace the others with a Genie and one client?

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:08 PM

Your monthly recurring fees would be the same whether you have a Genie and 2 clients, A Genie, one HR2x unit and one client, or a Genie and two HR units.

In your case, unless you are having problems with either of the HR2x units, I would drop the R15 and add the Genie and keep the other two DVRs.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:37 PM

Why are you guys Paying $7.99 for the protection plan. Mine is only $5.99 and yes I'm alreading into the new pricing.

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#7 OFFLINE   etexlady

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:48 PM

In your case, unless you are having problems with either of the HR2x units, I would drop the R15 and add the Genie and keep the other two DVRs.


Forgive my ignorance about how the Genie works but how would installing a Genie and keeping the two DVRs be beneficial? More recording time perhaps or ability to record more shows at one time?

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:50 PM

Why are you guys Paying $7.99 for the protection plan. Mine is only $5.99 and yes I'm alreading into the new pricing.


My mistake, I pay $5.99 as well.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:51 PM

Biggest benefit is the extra rooms down steal one of your 5 tuners. Second benefit is if you lose your hard drive, you dont lose all your shows (assuming you record your important stuff on both the genie and one of the DVRs)

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:36 AM

How does the Genie work? It has 5 tuners inside and is able to share recordings with multiple other boxes simultaneously?

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:34 PM

How does the Genie work? It has 5 tuners inside and is able to share recordings with multiple other boxes simultaneously?


The Genie has 5 tuners. It is able to stream via whole-home/MRV a maximum of 3 shows simultaneously to other units. Those other units can be other H/HR series boxes, or they can be C31 RVU clients (or Samsung TV RVU clients).

If an RVU client is watching live TV, it is using one of the HR34 tuners.




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