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Do I own my HR34?


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#81 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 08:09 PM

I do not know what you mean by if they sell them as the HR34 is a Genie unit. However the HR34 is 199.00 to lease
399 to own
SolidSignal is doing a deal where you can get them for 349.


The $349 at Solid Signal is a lease.

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#82 ONLINE   P Smith

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 08:10 PM

It's still a leased unit for $349 from Solid Signal.


OMG !
[We did arguing for miserable $100 or $200 !]

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 08:12 PM

OMG !
[We did arguing for miserable $100 or $200 !]


For you maybe but for some of us it's expensive.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 08:13 PM

in canada you can buy the box and some system even have rent to own with out the mirroring or outlet fees*.

* on some system there is a fee for over 4 boxes but I don't think it's per box.
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Posted 06 April 2013 - 08:19 PM

Ain't it $399 to lease at least that's what I was quoted. So I expect I'll be more to own. Or it could be that I'm on legacy non-SWM.


Sorry wasnt paying attention to what I was typing, I was in the process to edit but you beat me to it with them quick typing fingers lol

Meant:
399.00 to lease from DTV but 399 to lease from SolidSignal
You can not currently own one though last time I checked. When looking under owned receivers in their order management system, the option does not appear.

Edited by Volatility, 06 April 2013 - 09:18 PM.


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Posted 06 April 2013 - 08:20 PM

in canada you can buy the box and some system even have rent to own with out the mirroring or outlet fees*.

* on some system there is a fee for over 4 boxes but I don't think it's per box.

Huh? I know I haven't posted much here the past couple of months but when did DirecTV start doing business in Canada?
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Posted 06 April 2013 - 08:21 PM

Huh? I know I haven't posted much here the past couple of months but when did DirecTV start doing business in Canada?


They don't. ShawDirect would tell them to pound sand lol

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 08:24 PM

Huh? I know I haven't posted much here the past couple of months but when did DirecTV start doing business in Canada?


He probably meant for other satellite systems I presume that does that.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 08:58 PM

For you maybe but for some of us it's expensive.


I've been sarcastic when saw the quadruple $349 $399 for LEASE !

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 12:10 AM

That's too much for a lease. At least the cable company doesn't charge you if you just swap out for the newest box. The most they would do is a DVR fee or Multi-Room DVR fee, but no $100, $200, $300, or $400 fee just to get the box into your home.

Why is that? Is it because there is a local office with cable that you can just go to? DirecTV is nationwide so I guess there is no local office.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 09:59 AM

That's too much for a lease. At least the cable company doesn't charge you if you just swap out for the newest box. The most they would do is a DVR fee or Multi-Room DVR fee, but no $100, $200, $300, or $400 fee just to get the box into your home.

Why is that? Is it because there is a local office with cable that you can just go to? DirecTV is nationwide so I guess there is no local office.


Simple, they make more money with the lease program. I still think it's a wise business choice. Doesn't make me like it, but I can understand why they do it. Just think of how many leased HRs there are out there and D* gets to depreciate them.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 10:20 AM

That's too much for a lease. At least the cable company doesn't charge you if you just swap out for the newest box. The most they would do is a DVR fee or Multi-Room DVR fee, but no $100, $200, $300, or $400 fee just to get the box into your home.

Why is that? Is it because there is a local office with cable that you can just go to? DirecTV is nationwide so I guess there is no local office.

I guess you could pay 2-3x more for the receiver and still have pay the additional receiver fee.

But, you would be responsible for getting the thing fixed if something goes wrong. That would require footing the repair bill for paying for the protection plan.

BTW, at least in my area, the cable company won’t give you the latest hardware just because you want it. They’ll only do a swap out if it’s in support of service upgrade or if the receiver is bad. It’s not like you get an upgrade any time you want.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 10:37 AM

BTW, at least in my area, the cable company...

If you've ever used a Motorola DVR, you might see why they "give them away". :nono: :lol:
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Posted 07 April 2013 - 11:30 AM

If you've ever used a Motorola DVR, you might see why they "give them away". :nono: :lol:


Been there, done that. Horrible experience. Cable guy showed up with a jumble of DVRs, none in boxes and proceeded to try them one at a time to find one that worked.

Never again.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 12:55 PM

If you've ever used a Motorola DVR, you might see why they "give them away". :nono: :lol:

Oh yeah, I've used them and know friends who have them. Those DVRs and ours are definitely an apples to oranges kind of comparison. :grin:

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 01:36 PM

The last time I had a DVR with the cable company was when it was called AT&T Broadband before Comcrap took over, And at that time I could add channels individually which I liked, But the darn thing keep failing on me that they replaced several times after each kept breaking on me, I've yet to replace a DVR from Directv going on 4 years of service.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 01:47 PM

I say it's always best to research online for a good deal on a owned receiver box, mostly from eBay, I got the 24 owned for $250 which would of cost me $400 or $500 from Directv directly. Plus deactivating and reactivating without all the hassle or expense of another receiver, Plus they might or not give you a 24 which is a luck of the draw.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 03:25 PM

So does anybody knows exactly how much there selling to own HR34's for? If they sell it


The HR34 is the only receiver D* does not currently have a purchase-to-own option for. I highly doubt you would want to based on what the cost would be.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 03:31 PM

The dissonance is you pay upfront for a lease and getting no return of it or no owning the IRD after your contract is ended.
Next person leasing SAME box will pay the $100 or $200 again and again for it.


This would be assuming every receiver was paid for by the customer, and D* never gave free upgrades. This is also assuming every receiver installed makes it back to D* multiple times(your comment saying "again and again"). So what about all the receivers that were installed brand new, at no charge and stay installed until they are no longer recoverable? There are quite a few like this. You make their receiver policy out to be a cash farm, though it isn't.
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Posted 07 April 2013 - 05:58 PM

If you've ever used a Motorola DVR, you might see why they "give them away". :nono: :lol:


I have to give them props though for having their receivers having a digital display for the time & channel number so one does not have to press the info button to get it. http://www.shawdirec.../images/630.jpg
Pretty neat imho, wish DTV did that.




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