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#26 OFFLINE   Half Decaf

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 10:18 PM

What is the name of the place that has the 44's for $215 ?  It was posted in another thread, but I cannot find it right now.


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 09:30 AM

Ah, here is the place.  Seems that they have raised the price to $289.  Darn.  I'll give the bay a try, I suppose.

 

http://www.dishbuys....44-genie-hd-dvr


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:29 AM

Free for me.  Upgraded to HR34 and 2 Genies, installed new SWIM, all for free!

 

I asked about getting the HR44 and my installer said they've all been recalled from their supply, something about issues with the internal DECA module failing.  Installer said he'd replaced 12 HR44's due to problems this week alone, recommended sticking with the HR34 until the issues are resolved. 



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:58 AM

Yep, free is great. I called D and they said I didn't qualify for a 44 upgrade.  They offered me a C41 or something like that, but I could wait until I qualify for the upgrade. Since I would like the ability to record more than 2 shows at once, I'm going to act now.

 

I ended up ordering from a seller on the bay.  Bummer about the reports of the DECAs failing. If that happens here, I wouldn't want to risk a warrantee replacement - I have a couple of CKK's to use in lieu of the internal DECA.


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 11:04 AM

I have the Premier Protection Plan and took advantage of the free upgrade offered when one of my HR24-500s was failing. Service call was scheduled the same day I called and asked for the free upgrade. Tech showed up a few hours after I made the call and replaced the failing HR24-500 with a HR34-700. 


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 02:05 PM

Long time customer, Premium package plus Sunday Ticket, no protection plan, out of contract.  I replaced one of my HR2x's with an HR44 and got a GenieGo for a net of $49 installed.

 

Technically, I paid $99 for the Genie and then they gave me a $50 credit.  They charged me for installation and then credited that amount as well, and they gave me the GenieGo for free.

 

Edit: Oh yeah.  They also upgraded my Sunday Ticket to Sunday Ticket Max for free.


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 08:33 PM

Long time customer not under contract. I told D* I would go to Uverse because I would get a gift card, free equipment, and a deal on programming for a year. I paid $49.00 for my HR44, 41 client, and a HR24. They also gave me Showtime and HD service free for three months. On top of that I got Sunday Ticket for free! I had to agree to a two year service contract but I could care less, I think I have been with D* since 1995.


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Posted 10 October 2013 - 08:32 AM

  Bummer about the reports of the DECAs failing. If that happens here, I wouldn't want to risk a warrantee replacement - I have a couple of CKK's to use in lieu of the internal DECA.

that issue only affects the HR44-200


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Posted 10 October 2013 - 08:49 AM

that issue only affects the HR44-200

My 44 is on the way - I'll check that out when it gets here.

 

For those that are hit with this issue and request a replacement under warranty, are people being successful in requesting a 44 for the replacement instead of a 34 ?


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Posted 14 October 2013 - 06:47 AM

I purchased an HR44 from a retailer in mid June. We deactivated an HR34 and activated the 44. They said that they would send a recovery kit for the 34. I have yet to receive the recovery kit and have not been charged for not returning it.

Does it usually take this long to receive a recovery kit?


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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:31 AM

Shouldn't take so long. You might re-request a box to send back with. 


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Posted 14 October 2013 - 10:56 AM

that issue only affects the HR44-200

 

Oh man, really? That's the model I have. No issues yet though. Is it only a matter of time? (Actually, is that the reason why it shows up as "Unknown" on Directv's website, under "My Equipment?")


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Posted 14 October 2013 - 11:24 AM

No, don't sweat it! I have that model and no problems. Aside from being reported by a few, it hardly seems to be an issue that affects many -200's.


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Posted 14 October 2013 - 12:43 PM

No, don't sweat it! I have that model and no problems. Aside from being reported by a few, it hardly seems to be an issue that affects many -200's.

 

Is the issue with both the internal DECA's wireless *and* wired connection or just the wireless?


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Posted 14 October 2013 - 05:18 PM

Paid $0 last week, but that was with the PP upgrade.  Nothing was failing, but I just couldn't take the glacial response time any longer.  They sent me an HR44-700 to plug in myself.  No return tag for the HR20, which is 6+ years old, and my very first HD receiver.  It was still faster than my HR22, but the bigger hard drive of the HR22 won out as to which stayed in service.



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Posted 14 October 2013 - 08:55 PM

Is the issue with both the internal DECA's wireless *and* wired connection or just the wireless?

Just built in WiFi


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 04:30 AM

Just built in WiFi

 

Ah, good to know. Don't use the WiFi.



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 05:21 AM

I upgraded to a HR44/700 3 weeks ago. I had a HR23 nothing wrong, only 1 1/3 yrs old. Had PP so I took a shot, best decision ever.. Overall cost $0.00

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 03:29 PM

Just upgraded today to an HR44-500, C41-700 client and a GenieGo, $50 for GenieGo and the rest for free because of protection program.


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