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Improvements to the Protection Plan


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#121 OFFLINE   acostapimps

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 04:09 PM

No, DirecTV only allows one "Genie" per account.  and according to folks in the "know" this is  not likely to change anytime soon.


Probably to simplify the installation for 5 tuners instead of 10 which a SWM 16 is required, or maybe 2 Genie's don't play nice together compared to HR2x/H2x or C31/41 clients but one will never know.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 04:15 PM

They should allow 2 Genie's for subs that only have genie or genie clients C31/41, But should stay the same for everything else depending on how many HD DVR's, but should allow for H2x customers only.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 05:17 PM

Got my email today about the PP going up 2 dollars a month, time to knock 6 bux a month off my bill...... 



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Posted 30 April 2013 - 06:27 PM

They should allow 2 Genie's for subs that only have genie or genie clients C31/41, But should stay the same for everything else depending on how many HD DVR's, but should allow for H2x customers only.

Imagine what would happen if DirecTV "discriminates" on who gets the 2 Genies…..  


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Posted 30 April 2013 - 06:29 PM

Yes, I got the same email and was not happy with the increase. I may consider dropping the protection plan. I'm also curious what kind of equipment upgrade it would be? We currently have 2 HD DVRs and are happy with those. We don't want a whole home DVR. What else could they upgrade?

 

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 11:17 PM

Imagine what would happen if DirecTV "discriminates" on who gets the 2 Genies…..

They discriminate with customers all the time though.....

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 09:07 AM

so my current setup is 3 hr21-100 hd dvrs, and a hr34. (11 tuners)

 

could i then call them up and upgrade a hr21-100 for an hr34 (14 tuners)? if i am paying for it the pp i may as well upgrade/swap out one of my 6 year old dvr boxes.

 

 

No, DirecTV only allows one "Genie" per account.  and according to folks in the "know" this is  not likely to change anytime soon.

 

So what benefit is the extra $2 charge for someone that already has a genie and has been with directv for years?



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Posted 01 May 2013 - 09:15 AM

So what benefit is the extra $2 charge for someone that already has a genie and has been with directv for years?


Getting extra receivers at no cost....
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Posted 01 May 2013 - 09:16 AM

They discriminate with customers all the time though.....


Ya, but at least everybody can get the same gear
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Posted 01 May 2013 - 03:55 PM

Ya, but at least everybody can get the same gear

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 07:31 PM

 trues

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 12:20 PM

Ordered the Genie via PP.  The earliest Saturday available is on the 11th.  They can install it any day of the week, including tomorrow, but I prefer to be here. I also got Encore and Showtime free for three months.  There will be no charge to install, including changing swm to handle 9 tuners.  Might be a charge to wire the other bedroom for the H25 that will go there, but we shall see.  That will give me an HR34, HR24, and two H25's.


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 03:13 PM

There should NOT be a charge for a "relocate"


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 03:58 PM

There should NOT be a charge for a "relocate"

As long as it is part of the order, you are correct.


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 04:45 PM

As long as it is part of the order, you are correct.

Ya, same trip


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:19 PM

Wonder if a H25 is an upgrade to a HR22?


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:24 PM

Wonder if a H25 is an upgrade to a HR22?

 Going from any model reciever to another is an upgrade even a hd to a hd dvr or vice versa as an upgrade is changing out your reciever or adding an additional one. DirecTV uses a funny (or rather old) definition of what they consider upgrade. It isn't necessary getting a more advanced reciever. So yup that would be an upgrade :)


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:02 PM

Wonder if a H25 is an upgrade to a HR22?

to DirecTV yes, to me, no… :rotfl:


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Posted 03 May 2013 - 08:44 AM

So can someone explain to me.  I just got a Genie for the 2 yr agreement.  now i have a genie and 3 hd-dvrs.  once i get it, i will have no reason to keep my protection plan as they really wont be able to upgrade anything for me.  can i cancel the protection plan?  I have had it for 9 yrs and barely ever used it.

 

thanks.



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 10:12 AM

also,  why is everyone waiting until the 16th.  i just called now and got it free.  and wouldnt i be able to cancel the PP anytime now that i got it.  there are no real upgrades for me to use.






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