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#1 OFFLINE   DeweySat

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 06:32 PM

I want to upgrade our HR22/HR24 combo to a single Genie HR44.  I currently pay $6/mo for the second DVR, and $10/mo for HD.  Does the Genie add another cost on top of what I already pay?



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#2 OFFLINE   peds48

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 06:40 PM

The only additional fee with the Genie is the $3.00 a month While Home fee. But with just the Genie it will only serve one TV. are you planing on using just one TV?
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Posted 09 August 2013 - 06:48 PM

Yes, we have just the one TV in the living room, and don't plan on having any others.  Our HR22 and HR24 both feed the living room TV to give us four channels.  I have to figure out what I need for the Slimline dish.  I guess either a SWM multi-switch or a SWM single-wire LNB to replace the SL3-P on the dish.  The SL3-P has four coax cables going to a Zinwell WB-68 multi-switch in the house.  Seems like replacing the LNB would be cheaper and a better way to go.

 

Three dollars would be great.  When I talked to DirecTV they led me to believe that it would be a lot more.  Didn't sound right to me, that's why I posted the question.



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Posted 09 August 2013 - 06:52 PM

Note that you might already be paying the WHDVR fee. either included in the ARS fee or a single line item in your bill. you would be better off getting the SWM LNB in my opinion
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#5 OFFLINE   DeweySat

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 07:03 PM

Would the SWM LNB be a direct replacement for the SL3-P, or would the dish have to be re-aligned?

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 07:23 PM

If you are careful when replacing the LNB as to not disturb the dish, then it should be a straight swap
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Posted 09 August 2013 - 07:48 PM

Your fees would actually go down $3. You're planning on getting a 44 from Solid Signal etc?



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Posted 09 August 2013 - 07:50 PM

Your fees would actually go down $3. You're planning on getting a 44 from Solid Signal etc?

If the TS is already paying for WH, it will actually go down by $6. Of course I was assuming the OP knew that by deactivating the HR s/he will save the $6.00 monthly
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Posted 09 August 2013 - 08:25 PM

I plan to get the HR44 from Weaknees.  Currently, I have one HR22, one HR24 and one TV.  I have never had a need for Whole House.  This is how things are listed on my DirecTV bill:

 

CHOICE XTRA CLASSIC monthly   $71.99

Advanced Receiver-HD Monthly         10.00

Advanced Receiver-DVR Lifetime        0.00

Additional TV                                        6.00

Primary TV                                           6.00

Primary TV Free                                  -6.00 Credit

Sales Tax                                              1.02

 

So does this mean the Genie will incur a $6.00 Whole House fee?

 

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 08:27 PM

Peds -- Why would it go down by $6 if they are already paying for MRV?  I thought the policy was with a Genie, you have to pay MRV; even if it is the only box in the house.

 

Richard -- MRV is $3 per account.



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Posted 09 August 2013 - 08:28 PM

I plan to get the HR44 from Weaknees. Currently, I have one HR22, one HR24 and one TV. I have never had a need for Whole House. This is how things are listed on my DirecTV bill:

CHOICE XTRA CLASSIC monthly $71.99
Advanced Receiver-HD Monthly 10.00
Advanced Receiver-DVR Lifetime 0.00
Additional TV 6.00
Primary TV 6.00
Primary TV Free -6.00 Credit
Sales Tax 1.02

So does this mean the Genie will incur a $6.00 Whole House fee?

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No, the Genie requires WHDVR even though your wont be using it. I see that you have "advanced Receiver-DVR" with 0.00. is that a typo? or you meant $10.00
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Posted 09 August 2013 - 08:28 PM

Peds -- Why would it go down by $6 if they are already paying for MRV? I thought the policy was with a Genie, you have to pay MRV; even if it is the only box in the house.

Richard -- MRV is $3 per account.

Because the TS is dropping one HDDVR
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Posted 09 August 2013 - 08:30 PM

and according with the last info posted, the bill will decrease by $6.00 by dropping one HDDVR and will increase by $3.00 for WHole Home. for a net decrease of $3.00
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Posted 09 August 2013 - 08:36 PM

The Advanced Receiver DVR Lifetime is not a typo.  It has something to do with having lifetime Tivo many years ago. 



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Posted 09 August 2013 - 09:02 PM

The Advanced Receiver DVR Lifetime is not a typo. It has something to do with having lifetime Tivo many years ago.

Not sure if that would apply to the Genie though. I would call DirecTV to make sure
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Posted 10 August 2013 - 09:54 AM

Sounds like it depends on where you get the receiver. If no Whole Home option was triggered previously, it may not be triggered now. However, follow peds48 advice and call 800-531-5000..if it does trigger the full $25/mth Advanced Receiver Fee, then good idea to ask about an upgrade to the Genie, based on account history. It could cost you little or nothing, and worth a few moments to find out. The trade off is a 24 month agreement and a new customer programming offer (if applicable).

 

Good luck!

 

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 11:04 AM

Currently I pay $10/Mo for Advanced Receiver-HD, and $6/Mo for the second DVR. I have free, lifetime Advanced Receiver-DVR. I will have to see what DirecTV has to say about the cost. I have been with them since early 1995, less than a year after they started.

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 11:50 AM

Since the OP is a long-time customer, DirecTV should just add the MRV fee on for $3. The one issue is that sometimes people did have an issue with Whole Home being turned on when they had the Lifetime DVR on their account as the system did not see a DVR fee. I believe that issue was resolved though.


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Posted 12 August 2013 - 04:31 PM

I plan to get the HR44 from Weaknees.  

 

A friend of mine ordered a HR44 specific model in July from weaknees and was sent a HR34.  Not impressed.  When he called he was told HR34 list price was $399 and was talked into keeping it when eventually weaknees begrudgely gave him a $100 discount.

 

I would recommend a different online dealer than weaknees.



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 05:00 PM

Solid Signal is the  place to go! 


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