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WHDVR charge mandatory even for long time subscriber?


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#61 OFFLINE   CCarncross

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 09:29 AM

Accept and move on please, your displeasure has been noted....



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#62 OFFLINE   trh

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 10:48 AM

Just a marketing scam to make it look like DIRECTV doesn't charge $10/mo for HD when nobody else does.


You keep saying there is a different price for systems with a Genie. There isn't.

The 'spin' on the Advance Receiver Fee is that it simplifies billing for customers. See the 2012 Shareholders report.

I suspect that this fee will be standard on all accounts in the future.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 11:01 AM

There actually is a very narrow set of customers who do pay more for a Genie.  That would be the customers who are grandfathered into the separate fees ($10 HD, $10 DVR, and $3 WH) AND only have a Genie. Those customers do have to pay the $3 even though they dont use WH.  I would be very surprised if that count exceeds 10,000. 


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Posted 17 September 2013 - 11:56 AM

Accept and move on please, your displeasure has been noted....

 

Thank you for your concern. This is a thread regarding the WHDVR fee and its requirement. If you are not interested in the discussion, please leave the thread.



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 11:59 AM

You keep saying there is a different price for systems with a Genie. There isn't.

The 'spin' on the Advance Receiver Fee is that it simplifies billing for customers. See the 2012 Shareholders report.

I suspect that this fee will be standard on all accounts in the future.

 

I clarified my last post by saying there is a different price for the Genie when used as a *single stand alone DVR*. That is correct. I pay $10/mo for my HR20. The Genie would cost me $13/mo (because they require WHDVR when you only have 1 box and 1 tv).



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 12:05 PM

I think Longrider has a better answer.

But note: a new subscriber today with one HD DvR is going to pay $25 per month.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 12:44 PM

I think Longrider has a better answer.

But note: a new subscriber today with one HD DvR is going to pay $25 per month.

 

yeah, if you are forced to pay $25 for a single box, might as well get a Genie.



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 02:45 PM

Actually, online, new subscribers can get a Genie and 3 minis for free and if you do auto-pay and paperless billing, the Advance Receiver Fee is only $15 for the first 24 months.

 

But if you opt for a HD DVR, that is $199 (still $15/month using auto pay and paperless billing).



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 11:25 PM

Advanced Receiver Fees aka DVR fees is $15 for new customers?  That's not good.

How can a HD DVR be $25 for new subs unless that's where the 15 comes from (10+15=25),with the bundled pricing structure.


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Posted 21 September 2013 - 05:35 AM

For new customers, there is no DVR, HD or MRV fees. It is all Advance Receiver Fees.

$25 per month.

But as a new customer, if you sign up for autopay and paperless billing, you get a $10 per month credit for 24 months.

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 06:21 AM

I did MRV before the Genie, now it is WHDVR. I prefer it be called MRV, seems less confusing.



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 08:28 AM

It's been called both/either for some time, though usually it's "Whole Home" and not the acronym. 


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