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Am I better off buying the R15 directly from D*Tv
Posted 18 August 2006 - 04:10 PM
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Posted 18 August 2006 - 04:25 PM
You can certainly buy used and avoid a commitment as long as your existing hardware supports it.
Now I want to get a DVR unit for the bedroom that will also be able to record two at once but I don't want to go via the DVR4U2 route.
You'll have to go to a third party to get the new receiver installed and you'll have to buy any additional hardware required. A full-service dealer can help you figure out if you have all the right thingies.
I don't want the extra two year commitment...
You can buy used anywhere you can find it. You won't be able to buy new more than likely. Again, I'd suggest going through a local full-service dealer as they can install and maybe even find you a used receiver without DirecTV getting their hooks into you.
I was thinking of buying the DVR wherever but then I got to thinking that I don't know if my current setup would allow me to just hook up the unit and get that feature where you can record two programs at once so I am thinking if I buy the unit from them they have to upgrade whatever equipment is necessary to have it functioning that way right???
BTW, unless you have an HDTV in your bedroom, the commitment is one year.
Posted 18 August 2006 - 04:33 PM
Activating a new standard reciever will give you a one year comittment.
Not sure about activating a dvr that you buy used.
Does not matter where you get the new dvr (directly from D* or from a local retailer), the committment is the same.
Posted 19 August 2006 - 06:11 AM
If you do buy something used, you would either have to install it yourself or pay someone to do it for you. That would probably be more than the cost to cancel out of any commitment as my friend was charged a little over $50 once for someone to just realign the dish. You might need a multiswitch, cable run, holes drilled, cable fished, setup of the R-15, etc....