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Do I own my HR34?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by toobs, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. Apr 6, 2013 #81 of 109
    dpeters11

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    The $349 at Solid Signal is a lease.
     
  2. Apr 6, 2013 #82 of 109
    P Smith

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    OMG !
    [We did arguing for miserable $100 or $200 !]
     
  3. Apr 6, 2013 #83 of 109
    acostapimps

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    For you maybe but for some of us it's expensive.
     
  4. Apr 6, 2013 #84 of 109
    JoeTheDragon

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    in canada you can buy the box and some system even have rent to own with out the mirroring or outlet fees*.

    * on some system there is a fee for over 4 boxes but I don't think it's per box.
     
  5. Apr 6, 2013 #85 of 109
    Volatility

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    Sorry wasnt paying attention to what I was typing, I was in the process to edit but you beat me to it with them quick typing fingers lol

    Meant:
    399.00 to lease from DTV but 399 to lease from SolidSignal
    You can not currently own one though last time I checked. When looking under owned receivers in their order management system, the option does not appear.
     
  6. Apr 6, 2013 #86 of 109
    Carl Spock

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    Huh? I know I haven't posted much here the past couple of months but when did DirecTV start doing business in Canada?
     
  7. Apr 6, 2013 #87 of 109
    Volatility

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    They don't. ShawDirect would tell them to pound sand lol
     
  8. Apr 6, 2013 #88 of 109
    acostapimps

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    He probably meant for other satellite systems I presume that does that.
     
  9. Apr 6, 2013 #89 of 109
    P Smith

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    I've been sarcastic when saw the quadruple [strike]$349[/strike] $399 for LEASE !
     
  10. Apr 7, 2013 #90 of 109
    cypherx

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    That's too much for a lease. At least the cable company doesn't charge you if you just swap out for the newest box. The most they would do is a DVR fee or Multi-Room DVR fee, but no $100, $200, $300, or $400 fee just to get the box into your home.

    Why is that? Is it because there is a local office with cable that you can just go to? DirecTV is nationwide so I guess there is no local office.
     
  11. Apr 7, 2013 #91 of 109
    Rich

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    Simple, they make more money with the lease program. I still think it's a wise business choice. Doesn't make me like it, but I can understand why they do it. Just think of how many leased HRs there are out there and D* gets to depreciate them.

    Rich
     
  12. Apr 7, 2013 #92 of 109
    Mike Bertelson

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    I guess you could pay 2-3x more for the receiver and still have pay the additional receiver fee.

    But, you would be responsible for getting the thing fixed if something goes wrong. That would require footing the repair bill for paying for the protection plan.

    BTW, at least in my area, the cable company won’t give you the latest hardware just because you want it. They’ll only do a swap out if it’s in support of service upgrade or if the receiver is bad. It’s not like you get an upgrade any time you want.

    Mike
     
  13. Apr 7, 2013 #93 of 109
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    If you've ever used a Motorola DVR, you might see why they "give them away". :nono: :lol:
     
  14. Apr 7, 2013 #94 of 109
    Rich

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    Been there, done that. Horrible experience. Cable guy showed up with a jumble of DVRs, none in boxes and proceeded to try them one at a time to find one that worked.

    Never again.

    Rich
     
  15. Apr 7, 2013 #95 of 109
    Mike Bertelson

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    Oh yeah, I've used them and know friends who have them. Those DVRs and ours are definitely an apples to oranges kind of comparison. :grin:

    Mike
     
  16. Apr 7, 2013 #96 of 109
    acostapimps

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    The last time I had a DVR with the cable company was when it was called AT&T Broadband before Comcrap took over, And at that time I could add channels individually which I liked, But the darn thing keep failing on me that they replaced several times after each kept breaking on me, I've yet to replace a DVR from Directv going on 4 years of service.
     
  17. Apr 7, 2013 #97 of 109
    acostapimps

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    I say it's always best to research online for a good deal on a owned receiver box, mostly from eBay, I got the 24 owned for $250 which would of cost me $400 or $500 from Directv directly. Plus deactivating and reactivating without all the hassle or expense of another receiver, Plus they might or not give you a 24 which is a luck of the draw.
     
  18. Apr 7, 2013 #98 of 109
    goinsleeper

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    The HR34 is the only receiver D* does not currently have a purchase-to-own option for. I highly doubt you would want to based on what the cost would be.
     
  19. Apr 7, 2013 #99 of 109
    goinsleeper

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    This would be assuming every receiver was paid for by the customer, and D* never gave free upgrades. This is also assuming every receiver installed makes it back to D* multiple times(your comment saying "again and again"). So what about all the receivers that were installed brand new, at no charge and stay installed until they are no longer recoverable? There are quite a few like this. You make their receiver policy out to be a cash farm, though it isn't.
     
  20. Apr 7, 2013 #100 of 109
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    I have to give them props though for having their receivers having a digital display for the time & channel number so one does not have to press the info button to get it. http://www.shawdirect.ca/english/customercare/techcentral/630/images/630.jpg
    Pretty neat imho, wish DTV did that.
     

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