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Do I own my HR34?

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

  1. Apr 7, 2013 #101 of 109
    RAD

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    Dripping...
    Spent $7 on a digital clock that I put by the TV, problem solved.
     
  2. Apr 7, 2013 #102 of 109
    Carl Spock

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    With my old VCR losing its settings every time the power goes out, it's often 12:00 for days in my home theater.
    They do really, really suck. It's hard to make a recording on them.
     
  3. Apr 7, 2013 #103 of 109
    Volatility

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    oh gosh just got déjà vu on trying to figure out how to schedule recordings on my old VCR the first time
    ha this is so true. i just think it looks cool :)
    Whilst I can see why you would think this, that is not necessarily true because of product obsolescence. At one point that particular receiver was one of the newest models to hit the market, but over time it is no longer recoverable as something came out to replace it. At that point DTV may not want it back.
     
  4. Apr 7, 2013 #104 of 109
    jep8821

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    you might be able to get an HR34 marked as "owned" under the right circumstances. I got mine marked as owned by working out a deal with directv where I paid the non return fee of ~$225 back in December 2011. Granted my situation was a little unique... The website I bought it from was a directv authorized dealer who didn't note on there website that it was a lease unit AND didn't have any lease agreement listed on their website or any note on the order that I had to accept a lease agreement. So when I called to activate it.. I was able to work my way up thru management and they verified the website of the dealer was at fault and worked a deal out with me... The only downside to the way I did mine was that while it has been verified multiple times my unit is marked as owned... my 2 year commitment IS still in effect.

    I guess my point in this... if u want an HR34 as owned... Call directv and see if you can work out a deal... ask for management and continue to escalate if need be...If you get them to do it... then do it Right then... don't call back later cause u might not get that offer again.

    Jason
     
  5. Apr 8, 2013 #105 of 109
    Bill Broderick

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    Cable companies charge more per month for advanced receivers and DVR (at least Cablevision does). DirecTV charges the same monthly fee, regardless of what type of receivers you own. The last time that I checked, Cablevision charged somewhere between $13-15 per month per DVR. With 3 DVR's in my house, it's far less expensive to pay a one-time upgrade fee to get a DVR and then pay a lower monthly lease fee.
     
  6. Apr 8, 2013 #106 of 109
    raott

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    On the flipside, in my area, the cable company charges about $7 per DVR with no upfront fee. For a similar package and equipment to what I have now, the cable co was about $25 less a month.

    I stay with Directv because of the technology and ST.
     
  7. Apr 8, 2013 #107 of 109
    veryoldschool

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    I've compared U-Verse and Comcast to what I get with DirecTV.
    U-Verses came out a bit cheaper, but not quite as many functions/features.
    Comcast came out 50% more each month. :eek2:
     
  8. Apr 8, 2013 #108 of 109
    raott

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    Wow! I am also in an area that has U-Verse (although not widespread). How is Comcast able to compete with that kind of pricing?

    My cable co was recently (last year some time) purchased by Time Warner. It will be interesting to see what happens with prices once the takeover is fully implemented in June.
     
  9. Apr 8, 2013 #109 of 109
    toobs

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    Wow, I asked one question and 108 posts later, we are still talking about it.

    Cool!~!
     

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