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Don't look for a DECA DIY install coming

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by veryoldschool, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. Apr 1, 2010 #61 of 125
    codespy

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    I did not hear them say about swapping HR10's for MRV with the $148 deal....any word on that?
     
  2. Apr 1, 2010 #62 of 125
    veryoldschool

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    I haven't heard anything, but "would guess" they would be handled differently [aka cost], since they're not MPEG-4 receivers and couldn't do MRV from other DVRs.
    So they fall short for no SWM, no network, no MPEG-4, and for that matter without MPEG-2 HD, aren't even HD anymore. :( :lol:
     
  3. Apr 2, 2010 #63 of 125
    MikeW

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    I think I like RobertE and VOS' answers a bit better.

    So, for $150 and a two year commitment, my R15 and HR10-250 get swapped and I move up to the DECA world with my 5 other HR2x machines. Sounds like a deal to me !
     
  4. Apr 2, 2010 #64 of 125
    Herdfan

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    I don't really want them messing with my stuff and I would want to do it on my schedule, not theirs.
     
  5. Apr 2, 2010 #65 of 125
    veryoldschool

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    I don't think either Robert or I said the HR10-250 would be part of the $150 cost. I believe it would be part of some other deal [additional cost] or "maybe" be swapped [down graded] to an SD DVR. I just don't know :shrug:
     
  6. Apr 2, 2010 #66 of 125
    LameLefty

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    Didn't someone in one of the test markets post just this week that his HR10-250 was swapped for an HR2x at no additional cost as part of his MRV upgrade/install?
     
  7. Apr 2, 2010 #67 of 125
    veryoldschool

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    Maybe [can't remember], but "Someone" being one, goes in the same file as the "one" that got all new 24s for free too. While it might have happened, I don't think this is the "norm", so these would be on a case by case status.

    I'm trying to explain what to expect with this upgrade.

    Three years ago, I got a HR20 for free with the commitment. At the time this wasn't the norm, so it wasn't "expected".

    Customer status varies with each customer, so each one might get a slightly different "deal" [like whether there is the $49 service charge].

    If you only have 4 DVRs, don't expect a SWiM16.

    Don't expect every receiver swap to be a H/HR24.
     
  8. Apr 2, 2010 #68 of 125
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    Does anyone know if they have been swapping owned SD receivers for owned D12's of if they have just been giving out leased ones.
     
  9. Apr 2, 2010 #69 of 125
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    "Know".. no
    Would guess leased would be what happens, since these would have a one year programing commitment.
     
  10. Apr 2, 2010 #70 of 125
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    Hmmm, since I have Cat-5 to all my DVR's, I wasn't too interested. However, based on what I think I am reading, for 150 I'll get 5 DECA devices to connect to 5 HR's, I'll get an SWM 16 to replace my swim-8 / Zinwell combo and, if I re-authorize my R15 and RCA drd480, they will get upgraded to an R16 and D12 and will get DECA modules as well. That's not too bad of a deal. Especially since I was looking to replace the R15 with an MRV capable receiver (Daughter is coming back home from college). Plus, I can sell my swim-8 to make some of the money back.

    Does anyone know how owned vs. leased receivers comes into play? My R15 is owned and so is the RCA.

    edit - never mind, just saw the owned Q above
     
  11. Apr 2, 2010 #71 of 125
    veryoldschool

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    These won't get DECAs but have bandstop filters.
    You would get DECAs for the others, and another to bridge to your network, so 6 DECAs.
     
  12. Apr 2, 2010 #72 of 125
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    I'm just waiting for the SWM8 to come down in price (aka all you yahoos dumping them) :) - OTA diplexing will be pryed from cold dead hands, in my house :)
     
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    Steve

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    Actually now that we have MRV, I wouldn't mind "simplifying" my current set-up from 6-HR's/1-H to to 2-HR's/5-H's.

    Only issue may be contention if more than one H wants to watch shows from the same HR. I wonder if the HR24's have enough "horsepower" to serve more than one stream at a time? :scratchin
     
  15. Apr 2, 2010 #75 of 125
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    If you are planning to use DECA along with diplexing OTA forget it, they both share the same frequency range, it's one or the other but not both.
     
  16. Apr 2, 2010 #76 of 125
    veryoldschool

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    We haven't seen any signs of more streams to date. That may be the HMC30.
     
  17. Apr 2, 2010 #77 of 125
    RAD

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    HR24's still have the one stream limitation, would it change in the future don't know.

    Why would you want to simplify, IMHO having all those HD DVR's give you added flexability to be able to record multiple programs and the additional storage space without having to go to a eSATA setup. You wouldn't save money on your monthly bill since the monthy fee for STB would be the same the only thing would be some savings on the electric bill.
     
  18. Apr 2, 2010 #78 of 125
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    Thanks for the info. As soon as I hit submit, I started wondering about the R15 to R16 swap and if the R16 could do MRV. Does anyone have any idea how they are going to bring the non R22, SD DVR, folks into the MRV world?
     
  19. Apr 2, 2010 #79 of 125
    Steve

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    Actually 4 tuners + 1000 gigs would be enough to cover all our simultaneous recording needs. I was thinking in terms of ease of sync'ing multiple TO DO's, which I have to do now. If a "unified" or "master" scheduler is in the works, I might feel differently.

    Good point about savings on the electric bill, though. Especially for folks with PG&E, based on what I've been reading in that other thread. Not so bad with Con Edison in NY right now, but who knows where it's going.
     
  20. Apr 2, 2010 #80 of 125
    veryoldschool

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    Since the R22 is basically a HR21, if you have the HD package, it's become an HD DVR now, so MRV with a DECA is part of the upgrade.
     

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