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Has Anyone Lost Beta MRV? (Beta is finished)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Spanky_Partain, May 20, 2010.

  1. Spanky_Partain

    Spanky_Partain Active Member

    Dec 7, 2006
    The Beta MRV is suppose to be over today.

    Does it still work for you?
  2. jford951

    jford951 Godfather

    Oct 6, 2008
    Mine still worked when I left for work this morning 7 est.
  3. kymikes

    kymikes Icon

    Jan 15, 2008
    Yes, but I have an 'upgrade' installation schedule for tomorrow. Don't know if this changed my 'status' in D* system. The CSR that I talked with to order didn't know the beta was supposed to end so no information there.
  4. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    I had a message [somewhere] that told me cutoff was 6 PM tonight. This may be 9 for the east coast.
  5. hasan

    hasan Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    Ogden, IA
    It was still working for me at 9:30 a.m. Central, when I called to get it turned on in "unsupported mode" (my own network).

    Eat Crow Time:

    I said I wouldn't pay a dime for it. I paid 30 dimes (per month). Sighhhh...it's just too good a feature, and it's going to be a real money maker for D* as larger elements of the consumer base get wind of it (and become comfortable with the concept).

    In essence, my resentment was overwhelmed by the usefullness of the feature.
    I guess one could call that good marketing.:)
  6. webby_s

    webby_s Hall Of Fame

    Jan 11, 2008
    I talked to a great guy in the "IT" department when I called yesterday, (the first CSR didn't know what I was talking about and transfered me) He said he had done the transfer for no truck roll (self install) many times but had trouble with mine. He "promised" he would get it done within 24 to 48 hours, So I'll see what happens if VOS is right about 9pm EST.
  7. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    It's not "if I'm right", but merely what I was given and I've also requested this to be extended because of the install wait times. This doesn't mean they listened to me though.
  8. LarryFlowers

    LarryFlowers New Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    At 2:10 ET I lost MRV in the middle of watching something.. cut me right off.:lol:
  9. Rakul

    Rakul Slacker

    Sep 3, 2007
    Just lost MRV here around 2:15 ET even though @DirecTV on twitter promised today it was still on :( Let's see if I can get it to stay on this time.
  10. hilmar2k

    hilmar2k Hall Of Fame

    Mar 18, 2007
    The Beta period was the genius part. I wonder how many of us would have paid for it if it was $3 from day 1? Not nearly as many. Give it to us free for a while, get us hooked, then charge for it. Just like a good drug dealer. :lol:
  11. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
    Heard from others, too .. Looks like Beta is done effective now.
  12. 69hokie

    69hokie Icon

    Sep 23, 2006
    All my receivers are getting the "Directv Multi-Room Beta Has Ended" message when I call up list. Just checked them now at 2:15 Eastern time.
  13. Tom Robertson

    Tom Robertson Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    Also cut off a few minutes ago.

    I'm definitely going to activate, just haven't decided on "supported" or "unsupported" yet. Am leaning to supported.

  14. pappys

    pappys Godfather

    Jul 26, 2006
    Just lost my MRV, and was told I need to pay $99 for hardware and $49 for install. I said I wasn't paying a dime for it as I have been testing it for nearly 1 year.
  15. webhype

    webhype AllStar

    Dec 28, 2007
    Yup, wife just called, it was cutoff in the middle of her soap at the same time you mentioned. I called the other day to go add "unsupported" and after going through three CSRs and about an hour found out my legacy package was the problem in adding it. In the middle of a "refer a friend" appeal that is in "customer resolution" and told the CSR until that gets resolved I am not changing packages or adding anything, including a net charge of $4 to add the MVR option with a new package. If the refer a friend doesn't go in my favor (after all the effort of refering my parents and being there for the install and hours with CSR's to get the order right) I will be dumping Directv over their refer a friend scam which reeled me into Directv when I initially signed up.
  16. Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia
    I just got the MRV Beta Has Ended message... and the MRV menu is telling me I need to call and activate it.... which is SURPRISING since I called and activated it YESTERDAY!!! :rolleyes:

    I'm going to try and refresh my services on DirecTV.com....

  17. LarryFlowers

    LarryFlowers New Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    I tested MRV, I tested DECA... Liked them both, but I will NOT pay for MRV. I get charging for the installation, but the monthly fee is pure bill padding.

    If I need to have MRV for equipment testing, I will turn it on during the test but off as soon as testing is complete.

    The monthly charge for MRV is *&^%$#@!
  18. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    Even after my "Whole Home" install last week, MRV was not showing up on my statement and "beta" was still showing under "System Setup, Multiroom" on my boxes.

    I figured as a result that what happened to you today would happen to me, so last night I manually activated MRV on directv.com, under "my account", "my services", "Whole-home DVR". A few minutes after I did that, "beta" disappeared from my HR set-up menus (and a charge showed up under "recent activity" in the billing section of "my account").
  19. joed32

    joed32 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 27, 2006
    Let us know if that helps. I lost it too and was "authorized" previously.
  20. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    So was I. I think anyone who successfully opted in to the beta was authorized. See what I did, above.

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