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Hd receiver cost

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by omartinjordan, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. omartinjordan

    omartinjordan AllStar

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    Anyone know the cost of an Hd receiver? I want to upgrade a standard one but don't want a new 2 years. The site used to list them but I can't find it.

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  2. gov

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    Solid Signal has an H25 for $99 with $15.95 shipping.

    I presume you already have a KaKu dish and an HDMI cable.
     
  3. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    You're assuming much more than that. The H25 requires a SWiM setup, not just a KaKu dish.

    For someone who is upgrading from SD, I'd recommend an H24 as the connection options are broader.

    I would also recommend that the OP confirm that this isn't going to bring on a commitment. If anything other than the receiver needs to be updated (like the LNB, dish or switchgear), a 24 month commitment is very, very likely.
     
  4. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

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    Thought a non-DVR upgrade was a one year commitment.
     
  5. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

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    Also, the receivers from Solid Signal and most anywhere else is a lease. You do not own it. There will be a monthly fee for it.
     
  6. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    Unless yo buy one outright, you will have a 2 yr commitment
     
  7. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    Only someone who has no experience with either a h24 or an h25 would recommend a h24 over an h25.
     
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  8. CCarncross

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    You will have to find a used one on websites like eBay, etc.....all retailers primarily sell leased units which when activated will trigger a commitment/commitment extension.
     
  9. omartinjordan

    omartinjordan AllStar

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    I called. For an Hd reciever with no commitment is 199 to lease and 399 to buy. Maybe they think I'm on crack!

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  10. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    Well that's the price if you don't want a commitment. If you commit the price is either less or outright free. Can't have it both ways.
     
  11. omartinjordan

    omartinjordan AllStar

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    Yes. I'll keep the standard one. Not getting rooked into another 2 years.

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  12. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    this is no different than getting a subsidized cell phone
     
  13. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    The termination fees don't seem that onerous. To me, it'd be worth a lot to get rid of any SD hardware, esp. if I didn't have a way already to watch HD. Diff. strokes.....
     
  14. omartinjordan

    omartinjordan AllStar

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    It's just a bedroom tv that doesn't get watched a whole lot. I will probably drop the standard box all together and replace it with a wdtv or Roku. Then I can drop the $6 a month receiver fee!

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  15. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    It's just a bedroom tv that doesn't get watched a whole lot. I will probably drop the standard box all together and replace it with a wdtv or Roku. Then I can drop the $6 a month receiver fee!Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using DBSTalk mobile app


    Yup, what ever floats your boat. That seems like a logical decision
     
  16. studechip

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    With a commitment they are $99. If you aren't going anywhere, does the commitment really matter?
     
  17. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    With a commitment they are $99. If you aren't going anywhere, does the commitment really matter?


    some folks are really terrified of commitments, these same folks are the ones usually never getting married.... :)
     
  18. omartinjordan

    omartinjordan AllStar

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    Yes, the commitment bothers me. If I knew the price would not change during the 2 years then I would upgrade to genie and everything but they don't offer that.

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  19. jimmie57

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    The price will probably go up a little bit. This is true with all the providers.
    In my experience, since 1996, DTV holds down price increases as good or better than the other choices.
     
  20. CCarncross

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    you seem extremely cost conscious, while not a bad thing, don't let it ruin your enjoyment. Prices may go up a few dollars over the next 2 years, but so will the price of groceries, and virtually everything else in life....
     

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