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HD Upgrade with MRV option

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Doug Brott, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. Mar 17, 2010 #41 of 432

    Duke3K Cool Member

    Mar 4, 2010
    Ok - so just to confirm what I was actually getting and to see if I could get a better deal- I called directv back and what I was actually getting was:
    (1) HR24
    (1) H22/H21?
    (1) MRV Upgrade kit (which was DECA adapter to ether enable the H22)

    I had them cancel the order.

    I re - placed the order - this time they wouldn't let me order the complete MRV setup in one shot. I know not why. They would only let me order the HD DVR portion - which was fine be me. I hit them up for an upgrade discount and what I'm supposed to be getting now is:

    Qty (1): HR24 and thats it. - For $99 - plus Free install.

    They said after the HR24 is installed and on my account I can call back and add the MRV upgraded HD receiver.

    Obviously Directv is still working thru the kinks of how to take orders on this. In fact the Directv Dude taking my order was quite suprised that I knew about the HR24's and that they were orderable. They had not received any internal communications and it wasn't until he went into the screens - saw that I was Denver customer and was then able to bring up the order screens.

    I may just wait to buy the H24 later via BestBuy to make sure I actually get an H24. But he is absolutely positively sure (we'll see) that I'm getting an HR24.

  2. Mar 17, 2010 #42 of 432

    dsw2112 Always Searching

    Jun 12, 2009
    Much better deal -- nice work! :)
  3. Mar 17, 2010 #43 of 432

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    That's Oregon, BTW
  4. Mar 17, 2010 #44 of 432
    David MacLeod

    David MacLeod New Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    and that is NOT Portland,ME...if anyone thought it would be :)
  5. Mar 17, 2010 #45 of 432

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

    Sep 28, 2006
    Not Portland, Tennessee? :confused:

  6. Mar 18, 2010 #46 of 432

    Shades228 DaBears

    Mar 18, 2008
    I have a feeling that HR24's and H24's are going to be held in reserve for a long time for people ordering MRV only through DirecTV. I posted what the order is already and with it specifically saying 1 DECA they would have to use MOCA box's or have additional charges for more DECA units. Granted this is still a test in certain areas and the offer is subject to change when it goes national.

    I could see people upset at losing recordings/settings if the HD DVR's needed to be swapped to HR24's. However if they are swapping everything for a H24/HR24 the $99 is still a great price.

    I would guess as it goes national there will be a DECA only installation price. I would be very surprised to see a self install order though which will drive the cost of the upgrade up if so.

    There is a different price for new customers signing up as there is less cost due to swapping out equipment.
  7. Mar 18, 2010 #47 of 432

    chevyguy559 Fresno State Bulldog!

    Sep 19, 2008
    Fresno, CA
    Anyone know if your commitment is extended for a MRV install? Since I live in one of the markets they are rolling out MRV in, maybe I'll try and get them to swap out my H20's for H21/23/24 and get a dual SWM8 setup so I can use both tuners in my HR21 :D :D
  8. Mar 18, 2010 #48 of 432

    Igor Godfather

    Jan 3, 2005
    If you get your boxes swapped, why would an extension to the commitment matter?
  9. Mar 18, 2010 #49 of 432

    Shades228 DaBears

    Mar 18, 2008
    Perhaps he likes to keep his options open, or he knows that he might be moving within 2 years into an area that has another service he wants. People will have lots of reasons.

    To answer the agreement part though. I would be surprised if the swap came with an agreement as usually swap orders do not, historically, however if you add a receiver it would be business as usual.
  10. Mar 18, 2010 #50 of 432

    chevyguy559 Fresno State Bulldog!

    Sep 19, 2008
    Fresno, CA
    Because come football season, if DirecTV doesn't offer me a way to get RZC or NFL RedZone for $100 or less, I may have to switch to a provider that offers it :D

    Hmm, maybe I'll give them a call, I sure wish they had sent me H21/23's back when I signed up....I've also thought about taking my chances and just calling in and telling them they are burning hot (which they actually are and are H20-600's) and seeing if I get a H21/23
  11. Mar 18, 2010 #51 of 432

    Sim-X Godfather

    Sep 23, 2009
    I'm tempted to call in just to see what they say, I'm in Minneapolis market
  12. Mar 18, 2010 #52 of 432
    Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
    DIRECTV has more formally announced Multiroom Viewing including listing the current test markets.

    More information available here:
  13. Mar 18, 2010 #53 of 432

    BudShark New Member

    Aug 11, 2003
  14. Mar 18, 2010 #54 of 432

    sorahl Godfather/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Oct 24, 2002
    i gotta say the thing that worries the most is that they are saying there is going to be a charge for this...i have a problem with that..
  15. Mar 18, 2010 #55 of 432
    Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
    Then you should visit the sister thread .. MRV fee $3??
  16. Mar 18, 2010 #56 of 432

    syphix Hall Of Fame

    Jun 23, 2004
    Great...wonder how much...

    EDIT: just saw...$3. Not too bad.
  17. Mar 18, 2010 #57 of 432

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

    Feb 23, 2007
    Uxbridge, MA
    Given what it says about the 24's & MRV on the web site, it's not surprising that one can actually ask for that specific model. It's good to see them moving in that direction for the first time. :)

    It's great that the OP saved all that money too!:D
  18. Mar 18, 2010 #58 of 432

    Newshawk Hall Of Fame

    Sep 3, 2004
    The answer they gave in the FAQs for how to continue watching a recorded show in another room was the worst way to do it! It's much easier to stop the show in the first room, access it on the playlist in the second room and resume playing it in the second room-not to mention you don't have to go back to the first room to stop the recording afterward.
  19. Mar 18, 2010 #59 of 432

    tkrandall Hall Of Fame

    Oct 3, 2003
    So, as I have not tested MRV, can you do that (resume in another room)? I read the FAQ "remember where you were and fast forward" answer, and from it I inferred that the capability to pause in one room and pick up/resume in another was not a supported feature.
  20. Mar 18, 2010 #60 of 432
    Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2009
    I would just hit the exit button and go to live tv and go to the other room and find the show you were watching on your list and press resume. It is very simple.

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