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HR24 on SolidSignal

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by uwhumpty, May 7, 2010.

  1. May 7, 2010 #21 of 243
    Ken984

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    I did the same. I sent an email to customer service inquiring about that and got a reply back that said basically no, but I was eligible for some programming discounts, and that I could call in and see what was available to me.

     
  2. May 7, 2010 #22 of 243
    jimmyv2000

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    i just ordered 1 myself,Hopefully i have it by next fridaY!!
     
  3. May 7, 2010 #23 of 243
    RunnerFL

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    You just have to play CSR roulette. I've been able to do it before and read that many others have as well. Besides if they give you $100 in programming credits it's the same thing as an outright credit. I already subscribe to the premium package so it's not like they can give me free Showtime or HBO.
     
  4. May 7, 2010 #24 of 243
    TheFigurehead

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    I already have HD DVR service... if I add an HR-24 to my account, does that also add a 2 year programming commitment?
     
  5. May 7, 2010 #25 of 243
    Jason Whiddon

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    Most likely.
     
  6. May 7, 2010 #26 of 243
    say-what

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    yes
     
  7. May 7, 2010 #27 of 243
    ronkuba

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    Ordered one. Will call directv and see about credits when I get it. Now have to decide if I should retire a hr20 or have 10 tuners:) I will have to convince my wife why I need 10 tuners:nono2:
     
  8. May 7, 2010 #28 of 243
    LameLefty

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    I have 11 tuners and hope to have more soon. :p
     
  9. May 7, 2010 #29 of 243
    dave29

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    I think I have 23 Directv tuners.
     
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    MikeR7

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    14 for me
     
  11. May 7, 2010 #31 of 243
    gryphoncub

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    So will the multiroom viewing work between an HR24 and an existing HD receiver, H23?
     
  12. May 7, 2010 #32 of 243
    dsw2112

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    If you have SWM, the H23 has a DECA dongle, and the correct software then yes.
     
  13. May 7, 2010 #33 of 243
    gryphoncub

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    I do not have SWM because I have 2 lines going to my DVR. I am doing the multiroom beta right now through Cat5 and am happy with it. I have a HR23 now and would prefer to keep the Cat5 connections for multiroom.
     
  14. May 7, 2010 #34 of 243
    RunnerFL

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    It will work but if you aren't using SWM/DECA it won't be supported by DirecTV.
     
  15. May 7, 2010 #35 of 243
    say-what

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    In the absence of SWiM and DECA, the HR24 and HR23 can do MRV between each other using an ethernet connection. In other words, the HR24 supports a standard ethernet connection to your network, just as any HR20, HR21, HR22 or HR23. MRV over ethernet just won't be supported by DirecTV.

    Just remember that without an SWiM, the HR24 will need the bbc's attached to both inputs.
     
  16. May 7, 2010 #36 of 243
    gryphoncub

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    Thanks for the info. I double checked online and right now I have a HR20-100 in the living room and a H21-100 in the bedroom. I would like to only replace the HR20 with a HR24 and keep my current H21. Will Diectv upgrade my installation to SWM and DECA with an HR24 if I renew the 24 month commitment?
     
  17. May 7, 2010 #37 of 243
    dsw2112

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    Sorry, I misunderstood your question and thought you were referring to DECA MRV. As others have mentioned, your CAT5 network will work just fine with both boxes.
     
  18. May 7, 2010 #38 of 243
    gryphoncub

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    Thanks man. I really want the snappier performance of the HR24 plus it will match the rest of my setup unlike the big silver HR20 I have. The H21 HD receiver in the bedroom work fine so I do not want to spend anymore money for a new unit there.
     
  19. May 7, 2010 #39 of 243
    camo

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    Ordered mine just because I'm only 1 month into my contract. Might as well bite the bullet and upgrade with latest and greatest now. Really have no problem with the HR20-700 but now will have the built in DECA for easy networking.
     
  20. May 7, 2010 #40 of 243
    dsw2112

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    Just remember you will need a DECA dongle for your HR20 & one for your network (should you desire mediashare & on-demand) if you'd like to utilize the DECA functionality of the HR24.

    P.S. You will also need a SWM system
     

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