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HR34 cost through D*tv

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by bosoxfan, Dec 15, 2011.

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  1. bosoxfan

    bosoxfan Mentor

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    For those getting the new HR34 through DirecTv, how much is the cost from them? I see it's costing $399 from a retailer online, is that what DirecTv is charging as well?
     
  2. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    DirecTv is charging $99, but only for new customers. They are not offering them to current subscribers for any price. Word has it, they will also offer it for the same $399 in February.
     
  3. cwpomeroy

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    Once again executives value "new" customers over existing. Stupid. The cheapest customer acquisition cost is usually retention.
     
  4. Shades228

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    New customers are being charged $399 however some customers based on credit are getting a rebate which can reduce it to $99. It's not just $99 for every new customer.

    So yes the answer is $399 is the cost of the unit.
     
  5. bosoxfan

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    See, this is what is wring with their retention efforts. The only reason I stay with them is for Sunday Ticket and now the hope of getting one of these boxes. However, I'll probably buy the box from a secondary source. If companies can sell the box for the same price D*tv is, then they MUST be getting it cheaper from D*tv in order to make a profit. So, why can't D*tv pass that discount to customers in order to increase customer satisfaction? At this point, I'd rather someone else get the profit. God forbid Sunday Ticket ever become available on cable or FIOS, D*tv will hemmorage customers.
     
  6. Feb 8, 2012 #6 of 62
    bosoxfan

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    Any word on if there will be a current customer discount? Or are we stuck paying full price?
     
  7. Feb 8, 2012 #7 of 62
    Jerry_K

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    $399 is not the cost of the unit. It is the shipping cost as you have no equity in the unit. You do not own it for $399. You are just paying for getting it to your location.
     
  8. Feb 8, 2012 #8 of 62
    MrLatte

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    Will DirecTV ship me a HR34 for me to install or do they require a truck roll? If they do, I'll just buy from a 3rd party.
     
  9. Feb 8, 2012 #9 of 62
    dpeters11

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    Do you already have SWM and the HR34 won't go over your tuner limit?
     
  10. RF_Eng

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    How can you tell what SWM (8 or16) is installed without going into the attic? I have a H21, HR20, HR21, HR24, R16 so I maxed out if I have a SWM-8.
     
  11. dakeeney

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    :D I was told on Tuesday that I could get the HR-34 for $99, but I've only been with DT for 2 weeks.
     
  12. dpeters11

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    They wouldn't install a SWM 16 if an 8 (or SWM dish) would cover the number of tuners.
     
  13. dsw2112

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    According to your list you have 9 tuners, so you should have 4 lines from the dish to a SWM16. You can check your signal strengths (under SWM) to see how many SWM "slots" are available.
     
  14. HoTat2

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    Unless he has legacy. He never said how many satellite coax lines are connected to the receivers.
     
  15. RF_Eng

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    One line to each receiver. I will check the SWM slots under signal strength. Thanks
     
  16. Mike Bertelson

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    Hit the Dash button on your remote. It will tell you if you have SWiM.

    You could also check the Info screen in the menu.

    Mike
     
  17. bosoxfan

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    I have two lines going to each of my dual tuner receivers in order to record two shows at once. If I order the HMC, how does that work for the recording 5 things at once?
     
  18. dpeters11

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    You don't have SWM, which is required for the HR34. It has one coax connection total to record 5 tuners.
     
  19. dsw2112

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    It doesn't; the HMC requires SWM to function. You will need to upgrade.
     
  20. Drucifer

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    DirecTV is supposed to start leasing HMC tomorrow to existing customers.
     
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