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HR34 pricing as of 01/15/2013

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Reggie3, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. machavez00

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    I have an AT9 "side car" dish. It sounds like it will be replaced with a SWiMline dish. Too bad, the 5 LNB dishes has access to more channels than the SL3 dishes.

    I have an HR20 and an R15 and also want to upgrade to the "Genie" I'm going to upgrade the 27" Sony (R15) to a 39" HDTV. I also have another SD set that is not connected in a guest bedroom. That set has component inputs and can use the 10 pin output.

    I've been off contract for 5 years. From the sounds of it, I'll still need to jump through some hoops to get a deal. I have Cox, Dish, and soon CenturyLink (Prism TV), making offers on a monthly basis. I have no plan on leaving for Cox or Dish. CL will have to offer me a smoking 40/20 triple-play deal to drop DirecTV
     
  2. wingrider01

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    don;t care about size, hate power bricks
    my HR34 is quiet
    never noticed a speed problem, but then I am not a sports person that needs to flip between 5 games at a time
    Wireless is not a factor don;t need it

    So I guess it all boils down to preference and needs
     
  3. dpeters11

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    Exactly. I don't reboot mine where I need to get it back quickly, quick power blips don't affect me since its on a ups. I use the guide at most a few times a month, never to scroll through it. Might make a bigger difference for others.

    As long as they don't start getting exclusive features (like far in advance only for hr44), which won't happen, I'm good.
     
  4. Turbe

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    I cancelled the order.. I'm going to wait it out for the 44 and new clients.
     
  5. acostapimps

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    I thought retention always get you a deal when off contract especially when they want you to commit for 2 years, or give you a lot of bill credits
     
  6. CCarncross

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    Not always, especially due to all the abuse of the system.
     
  7. rahlquist

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    Can and will are two different things. Its been a few years since the wife worked for D* but I can tell you that the deal you get is in part up to the rep, as evidenced here by the different deals everyone gets offered.

    Retention's job is to limit customer churn with the least costly method they can. If they don't see your account as particularly valuable, payment history as good to excellent, and you aren't nice, well, you get what you get.

    All the cute signs you see on the internet about attitude affecting price, nothing is more true than that when dealing with D* and trying to get a deal. Being angry argumentative and comparing to a deal you saw X get online are good ways to get a rep to just shut down. No matter what though, the deal you get will be limited by what promotions they have available for the reps in the system, and by what the rep is willing to do for you.

    Our last deal of $0 for Genie installed, with new LNB/SWiM16/CCK is the simplest proof these techniques can work.
     
  8. Guindalf

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    I can confirm that all of the above is true!

    A conversation with a CSR last night netted me a $0 upgrade to an HR34/Whole home/Cinema kit upgrade with a $30 bill credit for 12 months!
     
  9. Bill Broderick

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    I agree with you when the brick is at the plug, and ends up blocking other outlets. But that's not the case with the HR-44 power cord. The brick is in the middle of the cord. So, I have no problem with it.

    To deal with bricks that are at the plug, I've bought a bunch of 1ft extension cords, which allows me to move the bricks away from the outlets on the power strip or UPS.
     
  10. O2BRich

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    What are the monthly charges for a Genie setup.
    Do you pay a lease fee for each C-31 like it was a normal receiver etc?

    Just wondering if it would pay to replace my 4 DVR's with a HR34 and 3 C-31's.
     
  11. RAD

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    Monthly mirroring/receiver charges are exactly the same $6/month with the first box on the account credited back the $6. So you're paying $18/month now and would still pay that $18/month for the three C31's.
     
  12. O2BRich

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    Bummer:mad:

    No reason to upgrade right now then as I get 8 tuners with my current deployment at the same price. :D
     
  13. tivoreno

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    Similar conversation yesterday got me HR34/C31/Cinema Kit for $50 with a $20/mo/12mo credit. Installation is tomorrow.

    Question: I am currently paying the whole home DVR $3 fee. Will that continue with Genie?
     
  14. rahlquist

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    Yes as long as you are keeping whole home.
     
  15. rahlquist

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    Depends how you look at it. For $0 I got rid of an R16 and went from 6 usable tuners in the house to 9. The only cost increase was to add whole home $3/mo because I hadnt been running it before.
     
  16. O2BRich

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    Hmmmm. Good point :sure:
     
  17. pfp

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    HDDVR, with 2 tuners and additional storage space - $6/mo
    RVU clinet - $6/mo

    Why go with the RVU client?
     
  18. dpeters11

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    Small box, no hard drive clatter, yet can still trickplay.
     
  19. RAD

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    Other reasons, less power draw, CID if phone line connected to HR34, access to AM21/OTA channels if connected to HR34, Genie recommendations, centralized ToDo/Series Link management are a few that come to my mind.
     
  20. cnr1089

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    I am at such a loss on what I am going to do. I have been looking at the Hopper ever since CES and it is starting to look real interesting. I have been a DTV customer for 10 years and have been off contract for 4-5 years. I was thinking of the HR44, but not sure I can wait, the Hopper does look pretty nice (and we record 70% of our stuff from local channels).

    Anyway, I called to cancel, and they offered me Genie+C31 for $49 plus $20 off my bill for the next year. To me, getting a HR34, with the HR44 around the corner seems like a waste, and the some of the concepts of the hopper are pretty neat. The Dish interface, however, kind of rubs me the right way.

    I am not fishing here, I really am at a standstill (I called Direct tv to really cancel, or at least have them try and make me pay $300 for the Genie, in which case I would have had no problem going to Dish)....
     

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