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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Blitz7734, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. Blitz7734

    Blitz7734 Mentor

    Nov 20, 2006
    I am looking to upgrade my DiercTv service. I havent been keeping up much with current hardware. Last I frequented swm was new :lol:

    My setup..


    Slim-Line LNB
    Passive Multi-Switch

    What should I ask for/request to update everything... or will they even do something like that? I am not looking for a hand out from Directv or free stuff just would like to be updated to the most recent and current technology...

  2. Yoda-DBSguy

    Yoda-DBSguy Hall Of Fame

    Nov 4, 2006
    A Galaxy...
    SWM technology is still the lastest and greatest; with the addition of DECA, MVR service, and the new HR24.

    You really can't specify what equipment you want or will get from DirecTV directly; as it's the luck of the draw.....

    However they should be able to upgrade your HR10-250 for free as most have gotten them to do just that by simply asking.

    If you want a garentee of H24 or HR24 equipment; the only way is to purchase one from somewhere like amazon, solidsignal or the like. You might be able to get DirecTV to credit your account the amount of the purchase (upfront lease) price by calling them and having them agree to notate the account. I've done this myself a few times by asking for customer retention if any flack was given by a regular CSR.
  3. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    If your desire is to upgrade to all HD, then the D10, R10 and HR10 will all need to be replaced. If you want to get Whole Home/MRV, the same 3 units will need to be replaced (but not necessarily upgraded to HD). MRV will only work between HD units, but you can keep one or more SD devices in your system (that won't have MRV available on them). So for MRV, you will have to add at least one more HD unit, and upgrade the other units to SWiM capable devices.
  4. Manctech

    Manctech Icon

    Jul 5, 2010
    Put in for the MRV. All receivers besides the HR-20 will get replaced and you will get a SWM install. I assume the HR10 will be replaced with a newer HR-
  5. davel

    davel Godfather

    May 1, 2007
    I would just quit and sign up again. $300 for 2HD dvr's +2HD receivers, free HD for life, and $29 off for the first year and $14 off for the next year. Get MRV installed for free. Request HR-24's in the signup and refuse the install if they try to bring anything else.

    Their customer service is crap. If I am off contract, I should beable to renew for the new customer offer.
  6. Blitz7734

    Blitz7734 Mentor

    Nov 20, 2006
    I did see that offer for free HD for life...I'll take that to offset the MRV fee....

    But for MRV you need a SWM install? That requires a new dish, or did I read something recently about connector box that takes my slimline feeds down to SWM?

    I only have the one HDTV, but regardless all TVs will work with h24's??

    Thanks for the help
  7. boba

    boba Hall Of Fame

    May 23, 2003
    Wait unless you have an immediate need. HD equipment is in short supply in a couple months the deals may be better.
  8. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    If you're not going to wire up an Ethernet LAN for it, then yes, SWM is your other choice (and the only networking method DIRECTV will install).
    Just a new LNB assembly fitted to the existing Slimline dish.
    As long as those TVs have line inputs, you're OK. If they have only RF inputs, you'll need to stick with SD equipment (or buy and install RF modulators) on those TVs.

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