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Official: HR34 pricing as of 2/9/2012

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Feb 9, 2012.

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  1. Feb 16, 2012 #481 of 1281
    trh

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    I was wondering if DirecTV had the 34's in stock and could ship them directly or whether they have all been sent to the installers so a truck has to roll to get the 34.
     
  2. Feb 16, 2012 #482 of 1281
    spartanstew

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    Truck Roll.
     
  3. Feb 16, 2012 #483 of 1281
    afnstech

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    So this morning I decided that I was going to tempt fate and call to see about an upgrade to the 34. I am still about 4 months out from finishing my contract so I really didn't hold out much hope for any discount at all.

    I used the Cancel twice trick to get to retention because every time I have dealt with a normal CSR, it has been a kludge. So I got a really nice lady very quick and in about 17 minutes total I was hooked up with a HR-34 and install for $153. I was pleasantly surprised and I am super looking forward to getting it next monday.
     
  4. Feb 16, 2012 #484 of 1281
    Bartman94

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    You're going to love the HR34. The only thing missing is the new HD Guide and that will come soon enough.
     
  5. Feb 17, 2012 #485 of 1281
    El Vato

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    The HR34 is freaking cool. I just found out that you can pause both PIP feeds at the same time.

    I feel like my how kids did back on Halloween night when we had to stop by our house to empty their bags out.

    I agree that the HD guide will just add to this baby.
     
  6. Feb 17, 2012 #486 of 1281
    nsykes

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    I called to inquire and was offered it for $99 plus $49 install. The representative didn't know how to remove the installation which I don't need as equipment wise I am just ready to swap out an old hr24. She also offered to waive the install fee. Anyone have any luck just getting it shipped rather than having DTV come out? If so how??
     
  7. Feb 17, 2012 #487 of 1281
    wahooq

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    could happen but not suposed to. Need to see your hardware setup, cant rely on the billing system.
     
  8. Feb 17, 2012 #488 of 1281
    Shades228

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    They cannot be ordered as drop shipped.
     
  9. Feb 17, 2012 #489 of 1281
    chrisexv6

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    Wow, shot down twice so far!

    Been a customer since 2002, out of contract, never late on a bill (Im not on AutoPay), havent gotten a subsidized order in 3 or 4 years, and am willing to re-up for another 2.

    Best I got was 199 + installation.

    I really cant believe they dont automatically treat existing customers that are out of contract like new customers if we are willing to sign up for another 2 years.
     
  10. Feb 17, 2012 #490 of 1281
    wco81

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    Me too. I'm pricing out D* and Comcast plans.
     
  11. Feb 17, 2012 #491 of 1281
    Bartman94

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    nsykes; I'm assuming you already have a SWiM system setup correct?
     
  12. Feb 17, 2012 #492 of 1281
    tekie99

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    Got my HR34 installed on Monday this week.. one thing I remember (I think) from the first new customer orders/installs a couple months ago was the egg shaped remote people were getting shipped separately when they ordered an HR34... my HR34 was a bare bones, no cables, remote, ect... just box and power.

    Is everyone else getting this? or are people getting a remote with the box? and is it the standard remote or a newer remote?
     
  13. Feb 17, 2012 #493 of 1281
    dirtyblueshirt

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    The HR34 should, at minimum, come with a standard RC65R or RC65RX remote. I don't believe you get the RC70X remote unless you activate an RVU client.
     
  14. Feb 17, 2012 #494 of 1281
    jpray72

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    HR34 came in a box by itself brought by installer. We ask him for an RF remote instead of the IR one and he went out to the truck and brought one in. It was a standard RF remote not the new kind.
     
  15. Feb 17, 2012 #495 of 1281
    RunnerFL

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    Had mine installed today, no remote in the box at all. Just HR34 and power.
     
  16. Feb 17, 2012 #496 of 1281
    Robotpedlr

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    Just ordered by HR34 for $148 ($149 + $49 install - $50 credit on bill) plus they gave me 6 months of showtime free. I tried for $99, but after a couple of attemps I figured $148 and showtime as a good deal.

    I have two HR24's now and am replacing one with the HR34.

    PS - customer since 7/2010 with 5 months left on my contract.
     
  17. Feb 17, 2012 #497 of 1281
    Smidgerine

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    Wow, I'm glad I saw this thread. It's going to soon be March Madness and I need the HR34 for that. I guess I'll be calling this weekend.

    I have a SWM 16 and DECA installed. Do I need anything else? Seems like I can't get out of the install fee even though I had to install the SWM16 for the last techs.
     
  18. Feb 17, 2012 #498 of 1281
    chrisexv6

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    Got them down to 399 - 250 credit with the installation fee waived. So 149 + CTs crazy taxes, installed.

    Appt. is for next Wed. Currently have a non-SWiM setup but hopefully it will be a non-eventful install.
     
  19. Feb 17, 2012 #499 of 1281
    Phil T

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    I also did not see a remote in the box. I asked about a RF remote and they went to the truck and brought me a RC65RX. When the installer left I immediately noticed no MRV and no internet. I did a reset which downloaded new software and then went into network setup. I manually configured my static IP and other settings and both MRV and Internet worked immediately.
     
  20. Feb 17, 2012 #500 of 1281
    RunnerFL

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    Did anyone else that ordered an HR34 have to get whole-home removed in order for them to place the order? When I ordered Monday that's what they swore they had to do in order to place the HR34 order on my account. Now after install they can't seem to get whole-home turned back on.
     
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