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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 18, 2012 #541 of 1281

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    You're wanting a cheap deal on a HR34, but you're willing to buy a Centon DVR? :lol: The extenders are "affordable," but I bet the DVR will easily cost $650+. The 4 tuner PC card costs $300 and that's just a card!
  2. Feb 18, 2012 #542 of 1281

    wco81 Legend

    Feb 23, 2008
    Well I could re-sell it.

    Plus the monthly charges would be much less than what I'm paying for D* and broadband. There would not be any kind of monthly fees for DVR service, since the guide data is free. Plus supposedly WMC UI is faster than other DVRs, especially changing channels.
  3. Feb 18, 2012 #543 of 1281

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    You can get an owned HR34 if you PM JerryK for information.
  4. Feb 18, 2012 #544 of 1281

    wco81 Legend

    Feb 23, 2008
    I may look into that. Would that mean I wouldn't have to pay any mirroring fee for that unit?

    I need SWiM installed though and also, if I activated the HR34 that I owned, I would still be committing for 2 years, right?
  5. Feb 18, 2012 #545 of 1281

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    You still have to pay a monthly fee, regardless of whether or not it's owned.

    No commitment for activating and owned receiver.
  6. Feb 18, 2012 #546 of 1281
    Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2009

    No, you still have to pay mirroring fee.

    Yes, SWiM is necessary.

    No commitment for owned.
  7. Feb 18, 2012 #547 of 1281

    j4quattro New Member

    May 31, 2008
    Almost had my HR34 today. Installer called and no HR34 till Tuesday. Called D and got 1 month free Showtime for the inconvenience. Can't complain my HR34 is only costing $99. Looking forward to it. I hope Tuesday works out.
  8. Feb 18, 2012 #548 of 1281

    mikegold AllStar

    May 14, 2002
    New Jersey
    Got my HR34 on Thursday. Installers showed up early, replaced SwM LNB with regular LNB, installed SwM 16, new power inserter, replaced old ethernet DECA with new broadband DECA.

    So far, so good!
  9. Feb 18, 2012 #549 of 1281

    HDJulie Icon

    Aug 10, 2008
    I'm having a hard time getting this charge removed from my account. I've gone through 2 regular CSR' -- one of whom insisted that the Home Media Center charge is required for anyone to have an HR34 regardless of whether you have an RVU client or not. I finally got frustrated & called back & did the cancel twice to get to retention. I explained the situation & he said that he understood what I was saying & that he could not tell me for sure that the charge is not required whether even if you don't have an RVU client. He did say that the installer did remove the line item for an RVU install & now the CSR has me on hold while he does more research.

    For anyone who has ordered an HR34 -- double check your order & double check your fees afterwards. I'll post the result of this call when it is finished.

    Ok -- after 30 minutes of time, the retention CSR was able to remove the RVU from my account. He had me verify that all of my receivers still worked before we finished the call. He was very nice & patient & I made it a point to stay very nice & patient as well, even to the previous CSR's who did not understand the situation. I'm glad my account is now back to normal :).
  10. Feb 18, 2012 #550 of 1281

    NR4P Dad

    Jan 15, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    I looked into this some time ago. So to clear up the mystery.

    That dealer wants $549. So decide if its worth avoiding a commitment for that if people are getting these for $99 to $199 leased. Either way the monthly is the same.

    BTW the dealer was not able to disclose any RID ahead of time to verify with the Access Card Dept. So it would be helpful to get more references on this before jumping in.

    Not saying he does or doesn't have an owned unit but it is expensive and would like to see some more folks verifying this if one has to spend $549.
  11. Feb 18, 2012 #551 of 1281

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX

    Yeah it's some very shady dealer workings. I'll PM you.
  12. Feb 19, 2012 #552 of 1281

    Shades228 DaBears

    Mar 18, 2008
    There have been some policy changes in regards to accounts that used to convert receivers to owned automatically. It's possible that going forward a receiver received from one of these accounts may be refused to be activated. So buyer beware on this.

    You could call up and see if there is a purchase price for the HR34 through DIRECTV.

    There is not a purchase option throught DIRECTV for this receiver.
  13. Feb 19, 2012 #553 of 1281

    Doom878 AllStar

    Sep 22, 2008
    Why would they remove whole home if they require you to have it for an hr34? They thought he was running rvu?
  14. Feb 19, 2012 #554 of 1281

    trh This Space for Sale

    Nov 2, 2007
    NE FL

  15. Feb 19, 2012 #555 of 1281
    Bill Van

    Bill Van Mentor

    Feb 12, 2008
    I'm writing a review on DirecTV's HR34 and would like to see a spec sheet. I noticed the First Look review here was locked down. Does anyone know where I can find more info to help with my review? Sorry if I should be on another tread.
  16. Feb 19, 2012 #556 of 1281

    trh This Space for Sale

    Nov 2, 2007
    NE FL
    A simple Google search for "HMC HR34 specifications" came up with this link.
  17. Feb 19, 2012 #557 of 1281

    nsykes Cool Member

    Oct 10, 2011
    Peoria, AZ
    Installer calls at 8am (supposed to come between noon and 4) says he can't find a HR34 in the whole state of AZ. Says he has already installed about 15 of them. Has to re-schedule the install for when he gets the equipment. You think they would know this when they schedule stuff?? Kind of bummed. Was really looking forward to playing with my new toy today :(
  18. Feb 19, 2012 #558 of 1281

    ndole Problem Solver

    Aug 26, 2009
    No. Completely separate entities in play there.
  19. Feb 19, 2012 #559 of 1281

    Bartman94 Legend

    Jan 17, 2012
    In my area (Dallas, TX) I was one of the first to order an HR34 the day of it was made available to existing customers (February 9). My install was 2 fays later on Saturday, February 11. The installer told me I was very fortunate that I ordered an HR34 when I did as his warehouse was out of them as of February 11 and on top of that they were also completely out of the SWiM16 modules needed to run the HR34. Said a lot of customers were upset like yourself having to reschedule and wait for back-ordered equipment. You'll just have to be patient even though I know how much that sucks - LOL
  20. Feb 19, 2012 #560 of 1281

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    I have a feeling that supply is going to get real tight on these things real fast now. And they haven't even started advertising it yet... ( on tv. I don't count their website in this.)
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