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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 10, 2012 #141 of 1281

    crawdad62 Godfather

    Jul 16, 2008

    Yeah that's what I'm talking about. I guess it makes sense for them not to install anymore than you need. Thanks for the info!
  2. Feb 10, 2012 #142 of 1281

    LoopinFool Icon

    Aug 31, 2007
    Whoops, I missed that part -- just saw the model numbers of the DVRs.

    It sounds like you're right. You'll go to 9 tuners and will need a SWM16. My knowledge is limited, but I believe installing that will require running more lines from the dish, adding the SWM16, etc.

    - LoopinFool
  3. Feb 10, 2012 #143 of 1281

    bosoxfan Mentor

    Dec 15, 2011
    Get Whole Home DVR...that will allow you to watch the shows on the box you currently have from another room.
  4. Feb 10, 2012 #144 of 1281

    bosoxfan Mentor

    Dec 15, 2011
    Installer left a little bit ago. Installed the HR-34, relocated my old HR-22 to another room where there was an old SD Tivo DTV box, installed the CCK, and then set up the whole home DVR. Funny thing is, I only paid $99 for the HR-34 and $99 for the CCK, no install fees, didn't pay for the Whole Home DVR (I do know that I will now have to pay the extra $3/mo for it). Awesome job by the installer!
  5. Feb 10, 2012 #145 of 1281

    Deftones Legend

    Sep 6, 2006
    I understand that, but I only have 2 DVRs in my home b/c I only have 2 tvs. My other bedroom DVR is completely filled up with content, too. Different content. The only way I could see this working is to run another line to may family room where the HR34 would be located, just so I can finish off the rest of the content on there, but that seems a bit of a waste.
  6. Feb 10, 2012 #146 of 1281

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    Decided to call just to see what the offer was.

    After just a couple of minutes, the CSR offered me the HR34 for FREE and since I already had everything I needed, she could get it shipped to me for just a $20 shipping fee.

    So, $20 total.

    But, I already have an HR34 and don't really need another one, so I said no thanks.
  7. Feb 10, 2012 #147 of 1281

    bosoxfan Mentor

    Dec 15, 2011
    Seriously? Sounds a bit far fetched to me....but I guess stranger things have happened.
  8. Feb 10, 2012 #148 of 1281
    Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia
    You could have sent it to me! ;)

    Just kidding... :D

  9. Feb 10, 2012 #149 of 1281

    NR4P Dad

    Jan 15, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    Not doubting what you heard, wondering if the CSR was being accurate.
    Word is that no shipments whatsoever, only professional installations that seems to be all over the place in this thread.

    And Free isn't in their vocabularly for this.

    Might be interesting to call back and see if you can get that really ordered for $20 and shipped.
  10. Feb 10, 2012 #150 of 1281

    gio12 Icon

    Jul 31, 2006
    Quick question about getting one installed. Do i need 5 wires coming into the house? Or a single wire like it does now? I have the SWiM at the dish. Would I need a new SWiM?

  11. Feb 10, 2012 #151 of 1281

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    Just yanking the collective chain.
  12. Feb 10, 2012 #152 of 1281

    Doom878 AllStar

    Sep 22, 2008
    Man lucky. I wonder if I should just order and not mention the Whole Home DVR install. Would the installer just include it in his installation? Only thing is the rep said he was saving my offer in their system.
  13. Feb 10, 2012 #153 of 1281

    paragoat New Member

    Jun 14, 2007
    Defiantly worth an additional call back. Today I got another CSR (not retention) that gave me the $300 discount to $99. I need the SWM16 so I not get out of the $49 installation fee and yes they got me for another 2 years!

    Confirming NO DIRECT SHIPMENTS of these boxes, the CSR told me that it has to be installed by a professional installer.
  14. Feb 10, 2012 #154 of 1281

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    It uses SWM. Sounds like you have a SWM LNB at the dish. If adding the HR34 will take you over 8 tuners, you'll need to swap out the LNB for a regular one and get a SWM16.
  15. Feb 10, 2012 #155 of 1281

    markrogo Godfather

    Sep 18, 2007
    Overwhelming odds are you do not have a SWM16. They rarely (never?) installed one when not needed.

    If you look at your dish, can you tell how many wires are even connected currently? If you have the SWM LNB -- which an awful lot of SWM installs have -- you actually have only one connected wire right now and effectively a built-in SWM 8. The thing under your house is just an 8-way splitter, not a SWM switch at all.

    Here's the good news, though. An HR24 uses 2 tuners, an HR34 uses 5, that's a total of 7. You have no need for a SWM16. My explanation above was really so that others looking at this might benefit. You should be fine either way.
  16. Feb 10, 2012 #156 of 1281

    bosoxfan Mentor

    Dec 15, 2011
    Not sure. The installer knew my kids from high school so he may have just done it as a favor. He did say that the only difference was him activating it. That once the HMC is installed with a CCK, there is no other labor involved for "install" of the Whole Home DVR. According to him, sounds like DTV rips people off with the $199 install price for Whole Home.
  17. Feb 10, 2012 #157 of 1281
    David Ortiz

    David Ortiz Save the Clock Tower!!

    Aug 21, 2006
    Fresno, CA
    Except he has two receivers and the HR24 and HR34, not two receivers that are the HR24 and HR34. Nine total tuners, therefore he needs a SWiM-16.
  18. Feb 10, 2012 #158 of 1281

    GtownDan New Member

    Nov 11, 2007
    I am nearly a 6 year DTV customer. Called to upgrade. The CSR wanted $547 for the upgrade ($399 + $49 install +$99 CCK). I told him my buddy got the HR34 at a discount of $300. He told me that "from orders high up" they have been told that they cannot offer any discount on this new piece of equipment. I said I know 2 people who received a discount, to which he said that is simply impossible. The next words out of my mouth were "can I speak to someone in retention."

    So after getting transferred, I was offered $200 off the HR34. It was still $347. I told him no, I was not interested for that price. He then said that he could waive the install fee, so now it's down to $298, for which I said yes. I need an SWM upgrade and all that jazz, so I am OK with it.

    I scratch my head at all these games. Consistency would be nice, but persist-ency pays back. It would still be better to pay the same price as the next guy, but I'm not a strong enough negotiator to haggle over the last $50. Maybe I should call back?
  19. Feb 10, 2012 #159 of 1281

    Davenlr Geek til I die

    Sep 16, 2006
    Im waiting until things settle down, and then I am going to call to see if I can get an SWM16 and SL3 from them, so all 9 of my tuners work :)
  20. Feb 10, 2012 #160 of 1281

    trh This Space for Sale

    Nov 2, 2007
    NE FL
    I guess that would depend on each case and the equipment they need. When I had mine done 6 months ago, the $199 included swapping out two old TIVO DVRs with R16s, installing a SWiM16 (I think that alone lists for over $200), DECAs for four units and the CCK. I didn't need any wiring done, but some might need that.
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