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Owned or Leased

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by dminches, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. dminches

    dminches Godfather

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    If I replace my owned HR10-250 with a newly purchased DVR is the new DVR also owned? I am wondering if this is how I can get an owned HR24.
     
  2. PokerJoker

    PokerJoker Godfather

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    Define "replace". If you go to any retailer and "purchase" an HR24 it will be leased. Even though you pay around $200, it is not really a "purchase", it's an up-front lease down payment.

    If you get the HR24 by calling DirecTV for an upgrade, I think it's still leased, unless you pay like $500 or so.

    keith
     
  3. RobertE

    RobertE New Member

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    No.

    The only ways would be under the protection plan, assuming they still consider the HR10 a HD DVR, OR buying one from a 3rd party that is already owned.
     
  4. mcbeevee

    mcbeevee 97% Complete

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    You could try to find an owned HR24 on e-bay, but make sure to verify the receiver ID number with Directv to confirm it is owned before making the purchase.

    :)
     
  5. dminches

    dminches Godfather

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    I was thinking upgrade but it looks like the answer is leased either way.
     
  6. dminches

    dminches Godfather

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    So now I have to hope one of my owned DVRs breaks :evilgrin:
     
  7. dsw2112

    dsw2112 Always Searching

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    Yeah, "upgrade" is a misnomer in situations like this. Calling to "upgrade" that unit will get you a leased box. If the box dies (and you have the PP) the replacement will be owned. In the past they have replaced the HD Tivos with HR's, but I don't know what the current policy is...
     
  8. Starchy77

    Starchy77 Godfather

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    I am not condoning or endorsing this, but if the cable to the hard drive in your HR10-250 were to come off the drive, it would be broken :confused:
     
  9. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Careful what you wish for. Since there is NO MORE MPEG-2 HD, these could end up being replaced with SD DVRs.
     
  10. Jon J

    Jon J Grouch Extrordinaire

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    That happens all the time. OTOH, if you can convince a CSR to "exchange" your owned HR10-250 for a new DVR it should also be owned with no commitment. I've done it. ;)
     
  11. dminches

    dminches Godfather

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    My fear is that an HR22 will show up at my front door.
     
  12. Jon J

    Jon J Grouch Extrordinaire

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    Why?
     
  13. dminches

    dminches Godfather

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    Because my experience with anything beyond the HR20 has been poor. The only unit I would like as a replacement is an HR24
     
  14. Carl Spock

    Carl Spock Superfly

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    Then get one from Solid Signal.

    You spent many hundreds of dollars for your HR10-250. The HR24 would be only $199.
     
  15. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    He wants it to be owned, though.
     
  16. Carl Spock

    Carl Spock Superfly

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    Understood. That's going to be tough.

    As the old song goes, You Can't Always Get What You Want...
     
  17. dminches

    dminches Godfather

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    Follow up.

    I called today to activate a new (to me) DVR. I deactivated an H23-600 which I had gotten for free from Directv 6 months ago for being such a great customer :). I asked how they would like me to return it and they said I don't have to since it is owned. Why was it owned? All I did was agree to have them send it to me free of charge. If I get a discounted DVR (which the CSR offered me) would that be owned too? I should have asked her.
     
  18. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

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    Directv occasionally will change the status of a receiver to owned, without notice. When I deactivated my HR20-700, the CSR said I owned it and didn't need to return it.
     
  19. sawelsh

    sawelsh New Member

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    It seems to me that you'd own the HR24 receiver after fulfilling a two year contract. This means approximately ($10*24=$240) on top of the $199.99 capitalized reduction cost (initial payment). Offer to pay D* $439.99 to own your new HR24...
     
  20. RobertE

    RobertE New Member

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    It don't work that way.
     

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