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Possible to swap "owned" HR20 to HR34?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by slapshot1959, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. slapshot1959

    slapshot1959 Legend

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    My Hr20 is slowly dying, it's owned.
    Was thinking about swapping it out to the new HR34, would this then still be owned or could be classified as owned as well?
    Not necessary, just curious.
     
  2. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    They won't do a swap for you, but if you call they may be able to give you a discount.
     
  3. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    Your best bet might be to swap it for another owned DVR. You may get an HR20, HR21, HR23 or HR24.

    Once you have a working owned unit, you could sell it and then get an HR34.

    Of course, the HR34 would be leased, but after you sell the other owned unit, there's a chance you'd be getting it for free when all is said and done.
     
  4. David Ortiz

    David Ortiz Save the Clock Tower!!

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    Don't you have to have the Protection Plan (and for a minimum amount of time) to swap owned for owned?
     
  5. slapshot1959

    slapshot1959 Legend

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    Yes I do have the PP, sorry for not clarifying that.
     
  6. David Ortiz

    David Ortiz Save the Clock Tower!!

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    Since you own it, you can replace the internal hard drive, if that's the problem. It is even possible to transfer the recordings to the new internal hard drive (same DVR only) depending on how near death the original hard drive may be.
     
  7. Jerry_K

    Jerry_K Godfather

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    Just buy an HR34 owned and then sell the old box.
     
  8. CCarncross

    CCarncross Hall Of Fame

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    HR2x to HR34 would not be a swap though...its a definite upgrade which the PP does not cover for free or owned for owned.
     
  9. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    All of that has already been made clear.
     

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