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Question About Owned HR34's

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by joshjr, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. joshjr

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    This was my thoughts also. It sounds pretty negative to say that they are restricted to only selling their equipment to another commercial account.
     
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    As with any used receiver, one must check with the access card department before buying.
     
  3. damondlt

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    I believe the whole point of all of this is joshjr is trying his darndest to buy an HR34 so he can own it....IIRC he owns all his D* stuff....that about sum it up joshjr?
     
  5. damondlt

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    Whats the Benifit in that? It only works with Directv service, so I don't see the point.
     
  6. CCarncross

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    There are some folks that still want to own it....I'm on your side here...I see no reason to own these things either. That subject has been beat to death here already.:beatdeadhorse:
     
  7. damondlt

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    I agree. But sorry for the life of me I don't know why anyone would add a commercial account when your not a business.

    Thats like going to the exxon gas station that $4.25 a gallon, when the one accross the Steet is $3.95.

    Hate to be blunt but in this case its Brainless.:nono2:
     
  8. joshjr

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    Yes that is correct. It probably wont be right now but soon and I would love to own my own HR34.
     
  9. joshjr

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    The point of owning is that I am not obligated to stay with DirecTV should they cut my favorite channels (locals or Sunday Ticket) and I could recoup the costs I would need to get with a different provider. I dont know if you noticed my signature but I have 13 tuners and use my HR34 for one tv. So I have 4 HD DVR's and a HR34. That would cost a fortune to go somewhere else and get a similar setup. If I lease everything I would just be out that money I spent on this setup and I would have to start over with someone else. Thanks but not thanks.

    With owned equipment and the protection plan, everything is covered. Its all about preferences. I dont want to be one of the guys stuck with a provider due to a contract. To each their own.
     
  10. joshjr

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    You missed the point of this thread entirely. I wanted to know if there was a loop hole to get a owned HR34 from someone who has a commercial account that can be activated on my residential account. I was never interested in transferring my account to a Commercial account. It appears when I am ready to buy that others here may have beta tested them and own them. That being said I will probably try to buy one from them sometime down the road.

    With my setup being noted do you not see an upside to owning if I need to leave suddenly? The lease alone fee is $199 x 3, $99 X 1, $399 X 1 for my setup. I would need that $1100 to pay another provider for that setup.
     
  11. damondlt

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    So instead of paying a max $480 ETF you would rather Spend over $400 on one receiver that even if you left can't be used anyway.

    You still make no sence.

    Its cheaper to lease then own ,no matter how you look at it. Even with ETFs.

    So instead of throwing out $199 on one HD DVR you would rather $400 + on an owned one, That fankly is of no use without Directv service. :hurah:
     
  12. joshjr

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    Not always true. I paid around $100 for most of my DVR's. I used to have several HR20's but they died and were replaced with owned HR24's (increasing their value). As for the HR34, It was $399 to lease or $449 to own and some selling them on here for $400. That seems to be a no brainer to me. I actually paid less for all of the DVR's I own to buy them then I would have paid for an up front lease fee.

    So save money and own my equipment and be able to leave when ever as well as recover costs or pay more and lease them as well as be trapped into a 2 year agreement. You tell me which is better. To each their own. You are also missing the point. When and if I leave, I can sell my equipment to someone else to get my money back.
     
  13. raott

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    Whether it is worth it or not depends on the deal you get and whether the resale value holds. The same HR34 you paid $449 for, I paid $49 for. Wouldn't be worth it in my situation.
     
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    Yea, I'll take my $260 , what he calls loss, anyday.:lol:

    I would never give you a Cent for any Owned Directv receiver thats Hr20,21,22,23.
     
  15. joshjr

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    At this time I dont own one. I did pay $49 for my leased one as well. But that being said, I am interested in adding more HR34's down the road as well would probably not get that deal. Is it more practical at that time to be trapped into a new 2 year agreement or pay $50 more and own it?
     
  16. joshjr

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    Comparing this for a HR34 is not a good comparison. Let me give you guys an example you can relate to better. Lets say tomorrow you decide you want to add another HD DVR and DirecTV is not willing to give you a break on the $199 fee. Would you rather pay $199 and get like a refurb HR21 or buy something of choice for like $100 off ebay that would be completely covered under the protection plan? I have had HR20's replaced for HR24's and they are owned. You tell me which is better. Call me crazy but no agreement, save money and be free to sell the equipment if needed sounds much better to me.
     
  17. Justin23

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    You have found owned HD-DVR's on eBay for $100?
     
  18. damondlt

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    I would rather lease HR24 for $199 off solid signal then Pay $100 for HR21 off ebay that most likly a POC, and Directv isn't going to replace my owned HR 21 with a Brand New leased HR24, and not expect a 24 month commitment. They are going to bring me out another HR21.

    Your owned HR21-22-23 aren't worth a crap now for resale, and they are also old technology.
     
  19. damondlt

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    No he hasn't, not unless they are HR20's and 21, the receivers no one cares about owning.:lol:
     
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