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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by cdc101, Nov 10, 2009.
Correct. You would get an SD-DVR.
I agree with the others. Give DTV a call and tell them you want a new HD DVR but you only want to pay $99 for it. Worst case scenario, the CSR says they can't do it. Middle case scenario, they charge you 199 and give you $10 off a month for $10 months. Best case scenario, assuming you don't get it for free; they give it to you for $99 and charge you $20 to ship it.
I did this about 4 months ago (I think it was right after the public announcement that MRV was coming). I called them and said I wanted a new DVR that was network capable so I could do On Demand and MRV when it was released. I also told the guy the receiver was going on an SD TV and I really wanted an R22. However, I knew they had discontinued them and I couldn’t find any locally around me. I also said that I knew the CSR's had no control over what was shipped. So the only way I could get what I knew would work was if I got an HD DVR. However, I really didn’t want to pay more than $99 for it. The guy I was talking to was very understanding and cut the deal.
I did something similar about 2 years ago with my second HD DVR. I didn’t mention On Demand or MRV that time. I just told the lady I wanted an HD DVR and I didn’t want to pay more than $99 for it. She said fine; let's see what we can do. About 10 minutes later, I paid $199 for the DVR and got a year’s worth of the HD package for free along with free shipping on the DVR.
Really, all you have to do is ask nicely. If they say no, say thank you for your time, wait a day and call back. You’ll know within the first few minutes if the CSR is willing to work with you.
Did you get one?:hurah::hurah:
But how does that work in places that need mpeg4?
The R22 is a MPEG2/MPEG4 DVR.
So D* would send you another R22 or HR21 for a replacement if your in a MPEG4 locals area.
If you are in an MPEG-4 area and have an R22 that fails, the replacement would be an HR2x receiver, whether or not you have HD service.
I can confirm this. About two months ago I used the movers connection and asked for an SD DVR just because the price was right. (19.95 shipping only if I remember) And the installer showed up with an HR23. It was a pleasant surprise. And since I already had HD service, I basically got a HD DVR for 20 bucks. I am moving again shortly and I am going to do the same thing. Its an excuse to buy another TV if you ask me. :lol:
In places with MPEG-4 SD locals, it acts as an SD DVR unless you have HD access, same as anywhere else.
If you're moving again shortly equates to within the next 10 months, a move will not be free this time. There is only 1 free move per year.
Here's the supporting information from the T&Cs:
Twelve months is the minimum interval.