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Upgrade costs for THR-22 and HR-34 for existing customers

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by chapel, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. chapel

    chapel Cool Member

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    Does anyone know what the cost to upgrade is going to be on these?
    Is there any way to save money?

    SolidSignal lists the HR34 at $399 and the THR22 at $199
     
  2. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    There is no discount for upgrading. Those prices apply to new and existing customers. If you are getting one to replace a receiver you currently have, you can deactivate that other receiver and DIRECTV will send you a recovery kit.
     
  3. chapel

    chapel Cool Member

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    I'm actually planning on buying it as a 2nd receiver.
    are the prices quoted on solidsignal accurate for people getting them from DTV? I didn't see prices for the HR34 or THR22 on their site yet
     
  4. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    As far as I know that's the price for everyone.
     
  5. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

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    Yes they are accurate for people getting them from DIRECTV.
     
  6. F1 Fan

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    Dont forget to take into account the install price depending on your current setup.

    You dont say what you have now, or even if you have HD. And as you appear to only have one receiver you may want to look into DECA and MRV.

    Install could range from $0 to $199. So you may want to speak with Directv and ask them what your cost would be if you were to get a receiver from an authorized retailer.
     
  7. azarby

    azarby Hall Of Fame

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    I called DTV today asking to get the HR34. Got the standard answer that they are not currently avaialble to exisitng customers. I then asked if I could get any bill creditis if I ordered one from an authorized reseller and installed it myself. Without even blinking they offered $20/month for 6 months. Took them up on the offer. This will help offset the HR34s on order from SolidSignal.:D:D:D
     
  8. F1 Fan

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    Nice!
     
  9. chapel

    chapel Cool Member

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    I have an HR21-700 right now with a SWM LNB and a single power inserter (I believe I was told I only need one power inserter)

    I don't have multi room viewing, but depending on which DVR I get, I would consider getting it. I assume I would need one of those DECA units per receiver to use it?

    I plan on installing it myself, obviously.
     
  10. dpeters11

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    You would need a DECA box unless it was an HR24 or 34. THR is not MRV compatible.
     
  11. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    Great! Congratulations! :)
     
  12. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

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    Bainbridge...
    That sounds nice! I have a SWM5 and a HR34 would need all the ports. I recall there was some discussion about a tuner-less client (C30?). Is there any word on when that might be available and if it allows live viewing?

    My Samsung Blu-ray player just got the 1024 software. I wonder if that supports RVU?
     
  13. dpeters11

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    I'll have to call and ask about credits myself. After all, I am out of contract and will be willingly entering into a new one.
     
  14. chapel

    chapel Cool Member

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    how many ports does the SWM LNB have?
     
  15. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    A SWiM LNB supports 8 tuners.
     
  16. markrogo

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    Did they hit you up for a new 2 year as well? I wonder what I'd be able to wrangle if I also wanted a SWM 16 installed....
     
  17. azarby

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    Ther was no mention of that, but I expect that will happen when I activate the two HR34s. Been a DTV customer since 2000 and I'm not going anywhere soon, so two years on contract is no big deal. Every cell phone company does it , so I see no differnce in DTV doing it. Part of doing business.
     
  18. Shades228

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    Tech's will only install a SWM 16 if the work order is built with one. They will only build one when there are more than 8 tuners being installed. So if you just want one and don't need one you'll have to DIY it as well as buying the LNB to swap out as well.

    Activating a leased receiver will generate the agreement not a discount.
     
  19. azarby

    azarby Hall Of Fame

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    Agreed:)
     
  20. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    If you are currently a customer, and have 9 tuners active, but only 8 ports available, besides the $49 service call charge, will DirecTv charge extra for the SWM16? Just curious, as I have 9 tuners on a SWMLNB, but dont have one of the receivers hooked up at the moment.
     

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