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Upgrade To HR34?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Jonhhy Bones, May 3, 2012.

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  1. Jonhhy Bones

    Jonhhy Bones Duplicate User (Account Closed)

    May 3, 2012
    I have an older HR21-200 and have a few issues. I called DirecTV and they were very helpful and apologetic. I am not one to keep up on the latest and greatest, so please bear with me.

    They offered to sell me an HR34 for $199 installed.

    Is that a good price?

    Is the HR34 a good HD-DVR?

  2. HoTat2

    HoTat2 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 16, 2005
    Well, the full price for the HR34 without any discounts and before any tax and S&H is $399.00 + $49 for installation = $448.00

    So that obviously puts you about midway between the fortunate few who managed to get it for free and the max. price.

    I (subscriber since '95) got mines for $99 ($126.66 total with tax and S&H)

    Oh and ... :welcome_s to DBStalk
  3. mreposter

    mreposter Hall Of Fame

    Jul 29, 2006
    New hardware also comes with a 2 year contract commitment.
  4. Barmat

    Barmat Godfather

    Aug 26, 2006
    I thought there was no way to request a specific model when ordering from D*.
  5. drx792

    drx792 Icon

    Feb 27, 2007
    The HR34 is separate category. Its filed as a home media center HDDVR.
  6. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    Exactly. If there ever is an HR35 or HR34-100, then you likely won't be able to guarantee. But you can never end up with an HR24 when a 35 is ordered. Even if the rep tells you there's no guarantee.
  7. joshjr

    joshjr Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    NE Oklahoma
    Its because the HR34 is not a normal HD DVR. It has the ability to record 5 shows at one time. That alone puts it in a class all its own. Another reason you can specify now is because its not $199 normally. Its $399. They dont have other HD DVR's that they lease that are at that price point so it has to be able to be requested. Hope this helps. FYI I think this and the TiVo HD DVR are the only ones you can specify at this time.

    LORETTA Cool Member

    Sep 16, 2007
    You might want to try some retailers such as amazon or just google the model numer into the search engine, see what comes up. even if you purchase for someone else, you will still be updated to a longer commitment when you activate it, so I don't think there is any way around that.
  9. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2009
    This is just a continuation of a thread that was closed for a reason, I am going to close this one too.
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