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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stryker412, Jan 28, 2011.
Agreed. This reads like a post I could have written.
While I know we all have different experiences with DirecTV, and frankly my own frustration brought me to this forum, I do feel the need to reply to:
"I have had none of the problems that I see referenced so frequently on these posts from those who have the SWM setup."
I too have had none of the problems, but I do have SWiM, MRV, DECA, and receivers ranging from the H/HR20 to the HR24.
Few are going to post about having "no problems", while everyone with a problem, by the nature of this forum, will post and ask for help.
Ok I'm about to pull the trigger on an HR24 from SS. I called D* this morning and they said something to the effect that Solid Signal won't be selling D* equipment anymore soon? Is that true?
Also, are there any major differences between the HR24-*00 models that I should be aware of? I saw Ancient's post that SS only has HR24-500's in stock, is that bad?
I've had three 24-500s. Two are still working fine. They were making odd clunking noises that I attributed to the HDDs externally and internally (I own one), but that appears to have stopped. The one that I don't have anymore went completely berserk. Don't really know why.
I wouldn't be afraid to get another one.
I ended up with H24-100 and an HR24-500.
Can someone explain something to me, as I don't seem to have the correct information. I bought an HR24 and H24 to activate MRV since they have DECA built-in. The CSR I spoke to said I have to buy a cinema pack and have a tech come out to install it for MRV to work. She also said that yes the H24/HR24's do have DECA built-in but that I needed a broadband DECA for MRV to work. Is this true? She said it's a $199 charge which is insane!
Technically (from a technical perspective) you don't need a broadband DECA for MRV to work. From a policy standpoint, you need a whole home installation, which includes the broadband DECA.
DirecTV appears to be making it more difficult to go with an unsupported whole-home installation, but I think it is still possible.
So is there any way I can add MRV without this ridiculous $199 install charge?