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Want a new HD DVR, please advise

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stryker412, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. johnp37

    johnp37 Icon

    Sep 14, 2006
    Central NJ
    Agreed. This reads like a post I could have written.
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    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.

  3. Stryker412

    Stryker412 Legend

    Jan 21, 2009
    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?
  4. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    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.

  5. Stryker412

    Stryker412 Legend

    Jan 21, 2009
    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!
  6. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    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.
  7. Stryker412

    Stryker412 Legend

    Jan 21, 2009
    So is there any way I can add MRV without this ridiculous $199 install charge?

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