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What can I expect ordering HD DVR Plus

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by mitch300, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. mitch300

    mitch300 Mentor

    Dec 13, 2006
    Convinced the wife to purchase a HD T.V. in the bedroom. We have the old tivo SD reciever in their and want to upgrade to the HD DVR. I have been with D* for 8 years. I pretty much get every channel including the NFL ticket and MLB extra innings. I have a total of 5 recievers one of them is the HD DVR in the living room. So I checked on line and seen that the HD DVR is 200 bucks. If I call and ask to speak to a cusstomer retention rep can I expect to get a discount? Also I will need a installer to come out because the SD dvr in the bedroom only has one cable input. At the time of that installation since I have 5 recievers I would have to have the install some device( another multi switch?) that would cost 500 bucks to be able to get more lines. I figure I would just cx one of the SD recievers in one of the extra roooms since no one watches T.V in their and it would free up one of the cables. So the installer needs to run another cable in the bedroom to have the 2 lines in the new HD DVR.
  2. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

    Jun 29, 2006
    With 5 receivers, you already have a multiswitch (almost certainly a WB68). Retention is really for people who want to cancel Directv service, so you should probably ask a regular CSR (at least initially). With the extra services you get, you may be able to get a better deal than shown on the website, but the only way to find out is to ask.
  3. mitch300

    mitch300 Mentor

    Dec 13, 2006
    Thanks Bob for the responce. I remember the installer at the time stating that the multiswitch had a limit that it could handle and I guess I reached that limit( lines hooked up) .
  4. WestDC

    WestDC Well-Known Member

    Feb 9, 2008

    The Wb68 can be bridged (adding another) making it a total of 16 ports, Which can be added if you want to run second cables to another room. D* installed my first and only WB68 for free if D* I would think that a second would be free from them, unless you are using a private contractor?
  5. BattleZone

    BattleZone Hall Of Fame

    Nov 13, 2007
    Installation includes any Dish/switch hardware needed to make your receivers work. The tech will likely add a second WB68 switch.

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