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Whole home DVR

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by 420benz, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. Dec 9, 2010 #1 of 25
    420benz

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    Just spoke to CSR at D* and they want 99.00 to swap out mu SD DVR to an HD DVR + 199.00 for installation [hook-up] + 19.95 shipping + 3.00/mo.
    Does this sound like a good deal,or is there room to negotiate?
     
  2. Dec 9, 2010 #2 of 25
    jdspencer

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    Those costs seem to be in line with what you are getting.

    I would question the $19.95 charge as that cost should be part of the $199 installation.
    With the right CSR you might be able to reduce the cost further.
     
  3. Dec 9, 2010 #3 of 25
    Drucifer

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    Callback, and kindly ask for a better deal.
     
  4. Dec 9, 2010 #4 of 25
    tkrandall

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    Aside from any additional receivers, the standard charge for whole home DVR upgrade with cinema kit is $199 PLUS another $49 for the installation of it.

    I got it for less than that with an account credit.

    2 lines from my current bill:
    WholeHome Upgrade/Cinema Kit 199.00
    Installation 49.00
     
  5. crabtrp

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    I got mine earlier this week, they originally said $250, then they took $50 off, then they gave me free HD access for 2 years. I was happy enough with the deal.

    BTW, the whole home DVR thing is fantastic, works incredibly well. I stayed away from it for so long as I had an early beta MRV which was horrible.
     
  6. 420benz

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    Didn't you guys have to pay 99.00 for the other HD-DVR? I am giving them an SD-DVR for the HD-DVR and they still want 99.00.
     
  7. hasan

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    That's pretty typical for the HD-DVR. You can call back and haggle some and might get some considerations.
     
  8. tkrandall

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    In my case, last month I wanted 2 HR24s to replace 2 older SD DirecTIVO boxes (I already had/have an HR20-700), and HR24-200s if possible, so as part of my arranging for the whole-home upgrade as well, they agreed to credit me half off of each HR24 that I acquired on my own. So I went to a local DirecTV authorized retail/install company and picked up 2 HR24-200s there. DirecTV then gave me the credit ($200 total) when I activated them. I also got $100 off the whole home upgrade. (I was charged the new higher rate for the whole home upgrade.)

    So, I am sure others have gotten better deals, but I was reasonably happy. Total cost after credits to upgrade to 2 new HR24-200s plus the equipment/installation of the whole-home upgrade (SWM, etc) was ~$350.
     
  9. hasan

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    Excellent info and consistent with a friend's recent upgrade which cost him about 326 bucks. He's really happy. He got both 24 series boxes, and they are working fine for him.

    I got into WHDVR early but did not need any new equipment, just the new dish/swm and several DECA units + the install. I paid a total of $25.00. Very nice! Their first offer was $99, and when I rejected it, they lowered it to $25.00. This was quite a few months ago, when they started their WHDRV push. I am a very, very happy camper. WHDVR works better than my self-installed ethernet based MRV approach, and the new dish is giving me better signals across the board, due to the AGC that was not part of the original AT-9 (older) dish.
     
  10. tkrandall

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    Yeah, by "waiting" it seems I had to pay a higher price on the whole-home stuff. Oh well, so it goes. I guess that means it has been a successful product launch. I will say in the past 2 and a half weeks since I got MRV, it has worked very well.
     
  11. 420benz

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    Please tell me how Whole Home DVR will work for me.
    Living room: HD-24-500
    Office:SD-DVR running 2 tvs
    I will be putting a TV in the bedroom.
    I only need a HD-DVR in the living room and the bedroom.
     
  12. 420benz

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    After reading my last post,do i realy need a Whole Home DVR? Wouldent it be cheeper to just get another HD-DVR for the bedroom?
     
  13. jdspencer

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    If you have no reason to share programming between DVRs, then sure.

    However, you can use the unsupported method by just connecting the DVRs together using your local network via ethernet.
     
  14. dalepm

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    You still have pay the Whole Home DVR fee and have the service activated!
     
  15. 420benz

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    What is the cost of an HD-DVR and will they install it free?
     
  16. jdspencer

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    The going price of an HR24 is $199.
    You could install it yourself.

    If you don't need a DVR then you could use an HD receiver ($99) and use it to view shows from the DVR.
     
  17. 420benz

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    How do i view shows from my DVR ?
     
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  20. 420benz

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    If i just buy a HD Receiver for 99.00, how do i view shows from my HD-DVR-500 with out a Whole Home DVR?
     

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