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Jerry_K said:
OK here are the answers.

As posted in two other threads including one I started myself I paid $549 and $17 shipping. Box is activated owned when it gets to me. I would not accept shipment if it were not already tested and activated.

I will not give you the dealer contact details since he is a real working person and I don't want a bunch of lookyloos just calling him up without any intention of buying.

The method I used to find an owned hr34 is one I always use to purchase anything Research Research Research. There are thousands of DirecTV Dealers. The big ones always mentioned on this sort of forum are hardly ever as friendly to consumers as the guy whose next sale means he gets to go to the grocery store on the way home instead of eating leftovers.

So you get online and start finding smaller, entreprenurial dealers who are feeding thier families on a daily basis by being customer friendly. Eventually you will find one or more that are selling what you want at a reasonable price and with great service. Great service means doing what you want.

It took me three days of casual surfing and emailing to find such a dealer. Better even than first expected.

If you or someone you know wants to try to purchase any DirecTV equipment owned, just ask. I, got a brand new HR24 owned at the same time from this great dealer.

I am not being coy here, just trying to keep my dealer from getting way too many calls. I have given contact details to eight folks from here already.
Jerry - Thanks for this info.

I'm a little uncomfortable reading that the receiver was delivered to you "pre-activated". Have you confirmed this receiver is on your account on the DIRECTV web site (under "My Equipment")?

Also, have you confirmed with DIRECTV that the receiver status is "owned" (not "leased")? It's one thing for the seller to say it's owned, but it's another for DIRECTV to document it as such...
 

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If it's a pre actived owned receiver it's going to be one from the test phase or it was purchased for a commercial account.

As long as he's called ACDT and verified it's status then that's all that matters. I would suspect this is more of a one off situation than it is a dealer situation.
 

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I'm not doubting whathe is saying the information he may have been given. I'm doubting the information that was given.

This person may be a dealer but this is not a legitimate dealer sale for this piece of equipment. Now if he happens to be a dealer but sold a demo unit or something then that's another matter. Again this really doesn't matter if ACDT verified it's status and the transaction is completed. Anything else would be between the dealer and DIRECTV.
 

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jeremymc7 said:
I've got 5 tuners running now over two HR and one H. The plan was to disable one tuner on each of the existing HR and then insert the HR34 giving 8 tuners.

The thought was that I had a SWiM 8 and would be fine. Now you have me wondering if I have a SWiM 5 installed or now.

SWM 5 :confused::nono:
 

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Very few people have SWM 5's installed. If you had one you should know because they were not installed nationally, or I should say should not have been.

With that said if you order this through DIRECTV they will not drop ship nor will they leave a SWM 8 or SWM LNB if you have more than 8 tuners.
 

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Both the HR34 and the HR24 that I bought were brand new never opened boxes, never subscribed before I requested the dealer to activate them. I have no way for an installer to come to my home as it moves faster than they can make appointments. So the dealer took the whole system, every bit and piece from the LNB to the receivers with all the bells and whistles in between and hooked the system up in his lot. Then when everything worked as advertised he activated them on my account at my request made sure all my new programming because of HD MRV Etc was working and then boxed up the whole system and shipped it to me. Right from the get go there is no talk of beta units or commercial units or any other sort of thing. This dealer has been with DirecTV from the beginning and is exclusive to DirecTV. He does do custom theater installs as well.

How many more HR34s can he get? I have no idea. All I need to know is that he had one for me.
 

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Go Beavs said:
If you go into the setup menu and rerun the satellite setup, you can select single or dual tuners. I'm not sure how the HR34 works in that regard, but I know you can do it with the HR2x series.
Unfortunately, that option is not available on my HR34. Since I only have a SWM8 for now, had to cut one of my HR20's to a single tuner.
 

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johnnytex said:
Unfortunately, that option is not available on my HR34. Since I only have a SWM8 for now, had to cut one of my HR20's to a single tuner.
This is exactly what my plan is with my HR2x when my HR34 get's here, hence the whole discussion. I don't want any recording anywhere else besides the HR34 to keep everything centralized. Good to know though just in case I run into any issues when it gets here.
 
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