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Did you ask for a 4k "upgrade" or 4K to be active on your account?
No. I told the CSR that I had no interest in 4K, he said that wasn't a problem. Do I believe I'm gonna get a 54? No. I expect to see an HR44-500.

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The ETF has been "up to" $20/month for at least 13 years.
It was $500 or so when I first started many moons ago. I don't care how long it's been at its current rate, it is much lower than when I first signed up. I'm now in a two year contract. $240 early termination fee. $10 off each month you're on the contract. No big deal. If I decide to bail a lot of times Spectrum has buy out deals.

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It was $500 or so when I first started many moons ago. I don't care how long it's been at its current rate, it is much lower than when I first signed up. I'm now in a two year contract. $240 early termination fee. $10 off each month you're on the contract. No big deal. If I decide to bail a lot of times Spectrum has but it deals.
$20 per remaining month ... so a two year commitment would lead to up to $480 as an ETF.
 

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Have you ever heard of anyone being charged less if they are charged at all?
Only in a situation where the subscriber moved to an unserviceable address.

I recall a comment somewhere about someone going to bat on behalf of a deceased family member (moving to Heaven?) but I don't recall hearing the resolution.
 

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Many moons ago, the equipment was considered "owned" and could be readily re-sold when you cancelled. That was four DIRECTVs ago.
Yeah the good old days. I remember going to Walmart and getting self installation kits. 18" round dish and two receivers. I still have one of those old standard def receivers, and a couple of old standard def DirecTivo's, lol, which I had upgraded with larger hard drives!

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No, it's $10 a month now, $240 for two years. At least that's the deal I got.
I wish you the best of luck if you don't go the full term.

The current English-language packages page shows that the ETF is still $20/month:
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From the Fee Schedule (effective 11/17/2020 forward):
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I wish you the best of luck if you don't go the full term.

The current English-language packages page shows that the ETF is still $20/month:
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From the Fee Schedule (effective 11/17/2020 forward):
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The fee schedule is .
What I posted is the order confirmation email I got from them, so I have it in writing, from them. Hope it doesn't come to that but I think I have a good foot too stand on if push comes to shove.

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What I posted is the order confirmation email I got from them, so I have it in writing, from them. Hope it doesn't come to that but I think I have a good foot too stand on if push comes to shove.
Good to know ... Did they charge you an activation fee?
 

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Good to know ... Did they charge you an activation fee?
Nope. The retention department did all this since their idiot tech support people, in who knows what country, have been screwing up for weeks. I've been down a TV for over a month now and it will be at least another 17 days before it will be up and running again. I told retention on the phone that I didn't want to be under contract to get the mini, but the only way to do that was for them to charge me $199 for it. So I took the contract to get it for free and will fight them down the road to get out of it if needed, but man, I just want this to be over and all my tv's to work. I'll be getting $80 off my bill for the next year, can try for more discounts when that is over, and got the NFL Sunday Ticket for the upcoming season (I personally don't care about football but the wife likes it so it's a win, lol).

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Well, I was wrong. I got an HR44-200. I've never had a 200 Genie. What luck.

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I have had a HR44-200 Since 2014 and it still working well --with it's same Hard drive -I have a Hr22-100 form 2009 that is still recording and playing on the same hard drive as day one. I contribute that fact to them have been Connected to Battery Backups since they arrived :thumbsup:

The only way to get a HR54 is to request 4k Service --That's why you did not get one NO MATTER what they told you to get you off the phone.
 
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I have had a HR44-200 Since 2014 and it still working well --with it's same Hard drive -I have a Hr22-100 form 2009 that is still recording and playing on the same hard drive as day one. I contribute that fact to them have been Connected to Battery Backups since they arrived :thumbsup:
I've always protected my DVRs with UPS devices, you've just got better luck than I do. I've always liked the HRs that end in 200, perhaps this one will work well too.

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Have you ever heard of anyone being charged less if they are charged at all?
I had 18 months left on my contract when they couldnt get my HR24 activated, and I pitched a fit, and they let me out of the contract and signed me up for ATT TV instead. Then when they couldnt get that to work right at my home (DVR kept cutting out several times a night using ATT fiber) they just let me go from video, but I kept the ATT fiber.
 
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