Dropped HD service from DirecTv, almost dropped DTV altogether

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by hefe, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. bobbob20

    bobbob20 New Member

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    Okay, well that clears things up a bit. At the moment I do only have 1 receiver, and when I upgrade to HD I plan to still have just 1 receiver and would probably want to get an HR24 (if it's stable and doesn't lockup or reboot).

    So I guess the upgrade would be free, but maybe pay a bit upfront for the leased HR24. Then they'd set me up with a new dish, cabling, and the receiver? Then I guess I'd be "taxed" for the HD luxury and recording luxury. I'm paying for an older plan that's comparable to one of their new ones, but saving a couple dollars. I guess I'd probably have to switch to one of their new plans too. So I'd probably be looking at roughly a 20$ monthly increase. DirecTV's HD ain't cheap.
     
  2. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    I am on the same plan I've been on for five years. Adding two HR2x receivers did not change that.
     
  3. shibby191

    shibby191 New Member

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    It can be hard to keep "grandfathered" old plans when you make changes but all you need to do is keep on top of it when you activate. Make sure the CSR knows you have an old plan and you want to keep it (assuming you don't want to change). For HD you just need to pay the $10 HD access fee on top of whatever package you're on. FYI that Dish and most cable companies charge the same or more for their HD fee so you're going to pay one way or another for it.
     
  4. bobbob20

    bobbob20 New Member

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    Cool. It'd be a bit more than only $10 for me, since for some reason a long time ago they removed the dvr fee (which is ridiculous anyway). Not sure if it's like that for everyone or not, or if it depends if you have your own box. But my series 1 dvr has really old firmware and it doesn't care if I'm receiving the record flag or not. shh... ;)
     

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