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Old 01-10-2013, 10:13 AM
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I have an older standard definition DVR. I need to upgrade to a HD DVR.
I called Direct TV and they want $200 for a HD DVR but cant even tell me which one I am buying (model number) so I have no way to shop it online.

Suggestions?

Lots on Ebay:
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trks...at=0&_from=R40
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I upgraded to the new Genie system and really like it

You will just have to bargain with them, they have to hook it to internet and then you can even watch youtube on it plus record up to 5 shows at once
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I think mine was included in my plan. HD/DVR, 4 other boxes, 1 other HD.
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I think mine was included in my plan. HD/DVR, 4 other boxes, 1 other HD.
Mine too, which only means I 'rent it'. I'm sure I'll end up paying more for it over the years, but $7/mo doesn't seem that bad given I always get the latest and greatest....
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Call DTV, tell them you want to cancel, once they transfer you to the cancellation department, tell them you want to cancel because they cannot provide you with a free HD DVR. I can almost guarantee they will offer you one or at minimum offer a decent discount on one. Their retention department is very aggressive.

One note for any audiophiles, most of the new HD boxes including DVR do not include optical audio outputs. Because of this fact I am stuck with the regular 2 channel HD DVR. I was however able to set up on demand, you tube etc. via an add on wireless connection.
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Mine too, which only means I 'rent it'. I'm sure I'll end up paying more for it over the years, but $7/mo doesn't seem that bad given I always get the latest and greatest....
They don't charge extra, but do require a 2-year commitment, with a steep fee to cancel early. I bought my own to avoid the commitment and found that they slapped on a $5/mo access fee for each receiver. I am p.o.'d, but haven't canceled because i suspect Dish does the same.
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Thanks guys.
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I would get the TIVO version. I have the HD but it is not as intuitive as TIVO
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If you decide to switch to DISH, even I can use "The Hopper"... Damn, the picture quality is amazing.
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I upgraded to the new Genie system and really like it

You will just have to bargain with them, they have to hook it to internet and then you can even watch youtube on it plus record up to 5 shows at once
I upgraded as well.
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For you guys that switched to the Genie, what audio output are you using from the genie to your home theater.
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