Originally Posted by zoro
I just called DTV, they demanded a hefty $399 to give me HR34 HMC, they say it is not a receiver upgrade?
can some one help, what is the best way? and shall I be able to watch recorded programs on my Ipad perhaps?
You can try the call back again and see if a different CSR give you a better deal. Alternative is to say cancel at the prompt asking what you want, which gets you to customer retention. Unless you actually want to cancel if you can't get a HR34 tell them up front you want to keep DIRECTV just seeing if they can make a better deal for your.
As for your iPad question, sounds like you might want nomad. It cost a one time fee of $150 and you have to have your HD DVR's networked so the nomad can access them (not sure if you need WHDVR service to make it work). Nomad takes recordings (not live TV) and transcodes them to a file that you can transfer to PC, Mac's iPad/iPhone and if not out already Droid. Once on your mobile device you can watch them for up to 30 days without needed a network connection to the device.