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I'm wanting to get an extra receiver for my roommate so he can watch tv in his bedroom. How much extra is it per month for an additional dvr receiver on top of the one I already have in my living room?
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‎09-30-2015 1:39 AM

Re: Extra dvr/reciever cost

You can only have 1 DVR per account. Additional receivers are $9 per month. Easiest thing to do is order a wireless receiver. One time charge of $49 and then $9 a month. The wireless receiver can also be connected by cat5 cable to the RG. If you order a regular wired receiver you'll be charged $99 for install and around $54 to run the cat5 cable for it. The wireless stb is delivered by mail and you install per instructions in the box.
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Re: Extra dvr/reciever cost

Ok one more question. We have a box/reciever in our living room. I spoke to someone and they told me that for an extra box for another room would be $35 a month. What box are they referring to?
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Employee

Re: Extra dvr/reciever cost

No ideal as other info provided is correct....

 

Unless you also talked about changing your package,

Each receiver beyond DVR is $9

Adding HD is $10,

moving from to ufamily to u200 (To get sports like ESPN) $15,

or u200 to u300 (to get Movie Package) would be $15,

moving from u300 to u450 is $32 (get HD and HBO/Cin)

Adding HBO/Cin to lower package is $26.

 

For a $35 month change sounds as if adding one receiver $9+ HBO/Cin $26.

Just my thoughts

 

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Message 4 of 14

Re: Extra dvr/reciever cost

We don't have any special channels like HBO or anything. We have one receiver in the living room. So basically if I wanted to add another receiver for my roommate in his room it would only be $9 more per month. I would just have to connect/sync the new receiver to the modem we have now right.
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ACE - Expert

Re: Extra dvr/reciever cost

Perhaps HBO/Cinemax was offered (and priced) when you inquired about the additional box.

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Re: Extra dvr/reciever cost

OK real reason I'm asking all these questions is I am the roommate. When we got our service cable and Internet/WiFi we got one receiver box for our TV in the living room. My friend said if I wanted cable for the TV in my bedroom it would be an extra $35 a month for another receiver box. But it should really only be $9 a month to have cable in my room. I think I'm being ripped off here. :/
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Re: Extra dvr/reciever cost

They will not charge you $35 for a box. Your friend might have been talking about Time Warner.
Message 8 of 14
Employee

Re: Extra dvr/reciever cost

Are you being ripped off?

 

I do not know, are you helping to pay any of the Uverse bill now?

If not, perhaps the roommate is asking you to pay some of the Uverse bill plus the receiver for your room. This is logical to me,broommate splitting cost.

 

Also there is the additional cost for installation ($99) if tech required visit for hardwired receiver or $49 one time fee for wireless receiver plus the $9 receiver fee plus associated tax. These costs may not have been made clear, and your roommate may have cost averaged these in determining a price.

 

An example , misunderstanding of fees, $99 tech visit fee plus $49 wireless fee plus $9 per month for say 6 months left on contract (99+49+(6*9)=202/6 months=$33.67 plus still need tax money round to $35).... How did your roommate arrive at the cost is the question.

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Expert

Re: Extra dvr/reciever cost

I like the previous provider theory - Cable companies charge about $35 for an HD box. Or, once did. That would be what comes to mind for a quick answer.

 

Hopefully, as the process exposed actual costs, you would pay actual cost.

 

If you are feeling that you are not paying fair share, you could ask for an audit - Maybe call it a Reagan - Trust, but Verify.

 

Message 10 of 14
ACE - Expert

Re: Extra dvr/reciever cost


@ghosthost407 wrote:
Ok one more question. We have a box/reciever in our living room. I spoke to someone and they told me that for an extra box for another room would be $35 a month. What box are they referring to?

@ghosthost407, pricing information is available on line. 

 

Locate that information on the ATT website and show it to your roomie.  This is what we would call 'a come to Jesus meeting'.

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Message 11 of 14
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Re: Extra dvr/reciever cost


@ghosthost407 wrote:
OK real reason I'm asking all these questions is I am the roommate. When we got our service cable and Internet/WiFi we got one receiver box for our TV in the living room. My friend said if I wanted cable for the TV in my bedroom it would be an extra $35 a month for another receiver box. But it should really only be $9 a month to have cable in my room. I think I'm being ripped off here. :/

From the website:

 

Wireless Receiver: A one-time fee of $49 and a monthly recurring fee of $9 per wireless receiver apply. Wireless from the Wireless Access Point to the Wireless Receiver; power outlet and separate connection of Wireless Receiver to TV is required. For residential use in a single household only. Limit of 2 Wireless Receivers per household. Customer responsible for use of Wireless Receiver. Actual range of wireless signal will vary and may be limited by several factors including, but not limited to electromagnetic interference, home construction material, obstructions, and other environmental factors.

 

 

Perhaps your friend is trying to profit from this arrangement.  Smiley Mad

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Message 12 of 14
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Re: Extra dvr/reciever cost

@skeeterintexas

 

"Trying to profit?"  How is that possible, assuming both have access to the bill.  I know that "I" would check the bill every month!

 

chiefdore

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ACE - Expert

Re: Extra dvr/reciever cost

@chiefdore  This thread is over a year old and I had no recollection of even posting on it!  I'm old (be nice) and can't remember what happened last week much less that long ago.  I literally had to re-read this entire thread to recall even replying. Smiley Frustrated

 

That being said, I certainly hope that the OP worked things out with the roommate or perhaps they just moved on (or moved out).  Smiley Very Happy

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