Best DirecTV HDTivo deal

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by WaarrEagle, Nov 8, 2005.

  1. Mar 7, 2006 #481 of 493

    MisterO New Member

    Mar 7, 2006


    OK, I've gotten alot of great tips from this site and now that I have my HDTV up and running I contacted retention to see what they could do for me, they are coming to install next week and this is what I got, I know alot of it is standard fare but I'm satisifed

    New Dish
    HD-DVR $499-200
    Additional install in a new room (will go to 4 rooms in total)
    new 5x8 switch
    $20 off for 6 months
    3 months free HD programming
    $100 credit toward new HD-DVR upgrade (most important of all to me considering I'll need a new one some time this summer)

    I think that totals $49 plus the $14.95 I forgot

    I've read other posts that people doubted what other people say they have received, that's fine, if you want to flame me for being a 1st time poster and making stuff up that's fine, I'm the getting it after all not you, just wanted to put it out there since I got so much from the site
  2. Mar 7, 2006 #482 of 493

    ja1 New Member

    Jun 18, 2003
    About to move into a new house and want a 2nd HR10-250. I'll need a new dish for the new house, an OTA antenna, and a 5x8 switch. What's my best way to get it on the cheap? Use DTV Moving Connection and try to get one of the deals like MisterO? Or should I sign up as a new user using my wife's name (haven't rationalized if there is a benefit to going this route) get a new HR10-250 with dish, antenna and switch and bring over my current Hr10-250?
  3. Mar 9, 2006 #483 of 493

    feezil Not a New Member

    Apr 25, 2002
    Columbia, SC
    I got my reciever for $150 HD-DVR, free install and dish, and 3 months of HD package. I called DTV Retention and have been with the company for 8 years. No rebates, the only issue I had was that the unit is now considered lease by DTV and that they will upgrade it free when the new stuff comes out or it breaks. Just my deal. YMMV
  4. Mar 9, 2006 #484 of 493

    explosion242 New Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    I'm out of contract with 5 receivers in my house. I want to upgrade and get a hd tivo and would be willing to enter another contract. I only need one, and 4 regular receivers. Does anyone have any suggestions on where I can find a good deal on this?

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  5. GreggC

    GreggC New Member

    Nov 10, 2001


    I bought a DirecTV HD from 6ave electronics on 2/27 for 417.00 and sent out the mailin rebate the next day. Net cost = 217.00

  6. Aragorn

    Aragorn New Member

    Dec 11, 2003
    I think most of these deals where in Feb. They won't budge on price, not by much right now. I am getting a new HD TV upstairs and want to upgrade to HD, but I am unsure of the direction of DirecTV, they don't have a new DVR unit comming out like they said they where and what happens when they make the switch over to Mpeg 4? Renting is BS, when the Dish Network is giving there equipment away for free... Just called them and I can get 2 622 HD DVR units for free along with a standard non HD unit, just sign a 1 year and or 2 year contract. Been a DirecTV user for 6 years, but switching never looked better. One more point, I thought they where supposed to update the firmware on these Hughes HD units? Seems the more programs you put on to record the slower the units run.
  7. tunafish

    tunafish New Member

    Mar 26, 2005
    "Aragorn Just called them and I can get 2 622 HD DVR units for free"

    Not sure how you managed that, they dont like to give 2 622's away and $299.00 per reciever plus $49.00 turn on but would credit you back on that. Does dishnet... have a retention type area to get better deals?
  8. cmeinck

    cmeinck Member

    Sep 18, 2003
    Those are out of stock. I called. Great deal though...
  9. bigcb37

    bigcb37 Willing Member

    Jun 14, 2002
    I just called and the CSR told me to NOT buy an HD Tivo now. She said the rebates they could give now are practically non-existant and there is a high likelyhood that I would have to pay for an HD Tivo now and then pay again when the MPEG 4 receivers come out this summer.

    I guess I can wait. It probably makes no sense to get a HD Tivo right before they become obsolete. Plus I can watch HD content on my plasma with my antenna...just no timeshifting til later this year.

    Or I can play CSR roulette. I spoke with Ty on the customer retention dog's name is Ty too...probably better I didnt mention that...
  10. Wolffpack

    Wolffpack Giddy Up!

    May 28, 2003
    Chandler, AZ
    I don't think the HR10-250 will be obsolete for quite some time.

    A problem you'll see is the new lease program. I purchased my HR10 in December and got quite a deal. After rebates and credits it ended up being about $50.

    One thing to keep in mind is the only drawback to the HR10 is it cannot receive MPEG4 feeds. It can receive OTA HD signals, dual tuners and makes a great OTA HD DVR. It can also receive MPEG2 HD signals which should be around for at least a year or two. It can also receive SD feeds and will until DTV converts all channels to MPEG4.....not going to happen anytime soon.

    It's that stinking lease deal now.

    Now, just to verify what that CSR told you, if you leased a HR10 now, they would not upgrade you to the HR20 when it's available at no additional charge?
  11. bigcb37

    bigcb37 Willing Member

    Jun 14, 2002
    Not exacly, she never was absolute about anything. She said they could charge me for the upgrade even if I paid $599 for a leased HR10 now. She wanst sure, but recomended waiting.

    She also said that the $200 rebate ended in Febuary. And there were no rebates on the HR10 now.

    If I buy a HR10 off ebay, how can I get it installed? I'll need to have another drop from the satelitte to account for the additional tuner. Right? I can only get Directv to add another line if I buy through them.
  12. obi1

    obi1 New Member

    Dec 5, 2001
    Milpitas, Ca
    You can use a 2 by 4 multiswitch to give you another pair of input cables from your dish. This switch can be mounted anywhere that is most convenient for you. Just run 2 cables in from your dish, and this will give you 4 out. 2 for your original DVR(if this is your tuner) and 2 more for your HD DVR. You can find Multiswitches on Ebay at good pricing. Just be certain that whatever one you buy has the capability to pass the 22k signal that is needed to point to sat 119 for HD broadcasts. Some do not pass this signal. Terk switches worked for me when I daisy chained a bunch of them together. I now run a 5 by 8 switch which I daisy into a 3 by 4 to give me a total of 10 signal lines. You can find all the info you need on multiswitches on other threads on this forum.
  13. RockyTheSquirrel

    RockyTheSquirrel New Member

    Sep 16, 2001
    Hollis, NH
    Got the following deal when I upgraded to HD service:

    new dish,
    new powered multiswitch,
    free shipping and installation - $299

    Instant account rebate: + $100

    Mail in Rebate: + $100 (and YES, I did get and cash the check)

    6 months discounted service: + $119.94 (19.99 * 6 months = $119.94)

    For me, it paid to upgrade.

    My mother-in-law got hosed by Retention. Same deal cost her $299!!!

    I think it depends not just on how many years you have been a customer, but on how much local competition there is for your business.

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