Best DirecTV HDTivo deal

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  1. Nov 21, 2005 #61 of 493
    DeDondeEs

    DeDondeEs Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Called customer service the other day. Got $549 for the HD-Tivo plus an antenna installed to get the locals -$100 rebate. I guess I didn't whine enough to get the $100 credit or free HD-Programing for 3 months, but I am satisfied with the deal I got. However I am wondering about eligibility for the $200 rebate....
     
  2. Nov 21, 2005 #62 of 493
    Saabster

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    Just got off with retention This is the deal I got, I could not get the rep to budge on the account credit:

    HD DVR $499 + $100 rebate for a total of $399
    Sho 6 months free
    HD package free for 3 months

    As I live in So. Cal I decided not to get the OTA for HD since I get the big 4 (CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX) in HD over the DTV antenna
     
  3. Nov 21, 2005 #63 of 493
    S2K

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    If you wait until 11/26 you will get the HD DVR for $299.
     
  4. Nov 21, 2005 #64 of 493
    acourvil

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    I hope it works that way. The installer dropped mine off today. Of course, instead of showing up at the scheduled time, he showed up an hour early. I wasn't home, and my wife was there but had to leave for a meeting. I gave the installer instructions over the phone. He hooked it up, but couldn't activate it. The room is still being finished, so I have no real desire to activate it in the next few days. An extra $100 rebate would be fine with me.

    Also, even though I asked that it be hooked up with an HDMI connector, the installer said that those don't come in the box, so he hooked it up with component cables. He also plugged the phone line into a not-yet-connected CAT 5 network connection, even though there were two functional phone lines in the same place. Oh, and he hooked up the sat lines with cables that must be 20' long. Just what I wanted behind the TV.
     
  5. Nov 21, 2005 #65 of 493
    jcthomas

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    Quote; "Also, even though I asked that it be hooked up with an HDMI connector, the installer said that those don't come in the box, so he hooked it up with component cables." end quote

    The HR10-250 (HD TiVO) is shipped with both a DVI to HDMI and a HDMI to HDMI cable. Your installer owes you a couple of cables.

    Regards,
     
  6. Nov 21, 2005 #66 of 493
    ffrllc

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    care to explain? I'm trying to get one, but wanted to see about getting the "deal" everyone has been talking about.

    Will the price be dropping on 11/26?

    I called and spoke with retention, but the best they were willing to offer me (a 6 year customer in perfect standing) was $499 with a $100 rebate and no additional credits.

    What have the people who have been able to get the special pricing/credits been saying?
     
  7. Nov 21, 2005 #67 of 493
    Guindalf

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    Unfortunately, this is no longer true. I have seen several posts from people who are not getting the HDMI cable with their HR10s. I did get one, but I think they realized that people who want one will pay for it so they dropped them from the package.

    :rolleyes:
     
  8. Nov 21, 2005 #68 of 493
    acourvil

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    Well, as I was cleaning up after my friendly installer, I picked up the box, manuals, etc. and guess what? In fact, there WAS an HDMI cable in the box. He either didn't see it, or (more likely) didn't know what it was. So he actually left me an extra cable, because he used component cables that were not the ones that came in the box.
     
  9. Nov 21, 2005 #69 of 493
    S2K

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    I was also speaking with a retention person today. Everyone else gave me the same deal as what you are getting. The retention person gave me that deal as well, however, he did tell me that they will be offering a $200 rebate on the 26th. I believe this to be true based on what I have heard elsewhere. Regardless, it is worth waiting a few days to find out.

    I will also add that the $100 rebate is expiring in a few days which also makes me believe the new $200 rebate scenario.
     
  10. Nov 21, 2005 #70 of 493
    endeitz

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    I just wanted to verify that the $200 rebate will be available to people who *activate* after 11/25.

    So I can make my order now, and still get the $200 rebate?

    Cheers,

    Ed.
     
  11. Nov 22, 2005 #71 of 493
    Barmat

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    Dudes and Dudettes..... THANK YOU :) :) :)

    Got a sweet deal.

    189.00 HD Tivo after credits and rebate(100.00)
    Free SHO for 6mo
    Free OTA antenna
    10.00 off TC for 6mo
    Free HD package for 3mo
     
  12. Nov 22, 2005 #72 of 493
    ffrllc

    ffrllc New Member

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    How did you get this deal? What did you tell them? What was the price they gave you and what were the discounts that brought it down so low?

    Thanks in advance...



     
  13. Nov 22, 2005 #73 of 493
    Barmat

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    She asked me what deal I had been offered. She just added credits on top of credits until she said this was all she could give me. I've been a sub since '99. I'm also out of contract.

    She just kepped giving me credits and discounts until I agreed to the cost. I paid under 50.00 when all the credits are applied.

    Only prob is I'm getting my new plasma on sunday and the earliest I can get the new Tivo in the 15th of december.
     
  14. Nov 22, 2005 #74 of 493
    summerall

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    Can anyone tell me the estimated date our HD Tivo's will stop working???
     
  15. Nov 22, 2005 #75 of 493
    Guindalf

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    Assuming this is a serious question, the answer is never. D* will not cause the HR10-250s to "stop working". You will still be able to use them for OTA, some D* delivered HD programming and SD programming, probably until long after one would usually die if you didn't upgrade the hard drive. Just like D* still supports the UltimateTV boxes that are still out there.

    However, you will have the option to upgrade to an MPEG4 box when it becomes necessary for receiving your HD locals through the satellite rather than OTA (which is a blessing for me as I'm too far away to get OTA locals).
     
  16. Nov 22, 2005 #76 of 493
    andbye

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    I still don't comp;etely understand. Does the post mean you can get two rebates?
     
  17. Nov 23, 2005 #77 of 493
    Harrisment

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    Well, I just called customer retention and they wouldn't give me a very good deal.

    $499 HD Tivo
    - $100 rebate
    3 months of free HD programming

    I asked her about the $200 credit if activating after 11/25, and she said she had never heard anything about that. I told her no thanks.
     
  18. Nov 23, 2005 #78 of 493
    ffrllc

    ffrllc New Member

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    I haven't been able to tell if the rebate is dependant on whether or not you buy directly from Direct TV. Some have said it doesn't matter and some have said it does so I wanted to check one more time and see what you guys think.

    If I buy a HD Tivo unit from a retailer, can I then call Direct TV and get the rebate and/or credits to my account?


    Thanks in advance...
     
  19. Nov 23, 2005 #79 of 493
    lorick

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    Eau...

    Best Buy has the $200 rebate in their Black Friday Ad.
     
  20. Nov 23, 2005 #80 of 493
    ffrllc

    ffrllc New Member

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    Can I get the rebate of I buy from a different retailer than Best Buy?
     

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