Best DirecTV HDTivo deal

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

  1. Nov 23, 2005 #81 of 493

    TheBigDogs Member

    Oct 14, 2004


    Can't seem to find the $200 rebate at do you have a copy of the actual add?
  2. Nov 23, 2005 #82 of 493

    Harrisment New Member

    Nov 23, 2005

    Click on the adscans link at that site and view the PDF of Best Buy's ad. It's on page 10.
  3. Nov 23, 2005 #83 of 493

    Dssturbo1 New Member

    Feb 22, 2005
    yes, the rebates come from dtv not the retailers. so you can get it from CC BB Value Electronics Solid signal weaknees or newegg who has them for like $480 shipped then if the rebate does go to $200 on nov 26th you got a great deal. dtv will probably even give you more credits like free hd or other program credits . As long as your activating a dvr new receiver on your account you are eligible for one rebate per household for that rebate period, whetehr you buy it from dtv or other retailers..
  4. Nov 24, 2005 #84 of 493

    weaknees Active Member

    May 11, 2001
    Los Angeles
  5. Nov 25, 2005 #85 of 493

    Smuuth New Member

    Sep 20, 2005


    The $200 rebate requires BOTH the activation of the HD DVR AND subscription to the HD programming package from D*
  6. Nov 25, 2005 #86 of 493

    Sir_winealot Seenyer Member

    Nov 18, 2000
    So would it apply if you're adding a 2nd HR10-250??
  7. Nov 25, 2005 #87 of 493

    Barmat Member

    Jun 1, 2001
    Livermore CA
    Yes, it would apply to a second HD-receiver. Call retention as the above post suggests they will give you even more credits.
  8. Nov 25, 2005 #88 of 493

    earl New Member

    Nov 12, 2001
    Here is the deal I just got on the HR10-250. Note I'm an original DIRECTV subscriber since the second month or so of operation, and I've not done the Customer Retention approach before. I just called, explained I wanted to upgrade to a HD DVR and was looking at my options.

    $499 hardware sale price
    -$200 instant discount
    -$200 Rebate
    Free shipping ($14.95 normally)
    $99 for Equipment (not counting $60 off TC package I already have, shown below)

    -$10 month for HBO (6 months)
    -$5 month for HD (6 months)
    -$5 month for Total Choice package (12 months)
    Free Showtime for 6 months
    $210 of programming discounts

    Also will include a free 4x8 switch (darn I already bought one!) and installation of the new unit and moving one unit. Pretty good deal!
  9. Nov 26, 2005 #89 of 493

    flmgrip New Member

    Nov 26, 2003
    los angeles, CA
    yeah, i got my HR10-250 for free, plus $200.- in cash and the nice woman on the phone offered to come over too...

    well not really, i have no idea how anyone gets any discounts with these directTV people, it never worked for me in the past and not now. i'm nice and friendly on the phone and end up notgetting any discounts and end up not buying it either... so i wounder if some of you are just full of it... why would one get the HR10-250 for $99.- and $210.- programming discounts and switchen and install and the next one $449.- for hardware and $30.-programming discounts and no free switch, ship etc... ???
  10. Nov 26, 2005 #90 of 493

    mkpd New Member

    Jan 29, 2005
    It is possible and I did get a deal. I just purchased a HDTV and was looking at my HD DVR options.

    Comcast was trying to get me over with a $25/month credit for 16 months. My bill with the DVR from Comcast would still be lower than my monthly cost from DirecTV. Even if DirecTV gave me the HD-DVR. I explained this nicely and got nowhere with a MALE CSR. I asked for a supervisor and got a pretty good deal but still not to my liking. So I refused and called Comcast to sign up but they were out of HD DVR's, I told them to call me back when they get the HD DVR in stock. Once my wife heard that we were going to change to Comcast she called DirecTV and got the DVR for the shipping cost after programming credits were factored in.

    I am still not sure if I made the right decision since Comcast has more HD channels than DirecTV but my wife is now happy and that means a lot...
  11. Nov 26, 2005 #91 of 493

    derossi New Member

    Nov 26, 2005
    Las Vegas
    For what it's worth, I got a similar deal to others:

    $499 HR10-250
    $50 off-air antenna
    -100 instant discount
    -200 rebate
    free shipping

    6 months free showtime
    -$10 on HBO for 6 months

    Not the best deal I've seen, and not the worst either.

    From some of her remarks, it sounds like they have limits that come up automatically based on the account history. She commented on both my longevity as a subscriber and the fact that my payment history is good. I'm not sure how much discretion the CSRs have to override the deal that comes up.

    Interestingly, in my case, I got the $100 & $200 discounts right away. The free shipping and programming discounts didn't get offered until I said I was going to think about their offer and compare it to my local cable company.
  12. Nov 27, 2005 #92 of 493

    turbo92awd New Member

    Dec 20, 2001
    just got

    $499 hd dvr
    $200 credit
    $100 rebate
    2 mos showtime
    3 mos HD

    not as good as what i was supposed to get in august - they lost my reciever that i had sent in defective and i couldn't get a deal until the $400 was taken care of. basically i lost $100 in the swing - i'll just have to make it up later...
  13. Nov 28, 2005 #93 of 493

    joeblough Lupo the Butcher

    Dec 28, 2002
    one question about the $200 rebate... the "fine print" says:

    "REBATE DETAILS: Both $100 and $200 Rebate offers valid nationally through 02/28/06 for customers who purchase 24 consecutive months (without interruption) of any TOTAL CHOICE programming package ($41.99/mo. or above), DIRECTV PARA TODOS programming package ($29.99/mo. or above) or qualifying international services bundle within 30 days of equipment purchase."

    if i understand this correctly, it means that i have to commit to 2 more years of D*? i'm out of contract and have been with D* for 4+ years now... i dont really want to get back in to 2 years with them with tivo going to comcast.
  14. Nov 28, 2005 #94 of 493

    EMoMoney Big and Tall

    Oct 30, 2001
    Yes, that's what the lady told me when I ordered mine recently. But ask yourself the question, do you really see yourself dumping DTV within the next 2 years after having them for 4 already?
  15. Nov 28, 2005 #95 of 493

    earl New Member

    Nov 12, 2001
    The regular MIR was increased to $200 for the HDDVR starting 11/25 or 11/26. So, you should be able to get the $200 MIR when you activate. Just be sure and ask for it!!
  16. Nov 28, 2005 #96 of 493

    edouble New Member

    Dec 16, 2004
    Ok, so a dumb question: everyone is listing $499 as a base price. Well, I called DTV (before reading this thread) yesterday inquiring about the HD DVR. They said the base price was $649, and that the rebate would take it down to $449 (ridiculously expensive). Anyways, are you guys getting the $499 base price from CS or from retention?

    I want a good deal, I'm out of a contract, but my stupid installer only gave me a dual LNB dish when we moved because his truck was "out" of triple LNBs, which means I have to grovel and convince CS to give me a new dish, which will probably lessen my deal. :(
  17. Nov 28, 2005 #97 of 493

    Deezul New Member

    Mar 9, 2003
    Bealeton, VA
    Probably won't see an answer to this for a month or so, but I'd like to find out if anyone who purchased the HDTiVo back when it was a $100 rebate was able to purchase another one and get the $200 rebate. I'd certainly consider picking a second one up for $300. I know D* probably wouldn't give me any credits or discounts, as I'm still receiving some from the one I got in August.

  18. Nov 28, 2005 #98 of 493

    BeanMeScot Sci-Fi Junkie

    Apr 17, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
    That's the original quote I got. But because I was such a good customer, they gratiously lowered the price to $549.
  19. Nov 28, 2005 #99 of 493

    joeblough Lupo the Butcher

    Dec 28, 2002
    yep. i dont want some mickey mouse broken DVR, i want a tivo. and when mpeg4 is in full swing, the HDTivo won't be looking so good. we'll see how the tivo software looks when its ported to comcast's DVRs. and i hate rupert murdoch with a passion.

  20. dmoney

    dmoney New Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    I am an existing Directv customer (9 years). I called today and got the following:
    $549 Tivo DVR and OAT
    $250 Instant Credit
    $200 MIR
    3 free months HD package
    $10/month credit for 1 year
    free shipping and install

    Thanks to everyone's posting of the deals that they got. I knew what to ask for!

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