Free (Mostly) HR10-250

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by dmastro, Jun 8, 2006.

  1. roytucker

    roytucker New Member

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    I got the HD-250 installed today, however they did not bring a new 5 LNB dish with them. I already had a 3 LNB dish, this HD-250 is a second one.

    They claim that the 250-DVR does not work with the 250 and they will be upgrading both in the fall.
     
  2. FHFloyd

    FHFloyd New Member

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    Hi everyone! I discovered this website yesterday and it's provided me with a wealth of information so thank you to the mods and admins. After reading this thread I thought I would try my luck, hard to pass up a free hr10-250! So this is how it happened for me:
    I called 1-800-824-9081 when the CSR came on I explained that I had ST but was considering dropping it this year but a friend told me about a DVR deal to keep it.
    She said you mean the free HD DVR? I said yes. At this point she said let me look at your account. She then came back on and said you're one of our best customers and we have deals for you it will be no problem to get you a new HD DVR and I can spread the cost of ST over 7 monthes instead of 5. I asked about SF and she said I can also get that for free. She then said ok let me find the the offer here, there are so many right now. Then she said she needed to go over a few things, there is a 2yr comit. and a 19.95 s&h fee and since I already had dvr there would not be a 4.99 monthly fee and then she said that D* would be going to mpeg4 this fall and I asked if that ment Sep fall or Nov fall and she implied early fall before NFL. I asked if this ment ST in mpeg4 and she said no it will be mpeg2.
    So no problem on the 1st call. I was very friendly and used alot of no mam yes mam and it worked like a charm. Good luck to the rest of you.
     
  3. AstroDad

    AstroDad Like Death & Taxes

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    Congrats and welcome to the forum!
     
  4. Dorv

    Dorv Member

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    jimmyk,

    I litteraly said, "I'd like to take advantage of the free HD DVR for Sunday Ticket subscribers." The CSR was like, "I can help you with that."

    I will say though, I know when I read through this thread (or another related thread) there was a question on whether or not there was a 'Notes' section in my 'File' where the CSRs can communicate with each other about me and my account. The 2nd CSR I spoke with knew that I had called earlier and had been offered just the HD Tuner.

    I was disapointed that I couldn't get the SF package included. I was also dispointed that the SF package is the only way to get ST games in HD. I will go back and forth about the HD programming package, but its probably one of those things that with ESPN, I'll have cut on during Football and Basketball season, and cut off the rest of the time.
     
  5. rbro

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    Any love for us MLB extra innings subscribers, or is this only a football thing?
     
  6. rbro

    rbro New Member

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    I don't suppose there's an offer code for this to try it online?
     
  7. MNTivoGuy

    MNTivoGuy New Member

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    Thanks again to everyone on this forum for posting things like this. I have been enjoying my new HD TiVo (my second) for a couple of weeks. I can't even begin to calculate how much I have saved and how much I have learned on this site and avsforum.

    Thanks to everyone who participates and helps others here.
     
  8. samberger

    samberger New Member

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    i think it all depends on what your current package is. there are months that i'm spending over $150 with the platinum service and 2 sports packages. and i've been with them for over 7 years. that equates, according to them, to a pretty high rating. i also don't call in looking for every last promotion(i did take advantage of the free hd10-250 and free super fan) and i try to be very polite. so it's a combination of things that will ultimately determine how badly they want to keep you as a customer. only way to find out is to try.
     
  9. rbro

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    Quick question for anybody. I'm waiting to get my HDTV installed before I try and get the HD Tivo offer. But if and when I am successful, will DTV allow me to move my current non-HD DirecTivo receiver from our living room to our bedroom? We have a standard DirecTV receiver in the bedroom currently.
     
  10. AstroDad

    AstroDad Like Death & Taxes

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    yep, no problem

    Not sure how long I would wait to try for this deal though, could end at any time
     
  11. pintnight

    pintnight BOO!

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    DirecTV will ask you if you want to relocate your existing DTV receiver, just reply "yes, to the bedroom". They will add a mirror fee of $5 a month (I believe that's correct).
     
  12. AstroDad

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    From what he said it sounds like he already has a receiver in the bedroom that he would be replacing, so there would be no extra mirroring fee
     
  13. rbro

    rbro New Member

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    I know, but I don't have my HDTV set yet! Hopefully I will get it tomorrow or at least this coming week. Anyone have any input on this Samsung? It looked awesome at the store and I've read lots of good stuff about it:

    SAMSUNG LN-S3251D

    http://www.samsung.com/Products/TV/LCDTV/LNS3251DXXAA.asp?page=Accessories
     
  14. psu90

    psu90 New Member

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    Hello All ---

    I was hoping somene here could shed some light on the HD-250 capabilities. I have just spent the most frustrating 90 minutes on the phone with D-TV Reps. I am ready to jump to cable...it was that bad. Nevertheless, I accidentally stumbled upon the 'free' HD-250 deal and was all set to get it until they told me that I won't be able to get any of my locals with it. I asked if I used and off air antenna and was told 'No'. Is there anyway for me to get the locals using the HD-250. Can someone please inform me if D-TV is correct or not. I am in the Phoenix Area.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  15. tubsone

    tubsone What?!?!??!

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    Well...........I want some free stuff! I already have the HD DVR/TIVO and have been a ST subcriber since 99'. I just go my HD tivo in March so I have never had SuperFan. I called that 800 number and without a problem I got SF for FREE and they also gave me a 7 month pay off plan for my ST v.s. the 4 or 5 pay they offer now.
     
  16. AstroDad

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    If you are near Phoenix you should have no trouble getting your locals in HD using the HR10 and an OTA antenna
     
  17. desulliv

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    You can use an antenna to get locals over the air with the HD-250. So if your locals broadcast in HD you can get them. If you have both satellite tuners activated you can even record two separate HD locals at the same time. Whoever you spoke to did not understand the HD-250 capabilities.

    I'm frustrated with D* because, as I posted above, my account has apparently been flagged and I won't be able to get this "free" deal. I'm stuck with D* because I want NFLST and my wife wants Jadeworld--both D* exclusives. I do have to say that this is the first time I've had a negative experience with them, however. But if they can't give me this deal, I wish they would stop those recordings that say, "you're one of our best customers", everytime I press a button to get to the next person.
     
  18. PhysicalPresence

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    You're only about 10 miles from the broadcasting towers for the big 4 networks, so you should have no problem pulling in the signals with a decent antenna. Just screw in the coaxial connector to the back of the TIVO at the "antenna IN" jack and you're all set.
     
  19. psu90

    psu90 New Member

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    Well, I spoke to a number of people and I can't believe the level of incompetence. Their "ADVANCED" Tech Support was a joke. So, you are telling me that I can use the OTA with the 250 and that I will be able to get the local channels? They were telling me that because I was using the 5LnB, that I couldnt' use the OTA. Is this correct?

    Thanks for the help.
     
  20. desulliv

    desulliv Member

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    I'm not 100% sure about this, but I've heard that you cannot use a diplexer setup (my current setup with a 3LNB) to get your OTA feed with the 5LNB, so perhaps that was their thinking. But as far as I know you should be able to run a direct feed from your antenna to the Antenna In RF on the HD-250 and get your locals.

    Anyone else know of restrictions of the 5LNB setup?
     

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