Free (Mostly) HR10-250

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

  1. Capt'n

    Capt'n New Member

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    Has anyone else noticed the installer inventorying your boxes? I have six boxes activated and only three installed. Is that going to be a problem? Maybe it would be a good idea to have them all installed before he comes. Anyone have comments on this?



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  2. vtfan99

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    Neither of the installers (I had 3) inventoried anything I had. They simply hooked everything up, tested it, and left.
     
  3. irong

    irong New Member

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    This is a great deal! Like others have said, THANKS for posting this.

    I was able to get the free HD-DVR on the first call. I then called a few hours later and got the SF for free as well. About a week ago I had gotten a letter mentioning that I would be getting SF for free, being a annual renew customer (the wife had thrown it away though). I do think not being under contract helped in this regard, but the CSR did not mention it. I did pay the install/shipping cost for $19.95 + tax.

    All in all this was very easy. To top it off, it will be installed this Monday.

    P.S. The CSR I spoke to when getting the free HD-DVR mentioned that when the new DVR comes out and the current is no longer supported, it would cost $99 to upgrade. Not bad if true.

    G
     
  4. vtfan99

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    I'm convinced they have a script of phrases to choose from in this regard....cause the rep I talked to assurred me that an upgrade would be free. I think other folks have been told the same. I won't believe anything they tell me until the new HD DVR is actually here.
     
  5. Charlutz

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    I think the truth is that they will make the decision when they have to and anything they say now is subject to change. Not that they are lying, just that they haven't made up their minds yet, or if they have, the decision is always subject to change. D* has a pretty good history of taking care of its customers for upgrades. They also give credits and other makeups when they do make a bad decision, e.g. free or discounted superfan after trying to charge for HD games that were free the year before and features that not everybody could use. I'll just wait and see what happens. Until then, it's speculation that doesn't really get anybody anywhere.
     
  6. AreBee

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    If and when we must get new equipment, I would expect some sort of break on upgrading the HD-Tivo and two HD receivers that I own. BUT expecting a break on a piece of equipment that I never forked over a penny for, that legally belongs to D*, is a little optimistic. To me it seems like leasing a car for three years and expecting to get $$ for it on a trade-in.
     
  7. Markman07

    Markman07 Active Member TCF Club

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    I don't think I saw this posted but go tohttp://www.highdefforum.com/showthread.php?t=24099 and you actually can view the script they use to see if you qualify for this deal This should explain why some folks haven't gotten it. Very interesting to say the least.
     
  8. deaninsana

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    I just tried to call and get the free HD Tivo and the CSR rep wouldn't budge. I am a ST subscriber. She basically told me to wait until the fall for the new DirecTV HD DVR. Are they discontinuing the HD Tivos?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  9. pintnight

    pintnight BOO!

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    DirecTV is discontinuing the HD Tivos. They have their own "TiVo" software.
     
  10. deaninsana

    deaninsana New Member

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    If they are discontinuing them, is it still worth getting?
     
  11. clem93

    clem93 New Member

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    I now have my HD-TIVO in my living room. I just called and cancelled NFL ST/SF, which I had to sign up for to get the HD-TIVO. Final total: $21.60 for S/H + Tax.

    Regarding is it worth it to get a HD-TIVO... my take is, if you don't want the latest and greatest, then yes it is worth it.

    I am just now getting a HDTV, so for me, $21.60 for the HD-TIVO is most definitely worth it.
     
  12. Jul 1, 2006 #452 of 938
    Codewiz

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    Just thought I would let you know that the CSR I spoke to knew of this forum and all the rest that these deals were getting discussed on. He also knew all the games. He said the people calling up and cancelling the ST are gonna get charged for the TIVO.

    You might want to consider that.

    Even so he was really cool and nice. He hooked me up with a pretty good deal without getting ST since I wasn't eligible for that deal.
     
  13. Jul 1, 2006 #453 of 938
    deaninsana

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    Can you record your local high def channels on this unit? I tried again and they aren't budging at all. 299 is the price and 50 for an antenna.
     
  14. Jul 1, 2006 #454 of 938
    snknby

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    Called this morning on the way to work and said I was thinking of canceling my ST because they are charging way too much for HD DVR plus equipment rental fees. He came back and said the unit would be installed free with $19.99 shipping charge. Sweeeet! I almost bought one from newegg for $399.00! Thanks for the heads up on this deal. They are coming out 7/13 to install it.

    Question: Do you need SF to get ST in High Def?


    Thanks,

    BB
     
  15. Jul 1, 2006 #455 of 938
    clem93

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    I was TOLD to do exactly what I did by the retention CSR. She told me to call up and cancel ST/SF after I received the HD-TIVO. She gave me her ID number and guaranteed there would be no problem. Oh, BTW, if they try to charge me for it... they can have it back, because the only way I will take "Leased" hardware is if it is free of charge!
     
  16. Jul 1, 2006 #456 of 938
    newsposter

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    ummm there is no other HD recorder for directv...so by definition it is the latest and greatest one they have ever built


    anything you get on your rooftop antenna can be recorded on the HDTivo. Or if you qualify for NY / LA feeds you can record that until they turn them off (no idea when that is) . You cannot record all those new locals in hidef via satellite, on the HDtivo.
     
  17. Jul 1, 2006 #457 of 938
    newsposter

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    if i were you i'd email directv with all this info and ask them to confirm it. Or tell them you are recording this call and do it that way. That way you are protected.
     
  18. Jul 1, 2006 #458 of 938
    hoopsrgreat

    hoopsrgreat New Member

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    yes gettig the 10-250 is worth it. If you have an OTA you can record all of your HD stuff on this machine. The only thing that will hurt is if/when the newer HD content( hopefully national geographic and others) is finally in HD, but likely in MPG4, which would not be able to be received on the 250. Get it now, worry about new mpg4 stuff when it is actually here.
     
  19. Jul 1, 2006 #459 of 938
    tall1

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    Disgruntled CSRs spew alot of crap. I wouldn't give those comments a second thought.
     
  20. Jul 1, 2006 #460 of 938
    desulliv

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    Yes, you need SF to get ST in High Def from the satellite feed. Of course, you can get it OTA if your locals broadcast in High Def.
     

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