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Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by scalo, Jan 13, 2006.

  1. danc8379

    danc8379 New Member

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    Did any of you who managed to get the online offer to work (and not just get the error message over and over again) happen to already have an equipment commitment? I'm just a few months into a two year agreement for my HD receiver, and I wonder if that has anything to do with not letting this order go through? Just a thought....
     
  2. DesignDawg

    DesignDawg New Member

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    Yes, I already had a commitment.
     
  3. danc8379

    danc8379 New Member

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    Did it go through for you the first time, or did you get error messages first?
     
  4. briansk11

    briansk11 New Member

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    I just got the HR10-250 about 3 weeks ago and signed up and got this offer first time on Friday. No error. If you are having problems try deleting your temporary internet files in Explorer and see if that helps. Its amazing how much that fixes.
     
  5. scalo

    scalo New Member

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    I already had a commitment and it went through the very first time for me, I just renewed my commitment last week so it has absolutely nothing to with it.
     
  6. Martyp

    Martyp Just a Daddyman

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    Well I called and after being a top tier customer for 6 years they are giving me $40 off the bill for 6 months. Mind you i have 6 boxes of which 4 are dvr's think I will get the 15.00 dvr from online and get the installer to put in the bigger switch that he will need :)
     
  7. tonyp126

    tonyp126 New Member

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    My 2 year commitment is about to expire next month. I ordered online without difficulty. I wasn't thrilled about getting an R10, but I did replace a non-DVR unit so now I can record and rewind in my office, although only with one tuner. I already have a HD Tivo in the family room and an SD Tivo in the bedroom. I'd be interested to hear if anyone got a series 2 while ordering online.

    The confirmation email did say I needed to keep the unit activated for 30 days or I would be required to pay $150. I'm not sure why because I already pay for Total Choice so I have no Tivo fees. Anyone know why that is?
     
  8. BrianT

    BrianT New Member

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    I called yesterday, and the best they could do was an $18 one time credit to offset the price increase for 6 months. They said they had no special offers at all on premium channels. I'm thinking when they look at my account, they see the Sunday Ticket and realize I'm not going to leave D*. Anyone who is getting all the good deals have Sunday Ticket?
     
  9. Rainy Dave

    Rainy Dave Regulated User

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    Interesting. The blurb in my confirmation email was:
    It doesn't say that I needed to keep it activated.
     
  10. tonyp126

    tonyp126 New Member

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    Dave, that is correct, I was going from memory. Thanks for the clarification.
     
  11. DesignDawg

    DesignDawg New Member

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    Mine just came via FedEx. My wife just called me about it. It's a Hughes SDDVR40. So, make that another Series2 via FedEx. Just FYI, mine has always said the installer would bring it. --But my installation is not scheduled until Saturday. Looks like I'll be able to cancel it! :)

    I was hoping for an R15 though... Oh well. Anyone want to trade? :)

    Ricky
     
  12. andbye

    andbye New Member

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    When I bring up the order status and confirmation window; it says " Status: Shipped"
    Below that it says installation is included and gives the date. On my order I had checked that I did not need equipment re-located. I made calls to assure that I would get a tivo DVR. They said they would mark my invouce to read "tivo model only" When the order status reads "Shipped " does that mean it is being shipped to me or to my installer?
     
  13. DesignDawg

    DesignDawg New Member

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    Well, I don't know, because my order status says "not applicable" for shipping status, which means my order did not include any shipment, and it says I have an install scheduled for this Saturday, but the thing arrived on my doorstep today. The installer just called to see if I wanted an earlier date. I called them back, and they say they are supposed to be bringing me a DVR. WTF?

    Ricky
     
  14. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like you may get an R15 also after all.
     
  15. renov

    renov New Member

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    Mine came today via FedEx. It's a Hughes SD DVR40. I'm new to the wonderful world of Tivo. Is this a good Model?
     
  16. andbye

    andbye New Member

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    Well I hope I get one shipped to me and the installer brings one also like with DesignDawg -- then I might have a choice. I don't care if the Installer comes by because I want to talk to him about getting the new 5 Lnb dish to replace the two triple Lnb dishes they put up when they didn't know how to cascade.to accommodate 10 lines for 2 HD tivos and 3 dtivos . The Installer told me once that he had only R15s; then another time said he had "other" tivo DVRs. I don't want an R15 and really prefer an older model to an R10
     
  17. DesignDawg

    DesignDawg New Member

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    Well, guys, it'd be totally intereting to do it and just see how it shakes out, but I've decided I'm definitely not going to let them come out and give me an additional receiver. I didn't even NEED this one as it is. And I got exactly what they were offering. I was HOPING for more, but I certainly couldn't have expected more. So, even though I know I could let them come out and give me another, I'm going to call tomorrow and explain the situation and cancel the install. It's just the right thing to do. I'm about to activate this one to see my end of the bargain through. I will, however, still trade this unit for an R15 if anyone wants one. I see no ethical reason not to consider that. PM if you'r einterested (I doubt anyone here even HAS an R15:))

    Good luck,

    Ricky
     
  18. jr461

    jr461 Well-Known Member

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    When I bought the $14.95 unit, it said it would be delivered by the installer and I had to set up an appointment right there. I set it up for 2/11. The unit arrived today, and is a Hughes DVR 40.
     
  19. newbie101

    newbie101 New Member

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    Mine is on order, and shipping status does say "Not applicable" like DesignDawg's. I assume the installation is free, will this include a multiswitch>? or do I have to pay fo it?
     
  20. MikeF

    MikeF New Member

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    The install will include the multiswitch (or an upgrade on your multiswitch) if its needed for the install to give you the service that you ordered.

    The install (basic, ie, what it takes to get it working) is free and part of the deal.
     

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