Freebies from D*

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

  1. jstack

    jstack New Member

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    That's exactly what they offered me. I'm done with them when the discount expires. I've been a customer for 2 years and 1 month and I have been through 3 price increases for a total of $9 with their base total choice package. An 18% increase in barely two years is ridiculous.
     
  2. MikeMar

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    Eventually when we can get FIOS, we will drop D*, but until then, just have to call up every so often and complain :)
     
  3. Boston Fan

    Boston Fan Active Member

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    Not sure what the alternatives are like where you live, but the cable cos. out this way have been far outpacing the D* increases. Not to mention the prices that they want to charge for their dual tuner DVRs each month. Plus the hefty price difference to get their 'digital tier'.

    Our monthly bill would almost double to get equivalent service from them.
     
  4. wolflord11

    wolflord11 Lord of Darkness

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    In our Area I cannot really complain about Directv. To get the setup we have with the Cable company here would cost nearly double each Month on what we are paying now.

    That and the fact Customer Service with the local Cable Company is terrible. When we last had Cable, about 2 Years back, we lost it for a Week. It took the tech a Week to come out and fix the problems. We got no refund, no extras, nothing but a sorry!
     
  5. Vuce

    Vuce New Member

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    I can't complain either. I have 5 D* Tivos in my house. I have priced out the same equipment with my cable company (Comcast) and they KILL you with the DVR fees. For the same setup I'd be paying $70 to $80 MORE per month. I currently pay about $75 to $80 per month.
     
  6. Boston Fan

    Boston Fan Active Member

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    Our local cable companies charge 12.95 for each DVR. The price for their base package is only for analog - another $20 per month for digital!
     
  7. Apr 2, 2007 #547 of 585
    steelcurtain

    steelcurtain New Member

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    I just called them to complain about the price increase. Got $10/month discount for 12 months. That'll more than pay for my HBO subscription while The Sopranos is on. :)
     
  8. Apr 2, 2007 #548 of 585
    MikeMar

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    wow that's a sweet deal! :)
     
  9. Apr 9, 2007 #549 of 585
    tivoboy

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    So,

    I was hoping to just transfer my services to the NEW house, but DTV said today, that they wouldnÂ’t authorize the install of my H10-250, that they could not confirm a 3LNB, nor a 5LNB unless I surrendered my H10-250 and went with a H20-700. Anyone have that experience?

    What I decided to go with was

    Instead of the 1 YR commit for Movers Advantage, I did

    2YR commit (300$ out charge)
    All six lines brought in from the SAT, NEW 5LNB sat.
    FREE H20-700 added to the order, NO CHARGE.

    Install in three days.
     
  10. Apr 9, 2007 #550 of 585
    cramer

    cramer Member

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    (btw, it's HR10 and HR20) Well that's insane. I'd tell them to shove it and move everything myself. Man, somebody really hates Tivo for some reason. Of course, they could also be trying a run around to get your owned hardware to be "upgraded" to leased hardware.

    Your best option would be to call back until you get someone more agreable. I don't see why they would force you to an HR20. That would require an AU9 dish; it'll take a qualified installer at least an hour to mount and aim properly. The HR10 needs a ($39) 3LNB dish -- install time ~10min.
     
  11. tivoboy

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    I did have a 5lnb done about a month ago for a friend, took the guy 10 min on the roof. I figured for the free HD 20, plus the full install, it was an okay deal?
     
  12. lllplus2

    lllplus2 New Member

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    The jerks at directv recently traded in our owned r15 with a different r15 that they said we owned. (The new one was worst than the old one.) That was until we got our next bill. We called up and disputed the lease and were told we outta luck, we were stuck with the lease and couldn't get our old r15 back. We'll see who is outta luck once my state attorney general contacts them. With cable prices the way they are most of us are stuck with them. I all for small government but we need some regulation from the feds and more competition.
     
  13. goony

    goony New Member

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    Sic'em lllplus2 - let us know what happens.
     
  14. askewed

    askewed Snoogins

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    I called today and sited partial recordings, missed recordings and my general disgust for parting ways with TiVo. I got two freebies (one for each HD TiVo). $2 HBO for six months and free Showtime for three months. I also asked her to send over 9 DirecTV employes and the script for last nights Survivor so they could act it out for me.

    I told her if they don't re-couple with TiVo before these HD TiVos die I'll be FIOS bound.
     
  15. FavreJL04

    FavreJL04 New Member

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    I called last night to order Playboy actually. While I was on the phone I told the CSR that I heard there were people online getting "deals" on programming and asked if there were any promos going on. He looked over my account and offered me 3 months free of Starz and either 6 months of HBO for 3 bucks/month or Sportspack for 2 bucks/month. He would have given me the HBO and Sportspack together but the computer wouldn't allow that. I picked the Starz and Sportspack.

    I didn't even have to try to "dig" for deals. He was willing to offer them without me suggesting anything. I didn't call expecting to get something for nothing and would have been okay by them if they didn't have any offers. It is just cool that they throw out deals to take the bite out of price increases.
     
  16. wolflord11

    wolflord11 Lord of Darkness

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    Its amazing what you can get nowdays with just a simple phonecall :D
     
  17. anonymuse

    anonymuse Techie but Tivo N00b

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    Looks like its time to make a nice polite phonecall soon.
     
  18. willardcpa

    willardcpa QUASI-OMNISCIENT

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    :eek: You got Heidi Fleiss's phone number??? :D
     
  19. wolflord11

    wolflord11 Lord of Darkness

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    I only wish I did...lmfao :D
     
  20. joellyn

    joellyn New Member

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    I called tonight and had the choice of $10 off a month for 6 months on any movie channel. I picked HBO since Sopranos is on right now. That should last me at least through Sopranos and Big Love.
     

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