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

  1. Jan 27, 2006 #81 of 585
    Dirk Legume

    Dirk Legume Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2004
    Nor Cal
    I would try again on the CSR wheel. I am by no means an expert on these things. But it seems to me that if they are going to take them a way, they would. Changing your account should not matter. I had the distants for several years with Dish (I know...may be apples and oranges :) ) And I only lost them when the rules changed and I was no longer elegible. I changed packages several times over the years and it never changed my elegibility.

    As always YMMV

  2. Jan 27, 2006 #82 of 585

    jackie879 New Member

    Jul 5, 2005
    St. Louis, MO
    I just called and got Showtime free for 3 months, rather than 6. I'm not complaining though since it's free. :)

    The rep also offered me a free DVR but insisted that someone come out to install it.
  3. Jan 27, 2006 #83 of 585

    renov New Member

    Jan 27, 2006
    I've attempted to use the link and keep getting "This Page is Temporarily Unavailable", is anyone else had this problem? Thanks.
  4. Jan 27, 2006 #84 of 585

    beartrap Member

    Nov 8, 2005
    After reading this thread, I called retention last night to see what I could get. I'm primarily interested in getting another D*DVR with TiVo to replace the D10-200 and SA series 1 in the bedroom. Three months ago I got an R10 unit for the living room (used the rebate), and I love the dual tuners and integration of D* receiver and TiVo.

    I talked to a nice guy at retention in Idaho, who said that the $14.95 offer for a D*TiVo was available online only. He did set me up with $5/month reduction for one year, 6 months free Showtime and 3 months free Starz. No problem, I had the link to the online offer here on this thread. I tried to order my D*TiVO for $14.95. Many times. It would not work. Every time, when I got to the point in the ordering process where I had to click on "Purchase" to confirm everything, I got a message that said "We are sorry, but there was a system error. Please try again later." I've done this about five times last night, and again this morning, with the same result. I even tried using different credit cards.

    Has anyone else had this problem? I called customer service (not retention) this morning, and the CSR was less than helpful. Could it be because I already have the D* DVR service? Because I used the rebate to get an R10 only three months ago? Any comments or suggestions are welcome.
  5. Jan 27, 2006 #85 of 585

    scalo New Member

    Dec 28, 2004
    I used the link a little while ago and it worked fine, I also have 5 D*Tivos so it is not because you already have D*Tivo service. Just keep trying and it should work for you like it did for everyone else.
    Good Luck
  6. Jan 27, 2006 #86 of 585

    Finnstang King of the North

    Sep 11, 2003
    I just ordered one, and then closed the window and reopened the link, and went through the steps of ordering a second one, and it got all the way to confirming the payment (but didn't because I'm not sure I want another especially if it ends up being an R10 or something), so I think you can order more than one if you want to. Also, I don't see anything about quantity in the details.
  7. Jan 27, 2006 #87 of 585
    Rainy Dave

    Rainy Dave Regulated User

    Nov 11, 2001
    Puget Sound...
    It says: "Within 30 days of equipment purchase you agree to activate the DIRECTV DVR service ($5.99/mo.). In certain markets, programming and pricing may vary".

    If I already have DVR service do I even need to activate the new DVR?
  8. Jan 27, 2006 #88 of 585
    lee espinoza

    lee espinoza some guy

    Aug 21, 2002
    San Antonio,TX
    Just log into your account. Under My Equipment, select Add or Replace Receiver. Use Offer code DVR4ME
  9. Jan 27, 2006 #89 of 585

    AZRP New Member

    Jan 27, 2006
  10. Jan 27, 2006 #90 of 585

    cwmatthew New Member

    Jun 14, 2002
    Keep trying if you get the message "This Page is Temporarily Unavailable". I got this message several times before it finally went through.
  11. Jan 27, 2006 #91 of 585

    fareal Member

    Feb 16, 2004
    So Cal
    When you get Showtime free for 6 months do you have to call back at the end of six months to cancel it so you don't get charged the normal Showtime rate for it?
  12. Jan 27, 2006 #92 of 585

    MikeF New Member

    Jan 29, 2002
    Falcon, CO
    Either call in to cancel or the easier way is log in to your account online and remove it before the billing happens.
  13. Jan 27, 2006 #93 of 585

    MikeF New Member

    Jan 29, 2002
    Falcon, CO
    Ok, I had to try it... No dice... Allows you to go all the way to confirming the purchase. After you confirm it you get:
    So its one per account per year for this DVR4ME offer.
  14. Jan 27, 2006 #94 of 585

    scalo New Member

    Dec 28, 2004
    It will disconnect at the end of the term you received.
  15. Jan 27, 2006 #95 of 585

    chudel New Member

    May 9, 2005
    BUT . . . you will still pay a mirroring / leasing fee, correct?
  16. Jan 27, 2006 #96 of 585

    scalo New Member

    Dec 28, 2004
    mirroring..yes, leasing, that does not start until March 1, 2006
  17. Jan 27, 2006 #97 of 585
    Scott R. Scherr

    Scott R. Scherr Member

    Aug 6, 2003
    I believe this is incorrect. You must cancel it or they will start charging you. This is what they told me.

  18. Jan 27, 2006 #98 of 585

    Dromomaniac Pre-Avatar

    Jul 25, 2003
    Same result for me. Oh well.
  19. Jan 27, 2006 #99 of 585

    patonenow New Member

    Jul 22, 2005
    Hope you all read the small print under the terms at bottom.

    Terms and Conditions

    By placing this order you agree to the following terms and conditions:

    Offer for existing residential customers only with accounts in good standing, as determined by DIRECTV in its sole discretion.

    Applicable taxes not included in system price.

    Within 30 days of equipment purchase you agree to activate the DIRECTV DVR service ($5.99/mo.). In certain markets, programming and pricing may vary.

    Limited time offer expires 2/28/2006 or while supplies last.

    DIRECTV DVR service fee is $5.99/mo. and covers every DVR in your home. The DVR service fee is waived for customers subscribing to TOTAL CHOICE PREMIER programming.
    *Actual recording capacity depends on type of programming being recorded. Land-based phone line connection required. Professional installation highly recommended.

    DIRECTV PROGRAMMING AND PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME. Fee for separate programming on second and each additional TV $ You are not obligated to continue your subscription to DIRECTV programming for any specific duration. Existing customers may activate additional receivers with their existing DIRECTV programming package. FAILURE TO ACTIVATE THE DIRECTV SYSTEM WITHIN 30 DAYS OF RECEIPT MAY RESULT IN A CHARGE OF $150 FOR EACH DIRECTV RECEIVER NOT ACTIVATED. If you return your equipment within 30 days of purchase and prior to installation, you will receive a full refund, minus shipping and handling. Offer void in Alaska and Hawaii and where prohibited or restricted. May not be combined with any other offer. Offer and equipment are non-transferable and may not be resold. Hardware and programming sold separately. Programming and pricing subject to change. Pricing in residential. Taxes not included. Receipt of DIRECTV programming is subject to the terms of the DIRECTV Customer Agreement; a copy is provided at and in your first bill. DIRECTV services not provided outside the U.S.
  20. scalo

    scalo New Member

    Dec 28, 2004

    I am currently on the phone with D* as I type and the answer is "no you do not have to call, it will shut off when the promotional period ends".

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