hd tivo MAJOR price drop today

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by suncom3, Aug 13, 2005.

  1. Aug 18, 2005 #281 of 1232

    sjberra New Member

    May 16, 2005


    very good thing that you where not the csr that I spoke to at retention ot D* would have been minus a subscriber of 10 years right at that moment. I called because I had a quote in my hand from the local cable company that substantially saved money, then end deal I got from the CSR in retention was the only reason I stayed with D*. I can give a rats rear if the recorder is Tivo or not, if it does the job, then it is fine.

    although I do suspect I have spoken with either you or someone that uses your theology of CSR because all the harped on was that the cable companies equipment was probably used and in poor condition
  2. Aug 18, 2005 #282 of 1232

    TyroneShoes HD evangelist

    Sep 6, 2004

    They gave me a $699 rebate against my $299 HR10, plus all the sports packages and pay channels for life, for free. They waived shipping, waived the 4.99 Tivo fee, and threw in $1000 of PPV credits. Then they gave me a secret code for the Weaknees website for two free 500GB drives with free install. When the DTV installer came, he erected a 60 ft. mast with a $250 Winegard, helped me build a deck, cooked dinner, walked the dog, serviced the wife, then gave me a reacharound.
  3. Aug 18, 2005 #283 of 1232
    Kevin L

    Kevin L Active Member

    Jan 10, 2002
    Gulf Cove, FL
    Hi, Tyrone.

    What you say is fine. I suggest you read the message again, though. There's a definite personal attitude in the message that basically says "all you forum people are con artists and just looking for handouts and I'm going to make it my mission in life that nobody gets more than they deserve." As on employer, that's not the attitude I'd want for one of my CSRs.
  4. Aug 18, 2005 #284 of 1232

    willbhome And happy to be

    Aug 28, 2002
    Orlando, FL
    Catfish John,
    Coding the remote will need to be done, but some installers may not be really familiar with how to do that. But, there are some instructions in the manual that are pretty easy to follow; easier, even than some written instructions I received from somebody on this forum.
  5. Aug 18, 2005 #285 of 1232

    evilklown New Member

    Jun 14, 2005


    Laugh away, its true.
  6. Aug 18, 2005 #286 of 1232

    rynotheman New Member

    Jun 23, 2004
    Thanks for this heads up - I did ok after talking to 3 different people and just asking them to take care of a good customer and keep me from switching at the end of my contract.

    $349 HD Tivo ($50 more for the OTA antenna)
    $100 M.I.R.
    $100 Credit to account

    2 premium for $2 for 1st 6 months, HBO and Showtime

    $5.99 HD package for first year

    Free shipping, install, etc.

    Good enough for only being with them for a year and still being under a current contract. I did volunteer to be under another year contract in order to swing the 2 for $2 on HBO/Showtime. I don't plan on leaving DirecTV any time soon, so all's well.
  7. Aug 18, 2005 #287 of 1232

    Tonedeaf New Member

    Sep 24, 2004
    Rockwall, TX
    Whether you know it or not, when activated, it will be a 2 year contract.
  8. Aug 18, 2005 #288 of 1232

    rynotheman New Member

    Jun 23, 2004
    Negative on that, when they said two-year, I said no go to the deal, but that I was willing to do a one-year. He gave in with a one-year and I just called back to confirm it was definitely put through as a one-year. It can be done!
  9. Aug 18, 2005 #289 of 1232

    ManOfSteele Member

    Jul 23, 2003
    San Jose, CA
    Quality is actually less important to me than aspect ratio. I have a widescreen DLP but watch most of my programs in 4:3 format, with black bars down the side. Some programs broadcast in a wide screen format that lets me expand the picture to my full screen size (Smallville e.g). Getting full screen broadcasts without having to adjust the aspect ratio manually would be great...
  10. Aug 18, 2005 #290 of 1232

    reybie Little Member

    Dec 8, 2003
    Lemme guess, you got TFC thru directv? :)
    Less clutter in the entertainment rack and you only need one dish! I've been debating for 2 days if I want to try and get this deal. I'll miss INHD and Starz HD if I drop cable :confused:

    They only used one dish at my sisters. A little bigger than the regular oval used for HD reception.
  11. Aug 18, 2005 #291 of 1232
    Philly Bill

    Philly Bill Everyday is Saturday

    Oct 6, 2004
    Uh... the $ goes BEFORE the number, not after.

  12. Aug 18, 2005 #292 of 1232

    BillyT2002 Crush!Kill!Destroy!

    Oct 19, 2002
    Waterville, ME
    Keep call to get your deal on the HD DVR with TIVO. If your family and friends are in the market for DirecTV service and want an HD DVR, have them call 800-600-8977 and play CSR roulette until they are satisfied with their deal too. While your at it, it cannot hurt to request "The Horror Channel" as well. ;)
  13. Aug 18, 2005 #293 of 1232

    FullOGas New Member

    Aug 17, 2005
    What are these $100 and $150 credits called? I've asked 4 reps regarding this credit and none of them know what I'm talking about. I've mention hardware credits, activation credits, even just a basic credit towards my account and none have a clue.
  14. Aug 18, 2005 #294 of 1232

    gfoulks New Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Maybe you don't meet the requirement to receive the credit?
  15. Aug 18, 2005 #295 of 1232

    evilklown New Member

    Jun 14, 2005
    fullof gas, dude you have to talk to retention dept.
  16. Aug 18, 2005 #296 of 1232
    Rob Dawn

    Rob Dawn Member

    Aug 16, 2002
    0 for 2 yesterday for me.
    2nd rep basically told me you have to have been with DirecTV for 5 years to get the $299 deal. Best I got was $449 after MIR and credit.

    Has anyone with less than 5 years and doesn't have >$100/month bill gotten the $299 with MIR deal?!?

    Back to the CSR Roulette Wheel today! :)

  17. Aug 18, 2005 #297 of 1232

    Charlutz New Member

    Apr 7, 2005
    Columbia, MD
    I signed up less than a year ago (just before last football season) and got it. From 3 different reps til I got the right combination of credits to make me pull the trigger. I have total choice plus, 2 movie channels, HD service, NFL, 2 extra receivers, 2 tivos and I have my monthly payment automatically charged to my credit card. I was 0-2, then the next three times I called got the $299 offer. Just be nice. Ignore whatever they give you as the reason they can't offer it and call again after waiting a few hours.
  18. Aug 18, 2005 #298 of 1232

    MikeJW New Member

    Aug 17, 2005
    Here's what I got just now:

    HDTivo - $299
    -$100 MIR
    -$5 for 6 months HD programing
    -$99 NFL Superfan HD

    I talked to 4 CSR's this morning and noone would budge on a $100 instant credit. Finally got the last lady to give me the NFL SupanFan package for free. I also confirmed with her that when Directv rolls out the new tech equipment that we'll have to upgrade too in order to get and record all the new HD channels, that my equipment will be upgraded at no charge.
  19. Aug 18, 2005 #299 of 1232

    rlii New Member

    Jul 19, 2002
    I've talked to 4 or 5 different CSR's in the last few days and they're all sticking to their guns. They have given me $15 off for the next 6 months but all they are doing on the dvr is $299.00 + the MIR, which as I have told them I think is a great deal and would love to do it but it's just a little bit out of my reach right now. I told them i'd do it right now if they could split the $299 into 3 months, but they just can't do it. I'll keep trying.
  20. Aug 18, 2005 #300 of 1232
    catfish john

    catfish john New Member

    Jul 14, 2004
    Willbhome thank you for your response to my question. I feel real stupid, after the post, I reread the owners manual, and there are complete instructions.
    I really do appreciate you answering my post.

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