hd tivo MAJOR price drop today

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

  1. Aug 18, 2005 #301 of 1232
    AbMagFab

    AbMagFab What happened, TiVo?

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    Good god, what more do you want? You're just being greedy. $199 for an HD Tivo is an amazing deal.
     
  2. Aug 18, 2005 #302 of 1232
    lynesjc

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    Simpsonville...
    Agreed.
     
  3. Aug 18, 2005 #303 of 1232
    lynesjc

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    Simpsonville...
    Post of the Day! :p
     
  4. Aug 18, 2005 #304 of 1232
    ericblair84

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    What does number of posts have to do with the validity of my points? I've been with D* for 10 years, have two TIVOs and an HD receiver, and have read this forum ever since I learned about it. I only registered on it and wrote when I had something to say--that CSR roulette is a bad way to do business. For $150 they could have had me locked into spending over $100 a month for the next two years. With NFL Ticket and Superfan, they're going to be out at least three grand.

    In my case, I've learned that DirecTV is a luxury, not a necessity, and I can easily spend my entertainment money elsewhere and receive comparable enjoyment. So maybe I should thank Sylvia and order that complete set of A Touch of Frost on dvd from Amazon.uk. I've been eyeing.

    BL
     
  5. Aug 18, 2005 #305 of 1232
    rlii

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    Greed has nothing to do with it. If you read my post closely you would see that I indicated that I thought there offer was a great deal and that I'd love to do it but it is just out of my price range right now, and it really is. If someone walked up to me right now with the keys to a new Ferrari and said "it's all yours for $10,000" I coulnd't argue that it was not a great deal, but I still wouldn't be able to do it, cause I don't have $10,000 cash in my back pocket. I even told all the CSR's I spoke to that I appreciated all their help and that I did feal it was a very good deal, and one that I'll most deffinately take advantage of if it's still available when I can financially afford it. However, in the meantime I don't see anything wrong with me simply inquiring with them about current deals that other subscribers are getting. I've never been rude or demanding with any of the CSR's I've talked with. I would just love to be able to get this unit sooner rather than having to wait and when I see people getting deals that put this within financial reach, I think what can it hurt to politely call and ask what I can do to get such a deal. All they can say is no and I have no problem with that it just means that I have to wait longer. I'm a nut for technology and when I can afford it I'll blow money on the latest and greatest gadgets in a heart beat, heck I'd have paid the $999.00 for the thing if I could have afforded it. I'm not rich like many others on this board (I don't even have a HD tv yet) but I still have rich taste and like to be able to take advantage of as many offers I can.
     
  6. Aug 18, 2005 #306 of 1232
    andreo

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    Just have them note it in your account. I don't know how long it will be good for but you can ask them. Also I think the notes will be permanent so if you do miss out on it, you can mention it in the future when another deal comes up.
     
  7. Aug 18, 2005 #307 of 1232
    rickmccamy

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    walnut...
    D* customer since December, don't buy any PPV's, do subscribe to Playboy, STw/SF, and got a deal that brought my cost to $82, in two payments on the bill.
     
  8. Aug 18, 2005 #308 of 1232
    willbhome

    willbhome And happy to be

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    You're welcome, Catfish. For once, I was able to help someone!
     
  9. Aug 18, 2005 #309 of 1232
    willbhome

    willbhome And happy to be

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    Rob Dawn,
    Actually, I've been with D* for about 3½ years, and have spent about $78 a month; though, it's going to $89 with the HD programming. I may have very little to do with my old SD Tivos, now, though. The pic is awesome!
     
  10. Aug 18, 2005 #310 of 1232
    lmurphy

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    I had mine installed yesterday. Great looking picture. The only thing I was a little curious about is if your installer kept all the extra cables. Mine uses the HDMI to DIVI and audio/video cable for audio. So I should have a Svideo,Component,HDMI, and phone cord left over going by the box if its correct. Does the box actually countian all of the cables listed. My installer said he only took the Svideo and there were no other cables.
     
  11. Aug 18, 2005 #311 of 1232
    Tydaking

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    I read some folks got the Super Fan thrown in, so for poops and giggles I called back tonight and got my S&H taken off along with the Super Fan package added for free.
     
  12. Aug 19, 2005 #312 of 1232
    BadlyDrawnBoy

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    simple to get.

    called retention asked how much

    649 with a 100 dollar rebate.

    I said my friend got it for 299 and a 100 dollar rebate, and she said no problem we can do that with teh 2 yr commitment

    I was very pleased with this price and said thanks very much. Great deal/.
     
  13. Aug 19, 2005 #313 of 1232
    kndust

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    I have news for you all there is a 2yr commitment for any advanced unit and there is no way around it, you must agree to it or you will not get it, we will honor the price but nothing else that is all you will get from now on. you are thieves and you all know it ,not one have any ethics and I will do my best to stop you all I take account #'s down and will put them in account managment hands the standard price is 649.00 and that is what you will get from me and nothing more I really hope you make it to my line and we shall see happy hunting
     
  14. Aug 19, 2005 #314 of 1232
    arholmes

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    I also was able to get the HD DVR yesterday. I just called them up and told them that I had been interested in getting the HD DVR and had seen alot of people were getting it for the price of 299.00. He first asked me if I had seen an ad on the internet and I told him I had seen about it on this forum. I asked him if I qualify and he put me on hold and came back and said that I sure did. I also got the 100.00 dollar rebate. I think it all depends on who you get when you call the retention number. This guy was very helpful and knew exactly the deal I was talking about.
     
  15. Aug 19, 2005 #315 of 1232
    PixelFreak

    PixelFreak Techie/Litigator

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    Wow, the great thing about getting you on the line is the disconnect button. *click* Then, the second best button gets a tap - Redial.

    Ugh - seriously, that's why you're not in charge. DTV makes their money back with subscription revenue and gets us on the hook for 24 months - it's a win-win or else they wouldn't do it willingly. Good to know you're not in charge of their strategic planning...

    Remember, that next *click* you get is probably me giving you what you deserve...

    Enjoy.
     
  16. Aug 19, 2005 #316 of 1232
    kndust

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    all accounts are notated and if i had you on my line it would be notated that you are not eligible for the offer so keep trying go on
     
  17. Aug 19, 2005 #317 of 1232
    kndust

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    make my day
     
  18. Aug 19, 2005 #318 of 1232
    Dssturbo1

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    yes, the box contains all cables and parts listed.
    the hr10-250 dtv hd dvr unit
    tivo remote
    dtv access card
    hdmi cable
    hdmi to dvi cable
    component cable r g b
    a/v cable y w r
    svideo cable
    phone cord
    phone splitter
    batteries
    hd dvr manual
    (Does not contain optical audio cable)
    pretty nice complete package for hooking up the unit. if he shorted you call him back and ask for ithe items or call dtv and tell them.
     
  19. Aug 19, 2005 #319 of 1232
    daviddoran

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    I am offended by being called a thief! I only called once, and asked if they had any deals on the HD DVR, and was offered the $299 price with $100 mail in rebate. Being offered something is not stealing! I am glad you didn't take my call. I did ask for a programming credit, and was told and I quote "You can always get programming credits" Like back when I first joined, they had a special $ value off for the first 6 months. It would be stealing if I broke into wherever the call center is, and put all sort of credits on my account myself.

    My deal was

    $299 HD Tivo
    -$100 mail in rebate
    -$120 ($20 off premier package for 6 months)
    -$30 ($5 off HD package for 6 months (I didn't even ask for that one)

    $50 total. I will be paying an extra $5 for another box, i'm just moving the one it's replacing to another room, but HD for the upcoming primetime season will be well worth it. That's probably one reason for the timing of this deal, TV has been kinda dead over the summer.
     
  20. Aug 19, 2005 #320 of 1232
    FullOGas

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    I've been w/ D* for 5 years

    ...I have. All calls I've made have been to retention.

    Does anyone know what the name of the $100/$150 discount? Like discounts for packages are labeled "To Our Valued Customers" or "We Appreciate Your Business".
     

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