hd tivo MAJOR price drop today

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

  1. Aug 23, 2005 #441 of 1232
    Outlaw Z

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    The big question is will these be added as MPEG 2 or MPEG 4 streams. If they are MPEG 4 streams then these HD TiVo's will be unusable.
     
  2. Aug 23, 2005 #442 of 1232
    skillznbonez

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    I agree. I have asked that question but have not got an answer yet. We should definately know by November though.
     
  3. Aug 23, 2005 #443 of 1232
    Griffin21

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    I think that it's pretty safe to assume that once DTV makes a decision (or shortly before) the parameters will be posted all over this forum. We can then jump for joy/piss and moan as appropriate. Until then we and the reps for DTV here are just not going to know or be able to say.
     
  4. Aug 23, 2005 #444 of 1232
    scottara

    scottara TIVO RULES!!!

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    Ok just called into DTV Customer retention here is what i got:

    $299 - $100 MIR - $60 (SHO free 6 mos) + $50 OTA = $189 installed, set for 8/27, who hoo.

    I think i might call back and see if i cant get some more discounts.
     
  5. Aug 23, 2005 #445 of 1232
    Robdec

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    OK I called this morning and Ordered mine. The tech is scheduled for an install tomorrow morning. ( less then 24 hours from ordering)

    $299 - $100 MIR -$5 a month for 6 months on HD package. Didn't need an OTA I already have one installed. It was there when I bought the house. I hope it works. Prev owner had Dish and received all the HD OTA.
     
  6. Aug 23, 2005 #446 of 1232
    ex007

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    D* already has ESPN-HD, so I assume that mean ESPN2HD. If so, when? When are the other channels being added?

    Frankly, I'm pissed at D* for its crappy HD lineup. There are cable companies with over 30 HD channels right now. Heck, Dish has 15+ HD channels. Why in the world should we put up with D*'s paltry offering. The ONLY reason why I have stuck with D* is TiVo. Yet D* is abandoning TiVo, so I'm not so sure it's worth sticking around.

    So, if you work for D*, then tell us when these new HD channels are going to be added.
     
  7. Aug 23, 2005 #447 of 1232
    fredfa

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    ESPN2 HD is scheduled for addition to D* on Sept. 8
     
  8. Aug 23, 2005 #448 of 1232
    skillznbonez

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    All I can say is soon. Most of my information is not public yet and I can not say anything. NDAs.
    D* has played a waiting game to make sure we get our HD expansion right and become the leader in HD. I do not care much about cable companies. I have been with my share of them and D* is by far the best (in my opinion). As for DishNet, they have the same lineup as D* right now. The only extras are the VOOM channels they got cheap during the breakup. Again, in my opinion, not much of an advantage with those channels other than originality.
     
  9. Aug 23, 2005 #449 of 1232
    remlle

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    I got the same deal
    HD Tivo.
    Triple LNB Dish
    Free install,
    299 up front
    100 mail in rebate.
    6 months free HD
    5$ montly credit to my bill
    thanks guys for the info.
     
  10. Aug 23, 2005 #450 of 1232
    photokev

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    So do you have to sell them on the idea that you are going to cancel your service to get these deals? What exactly are you guys telling them and asking for?
     
  11. Aug 23, 2005 #451 of 1232
    mikestanley

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    Do I have any chance to get this deal if I've only been with DirecTV since January of this year and still have 4 months to go on my initial 1 yr agreement?

    I'd jump on it in a heartbeat, but it isn't like I can call and say I'm thinking of leaving - and doubt I would if I weren't under contract, since I'm still happy with the service.

    But I'd go HD Tivo for $299 without a rebate, just to get my locals onto Tivo in HD.
     
  12. Aug 23, 2005 #452 of 1232
    MrBigglesworth

    MrBigglesworth Tivo Addict

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    When I called retention earlier they stated that a new install for my mom if done on the regular end would be $599 -$100 rebate.

    She suggested to have her sign up for regular, non DVR DTV, then call their number for the upgrade in new equipment.
     
  13. Aug 23, 2005 #453 of 1232
    MCOfozcin1

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    Called the retention number, talked to a very pleasant gentleman who agreed immediately to the deal, and offered the $100 rebate without even being asked. It will be charged on my monthly bill, and I only have to wait 36 hours for install!!

    Best part is.... I have a standing notation on my account that when I activate an HR10-250, I will receive a $300 bill credit. (Don't know if I will get this one, but still a great deal at $299).

    If it all works out HR10-250 299.00
    Shipping 14.95
    Rebate -100.00
    Bill Credit -300.00
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    Total cost to me -67.21 (including sales tax)

    If all works out, they will be paying me $67.21 to take one of these off their hands, and will install it for free!

    Man, I LOVE this forum!!!!

    Oh yeah, almost forgot, when he asked which credit card I would like to charge this too, I asked him if he could just put it on my bill, and he said "no problem, we'll add it to your next monthly bill".
    Am I lucky or what?
     
  14. Aug 23, 2005 #454 of 1232
    skillznbonez

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    To MikeStanley: Just call and tell them you have seen many deals for 299$. Mention you would not mind a two year commitment and would like to take advantage of them. As I stated in one of my earlier posts, it is one per account.
     
  15. Aug 24, 2005 #455 of 1232
    cdieren

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    I called the retention number and was offered about what others have gotten and would have been happy with that. However, CSR was a stickler and would not ship this unit out to me at my billing address and instead insisted on having an installer deliver/install. I have different billing and service addresses to get DNS and do not want to risk losing DNS by changing service address temporarily to get this deal.

    Is there any other way to get them to ship to my billing (or other) address?
     
  16. Aug 24, 2005 #456 of 1232
    quiddich

    quiddich Three TiVos so far!

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    My HR10-250's disk died last night -- called customer service who offered me a refurb for $300 in exchange for my old one. So I called retention, and now I'm waiting (till 12 September, *sigh*) for a new unit.

    $299 - 100 MIR + $15 for handling
    Free Showtime for 6 months (then it goes away automatically)
    HBO at $2 for 6 months (then it goes up to full price unless I cancel)
    New dish/multiswitch/install if needed

    I declined the HD package, but I can still get it at $5/off for the next few months.

    Now, the real question is whether I can get Citibank to pay for this under their extended warranty...
     
  17. Aug 24, 2005 #457 of 1232
    TheRatPatrol

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    This is exactly what I've been trying to find out too. I want it shipped to my house so I can install it myself.
     
  18. Aug 24, 2005 #458 of 1232
    johnzonie

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    No need to volunteer - the company graciously helped themselves to a 15% restocking fee, which more than covered the ground shipping charge ;)
     
  19. Aug 24, 2005 #459 of 1232
    ex007

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    No offense, buy your response is typical D* arrogance. Wait, it's coming. Can't tell you when, but trust me. I'm tired of waiting.

    Currently, there are cable companies offering 4-5x the number of HD channels while D* plays a waiting game. Yeah, D* is really the leader in HD. And Dish does NOT have the same lineup - it has TNT-HD, which D* doesn't offer and, apparently, won't be offering for at least another six months. D* is really screwing up HD. There is absolutely ZERO excuse for not having TNT, ESPN2, Starz, and other HD channels.

    Again, I've stayed loyal to D* because of TiVo. Today I read in USAToday that D* has stopped purchasing TiVo equipment and will start shipping its own model. Major, major mistake IMO. Without TiVo there is no reason for me and a significant number of other subscribers to remain with D*. So it's off to Dish I go. Best of luck with that HD leader thing...
     
  20. Aug 24, 2005 #460 of 1232
    Hersheytx

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    Got to love people like this. I guess you could pay and launch 4 Sats with in 30 days? Cable has been promising so much crap for over a decade. They just barely got into DVR's. Only after Directv started to pound them with it.
    Dish? I know that they are ahead right now, but they will fall behind very soon. They have no more Sat space. They have no Sats in the pipe to put into orbit.
    I really hope you run over to Dish and get their DVR. Enjoy the HD and watch Directv make the leap into HD that will dwarf anything Dish could ever hope to meet.
    See ya later
    Jeff
    Dallas, Tx
     

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