hd tivo MAJOR price drop today

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

  1. Aug 25, 2005 #501 of 1232
    DavidS

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    As I mentioned above, I was told I had to add teh HD package for at least one year (and have some kind of service for two years). Then they gave me $5 off for six months. YMMV
     
  2. Aug 25, 2005 #502 of 1232
    mike1977

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    I don't have DVI/HDMI either. My TV just has 2 component inputs. It's a Samsung (TXN2771HF I think) 4:3 HD monitor.
     
  3. Aug 25, 2005 #503 of 1232
    Gregg 00SS

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    I just moved to Florida and am planning on getting D* in the next few days. I've seen a few posts that new customers have been offered this deal and am hoping I too can get in on it. My only concern is do you think I should just join up with the 4 regular recievers, or get the free tivo upgrade reciever and 3 normal ones, and then try and get the HD/Tivo upgrade. Just wondering if getting the free upgrade from the get go will hurt my chances of getting the HD/Tivo upgrade.
     
  4. Aug 26, 2005 #504 of 1232
    Lije Baley

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    Last month, I jumped on the BB half-off coupon deal/scam and thought I'd scored a pretty good price. :eek: There is no easy way to predict the future of supply and pricing in consumer electronics, except that things keep getting cheaper. However, many suspect these bargain prices at D* are designed to eliminate their stock of HD-Tivos before the switch to MPEG-4. :confused:

    There is some chance a better deal will come along; there is a better chance this deal will still be available after your move; and there is the possibility that the sale and inventory of Tivos will be gone. Why gamble when D* makes your move painless and you can have the Tivo now? You'll be able to watch some HD programming at reduced resolution while you wait. :cool: That alternative is better than missing the boat. :(
     
  5. Aug 26, 2005 #505 of 1232
    inaka

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    No, the commitment is for just Total Choice or above. If fact, I didn't even have to add the HD package at all to take advantage of this deal.
     
  6. Aug 26, 2005 #506 of 1232
    pjenkins

    pjenkins God bless Texas :)

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    The good news got better today at install. The deal was $199 after rebates, with $5 off my HD Package for 6 months when I called. When the installer called today to activate, they said that they couldn't discount the package like that due to something in my account history/notes/etc., but the CSR could adjust the monthly service instead to accomplish the same thing. But, when I was talking to him, he said that I have been a customer for long enough and that rather than taking $5 off for 6 months, he'd take $25 off for 3. Now, I'm no math major, but that worked out better :) We'll see if it comes through on my next month's bill that way or not!!
     
  7. Aug 26, 2005 #507 of 1232
    Dssturbo1

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    glad the csr were nice, but you need to call back and have them verify the rebates. With the MIR mail in rebate you are only allowed 1- $100 rebate per dtv account.
     
  8. Aug 26, 2005 #508 of 1232
    sjberra

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    Going to do something similiar, I already have a dvr wired into the HT so do not need cables pulled to the location. While the installer is out on the roof installing the OTA/updated dish and the additional cable pull to move the currect SD-DVR to the kids playroom I will unpack the DVR and cable it in correctly to the HT.
     
  9. Aug 26, 2005 #509 of 1232
    DavidS

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    You're commitment was for only Total Choice or above. Good for you. I'm just saying I was told otherwise. As I also said, YMMV.
     
  10. Aug 26, 2005 #510 of 1232
    jap3

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    I was told DTV would LIKE me to keep the HD package for one year, but I get 1/2 year at 1/2 off. I guess if I don't, they won't consider me an "Outstanding Customer". I do have to keep a 2 year contract, which I was not happy about, but I've been with them 8 years so far and cable is outrageous.
     
  11. Aug 26, 2005 #511 of 1232
    tsrail

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    Called retention an hour ago. Said I was interested in the HD Tivo. Any specials?

    She offered:
    $299
    -$100 MIR

    Kewl. :rolleyes: I said any deal on the HD package? She said:

    Free HD for 3months. (10.99 after that)

    Kewl. :eek: I said: Any current deals on premium channels? (I currently have only basic TC + locals with 1 SD Tivo. Been a customer Since Oct. 2004. $49/month avg. bill) She said :

    Showtime free for 6 months.

    Hmmm.... :cool: what's the cost on the TC Premeire, the one with all of the Premium channels? She said:

    I can offer it free for 2 months. (93.99 after that. I can cancel after the 2 free months)

    Sweet. :D :D Let's do it.

    She said (after 10 minutes....) Our system is not responding now. I will note your account, and we'll call you back within 24-48 hours.


    I'll post the result. (They've already added the Premium channels to my account...just checked).

    I'll check on Account Credits when I call back. ;)

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    Oh, and she said "credit card" or "add to bill" is fine. I have always had CC AutoPay on my account.

    Thanks everyone for your help. Thank you DirecTV :up: for working with and rewarding existing customers!!! I was actually going to switch to Adelphia HD + cable modem next month when my D* contract expired. Not now! (Thank GOD I read this forum yesterday!!!)

    (FYI - I did not mention anything about leaving when I spoke to retention. The conversation was like I stated above)

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    UPDATE: Got the deal as above. No further discounts. :( (I asked 3 times). Also, I realized that I am NOT getting TCPremiere free for 2months, but they are adding all Movie/Sport packages for 2 months. (Meaning, I still pay my base TC rate for the next 2 months). Not as good, but overall, a nice deal.
     
  12. Aug 26, 2005 #512 of 1232
    AccidenT

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    I got the deal today.
    $299
    -$100 MIR
    -$5/month for 6 months on the HD package

    I've been a customer for a little over a year and just have the Total Choice package. I didn't threaten cancellation, I just simply stated that I had heard there was a really good deal on the HD-TiVo.

    She mentioned that it is normally only for customers who have been w/ D* for over 2 years, but would ask her manager if it was ok. About 5 seconds later she was back on the phone saying it had been approved. I asked about a deal on HBO (I'm already on month 4 of 6 free months of Showtime) and she said I hadn't been a customer long enough for that.

    I agreed to the 2 year commitment.

    I'm still very happy with this deal, considering what I was looking at paying for one of these as little as 3 months ago. Thanks to everyone for their help!
     
  13. Aug 26, 2005 #513 of 1232
    skillznbonez

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    To cdieren: Anything through D* requires an installer to bring out. When the tech arrives, you can tell the tech that you prefer to do your own install. Just sign the papers and the should leave the equipment there. My prior comment referred to the address where tech can deliver it. The CSR can put in the order system any address you prefer as long as it is also in the main system.
    Sorry for the confusion.
     
  14. Aug 26, 2005 #514 of 1232
    rond310

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    Just made call #1 and was told the HD DVR is 699-100 mir. I will try again later. It is a bit ridiculous that you have to usually make so many calls and that the CSR's all seem to have different info. I guess my first try at CSR roulette came up double zero :)

    To get a deal like this I don't mind jumping through a few hoops though.
     
  15. Aug 26, 2005 #515 of 1232
    kalphoto

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    I swear. I must have bad luck. I just spent 10 minutes on the phone with CSR and the only deal he could give me was $649 - $100 credit - $100 rebate = $449 = TOO EXPENSIVE.

    He proceeded to say that everyone on this forum must be getting this deal elsewhere because DirecTV does not have this deal. He said "we don't have that deal". I said "well, people are getting this deal". He said "well... don't believe what you read on the internet".

    What the f*ck? Is this just luck of the draw? Should I call back, hoping I get a different CSR rep? They note every time I call (they say, looks like you called on this date), etc. etc.

    Any advice?
     
  16. Aug 26, 2005 #516 of 1232
    AccidenT

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    Are you calling customer retention or the regular customer service #? I called retention (1-800-600-8977) and it worked my first try.
     
  17. Aug 26, 2005 #517 of 1232
    kalphoto

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    I'm calling retention. The guy was nice, but flat out said the offer didn't exist. Not that I couldn't get the offer, he in fact thanked me for being a long time customer (2+ years on current account, 2 years + on prior address account).

    I just don't get why it depends on who you get. Very frustrating. I will wait a few days and try again. I'm getting pretty sick of this though. If it wasn't for the fact that I am addicted to the NFL Sunday Ticket I would go back to DishNetwork.

    If anyone else has any advice as to getting a CSR who will give this deal, I'd love to know. Thanks!
     
  18. Aug 26, 2005 #518 of 1232
    rond310

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    I also called the same number you did.
     
  19. Aug 26, 2005 #519 of 1232
    Tim C

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    I called D* last night and was told that there is no such deal. But I was offered free Showime for 6 months and could add HBO to the 6 month deal for $2. I also printed out the $100 rebate form and am sending that in. So I'll end up getting my HD DVR for $399 when all is said and done.
     
  20. Aug 26, 2005 #520 of 1232
    reubenray

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    This sucks!!!!!!! I was getting ready to call them about the deal. My problem is I will be moving into a new house in about 2 months so was wanting to wait until then.
     

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