hd tivo MAJOR price drop today

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

  1. Sep 2, 2005 #601 of 1232
    neumanngroup

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    Just called retention and this is what I got:

    $299 HD Tivo
    $14.95 Shipping
    Tax
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    $332.06

    $100 Mail In Rebate
    $20/month off TC Premier for 6 months
    $5/month off HD package for 6 months

    Not bad. They could install in 6 days but because of my schedule I opted for 8 days. Cannot wait!

    Now I will have 2 HD Tivo's and 2 regular Tivo's in my house. Wahoo!
     
  2. Sep 3, 2005 #602 of 1232
    Dssturbo1

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    you do need an ota antennea to get all your local OTA Over the Air stations.
    The only hd locals that the csr might have been referring to at this time are either the east or west coast hd feeds from NY or LA, and it would only be the 4 major networks, abc, cbs, nbc, and fox, not any hd from pbs wb upn independent etc.

    the local into local HD channels coming in through dtv are supposed to be coming to the top 12 dma markets in the near future (nov?)
     
  3. Sep 3, 2005 #603 of 1232
    newsposter

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    wrong! when they show up at night and totally miss your install Appt you can get 50 bucks off. :)
     
  4. Sep 3, 2005 #604 of 1232
    Jeproks

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    I'm really pissed right now. Installation got cancelled for the 2nd time due to equipment being on backorder. Got re-scheduled on the 17th, exactly a month when I ordered it.
     
  5. Sep 3, 2005 #605 of 1232
    Anubys

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    I also thought that this is a good deal and ordered a second HD-Tivo...now they tell me they can't "install" it for 6 weeks!

    I told the CSR that I don't need any installation and that waiting 6 weeks for someone to come plug the power cord is absurd...she will try to escalate, whatever the heck that means...but they can't just deliver the unit...

    unbelievable :mad:
     
  6. Sep 3, 2005 #606 of 1232
    Jeproks

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    Can you please elaborate? My install already got cancelled twice.
     
  7. Sep 3, 2005 #607 of 1232
    patrickpiteo

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    If they did not show up you can get a credit for your account. Just call anbd tell them.
     
  8. Sep 3, 2005 #608 of 1232
    rickmccamy

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    Had my install today, I had waited a couple of weeks to get a Saturday afternoon appointment. The installer was older, like me, and cool. I explained to him that I had no land line phone, and planned to initialize the box at my mother's house. He said that where ever I do it had to have a 3lnb dish to connect to. Is that correct? If so I'll go to my neighbor's house. Left me a dish I didn't need but was apparently entitled to. He connected another pair of cables from the dish to the house, and left me cable to complete the run.
     
  9. Sep 3, 2005 #609 of 1232
    deepthinker

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    Man I love this place. Bought my first HDTivo at BB almost two months ago for $600 when the first price drop happened. Was still concerned about MPEG4 etc, but retention gave me $100, so it was only $500 and I was happy with that, seeing as how people paid $1000 a year ago.

    Well, HDMI port just died on this first unit, when coming here to post about it, I saw this thread. So, I called up retention, complained that I paid $500 for a unit that is now bad and see people getting them for $199 after rebate now. Well, by the end of the call, the wonder that is Customer Retention is shipping a replacement unit for my bad one, giving me $173 in credits over six months with free Showtime, and the $299 deal with $100 rebate for a second HDTivo to arrive this Tuesday!!!!!

    Man will they bend over backwards to make a long time customer happy. I know of no other company that throws out as many discounts as they do to their customers. I have no worries about what they'll do for us with the MPEG4 conversion.
     
  10. Sep 4, 2005 #610 of 1232
    tbh999

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    Ordered mine today (Saturday 03 September 2005). Will be delivered Tuesday.
     
  11. Sep 4, 2005 #611 of 1232
    llogan

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    I used to have no problem making a two year commitment for DirecTV. Honestly though, with them dropping Tivo as of October this year (just selling them, they'll continue providing service to the boxes for a long time to come), i'm finding it extremely difficult to justify getting another HD Tivo. My reason being that I will in all likelihood, initially get DirecTV's new HD DVR so that I can stop having to rely on my crappy OTA reception (not that overcompressed HD will be much better...)

    What's the termination fee anyway?
     
  12. Sep 4, 2005 #612 of 1232
    Tim Sly

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    I got my unit 2 weeks ago from eBay when Directv was still on the high side. I got it for $420. Unit was brand new but I got an overheating message when I tried to boot it up and activate it. Directv said it was a bad unit so they sent me a brand new unit by 2 day Fed Ex and it is working great! They replaced it even though I told them I got it on eBay. They also will give me the $100 rebate bringing it down to $320. I am happy. And now you are even getting better deals. I don't doubt that they will do us right when they change to MPEG4. I just hope it has DVR or TIVO functionality or a lot of people will move to Dish Network.
     
  13. Sep 4, 2005 #613 of 1232
    Dssturbo1

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    go through your guided setup and then when it says to make the call in take it to yourmum's if that is best for you. The dish is not needed.
    then take it back home and do the setup again and should be good to go. the guide data may take a little while to come in. without the phone line connected you will get a popup nag screen after a month just delete it. good luck with it.
     
  14. Sep 4, 2005 #614 of 1232
    Hoffer

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    Here's my question on this. I just ordered the receiver, dish and OTA antenna from DTV last night. The total after rebate is $599. This includes installation of dish and antenna. I thought this was an awesome deal because just the receiver is $499 at BB. So, I'm just paying $100 for the dish, antenna and installation.

    How much of a discount is this $199 price for just the receiver? I'm thinking about calling and asking for a discount, but am wondering what I should ask for.
     
  15. Sep 4, 2005 #615 of 1232
    MCOfozcin1

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    Made the call yesterday to get the $300 bill credit applied to my account, went off without a hitch, everything is good when you treat the CSRs with respect. Directv just paid me $68 to take a HR10-250 off their hands AND installed it for free!!!
    It does have a payoff for them though, I'm going to be a Directv subscriber for a VERY long time!!

    Thanks to everyone in this forum, I couldn't have done it without you.
     
  16. Sep 4, 2005 #616 of 1232
    newsposter

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    coming in the dark after promising 2x to be there at a certain time, is not cool in my book. Waste of my time off work and really upset.
     
  17. Sep 4, 2005 #617 of 1232
    finaldiet

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    I would call them back. You can get the receiver for $299-$100. Tell them what you see others paying. New customer , I would ask the price quoted above, free dish with free install. Forget the OTA antenna. Then check to see if your eligible for east coast HD waivers. If not, then you can get an OTA antenna. And also say good-bye to your "twinkies" this year.(Twins). :D :D :D
     
  18. Sep 4, 2005 #618 of 1232
    Sir_winealot

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    Yeah...if you still want/need the OTA antenna they'll charge you $50 for it. Plus, you should be able to get your HD programming covered/discounted for 6 mos, but you'll need to ask.

    Make sure you call retention though....
     
  19. Sep 4, 2005 #619 of 1232
    Hoffer

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    Is there a specific number I can call to get retention??
     
  20. Sep 4, 2005 #620 of 1232
    Sir_winealot

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    (800) 600-8977
     

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