hd tivo MAJOR price drop today

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

  1. Sep 5, 2005 #641 of 1232

    sda3 TiVo Fanatic

    Jun 29, 2004
    SLC, UT


    Mine works great so far with my sony kp-51ws520
  2. Sep 6, 2005 #642 of 1232

    tomlog New Member

    Aug 22, 2005
    Sorry but you are wrong. I have 2 HD Tivo's one I got 6 months ago and at first the HDMI port worked and then went out. This was across 3 HDTV's all HDCP compliant. The 2nd HD Tivo I got 1 week ago and the HDMI port works fine on my 32" LCD that the other HD Tivo's HDMI port does not work. I think the problem is the other way around that most of the HDMI problems reporrted here have been Tivo problems not TV problems I am sure there have been a few TV issues but most are HD Tivo issues.
  3. Sep 6, 2005 #643 of 1232

    robertwhee New Member

    Mar 10, 2005
    I called Dtv last night and asked for this and they I told I haven't been a customer long enough. I had to be with DTV for 1 yr or more in order to gualify. Does this sound right?
  4. Sep 6, 2005 #644 of 1232

    GDG76 .

    Oct 2, 2000
    Tried to call in and get this deal today- CSR wouldn't budge and said it was $649 but he would attempt to do everything he could to get it down to $299. Hung up- truthfully I didn't want it that bad and would have done it for $99 but seems as though this might be a dead deal or I got a bad CSR.

    May try back later but I don't need HD that bad to be arguing with CSRs.
  5. Sep 6, 2005 #645 of 1232

    DVRaholic I love my Series 3

    Mar 28, 2004


    Did you call the Customer Retention number ??
    Calling a Regular CSR wont get you this deal
    The Retention number is (800) 600-8977
  6. Sep 6, 2005 #646 of 1232
    jim tressler

    jim tressler Member

    Jan 2, 2004
    Jumped on the deal today-

    $299 - $100 mir
    Free HD package for 6 months
    $20 off total choice premiere for 6 months
    Waived S/H fee
    General $5 credit for 6 months
    Free superfan (aka.. hd tax)

    can't complain - install is this thursday afternoon - when the gentleman shows up I will take the reciever, tell him to have a seat, offer him a beer and have him on his way lickidy split!

  7. Sep 6, 2005 #647 of 1232

    SoonerSteve New Member

    Sep 6, 2005
    If I got the deal I am sure anyone can. I had service installed for the first time on a Friday, called back on Monday to retention and got the $299 deal. I did try once before on Sunday and was not offered the deal, but the second time was the charm. I had the HD Tivo installed exactly one week after the original install.

    I did not push any programming credits since I am already getting TCP free after purchasing Sunday Ticket.

    The installer was great and other than a bad placement on the OTA install I am very pleased. It may take a few calls, but the deals are there.
  8. Sep 6, 2005 #648 of 1232

    GDG76 .

    Oct 2, 2000
    I did call the retention number.

    Tried again, finally found one that would do it for $299. I've been with Directv since early 2000 and the best they were going to give me was $299, $100 rebate. No other discounts at all. I told em to forget it. For 10.99/month with no discounts, it's not worth their HD service right now. I'll suffer through one more season of standard def football.
  9. Sep 6, 2005 #649 of 1232

    Sir_winealot Seenyer Member

    Nov 18, 2000
    Best I could get was the $299 deal w free SHO for 6 months....I already have HBO so there's no extra cost for HBO/HD...and then $5.99/mo HD programming.

    No S&H charge though.
  10. Sep 6, 2005 #650 of 1232

    DarkShadows New Member

    Jul 26, 2005
    Sherman Oaks,CA
    I will have my new HDTV delivered this weekend, the D* rep wouldn't budge off the $599.00 - $100.00 deal , no surprise there.

    Just wondering what my chances would be of getting the deal you got on this one.
  11. Sep 6, 2005 #651 of 1232

    newsposter Poster of News

    Aug 18, 2002
    SE PA
    I'd call and ask if they can do better. if they say no, just say hey, i heard a lot of others are getting them for 299, can you offer me that too? Dont be nasty. Dont need a bad note on your file. Try a day later if you are rejected.

    worst they can say is no. Others have threatened to leave etc but that's not my MO.
  12. Sep 6, 2005 #652 of 1232

    Tater Hockey Goalie

    Aug 12, 2005
    Huntley, IL
    Had mine installed yesterday... everything went well for the most part, except he would not relocate my SD Tive to upstairs, said a relocate was not on the ticket. Then I asked about the OTA he was installing and he said he could not guarantee anything, some people in my area have had them work, and some have not...and since he told me he was not allowed to leave his ladder (meaning go on the roof) it did not work...not one channel came in. Yep, wasted $50 and just went to Radio Shack (to drop another $100) and picked up the VU-190VX to replace the crappy one I got from DTV,,, the guy at Radio Shack said it would work in the attic no problem, anyone know anything about this antenna?
    They better give me the new box when they switch to the MPEG-4 format...
  13. Sep 6, 2005 #653 of 1232

    jamsys New Member

    Aug 23, 2002
    Called the Cust Rention # listed above in the thread and got the 299-100 MIR..

    I had to agree to stay for 2yrs and they WOULDNT do any discounts on programming.

    There was no negotiating with the rep

    Just a FYI
  14. Sep 6, 2005 #654 of 1232

    Hilbe Member

    Sep 5, 2005
    I am a new customer and just got the HD DVR yesterday at Best Buy. I have an open order and they're going to install it on Saturday. I called today with my account # and tried to get credit for $300, but they refused. I'm sort of stumped what I need to do... Any suggestions on what I should do? The guy said once I activate it, I won't be able to get a return at Best Buy. I really want to get the unit for $299...
  15. Sep 6, 2005 #655 of 1232

    newsposter Poster of News

    Aug 18, 2002
    SE PA
    Moving a receiver is standard practice ...or so i thought. I'd call to complain if it's something you had discussed originally. If you hadn't, not sure what recourse you have.
  16. Sep 6, 2005 #656 of 1232

    newsposter Poster of News

    Aug 18, 2002
    SE PA
    quick suggestion and I truly have no idea the outcome.

    Call DTV and ask, without saying you already bought, what they can do for you as a new customer with HD tivo. Then push for the 299 thing. Prob wont work but what do you have to lose?

    This is, of course, assuming BB will take it back right now
  17. Sep 7, 2005 #657 of 1232

    epeters New Member

    Jun 17, 2003
    anyone lucky enough to pick up two of these units at this price? I've got two HDVR2 units and want to replace both.

  18. Sep 7, 2005 #658 of 1232

    Anubys All About Footwork

    Jul 16, 2004
    I got one for $199 and the CSR insisted that the $100 rebate is for 1 unit per household. He said I can have the second one for $299. I'm debating whether to get a third HDTV set (I already have one and will definitely get a second), so I have not pulled the trigger on the other HD-Tivo for $299...
  19. Sep 7, 2005 #659 of 1232

    94SupraTT New Member

    Feb 17, 2005
    Cool. Thanks for the info on how long this offer is good for. I am going to see if my wife will get me a HD-Tivo for Christmas. :D I really wish I had waited for this deal. I paid $100 for my SD Tivo last October and like 2 months later they were letting them go for $50! Heck, now you can get a SD Tivo for free. :( I'm almost tempted to sell my upgraded 160GB SD Tivo on ebay to offset the cost of a HD Tivo.
  20. Sep 7, 2005 #660 of 1232

    buckeyenut ██ █ ★ █ ██

    Apr 1, 2004
    I didn't read through this entire thread--so hopefully this isn't a repost. Has anyone else seen this guy selling the same info others have posted in this very thread on eBay for $25? Most buyers seem to be happy--so I guess I can't complain too much, but it still doesn't sit right with me.

    I am seriously considering posting a penny auction with the info freely directing people to this thread....

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