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Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by suncom3, Aug 13, 2005.
Mine works great so far with my sony kp-51ws520
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.
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?
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.
Did you call the Customer Retention number ??
Calling a Regular CSR wont get you this deal
The Retention number is (800) 600-8977
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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
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...
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.
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
anyone lucky enough to pick up two of these units at this price? I've got two HDVR2 units and want to replace both.
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...
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. 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.
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....