hd tivo MAJOR price drop today

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

  1. Sep 7, 2005 #661 of 1232
    Anubys

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    That's too funny! heck, why post it for a penny? $20 would be a good start to a price war ;)
     
  2. Sep 7, 2005 #662 of 1232
    trickyech

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    For those that have gotten in on the $299 deal, did the csr specify what kind of 2 year agreement they made you sign up for? The woman I just talked to said that I needed to be signed up to the HD package for the duration of the agreement, and wouldn't be able to cancel it anytime prior without breaking the agreement.

    I'm currently on hold with her as she goes to talk to her supervisor about it. Oh wait she just came back. After talking with the supervisor, they made a note on my account that the committment was soft and that I could cancel the HD package whenever I wanted to.

    tricky
     
  3. Sep 7, 2005 #663 of 1232
    Anubys

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    what difference does it make? you bought an HDTV, you're buying an HD-Tivo...why would you NOT subscribe to the HD package? even with the meager offerings, it just makes no sense to go to all this expense just to tivo OTA HD...
     
  4. Sep 7, 2005 #664 of 1232
    sjberra

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    I do this because OTA shows more programming that I find relevant then the current run package from D*.

    Of all the 5 channels(soon to be 6) offered in the stock HD package only 3 of then ae of use to me, ESPN and soon ESPN2 is totally useless to me, HDNet is semi-useless. The OTA channels make the HD unit useable since my set does not have the HD Tuner built in
     
  5. Sep 7, 2005 #665 of 1232
    JWG

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    I'm with you. I do not subscrive to the HD package as $10.99 is a bit much for movies from 1992 and ESPN. ESPN2 in HD will be nice, but I don't watch it a lot except during football season. I'm in for the OTA HD and NFL Superfan.

    I may have to subscribe to the HD package for a day to get my one Sunday night NFL game that I care about in HD...

    To the guy/gal worried about returning an activated HD unit to Best Buy, I originally purchased the HD DVR in May and activated it. I then returned it a week later because of rumors of big price drops. I didn't have any problems.
     
  6. Sep 7, 2005 #666 of 1232
    G-Funk

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    Just got off the phone with a great retention rep. I explained that I was a longtime TIVO devotee, shortime D* convertee, and that I had just dropped some coin at BB to get a HD DVR. He told me that if BB would take the receiver back, that he would get me the 299-100 MIR deal, and regardless of what BB did, he was in the process of giving me the superfan package, $5 off for 6 month of the HD fee, $20 of the TCPremier package for 6 months. He also told me that if BB did not accept the return, he would post a $150 credit to my account.

    For the first time calling with this offer in mind, i jumped all in and took it. Got to love forums like this where info is shared to all. I've only been on D* for 3 months, so to those of you that had CSR's tell you otherwise, get on the 800-600-8977 number.

    I hope that guy on Ebay doen't get anymore business. I can't imagine taking advatage of people like that, especially now!!!!
     
  7. Sep 7, 2005 #667 of 1232
    dwynne

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    That is pretty funny. I am a long time D* customer and long time NFLST customer. I told them last month I would not pay extra for the "superfan" (to get the games in HD) and that they could either give it to me or kiss my NFLST subscription good bye. After a couple of calls none of the retention reps cared about keeping my NFLST business so I just cancelled ST. They would rather lose the $180-200 a year than give up the $50 (was $99) for the superfan - for a long-time customer, but for someone else (that has been with them for 3 months) they give the superfan away for free?

    Go figure - it is really "rep roulette" when you call, I guess.....

    Dennis
     
  8. Sep 7, 2005 #668 of 1232
    Wilhite

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    Au contraire mon frere...

    The OTA HD is about the only reason that I have the HD Tivo right now. I love the fact that I can record in HD and watch later and pause the HD program to tend to the kids, go to the bathroom, etc. (all the reasons you love Tivo).

    The other HD channels available right now? Eh, I can take them or leave them. ESPN in HD will be nice for the next 4 months but I can do without it after that. I'll probably keep the HD package for 6 months (I got $5 off the first 6 months) and then cancel after that.
     
  9. Sep 7, 2005 #669 of 1232
    dengland

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    I have had 2 CSRs tell me that there is no physical way for them to add Superfan without charging the $49. The last one told me that the NFL set the price for both NFL ticket and Superfan!

    I have been with D* w/ NFL ticket for 3 years now (HBO on and off). Anybody get the SF thrown in that has been with them a comparable amount of time?
     
  10. Sep 7, 2005 #670 of 1232
    Sir_winealot

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    Yeah, I'm w you....pretty meager HD offerings for $10.95 IMO. $5.95/mo is somehwat more reasonable, but unless they add another half dozen channels I too will be cancelling @ the 6 month mark.

     
  11. Sep 7, 2005 #671 of 1232
    kg2000

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    As an active customer, out of contract, I called DIrectv to inquire about the regular Tivo, plus retention programs etc.

    I just happen to ask for the price of HD Tivo, which I was told 299.99 + tax + 14.95 handling - 100 rebate. I jumped at the deal right away because I knew the prices at BB and CC were $599- $100 rebate.

    I did have to agree to a two year contract. BTW, there is a provision that you can opt out of the contract early by returning the equipment to DirecTv. Directv will send you a box to for return. Good to know there is an option.

    They did NOT want to give me any breaks on any programming - which would be nice but no bug deal. I am told that this is based on the level of programming i have.

    Don't know what they want from you....paying about 50 for monthly service + HBO + HD package + and two additional TV is not enough I guess...
     
  12. Sep 7, 2005 #672 of 1232
    kr8z1

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    Many people have gotten this deal with accts only months old. Ask them to bill you for it and give you a $49 credit to your acct.
     
  13. Sep 7, 2005 #673 of 1232
    gtnuke

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    I also just got this deal today.

    $299
    -$100 rebate
    -$72 (free HBO for 6 months)

    =$127 HD-TiVo

    Not as good as some people, but I'm happy. Even if I had to commit for 2 years.

    Anyone know what the going rate is for a Samsung SIR-TS160? I guess I'll put it up on ebay.
     
  14. Sep 7, 2005 #674 of 1232
    dengland

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    I did not try that last week (CSR=Justin). Today the CSR (CSR=Josh) said no to a $49 credit. He said the $5 off HD and $5 off TC+ was the best they could do. I'll try again with CSR 3 in a couple of days.
     
  15. Sep 7, 2005 #675 of 1232
    Fezmid

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    I just got the $299-$100 offer, as well as Superfan thrown in for free (been a customer for 7 years or so). Wasn't able to get HD thrown in, but that's ok. ;)

    Now I just need to finish my basement.... Almost there! :)

    CW
     
  16. Sep 7, 2005 #676 of 1232
    duffin

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    jim tressler

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    question is when - and how buggy will it be... sounds like some cool ideas though!
     
  18. Sep 7, 2005 #678 of 1232
    duffin

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    It is being deployed world-wide right now in many countries. That should give it a good head-start for the US market.
     
  19. Sep 7, 2005 #679 of 1232
    LATivoUser

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    Called the retention department today (waited on hold for 10 minutes, which is ironic if you think about which department your calling. Talked to Bernice.

    She she could offer the $299 -$100 rebate deal. + $50 for the over the air antenna + Free install.

    When I asked about the HBO/Showtime credit or the HD credit, she said NO.

    I explained that I have been a D* customer since the begining, and she proceeded to give me a lecture about how the HD Tivo was worth over $1,000 and I should be very happy to get the deal she was offering.

    I told her, that I've read about other customers getting the few extra perks. She said, unless it was on the D* web site, she didn't care - the offer was final.

    I told her that since that's all she was willing to do, I would rather not take the offer at this time.

    Will call back later and see what happens with another rep.
     
  20. Sep 7, 2005 #680 of 1232
    ShiningBengal

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    If these are integrated DirecTiVo boxes, these no longer have lifetime TiVo subscriptions attached to them, even if you bought them that way. The lifetime subscription belongs to the individual who originally activated the box.

    In other words, there is no benefit to buying your boxes over anyone else's at the same price. :(

    OTOH, AFAIK, SA boxes do retain the lifetime sub! :)
     

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