hd tivo MAJOR price drop today

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

  1. Sep 7, 2005 #681 of 1232

    edoconno New Member

    Sep 7, 2005


    I called, got the $299 - $100 rebate
    $5 off HD package for 6 months
    $5 off Choice Plus for 6 months
    $10 off HBO for 6 months
    6 months free Showtime
    Then called again and got
    FREE NFL HD Package (I am an auto renew NFL Package subscriber) ($50)
    FREE HD Antenna for local channels ($50)
  2. Sep 8, 2005 #682 of 1232

    tdub4 New Member

    Jan 4, 2003
    Ok I have a few questions - I am still ramping up on the HD stuff:

    1) Assuming I call D* and was able to get the $299 deal, do I already need to have a HD tv? I am in the process of deciding on which tv to get but I also do not want to miss getting this deal. So - will the new there be any compatibility problems with this Tivo box and a standard television while I decide on the tv I want?

    2) Does everyone already have the 3LNB dish, or is that part of the offer from D*?

    3) Does a standard antenna work for the OTA HD channels or do I need a special antenna? I already have an antenna in my attic that I used before local channels came to D* a few years ago.

    4) What is the deal with the installers that D* sends out? Is this an extra charge?

    Thanks in advance.
  3. Sep 8, 2005 #683 of 1232

    Dssturbo1 New Member

    Feb 22, 2005
    1>> the hr10-250 does have composite and svideo outs and should work well with any regular sd tv. a hdtv set is not required so you can have time to pick the one you want.

    2>> If you do not have the phase 3 dish directv will include it free and install it as part of the installation.

    3>> your standard uhf/vhf antenea should work fine. you do not need a "special" or "hdtv" antennea.

    4>> dtv sends the hr10-250 out to a local installer and they come and install it in your system. all included with the hr10-250 price to existing dtv customers $299 - a $100 mail in rebate, so no extra charges. (there may be a small shipping fee like $15)
  4. Sep 8, 2005 #684 of 1232

    G-Funk New Member

    Sep 7, 2005

    Both are stand alone units in case you were wondering... Gonna keep them for a week an then post on ebay probably. In other news, the superfan deal was charged to my account, and then the retention rep credited my account to offset.
  5. Sep 8, 2005 #685 of 1232

    tellis100 Lurker

    Mar 17, 2005
    North Carolina


    I just called cust. retention and they said they could get me this sweet deal:

    $699 for the HD-Tivo
    $100 MIR
    $49 Installation

    Maybe this is because I've been a customer since 1996 and a Tivo subscriber since 2002.
  6. Sep 8, 2005 #686 of 1232

    wavemaster New Member

    Nov 20, 2002
    This is quite a story, but I must share.

    This morning I had another tivo installed (ordered it yesterday!). The installer and I were talking about the HD-Tivo and how the price just dropped. He informed me about the new bird they're flying next month and the major local markets being added.

    I said well when they drop it to 300 I'm in.

    An hour after the installer left he calls me back and says, hey my customer here that I'm installing a HD-Tivo for wants to talk to you - The guy gets on the phone he lives about a mile away. He asks if I have heard of the TCF and I say sure, I've been a lurker there for years. "He goes on to say check out this thread, I got mine for $299.00/100 rebate.

    I thank him and mentio how the DTV/Tivo crowd ROCKS! He agrees and says enjoy.

    This is where it gets interesting - I call customer retention and go on to say how Adelphia is offereing all this stuff free bla bla bla - I WANT MY HD.

    She says we have a special deal, 299/100 rebate, I say great, sign me up.

    After 4 minutes on hold she comes back on and says, the system won't let me place the order beacuase you got a TIVO rebate this morning on a new TIVO that was just installed. I hemmed and hawed and said, come on figure something out. She puts me back on hold and 5 minutes later a guy (her supervisor) answers and says "the system can't do the order, but after reviewing your account, I think you really need this." (I have 4 tivos 2 standard all premium packages and SundayTicket) I agree totally.

    He goes on to say, do you have a reciever we can replace? I say sure, one of the standards can be replaced. He does up the order as a "special replacement" not sure what that means.

    At any rate he says you have a two year comit, and have the new HD package 10.?/mo. - He scheduled the installation for tomorrow morning! and says your new HD-TIVO will be in his hands with a new dish a mega splitter and oh BTW, you can't have the rebate with this, but the good news is it's all free. FREE. The unit and installation! He said it was the only way he could put the order in at under $300.

    I'm about as happy right now as I have been in years! And I'm a happy guy to begin with.

    Now that's customer retention. Sorry for the rant, but I just had to share.
  7. Sep 8, 2005 #687 of 1232

    Anubys All About Footwork

    Jul 16, 2004
    er...I think you need to look-up the definition of "rant" ;)
  8. Sep 8, 2005 #688 of 1232

    alexcue New Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Tujunga, CA
    wavemaster, from what I've read, you're one of the customer's that trully deserves that deal, with your monthly outlay!
  9. Sep 8, 2005 #689 of 1232

    tellis100 Lurker

    Mar 17, 2005
    North Carolina
    Well, second time's a charm. Just got the 299 deal and 100 MIR. Added the $50 OTA antenna and free install. Thanks to everyone here, saved me a lot. Now time to get a HDTV to go with the HD-Tivo.
  10. Sep 8, 2005 #690 of 1232

    wavemaster New Member

    Nov 20, 2002
    Thanks guys.

    Yeah, the wife thinks we pay enough now - lol. I don't really care, I work at home and I like to know I can watch whatever channel I want.

    I got a nice HD widescreen last year and was just being a cheap yankee in regards to the programming (aside from DVD), I couldn't see having a reciever that couldn't record, and couldn't see throwing 1,000 on a device I figure will last 2-3 yrs tops. So I've been waiting. I almost jumped at the 500 point a couple of weeks ago and, well, it's just funny how things work out sometimes. Needless to say, I'm glad I waited.

    I am so stoked for NFL and it starts tonight, I am spoiled - what a day.
  11. Sep 8, 2005 #691 of 1232

    newsposter Poster of News

    Aug 18, 2002
    SE PA
    hope you meant 299 and not 699. Everyone else is getting them for 299 from dtv.
  12. Sep 8, 2005 #692 of 1232

    reubenray New Member

    Mar 4, 2002
    Is this deal going? I was about to jump when Katrina hit. Now it could be at least a month before I can get anything.
  13. Sep 8, 2005 #693 of 1232

    kr8z1 New Member

    Sep 28, 2003
    Geismar, LA
    I was told by CSR it would be good until at least 12/5/05
  14. Sep 9, 2005 #694 of 1232

    tellis100 Lurker

    Mar 17, 2005
    North Carolina
    Nope the first call to cust. retention quoted me $699 for the HD-tivo :mad: . Second call was $299, free install, $50 OTA antenna and $100 MIR . :)
  15. Sep 9, 2005 #695 of 1232

    Anubys All About Footwork

    Jul 16, 2004
    I got one for $299 plus $100 rebate...the CSR promised me he can give me a second one for $299 (no rebate)...I decided to do it, but the CSR I talked to now won't give it to me for less than $429 :mad:
  16. Sep 9, 2005 #696 of 1232

    epeters New Member

    Jun 17, 2003
    i'm probably going to get one of these this weekend. I think I'm just going to pretend that it doesn't have HMDI and use component cables based on what I'm reading in other threads about the HDMI problem.

  17. Sep 9, 2005 #697 of 1232

    jcthomas New Member

    Jun 8, 2001
    Canton, Ga, USA
    epeters: FWIW I have three of the HD TiVo's, all connected via HDMI and all working perfectly. When you receive your yet to be ordered HD TiVo, try both connection and see which you like the best, and be sure to calibrate each connection using the HD Net broadcast test signal. This will increase your PQ greatly.
  18. Sep 9, 2005 #698 of 1232

    deepthinker Member

    Oct 25, 2002
    DFW, TX
    Look at the sticker on the back left of the box that you get. If It does not have a build date anywhere on the sticker then you will be getting one of the newer units with a different connector on the HDMI card and more than likely will never have a problem with the HDMI. They obviously made a change to the connector/card because of all the failures. See my post about HDMI and New Observations.
  19. Sep 9, 2005 #699 of 1232

    justdefend New Member

    Sep 8, 2005
    Deal is still on!

    For some reason couldn't muster the $299 - 100 MIR but:

    $349.99 - $100 MIR
    $2.00 HBO and Showtime for 6 months (-$108)
    $5 off HD package for 6 months (-$30)
    + 24.99 shipping / handling

    Net cost: $136.98
  20. Sep 9, 2005 #700 of 1232

    hokiesvt New Member

    Sep 9, 2005
    I just bought a new HDTV and am trying to move from cable to DirectTV because I prefer the HD programming lineup on satellite. Have any new D* customers had any luck getting a price break on the Tivo HD DVR? I've talked to multiple CSR's and have had no luck getting them to budge from the $499 price - $100 MIR. My cable company will lease me a HD DVR for $10/month. I LOVE Tivo and can't stand the thought of using an inferior DVR, but for that difference in price I don't know if I can justify it.

    If I go with cable, are they any Tivo DVRs I can use to record HD programming?

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