hd tivo MAJOR price drop today

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  1. Sep 9, 2005 #701 of 1232
    newsposter

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    Well they are so slow..I'd buy it now, lock in your low price and just schedule install a month from now. I'ts how long it takes to get it sometimes anyways.
     
  2. Sep 9, 2005 #702 of 1232
    jes218

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    I'm in the same position.

    My CSR said that you need to be a "current" customer. Then he "suggested" that I sign up for their free install, etc, and after I'm up and running, just call back for the upgrade as a current customer.

    He assured me that there was no minimum time you had to be a customer to qualify for the 299 -100 deal.

    Hope it works...
     
  3. Sep 9, 2005 #703 of 1232
    hokiesvt

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    I have a friend who has been a D* subscriber for 2 years. He does not have an HD-compatible TV, and is offering to call D* and see if he can get the HD Tivo for $299 deal, then I could buy it off of him. Are there any complications that I'm not thinking of that would prevent this from working?
     
  4. Sep 9, 2005 #704 of 1232
    Tater

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    They will only install to his address as far as I know, you will probably have more issues then that though...

    Also for anyone getting this offer make sure you get the subsription deals noted in your account and get a badge number. Once I got everything installed I had to call back and talk to a CSR to get the HBO, Showtime and HD packade deal again. They said nothing was noted in my account, but they looked up my info and said we can do that... it actually worked out a little better, instead of getting Showtime for $2 a month for 6 months I got it free... "Where's my two dollars, I wnat my two dollars!!!"
     
  5. Sep 9, 2005 #705 of 1232
    hokiesvt

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    How difficult would it be for me to install it myself? Isn't this what people do when they buy the DVR from Best Buy or another retailer?
     
  6. Sep 9, 2005 #706 of 1232
    Runch Machine

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    If you are handy, installing a dish is easy. I've done several. The first one was the hardest though. I didn't realize that I was aiming the dish at a signal that is only about a quarter of an inch across. If you don't hit it you get nothing. It's not like aiming a TV antenna where if you get within a couple of feet you get a signal. With a dish, you have to be almost right on.
     
  7. Sep 9, 2005 #707 of 1232
    Anubys

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    yes. the deal comes with a commitment of 2 additional years and is contingent on him activating the unit...It's a risk that D* will let things go as someone else activate it...
     
  8. Sep 9, 2005 #708 of 1232
    Goeers

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    My installer is scheduled to come out tomorrow morning for my HD Tivo and OTA antenna. Only bad part, I still haven't received my Samsung HD TV yet. I probably will not get the Samsung for another 10 days or so.

    Am I going to have a problem with this install since I don't have an HD TV for the installer to 'use'?

    I don't want to have to reschedule as they've told me the next available install date is more than 4 weeks out. :rolleyes:
     
  9. Sep 9, 2005 #709 of 1232
    Hootydog

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    Existing customer here.
    Just hung up
    $299
    $14.95 install
    $100 MIR
    $5 discount on service for 6 mo's
    HBO and Showtime for $2/mo for next 6 Mo's

    :D
     
  10. Sep 9, 2005 #710 of 1232
    robertwhee

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    Well after 2 more calls I finally got mine approved. HD DVR 299.00 with 100 mail in rebate... The hold was I got a free tivo box 3 months ago and they said I wasn't allowed another deal like that but since I mentioned this post they would honor it. Direct TV has great customer service....
     
  11. Sep 9, 2005 #711 of 1232
    newsposter

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    No issue at all. Just use your S video and make sure you have a signal on all 3 birds before he leaves. What tv you have means nothing to them. It's just a picture box
     
  12. Sep 9, 2005 #712 of 1232
    Goeers

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    Cool... thanks for the info. I wasn't sure if the OTA install was going to require an HDTV or not... I've never seen the setup menu on the HD Tivo before, so I assume there is 'something' in there to show OTA signal strength along with the Sats, correct?

    Thanks again!
     
  13. Sep 9, 2005 #713 of 1232
    newsposter

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    Yes this is my 1st day with box so I played. When you setup you can choose sat/ant or just sat. And if you want, you can have the tivo scan for OTA channels. Even if you get zip signal, it will load the guide data so you can see what channels you would get. I didn't put up an antenna yet. I was amazed that the channels also have sub channels, even if some was junk.
     
  14. Sep 9, 2005 #714 of 1232
    Anubys

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    yes, he will be able to check OTA, and even pick up the HD OTA feed, he just won't be able to show it on your TV in HD...he can set the output to 480i which will downconvert the HD OTA to something your current TV can handle...so you will know that you are getting the OTA HD and you will know that you are getting the D* HD channels...

    the ONLY problem you're facing is you won't know if the HDMI port is working on your HD-Tivo since you won't be able to test that until you get your TV...
     
  15. Sep 9, 2005 #715 of 1232
    Goeers

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    Thanks for all the info... puts my mind a bit at ease.

    Here's a question I have... How long is the HDMI cable the comes with the HD Tivo?
     
  16. Sep 9, 2005 #716 of 1232
    Anubys

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    off the top of my head, I think 6 feet...I don't remember it being as short as 3, so 6 sounds like the right size...
     
  17. Sep 9, 2005 #717 of 1232
    newsposter

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    In my unopened bag it appears 6 looks good. No way it's just 3. No need to open it yet. Gotta hope santaclaus is good to me some year.
     
  18. Sep 9, 2005 #718 of 1232
    MickP

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    I got my second HD unit yesterday for $299 plus $120 credit, plus off air antenna installation for free. Tech comes tomorrow to install it all. Hopefully the off air antenna works better than my basic antenna which doesn't work worth a damn since I moved to Reno.

    Unfortunately I just bought my first unit acouple of months ago for $499 and some credits, but such is life.

    Anyway thanks again to this thread for getting me the deal.
     
  19. Sep 9, 2005 #719 of 1232
    TheRatPatrol

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    So how come BB and CC can't sell this thing for $299.00? I'd buy it there for 299 even without the 100 MIR.
     
  20. Sep 9, 2005 #720 of 1232
    edrock200

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    Sweet deal, thanks OP. Anyone gotten 2 outta this deal? I'm building a theatre in the basement and wouldn't mind grabbing another to have it ready. If you have please post your experience and/or PM if you have time. TIA.
     

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