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Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by suncom3, Aug 13, 2005.
Ok I cant seem to get that deal? 399.00 is the best
Ok I cant seem to get that deal? 399.00 is the best they can do then a 100 rebate making it 299.00 plus 14.99 shipping, that whole 199.00 deal seems to be over for a few weeks now,, Right? Or am I missing something?
I believe the rebate ends today, the equipment you buy has to be activated today (11/05/05) to get rebate.
Ok the rebate is extended, they can do 399.00 then the 100 dollar reabate making it 299 plus shipping.
Do you have a link on *D* of the extended time, could not see offer being listed.
Ask any DirecTV retailer, the rebate is extended through to the end of Feb 2006.
I Called last tuesday, I asked them about a deal on the HD Tivo, I already bought one myself for 999, and have 6 active recievers. They told em 499 plus 99 rebate. I asked them to look at my account and went on to tell them I have been a customer since 94, and Bill 1500 per year to DTV. I want a new Tivo and I don't want to pay such high prices anymore for Equiptment. I used the C word, and they gave me the following:
-200 credit on bill
- Plus free HD package for 6 months.
Not too bad.
I think you just flamed yourself. I have been with *D* for over 10 years and tried for months to get a deal, Explained how much money I had paid (OVER 10G) does not help. Got my deal by saying I would like the HR10-250 and had been 10 years. I asked nice if he could help in any way, had me hold for 10 minutes and worked it out. Do not go in it and get mad. They can make notes on you and never get anywhere.
SIX active receivers? Dang... that's a lot of tv....
I might get flamed for this, but...I can't quite understand the reasoning/logic behind threatening to cancel one's D* service if one isn't given the HD Tivo equipment offer that other folks were getting while it was still valid. I mean, were you folks already planning to cancel your D* service even before the HD Tivo offer came into existence? I can understand someone saying that they'll never buy an HD Tivo if they're not given the offer, out of principle...but to cancel their service because of it? What does not getting the HD Tivo offer have anything to do with how happy you may have been with D*, prior to calling? Geez...quite a few of you folks w/o an HD Tivo--or even some of you folks who bought them when they weren't as affordable--apparently got by all this time...now all of a sudden D* no longer is suitable for you unless you can get one for cheap?
most of the people here use the "cancel" threat in order to be bumped to the customer retention office...the people there have the authority to give much better deals than a regular CSR...
that's all...it's just a code word to get you to the people most likely to give you the best deal...after that, it's up to your powers of persuasion and a healthy dose of luck...
That's what I've noticed for the most part...but on the flip side, there have been posts by a few folks who actually did indeed cancel; now, if they cancelled solely because they weren't given the deal...
Is there any way to know if I can get HD OTA signal?
antennaweb.org say I am needing a Medium with Preamp and about 17 miles away.
I am in Marin, north of SF, CA and the Mtns. make it sucky.
I have been given the choice my the miss to choose XBOX 360 or HDTV-TIVO...
I am now leaning toward the TiVO...but I don't want to spend $300-400 and then only have a large capacity SD Tivo Box...
The best I could do was get them to offer $499 w/$100 MIR...
Well, plus free hdmi cabling, $5 off for 12 months, free hbo/showtime for 6 months, plus an offer of a completely free upgrade to MPEG4 when it comes out...
We didn't really talk about OTA or NFL.
While $400 is still way better than paying $1000 for HDTiVo, TimeWarner offers HDPVR for only $5/month. Doing a rough calculation, that means it would take almost 4 years for me to 'recoup my investment'. Considering I've only had my current DirecTiVo for about 3 years, it doesn't seem like an investment I would likely recoup before upgrading to something newer.
But mainly, I don't want to pay that much upfront anyway.
Sigh... maybe I'll try again next week.
I guess I should have pushed a little harder. I ended up getting new dish, HD, Tivo, two extra receivers, install, and HBO package for $2 per month for about $350. I thought I was getting a deal.
Will try to get something else also.
If your terrain sucks just go buy a HD tuner and a decent antenna and try it out. If you get a signal, then return the tuner and keep the antenna for you HD tivo. Pain to do but if you have mountains, it's your only financially smart choice.
Actually I did buy my box because I had quadruple conflicts so getting a OTA signal was just a nice bonus.
After 3 calls over the past 6 weeks, I finally got a deal I like. Here is what they gave me when I called this morning and told them I wanted to cancel:
Start off with a HD TIVO $499
- $250 credit to my account
- $100 rebate
= $149 for the HD TIVO
In addition, they gave me:
- Free installation
- Free OTA antenna
- 6 months free HD service
- 6 months $10 off HBO package (which I already have) $60 value
- Promise to upgrade to MPEG-4 HD TIVO in early 2006 for free
Of course, they asked for a 2-year commitment, which is fair to me. I tried to get NFL Sunday Ticket for the remainder of the year, but they said they couldn't discount that price.
The person I spoke with was very nice and didn't haggle too much.
Overall, I am very happy.....now I can go get that 50" Panasonic Plasma!!
Here's what I got yesterday...
I told them I was cancelling right from the get go...they transferred me and I told them because they wanted too much for their HDDVR? I told them I was going w/Adelphia....she went into a pitch on how their product was far superior. She said that TODAY they just announced additional saving for their hddvr. It was $499 - $100 rebate plus 6 months of discounts, but now the rebate is $200.
HD DVR - $499
Rebate - $-200
Premium Package credit of $20 per mo for 6 months - $-120
HD Package credit of $5 per mo for 6 months - $-30
Total paid - $149 plus tax....
Not too shabby....I asked her about MPEG 4 and she said it has been directv policy in the past for upgrades for directv to incur those costs. She also went on to say they were coming out with another type of HD DVR late next year which had networking capabilities...I was not paying much attention at the time, but she did say it would help prevent fraud and will also be able to record onto a dvd.
I asked about getting a 2nd HD DVR for my sons room and she said the best she could do was $499 - $100 instant credit.
make sure you watch your bill every month. those discounts tend to disappear afte 2 billing cycles. it's really annoying. you have to call back and basically haggle for them all over again.
It's easier because it says on the bill 20 bucks off....then no 20 bucks off!