Hmmm....is this right?? (long..sorry)

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by fredandbetty, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. Guindalf

    Guindalf Now with added dalf

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    What's the deal here? All I see from you is that you're on a D* bashing trip!

    I'm not necessarily a D* fanatic, but I chose them because they were the ONLY company to give me new customer status when I moved into my new house (I kept the same phone number as I had two homes ago where I was conned by a local company into activating Dish for a matter of hours before having it removed). E* wanted to charge me full price for the equipment and the install at the time whereas D* came out and installed for free.

    I have no choice as far as cable is concerned. THe local offering is all analog and very poor quality both in terms of PQ and service. Most of it is not even available is stereo, let alone HD.

    Thanks to this forum, I got a HR10-250 for free (yes, not just credits, but completely free. In fact, I even got $200 programming credit on top because the installer didn't show up when he was supposed to). Plus I got 6 months of Showtime, HBO for $2.00 a month for 6 months, $5.00 off my HD package and $5.00 off my programming package. I also got a Hughes HDVR2 AND an R15 for the grand total of $16.00 (with free installation and NO additional commitment).

    All I had to do in return is commit all that equipment to stay with them for two years, with the option to CANCEL AT ANY TIME AND RETURN THE EQUIPMENT TO THEM WITH NO PENALTY!

    Now explain to me where I've been "used and abused"????

    Simple answer, you can't.

    Now you're telling me to throw all that away and invest in a completely unproven DVR from a company that has a very poor reputation for existing products? You're off your trolley!


    Now go away and sulk. Read Dale Carnegie's How To Win Friends And Influence People, 'cos it sure ain't doing you any favors carrying on like you are!
     
  2. fastep

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    Unfortunately potential new customers wont be able to negotiate such an AWESOME deal on their HD DVR (you're AWESOME!).

    My posts are for them.

    Now - if you want to be HELPFUL - Please post your "techniques" on how to secure such an AWESOME deal after 3-1-06.

    I didn't think so........................................
     
  3. Guindalf

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    Thank you. Others have told me the same :)

    Oh really? And how many potential new customers come and join the TiVo Community before they have TiVo equipment? Huh?



    ...and your poisonous propoganda is "HELPFUL" is it?


    That's one heck of a crystal ball you have. Can you please tell me Wednesday's (or whenever it is) winning Powerball numbers?

    You know, this is no longer a discussion on D* vs E*. It's become a demonstration of how big an idiot you appear to be! I'm sure you're not an idiot, so why act like a preteen kid who's Playstation 2 is better than his friend's Xbox?
     
  4. fastep

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    Is this Rupert Murdoch? Come on now Rupie - You know that sticks and stones can break my bones but names can never hurt me........Now get back into that board meeting and order your people to do a competitive analysis! Also - make the 30-second skip functional on the new dvrs!!!
     
  5. fastep

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    Hey - I just called the 800 number - Maybe they just lied. Does anyone else out there have a usable phone that can connect to a toll-free number? If so, can you call to confirm or deny the information being presented in this forum. Thank you in advance.
     
  6. Guindalf

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    That's the best you can do?????

    I'm wasting my time - I actually thought you were going to put up an intelligent argument, silly me! I didn't realize that this was something for you to do while mommy was preparing your early evening feed!

    Come back to me when you grow up and can discuss things like an adult.
     
  7. dbish

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    He may me a troll but at least reading his posts is entertaining!
     
  8. Mr. Bill

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    I'm just curious... how has this Dish / D* hijack between you 2 addressed or helped at all the OP's THREAD issue that he requested help with for D*?

    Hmmmmmm??? :rolleyes:
     
  9. fastep

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    QUOTE=Mr. Bill]I'm just curious... how has this Dish / D* hijack between you 2 addressed or helped at all the OP's THREAD issue that he requested help with for D*?

    Hmmmmmm??? :rolleyes:[/QUOTE]

    Getting back to what I started to say before I was interrupted:

    Just thought the op would like to know that there are TWO satellite choices for a 250gb HD DVR.

    Option#1:

    The dtv HR10-250 starting 3-1-06 available through DTV for lease only for $749 up front. This unit IS OBSOLETE and runs mpeg2 only with local HD OTA. New mpeg4 HD Dvr (H20) not available yet. New unit is not tivo and has NO 30 second skip feature. (read about sd version of it (R15)). Once the HDTivo is activated, a mandatory two year lease begins. You can cancel with a penalty and forfeit some or all of the $749. OR........................................

    Option #2:

    Dish network VIP622 250gb, three tuner HD DVR. Unit available for lease only. Cost is $299 and NO CONTRACT with good credit. Cancel within 30 days for complete refund. This is new mpeg4 box so HD local available to most by 04-06. This is NEW technology so some risk involved but risk is minimized by NO CONTRACT.

    Dish offers all HD that DTV offers and in addition has all the VOOM HD Channels.

    Price for each service seems comparable. Some have said PQ for dish is better. No NFL Sunday ticket with DISH. That's the latest - I wish you the best in your search for an HD DVR!

    Contact Dish : 1-800-966-7147
    DTV: 1-800- DIRECTTV
     
  10. Guindalf

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    With apologies to the OP, whom I originally replied to with intention of helping, this thread got hijacked by the troll trying to bash D* and promote his own agenda.

    My original question about the 622 was actually a genuine attempt at gaining information - I didn't know about this clown's plans to promote E* at every opportunity - but I do now!

    I'm not a do or die D* fan, but I hate misinformation and downright lies, which this jerk seems determined to spread. Where did he get the figure of $749 for an HR10-250 apart from his own imagination?

    I refuse to go any further for this dummy. I'm wasting my time. It's like discussing philosophy with a two-year-old, but I won't let him poison everything he touches either.
     
  11. fredandbetty

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    september??!! wow!! thanks for the info!! i sent them another email already but also needed to upgrade my two older boxes ( rca) that i have had since i first got the service ( almost 10 years) and they even said that since the boxes are so old ( my words, not theirs) , i could have BOTH of them replaced for just the s&h charges ( $15.81 ) for TWO boxes ( COOL)!!!

    but doggone it if i can't get them to budge on the previous deall, i will definetely get one from 6ave ( even though my local installer has 80 hughes hd-tivo boxes, i know this because i called them and asked )!!!

    :) :)
     
  12. fastep

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    ????Uh, I called DTV and Dish.?????

    If you want to dispute my findings I'm afraid you'll have to put your pants on and go down the to the local convenience store and call for yourself. Luckily both companies have toll-free numbers.

    In case you missed it - call Dish @ 1-800-966-7147 and DTV @1-800-DIRECTTV.

    And remember- I'm rubber, you're glue. Whatever you say bounces off me and sticks to you!
     
  13. fredandbetty

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    thanks for the info guindalf, i really appreciate it! :)
     
  14. Mr. Bill

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    I would avoid the email and call Customer Retention directly at 800-824-9081. They have the power to do things the 1-800-Directv CSRs cannot do.

    Tell them to check the notes. Be polite, but tell them that you are REALLY annoyed now and are considering dumping the whole lot because you can get it way cheaper from Dish Network.

    Ask them what they can do to honor their end of the bargain that they committed to in the notes in your file. Be firm, be friendly, be calm, and insist they help you.

    Good luck!
     
  15. Guindalf

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    You're welcome. Once again, my apologies on behalf of this moron. Sorry too that I got sucked in. I should have ignored him in the first place!
     
  16. fastep

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    Hey fred (or betty) and guindalf - check out the latest on DTV pricing policies effective today. I hate to say I told you so but........

    There are none so blind as those that will not see.


    BTW (off the subject) Hey guindalf - what's with the name calling?
    Remember the "golden rule". It (like the truth) shall set you free!
     
  17. dbish

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    Maybe if your posts didn't read like a 12 year old paid lobbyist against Directv, he wouldn't feel the need to call you a moron. Stick to the facts and leave the childish comments behind (I'm rubber you're glue...what are you, 7?) and I don't think you'll have any name calling issues. Just because people don't agree 100% with your opinion doesn't mean they are wrong. There are millions of satisfied Directv customers that have no issues with their policies. I have been a Directv customer since 1997 and considering the issues of Picture Quality, Pricing, Reliability, and customer service, Driectv stomps on any other alternatives in my area. That is not the case for every area but certainly mine. Am I totally satisfied with their HD-Lite? No, but the alternatives for me are worse. Why can't you accept that there are many satisfied Directv customers out there. You act like it is your personal crusade to convert every Directv customer because you don't happen to like the company. Try to get over the fact that everybody is not going to agree with you all the time.
     
  18. fastep

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    So name-calling is ok when faced with facts? Come on - I can understand being bitter because YOUR choices are limited - THAT IS NOT MY FAULT!! I am POSTING FACTS and OPINIONS based on trial and error as well as research in an attempt to share my experiences.

    My message is for those that have a choice but don't realize it (like me four weeks ago). I am trying to help them.

    Don't be SELFISH and limit information because you think you're screwed and to hell with everyone else. Direct your frustration at DTV and\or your local cablecos.

    You don't have to "put up" with HDLite or DTV's new leasing policy that started Wednesday (or anything else for that matter). I merely responded to the OP's thread because I knew what was coming! And I was right!

    If you choose to "settle" - fine. It is your right! But please stay out of the way of those TRYING to help others that WILL NEVER settle for anything less than the best bang for their buck!!

    If you have solid information to contribute, do it.

    If you're just frustrated, take a pill.
     
  19. Guindalf

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    Please don't feed the troll!

    Fastep - you're an idiot AND a liar. If you have a grievance, take it up with someone who actually cares!

    Now, once again with apologies to the OP (which, incidentally had NOTHING to do with your issues), go and play on I-95 and take your idiotic lies...er, sorry, facts and opinions (yeah right!) with you!
     
  20. dbish

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    Ahh, the man with all the answers. Must be hard going through life the smartest man in the world. I hope your attitude get's you far in life. Have a good one.
     

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