HR10-250 and MPEG4; Upgrade Offer

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  1. Oct 8, 2007 #661 of 1693
    dswallow

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    Technically you get the best of both words... the 2-year commitment AND a $299 fee for each HR20. And the added bonus is that you don't have any resale value at all for the $299 you paid since you don't own the equipment!

    At the moment you can get a TiVoHD for about $250; even at MSRP it'd only be $299.

    :p
     
  2. Oct 8, 2007 #662 of 1693
    Sir_winealot

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    Er....huh?

    So, the other definitely is not a maybe charge?


    :p
     
  3. Oct 8, 2007 #663 of 1693
    Jebberwocky!

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    I got three for free ;) of course only 1 commitment though.

    I conviently left off the resale value of the Tivo - not sure what the resale market is (in terms of % off of new) but I'm sure it isn't all that bad.

    I like to rebut anyone who complains about the committment fee/time frame. It's just one piece of the puzzle - of course as one posted claims, it prevents him from test driving the HR20.
     
  4. Oct 8, 2007 #664 of 1693
    Jebberwocky!

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    it could be a gift or a raffle winning ;)
     
  5. Oct 8, 2007 #665 of 1693
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    i have to know....any idea who is paying 1200 for a bone stock tivo? I cant imagine a single one going out the door at that price

    http://www.weaknees.com/directv-hd-dvr.php
     
  6. Oct 8, 2007 #666 of 1693
    milominderbinder

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    To go back to the topic of the HR10-250 and MPEG4; Upgrade Offer...

    Are people still getting the $99 and even $19 deals using the Get a Great Deal on an HR20 tips?

    - Craig
     
  7. Oct 8, 2007 #667 of 1693
    jfischer

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    Well, as to be expected, they're not doing the install today. They just called and said they don't have any dishes. They have the receiver, but no dishes. I guess sometime in the next week though they're supposed to get some more... :mad:
     
  8. Oct 8, 2007 #668 of 1693
    newsposter

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    19.95 but without ez 119 LOS unsure they will install..wonder if i'd get self install credit then?
     
  9. Oct 8, 2007 #669 of 1693
    xtopher_66

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    I have LOS issues with the 119 satellite as well due to tall trees in my backyard. The installer contracted by D* refused to even try and mount the dish higher up on my roof. I ended up hiring a local antenna installer to mount the dish and I've had good reception in the three years I've had it. All D* would offer me was a $100 credit, somewhat less than what I paid for the installation. I'm anticipating similar issues when I get the 5 LNB dish with my HR20 install next week.
     
  10. Oct 8, 2007 #670 of 1693
    newsposter

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    well he walked my entire roofline and said no go...but i'm betting in yard i could do pole mount no problem....thing is it was 8pm when he got here so i'm sure he didnt wanna do anything
     
  11. Oct 9, 2007 #671 of 1693
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    Hello, All! It's been a while since my last post and it's nice to see some of the "regulars" are still around!

    I have 2 HR10-250s and like many, am considering negotiating a deal for an HR20 and new dish for the new channels.

    I'm trying to figure out when my current commitment ends (it may have already) and can't find anything under my account at the DirecTV site or on my last paper statement. Do I have to call them to find out?
     
  12. Oct 9, 2007 #672 of 1693
    RS4

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    Yes, you do need to call, because they won't put the end date on the bill.
     
  13. Oct 9, 2007 #673 of 1693
    robnalex

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    The last changes I made to my programming package were in December 2004 and my 2nd HR10-250 was added in January 2005, so I'm thinking I my last 2 year commitment may be over.
     
  14. Oct 9, 2007 #674 of 1693
    bonscott87

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    That's a good way to think about it. When was the last time you added a receiver in your house? Add 2 years if it was HD or a DVR, 1 year if it was a standard receiver.

    So for me the last receiver I added was an HR20 in Sept 2006. Thus I have about 11 months left on my current commitment.
     
  15. Oct 9, 2007 #675 of 1693
    jimb726

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    Sounds like you are in the golden seat for negotiation. Just be prepared to have your bluff called if you are going to use cancelation as leverage. Also if you decide to switch make sure you get them to let you keep your HR10-250's. Then you can run all of the units, or if you like sell them and get some of the cash to offset any new fees you might incur.
     
  16. Oct 9, 2007 #676 of 1693
    tvl76

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    I called to schedule the free 5 lnb dish upgrade. I already had (2) H20's and an HR10, so I told them that I only needed the dish at this time.

    But after the installers failed to show up for the first scheduled install, and then when they did show up, they broke an irrigation pipe, left behind the empty box, packing and wire clippings, did not remove the old dish, etc, etc. My subsequent conversations with retention resulted in an HR20 for $0.00, MLB race to the pennant for $0.00 and HD fee waived for 6 mo.

    I was nice about it and so were they. I told them that I was aware of some people getting the HR20 for free and I would feel better if I could get similar treatment.

    I don't have a problem with the 2 yr commitment, D* is the best choice anyway.
     
  17. Oct 9, 2007 #677 of 1693
    milominderbinder

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    Wow. You should be golden!

    Here is a summary of the best ideas from people getting the deals:

    Get a Great Deal on an HR20

    Good hunting!

    Everyone, let us know how you are doing!

    - Craig
     
  18. Oct 9, 2007 #678 of 1693
    annenoe

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    Yes - I just got mine for $19 installed - including having to put in a new multi-switch and run two more lines into the house (to get dual tuners on both my new HR20 and my old HR10). Guy spent 3 hours here - for $19. Good deal.
     
  19. Oct 9, 2007 #679 of 1693
    Nick19711

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    I called earlier today and said "cancel" at the prompt. I talked to a nice guy named Edwin. I told him I was looking to cancel because I couldn't get the new high definition channels without forking out significant money (my best offer to date was $299 total to replace two HR10-250s). I was real nice; didn't threaten, just laid out my case.

    Edwin offered me two HR20's for $99 (total), plus HD service for free for the next year (saving me $120), PLUS 4 months of premier and Sunday Ticket for $50 a month (saving me $25 a month over the Plus HD DVR package I have now). I also keep the two HR10-250s.

    By my calculation i'm up about $80 over the next year, and I get Sunday Ticket for the rest of the year thrown in.

    I thought it was a very fair deal. They're coming October 20th. Thanks to all for the tips. (It took me about 4 calls over a two week period to get the deal I got.)
     
  20. Oct 9, 2007 #680 of 1693
    jfischer

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    I hope you meant HR20's, since the H20 isn't a DVR...
     

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