If you received a free HD DirecTiVo from DTV recently, was it new or refurbished?

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  1. Leila

    Leila New Member

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    If you received a free HD DirecTiVo from DTV recently(only after March 2006),
    was it:

    (1) new or refurbished?

    (2) what is the date of manufacture on the back of the unit?


    I'm only talking about receiving one for free in a special offer or retention deal,
    NOT one received as a result of a defective unit replacement.

    Thanks very much for any info! :)
     
  2. codespy

    codespy Go A-Rod (Packers)

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    New in June 2006 via Retention.

    No manufacture date listed.
     
  3. tnedator

    tnedator New Member

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    Same here. New in June via Retention.
     
  4. Tonedeaf

    Tonedeaf New Member

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    New in June and no date on back of unit.
     
  5. bigmixx

    bigmixx New Member

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    Just got one yesterday. New. No date.
     
  6. reh523

    reh523 New Member

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    no poll?
     
  7. mr.unnatural

    mr.unnatural Well-Known Member

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    I'm surprised more people aren't getting refurbed HR10-250s under the new leasing plan. It could just be that no one's reporting it yet. I suppose DTV will continue to send out new units until their inventory is depleted. They're sending out the refurbs as replacements for faulty units reported by current subscribers.
     
  8. Jon J

    Jon J Curmudgeon TCF Club

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    Sorry. My replacement was new.
     
  9. kalphoto

    kalphoto New Member

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    Mine is new. Got it in June through retention.
     
  10. joed32

    joed32 New Member

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    I recieved a new one but had a problem with it. Sent it back and they gave me a Refurb. It's a leased unit so it doesn't matter to me. Works great!
     
  11. AstroDad

    AstroDad Like Death & Taxes

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    Mine is new. Got it through retention. I will have to look for a date on teh back when I get home.
     
  12. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL New Member

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    I got a new one thru Retention that had to be replaced. It was replaced with another new one.


    The newer units do not have a manufacture date on the back.
     
  13. whitepelican

    whitepelican Member

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    New in June. No date on unit.
     
  14. ddruker

    ddruker New Member

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    Just got a replacement under the retention plan last week. Refurbed.
     
  15. swartzentruber

    swartzentruber New Member

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    For those that have needed replacements for their replacements, how long did you wait before asking for another new one? Immediately? I'm not really comfortable having 2 in the mail at once, so I've been waiting. I got a refurb replacement for a OTA reception issue (no digital OTA stations will come in), and the refurb did the exact same thing.
     
  16. mr.unnatural

    mr.unnatural Well-Known Member

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    Ellicott...
    Was it in a retail box or a plain brown box? Getting a new unit as a replacement is highly unusual unless you returned it within 90 days after the original purchase. DTV will send you a new replacement unit under warranty but after 90 days you will only get a refurbed unit unless there are extraordinary circumstances (e.g., no refurbs in stock).
     
  17. andbye

    andbye New Member

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    Got a refurb unit in June but it did not carry a mfg date so I assume it has the new HDMI card
     
  18. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL New Member

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    I initially had my first HR10 replaced 3 times, each replacement was a brand new unit and 2 of the 3 replacements were well after the 90 day mark.
     
  19. deli99

    deli99 Well-Known Member

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    I got a new one last week, through retention. It came in a retail box, not plain brown.
     
  20. LlamaLarry

    LlamaLarry Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I am pretty sure that mine was a refurb as it had the words "Return" written on pen on the top. It also did NOT come with the HDMI or DVI/HDMI cables, but I did not need them. No manufacturer date so I am guessing one of the newer versions.

    Is there a manufacturer date on the inside (on the case or on the drives) like on the SD Units?
     

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