is anyone getting (or already have) the new d* hd-dvr (hr20-700)?

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by hyimted, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. ethanjacejacob

    ethanjacejacob New Member

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    I called retention and they offered me a hr20 for $150.00 off. Is that much of a deal?
     
  2. hyimted

    hyimted sugartastic t. love

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    that seems pretty good to me ... i think they're retailing for about 300.
     
  3. jamesbobo

    jamesbobo with a grain of salt

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    I'm getting MPEG2 HD locals through Direct TV, they have not been turned off in the NY market. I did say I wasn't getting the HD package so I'm not getting ESPN, Discovery HD, etc. I do get HBO and Showtime HD since I subscribe to those services.
     
  4. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Done.

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    Mine shipped last night. It will arrive tomorrow although I'll be out of town :( until Sunday.
     
  5. JLWINE

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    This was my experience with the HR20:

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=315744
     
  6. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    I currently have no need for the HR20.
     
  7. Chuck_IV

    Chuck_IV Active Member

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    FYI, Best Buy changed their price to $299 online also, but shows them as "Sold Out". However they are showing as available at select store, if you check inventory(although I dunno if they will sell them at the moment, with the supposed recall).

    Neither do I and don't wanna give my HD Directivo up, if I can help it. When it comes to Directv making me get an H20 in order to continue receiving the programming I already receive, they had better provide an H20 for free, otherwise, they are gonna lose me as a customer.
     
  8. hyimted

    hyimted sugartastic t. love

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  9. JLWINE

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    Yes, however it is like buying a new car today and them telling you that sooner or later you will actually be able to roll the windows down not exceptable in my opinion.
     
  10. hyimted

    hyimted sugartastic t. love

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    :D
     
  11. mtnagel

    mtnagel Well-Known Member

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    Since you guys were so good about answering my noob HD questions before, I have some more.

    If I don't pay the $10 for the HD package (with TNT, etc), do I still get the locals in HD? Is there a cost? Probably 80% of the time, we watch the locals and rarely would we watch the channels in the HD package, so I don't think the $10 is worth it.

    For football on Sunday. I subscribe to Sunday ticket so I can watch my Bills get beat every weekend. I know you need to subscribe to the Superfan thing to get the games in HD (correct?), but if the Bengals are playing on the local channel, will I get that in HD (assuming it's broadcast in HD)? I don't really feel like paying $100 to get the Bill's in HD, but it would be cool to get one game in HD. Of course I might want to pay the extra after I see the Bengals in HD.

    I'm confused about the new leasing thing. So first, if I pay $300 for the HR20, I still don't own it? At the end, if I switch to a new unit, I have to give it back to them?

    About costs - I have two SD DTivo's, so I pay the Tivo fee and I pay for the second receiver. How will that change if I replace one SD Tivo with the HR20?

    Thanks for the help guys? I think I'm almost ready to make the HD plunge.
     
  12. ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

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    Yes. Hd Locals are tied to your SD Local subscription.

    Yes, you would still get your local broadcast of the game, in HD.

    Lease, yes.. in theory you will have to give it back... but until that time comes, really don't know for sure if they are going to ask for it back.

    ZERO change in your overall bill.... okay, maybe a $1... if you are still at the $4.99 DVR rate vis the $5.99 DVR
     
  13. hyimted

    hyimted sugartastic t. love

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    earl - do you know if d* is broadcasting local hd for sacramento yet? i also heard they're only doing the major networks (abc, nbc, cbs). or do you know of a link where i can confirm?
     
  14. ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

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    Yes, Sacramento is broadcasting HD-Locals

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=54698

    Most areas are ONLY the major 4 (abc,nbc,cbs,fox) (I think there are 1 or 2 that have CW, and PBS).

    Some areas only have less then the 4...

    However, I don't know of a website or list that maintains that information
     
  15. mtnagel

    mtnagel Well-Known Member

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    Awesome! Thanks!

    Maybe you can answer this Earl. I've started reading the "What deals are you getting" on dbstalk, but it's long! Like I said, we have the two SD DTivos that I own. What are the chances of getting a deal on the HR20? I'm willing to pay the $300, but of course I'd love to get it cheaper or even free, but will they they do that with only having the SD DTivos?
     
  16. Sherman67

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    I was thinking of doing the same thing. I called D* to ask and I was transferred to Retention. I told the rep that I was planning to switch to Fios TV (which is what my plans really are) and wanted to confim if I can subscribe to Sunday Ticket without having any type of package. I was told that I would have to have a basic Total Choice package to keep Sunday Ticket. He then offered to upgrade me to the HR20 for $99 each. He said that I could keep my HR10s. Fios was looking good to me, but I gotta have Sunday Ticket.
     
  17. hyimted

    hyimted sugartastic t. love

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    thx earl.

    one last (i promise :D ) question. do you know how many coax lines have to come off the 5lnb dish to this box? i thought it was only two ... but someone told me they thought it was three ... which doesn't make sense cuz it only has 2 sat inputs in the back.
     
  18. ebonovic

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    Right now I know those that have an HR10-250, can get it for $99 and keep the HR10-250. I am sure you could get a similar "credit" and the get the unit a little lower then the $299.
     
  19. ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

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    That is what they all say... just one more question.

    2 SAT fees from the AT9 to the HR20.... You will want to run a 3rd line from an OTA antenna to the HR20, to pick up any other OTA Digital stations in your area, not broadcasted by DirecTV.

    However, I highly recommend that you run all 4 lines from the AT9 at installation time, even it they are just left "unconnected" inside the house.
     
  20. hyimted

    hyimted sugartastic t. love

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    i think i'm okay there. my house is new and i had coax lines home-run from the exterior into my master closet ... i have a multi-switch from there to route to every room. the problem is i only planned for two coax outlets in my media niche and master bedroom. dang!

    thanks again for all your help! :up:
     

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