Poll: for those of us receiving the non-rebate "No strings" DVRs from DirecTV

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by DesignDawg, Jan 30, 2006.

What receiver did you get, and how was it delivered?

  1. R10, shipped directly to me (no installer)

    5.9%
  2. R10, brought to me by installer

    2.2%
  3. Non-R10 Series 2, shipped to me directly (no installer)

    80.9%
  4. Non-R10 Series 2, brought to me by installer

    2.2%
  5. R15, shipped to me directly (no installer) --It could happen.

    1.6%
  6. R15, brought to me by installer

    7.3%
  1. Jan 31, 2006 #21 of 617
    DesignDawg

    DesignDawg New Member

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    I should also add that mine was delivered DESPITE having been told specifically in the ordering process that the installer would be bringing it. Maybe I should let the installer come and see if he brings one with him? :)

    Ricky
     
  2. Jan 31, 2006 #22 of 617
    renov

    renov New Member

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    Jan 27, 2006
    Got mine. It's a Hughes SD-DVR40 shipped via FedEx.
     
  3. Jan 31, 2006 #23 of 617
    jim tressler

    jim tressler Member

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    Jan 2, 2004
    no love here.. get all the way to the end and then get the system error
     
  4. Jan 31, 2006 #24 of 617
    newbie101

    newbie101 New Member

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    Apr 9, 2005
    When I checked my order at DTV.com shipping status says: "NOT APPLICABLE"...I guess , mine will be delivered by installer. may I ask? is the installaton free ?
     
  5. Jan 31, 2006 #25 of 617
    DesignDawg

    DesignDawg New Member

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    Don't assume that means yours will be brought by an installer. Mine also says (right now) "Not applicable" under shipping, yet mine arrived this afternoon via FedEx.

    Ricky
     
  6. Jan 31, 2006 #26 of 617
    newbie101

    newbie101 New Member

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    Thanks for making it clear DesignDawg, I just saw your post on the other thread...I hope you are right.
     
  7. Jan 31, 2006 #27 of 617
    good.deals

    good.deals New Member

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    So. Cal.
    Hi everyone! Anyone know how long this offer will be valid? Or long it has been available so far?

    Also, I know that a DVR will take a dual tuner on my dish but what if I already have 3 tuners on my dish for my HR10? Can you have 5 tuners on one dish? What happens if I get two dvr's in my home on two tv's PLUS the current HR10-250 I already have on my main tv? Two dishes? Do I need to pay extra?

    I cant imagine six BLACK coax lines running down the side of my GREY house.

    Thanks!
    -Nathan
     
  8. Feb 1, 2006 #28 of 617
    MikeF

    MikeF New Member

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    Falcon, CO
    I don't recall their being an expiration on this deal (if there was it was Feb 28th), and says while supplies last (so they could pull it at anytime with that). The emails first came out last Thursday (look under the freebie thread around post 50 and you will see the first reports of the email and post 58 is the one with the email quoted in the thread. Sorry too lazy to put a link in here right now :)).
    For more than 2 tuners you have to have a multiswitch, and then the size of the multiswitch will depend on how many outputs you want / need. I currently have 2 DirecTiVos (4 tuners) so I have a 3x4 multiswictch (2 sat input lines and 1 OTA antenna input, and then 4 output lines to the receivers). Part of this deal is a free basic install. I've confirmed that they will be replacing my multiswitch to handle 8 lines out (I'll need 6 lines for the 3 DTiVos I'll have and have expansion for a 4th if I ever decide to do that). All of this is with a single dish that has a dual LNB feedhorn.

    As for paying extra, you will have to pay $4.99/mo for each receiver (not each tuner) over your first receiver for the mirroring fee, and then you have to pay a $5.99 per month DVR fee on the first DVR (there is only one DVR fee per account)
    Probably just 4 at most if you have dual/triple arm dish (5 if you have a OTA wire also). For me, only 2 wires (I use a diplexor to put my OTA line onto one of the sat lines).
     
  9. Feb 1, 2006 #29 of 617
    Finnstang

    Finnstang King of the North

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    Winterfell
    Ditto.
     
  10. Feb 1, 2006 #30 of 617
    grein002

    grein002 New Member

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    Nov 1, 2002

    I sent you a PM...

    -Scott
     
  11. Feb 1, 2006 #31 of 617
    morgantown

    morgantown DTV + Tvio = ;-)

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    Wild...
    Ditto.
     
  12. Feb 1, 2006 #32 of 617
    Mr2sday

    Mr2sday New Member

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    Anyone think they are trying to make sure everyone has one of these things before they up the prices?

    I just ordered one anyway. No rebate to get one for $16, sure.
     
  13. Feb 1, 2006 #33 of 617
    morgantown

    morgantown DTV + Tvio = ;-)

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    Wild...
    Since the DVR service fee is increasing to $5.99 for everyone on 3/1, I doubt it has much to do with the extra $1 of DVR revenue (if that is what you meant). More like unloading "out of date" equipment in the hopes of getting an additional mirroring/leasing fees, versus taking up space in storage or trash.
     
  14. Feb 1, 2006 #34 of 617
    McTivo

    McTivo New Member

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    Evanston, IL
    Ditto. Ditto. Hugues DVR40-R shipped to me via FedEx.
     
  15. Feb 1, 2006 #35 of 617
    scalo

    scalo New Member

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    Milford,...
    Has anyone who received their DVR via fedex also had the installer show up? and if so did the installer have another DVR with them? I called D* and got my tracking number for Fedex and was also told that an installer was coming out Saturday with another DVR. If you call to get your tracking number and they say they don't know what you are talking about let them know it is for the DVR Blowout Sale and they will find your tracking number.
     
  16. Feb 1, 2006 #36 of 617
    scalo

    scalo New Member

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    Milford,...
    I have a feeling that those of you that had your DVR4ME DVR's delivered by the installer (R-10 and R-15) are going to be receiving your other (40GB) one via fedex and then what is going to happen? are you going to be charged full price for the one you got from the installer or can you use the $100 rebate or what?
     
  17. Feb 1, 2006 #37 of 617
    jim tressler

    jim tressler Member

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    still doesnt work for me.. so I called directv - customer retention was no help, so I called the sales # - I got the rep to find the deal, but she could not put the order through.. so she transferred me to the group that could.. that fool says there is no such deal and I would have to pay $99 for the dvr, $99 for install and $15 for s/h.. wtf???? I was speechless.. lol
     
  18. Feb 1, 2006 #38 of 617
    scalo

    scalo New Member

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    Milford,...
    Maybe all CSR's should have to read the forums here in order to stay up to speed with us
     
  19. Feb 1, 2006 #39 of 617
    Goattee

    Goattee New Member

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    I ordered online yesterday-- thanks to this forum for cluing me in to the promotion.

    My experience: Firefox would not complete the credit card transaction. IE did-- with reasonable response time.

    Today I called the (888) number specified in my emailed order confirmation. They supplied a tracking number. The FedEx site does not yet recognize the tracking number. So I don't know what box I will be receiving.

    I checked the box specifying "relocating a receiver" even though I don't think I will need that assistance. I do, however, need additional lines to accommodate the two additional tuners.

    The rep tells me that the order already specifies that the installer should provide a multiswitch.

    I'll keep you all updated. (Install is scheduled for Feb 11th AM.)
     
  20. Feb 1, 2006 #40 of 617
    llowrey

    llowrey New Member

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    Nov 11, 2005
    I put in my order yesterday as well, but I had no problems completing the transaction using firefox.

    My install was originally scheduled for the 7th but I got a call today from the installer asking if I wanted to move the install to tomorrow. So, I'm now set for install tomorrow afternoon (Thu). The person I spoke with had no idea what equipment I would be getting.

    At some point in the process I saw something that said installs would be at least one week out because of inventory logistics. That makes sense if the are trying to deplete a certain stockpile of dtivos. So, given my install is now tomorrow... I wonder what I'll get!
     

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