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. Feb 1, 2006 #41 of 617
    DesignDawg

    DesignDawg New Member

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    I just called to cancel my install (since I've already gotten/done it), and they were completely dumbfounded. They have no idea what's going on. Weird.

    Ricky
     
  2. Feb 1, 2006 #42 of 617
    Finnstang

    Finnstang King of the North

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    Winterfell
    Maybe nothing if D* is drop shipping the receiver to you and not having the installer bring one. If the installer doesn't know what you are getting, this seems to be the case. Have you called D* to see if they can tell you if it was shipped directly to you? If not, call and tell them you ordered one online from the TiVo Blowout sale.
     
  3. Feb 1, 2006 #43 of 617
    scalo

    scalo New Member

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    I have a feeling that they were all shipped directly to the customer. I also have a feeling that D* and the installers are not talking to each other and the installer thinks they are supplying the D*Tivo
     
  4. Feb 1, 2006 #44 of 617
    Finnstang

    Finnstang King of the North

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    Winterfell
    That could be since they are obviously not mentioning the sale or how it works to the CSR's.
     
  5. Feb 1, 2006 #45 of 617
    llowrey

    llowrey New Member

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    Ha, this is going to be interesting. I called and got my tracking number. The FedEx site lists the ship date as today (Feb 1) and the estimated delivery date as Friday (Feb 3). The installer is going to show up tomorrow afternoon (Feb 2).

    Fortunately, I work from home and can play this game. If I had to ditch work for this I would probably be more than a bit annoyed.
     
  6. Feb 1, 2006 #46 of 617
    wmacson

    wmacson New Member

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    When did you order yours?
     
  7. Feb 1, 2006 #47 of 617
    llowrey

    llowrey New Member

    15
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    Nov 11, 2005
    Tuesday, Jan 31 ~5pm CT. On-line.
     
  8. Feb 1, 2006 #48 of 617
    Goattee

    Goattee New Member

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    Nov 26, 2003
    Poof! Since my last post, the shipping details have emerged. Scheduled delivery is Feb 7 for my Feb 11 install.
     
  9. Feb 1, 2006 #49 of 617
    andbye

    andbye New Member

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    Posting again because I got still a different status. Online status changes from day to day -- first said "shipped"; later said nothing, never said "not applicable" Later said shipped again. Always showed Friday install date. Called local Irondwood installer. He says he has invoice to bring me a DVR on Friday and it will be an R15 because that is the only model he has in stock. Called the status number at D* again saying I wanted what was offered (not R10 or R15) and told them the installer had only R15s Finally he said he would Fedex one to me that was an older model TiVo but might be an R10. Here is what is different -- he said it would come in one of those prepaid return boxes and I should send back the receiver I am replacing. That is okay if it results in getting a dtivo. What is the phone number that provided the tracking number?
     
  10. Feb 1, 2006 #50 of 617
    llowrey

    llowrey New Member

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    Nov 11, 2005
    1-888-355-7530
     
  11. Feb 1, 2006 #51 of 617
    Finnstang

    Finnstang King of the North

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    Winterfell
    I called the Sales Support # listed on the Order details screen at the top.

    Edit:
    Yep that's the one.
     
  12. Feb 1, 2006 #52 of 617
    mrpope

    mrpope Well-Known Member

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    i would like to be clear on this, all we have to do is sign up, pay the 16 bucks and we get another tivo unit? the fine print says we have to activate the dvr service. if we already have on our account can we just order it and shelve it for a back up?
    thanks
     
  13. Feb 1, 2006 #53 of 617
    Finnstang

    Finnstang King of the North

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    Winterfell
    To be safe, you might want to activate it and deactivate it the next day, but other than that possibility, you are correct.
     
  14. Feb 1, 2006 #54 of 617
    huhwha

    huhwha New Member

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    Got my Hughes SD-DVR40 shipped via FedEx yesterday. Installer due tomorrow. I woulda canned him, but I need another coax to the bedroom - only a receiver up there now.

    I fired it up and, of course, only got Sat1 input, but seems to work fine. I'll have him run the cable and activate it and life should be good.
     
  15. Feb 1, 2006 #55 of 617
    wmacson

    wmacson New Member

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    Thanks. I ordered mine about 2 hours before you then and mine still doesn't show up in FedEx tracking as having shipped. Weird.
     
  16. Feb 1, 2006 #56 of 617
    JohnTivo

    JohnTivo Member

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    Carlsbad, CA
    Did anyone read the terms and conditions listed on the offer page? No where does it say that your committment to Directv will be extended for an additional two years. Maybe I missed it somewhere else on the page...
     
  17. Feb 1, 2006 #57 of 617
    Goattee

    Goattee New Member

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    Nov 26, 2003
    It is better than that. The Terms and Conditions say:


    You are not obligated to continue your subscription to DIRECTV programming for any specific duration.
     
  18. Feb 1, 2006 #58 of 617
    The Flush

    The Flush Not So Notable Member TCF Club

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    Hughes SD-DVR40 received today by FedEx. Thankfully no R10 or R15. I'll let the installer show up as planned on Saturday just for the new multiswitch and 75 feet of RG6. I'll go ahead and hook it up with one tuner tonight. Also received 2 Netgear FA120s and and 2 100 ft Cat5 cables today. Hope to get this DVR40 and my DSR708 Zippered this weekend as well. Thank God someone kept outbidding me on Ebay for the Weaknees DSR7000s I was bidding on. Whoever it was just saved me at least $50 (after buying remote).
     
  19. Feb 1, 2006 #59 of 617
    Goattee

    Goattee New Member

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    :confused: What does "zippered" mean?
     
  20. Feb 1, 2006 #60 of 617
    bengalfreak

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    Check out this thread in the underground. You gotta get it.

    The Zipper
     

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