Trying To get a THR22

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by amseven11, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. amseven11

    amseven11 New Member

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    I live in the Atlanta area which isnt in a launching market but still trying to get one, I've tried directv directly which some have had luck but I did not. Are there any authorized retailers on here willing to help me out?
     
  2. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

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    Check out Value Electronics or Solid Signal.
     
  3. amseven11

    amseven11 New Member

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    tried both, not shipping til it goes national in Feb/March
     
  4. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

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    Hmmm. Folks at DBSTalk are reporting success by ordering through them. Check out the DirecTV/Tivo Forum there.
     
  5. amseven11

    amseven11 New Member

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    Spoke to them and got one on the way.
     
  6. dirk1843

    dirk1843 I'm your huckleberry

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    Wonder what the chances of a new customer scoring one this way are?
     
  7. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

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    From which dealer?
     
  8. amseven11

    amseven11 New Member

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    Directly from Directv, they had to "move me" to a city that would allow them to order me one and had the shipping address on the order to my actual address.
     
  9. Jan 4, 2012 #9 of 14
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    Bcairns New Member

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    We just got our first HDTV for Christmas, so we want to upgrade from a DirecTV standard DVR to the new Tivo HD DVR (I got my first Tivo way back when it was first released, and am really looking forward to having the Tivo interface and features back after all this time). We live in NY, so the Tivo would be available for us.

    DirecTV is saying the HD DVRs are $199 each. We need two of them....we don't have that kind of money at the moment, but I noticed that on their webpage they are offering a free HD DVR to new customers. Since we've been DirecTV subscribers since 2001, I figured I'd call and see what kind of deal we could get.

    When I called last week they told me they could knock the price down to $99 each for the two Tivo HD DVRs. When I called back today to see if they could do any better, they offered one HD DVR for free, and the other one for $199. When I pointed out that this was actually $1 MORE than the offer from last week, they said it was the best they could do.

    It's frustrating...we have been loyal customers for over ten years, want to upgrade to their HD service, but can't get a very good deal on DVRs out of them. :(
     
  10. litzdog911

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    I'm sorry, but one free new HD Tivo seems like a great deal. This thing has only been available for four weeks and they're offering you a free one.
     
  11. midas

    midas I heard that

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    If this is your first HD DVR, you'll likely also need a new dish and multiswitch to go along with it. If you can get them to do that for free, along with 1 free THR22, I'd say you've got a good deal.
     
  12. ncted

    ncted A leaf on the wind

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    You could always ask to speak to customer retention. Some people have more luck with them.

    -Ted
     
  13. HiDefGator

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    2 HD DVR's for $99 each is a good deal. Especially for an existing customer.
     
  14. Bcairns

    Bcairns New Member

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    Thanks for all the input~!! I appreciate it.

    Based on what everyone was saying here about it being a good deal, I went ahead and ordered the two TIVO HD DVRs for the $99 each last Thursday.

    Unfortunately, DirecTV were out of stock on any of the new Tivo DVRs in my area (Long Island, NY), so they have been back-ordered (but of course they charged my card already for them, plus the $19.99 "handling fee").

    Hopefully they will get some in before the Super Bowl :)
     

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