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Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by iamcrazy033, Dec 28, 2004.

  1. Jerw134

    Jerw134 Member

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    Wow, what an idiot! They're not supposed to put up a second dish, they're supposed to install a multiswitch.
     
  2. OneEyedWonder

    OneEyedWonder New Member

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    just got off the phone with the retention people. got my 2nd Dtivo for free (only paying the $15 s&h) with installation.

    the guy told me it'll probably be a 35 hour, but he wasn't sure.

    he also told me that you need a land based phone line for activation. i mentioned that i use a wireless jack for my exicting Dtivo, but that didn't seem to mean much. he told me the installer might not install it. I told him i'd take my chances.

    overall, i'm pretty happy regardless of the unit i get. $15/free is a great deal, considering I paid $99 a year ago.
     
  3. tarrkid

    tarrkid Cleans up nicely

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    Floyds...
    Talked with a great lady in Retention. She said that because...

    1) ...my contract is up...
    2) ...I've been a customer longer than that (1-1/2 years)...
    3) ...and I pay my bills on time...
    4) ...(and I'm sure being an MLB-EI subscriber helped, too)...

    ...she could get me up to a $99 credit after I buy my R10 at CC/BB...

    ...R10, here I come!! Woo-hoo!!!

    Thanks to everyone for the tip!!!
     
  4. GadgetJunkies

    GadgetJunkies Gadgets yeeessss

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    Floyds Knobs , IN...hmmmm there's a joke in there somewhere.:D
     
  5. tarrkid

    tarrkid Cleans up nicely

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    Floyds...

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    You're not kidding. Took me about 3 months of living here before I could say it with a straight face.
     
  6. rkramer48

    rkramer48 New Member

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    Whoa!!
    I still get looks when I tell people i used to live there!

    Graduated from Floyd Central High School in 1985.

    Lived in the Quailwood subdivition on Old Vincennes Road.


    Go Highlanders!
     
  7. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    is there such a thing as a nonpowered 5X8 switch?
    I had no way to get power to a powered switch so I ended up with a 2nd dish with my install as well.
     
  8. NHL1

    NHL1 New Member

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    Hey jerky

    I have 3 lines coming off my oval dish with a multiswitch..sorry to interrupt your atari game.
     
  9. NHL1

    NHL1 New Member

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    There is no way to get power to a powered 5x8 switch that is the other reason why the tech installed it.....Jerw134 needs to research and THINK before he post.
     
  10. tarrkid

    tarrkid Cleans up nicely

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    Floyds...
    Well, I'm originally from Gloucester, Mass (Go Fishermen!), but my kids will be going to Floyd Central (in 12 years or so).

    You know where the big Jacobi's is on Hwy 150 towards Galena? They stuck in a subdivision across the street, and that's where I am.
     
  11. Jerw134

    Jerw134 Member

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    Hey *******

    You didn't mention the fact that you already had a full multiswitch in your post. Don't get pissed at me because you didn't provide all the facts.
     
  12. Chimpware

    Chimpware New Member

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    Called up Retention as I was actually considering switching to Cablevision, free HD DVRs (gave me 2). They offered:

    1) Free SD Tivo, installed (Didn't want installed, but saved me shipping)
    2) $5 off service charge for 6 months
    3) 2 for 2 - $2 for Showtime and any other premium channel package (I chose Starz)

    All in all ended up cutting my D* bill by $30/month (replaced HBO/Cin with SHo/STZ) in additon to credit above, and they showed up the next day with an R10 (wasn't that thrilled as can't adjust functionality that easily on these, but it was free...).

    In the end I stayed with D*, was not that happy with SA 8300 HD functionality and operation from Cablevision.
     
  13. sigs21

    sigs21 New Member

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    In the Austin area they Gave me an r10..
     
  14. bnm81002

    bnm81002 New Member

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    are you saying that Directv gave you a free "HD Directv DVR Tivo" unit for FREE? that is a $999 unit, I highly doubt that D* would give those away for FREE and 2 to you, I think you're getting a Series 2 DTivo DVR
     
  15. Tonedeaf

    Tonedeaf New Member

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    No, if you re-read his post he says he got an SD Tivo unit. He did mention that Cablevision was giving him free HD DVR's.
     
  16. Chimpware

    Chimpware New Member

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    Yeah exactly, might not have stated it clearly, but Cablevision gave me 2 HD DVRs (SA 8300 HDs). D* gave me an R10.
     
  17. teeveeboy

    teeveeboy New Member

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    Got my freebie installed yesterday. It is a Hughes Series 2.
     
  18. Tier2Agent

    Tier2Agent New Member

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    You know the only problem with your logic is that we read these posts too. So when we get those calls & it is so blatantly obvious that they are reading the website word for word it doesn't go well. Also we don't transfer to retention anymore we can help you disconnect right away. So think twice about being rash & threatening disconnect.
     
  19. bnm81002

    bnm81002 New Member

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    it would be good to say who you are referring to here?
     
  20. topcats69

    topcats69 Master Lover:)

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    and I would say fine I don't need your service if your not to show u care about me and I will take 10 accounts with me over to dish or cable or phone VDSL video. and make sure it well know that thhe CSR are bad for not helping me.

    But, Thank god I never spoke to u and not all CSR have you bad attitude because if they did the company would go under.

    I awalys seem to get something from DTV if I have issues or need hardware and if I don't they explain why and try to make me a deal to keep me happy.

    Maybe it because of all the referral I sent to DTV about 50+ but I have nothing but good thing to say about DTV give me what I need

    But people should not cal just get free stuff and get pissed when they don't is not the CSR fault most of the time it the uper yelling at them about giving stuff away when tech there not suppost to.

    thant what I've been told by some
     

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