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lancelot said:
Hey guys, today the price has been reduced to $79.
Not bad 79 just to have it in your possesion temporarily untill you have to give it back someday + 2 more years on commit. I am out of my commitment HMMMM Is it worth 79 for 1 more tivo and 2 more years.
 

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magnus said:
If you have to pay anything beyond the monthly lease fee... then it's a ripoff. I never understood paying $299 for the HR20 and still only getting to lease it. If you're leasing it then there should only be the monthly fee and that's it.
Car leases are that way also. XXXXX due on signing. The price you pay goes to the retail outlet you get it from( I assume). I wonder if you have to activate right away as well. Like you did in the old days. I would like to buy one and hold it for a while. But i am sure in the agreement there is something that says it has to be activated within 30 days or some such crap.
 

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Whew Almost made a boo boo! I assumed because i went through the purchase without a D* Account # I could activate whenever i wanted. But in the lease agreement it states must activate in 30 days or get hit with a 150 dollar charge. Also it says this.


YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU HAVE NOT PURCHASED THE DIRECTV EQUIPMENT, YOU DO NOT OWN THE DIRECTV EQUIPMENT AND THE DIRECTV EQUIPMENT MUST BE USED AND RETURNED TO DIRECTV STRICTLY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS OF THIS EQUIPMENT LEASE ADDENDUM AND THE DIRECTV CUSTOMER AGREEMENT


So it is a Lease for sure. Thank god I cancelled right away. They dont need your D* # just your Credit card # Which they will bill you if you dont abide. WHEWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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lancelot said:
Hey guys, today the price has been reduced to $79.
Let me know when its down to $0 including shipping. Since I don't own it that is how much i am willing to pay :D :D

Considering the fact that 1. It is only a 40 hour and 2. If i modify it to have more capacity and have to someday give it back and they can charge some outrageous fee for voiding the warranty it is not worth even 79 bucks.

I will wait with bated breath for my S4 fantasy Directivo. CC can keep this I am happy with my 40 hr tivo converted to 447 hours( Although it may(Will) die someday and i have the original drive so i can start all over again)

Or I may have to sink to the bottom of despair and usa a GULP %^%$#@#$#$# Directv POS.
 

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lancelot said:
Billy Bob Boy said:
Not bad 79 just to have it in your possesion temporarily untill you have to give it back someday + 2 more years on commit. I am out of my commitment HMMMM Is it worth 79 for 1 more tivo and 2 more years.[/QUOTE

Well, that's somnething to think about. Att U-verse just came to my area, so I was thinking about giving it a try, but I still have a ways to go on my commitment.
I would LOVE an alternative to D*. Unfortunately where my home is located on the property All I can get is Satellite and since Dish is out I am screwed until some form of entertainment comes to my area Via Phone lines( Something GOOD)

My situation is the nearest alternative is Comcast and the nearest comcast box from my house is close to 1/4 mile away.(Huge property). If i was willing to spend like 10,000 comcast would wire me up :eek: :eek: ( Not worth it) My only options at the moment are D* And Dish. D* is the lesser of 2 evils :up:
 

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sven_kirk said:
The "activation within 30 days" was standard even before the lease/own debacle.
True but at least it was YOUR Machine to do with as you please. ;) :) :cool:
 
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