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Best place and price for HR24

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by betterdan, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. betterdan

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    I really want to get an HR24 DVR to replace our HR20-700 and wanted to know if anyone knew of any deals or coupon codes or whatever. I see Solid Signal has it for $199 as well as Weaknees. Weaknees has free shipping however while Solid Signal charges about $13.50. Anyone know of any codes to use at Solid Signal or Weaknees?
     
  2. itzme

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    Call Directv before you buy. Sometimes they offer deals that involve things like your history with them, and your agreement for 2 more years.
     
  3. hilmar2k

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    I think the issue is the guarantee of an HR24, not the price.
     
  4. betterdan

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    If they guarantee me an HR24 I'll sign up for 2 years since I'll have to do that if I buy one from someone else anyways ;)
     
  5. litzdog911

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    Don't believe them if they "guarantee" you an HR24. You'll get whatever is next on the shelf and they have no way to specify a specific model. Stick with an authorized dealer, like Weaknees or Solid Signal.
     
  6. betterdan

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    Yea I know that's why I was asking if anyone had any coupon codes or whatever for them to bring the price down a little more.
     
  7. I WANT MORE

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    I purchased mine from a dealer and then was credited $200.00 by D*
     
  8. The Merg

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    That is always a possibility. Check with DirecTV before you buy to see if they will give you a credit towards purchasing from a retailer.

    - Merg
     
  9. RobertE

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    Keep in mind that any box you "buy" from a retailer will be leased and subject to the same terms and conditions as one obtained from DirecTv.
     
  10. Ancient1

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    When my old receiver died, I bought a new HR24-200, as D* would not offer any guarantees as to what model I would receive as a replacement - or even whether or not it would be a new unit, or a refurbished one. I got mine through Amazon, from a dealer in Texas - I think the total cost was about $185.
    I did ask D* about getting a credit, and was told it couldn't be done. How are some of the users getting a $200 credit on their account when they purchase a receiver from someone other than D*?
     
  11. mcbeevee

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    You could try ebay or amazon marketplace and save a few bucks. Personally, I went with solid signal when I upgraded my HR20's to HR24's.

    :)
     
  12. mozartman

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  13. jeffloby

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    I have B Band converters that I will sell. I think I have 6 that came from DirecTV that were not used.
     
  14. mozartman

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    Thanks, I will keep it in mind.
     
  15. mcbeevee

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    B-Band converters are not included with new DVR's. If you need them, just call Directv, and they will send all you need for free.

    :)
     
  16. mozartman

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    Thanks mcbeevee.

    I had new HR24-100 set up before new year. When installer finished he couldn't get something to work. Then he said: "Oh, my fault!". Then he connected two B-Band converters and everything worked. My HR22-100 in another room also has two of those. I guess I will need them if I buy(lease) another HR24.
     
  17. tkrandall

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    After first getting that kind of story as well, I went to http://investor.directv.com/contact_cs.cfm and sent a nice message explaining what I wanted in terms of a whole home upgrade and a credit to offset my getting 2 HR24s from a local dealer. The advocacy teams then called me the next day and met me half way and gave me $100 per to offset each DVR, and also reduced the whole home upgrade fee by $100. Some have gotten better deals than that, but it was good enough for me.
     
  18. elronh42

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    I thought starting with the HR23 the B-band converters were not required anymore.

    Have you checked Craigslist, I found a couple of good deals on there.
     
  19. matt

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    The 23 series wasn't a start, it was an exception.

    With the current equipment (SWM that is) BBCs are not needed, so D* has no need to spend money on wide band tuners for the 24 series when millions of people won't need them.
     
  20. devildog820

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    I understand the way the lease works. However, I'm not in a contract right now. If I get an HR24, will that auto-enroll me in a new 2 year contract?
     

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