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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

    betterdan Icon

    May 22, 2007
    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

    itzme Hall Of Fame

    Jan 17, 2008
    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

    hilmar2k Hall Of Fame

    Mar 18, 2007
    I think the issue is the guarantee of an HR24, not the price.
  4. betterdan

    betterdan Icon

    May 22, 2007
    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

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2004
    Mill Creek, WA
    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

    betterdan Icon

    May 22, 2007
    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.

    I WANT MORE CowboySooner

    Oct 3, 2006
    Northern plains
    I purchased mine from a dealer and then was credited $200.00 by D*
  8. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

    Jun 24, 2007
    Northern VA
    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

    RobertE New Member

    Jun 9, 2006
    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

    Ancient1 Mentor

    Feb 13, 2010
    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

    mcbeevee 97% Complete

    Sep 18, 2006
    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

    mozartman Mentor

    Jul 1, 2006
  13. jeffloby

    jeffloby Legend

    Dec 3, 2005
    Knoxville, TN
    I have B Band converters that I will sell. I think I have 6 that came from DirecTV that were not used.
  14. mozartman

    mozartman Mentor

    Jul 1, 2006
    Thanks, I will keep it in mind.
  15. mcbeevee

    mcbeevee 97% Complete

    Sep 18, 2006
    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

    mozartman Mentor

    Jul 1, 2006
    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

    tkrandall Hall Of Fame

    Oct 3, 2003
    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

    elronh42 New Member

    Jan 16, 2011
    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

    matt New Member

    Jan 11, 2010
    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

    devildog820 Cool Member

    Jan 15, 2009
    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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