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Directv Giveaway

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by SPECIES11703, Jan 27, 2006.

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  1. SPECIES11703

    SPECIES11703 AllStar

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    I just got an email from Directv telling me that I qualify for a free reconditioned Directv DVR with Tivo. All I have to pay is the shipping. Has anyone else gotten an email on this promo?
     
  2. LeoGetz

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    Email..can you same scam? Be very careful of emails that are giving you things for free. What all you have to do is give them your credit card number? Is there a link to click, if so do not do it. Man in these times do you really think they are going to email you something that is free....? Again be very careful with emails from what look like D*, ebay, paypal, microsoft any company....

    Upadate...I see that some people say this is for real...I would be very careful like I said...Just seems very odd that they would just send out random emails and give stuff away.
     
  3. vic3435

    vic3435 New Member

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    I got same email it is from d*
     
  4. John Duncan Yoyo

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    Here is the link.
    http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/hw/Of...OMO_CODE=DVR4ME

    It acted like it was a valid DTV address.
     
  5. Ric

    Ric Godfather DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Just log into your account. Under My Equipment, select Add or Replace Receiver. Use Offer code DVR4ME
     
  6. lee1203

    lee1203 AllStar

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    thanks just order mine!!!!
     
  7. victor20170

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    Do you know the code for an R15 instead of the R10? Also you get to own this DVR right? It's not a leased one.

    Thanks,

    Victor
     
  8. LeoGetz

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    Wow I got one just incase I do not like my new R15. I already have 2 D*Tivo's ..this will make 3 and for $15 you can not go wrong.
     
  9. LeoGetz

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    Anyone know what model they are sending us?
     
  10. John Duncan Yoyo

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    This is for an TiVO refurb, a 40 hour unit. Just like my first TiVO.

    I have the upgrade hard drive ready and waiting.
     
  11. John Duncan Yoyo

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    Based on the description someone narrowed it down to one of these- Philips DSR704, Hughes DVR40, Samsung 4040 or RCADVR40. I believe they are all the same on the inside.
     
  12. Tom J

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    I agree that we should be suspicious of email offers. So I asked them about it.


     
  13. Kapeman

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    Just ordered mine. Now I need to find a good deal on a hard drive.

    Any suggestions?
     
  14. CygnusTM

    CygnusTM Cool Member

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    If I alread have a TiVo, I can just replace one of my non-TiVo receivers with this for no extra cost, right?
     
  15. John Duncan Yoyo

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    Yep, monthly charge wise It will be a wash. You are already paying the DVR fee and you need to deactivate the standard reciever.
     
  16. Slide

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    Is there anyway you can use this in conjuction with a standard h10 HD receiver to record SD and HD content?
     
  17. Wolffpack

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    The only inputs from these units being offered are the SAT tuners. No way to ship a signal from your HD to a SD DTivo. But then again, if there was a way it wouldn't be HD.
     
  18. twohourride

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    I couldn't see this anywhere on "terms and agreements", but does accepting this offer (I went all the way to the 'submit' button) activate a 1-year contract?

    thanks!
     
  19. Wolffpack

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    If it was for a DVR device I believe it's a 2 year agreement.

    EDIT: But maybe not with these "used" devices. Should always read the fine print.
     
  20. JLucPicard

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    The e-mail that was sent out says "No strings attached", however, after just getting off the phone with D*, I'm being told that what "No strings attached" means is no hidden additional costs. But since the DVR is one of their "Advanced Technology" products, then yes, there is an additional two-year commitment.

    I explained the "no strings attached" wording and the fact that nowhere in the e-mail nor in the ordering process did it cite their policy of the additional programming commitment, but after being on hold for ten minutes he came back with the fact that there may have been an omission in the e-mail.

    Bottom line, yes, there is a two-year commitment attached. The fine print on the e-mail did not mention a commitment, nor do I recall seeing it when placing the order (isn't it usually cited somewhere when ordering equipment on-line, fine print or otherwise???), but that is their policy.

    What I did find strange in my particular situation is when I asked how long my current commitment runs, he said November 2006. I told him that I did buy a second HD Tivo in August 2005, and was expecting my commitment would currently run through August or September 2007. He checked again - no, November 2006.

    Then (the poor guy) I had to go on and explain in light of that, then, I would need to rethink this. Adding a couple of months to my commitment was one thing, but if I'm looking at an extra 14 months essentially (over what I'm currently at), then I would need to weigh extending my commitment that long with whether I feel they will be able to live up to all the promises they are currently making (more HD, etc.) and living under their new lease-based business model. (I was very polite about it, though :D ).

    He was going to pass my concerns up the line in respect to this offer requiring an additional commitment, but not really mentioning it. I normally would have assumed there was one, aside from the fact that the e-mail says "No strings attached". Unfortunate wording on their part.
     
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