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DirecTV going back to "owned" receivers?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Camelot_One, Jan 19, 2008.

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  1. Camelot_One

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    This is almost definitely just poor fact checking on the part of the writer. I would love if it were the case because it then would mean that the price increase would turn into a price drop. But I just don't see it happening.
     
  3. HDTVsportsfan

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    I think she's mistaken. Unless something has changed over the last couple of days those are the upfront costs for leasing. To own the HD-DVR full price is something like 600-700 dollars, in that area somewhere.
     
  4. Xaa

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    Just an inaccurate article.
     
  5. HDTVsportsfan

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    She is pretty hot tho. :lol:
     
  6. njblackberry

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    Stunning that Kim Komando would not have correct facts. Just stunning, I say.

    Her columns are generally written for people who don't know any better.

    She just got caught here.
     
  7. Camelot_One

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    I thought it was just bad fact checking myself. Though I'm not sure how a switch to owned receivers would make the price increase(s) drops..... On my bill I have the $4.99 receiver lease fee, but then a $4.99 credit as well. So I guess my lease fee is $0. I still have the $5.99 DVR charge, but I seem to remember having that even on my HR10, which was fully owned.
     
  8. lmuehl

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    I believe , and I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong ;) , that the primary reciever is included with your package and is billed and then credited back. I'm not sure why ,must have something to do with accounting or something. Any way each additional reciever will have the 4.99 mirroring/lease fee
     
  9. veryoldschool

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    The first one is free. It's $5/month for additional ones, whether leased or owned.
     
  10. Pink Fairy

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    They really just need to change the name of the mirroring fee so people won't be confused on their bill and think they are paying a monthly lease fee!
     
  11. ProfLonghair

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    CMH
    Yeah, the first one's always free. That's how they getcha!
     
  12. curt8403

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    first rcvr is charged the same as other rcvrs (4.99 + tax) and then 4.99 credited back. that way you pay the tax (there is sales tax on a lease, but not a programming fee.)
     
  13. Pink Fairy

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    !rolling !rolling
     
  14. dervari

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    The only reason she still has a show is because she's pleasing to the eye. It's amazing how many "experts" out there tout their technological "expertise" and don't know the difference between a layer 2 and layer 3 switch. :)

    I remember listening to some computer talk show on XM late one night and the poor lady on the phone was saying she kept getting a 169.254.x.x IP address. The host was clueless and started telling her that it was probably configured on her router as a DHCP pool or a static IP on her PC. A 169.254.x.x address is an "APIPA" address (aka automatic private ip addressing).
     
  15. dtrell

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    wrong wronger and wrongest. i am attaching that portion of my bill exactly as it reads:

    12/28/2007XXXXXXXX7182Primary Leased Receiver - LeaseFee Free Rcvr($4.99)($0.31)
    12/28/2007XXXXXXXX7182Primary Leased Receiver - Charge$4.99$0.31

    as you can see, the tax is credited back...just as they could do with the "free" 3 months of movie channels....
     
  16. curt8403

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    that depends on the state. You get it back, I do not.
     
  17. Pink Fairy

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    Some people in certain states do have to pay the tax though.
     
  18. veryoldschool

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    And I'm sure they think it's DirecTV's fault too.... :lol:
     
  19. Pink Fairy

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    I suppose :p, but that is why the charge for the primary receiver is there.
     
  20. BattleScott

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    I thought she had a RADIO show...:confused:
     
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