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for those that don't have whole home DVR...

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by onebadmofo, May 28, 2012.

  1. joed32

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    WH is great, I sure wouldn't want to be without it. I had it set up unsupported for over a year but kept having having problems with my router dropping off the internet. To make a long story short I spent the $250 to get it supported and still had the problem. Bought a new router and everything has been fine since. I didn't need to spend the money but it is comforting to know that it's their problem if anything goes wrong and not mine. Running 5 DVRs and 1 receiver.
     
  2. RACJ2

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    I agree with this philosophy. They are squeezing us for every dollar of profit they can make, so why not do the same for them. I treat my personal expenditures like a business. Buy quality items, but keep costs as low as possible, leaving more money to do other things with.

    I'm not saying totally abuse DIRECTV by constantly asking for discounts. Just feel that they should take a long term good paying customer serious and honor their request for a special deal. It shows they appreciate your business and at the same time locks you in for 2 more years, win/win.

    And I do like having WHDVR. Its convenient when moving from one room to another and being able to pick up where you left off. Would it be nice if it had more features and actually let you just pause and resume, most definitely. Can you get by w/o WHDVR, I did before they offered it. I always recorded the same programs on both DVR's. Then when I wanted to move to another room, I noted what minute in the recording I was at. Then when I started the same program in the other room, just FF to that minute mark and picked up where I left off.
     
  3. Ira Lacher

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  4. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    It is one thing to beat a salesman up on his commission but it is quite another to chisel the company itself.

    If enough people pee in the pool, it will eventually turn yellow.
     
  5. RACJ2

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    Depending on the size of the pool, it would take a long time for that to happen. And, if you have the proper procedures in place to maintain the quality, its unlikely to happen.

    In other words, an awful lot of the 26,000,000 subscribers would have to ask for a deal, before it would turn their profits into the red or cause prices to go up. And they know who to offer these deals to, to keep excellent customers and maintain the high profit margins. Despite any deals being made, a 4% annual increase has become the norm with DIRECTV.
     
  6. onebadmofo

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    So let me get this straight: What a few of you are suggesting is basically since we could "afford" to do WHDVR, I shouldn't have asked for a deal and just handed them my money??

    And "chisel the company"?? They SHUT ME OFF early by 4 days, then when I called to tell them to re-connect me, they OFFERED me the deal. I really didn't "chisel" them down at all. It was their "welcome back" offer that generated in their system after disconnect. :mad:

    And for the record, if you aren't trying to negotiate pretty much "every service" you receive, you're wasting money. I had a plumber here a few weeks back. He came out, assessed my problem, quoted me 558 bucks to fix said problem. I said tell you what. "Do it for 500 out the door now and it's a deal. If not, I'll call around and get a few quotes". Guess what he did??:)

    I'm a capitalist. I'm also a small business owner. It's my job to treat my customer's great, and ensure that the business I do with them, will lead to "other" business as well. As such, I have given PLENTY of discounts to customer's to ensure I have not only given them a nice "deal" so to speak, but set myself up and my employee's up for referral's and future business by doing this. DTV is really no different.

    One more thing I'll point out: Quality, over quantity. I've been with DTV for 10 years. Not made one late payment. That should make me/you a very, very good customer to them. That alone, should have them doing whatever it takes to retain you as a customer. Guys like us are out there, but we aren't in the majority for the most part....lots of layoffs, and foreclusures the last 5 years mean lots of UNPAID debt....

    So, yeah glad I got a deal from them. Glad they came to their senses. And even more glad they cut me off early so the "welcome back" offer generated....win/win as far as I'm concerned.

    But you're arguement that "just because I can afford it so I shouldn't get a deal" is about as ridiculous and insulting as it sounds....to each their own, but I'll choose to negotiate everything thing I can. It's worth the effort and time IMO in most cases.
     
  7. Scott Kocourek

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    Last warning about staying on topic, I deleted the a couple but really could have deleted more.

    Please stay on topic and report those that don't rather than reply to them.
     
  8. mrdobolina

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    I love the whole home DVR, too, onebadmofo! Well worth the $3/month to integrate my 3 DVRs and watch on any tv. DTV gave me a great deal last year when I had it installed, too. They recognized my long history and responded when I asked for some incentives to renew. Next time I'm up for renewal, hopefully they'll offer me an HR34 at a great price. If not, I won't be upset because 3 DVRs is an awful lot of space, and 6 tuners to record on already has me never finding conflicts.
     
  9. wahooq

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    man i always get here AFTER the deletions...
     
  10. Ira Lacher

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    For what they wanted to charge me for whole-home, I discovered a workaround: I record the shows on all 3 DVRs. Thank you, DirecTV.
     
  11. onebadmofo

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    Very nice! It's a pretty sweet setup that's for sure.

    Glad you enjoy your's as much as I am enjoying mine! :grin:
     
  12. bwaldron

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    Cool, but we don't need any more shiznit in our household.
     
  13. Carolina

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    My hat is off to anyone that can find that much they want to watch on TV. I have D*'s top package and I find myself so often saying that there isn't anything on worth watching! Of course, that is not D*'s fault!
     
  14. onebadmofo

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    While I agree with that often, it sure is nice to have finally! :D
     
  15. Scott Kocourek

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    Every home is different, it's not necessarily how much there is to watch but the ability to watch where you would like.
     
  16. hdtvfan0001

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    +1

    While there is some truth to the post questioning the quality in content these days...the flexibility to choose when and where to watch have a major upside.
     
  17. gphvid

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    I agree here with this. I have WHV but with the "unsupported" wifi mode. This so far has been working for me for years and it is only maybe a couple of times that I hate not being able to set recordings on the "other" box. But then, I have the DirecTV app for Android as well as the online DTV account where I can set up recordings.

    So it is to each his own. My set up is not going to work for someone else in another completely different environment, but it works (so far) just fine for me and my family here.
     
  18. harsh

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    There's more than a few channels that DIRECTV doesn't carry and many of them offer programming that doesn't largely mirror all of the others. I'm surprised at how much alternative sports programming that DIRECTV doesn't carry.
     
  19. RocketMan972

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    Just got the HR34 for $99,to replace an older DVR.They also gave me NFL Sunday Ticket for free! I was out of contract so they would deal a bit.Free home install as well.
     

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