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Free HD DVR offer at directv.com for long time customers.

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by bwil7105, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. Scooter22

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    Well, I decided to just give them a call and they upgraded me for the $20 shipping fee. They offered it to me for $100 but I balked and said that was too much and they ended up giving it to me for "free".

    Of course, they did add 2 years to my contract, but that's fine with me.
     
  2. Scooter22

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    Whoops, I forgot to refresh this page before my second reply. In other words, I didn't see your post until I quoted myself.

    Thanks! :up:
     
  3. mitchflorida

    mitchflorida Godfather

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    There is no rule that you have to accept anything the installer has on his truck. If you want an HR-24 , tell him so. If he can't get you one, just cancel the install and try again in a couple of months. You won't have extended your contract and don't have to get something you don't want.
     
  4. mitchflorida

    mitchflorida Godfather

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    By the way, the new Receiver isn't "free". It isn't a gift. They are locking you into two more years of contract and possibly higher monthly fees.
     
  5. Shockee

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    I just recently upgraded to Whole Home DVR service which included adding an additional free HR-24 DVR to replace an HD receiver. So I now have two DVR's (the new HR-24 and an older HR-20)and one HD receiver unit. There was no cost for this equipment upgrade.

    I asked about the new HR-34, but they wanted full price for one and I wasn't in a mood to try to argue about it. Plus, the two DVRs combined give me 4 tuners and the new HR-24 has a 500g hard-drive. That's plenty sufficient for my viewing habits. They did stick me with a new 2-year contract but I don't mind since I have been with D* for 12 years and will probably will never leave them.
     
  6. mitchflorida

    mitchflorida Godfather

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    A couple of questions:

    If you are in the living room, how do you have the bedroom DVR tape the show?

    Was there any shipping or install charge?
     
  7. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

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    You can do it with a computer, smartphone app, iPad app etc. Not from the other DVR directly.
     
  8. jmillecpa

    jmillecpa Mentor

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    I have been thinking about the 2nd DVR. I currently have HR24-500 and H24 receivers. I have never liked the functionality on the H24 receiver. The HR24 has been flawless for the last 2 years.

    Extending my contract for 2 years for an unknown possibly refurbished receiver is a non-start for me. I can buy a new second HR 24 for less than $200. When I activate it will it extend my contract?
     
  9. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

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    When you lease and then activate it, you will add two years to your contract.
     
  10. Rich

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    Don't you find it amazing how advertisers use the word "free"? Can't be free if it's encumbered.

    Rich
     
  11. bwil7105

    bwil7105 New Member

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    I ordered the freebie HDDVR and I got a HR24-500. I am very happy with that.
     

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