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Free HD for life (24 months for existing subs)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by DavidMi, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. Jun 5, 2012 #1961 of 2476
    goinsleeper

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    New subs and existing subs pay the same for Directv. New subs possibly get discounts for the first year or whatever the offer is. The charges are still the same reguardless of the discounts. New subs and existing subs with hd will both see "advanced receiver hd" which is just another way of saying 'HD access" which is what is said prior to the February price increase.
     
  2. Jun 5, 2012 #1962 of 2476
    goinsleeper

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    The point is, D* charges $10 per account with HD programming. They do not charge $10 per HD receiver. Comcast in my area charges $8 for HD. The difference being $8 per hd receiver on the account which quickly adds up.
     
  3. Jun 5, 2012 #1963 of 2476
    Shades228

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    IIRC the promotion didnt' start until 6/11 so it would be July as the first bills that this credit no longer applies to.
     
  4. Jun 6, 2012 #1964 of 2476
    jason williams

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    Directv bills you a month in advance so I think the credit has been renewed...Others are also reporting that it has been renewed
     
  5. Jun 6, 2012 #1965 of 2476
    Shades228

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    I can state that there is no extension of this promotion and it doesn't exist anymore.

    With that said the earliest sign up to my knowledge was the first week in June so let's just say 6/6/10. If you signed up on or after this date but your bill cycle is after the date you signed up the first credit would post the day it was added but was meant for the next bill. For example your bill date is 15th and you received the credit on the 6th. You would see a credit apply on the 6th for the first month and it was meant for July. 24 months later it will stop on that bill. So even the earliest adopters of this promotion should still see a credit until a bill after 6/6/10 (again not an exact date just my estimation). Then the credits will stop applyiing depending on when the promotion was signed up for. I would say the majority of early adopters had the credit supposed to be for the July bill which means they will see a credit through August.

    As a side note just because the first credit posts on a specific date doesn't mean it posts the same time each month on that date.
     
  6. Jun 7, 2012 #1966 of 2476
    MrBill64

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    Here is what I got yesterday when calling in to see if there were any deals on NFLST. After agreeing to getting $100 off NFLST the CSR said I qualified for 12 months of free HD. I have been on the 24 month free HD for existing customers promo and they gave me a 12 month extension without even asking. BTW, my original 24 month free HD doesn't expire until July. This is what showed up on my account after speaking with a CSR:

    Advanced Receiver-HD - 12moFreeHDExist ($10.00) $0.00

    I did get this through retention so ymmv with a regular csr. It's not free HD for life but it appears that if you call in you can at least extend the free HD for another year.
     
  7. Jun 7, 2012 #1967 of 2476
    MarkN

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    vthokies1996

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  9. Jun 7, 2012 #1969 of 2476
    TBoneit

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  10. Jun 7, 2012 #1970 of 2476
    SparkyX

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    My statement from today has the $10 credit removed. I got the credit 6/6/10 (I know the date because I emailed my father-in-law to notify him about the credit).

    It merits a phone call to see what DirecTV can do for me.
     
  11. Jun 7, 2012 #1971 of 2476
    spartanstew

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    Then hasn't it been 24 months? June 2010 - May 2012?
     
  12. Jun 7, 2012 #1972 of 2476
    SparkyX

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    Absolutely. Still worth a shot to see if there's any offers. I don't usually jump on the discount train (except for my two DirecTiVos upgraded to HD-DVRs. I said "I really like your service, I'm not going to cancel, can you see what's available if I'd like to do a hardware replacement?") so the worst DirecTV can say is "no".
     
  13. Jun 8, 2012 #1973 of 2476
    dondude32

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    Got my statement today and HD Credit is gone.
     
  14. Jun 8, 2012 #1974 of 2476
    MarkN

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  15. Jun 8, 2012 #1975 of 2476
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    That is alarming to hear.

    I've been reading a lot of good things about the Dish Hopper/Joey. A coworker got one last week and raves about watching shows without commercials. I am tempted to switch. No free HD would definitely push me over.
     
  16. Jun 8, 2012 #1976 of 2476
    lparsons21

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    I'm fortunate as when I signed up, I got free HD for life as long as I stay on autopay and keep a certain level of sub going.

    But for those that didn't get that, switching becomes a more viable option depending on how many spots you need equipment for. In my case, comparing at retail for 2 TVs, the difference is around $15/month less with Dish, without free hd, then the difference would be $25/month and that is certainly enough to make one do some thinking.
     
  17. Jun 8, 2012 #1977 of 2476
    sbl

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    My most recent statement has the credit gone, but then I just got this:

    I will have to call and see if I can get the credit for June.
     
  18. Jun 8, 2012 #1978 of 2476
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    Just got an email with the subject: Your DIRECTV Free HD Confirmation

    Here is a portion of the contents:


    DirecTV.PNG

    My bill is set to arrive next week so I will be sure to double check for it.
     
  19. Jun 8, 2012 #1979 of 2476
    vthokies1996

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  20. Jun 8, 2012 #1980 of 2476
    TBoneit

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    That makes more sense.

    BY convert do you mean buy the BluRay version? I'm asking that since a Normal NTSC DVD is 720 by 480 resolution. Any upsizing would require encoding and thus a hit in quality compared to playing the DVD in a BluRay player IMO.

    Yes, DVD resolution and bitrate are going to be better that D* or E* SD channels. Having said that I find that on a good movie I don't really notice it after a minute or two.

    Makes sense to me. If I have a choice I will of course watch the HD version. One caveat to that statement. If I have a choice of unbutchered, commercial free SD vs Butchered HD that has been edited for content, running time and commercials added then I'll take the SD.

     

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