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HD Tivo- Pre orders now being taken $899 March 16-26 ship date?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by scottchez, Jan 17, 2004.

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  1. scottchez

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    Here is the link to the main thread. The link to the online dealer is half way down.

    If you put down $100 you get $100 of so that makes it $899.

    $100 less than the 921.

    I would wait if you are a new customer. I predict the new customer price with a One year contract will be $799.

    Also you never know what price Best Buy and Circute City will sell it for.

    The thread also says that Goodguys is also matching this price of $899 WITH depost. The online Good guys is not matching this yet, its only in store right now.

    Goodguys claims a ship date of March 16th.

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=154286

    Myself, I still have not decided between the 921 and the HD Tivo. Still gathering all the facts so I can make an informed choice.
     
  2. Robert Zohn

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    GG requires a $500.00 advance deposit.

    New DIRECTV subscribers who want the new HD-DVR250 already have several deep discount options available.
     
  3. baloo75

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    Robert, what deep discounts are you referring to?

    I know there are deep discounts for SD receiver/dish packages however I haven't seen any discounts on the HD-DVR250 for new subscribers. I guess you might be saying get one of the low cost options today as a new customer then get an HD-DVR250 later as an existing customer you would be ahead. I am in this boat, I am going to change from E* to D* but I am currently waiting to see what the discounts are for new customers on the HD-DVR250's when they come out. With E* giving $200 off for 921's for new customers I would think D* would match that. If so I think I would be ahead by waiting.
     
  4. scottchez

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    Good Guys stores are saying they will have the HD Tivo March 16th. Vaule Electronics the online guys say Martch 25.

    I bet Direct TV has them March 10th so they can sign up new customers away from Dish at $799.

    Cant wait. We will have to call Direct TV and ask for a Sr. CSR in March. Call them every week saying I will switch IF. . .
     
  5. SParker

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    I got in on Value Electronics last night around 8:05PM Eastern. I can't wait!! I wonder what number I am in line.
     
  6. Chris Blount

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    bump
     
  7. rgreenpc

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    I ordered mine from Wendy Zohn ( co-owner) about a week ago she was very helpful and even helped get me some HD boxes in the interim - that I will give to my mother when her subscription to dish runs out.
     
  8. SParker

    SParker Active Member

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    Wow what a blast from the past my post is! We are almost there now! WOOHOO!
     
  9. openhouse

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    Are they really coming out this month ?
     
  10. SParker

    SParker Active Member

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    Well I would really shoot for the beginning of April to be realistic.
     
  11. topom

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    A little birdy (inside the manufacturing facility) told me it would be May before these were released.

    :cool:
     
  12. SParker

    SParker Active Member

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    :flaiming

     
  13. jpoklop

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    The ValueElectronics website now has this banner...

    "If you order by March 18, 2004 you will be shipped no later than the 1st week of May '04"

    Hopefully earlier pre-orders will not have to wait that long.
     
  14. Vetman

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    I'm on waiting list ( aprox. #300) w/ $100 down.
    Ihave to move soon & have NO line of sight at the new place.
    Anyone interested in buying me out since ValueElectronics won't refund my deposit?
    Email me @ Mahnke45@msn.com
     
  15. jeffcarp

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    As an existing DTV customer who will be upgrading to the HD TIVO from Value Electronics, what is "a signed activation agreement?"

    To me, that sounds like what you sign as a new customer to agree to a certain term of programming.

    Can someone explain? Thank you!
     
  16. SParker

    SParker Active Member

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    I believe with adding any new receiver Directv requires you to signup for another 12 month commitment.

     
  17. RickD2003

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    :mad: :eek2: :mad:

    Is it me, or is this just a B/S requirement. Odds are that if Im buying a high end receiver, Ill be sticking around for the long run. Having D* REQUIRE that I sign for an additional year is ridiculous. Im already paying over $100 a month for service, not counting the HD stuff (which Ill get once my receiver comes in) and since Ive just signed with D* less than 3 months ago, I think it is stupid of them to require this.

    Does anyone else have a problem with this?

    --Rick
     
  18. DCSholtis

    DCSholtis Up The Irons!

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    Nope I would have no problem with that whatsoever.
     
  19. Foxbat

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    Too bad DirecTV doesn't give you a discount for paying for the year upfront. That would take some of the sting out of it.
     
  20. SParker

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    You don't have to pay for a year up front its just that you have to commit to another year of programming. There must be a penalty if you cancel before, not sure what though.

     
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