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hr20-700 $99 special

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by HolmesCo, Sep 10, 2007.

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  1. birdman1

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    They did that also with my 2nd one. After they installed it the No. 2 tunner went out the next day. When I called for the replacement they sent out another installer.
     
  2. jimb726

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    Is there a particular reason you wanted to own it as opposed to leasing it? I only ask, because unless you have the protection plan, if anything gowes wrong after 90 days you are on your own. Also, just to play Devils advocate, did you verify with D* that the receiver is actually owned and not leased anyways? I recall many threads where people "bought" one only to find out it was actually a lease. Good Luck.

    Jim
     
  3. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    If nothing else, you need a 5-lnb dish to get the new MPEG4 channels (locals and new nationals coming any time now), and that's not something most folks want to do themselves. You'll also need a new multiswitch if you require more than 4 total lines (I need 8 at my house and could use two more if I cared to locate a WB616 and install it myself.

    An SWM module would help instead (*hint hint* if anyone at Directv is reading this :lol:)
     
  4. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    Sorry .. I was under the impression that you had additional receivers that were not an HR20. Perhaps a bad assumption on my part :grin:. I'm not sure what the deals are when you are adding a new box to your account without any kind of "upgrade."

    Cheers..
     
  5. fwlogue

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    Same here I got about the same deal you did but they can not install in my area for two months I have checked directv.com to reschedule and they show the same. The rep told me if I wanted it sooner I could go to bestbuy or circuit city and pickone up and they would honor all the same credits on my account. If I did that when I call them up to activate it just cancel the order for the receive and they would leave the credits in place.
     
  6. HolmesCo

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    NP, I was more concerend about your comments bout being ready for the new HD's coming. Am I ready? I have the BBCs, here is a picture of my dish, since somebody above mentioned I need a 5LNB dish, which I don't know if this is. Its called a slimline and he installed it, replacing my origianl dish, when I bouht my first HR20 in November of 2006 Is this dish and the bbcs going to have me ready? Thanks for your advice.
     

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  7. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    D'oh, that was me. I missed the point that this was a second HR20. Disregard.

    Move along folks, nothing to see here . . . :eek:
     
  8. Doug Brott

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    HolmesCo, yes, you are set for the HD channels on your first HR20. Did I read correctly that you were replacing a TiVo? If so, then you are not HD ready on that receiver .. that's where my earlier suggestion would have applied ;).
     
  9. HolmesCo

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    Thanks, whew, had me worried for a second there. :) Well the 2nd hr20, being installed thursday is replacing a Samsung Tivo.

    What I meant by being ready was as far as the installation, it already has the two inputs connected to the current tivo, so the hr20 install s/b a no brainer. The cool thing is he told me this one comes with both an hdmi cable and component video cables. I don't recall that being the case with my first one, but I have a bad memory and probably had my own monster component vids I wanted to use. Though I have since leared what a rip off monster cables are price wise!

    Anyway, she has got coax connection now from her tivo-to her tv, so she ought to be pretty happy now, its quite a jump up pq wise, just going to component, or HDMI
     
  10. harper

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    I talked to Directv yesterday, and they are sending me a second hr 20-700 for FREE!

    And it will be installed for free too.

    Harper
     
  11. K4SMX

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    Make sure you go all the way through the ordering process and are given that option before you go trotting down to CC/BB. I bought mine first and had to fight like crazy to get them down to about $120 each for three. Get them to read back all their offer notes in your file as well as the option to purchase on your own and cancel their install, so that when you activate your receiver(s) there won't be a problem. Then carefully review your next bill to make sure any discounts/rebates offered actually appear.
     
  12. Milominderbinder2

    Milominderbinder2 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '08

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  13. marksman

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    Yeah I think that might trigger it.

    We got two more for $99 each, to replace existing boxes. However they were boxes we owned.

    They had told us that anyone who had been a Directv customer for a year or more could get the deal.
     
  14. FlyBono24

    FlyBono24 Godfather

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    :lol: Typical. The right hand doesn't know what the left is doing, and vice versa. :rolleyes:

    Sums up my experience with this company.
     
  15. FlyBono24

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    I purchased my HR20 from BB as well... do you know if they offer us any kind of rebate because we had to go out and buy it?
     
  16. FlyBono24

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    Dude... stores make HUGE profit off of A/V cables!! I used to work for Good Guys, for a retail $99 Monster HDMI cable, the store cost was about $36!! Ridiculous!!

    Some $1500 TV's, they only made about $100 profit... but if you sold them an HDMI cable, some speaker cables, maybe some speaker mounts... those alone were like $300 profit when all combined.
     
  17. tawnee

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    Friend of mine just made the jump to HD. He's had the "pig" package for years, ST, MLB, NBA. One call to D customer retention, and he got the HDDVR for no charge, plus they threw in the Super Fan, and MLB extra innings for next year.
     
  18. jonbbrad

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    Just got my second HR-20 today at the tune of $19.95 plus tax..... they are installing it on Monday :)

    You guys aren't going to get this deal by just calling up and asking for it, you need to let them know that you a frustrated at paying $300 for a product you don't own. When you call the simpliest thing to do it to say is the cable company offers HD DRV for only a monthly fee.... it worked for me.
     
  19. peridoc

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    That is funny...I just called to ask about a second HR20 and as soon as I did the CSR's tone changed and he said "They're $299." and he repeated it over. He suggested that I try Costco or Circuit City instead of getting one from DirecTV. Pretty interesting sales pitch to try to get me to get one. He then talked about how the HR20 actually is a $800 device so $299 isn't so bad.

    Uhg...oh well...
     
  20. MitchNY

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    I called tonight was able to pay $99.00 + S/H for one. I was to too tired to keep fighting for a lower price.
     
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