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HR20 Release Date for D/FW Area

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by 04z71wbh, Aug 26, 2006.

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  1. Sep 11, 2006 #41 of 111
    mwhip

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    How many 10-250's do you have? 3 or 4? How many parties you had? :D
     
  2. Sep 11, 2006 #42 of 111
    mwhip

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    My order is ready for pick up at Best Buy!!!

    I will swing by after work and get it then call DirecTV to schedule install of the dish.
     
  3. Sep 11, 2006 #43 of 111
    Finster63

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    Directv just finished the install for me in Richardson.

    Everything went smoothly.

    I'm still happy....
    :D
     
  4. Sep 11, 2006 #44 of 111
    tfederov

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    Three, but one's a lease. :D
     
  5. Sep 12, 2006 #45 of 111
    korkle

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    Just ordered it from DirectTV--- install is Sept 28. The deal I got from the CSR was $250 discount, free dish, $20 credit for 6 months making total cost $29.00
     
  6. Sep 12, 2006 #46 of 111
    gghunt

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    If anyone just needs to go buy/pick up an HR20 in the DFW area, there are 8 or 9 of them at the IRVING Best buy (on 183)- they're up on the shelf above the TV's. ASk for them and someone can get them for you. Just wanted to let you know!
     
  7. Sep 12, 2006 #47 of 111
    tdbohannon

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    After 12 different calls today, I finally was able to get an install sched for 9/29. Only being charged for handling (21.95). $299 service credit to offset the cost. I then went to best buy and saw them on the shelf. After the store closed, I called back and told them what I saw. Was offered $299 instant svc credit and $10 off for 12 mos if I buy it in the store. Doing the math, this means they are actually PAYING ME $20 to go to best buy and pick it up. If i didn't have a flight in the morning, I would buy it first thing before they run out. Call, call, and call again and you should be able to get the same offer.
     
  8. Sep 13, 2006 #48 of 111
    Losana

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    I just moved to Richardson, TX from Chicago and had a movers installation date of Sept. 13th. I called to verify that they would be coming out later today to install my service and then I asked about the possibility of adding new hardware. I was offered a HR20 at no additional cost to be installed tomorrow with my 2 HDTivos, 1directivo, and one HD receiver.

    Great day White Sox lost, Cubs won in extra innings.
     
  9. Sep 13, 2006 #49 of 111
    grgcombs

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    I got shafted by CSR's.... all said it was only in LA, so I blew a gasket and then ...

    I finally got to talk to retention ... they saw a note from the CSR's saying that they were only offering me $100 off the HR20, so that's the best deal I could get.

    I've got an HR20 plus AT9 dish with "free" HD package for 4 months for $199, to be installed Sept 25 (a monday).

    This sucks. I guess this is since I don't subscribe to premium movie channels or NFL Sunday Ticket therefore I'm not one of their ideal customers.

    Greg
     
  10. Sep 13, 2006 #50 of 111
    sat4r

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    well this must be my lucky day i was called today by d tv and was offered the new hr20-700 for 128.75 and a credit on my accout for 99.00 . the credit has been posted to my account[i checked] and they said they would come install the unit sept.30 and pick up the hr10-250 . the at9 dish is in place but they need to install the new receiver. AL
     
  11. Sep 14, 2006 #51 of 111
    SFS97

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    I called and called D* all this week and tried to get some kind of deal, I could not get past the "later this fall" crap. Finally talked the wife into the Best Buy option last night, price dropped $100 there overnight, got it, activated it and got about $150 off in credits from the csr. I'm happy now but I think it would've drove me crazy to keep calling D*...

    Allready had 5lnb dish and HD service, did the install myself.
     
  12. Sep 14, 2006 #52 of 111
    kevnallen

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    Hi Everyone,

    I'm thinking of getting an HR20 later this month. I currently have 2 non-HD, Tivo based DVRs and subscribe to NFL Sunday Ticket.

    What is the arguement generally used to get a deal on the HR20? Do you have to threaten to leave Directv? Or what?

    I would like a discount on the HR20 and the free HD pkg for a few months. It would also be great to get the Superfan upgrade to the Sunday Ticket thrown in so I can watch the games in HD.

    Also, I currently have to cables routed through my house for DirecTV. Will I need more for the HR20?

    Finally, are the local channels available in Dallas in HD?

    Thanks,
    Kevin
     
  13. Sep 17, 2006 #53 of 111
    rdowdy95

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    Hey guys thought I throw my post out here. I live in McKinney, TX by the way. They have these units at Best Buy right now. I call them and ask them that I am thinking about getting one but need the 5 lnb dish. They ask if I already had the HR10-250. I say yes and they say they can swap them out for the new HR20 for $99. So I get receiver, install and dish for $99. I am cool with that. Girl sounded real nice, and hopefully installer will bring the right stuff.

    I think they have plenty of these in the DFW area to go around.Being one of the first markets to get mpg4 I think they won't screw us in the DFW area.
     
  14. Sep 17, 2006 #54 of 111
    sigma1914

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    I tried doing In-store pickup today, but contrary to what the web says, McKinney didn't have any.
     
  15. Sep 17, 2006 #55 of 111
    dmfriedman

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    Were any of you who have successfully ordered the upgraded HR20 from DTV required to have some sort of letter before they would place the order?

    I called them today, talked to someone in customer service... they offered to upgrade for $99. I asked about any better deals, they transferred me to Retention, who said they would give me a service credit of $49 to offset half the cost, but either way they couldn't place the order until I received a letter with some sort of offer code from DirecTV telling me that I was eligible to receive the HR20.

    She kept repeating the requirement for the letter and was typing away furiously, so I'm quite certain she's now updated my account to reflect that requirement. Anyone have any luck without the letter?
     
  16. Sep 17, 2006 #56 of 111
    dmfriedman

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    Separate question from a relative home theater newbie...

    I currently have a 3-LNB dish with one HDDVR, one SDDVR, and one SD receiver. Each has only one cable run to it.

    When I get the HR-20, i'm planning on having them run new cables at the same time (which i'm prepared to pay for)... planning to end up with 3 cables to the HR20 (2 for SAT, one for OTAHD when it becomes available), 2 to the SDDVR (both for SAT), and one to the SD receiver.

    Can we get HD locals in the DFW area (I'm up in Little Elm, almost 50 miles from the HD transmission towers) from DTV, or do I *have* to get an OTA HD antenna? As someone who has absolutely no intention of crawling up in my attic, does it just make sense to have the DTV installer put one of their OTA HD antennas in for me when he installs the 5-LNB dish? If I can get the HD Locals without the OTA antenna, is it just a simple call to customer service, or do I have to somehow demonstrate that I'm essentially too far (according to my original DTV installer) to pick up the signals OTA?
     
  17. Sep 17, 2006 #57 of 111
    sigma1914

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    We get HD locals via MPEG-4 here in DFW (5 LNB needed). They are also available in SD. Just have them add locals to your account, no antenna needed.
     
  18. Sep 17, 2006 #58 of 111
    dmfriedman

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    Excellent, thanks! Since I've already got the SD locals via my HR10, I'm guessing I'll just start to see the HD locals once I get the HR20 (whenever that happens, once I receive "the letter", unless I can convince a different CSR tomorrow to go ahead and order it for me)... Thanks again.
     
  19. Sep 18, 2006 #59 of 111
    rdowdy95

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    Well I guess if Best Buy did not have them, and you know seem to have a letter it looks like the model is getting scarce. Understandable with the high demand and all.

    I am having someone come out this Friday supposedly with the HR20 and the new 5 LNB dish. Hope they don't screw anything up.

    I hate how Best Buy says they have stuff available, and then you find out they don't. The receiver was in today's ad as well. So stupid!

    Anyways I will keep you guys posted if I get my receiver and dish this Friday. My install is between 8-12. So I will be ready! Also tell them you want early install, cause some of the guys won't come if it is too dark.
     
  20. Sep 18, 2006 #60 of 111
    sigma1914

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    The HD locals won't show on your HR10, bc they're mpeg-4.
     
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