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May 5th New Install Programming Q

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by ericpd, May 3, 2007.

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  1. ericpd

    ericpd Mentor

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    My new install is scheduled for this coming Saturday (May 5th). I'm getting the Plus HD DVR package and noticed that instead of getting HBO, Cinemax & Showtime free for 3 months, I'm getting basically ALL premium channels (the premiere pack) free for 2 months. Nothing was said about the 1 year protection plan free, and no mention of the free portable DVD coupon either.

    1. Should I call and make certain there isn't a mistake on the 2 mos vs 3 mos promo?

    2. Should I be concerned about a DVD coupon not showing up or the omission of the 1 year protection plan at no cost?

    Just would like some feedback before calling.

    They did give me a $50 credit designed to bring the price of the 2nd SD DVR down from $99 to $49 because rebates could appy to ONLY ONE receiver,... the HR20! My one last concern is that I was charged $19.95, but I've that that charge is free. I need to call these people before they get here. The Question is, what's the best way to approach these concerns.

    Thanks
     
  2. litzdog911

    litzdog911 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    I think the customer promos did change starting May 1. You might be able to take advantage of the previous promotion. Certainly give DirecTV a call.
     
  3. ericpd

    ericpd Mentor

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    Thanks much for the advice. I think I'll give them a call shortly.
     
  4. morbid_fun

    morbid_fun Godfather

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    The DVD promotion usually shows up with the order confirmation letter. If you do not want to wait, visit www.directv.com/freegift
     
  5. ericpd

    ericpd Mentor

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    Thanks morbid_fun. But it's kinda funny, in "Step1" it says original form ONLY, dubplicated forms will be rejected! LOL! Got a chuckle outta that. I don't mind waiting as long as I don't start pushing the 6/30/07 postmark deadline.

    I called in,... got my $20.00 credit for the Shipping & Handling they charged to my CC yesterday. They ended up tacking on an extra month to the premium channel promo,... every premium movie channel including the sports pack free for 3 months as opposed to just HBO, Cinemax & Showtime for three months. I can live with that. So I guess I'm straight. Now if I could just figure out a way to get an HR20-100b in here. Every component in my rack is black (glossy Pioneer elite stuff), so the black HR20 would be a winner. Yeah right, good luck on that one.

    And since this is the programming section,... am I to understand that I will automatically receive sports programming for my area without having to purchase the sports pack option? My understanding is that purchasing the sports pack gets you ALL of the sports programming from different areas, but programming from your area is included in the base package. Specifically, in my area I'm hoping I'll receive Comcast SportNet Mid-Atlantic, MASN, & MASN2! I mean it would be nice to watch the sport channel equivs from Detriot, SF, Pittsburg and other regions, but I'd had to HAVE to buy into that in order to see my region's sports programming.
     
  6. morbid_fun

    morbid_fun Godfather

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    In regards to sports programming, go here: http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/global/contentPageIF.jsp?assetId=P3000004 and type in your zip code. This will let you know what regional sports network is included in your package and the pro teams you can see. The sports subscriptions like MLB Innings are for all the out of market teams. The sports pack will give you all other specialty networks and RSN's, but only with college and other 'sports', no pros.

    Speaking of the HR20 black version, I would love to have one as well. I have one of the first Elite televisions and a nice Def Tec surround system to match. The black HR20 would be a sweet complement to the system. I wish you the best in finding one.
     
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