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Purchase from D* or retailer?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by wedge40, Jan 8, 2007.

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  1. wedge40

    wedge40 Mentor

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    I'm getting a new Panasonic Plasma this Friday and have read that SD might not look too good on the HDTV. I'm torn between getting the HR20 from D* or ordering it from a retailer. If I order from a retailer will D* back the unit with the same warrenty or will I have problems trying to get things fixed should I need to? I already have the AT9 installed so all I really need is the HR20, hook it up and I should be ready to go.

    Just looking for some opinions..

    Wedge
     
  2. JLucPicard

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    Whether you purchase from D* or a retailer, it will be leased and therefore covered under their lease agreement the same either way.

    You have the AT9 already. Are there four cable runs from the dish already as well? You will need two feeds for the HR20. If you already have cable runs to feed it, then a service/install call should not be necessary. However, if you do not currently have the runs to feed it, unless you can do that all yourself, you would need an installation appointment, too.

    I believe if you know you will need an installation appointment, you might as well contact D* and see if there is any deal to be had on getting a new HR20 - especially because they would throw in the installation call for free (or should!). If you are ready to bring one home, take it out of the box and just plug it in, then maybe a retailer is just as well.

    Either way, the unit is covered. Also either way, you should expect that you will restart the clock on a two-year commitment upon activating the box.
     
  3. carl6

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    Ask your dealer if there are any promotions going on. A local retailer here is discounting the HR20 if purchased with any new TV over 37". You might get it cheaper that way than through DirecTV.

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  4. wedge40

    wedge40 Mentor

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    I just shelled out 2500 for the Panasonic, it'll be a while till I get the second flat screen. I'm guessing I'll just go to Bestbuy and pick one up and bring it home

    Yes, all 4 cables are run and ready for DV at the two location I have tvs. If need more drop I'll have to W68 switch to expand my drops.

    Thanks
    Wedge
     
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