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Question about changing my Hardware

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by thedonn, Aug 7, 2007.

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  1. Aug 7, 2007 #1 of 10
    thedonn

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    Hey folks. I have a H20 for HD and a SD Tivo. If I went to EBAY or American Satellite and got a HR20, does anybody know if my fees will change? I know I pay 10 bucks a month for HD and I pay 5 bucks extra for having an extra reciever.
    Would an EBAY bought HR20 be priced the same? I am currently looking at some 200 dollar units.
    Thanks for any replies.
     
  2. Aug 7, 2007 #2 of 10
    Earl Bonovich

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    Your monthly service fee, would be the same... regardless where you obtain it from.

    And regardless where you obtain it from, unless you pay the full price for the unit ($800 for an HR20)... it is a leased unit.
     
  3. Aug 7, 2007 #3 of 10
    Michael D'Angelo

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    Yes your prices would be the same. You would pay $4.95 more a month for the extra receiver unless you cut off one of the receivers that you already have. Even getting it from ebay it would still be a lease and you would have to sign a two year contract. You may want to call DIRECTV and see if you can get a better deal from them first.
     
  4. Aug 7, 2007 #4 of 10
    TriggerDeems

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    ditto above, call Directv, they'll routinely sell you a lease at $199 for the HR20
     
  5. Aug 8, 2007 #5 of 10
    thedonn

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    Thanks for the help guys. Yeah I didnt make it clear tho. I did mean I would drop the SD Tivo for the HR20 and so Id have an H20 and an HR20. Wow some of you guys have 7 recievers?. Im single and living by myself so that can account for my lack of boxes. Well Ill call DirecTv soon. I only got one HDTV right now. Peace!
     
  6. Aug 8, 2007 #6 of 10
    thedonn

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    I just called DTV and they said the 199 special is gone, its back to 299. She said because so many people heard about the new channels coming on there's a rush on those units. She said try Walmart and BestBuy. THats what Im going to do. She said even if they did, its a 10 day wait to get them with shipping too. Ill try to see what I can do. Im looking at a 32 inch LCD tv for my bedroom.
    Very helpful lady too.
     
  7. Aug 8, 2007 #7 of 10
    Canis Lupus

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    you can also try "CSR Roulette". Call back and explain your situation again and you may find someone in customer service who will say that "special" is still going on. :)
     
  8. Aug 8, 2007 #8 of 10
    DrFever

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    Before purchasing from Directv, beware of the additional fees and contract extension. I purchased from Ebay for much cheaper than Directv. :D
     
  9. Aug 8, 2007 #9 of 10
    Michael D'Angelo

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    Do do realize buying a receiver from ebay is still a leased unit and you have to sign a new contract right?
     
  10. DrFever

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    Not a leased unit, I checked with seller and Directv prior to buying. No new contract, purchased in July and my contract still ends in September.
     
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