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Thinking about switching to DirecTV

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by rhyme, Sep 23, 2004.

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  1. rhyme

    rhyme New Member

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    Hello,

    I'm thinking about switching to Directv and I would like to get the HD Tivo as part of a new customer package deal along with another HD receiver and a SD DVR in a third room...

    Can anyone reccommend a good online retailer or should I just call directv up directly?

    Also would the installer run the second cable lines upstairs or is there an additional charge for that? Currently I have all my rooms pre-wired with cable but its only 1 wire to each room... I would like to take advantage of the dual tuners for the DVRs...

    Any thoughts? Thanks!
     
  2. dishsucks

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    valueelectronics.com
     
  3. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

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    Dripping...
    I also recommend ValueElectronics.

    If you're getting the DirecTivo units then yes they should run any additional cable for N/C. However it will probably be the quickest/easiest way for them to do it. If you want an 'upgrade' they'd charge you for that extra work.
     
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  5. openhouse

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    other great places for directv deals are

    http://hdtvtechno.netfirms.com/ExpertSatellite.htm
    when you order through this specail website address mentioned, Compliments of hdtvtechno. To Get A Specail Discount Of Your Products You Order, Please Make Sure You Enter, Promo Code: ref533560 During The Ordering Process. When ordering Via The Telephone & Speaking with a Live Person Or Automated System, Please Make Sure You Mention, Promo Code: ref533560 Before You Place Your Order, To Get The Specail Discount. The Promo Code: ref533560 Does Not Expire, So You Can Use It EveryTime You Place Your Order, Even You Can Share The Promo Code With Your Friends Or Family

    and more great places
    http://hdtvtechno.netfirms.com/directv.htm
    http://hdtvtechno.netfirms.com/satellite.htm
     
  6. JerryR

    JerryR Legend/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Conversely, I am seriously considering dumping D* for E* - might even do it tonight. Tired of waiting for D* to provide the locals. I already have a TiVo so that isn't an issue for me. Is there a top notch online source anyone would recommend for E*?
     
  7. Selenna

    Selenna Fair Lady of the forums DBSTalk Gold Club

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    And so kind of you to mention that by someone using that promo code YOU, not they, will receive $80. I don't mind seeing someone else get a bonus, but I at least expect them to mention it up front and not make it sound like some special deal for me.
     
  8. rhyme

    rhyme New Member

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    Hmm why value electronics? I noticed that I have to pay sales tax from this place... also I noticed I have to pay a shipping fee when adding things to my cart.. Doesn't the equipment get shipped direct to the installer?

    Anyplace else that is not in New York state?

    Thanks..
     
  9. Psychic Horse

    Psychic Horse Cool Member

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    I just placed an order with valueelectronics. Great service, shipped to you direct and an installer comes to set it up.
     
  10. jdspencer

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    JerryR,
    Is your TiVo a standalone model?
    Otherwise it won't work with Dish network.
    Instead of dropping DirecTV altogether, check to see of Dish can provide you the locals all by themselves.
     
  11. JerryR

    JerryR Legend/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Yes, it is a Sony branded Series One TiVo. I was a very early adopter. Has all the storage capacity I need. Never thought about asking DISH if they'd provide locals only - kinda doubt they would though. Thanks for the idea.
     
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