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When HR20-700`s were new ?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by stilen621, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. JACKIEGAGA

    JACKIEGAGA N.Y. FOOTBALL GIANTS

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    I paid $299 and $100 off for an HD upgrade in Nov.2006. The same as Microbeta
     
  2. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    Say what you will .. I think you'll find folks who've recently gotten HR24s to echo the same sentiment as the First Look.
     
  3. harsh

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    The lease entry fee was $299 from the beginning. When enough people complained about it being $100 more than the other guys, they eventually relented.

    It took a long time for the HR20 to hit retail in my area and it was available both at BB and CC. My local CC failed to drop the price tag to $199 for quite a while.
     
  4. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    The HR20 was in the LA Market for a good month before it showed up in other areas. I got my first one (which somehow ended up being 2, BTW) on 9/27 a good 6 weeks after it hit the LA Market and I got them about as fast as possible.
     
  5. Mike Bertelson

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    So what are you saying...he's lying about paying $499?

    Mike
     
  6. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    I have no doubt that you paid what you said you paid. The fact that it was $200 too much I cannot explain. Early (September 2006) reports on DBSTalk.com placed the purchase price at $749 and the lease entry price at $299. There were some very animated discussions of a couple of people buying outright at Crutchfield for $299 in early 2007.
     
  7. Rich

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    Was that the leased price or did you just "buy" it? I know the "buy it" price is around that price now, but have no idea what it was in August of '06.

    Rich
     
  8. JACKIEGAGA

    JACKIEGAGA N.Y. FOOTBALL GIANTS

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    $299 and $100 off for a leased receiver that was for an HD upgrade. In Nov 06
     
  9. Rich

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    I remember the Crutchfield debate. I tried to get an owned one from them and failed at the time. I guess they corrected their mistake by then. $749, huh? Wow! But if you had bought a TiVo for $1000, I guess $749 would have seemed reasonable.

    Rich
     
  10. Rich

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    I got mine on Nov. 17, I think, and it was included in the HD upgrade. I paid nothing in lease fees for that one. They also threw in a couple of receivers, but I guess I refused them when the guy did the installation. Don't remember exactly what happened to them, but I know I got the 20-700 without a lease fee. In fact, I don't think I paid anything for the upgrade at all.

    And before someone asks, I'm NOT calling you a liar, I'm just saying what happened to me around the same time. I think back then a lot of people had different experiences with their initial foray into HD. And paid different prices.

    Rich
     
  11. Mike Bertelson

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    The fact is, yours is second hand info based on what you've read, his is first hand based on what actually happened. It would seem that your second hand info as posted in your initial reply is incomplete and therefore incorrect.

    Mike
     
  12. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    After buying my Sony SATHD 200 for $800, and it not even being a DVR, "yeah" some of these sound "reasonable".
     
  13. Smuuth

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    Me, for one!
     
  14. RobertE

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    Can you provide a link to your source that the price dropped $100 due to complaints or are you pulling that out of your backside as per your normal anti-DirecTv M.O.?

    Anyone can read the quaterly reports from the timeframe that offers up the real reason for the lowering of the price vs your fictional trollesqe "facts".
     
  15. Rich

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    I suppose. I just couldn't bring myself to spend that much money on a TiVo and then have to turn around and spend more money for larger HDDs, which I don't think were available at the time. Even $750 or so for an HR would have been too much.

    Right now, I've got $3000 to spend on a TV and I can't bring myself to do it. It's not that I'm a tightwad, but 3 grand for a TV? I can remember when 3 grand would get you a really nice new car. And a nice house should cost 15 grand. I just can't get past how much the cost of things have gone up in my lifetime. I was looking at an Omega watch in Costco the other day. $5000. We could buy an Omega for a hundred bucks as soon as our ship cleared the twelve mile limit.

    Rich
     
  16. Rich

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    And some folks are quite satisfied with the 23s. I'm not saying anything against the 24s, without trying one, that would be ridiculous. All I'm saying is that the "First Look" at the 23 made it sound like it was the greatest thing D* ever came out with and it's not.

    I got mine based on that "First Look" and it just didn't work properly. Hardware problems. Or software problems. I don't really know. I do know that I was terribly disappointed in the 23.

    Right now, I'm quite satisfied with my 20-700s. I really don't see how any DVR could be much faster. But one of these days, I'm sure D* will offer me a 24 and waive the lease fee and I'll get to take one for a drive and see for myself.

    Rich
     
  17. CCarncross

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    The 20's were $299 initially to lease, then some time after the 21 or 22 came out the lease price went down to $199, they were in the $500-$600 range to own at that time. This would have been in the Fall of 06. I got my HR20 in Sept. 2006 for the lease price of $299.
     
  18. Herdfan

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    They were, but VERY expensive. So instead, most people just got the Weaknees bracket and added a second 250G for a dual drive unit. My original HR10 is still working at my S-I-L's house. No sat HD, but OTA works fine.
     
  19. inkahauts

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    You are wrong. You don't live in my market, and don't have Directv, and didn't shop for one in my area when I got my first one, so please, only comment on things you have first hand and accurate experience about... Which you obviously don't in this case. The LA market was different, period. And no one relent6ed, costs went down many months latter and Directv made a system wide drop at one time.
     
  20. inkahauts

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    Leased.. Yeah, I know, if I had waited a couple weeks it'd been 299.99... Oh well :)
     

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