I'm still not buying that. We already have a report of someone extracting credits for buying an HR34 from a third-party retailer now.
If there are not discounts offered when the HR34 becomes available to existing customers, it would be a stunning development at this point.
I am that customer, but mine was a unique circumstance (and she told me Feb 9th was the date to existing).
I came back to Directv just over a week ago. When I placed the order I was not in the test market and specifically asked when it was being generally released, and should I wait (I did this via email). I was told it was going to be in the New Year and to order now so I did.
6 days later it was released and I tried to get it as I would have waited a week. So I worked with them and there are NO EXCEPTIONS to existing customers (which I am in their system as soon as I activated). So they are giving me a credit and free SWM16 upgrade to match what I would have had/paid if I had waited the week.
So my discount was to make right and not a long term existing sub discount (if there is such a thing).