Yeah me too. I got no break at all. I've been with DTV for over 2 weeks and could not get anything. I'm not paying $399 for a leased DVR. If this is how DTV treats new customers I'll be back with Dish soon.
Why would you think they'd give you a great deal only 2 weeks into it? I've been with them 5+ months and wasn't a bit surprised that I didn't get offered the $300 rebate at all (upfront or otherwise), but I was hoping.
As to going back to Dish, well if you leave now it will cost you more in ETF than it does for the new HR34 and at this short period of time, you'll most likely not get any deal from them either.
I'm waiting until I'm at least a year into D*, then if they will do something for an HR34 with the new HDGUI at that time I'll most likely stick with D*. If not, I may do some thinking.
As it sits right now, if I was willing to pay D* the $500 with install and upgrade fee, I'd come closer to going back to E* myself and save about $120. But that's just all talk!