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Official: HR34 pricing as of 2/9/2012


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#61 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 06:37 PM

The retention rep told me several times that I would need to keep at least 1 of the HR20's since you can't hook a tv directly to the HR34. I didn't want to argue with him about that since he was giving me a good price on the unit!

Customer since 2000.


That's a strange one...wonder what the HDMI port is for then :)

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#62 OFFLINE   matthpd195

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 06:41 PM

Yeah, he also said the Cinema connection kit that hooks it up to my wireless network was required. Even though he said it did have an Ethernet port on the back, when I asked if I could just use the wired connection that's 4 feet from my current units.

Again I wasn't going to argue, since he was giving the CCK for free.

#63 OFFLINE   RunnerFL

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 06:43 PM

Plus I hear 200 shows in series manager.


That is not correct, the limit on the HR34 is 100.
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#64 OFFLINE   trh

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 06:57 PM

Long story short, he gave me the HR34, installation and cinema kit for FREE. I figure that was definitely worth the 2 year commitment.

Cheers.

I'm envious. Very nice deal.

#65 OFFLINE   west99999

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 06:58 PM

Got mine ordered today for a total price of $0.00!

#66 OFFLINE   Bill Van

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 06:59 PM

I too receive the $150 w/install offer and a very quick Saturday install. They have me listed as a preferred customer since 2000 but I actually been with them since their service was first available in '94. I took down a C Band dish and made a wading pool. Oh yeah....

#67 OFFLINE   joemins

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 07:02 PM

I called retention this morning and was told I could have the HMC for $99 + tax. Installation fee was waived. They couldn't process the order at that time and asked me please call back within 72 hours. I called them back a little while ago and was able to have the order processed for the earlier stated amount ($107.99 charged to my account) and installation scheduled for Monday 8AM.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 07:03 PM

I told them to transfer me to the retention line, then I told them that someone had previously promised me an HR-34 for $99. They did the deal for $99 install included. Install is scheduled for Tuesday the 14th.

#69 OFFLINE   Alan Gordon

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 07:04 PM

They have me listed as a preferred customer since 2000 but I actually been with them since their service was first available in '94. I took down a C Band dish and made a wading pool. Oh yeah....


Yeah... I've been around since 1995, but my account lists me as being around since 2005...

I get ticked every time someone on the phone thanks for me being around since 2005...

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 07:36 PM

I told them to transfer me to the retention line, then I told them that someone had previously promised me an HR-34 for $99. They did the deal for $99 install included. Install is scheduled for Tuesday the 14th.


I just got off the phone with the retention rep and even though i have been a loyal customer for over 10 years and not under contract they could not give me a discount on this receiver. I told them I would cancel if they did not match the new customer deal and they would not match it. I dont know how every one on this thread is getting these prices, maybe they are just getting the lucky rep but this person would not budge off of the $399 price. I guess I will be going to Dish....

#71 ONLINE   inkahauts

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 07:37 PM

Has anyone gotten this unit without install?

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 07:38 PM

Since the other thread is locked I'll update what I was offered today. I'm 20 months in with directv and called today. Said cancel twice to get to retention. He offered a 34 for $99 and a free hd-dvr with no installation charges. He also threw in a free year of showtime. I love retentions.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 07:40 PM

I just got off the phone with the retention rep and even though i have been a loyal customer for over 10 years and not under contract they could not give me a discount on this receiver. I told them I would cancel if they did not match the new customer deal and they would not match it. I dont know how every one on this thread is getting these prices, maybe they are just getting the lucky rep but this person would not budge off of the $399 price. I guess I will be going to Dish....


Honestly, I am sure I got lucky. I have spent HOURS and HOURS on the phone with DTV reps in the past for other things and not gotten as much progress as I did today. Even more surprisingly I called in a few weeks ago and got some discounts applied to my account. If I were you I'd just call back. I have had great luck with some reps and NO luck with others. :/

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 07:46 PM

Has anyone gotten this unit without install?


I had the option of drop ship but needed a swm 16 added so went with the installlation.

Confirmation Date Total Installation & Delivery Order Status
02/09/12
$0.00 Professional Installation Thursday, February 16, 2012 (8AM to Noon) - Reschedule
Item Description Price Quantity Total
We appreciate your loyalty. Free 1 Free
DIRECTV® Home Media Center Server (Owned) Free 1 Free
MRV Install Free 1 Free
Advanced Receiver–HD Free 1 Free
HMC Receiver Condition Free 1 Free
Delivery and Handling Fee Free
Professional Installation Free
Tax $0.00
Order Total $0.00

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 07:50 PM

I had the option of drop ship but needed a swm 16 added so went with the installlation.

Confirmation Date Total Installation & Delivery Order Status
02/09/12
$0.00 Professional Installation Thursday, February 16, 2012 (8AM to Noon) - Reschedule
Item Description Price Quantity Total
We appreciate your loyalty. Free 1 Free
DIRECTV® Home Media Center Server (Owned) Free 1 Free
MRV Install Free 1 Free
Advanced Receiver-HD Free 1 Free
HMC Receiver Condition Free 1 Free
Delivery and Handling Fee Free
Professional Installation Free
Tax $0.00
Order Total $0.00


This is hard to believe. An owned HMC for free.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 07:53 PM

This is hard to believe. An owned HMC for free.


Employee?

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 07:54 PM

This is hard to believe. An owned HMC for free.


They must work for DirecTV.
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#78 OFFLINE   Shades228

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 07:57 PM

Employee?


It's already been established that it wasn't a legit retail sale as he tries to state it was. The unit he purchased was activated on an account prior to him getting it which changed it to owned. At this point he just likes randomly dropping in threads and stating he owns on.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:03 PM

are you guys already with whole home or getting it included? Best I could do was HR34 installed, HD box for my kids room free to replace SD, move my HR22 to my room and get second tuner installed there for $300 to replace SD box. But then he told me he couldn't waive whole home and wanted $200 for that he wouldn't budge so I declined. Didn't want to pay $500.


So do I have to get whole home to be able to watch recorded shows on all 3 tvs?

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:04 PM

It's already been established that it wasn't a legit retail sale as he tries to state it was. The unit he purchased was activated on an account prior to him getting it which changed it to owned. At this point he just likes randomly dropping in threads and stating he owns on.


I think you're thinking of JerryK. :)
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