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What's this "special offer"?


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#1 OFFLINE   Jon J

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 04:24 AM

Got an e-mail from DirecTV with a "special offer":

We'd like to thank you for your loyalty by maximizing your DIRECTV experience. With the right receiver, you can open the door to the entire universe of entertainment and features DIRECTV has to offer.

I wonder what "right receiver" they are offering. The phone number to call is not one of their regulars. Maybe it's worth a call. :confused:
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 07:19 AM

Maybe it's worth a call. :confused:


Sure! what do you have to loose?

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 07:23 AM

That could be a "Spoof" email and not really from DirecTV.
Be careful what you tell them if you call them.

Right click on the senders name and see what pops up for an ID.

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#4 OFFLINE   Jon J

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:49 AM

The CSR I spoke with was evidently quite new reading the correct script and it took a few minutes to actually understand what he was offering. Turns out it is only the "whole home upgrade" for $99 with a credit back for $99 meaning, in his words, "your only cost is $3 per month for the service". Only the hardware and installation for the whole home network is included. Not, as I had hoped, would I receive an HR34. He did say, however, I could purchase a Genie for $599. I declined all his kind offers. ;)
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 09:05 AM

That could be a "Spoof" email and not really from DirecTV.
Be careful what you tell them if you call them.

Right click on the senders name and see what pops up for an ID.


Spoofers don't have you call a phone number, they don't get anything that way, they have you click on a link.
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#6 OFFLINE   Jon J

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 11:51 AM

The CSR I spoke with was in Phoenix.
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 11:04 PM

There has been talk of people receiving upgrade offers to their old equipment. I have an old Sony & RCA receiver that I am hoping that I will get this email for. While it isn't compatible with Whole House, I like my H20 and would keep it. All these receivers are owned.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 06:04 PM

There has been talk of people receiving upgrade offers to their old equipment. I have an old Sony & RCA receiver that I am hoping that I will get this email for. While it isn't compatible with Whole House, I like my H20 and would keep it. All these receivers are owned.


You may want to call and see if those older receivers are still going to be usefull January 1st. Transmissions will be altered around that date and some older receivers will no longer be supported.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 12:36 PM

Since the CSR I spoke with last week seemed terribly uninformed I thought I would try one more time for a more informed one and maybe an HR34 and whole home. Struck out again. CSR shuffled some papers then came back and said I already have all HD DVRs in my setup and unless I intend to add another TV they won't provide anything else. No mention of any other enhancements. ;)
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 06:41 PM

Sure! what do you have to loose?

In my opinion EVERYTHING!!!!!

There is NO RECIEVER OUT THERE like the one i have as far as speed/easiness to use! -- A RCA DRD420re (Basic SD reciever)

The speed is excellent/its easy to navigate and use and i dont want to be forced to goto one of thier crappy new bloated/bogged down boxs that is slow,etc...... (Like what happend with TIME WARNER and thier navigator crap,totally ugly/slow disgusting garbage just so they could save $$$$$ on it -- I WOULD HAVE PAID ANYTHING TO STAY WITH SARA WHICH WAS 10000% BETTER)


IF DTV VALUES THIER LONG TIME CUSTOMERS,THEY WONT TRY TO FORCE US OFF OF GOOD BOXs THAT WORK WELL AND ARE LIKED!!

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 07:03 PM

I've got an RCA DRD 480RE on my bedroom TV...this receiver comes along in my RV along with an ancient single LNB Sony brand dish that I mount to a tripod and aim with a nice Winegard signal meter. Satellite TV while camping is a nice luxury.

I sure do hope they don't abandon support of this most excellent legacy receiver. It is lightning fast, changes channels instantly, and is very easy to setup/boot from cold power down.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 07:25 PM

I believe these were before the APG,

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 07:56 PM

I WOULD HAVE PAID ANYTHING TO STAY WITH SARA WHICH WAS 10000% BETTER)

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 08:03 PM

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 08:06 PM

Sara?


Time Warner's system before Navigator.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 08:20 PM

Ohhh...

So, when they went to Navigator, it was

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:32 AM

I believe these were before the APG,

What is the acronym "APG"?

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:04 AM

You may want to call and see if those older receivers are still going to be usefull January 1st. Transmissions will be altered around that date and some older receivers will no longer be supported.

If January first was an transition date, don't you think there would be a lot more buzz by now?

Two months is not enough time to replace millions of old receivers.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:11 AM

What is the acronym "APG"?


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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:18 AM

IF DTV VALUES THIER LONG TIME CUSTOMERS,THEY WONT TRY TO FORCE US OFF OF GOOD BOXs THAT WORK WELL AND ARE LIKED!!

Have you tried a D12?

While much of DIRECTV's HD equipment is somewhat lethargic, the D12 is not similarly afflicted.

The Internet reviews of the DRD 48x series tell a decidedly different story about working well and being well liked.

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