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#21 OFFLINE   peds48

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 01:51 PM

inkahauts - I hear you, but you're still assuming you're getting a Genie for free from Directv and that it is an HR44.  If I want to guarantee a HR44, I was told to buy it from SolidSignal or WeaKnees and I would have paid $300 for it.  Your calculations all assume a free Genie from Directv and assume you're getting an HR44 even though a lot of folks have been reporting getting HR34s.

If you want an HR44, you can do what many folks have done.  keep rescheduling the appointment until tech shows up with one


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 12:21 PM

If you want an HR44, you can do what many folks have done.  keep rescheduling the appointment until tech shows up with one

 

Yet another way to win at the game of D*.

 

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 05:15 PM

Yet another way to win at the game of D*.

 

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Absolutely. DirecTV's fault.....


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Posted 20 September 2013 - 12:39 AM

Yep..  And plenty of people have gotten directv to give them enough discounts to procure a dvr from solid signal and get additional discounts as well.  To each their own, I just cant find a reason to own, and even still, if you do pay the full lease price for a 44 up front and get some other discounts, while you can still come out ahead, there is a period of time where you can;t that amount of time just changes.

 

I still fall back to the other question though, How often do you actually change providers? And I have yet to see owning a receiver vs leasing one be the real determining factor in getting additional discounts.  I think it has far more to do with who you get on the phone with.



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 12:39 AM

Absolutely. DirecTV's fault.....

 

Ya think?   :hurah:



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 09:17 AM

Yep..  And plenty of people have gotten directv to give them enough discounts to procure a dvr from solid signal and get additional discounts as well.  To each their own, I just cant find a reason to own, and even still, if you do pay the full lease price for a 44 up front and get some other discounts, while you can still come out ahead, there is a period of time where you can;t that amount of time just changes.

 

I still fall back to the other question though, How often do you actually change providers? And I have yet to see owning a receiver vs leasing one be the real determining factor in getting additional discounts.  I think it has far more to do with who you get on the phone with.

 

I tried the route of getting credits and buying through Solidsignal or WeaKnees and the Retention rep even spoke to her supervisor and they said they don't do that ... who knows.  I know others have been able to do it - but I was unsuccessful.

 

I've already got the HR44 owned - so I'm already set.  Can't add another Genie - and would make no sense to switch to leased now.  Personally for me - I just don't like long term contracts, even if I don't intend on switching.

 

It would be interesting if a TV provider went the T-Mobile route and offered a cheaper plan if you bought your equipment outright.  I know DTV had that model many years ago and it wasn't as popular - but if they offered both with discounted programming if you don't subsidize your equipment - I wonder how many people would jump on board?


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