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#1 OFFLINE   SPECIES11703

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 10:36 AM

I just got an email from Directv telling me that I qualify for a free reconditioned Directv DVR with Tivo. All I have to pay is the shipping. Has anyone else gotten an email on this promo?

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#2 OFFLINE   LeoGetz

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 11:03 AM

I just got an email from Directv telling me that I qualify for a free reconditioned Directv DVR with Tivo. All I have to pay is the shipping. Has anyone else gotten an email on this promo?



Email..can you same scam? Be very careful of emails that are giving you things for free. What all you have to do is give them your credit card number? Is there a link to click, if so do not do it. Man in these times do you really think they are going to email you something that is free....? Again be very careful with emails from what look like D*, ebay, paypal, microsoft any company....

Upadate...I see that some people say this is for real...I would be very careful like I said...Just seems very odd that they would just send out random emails and give stuff away.

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 11:41 AM

I just got an email from Directv telling me that I qualify for a free reconditioned Directv DVR with Tivo. All I have to pay is the shipping. Has anyone else gotten an email on this promo?

I got same email it is from d*

#4 OFFLINE   John Duncan Yoyo

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 11:58 AM

Email..can you same scam? Be very careful of emails that are giving you things for free. What all you have to do is give them your credit card number? Is there a link to click, if so do not do it. Man in these times do you really think they are going to email you something that is free....? Again be very careful with emails from what look like D*, ebay, paypal, microsoft any company....

Upadate...I see that some people say this is for real...I would be very careful like I said...Just seems very odd that they would just send out random emails and give stuff away.


Here is the link.
http://www.directv.c...OMO_CODE=DVR4ME

It acted like it was a valid DTV address.

#5 OFFLINE   Ric

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 12:49 PM

Just log into your account. Under My Equipment, select Add or Replace Receiver. Use Offer code DVR4ME

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 01:00 PM

thanks just order mine!!!!

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 01:18 PM

Just log into your account. Under My Equipment, select Add or Replace Receiver. Use Offer code DVR4ME


Do you know the code for an R15 instead of the R10? Also you get to own this DVR right? It's not a leased one.

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#8 OFFLINE   LeoGetz

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 02:21 PM

Wow I got one just incase I do not like my new R15. I already have 2 D*Tivo's ..this will make 3 and for $15 you can not go wrong.

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 02:56 PM

Anyone know what model they are sending us?

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 02:58 PM

Do you know the code for an R15 instead of the R10? Also you get to own this DVR right? It's not a leased one.


This is for an TiVO refurb, a 40 hour unit. Just like my first TiVO.

I have the upgrade hard drive ready and waiting.

#11 OFFLINE   John Duncan Yoyo

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 03:03 PM

Anyone know what model they are sending us?


Based on the description someone narrowed it down to one of these- Philips DSR704, Hughes DVR40, Samsung 4040 or RCADVR40. I believe they are all the same on the inside.

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 07:44 PM

I agree that we should be suspicious of email offers. So I asked them about it.


Dear Mr.

Thanks for writing. After reviewing the message you received, I can reassure you that it was sent out by DIRECTV.

To keep from overloading our systems, we sometimes use a third party to send out email notifications and newsletters. Because they are sent from a third party e-mail server, the return address may be similar to DirecTV_._@xmr3.com instead of XX@DIRECTV.com. While the return address may look unfamiliar, there is no reason to worry. Of course, should you have any concerns about suspicious e-mail allegedly from DIRECTV, feel free to check with us.

Thanks again for writing and stay tuned to DIRECTV.com for the latest news and information about our service.

Sincerely,
DIRECTV Customer Service



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Posted 30 January 2006 - 08:14 AM

Just ordered mine. Now I need to find a good deal on a hard drive.

Any suggestions?

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 09:31 AM

If I alread have a TiVo, I can just replace one of my non-TiVo receivers with this for no extra cost, right?

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 11:02 AM

If I alread have a TiVo, I can just replace one of my non-TiVo receivers with this for no extra cost, right?

Yep, monthly charge wise It will be a wash. You are already paying the DVR fee and you need to deactivate the standard reciever.

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 02:35 PM

Is there anyway you can use this in conjuction with a standard h10 HD receiver to record SD and HD content?

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 06:16 PM

The only inputs from these units being offered are the SAT tuners. No way to ship a signal from your HD to a SD DTivo. But then again, if there was a way it wouldn't be HD.

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 10:32 AM

I couldn't see this anywhere on "terms and agreements", but does accepting this offer (I went all the way to the 'submit' button) activate a 1-year contract?

thanks!

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 10:57 AM

If it was for a DVR device I believe it's a 2 year agreement.

EDIT: But maybe not with these "used" devices. Should always read the fine print.

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 11:48 AM

The e-mail that was sent out says "No strings attached", however, after just getting off the phone with D*, I'm being told that what "No strings attached" means is no hidden additional costs. But since the DVR is one of their "Advanced Technology" products, then yes, there is an additional two-year commitment.

I explained the "no strings attached" wording and the fact that nowhere in the e-mail nor in the ordering process did it cite their policy of the additional programming commitment, but after being on hold for ten minutes he came back with the fact that there may have been an omission in the e-mail.

Bottom line, yes, there is a two-year commitment attached. The fine print on the e-mail did not mention a commitment, nor do I recall seeing it when placing the order (isn't it usually cited somewhere when ordering equipment on-line, fine print or otherwise???), but that is their policy.

What I did find strange in my particular situation is when I asked how long my current commitment runs, he said November 2006. I told him that I did buy a second HD Tivo in August 2005, and was expecting my commitment would currently run through August or September 2007. He checked again - no, November 2006.

Then (the poor guy) I had to go on and explain in light of that, then, I would need to rethink this. Adding a couple of months to my commitment was one thing, but if I'm looking at an extra 14 months essentially (over what I'm currently at), then I would need to weigh extending my commitment that long with whether I feel they will be able to live up to all the promises they are currently making (more HD, etc.) and living under their new lease-based business model. (I was very polite about it, though :D ).

He was going to pass my concerns up the line in respect to this offer requiring an additional commitment, but not really mentioning it. I normally would have assumed there was one, aside from the fact that the e-mail says "No strings attached". Unfortunate wording on their part.

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 12:22 PM

The e-mail that was sent out says "No strings attached", however, after just getting off the phone with D*, I'm being told that what "No strings attached" means is no hidden additional costs. But since the DVR is one of their "Advanced Technology" products, then yes, there is an additional two-year commitment.

I explained the "no strings attached" wording and the fact that nowhere in the e-mail nor in the ordering process did it cite their policy of the additional programming commitment, but after being on hold for ten minutes he came back with the fact that there may have been an omission in the e-mail.

Bottom line, yes, there is a two-year commitment attached. The fine print on the e-mail did not mention a commitment, nor do I recall seeing it when placing the order (isn't it usually cited somewhere when ordering equipment on-line, fine print or otherwise???), but that is their policy.

What I did find strange in my particular situation is when I asked how long my current commitment runs, he said November 2006. I told him that I did buy a second HD Tivo in August 2005, and was expecting my commitment would currently run through August or September 2007. He checked again - no, November 2006.

Then (the poor guy) I had to go on and explain in light of that, then, I would need to rethink this. Adding a couple of months to my commitment was one thing, but if I'm looking at an extra 14 months essentially (over what I'm currently at), then I would need to weigh extending my commitment that long with whether I feel they will be able to live up to all the promises they are currently making (more HD, etc.) and living under their new lease-based business model. (I was very polite about it, though :D ).

He was going to pass my concerns up the line in respect to this offer requiring an additional commitment, but not really mentioning it. I normally would have assumed there was one, aside from the fact that the e-mail says "No strings attached". Unfortunate wording on their part.


There is no such thing as unfortunate wording with D*. You can bet their lawyers look these deals over before the are sent out.

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 03:37 PM

The e-mail that was sent out says "No strings attached", however, after just getting off the phone with D*, I'm being told that what "No strings attached" means is no hidden additional costs. But since the DVR is one of their "Advanced Technology" products, then yes, there is an additional two-year commitment.

I explained the "no strings attached" wording and the fact that nowhere in the e-mail nor in the ordering process did it cite their policy of the additional programming commitment, but after being on hold for ten minutes he came back with the fact that there may have been an omission in the e-mail.

Bottom line, yes, there is a two-year commitment attached. The fine print on the e-mail did not mention a commitment, nor do I recall seeing it when placing the order (isn't it usually cited somewhere when ordering equipment on-line, fine print or otherwise???), but that is their policy.

What I did find strange in my particular situation is when I asked how long my current commitment runs, he said November 2006. I told him that I did buy a second HD Tivo in August 2005, and was expecting my commitment would currently run through August or September 2007. He checked again - no, November 2006.

Then (the poor guy) I had to go on and explain in light of that, then, I would need to rethink this. Adding a couple of months to my commitment was one thing, but if I'm looking at an extra 14 months essentially (over what I'm currently at), then I would need to weigh extending my commitment that long with whether I feel they will be able to live up to all the promises they are currently making (more HD, etc.) and living under their new lease-based business model. (I was very polite about it, though :D ).

He was going to pass my concerns up the line in respect to this offer requiring an additional commitment, but not really mentioning it. I normally would have assumed there was one, aside from the fact that the e-mail says "No strings attached". Unfortunate wording on their part.


The response you received is 100% incorrect. Here are the actual terms and conditions for the offer:

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Terms and Conditions

By placing this order you agree to the following terms and conditions:

Offer for existing residential customers only with accounts in good standing, as determined by DIRECTV in its sole discretion.

Applicable taxes not included in system price.

Within 30 days of equipment purchase you agree to activate the DIRECTV DVR service ($5.99/mo.). In certain markets, programming and pricing may vary.

Limited time offer expires 2/28/2006 or while supplies last.

DIRECTV DVR service fee is $5.99/mo. and covers every DVR in your home. The DVR service fee is waived for customers subscribing to TOTAL CHOICE PREMIER programming.
*Actual recording capacity depends on type of programming being recorded. Land-based phone line connection required. Professional installation highly recommended.

DIRECTV PROGRAMMING AND PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME. Fee for separate programming on second and each additional TV $4.99.mo. You are not obligated to continue your subscription to DIRECTV programming for any specific duration. Existing customers may activate additional receivers with their existing DIRECTV programming package. FAILURE TO ACTIVATE THE DIRECTV SYSTEM WITHIN 30 DAYS OF RECEIPT MAY RESULT IN A CHARGE OF $150 FOR EACH DIRECTV RECEIVER NOT ACTIVATED. If you return your equipment within 30 days of purchase and prior to installation, you will receive a full refund, minus shipping and handling. Offer void in Alaska and Hawaii and where prohibited or restricted. May not be combined with any other offer. Offer and equipment are non-transferable and may not be resold. Hardware and programming sold separately. Programming and pricing subject to change. Pricing in residential. Taxes not included. Receipt of DIRECTV programming is subject to the terms of the DIRECTV Customer Agreement; a copy is provided at DIRECTV.com and in your first bill. DIRECTV services not provided outside the U.S.

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Please note the underlined part in bold. It SPECIFICALLY states there is no additional commitment required.

Call them back and have them look at the actual terms and conditions they are disclosing on their website. There was another person over at Tivocommunity that got the same song and dance until he finally esculated to someone that knew what they were talking about.


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Posted 01 February 2006 - 04:14 PM

elonm,

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I was certain when I ordered this that I came away with the distinct feeling that I was not committing to additional time, I just could not recall after reading TwoHourRide's question today exactly what gave me that impression. What you quoted is EXACTLY what I read on which I based that feeling.

You're my hero for today. I was going to respond to Drive's question that there was NO commitment required, then couldn't find/remember what that was based on, so I called D*. I was afraid of CSR roulette, and justifiably so. This kind of thing is what falls under the "living up to their promises" caveat I discussed with the CSR in deciding whether to commit to more time. Though I have no intention of leaving D* any time soon, these are the kind of things that don't fall in D*'s favor when people are making those decisions.

I am going to print this thread and make sure I have it in hand when I activate.

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 05:19 PM

I just got a Hughes SD-40-R via FedEX. They are keeping score over at the tivo forum and what shows up is a bit of a mixed bag. <http://www.tivocommu...d.php?t=284690>

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 05:21 PM

cool..thanks guys! I am out of contract and did not want the additional commitment until I see what all is happening at D* with HD.

I have heard they schedule installation, but some who have ordered just cancel the installation date once they get the receiver. Any advice on this issue?




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