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#51 OFFLINE   I8>DVR

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 09:53 PM

I recieved order number after I ordered Friday but the shipping status says shipping Not Applicable when you look it up under info is says ....Not Applicable = Your order did not include a shipment. Did anyone else get this?



Yeah when I first ordered mine it said "not applicable", then next day it said "shipped", then today it says "not applicable" again!! :hurah: The whole time is also said that installation was scheduled for this Friday!!! Who knows!!!??? On another BB I was reading people saying they had gotten both one delivered and one brought by an installer and hooked them both up!!!

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#52 OFFLINE   John Duncan Yoyo

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 01:44 AM

Mine was shipped to me but I needed a couple of cable runs tweaked, so I didn't cancel the install. When the installer showed up, his work order said to bring a unit with him - work order was messed up. He had to cancel that work order.

Anyway, it could be that an installer is bringing it or it could be you will get it via FedEx or UPS and the work order wasn't written up right.

Is this going to be a swap out or an additional where cabling work may need to be done? That could have a bearing on how they set things up.


Lots of people are getting both a FedEx and an installer delivery. I'm beginning to wonder if the installers are hoping to clean out their backrooms on this as well. Just tell them to take it back and please hook up the one you already have.

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 02:09 AM

Well Im starting to think I'll get 2 also. I had emailed D* last night no answer so thats when I called this morning asking for the tracking number and thats when they said no tracking because it wasnt being ship it was being brought by installer. But this evening I got an answer to my email with the tracking number for fed x...they are so clueless..lol
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Posted 08 February 2006 - 08:38 PM

I just tried and it says invalid code. Also says that if I typed it in correct then it must have expired. Daggumit...

#55 OFFLINE   I8>DVR

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 08:44 PM

Yeah when I first ordered mine it said "not applicable", then next day it said "shipped", then today it says "not applicable" again!! :hurah: The whole time is also said that installation was scheduled for this Friday!!! Who knows!!!??? On another BB I was reading people saying they had gotten both one delivered and one brought by an installer and hooked them both up!!!


Thought I would just add an update.. My order on the website still says installer coming on Friday and last night I got a phone confirmation for installation also. Today Fedex delivered a HDVR2 at my doorstep. Guess we will see what the installer brings Friday! :P

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Posted 10 February 2006 - 01:11 PM

Thought I would just add an update.. My order on the website still says installer coming on Friday and last night I got a phone confirmation for installation also. Today Fedex delivered a HDVR2 at my doorstep. Guess we will see what the installer brings Friday! :P



Well, I ordered one. Installer showed up today with a R15. He isntalled and left while I'm arueing to a CSR about no annual commitment. Finally, she says it's a mistake and will take it out. It's also noted in my account, so we'll see if it gets updated. Right now my account online says No annual commitment AND annual commitment. lol And what do you know, after all this Fedex shows up with a HDVR2. So....what should I do with this now?

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Posted 10 February 2006 - 01:13 PM

But these are all refurbished 40 GB HDD Tivo units and are drop shipped to the customer, with the installer coming later to do the install. I think we may be talking about two different things here.



Nope. See my post. Installer came and installed a R15. After he left, Fedex showed up with a HDVR2

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Posted 10 February 2006 - 02:14 PM

My advice would be to return teh R15, and keep the HDVR2, and that way they cant claim you owe them a 2 year commitment. IF you keep the R15, their mistake or not, you should be required to adhere to a new 2 year commitment since you activated a new advanced receiver

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Posted 10 February 2006 - 03:15 PM

My advice would be to return teh R15, and keep the HDVR2, and that way they cant claim you owe them a 2 year commitment. IF you keep the R15, their mistake or not, you should be required to adhere to a new 2 year commitment since you activated a new advanced receiver



So what about the customers ONLY receiving a R15...

#60 OFFLINE   I8>DVR

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Posted 10 February 2006 - 04:38 PM

My advice would be to return teh R15, and keep the HDVR2, and that way they cant claim you owe them a 2 year commitment. IF you keep the R15, their mistake or not, you should be required to adhere to a new 2 year commitment since you activated a new advanced receiver



Well installer showed up today with an R15 and hooked it up. I have the HDVR2 fedex brought still sitting in the box, he knew nothing about it... :lol:

Here is apparently an "official" take from DTV. I found this on the tivo message board , someone called DTV and they just said keep it!

"My R15 was 14.95 and the HDVR2 was free.
I was sent a HDVR2 and the installer had an R15. I had the R15 installed and was going to send the HDVR2 back. DTV was sending Fedex today to pick it up. While I was at work I wondered how much it would cost to purchase the HDVR2. So I called 800-824-9081 and asked the rep how much. She said there is no charge and I could keep the unit. I asked her 5 different ways if it was free and to make absolutely sure so the D* police don't come and get me. So free it is and now for the activation.



http://www.tivocommu...2&

what a deal! :hurah:

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Posted 13 February 2006 - 01:03 PM

I entered the code into the Directv accound upgrade page and they mailed me a Directv Tivo..referbished. The installer came and installed a new R-15???? What ever I didnt say no....Has this happend to anyone else?

Update....I guess I should have read the thread alittle better...LOL Sorry..

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Posted 14 February 2006 - 07:23 PM

Today, the installer arrived (ahead of time) with a new R-15 and installed it.
A week ago FedEx delivered a HDVR2 (which looks new).
I now have two R-15's (installed) and a HDVR2 sitting on the shelf.
Unlike many, this is my first experience with DVR's of any type so I really don't have any problems with the R-15 (ignorance is bliss)

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Posted 15 February 2006 - 07:03 PM

Placed my order last week, got a HDVR2 FedEx to me on Friday. Spent way too much time getting it to run (needed to update from 3.1 to 6.2) and the unit will still lockup when I try to list the recorded shows. I've never owned a Tivo before, always preferred ReplayTV. The R15 isn't the easiest to navigate, but it's quick and doesn't lockup like the Tivo that I received does. Hopefully when the installer shows up this Friday he'll have a R15 with him to install.

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 06:10 PM

i just ordered mine today and there was no programming commintment

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 06:14 PM

I like to know is the Directv DVR like Comcast On Demand or is it deferent

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 06:31 PM

Placed my order last week, got a HDVR2 FedEx to me on Friday. Spent way too much time getting it to run (needed to update from 3.1 to 6.2) and the unit will still lockup when I try to list the recorded shows. I've never owned a Tivo before, always preferred ReplayTV. The R15 isn't the easiest to navigate, but it's quick and doesn't lockup like the Tivo that I received does. Hopefully when the installer shows up this Friday he'll have a R15 with him to install.

That's not typical. Call DTV and tell them you received a bad unit and want another.

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 10:35 PM

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.



Do they all have the dual live buffer? I have the Hughes and like it better than my r15, so I might take advantage of this offer and shelve the r15 til they get it working better or need a 3rd dvr.

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Posted 18 February 2006 - 09:26 PM

Do they all have the dual live buffer? I have the Hughes and like it better than my r15, so I might take advantage of this offer and shelve the r15 til they get it working better or need a 3rd dvr.


They are all pretty much the same box under the skin. I got a hughes sd40 which matches my original unit.

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Posted 24 February 2006 - 12:56 PM

I just got my Free dvr from directv today from fedex its a Phillips Directv Dvr 7000 at least it matches my Phillips tv set and I am waiting for my appoitment on Sunday

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Posted 25 February 2006 - 08:36 PM

Got a refurb Phillips 7000 (35 hour) unit delivered by FedEx on Wednesday and had it installed today. Boy, I forgot how slow the guide was with the 3.x software, but I don't have it connected to a phone line and won't for a while - it may never get an update. I'm just glad the kids can now record all of their shows on their own unit.

Now that I have a back-up I may stray to one of those other boards and see what these puppies can really do! Anyone know where I can get a cheap 200MB hard drive? ;)

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Posted 25 February 2006 - 09:42 PM

Just got in on this deal, we'll see if I get a shipment. I don't need installation, not sure if I can get out of it.

I do have a random question. I am about 8 months in on a 2 year agreement with DirecTV. I realize this offer does not require a new contract, but if it did, would I have to restart the 2 year contract? Just curious.

Thanks for the info in this thread, very helpful.

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 09:53 AM

If i recall.. these need a landline for the install.. but after that VOIP will work? anyone KNOW for sure?

I just ordered the Free DVR... it is scheduled for install on 03/04/06 -- my telephone line is scheduled to be port over to my VOIP line on 0/30/06

IF the new DVR arrives BEFORE by FED EX.. i can probably get it going myself.... BUT, Murphy's Law says......

Before i start messing with changing work order on phone line (because u know once i do that.. it will be ANOTHER MESS to unravel because any change generally guarantees a screw up... otherwise it is only likely....)

If anyone Knows the answer to this.. re: this DVR.. sure would appreciate your input!
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Posted 26 February 2006 - 10:18 AM

Any Tivo based DVR does require a phone line for the initial call. If you get an R15 it does not.

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 08:29 PM

That is what i thought... figures my land line is supposed to go the DAY B4 the installer comes w/ the DTIVO....
i will have to call and HOPE there is a FEDX tracking no. & DTIVO gets here B4 theinstallers scheduled time...
keep u'r fingas toes eyes n nose crossed for me
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Posted 27 February 2006 - 03:36 AM

I just registered to say thank you to this forum for making us aware of this offer. I was just browsing around and came here from the AVS Forums and saw this thread. Needless to say we're happy whether we get one or two. Bring 'em on!:)




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