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Posted 02 September 2006 - 09:24 AM
Revolutionize your DIRECTV experience
The wait is over! The DIRECTV Plus HD DVR (Model HR20) — with cutting-edge MPEG-4 HD recording technology — has arrived. Through our exclusive partnership with Best Buy, you can lease the HD DVR right now at www.bestbuy.com.
Now is your chance to be among the first to experience DVR technology at its best.
KEY FEATURES OF THE HR20
300 GB SATA internal hard drive
Up to 200 hours of SD programming
Up to 50 hours of MPEG-4 HD programming
2 Satellite Tuners
HDMI, Component, S-video, and Composite Output
Image displays ranging from
480i to 1080i
They want $399 fot it. I think that's ridiculous! I've been a customer for 9 years. I'm going to wait and see if I can get a better deal, possibly a swap out. What do you guys think?
Directv/ HD-DVR HR20-700
Directv/ HD-DVR HR24-500 (2)
Slimline 5 Dish
Premiere package holder
NFL Sunday Ticket Subscriber
Posted 02 September 2006 - 09:44 AM
Posted 02 September 2006 - 10:07 AM
Posted 03 September 2006 - 09:38 AM
Posted 14 September 2006 - 08:54 AM
Their software wasn't set-up to handle a freebie; so, the CSR got permission from her super to run the "lease" as a 3-month payment for $299 total -- and, then, credited back the 3 payments. Says they shouldn't show up on my bill and gave me her badge# to call back if there's a problem.
Should mention I'm a Lifer w/D* -- since month #3 -- and have always been an early adopter w/them.
Mpeg4 hasn't started in my DMA [Albuquerque]; but, she said they want to get the HR20's rolled out and in place asap. Appointment is for tomorrow morning. She also said she'll believe that -- someday -- and gave me the number for the install outfit to check, tomorrow morning. They're backordered most locations, already. She said to figure on a reschedule. Which is OK.
I'm keeping my HR10. The installer is supposed to move it another room for me. Of course, I'm looking forward to doing battle on every step because I won't let someone else get their grubby fingers into my living room electronics. For the HR20 or the HR10.
Tried to weasel a free re-install of the P3 dish on the guest house; but, didn't win that one. Already have a 1-meter dish w/2lnb's over there with my old SD DVR.
Putting the HR10 there will give me an excuse in a year or so -- when 1080p is common -- to upgrade the LR set and move the existing over to the guest house. Tee hee.
I'll let y'all know how it goes.
Posted 15 September 2006 - 10:54 AM
Checked his truck even before he unloaded. It's the lumpy [not slimline] 5 lnb dish and he had the one HR20 in his truck -- along with several more HR10's for folks just climbing on board, I guess.
And we've already "made an arrangement" for him to put the P3 over on the guesthouse hooked up to the HR10. Now, my father-in-law will get CCTV9 biz news from China when he's visiting. And I have a head start on upgrading EVERYTHING a couple years down the road.
Posted 15 September 2006 - 12:36 PM
Gonna resched for next week with a new box.
Posted 15 September 2006 - 12:44 PM
On Wednesday, the website had the option of a HD DVR, but it was not specific as to which HD DVR. The same thing was on there yesterday, but today it has a big red starburst saying "NEW", and it clearly states that it is the DirecTV + HD DVR... yet I still have not received an E-Mail... should I call?
Posted 15 September 2006 - 12:55 PM
DIRECTV employee since May 2003.
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