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9.99 hd ?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by bluegrizzlies1, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. bluegrizzlies1

    bluegrizzlies1 Cool Member

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    I have 1 dvr hd 20 for my main tv I want to get another hd dvr when I get my hd tv for the bedroom does the 9.99 cover both or just 1 ?


    How do I get the best deal on a new hd dvr I see they sell for 199.99 but is there a way to get it at a better price ?
     
  2. Brandon Wedgeworth

    Brandon Wedgeworth Administrator Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    The $9.99 HD Access fee is per account, so it would cover any HD capable receivers you have in your home.

    As for price, you can always call and see what they can do for you. Some people have better luck with this than others. A few people have managed to get a HR20/21 free, some for $99, and some can't seem to get below $199.

    Be aware that adding that activating a new advanced receiver will extend your contract out to 24 months from the date of activation of the new receiver.
     
  3. bluegrizzlies1

    bluegrizzlies1 Cool Member

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    Even if you buy somewhere else like bestbuy or costco it will extend your contract ?
     
  4. davring

    davring Hall Of Fame

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    All the prices you see for the HR series are heavily discounted and subsidized by a 24 month contract extension, much like a cell phone. The HD access fee and the DVR fee are billed per account, you will be charged for an additional receiver monthly, I believe $4.99.

    And Welcome to DBSTAlk!
     
  5. bluegrizzlies1

    bluegrizzlies1 Cool Member

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    thanks I figured it was like the dvr service but I wanted to make sure.
     
  6. xrobmn

    xrobmn Legend

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    yep!
     
  7. bluegrizzlies1

    bluegrizzlies1 Cool Member

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    just like the cellphone companies lol once they get you as a customer hang on for the ride everything you do adds months lmao.
     
  8. davring

    davring Hall Of Fame

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    Most people prefer not to pay full price up front for cell phones. You can if you prefer purchase a HR21 outright from DirecTV(only place that sell outright, I believe) for what I have heard is between $600.00-700.00, and not have a contract.
     
  9. evan_s

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    I believe it's actually 499. The HR21pro can be purchased from places like solid signal for a bit more and is owned also.
     
  10. wingrider01

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    Quick clarification - you are not buying them at Bestbuy or Costco - you are paying a lease acqusition cost,
     
  11. bluegrizzlies1

    bluegrizzlies1 Cool Member

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    Yeah I knew it was a lease that you are buying.

    If I can not get directv to give it to me for 99.99 where is the nest cheapest place to get 1 ?
     
  12. bobnielsen

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    Costco is $169.99.
     

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