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Another DVR for free... well ok if you insist

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by Bergthold, Apr 1, 2008.

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  1. Bergthold

    Bergthold AllStar

    May 30, 2007
    Last night I got the call. The call from Directv asking if they could "upgrade" my service so that I could get all the latest high definition channels.

    I knew about these calls from reading other posts here, so I thought I'd have a little fun with the customer service rep.

    I asked him if he could see on his computer what equipment I already had, and he said no. He then proceeded to offer me a free HD DVR and a new slim line 5 LNB dish! I told him I already had a slim line dish, and asked him what model number he wanted to send me.

    At this point he kind of knew that I knew what I was talking about. I told him that I already had two HR20-100s, but the receiver in my master bedroom is still a Sony SAT-HD300. So he offer to replace that one with a new DVR completely free of charge I just needed to extend my contract two years.

    Well I still have 14 months left on my current contract, so I figured why not, and took him up on his offer. He of course could not tell me what model number they are sending out, so Friday they are coming out to give me probably a HR21 for free! :D
  2. Brian Hanasky

    Brian Hanasky Godfather

    Feb 22, 2008
  3. tyler_9110

    tyler_9110 New Member

    Feb 1, 2008
    Very Nice Move!
  4. OverThereTooMuch

    OverThereTooMuch Almost a new member

    Aug 18, 2006
    Since you already have the dish, you should call them back and ask them to just mail the new receiver out (instead of making you sit home for the 4 hour install window).

    DTV still hasn't called me, and I actually have a box they want to swap out :mad:
  5. Bergthold

    Bergthold AllStar

    May 30, 2007
    So the installer shows up on Friday not with a DVR, but an H21 Hi-def receiver. I told him they said they were installing a DVR.

    Anyway I called D and asked what was going on. They said oh no you have a Hi-def receiver being installed not a DVR. You would have to pay $199 for another DVR.

    I cancelled the order! Good thing I was going to be home anyway and did not waste any of my time.
  6. birusan

    birusan New Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    The guys who call with the upgrade offer don't know which equipment you have, but the folks at DTV who bill you sure do!

    Using the same logic, I ended up in a protracted disagreement with DTV that ultimately cost me $400 (since I really grew to like those 2 add'l new HR21 HD-DVR's!)
  7. glennb

    glennb Hall Of Fame

    Sep 21, 2006
    Maybe the CSR knew you were "having fun" with him when he called so he decided to "have fun" with you and write up the order for a HD receiver instead of an HD DVR.
  8. bbeeman

    bbeeman Cool Member

    Feb 12, 2008
    Just two weeks after upgrading to an HR21-700 and the 5-LNB dish I got the call also. I'd retired an old Sony A-1 receiver in the bedroom and moved by HR10-250 in there. The rep was happy to agree to replace that, and for once the tech made the appointed time.

    Aside from cutting a groove across the lawn trying to turn his truck around, the install went smoothly. So for zero dollars, and only a two week extension of the commitment I have two HR21-700s.

    So are they just trying to get all the HR-10s out of the field?
  9. tp0d

    tp0d New Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    I have an HR-10 in my daughters room...

    Sure would like a new HR-21... the pro looks damn sweet

    hmm mebe I`ll give -them- a call heh

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