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Discussion in 'DIRECTV SD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Chris Blount, Jul 31, 2003.

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  1. Mark Holtz

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    Got the equipment today, but the appointment is the 26th in the afternoon.
     
  2. Timco

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    Call up Expert and let them know. They should give you credit for the shipping.
     
  3. Mark Holtz

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    According to the paperwork:

    There's the out. Only a guarantee of getting an install appointment.
     
  4. Sonnie Parker

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    If I purchased the DirecTV equipment can I install it myself?
     
  5. Mark Holtz

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    Yes, but usually the package deal includes a install. However, if there is custom work that needs to be done, there are additional charges.

    Besides, I prefer someone else to get on the roof and install the Dish. :)
     
  6. Sonnie Parker

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    Actually I was just chatting with a rep at Orbitsat and he stated I would get a $50 discount on self install. I don't have any problems installing it myself. I've always done my own. The cables are already ran so all I should have to do is swap out my dish.

    I just gotta figure out what equipment I want now and if I really want to swap. It's really a tough decision.
     
  7. Bob Haller

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    I am very interested in doing this too. TIVOs sound so good.. Whats the package price that includes locals and free PVR service?

    How is D about out of area nets?

    Is D coming out with the equivalent of a 522?

    Gee so many questions as I never really followed D closely.

    For a 3 slot dish and three PVRs about how much?
     
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    For existing subs you can also get a Series 2 DirecTV DVR from http://www.directv.com/dvroffer

    Use the promo code "FFDVR" and you'll get it for $159 as an existing sub.

    If you're not an existing sub..... hmm...... Maybe you can get a system installed free then do this offer?
     
  10. Mark Holtz

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    Less than 48 hours to go... how long do I need to wait for the program guide before I can start setting Tuesday night programs on a HDVR2?
     
  11. bills976

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    If all goes well, immediately, or at least that's how my T60 worked. Channel logos will take awhile to show up in the banners when changing channels, but the actual guide data should be loaded on the initial download when you will run setup.
     
  12. cnsf

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    It took me less than a day to get my full guide. Trial and error is your best bet.
     
  13. arley

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    anybody out there hear anything about the new Samsung SIR-S4120 with the 120gig drive?

    Last I heard it was supposed to be out this month, but haven't heard anything since July.

    It's listed on the samsung website (www.samsungusa.com) but they don't have any specs there

    arley
     
  14. boba

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    Bob Haller what do you mean by the equivalent of a 522? A 2 tuner DVR? A 120 gig hard drive? Outputs to two TV's? An unknown availability date? An unknown price? A questionable software version?
     
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    I'm curious about the packages being offerred by the online DirecTV retailers (Expert, orbitsat, etc.). Most offer a 2-room system for a new customer, including HDVR2 receiver, standard receiver, 18" dish, and install for $99 or so. Good deal. But if I ever make the jump to D*, I want a PVR in each room - and the deals for this set are in the range of $400. Why would I get a $300 upcharge to add a 2nd HDVR2? Is the additional install work for a 2nd PVR that much of a headache?
     
  16. Mark Holtz

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    I suspect that they didn't figure that most people would want more than one PVR. Oh well.

    I wish DirecTV didn't abandon the DirecTivo name for the line of DVR products. TiVo is a well-known name, and DirecTV with DVR just doesn't sound as good.
     
  17. spanishannouncetable

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    Actually, neither Directv or TiVo has ever officially called the unit a "DirecTiVo". That is a shorthand term created by members of the TiVocommunity. IIRC, TiVo claimed the name on a few documents for trademark purposes but never used it.

    When it first came out, the box simply said "Directv receiver with built-in TiVo service" with a large TiVo guy logo. This was changed to "Directv DVR, powered by TiVo", with a smaller TiVo logo, on the HDVR2 boxes.

    I agree that they should have called it that from the start though. It's shorter, catchy and easy to remember.
     
  18. Mark Holtz

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    Well, the installer was out today. Dish equipment removed from roof for $20 (two story home), DirecTV equipment installed, and for the time being, NFL Sunday Ticket Deal.

    Now, to get the TiVo to update all of it's information.
     
  19. boba

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    Go to Directv's web site USE CODE ffdvr FOR EXISTING CUSTOMERS to upgrade to the DVR price is now $99.00.
     
  20. cnsf

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    I'm surprised they charged you $20 to remove the equipment. It saves them SO much time when you have the mast already attached and the wiring done.
     
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