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Bullet Point Update- HD Tivo shipment

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by scottchez, Apr 19, 2004.

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  1. scottchez

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    Feb 4, 2003

    So that you do not have to go to that other thread and read through Hundreds of posts here is the summary that I had after reading them up to now.



    - Valueeletronics.com cofirmed next batch of shipping today. Tracking numbers are being Emails to those in the next batch

    - Best buy is still saying next week

    - Expert Sat claims to have some in today.

    - other Updates below

    I will be on vacation for the next week so if others could please keep updating at the end, that would be great- thanks.


    -ValueElectronics- Wendy who works there said the first 350 people on the pre-order list will ship Thursday. Robert the owner said several Pallets will be in by the end of May.


    - Weakness.com is now trying to over charge people, asking for $1,299. Theres are due in by May 6th.

    -Tweeter is saying delivery on 4/30 at the Distro center. Depending on that stores truck schedule some may get it by 5/4/04 or 5/6/04 for Pre-order shipments.

    -Best Buy is now saying May 6th for Ship date.
    -Value Electronics, no change (see below)
    -Good Guys, May 2. 892 people on the list currently
    -Solid Signal May3


    - Many got Emails from Best Buy saying the ship date was pushed back to 5/6/04

    - Value Electronics is saying this is there current schedule from Direct TV

    4/21 168 shipped to customers already, tacking confirmed in UPS.
    4/30 168 shipping (we may receive 42 sooner)
    5/03 60 shipping
    5/19 60 shipping
    5/28 450 shipping
    total 906

    - Many are reporting that Best Buy.com is taking pre orders with delivery next week. Many have posted there order numbers. The item is hard to find on there web site, but it is there.


    - People have been posting that they have received there Tracking Numbers. The HD Tivo is on the way. Some ordered over night air. We should see the first actual customer (non beta NDA tester) review soon.

    - Several have called Good Guys. They all seems to be saying- in there
    distro center by 4/28 and then to the stores by May 1st for pre-orders

    - There are now Photos confirming that they are now in, and shipping today.
    See the link below for the pictures. The pictures show Robert standing by
    them. NOTE: the picture link has not always been working.
    Here is one that was uploaded: (cut and paste the whole line into IE).


    - Word is that Robert flew to one of the Direct TV regional distro centers
    and that is why He was the only retailer able to receive them faster. He
    plans to ship from there.

    - Some customers have upgraded to Over night air and will have them Thurs
    This is for the first 174 Pre-oders from Value Electronics.

    - Robert just posted the the first 174 will for sure ship Wed AM 04/21/2004
    (see Doug's post below)

    - Robert seemed so sure it was like He had them already. He said He was
    just being conservative with the May 1st post.

    - All other retailers, based on other posts they are still saying first of
    May for there first shipments all the way to the end of may. Depends on


    - Robert said from the Conference call shipments are delayed again (very end of April now}

    - Robert from Value Electronics is said to have a 5PM ET Monday conference
    call with Direct on the Shipping.

    - The HD Tivo has not been delivered to any store yet as of Monday noon.

    - The HDMI port is fixed (this had caused some delays).

    - Production shipments with the fixed HDMI port should ship sometime this
    week to ValueElectronics and maybe to other Big Box stores.

    - Some 200 final Production release HD Tivos were shipped to Beta Testers
    and Direct Executives and one to Robert in the last 1-2 weeks. These
    were found to have the HDMI port not to spec for 3rd party cables.

    Please feel free to add more to this list, but only summary information. Nothing else, we need a short bullet point list, like what you would give an executive.
  2. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

    Jun 22, 2001
    Thanks for the update Scott. I've stuck this thread. Any new updates that come through please post them here. This should help keep everyone informed of the HD Tivo status rather than trying to search through the thread list.
  3. SParker

    SParker Active Member

    Apr 27, 2002
    Thanks Scott! I hope Robert gets a bigger inital shipment than he was expecting!
  4. tds4182

    tds4182 Legend

    Jul 17, 2003
    Robert just posted a message on another forum that the shipment has been delayed until the week of 4/26--no further info available at this time.

  5. hongcho

    hongcho AllStar

    Mar 25, 2004
    Not only that, DirecTV is now not even telling an estimate to Robert at VE. Robert "thinks" that his first shipment should ship next week, but that's just Robert's estimate.

  6. dswallow

    dswallow Godfather

    Mar 31, 2003
    On 4/20/2004, Robert posted (http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?postid=1890686#post1890686):
  7. hongcho

    hongcho AllStar

    Mar 25, 2004
    What do you know, just as I was done with the above reply...

    EDIT: Doug beat me to it. :)

  8. aaronwt

    aaronwt Legend

    Aug 14, 2003
  9. scottchez

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    Feb 4, 2003
    Looking at the pictures- 7 in a stack times 6 stacks. Thats only 43.

    Looks like they are on pallets, bet theres more not shown or already on the dock for out bound shipping.
  10. dswallow

    dswallow Godfather

    Mar 31, 2003
    7 * 6 = 42

    42 * 4 = 168
  11. hongcho

    hongcho AllStar

    Mar 25, 2004
    UPS Tracking # received!

  12. scottchez

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    Feb 4, 2003
    More stores are taking pre-oders with estimated delivery next week or the first week of May.
  13. uwahusky

    uwahusky AllStar

    Apr 21, 2004
    How long has BestBuy been taking pre-orders? Where are people posting their order numbers.

    I have one ordered now through Best Buy and one through American Satellite. Whoever can get it here first gets to keep their money. The other gets a cancelled order or a return.
  14. hongcho

    hongcho AllStar

    Mar 25, 2004
  15. scottchez

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    Feb 4, 2003
    Updated counts are in many threads at many different boards today.
  16. scottchez

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    Feb 4, 2003
    Someone in the Tivo Comun. posted an Email they got from Best buy today.


    Thank you for contacting Best Buy about your order. I'm Crystal with Customer Care.

    We appreciate your comments about receiving your order.

    Our records show that the release date for this item is May 6, 2004. You should receive it on or around this date. Other people who have purchased it will also get it around this date as we do not have it available for shipment yet.
  17. scottchez

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    Feb 4, 2003
    There are several new threads out there of people call Tweeters and geting an schedual update as of last night- updated above.
  18. scottchez

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    Feb 4, 2003
    weakness.com is seeing the high demand and is now asking for $200 more than MSRP or $300 more than the Value Electronics early pre-order price. I would just wait an an other week or so and may the $999 MSRP. This mark up does not seem right.
    Here is the Email I got today:

    From: "WeaKnees.com" <info@weaknees.com> Add to Address Book
    Subject: HD TiVo Pre-order Opportunity

    Thank you for expressing an interest in purchasing a high-definition
    You are receiving this email because you are one of the first people
    to sign
    up on our HD TiVo list (we have received over 5,000 inquiries and

    Early next week, we will be receiving a small allotment of the HR10-250
    DirecTV High Definition DVRs with TiVo. We have received countless
    from people offering small fortunes for an early unit, but we have
    decided to
    offer these first units to those who signed up with us early on our
    list. We
    expect to have these units ready to ship on Tuesday, May 4th, but in
    event no later than Thursday, May 6th.

    We will have 30 of these units and will be offering them on a
    first-served basis to those who have signed up on our pre-order list.
    At the
    end of this email is a special link that can be used to purchase one of
    units. The price is $1,299* for new and existing DirecTV subscribers.
    order must be placed using this email address - other orders will be
    on hold.
  19. dswallow

    dswallow Godfather

    Mar 31, 2003
    You mean $300 more than MSRP or $400 more than the Value Electronics pre-order price.

    $1299 - $999 = $300
    $1299 - $899 = $400

  20. JLucPicard

    JLucPicard Hall Of Fame

    Apr 27, 2004
    At the risk of being chased off this board, I am OK having to wait a few weeks to get the HR10-250. My question is, I cannot pre-order through Best Buy's web site (Coming Soon) and am looking to order through Value Electronics. Is the general feeling that I am almost assured a unit by mid- to late-May if I go that route?

    I've actually got the installer coming this weekend to set up the HD Dish. I am primarily interested in getting things all in place by football season, but the sooner the better, right?

    Any thoughts on what might be my best bet? And maybe on another vein, are these places anywhere close to getting these into their stores? Or is pre-order still a much faster way to go?

    I am so glad I found this board - lots of great information and many good heads. Thanks, guys!
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