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Charge remotes for upgrade??

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by jbci, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. jbci

    jbci Cool Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    I just received 2 replacement HD DVR's for an old SD Tivo reveiver and a SD tuner. The only thing that came in the box was the receivers and card. No cables or converters, no remote and not even a power cord.

    I called DTV and the rep told me I had to use the old ones from my old receivers. She didn't quite understand why the 10 year old Tivo remote wouldn't work with the new receiver. I asked to speak with someone else and was transferrred.

    The new agent I spoke to apologized and after almost 40 minutes on the phone agreed to send the cables and converters but insisted on charging me for remotes. At that point I told him to cancel my service if he expected me to have 200+ channels and have to get up and walk to the TV every time I wanted to change them. He realized how stupid that sounded and after 20 more minutes figured out how to send me the remotes for free.

    What is DirecTV thinking???
  2. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    I'm glad you got it straightened out.
  3. rsblaski

    rsblaski Icon

    Jul 6, 2003
    Southern Nevada
    Nobody really knows, including D*.
    I got my "anniversary" dvr for the cost of shipping. I told them it was going to be an addition, not a replacement. I got an HR21 with no remote and no DECA. I called and got them shipped without any problem or cost.
    When taking an order, the CSR can see on the screen what equipment and service the caller has, and what is needed to connect the dvr to the customer's system. The remote and DECA should have been added to the original order.
  4. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    Maybe they aren't expecting people to actually use their remote. That's about all I can come up with. But yeah, if it's not a replacement for a similar box, it should come with the remote and cables.
  5. wahooq

    wahooq New Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    Tulsa, OK
    Upgrades should always come with a remote....and replacements if an upgraded model....yeah shouldn't be that hard

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