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Discounted AM21

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by scarylibrary23, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. scarylibrary23

    scarylibrary23 Legend

    Jul 31, 2008
    Anyone think it is possible to get a discount on the am21 it i call them? or has anyone had any luck. Or maybe u have one u can sell me.
  2. joshjr

    joshjr Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    NE Oklahoma
    Yeah. Especially if D* does not offer your locals or offers some but not all. Just call and say I need OTA to get a full compliment of locals and my reciever does not have OTA tuners. Let them know you have read that some are getting AM21's for free and you want to know if you can get one as well.
  3. CCarncross

    CCarncross Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2005
  4. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 26, 2010
    Texas City, TX
    Abt has them for $59 and free shipping.

    DirecTV charges $50 and $20 for shipping.
  5. mdavej

    mdavej Hall Of Fame

    Jan 30, 2007
    Got mine on ebay for $35 shipped. Took a while to find a deal like that though. I had no luck convincing D* to give me one, but it's worth a shot.
  6. killerko

    killerko Cool Member

    Jul 19, 2008
    Ive requested & received two free ones. Both times as an addition to hr21 upgrades & I do get my locals from D. I use them for the adjacent market which is about as close as my own dma.
  7. DarinC

    DarinC Hall Of Fame

    Aug 31, 2004
    Sure, but that's hardly an apples to apples comparison. That's a dual tuner ATSC and QAM unit, which can be networked and shared by all of your PCs. They are really nice units. You can get single tuner ATSC usb tuners for as little as $25, so you could easily attach two of those to a PC for $50.

    But yeah, the AM21s are owned, not leased, so I'd shop ebay if you wanted to save money.
  8. jamieh1

    jamieh1 Hall Of Fame

    May 1, 2003
    I just called Directv and said I need a AM21 , didnt ask for it free. Just said I had a HR21 and needed a tuner, he sent me one out free of charge.

    When I call I always at the prompt "What is your reason for calling" I say cancel service, so I can bypass the tier 1 csr's.
    When the guy answered I said I need a tuner for my HR21. He never said a price. He set let check on that, came back and said it will ship out free of charge you'll have in 3 days.
  9. Homebrew101

    Homebrew101 Legend

    Jul 12, 2006
    as I've had to upgrade boxes to newer boxes not containing built-in tuners, both times I was charged $50 for the AM-21 but then issued offsetting five $10 monthly credits (the first time) and a single $50 credit the 2nd time

    my reason was that they do not offer all of my locals yet - half are not even carried in SD and they are the ones that installed my antennae initially to lure me to D* from cable that carried locals

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