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Free HD DVR offer at directv.com for long time customers.

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by bwil7105, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. bwil7105

    bwil7105 New Member

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    Does anyone know what model you get if you order this. I know it's not going to be an HR34, but what model HR24 do you get?
     
  2. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

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    It can be anything from a HR21 to a HR24, but I'd count on a refurb HR21/22/23 and very doubtful on a HR24.
     
  3. kkl

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    I received my free ($19.95 S&H) HD DVR the other day and it was a refurb'd HR21, just like many predicted. Seems like a sideways move or downgrade for my HR20-100.
     
  4. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    It is a downgrade :)
    Bet they got you for a new 2 yr contract too.
     
  5. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    If you want a HR24 then purchase one from SolidSignal and ask DirecTV for a credit.
     
  6. dpeters11

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    Unless you really want 3D...
     
  7. johnee249

    johnee249 New Member

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    For $100 they upgraded me to the HR34/700 and keeping my old DVR.
     
  8. acer505

    acer505 Cool Member

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    Have them send a Teck out to replace the DVR they only carry new models on the truck.
    That is what the teck that was at my house last week tolled me.
     
  9. Brubear

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    Not true. You get what you get. The local tends to reserve the HR24s for new customers and upgrades for existing tend to get earlier platform refurbs. Not 100%, but prolly 50/50.
     
  10. west99999

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    Not true have not seen a HR24 in at least 1 1/2 to 2 months everything coming through the entire installation work force right now is 95% refurb gear and usually HR22 & HR23 for HDDVRS.
     
  11. trh

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    Whereas three weeks ago I had a tech come out for an acting up HR21. It had to be replaced. They only had new HR24s and said they hadn't received any refurbished equipment in several weeks.

    So you will get whatever the installer has on their truck and that could be new or used.
     
  12. CCarncross

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    All this shows is its hit or miss and it might also depend on which part of the country you are in as to what they have in the nearest distribution center. Bottom line, if you want a specific model you need to order it from somewhere else like solid signal. Unless you are ordering an HMC(HR34)
     
  13. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

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    Ordering the same type equipment to replace it isn't the purpose of the upgrade offers so don't expect newer model numbers as this is not how it's designed to be used at all.
     
  14. rbpeirce

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    I just posted a question about switching from an HR20 to an HR34. One option was to keep the HR20 and to add another H2?. I hadn't thought about the free DVR route. That makes a second unit even more attractive.

    From what people have said you are better off having a tech deliver/install it, but doesn't that cost more money?
     
  15. toneman

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    FWIW--I was able to upgrade my two HR20 boxes to HR24 HD DVRs simply by telling the rep that I had just bought a couple of 3D-capable displays and wanted to take advantage of D*'s 3D programming lineup; the logic I gave the rep was, what good is it for D* to offer 3D channels if their customers don't have the proper receivers to be able to tune into those channels (HR20 not capable of correctly outputting D*'s 3D channels)? Next thing I knew, free equipment upgrade with no 2-year contract renewal/commitment... :D
     
  16. wahooq

    wahooq New Member

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    I wouldnt rely on this happening
     
  17. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Why? It's been done before.
     
  18. Beerstalker

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    I imagine because like it has been posted before DirecTV is cracking down on the amount of freebies, discounts, etc. that are being given out. I imagine this is one of the top ones they want to do away with.
     
  19. Scooter22

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    Anyone gotta link for this "offer?"

    I've been a customer since the late 90s and one of our HD TVs is still using a SD DVR that I'd love to upgrade for free (plus shipping).

    No plans on going anywhere, so I don't mind if they add a couple years to our plan.
     
  20. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

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    No link needed. Call and ask.
     

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