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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. Scooter22

    Scooter22 Legend

    Jun 22, 2007
    Well, I decided to just give them a call and they upgraded me for the $20 shipping fee. They offered it to me for $100 but I balked and said that was too much and they ended up giving it to me for "free".

    Of course, they did add 2 years to my contract, but that's fine with me.
  2. Scooter22

    Scooter22 Legend

    Jun 22, 2007
    Whoops, I forgot to refresh this page before my second reply. In other words, I didn't see your post until I quoted myself.

    Thanks! :up:
  3. mitchflorida

    mitchflorida Godfather

    May 18, 2009
    There is no rule that you have to accept anything the installer has on his truck. If you want an HR-24 , tell him so. If he can't get you one, just cancel the install and try again in a couple of months. You won't have extended your contract and don't have to get something you don't want.
  4. mitchflorida

    mitchflorida Godfather

    May 18, 2009
    By the way, the new Receiver isn't "free". It isn't a gift. They are locking you into two more years of contract and possibly higher monthly fees.
  5. Shockee

    Shockee New Member

    Jan 18, 2011
    I just recently upgraded to Whole Home DVR service which included adding an additional free HR-24 DVR to replace an HD receiver. So I now have two DVR's (the new HR-24 and an older HR-20)and one HD receiver unit. There was no cost for this equipment upgrade.

    I asked about the new HR-34, but they wanted full price for one and I wasn't in a mood to try to argue about it. Plus, the two DVRs combined give me 4 tuners and the new HR-24 has a 500g hard-drive. That's plenty sufficient for my viewing habits. They did stick me with a new 2-year contract but I don't mind since I have been with D* for 12 years and will probably will never leave them.
  6. mitchflorida

    mitchflorida Godfather

    May 18, 2009
    A couple of questions:

    If you are in the living room, how do you have the bedroom DVR tape the show?

    Was there any shipping or install charge?
  7. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    You can do it with a computer, smartphone app, iPad app etc. Not from the other DVR directly.
  8. jmillecpa

    jmillecpa Mentor

    Jul 17, 2003
    I have been thinking about the 2nd DVR. I currently have HR24-500 and H24 receivers. I have never liked the functionality on the H24 receiver. The HR24 has been flawless for the last 2 years.

    Extending my contract for 2 years for an unknown possibly refurbished receiver is a non-start for me. I can buy a new second HR 24 for less than $200. When I activate it will it extend my contract?
  9. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

    Nov 2, 2007
    NE FL
    When you lease and then activate it, you will add two years to your contract.
  10. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    Don't you find it amazing how advertisers use the word "free"? Can't be free if it's encumbered.

  11. bwil7105

    bwil7105 New Member

    Jun 29, 2009
    I ordered the freebie HDDVR and I got a HR24-500. I am very happy with that.

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