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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by DavidMi, Jun 3, 2010.
It should be out there until 7/21 at least...
I'm using FF 3.6.6 as well (under XP SP3), but nowhere do I see anything about Free HD unless I switch to IE. Must be something about the version of java or some other helper/plug-in I'm running.
I'm using FF 3.6.6 on Win 7.
I'm expecting longer - DirecTV put a lot of work into all of the modifications to their site to get those messages there (most didn't appear until a week after the offer began). I don't expect them to hit the undo button.
That's not to say that the "free HD" offers absolutely won't end 7/21 ... but the risk is taken by anyone who doesn't sign up before the published date.
I suspect you are correct on both main points.
I finally got around to call about the free HD for existing subs. The CSR I spoke with put me on hold and when she returned she said that the free HD for 2 years was good to go. Since I already was on auto pay, she just reminded me that would have to be maintained for the two years. And she also offered $5 off of Showtime. I declined. And in passing she mentioned that in 2 years something else might be available.
My guess, in two years, HD will be so wide-spread across both cable & satellites, that it would look upon as an excessive charge. With people bringing up that there was no 'color' charge when color was introduced as a comparison to today's greedy companies.
My thoughts too!
Except that the charge to "color" back then was the cost of getting a new color TV.
And, I suspect that the TV stations may have upped the cost to advertisers when they started to broadcast in olor.
Here may be the answer as to why some are seeing the Free HD banner with certain browsers and others don't see it. I design and build web sites and have 4 browsers installed to test my sites.
I don't see it on Firefox or IE, but I have cookies for their web site for my account on both of them.
I look at the web site using Google and Safari, which I don't have cookies for my account information in, and I see the red free HD banner on both of them.
The founder and CEO of another satellite company mentions that in a new commercial. You don't pay extra for color ... you shouldn't pay extra for HD.
(Of course his company still charges extra for HD if one doesn't agree to autopay/paperless billing or pay a one time fee.)
That's a nice theory and a nice philosophy.
Many will agree, me included.
Let's see if it holds up.
I regularly reminded my kids as the grew up that when they saw the word "free"...it was a misnomer....and that they would ultimately have to pay "something" for it one way or another. I suspect this will be no different. If its removed as a billing line item by both sat providers...it doesn't mean it's necessarily "free". It can be buried in another fee someplace else.
That goes without saying.
Based on reading the entire thread....it actually needed to be said. :lol:
Truly the only way to not pay for it is to hook up the antenna and stop paying Dirvectv anything.
That is FREE!
...doesn't that still take electricity?
I've got the power ...
Speaking of which - we're drifting. Let's talk about Free HD for life.
Available on DirecTV for at least three more days.
make sure to ask for promotions. first csr put me right through when I asked her. they gave me the free HD for 24 months along with Starz free for three months for being a loyal customer...
This is what i get,,,,
Nice job of not quoting the bottom of that page in your link:
You know, Blaze, you disprove the aphorism that even a stopped clock is right twice a day. :nono2:
That's why people need to be care about this offer on top said "TO ALL CUSTOMERS" But the fine print states otherwise or does it?
Carl Spock i even asked Directv about Free for life for new Customer's they said in the Retention departmen, that's Only for 2 yrs for new Customers.:lol:
Also i would fall into New Customer HD, because i have SD you can turn this upside down inside out, it's how you look at it