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Free HD for life (24 months for existing subs)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by DavidMi, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    It should be out there until 7/21 at least...
     
  2. sungam

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    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.
     
  3. RACJ2

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    I'm using FF 3.6.6 on Win 7.
     
  4. James Long

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    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.
     
  5. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    I suspect you are correct on both main points.
     
  6. jdspencer

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    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.:)
     
  7. Drucifer

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    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.
     
  8. jdspencer

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    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.
     
  9. loudo

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    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.
     
  10. James Long

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    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.)
     
  11. hdtvfan0001

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    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.
     
  12. joed32

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    That goes without saying.
     
  13. hdtvfan0001

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    Based on reading the entire thread....it actually needed to be said. ;):D:lol:
     
  14. Spanky_Partain

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    Truly the only way to not pay for it is to hook up the antenna and stop paying Dirvectv anything. ;)

    That is FREE! :)
     
  15. hdtvfan0001

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    ...doesn't that still take electricity? ;):D
     
  16. James Long

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    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.

    :backtotop
     
  17. cobaltblue

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    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...
     
  18. Blaze

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    This is what i get,,,,

    http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/content/competition/comcast/hd
     
  19. Carl Spock

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    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:
     
  20. Blaze

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    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:

    EDIT
    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 :)
     

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