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HD-DVR Price drop is offical

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by rborden, Jan 10, 2008.

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  1. Jan 10, 2008 #21 of 121
    Mike728

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    Best Buy sent out their 12% coupons for this weekend, so their price would actually be $176.
     
  2. Jan 10, 2008 #22 of 121
    Earl Bonovich

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    I have also confirmed that the "purchase to own" price has dropped as well.

    $499
     
  3. Jan 10, 2008 #23 of 121
    kentuck1163

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    My "line-in-the-sand" to upgrade from H20 is still at $99.00.

    My original bluff to switch to DISH was just that, a bluff. But the more I look into it and the more I check out their deals - the more I am really considering it. I'm not happy with the HD Extra Pack fiasco and, DISH has the Jackson, MS HD locals next up on their list - so, I may have to talk to DirecTV retention (my 2-year commitment is up end of March).
     
  4. Jan 10, 2008 #24 of 121
    cartrivision

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    How about the $470 fee for non-return of leased HD DVRs?
     
  5. Jan 10, 2008 #25 of 121
    Draconis

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    <grumble>

    ...And I had though I got a good deal at $260. I should have waited until AFTER the holidays.
     
  6. Jan 10, 2008 #26 of 121
    Carl Spock

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    If you got yours within the last 30 days, I'd call and see what kind of deal you could get on programing. You might get something for free.
     
  7. Jan 10, 2008 #27 of 121
    paulman182

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    They may very well do that for you now, if you call them.
     
  8. Jan 10, 2008 #28 of 121
    bwclark

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    I'll be signing up soon....thanks DirectTV! :)

    Cable Guy
     
  9. Jan 10, 2008 #29 of 121
    shelland

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    And I believe I just got a Reward Zone 'triple points' offer too. I have to decide between that and Costco...

    If I buy at BB or Costco, considering I already have an HR10 in that location with 2 lines, can I plug-and-play it myself? That shouldn't be an issue, should it? It's worth it not to have to take a day off to have an installer screw things up again. (previous 3 installs = 10 install visits)
     
  10. Jan 10, 2008 #30 of 121
    Mike728

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    Yep, plug and play. You'll just have an extra cable if you use the OTA function on your HR10.

    Oh, and don't forget to add the BBC's.
     
  11. Jan 10, 2008 #31 of 121
    kentuck1163

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    They just did. I called them and they are giving it to me for $99.00 + free shipping and installation. They are also throwing in 3 months of free HD services (no charge of 9.99 for that time) + STARZ for 3 months for free. Of course, now I have a weight of a new 2 year commitment - but thats ok.

    I didn't press for more - because I only expect and wanted a reasonable deal - and I think I got that.
     
  12. Jan 10, 2008 #32 of 121
    Chardo

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    So I should be able to call today and get one for $99? What if I need two? BTW, I've been with DTV since 2002, currently owning 2 Ultimate TV receivers and a third standard receiver. I will need 2 HD DVRs, though I can probably continue using my standard receiver for the third TV (an old CRT in the basement). Obviously I will need a new dish and install. So, what price should I expect to pay now for the installed dish with two HD DRVs? Will I need to do the CSR roulette/retention thing?
     
  13. Jan 10, 2008 #33 of 121
    Earl Bonovich

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    My guess... is that you will only get one at $99
    The other at $199

    As for the installation, that is still typically included.

    The only way you are going to know... is call
     
  14. Jan 10, 2008 #34 of 121
    roadrnnr

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    ?

    I stopped at Costco last weekend and the only way I could get the deal on the prices they sell them for is if I signed up for service at the time of Sale.

    How you guys buying them without getting service also.

    I am a new customer but I am having a local sat company install it.

    Also my costco only had the HR-20's
     
  15. Jan 10, 2008 #35 of 121
    shelland

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    Maybe I'll play one round of CSR roulette. I just got a free HR20 in August, so I wonder if they'll give me the $99 price this soon? It might be worth the BB/Costco route just so I don't have to worry about waiting for an install... (since they typically require an installer if you buy through D*, correct)
     
  16. Jan 10, 2008 #36 of 121
    k0rww

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    I was in the Costco in St. Louis and their price was still $269. I failed trying to get them to change the price, at least for now.
     
  17. Jan 10, 2008 #37 of 121
    Fa C Shus

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    When my HR21 came, the BBCs were in the box; are you claiming that if I buy this off the shelf they'd be additional?
     
  18. Jan 10, 2008 #38 of 121
    kentuck1163

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    Since I have an H20 and HD Access already, the $30.00 of free HD Service really made the upgrade only cost me $69.00. Thats really good to me - especially considering that just two weeks ago I couldn't get the CSR to budge from $299.00 and a few days ago they would only come down to $199.00.

    I can't complain.

    Now, if I try to use the AAA discount - will that extend my commitment from the new 2 years (for the HR20) to THREE years???
     
  19. Jan 10, 2008 #39 of 121
    Pink Fairy

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    Yep.
     
  20. Jan 10, 2008 #40 of 121
    dshu82

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    Roadrnnr: There are people on this site that would kill for their Costco to have only HR20's because of the OTA. They have become an endangered species.
     
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