HD-DVR Price drop is offical

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  1. Jan 11, 2008 #81 of 121
    Elephanthead

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    Damn, I stopped at costco Wednesday to see if they had HR20s, they did not, but for 169, I would have pulled the trigger and just waited for OTA add on. Oh well.
     
  2. Jan 11, 2008 #82 of 121
    CJTE

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    The Mfr date determines wether or not the HD receivers included HDMI cables.
     
  3. Jan 11, 2008 #83 of 121
    dtrell

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    call retention. everyone else is ripping them off.
     
  4. Jan 11, 2008 #84 of 121
    BK EH

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    You can't rip off someone who has the control, sets the prices and decides if they want to give you any given deal.
     
  5. Jan 11, 2008 #85 of 121
    dtrell

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    you can when one CSR says "oh here have this this and this" and another CSR says "sir there is no such thing and there is no way i could do that even if i wanted to"
     
  6. Jan 11, 2008 #86 of 121
    TheRatPatrol

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    So did the HR20's come down in price too, or just the HR21's?

    Thanks
     
  7. Jan 11, 2008 #87 of 121
    CJTE

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    I would make the assumption that any HR20-100's that are left also have the price drop, Earl hasnt stated wether or not the -100's are still in production. But I would coming with the official announcement of the AM-21 means the official stop of production of the HR20 line. Time will tell.
    In the meantime, if I were also to assume that HR20-100's are still being produced, then yes, they too have dropped in price.
     
  8. Jan 11, 2008 #88 of 121
    randalldavis

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    I had the exact thing happen to me. I emailed them from their web page and got a reply with the magic retention number to call.
    Called them today and complained about the price drop. Told the guy BB and COSTCO had them for sale at $100.00 discounted price and the guy credited my account 100.00.
    Got an email from them confirming the credit.
    I immediately went to Costco and got a second HR21 for $169.

    I am very happy:)

    See they got my money anyway, just this way I' happy and they get a monthly fee:)

    Randall
     
  9. Jan 11, 2008 #89 of 121
    denness544

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    My current setup:

    Receivers:
    (1) HR20
    (1) R15
    (3) Standard DTV receivers

    I would like to replace one of the standard DTV receivers with an HR21 that I plan to pick up from Costco. There is only 1 cable running to that receiver. Now I don't know what type of switch or dish I have. With just the information I provided you guys, is it possible for me to run the extra cable line myself from the switch to where I will be replacing the standard DTV receiver with the HR21? I am trying to avoid having an installer from DirecTV to come out.

    Thanks in advance for any help!
     
  10. Jan 12, 2008 #90 of 121
    lwilbur

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    I sent an email as well. They respond with a special number to call and a pin #. I called and got right in (less then a minute).

    If this route doesnt work I am thinking there is a return period on the receiver (couple of days - I may be wrong). Return it for credit and buy another a the lower price
     
  11. Jan 12, 2008 #91 of 121
    marker101

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    I ordered one on Thursday at the new price, and they sent me a refurb'd HR20-100. So, yes, they are included in the price drop.
     
  12. Jan 12, 2008 #92 of 121
    Heem(JimmyG)

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    Follow up:

    I took my receipt back to costco and told them about the price reduction. The front end manager asked me what promotion/incentives I had received on this receiver. I told him that I had purchased two receivers, one from D* and one from Costco and that I had not gotten any incentives on the one purchased from Costco. He then authorized the $100 refund + tax.

    Granted, it was the right thing to do as most stores honor a 30 day price match policy, but it was nice to walk out with an extra bill in the pocket.
     
  13. Jan 12, 2008 #93 of 121
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    I just ordered two HR21s at $99. MLB EI in HD, FSNY HD and MSG HD made me
    do it.
     
  14. Jan 12, 2008 #94 of 121
    BarkingGhost

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    On 12/31/2007 I had two orders pending. One was for an HD DVR at no cost as part of a negotiated solution to not closing my account. Thank you, DirecTV. But the second order placed at the same time I was charged the full $299 price.

    On 1/1/2008, I went online and rescheduled my orders to the end of the month. Someone told me on another forum that something would occur after 1/10/2008 and I guess he was right. I am now thinking of calling back DirecTV to renegotiate the price on the second HD DVR.

    I'm guessing this shouldn't be a problem because I could cancel the second order and just re-order it at the new $199 price, right?
     
  15. Jan 12, 2008 #95 of 121
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    and will you be installing the second unit. or want D* to install it. they charge 99 for an install, and so if D* installs it total cost will still be 298
    you install, 199
     
  16. Jan 12, 2008 #96 of 121
    viperlmw

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    I just oredered an HD DVR. After 2 calls and speeking to 4 different people, I finally got through to the "cancellation department". I was offered a $100 instant rebate and 3 months of free HD service. My order total is $124.89 ($99 for the dvr, 19.95 handling and 5.94 in tax. Free install scheduled for Monday! Plus the free 3 months. I am a happy camper!
     
  17. Jan 12, 2008 #97 of 121
    curt8403

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    Congrats, but please do not spread it around, if everyone tries that the offer will soon disappear forever
     
  18. Jan 12, 2008 #98 of 121
    seern

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    It sounds like such a great deal, but with the HR21 not having OTA connections it is of very little use to me. It is anyones guess when Richmond Va area will get the HD locals.
     
  19. Jan 12, 2008 #99 of 121
    curt8403

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    D* has announced that they will have an external OTA tuner for the HR21
     
  20. dieseladdict

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    Call and see if they will send you a HR20. I ordered one yesterday. It was on my doorstep this morning. Its a refurb but it works.
     
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