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HR10-250 and MPEG4; Upgrade Offer

Discussion in 'DIRECTV SD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Earl Bonovich, Aug 3, 2007.

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  1. Milominderbinder2

    Milominderbinder2 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '08

    Oct 8, 2006
    I keep refining our notes based on everyone's best tips. I called a couple days ago about my old Sony SAT-T60 and they would do this deal even for an old SD. Here they are...

    Getting a Good Deal on an HR20

    Good luck!

    - Craig
  2. bustert

    bustert Mentor

    Sep 14, 2007
    I am getting ready to try for at least one HR 20 to replace one of my two HR 10 250'S. I am wondering if I should I go for both now, and will they do two for $20@ do you think? (including the 5 LNB and install)

    The other thought was do one now and wait on the second to see if a new TiVo will be available to swap for later?

    Is the SWM(?) available now? I have an OTA attic antenna diplexed in now but I understand that won't work with the HR 20. Correct?

  3. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Supreme Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 20, 2004
    Galactic Empire
    There isn't going to be a new DirecTV HD TIVO, so don't wait on that. Secondly, OTA antennas will work fine with the HR20s. I've got the Silver Sensor on my HR20-700 and it works fine.
  4. dennisdh

    dennisdh Legend

    Nov 20, 2006
    I have an hr20-700 and a hr10-250 does any body know if I can get a deal on upgrding my hr10-250 to hr20? and if so details please.
  5. msmith

    msmith Icon

    Apr 23, 2002
    In other threads, folks are indicating that if you haven't gotten a deal on an HR20 in the last 6 months you should be able to get the HR20 for free. You'll most likely be able to keep the HR10 and continue to use it (though not for MPEG4) for the extra receiver fee of $5.
  6. bullitt

    bullitt Legend

    Apr 26, 2002
    Here's my take on this.
    We all understand that technology changes and usually you have a choice whether or not to keep pace. An example is Digital Sound Processing for Home Theater, DD 5.1. 6.1, 7.1, DTS, Pro Logic I, Pro Logic II etc. I have an investment in thousands of dollars in a Processor and Amp for my system that is 5.1. I have opted to stay with 5.1 and I suffer no real disadvantage. I do not have to replace it because it is still compatible with todays technology and available sources. I do not have to replace my Progressive Scan DVD player because of Blue Ray or HD DVD. If you replace the operating system for a subscription based business then you need to upgrade your customers for free or make it backward compatible.
    If Verizon swithces to new system and my phone is rendered useless then I expect them to replace it or allow me to opt out of my contract.

    By the way, I got my HR20-700 upgrade including 5LNB Dish and Multiswitch for free when last software update for 10-250 screwed it up.
  7. Milominderbinder2

    Milominderbinder2 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '08

    Oct 8, 2006
    Jump in now while they are still doing the $19 deals!

    Getting a Good Deal on an HR20

    I got actually better than the $19 deal on my old Sony SD TiVo.

    Operators are standing by!

    - Craig
  8. sunking

    sunking Godfather

    Feb 17, 2004
    Today I actually managed to get D* to pay me to upgrade!

    I called them this morning and finagled the $19.99 deal. Initially they offered me the standard $99 deal. I said I'd have to think about it, mentioned how if you figure out the life of my tivo it comes out to over $300/year this thing cost me and that I knew people were being offered 19.99. All the while being as polite as one can possibly be when you are calling out a company :). I was really trying to be as polite as possible just because it's the way I am. She did another one of those back in 5 minutes while I check (like when a car salesman goes to talk to his manager, only these guys probably play a few games of minesweeper :) She came back and gave me what I expected.

    Then I simply asked if they could do it so that if I were to buy one from a local store if they'd give me a credit when I activated it. I simply hate waiting for stuff in the mail when I could have it withing 30 minutes.

    She agreed, however said she can't do more than a $250 credit at a time. I said that's fine, no problem. I'll pay for my impatience.

    So, off I go to Costco and low and behold, $269. So I'm all happy figuring my impatience cost me nothing, I'm still getting it for ~$20.

    So I get home, verify I have the note about getting the credit and activate. After activation they had to send me back to retention because apparently they were the only ones who could actually apply the credit. They said 'no problem', you have a $280 credit! I said, 'err...great!' and was on my merry way. ~$7 in my pocket after taxes! I checked online and the credit is there.

    By the way, everyone I talked to was very courteous throughout the whole thing.
  9. onin24eagle

    onin24eagle Legend

    Aug 6, 2005
    Bill Gates? What does he have to do with any of this? YOU say derogatory. I was not using "geek" as a derogatory term. Actually, I am one of the "geeks" who hangs here which is why i know anything at all about upgrading.
  10. Drew2k

    Drew2k New Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    Dude, you're replying to a post from two and a half months ago! Maybe you should visit DBSTalk more often?! :p
  11. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    Did you read the previous posts? I was not looking for an argument with "geeks" but defending them.
  12. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    WHAT WAS THAT? From August? And he hangs out here? Methinks he doth protest too much.
  13. nuke

    nuke AllStar

    Aug 14, 2003
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