Just Ordered the New DirecTV TiVo from DirecTV

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  1. Feb 9, 2012 #1 of 16
    Captain Spaulding

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    As a long time customer, it was $99.00 plus tax.
     
  2. Feb 9, 2012 #2 of 16
    lotbass

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    Same for me. It showed as $199 until I reentered my login & password, but changed to $99 after that. I did see a $5/mo TIVO charge and a $6/mo additional TV charge will be added.

    Unfortunately for me, I already have one on the way from SolidSignal... it shipped yesterday and is due to arrive tomorrow. I have 2 old DirecTIVOs to replace, so was going to end up getting 2 eventually, but the SS one cost me $199. Guess I'll have to keep reminding myself "thank you to DirecTV for saving me $100 bucks on one of the units". :)
     
  3. Feb 9, 2012 #3 of 16
    Cooper00

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    I was interested until I saw the $20 a month service fee plus the $5 tivo charge. Not interested at $300 per year.
     
  4. Feb 9, 2012 #4 of 16
    Stuart Sweet

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    There is a $5 TiVo fee. That is over and above the $7 receiver fee and $10 DVR fee you would pay with any HD DVR. The DVR fee is one fee per household no matter how many DVRs.
     
  5. Feb 9, 2012 #5 of 16
    Guindalf

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    What $20/Mo service fee????

    The only difference between having a TiVo and the regular HDDVR is a $5 extra charge for the former.
     
  6. Feb 9, 2012 #6 of 16
    bldxyz

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    The $20/month service fee doesn't sound right. How is that fee described/broken down?

    The $5/month TiVo fee is well documented, however. I don't have to pay it because, back in 2002, I bought a "lifetime" thing with my original, SD DirecTiVo box. It has been pretty standard to pay an extra fee for TiVo one way or another. If you did retail TiVo for, say, a cable connection, it would be $19.95 a month to TiVo.


    LOL: three of us jumped on the "$20 per month" thing at the same time!
     
  7. Feb 9, 2012 #7 of 16
    dirtydog2005

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    Well that's disappointing. I'm only seeing the $199 price in my shopping cart so I called. CSR claims that's the best she can do, plus $50 upgrade fee (which I don't see on website at all). She did offer $10 off my bill per month for 12 months, which net result is $29 more than others seem to be paying. Disappointing and strange. I don't have time to ask for manager, etc right now so I'll try again in the coming days. BTW, I've been a customer since 2000 in New Hampshire.
     
  8. Feb 9, 2012 #8 of 16
    bodosom

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    Perhaps you're not a long-term customer. I've been with DTV since 2004 and my cart says $199.
     
  9. dirtydog2005

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    As noted in my post, I've been a customer since 2000. Anyone know how DTV defines "long term"?
     
  10. dirtydog2005

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    I don't recall every getting any freebies or discounts. I have a pretty basic package with 2 TVs with SD TIVO. I've just been waiting for HD TIVO to make the jump to HD. I'm not asking for any more than the $99 price I see others getting. One more call I guess...

    ...well today's offer was worse than yesterday. For a moment, I thought I had yesterday's deal.. Well, maybe not... Wow, this is a pain in the butt. Best Mary can do today is $50 credit plus $5/month for 6 months. Against the $199 price and $50 upgrade fee. Net cost $249 - 80 = $169, vs yesterday at $129. I think I'm going to wait a few weeks and let the dust settle.
     
  11. bodosom

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    I've seen mentions of this but I haven't seen it documented anywhere -- what's the deal?

    I got a THR-22 from Solid and post-activation I don't see a $50 charge on the account. Just the TiVo and mirroring fees.
     
  12. dirtydog2005

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    bodosom, I don't see the fee when I put in my cart on dtv.com. But 2 diff CSRs have quoted me verbally. Really shouldn't be this hard, esp for existing customers.
     
  13. Herdfan

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    Interesting. I put one in my cart to see my price and it listed the Receiver Fee as $6.
     
  14. gomezma1

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    plus another two years of commitment.
     
  15. spanishannouncetable

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    The new DTiVo showed up at $199 in my cart too. I've been with Directv longer than most (April 1995 :eek2:) so long-time customer definitely applies to me. No amount of logging in changed the price.

    I called Directv and was told that they would cut $50 off ($149). Five minutes of polite arm-twisting later and another $50 went away ($99). No $50 upgrade fee, no $20 service fee (whatever that is) and my new THR22 is on its way.

    Do B-Band connectors come with this (they did with my R22) or do I need to call and make sure they ship some ?
     
  16. spanishannouncetable

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    Thanks, Captain. I can rest easy knowing I can activate it as soon as it arrives.

    Now the question is what do I do with the 2 B-Band converters Directv is sending that I told them I might need ? :D
     

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