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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by tds4182, Mar 5, 2013.
This is incorrect on both points.
You wouldn't want to know about the cost, I know that HD DVR's would be around $500 or HD Receivers for $350-400 but I'm just guessing.
So call and ask.......whats the big deal?
Not true...there is a "Purchase Option". You just won't see it on the D* website.
Unless something has changed, I'm pretty sure you can.
They have an option now where you can lease out a receiver for an upgrade and not get the agreement. You pay full leasing costs for the receiver and full cost for install/shipping. This is not offered outright but they do have the option. This is for existing customers though. No options for new customers to start with less than at least a 1 year agreement.
On a somewhat related subject, it is true that you cant open new account without a "professional" installation? IOW buy/lease a receiver from Solid signal, buy a dish and do everything yourself. I have done this for myself, my employer, and a couple friends but I have not done one for 7 - 8 years
You mean no one knows here?
I guess its not just as easy as a simple phone call then is it.
It might be, but maybe the rest of us just don't care as much as you about the cost. If you want to know the cost so bad, why don't you pick up the phone and find out for yourself?
You're probably better off financially by buying an owned unit off someone here or ebay...after verifying the RID before buying.
Here is how you know the cost of buying a dvr or receiver...... You take the up front cost of EITHER one and add $300 and NOW YOU HAVE THE FULL PRICE to buy it. I bought my HR21 back when you could get them at Best Buy and then called Card Access and asked to buy and they billed the $300 on my bill and changed the status of my dvr from leased to owned. You MUST go thru card access for this
If you want to purchase the receiver from D* to own:
HD DVR $499
Tivo HD DVR(THR22) $499
The Genie does not have the purchase option.
Are you sure those aren't the Non-Return costs?
Those are purchase to own costs. I believe the non-return fee for the HD DVR is $250.
A cell company (Virgin Mobile I believe the article stated)recenlty tried this with the Iphone - according to the reports the first year of the experiment is about 3/4's over and they have only sold 1/3 of the required amount of phones to customers - they are going to take a huge loss on this.
Seems like people want this, but not at the price that companies will charge, but at the price they dream it should be
I guess the ideal situation would be a two tiered system: (1) Buy your units and pay full price with no commitment or (2) continue the present heavily subsidized system for new equipment. That way both sides of the argument would have their options.
D* would still charge a monthly fee for the programming.
Noone that has read and responded. Many of us couldn't care less because many of us dont give two shakes about owning electronics equipment that goes out of date every few years. There have been threads in the past with what some people have paid to buy a receiver or dvr from directly from Directv. IIRC a HR2x model was around $400. And it looks like goinsleeper has actually posted some numbers
Yep couldn't agree more.
My guess they cost way under the lease price to make.
I'm sure I'm going to be told otherwise.
But if you can Buy a Hopper for $350 and someone still makes a profit. Then they must not be too expensive to make.
And the hopper is a way more advanced machine then any of those NON Genie models.
And I don't even like Dish.
Many more of us don't care about upping our 24 month agreements everytime we want to get rid of our outdated equipment either.
You make it sound like Directv hands over a new model receiver every 2 years.