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Pay for the receiver i dont own that i have to pay a monthly fee?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by dissturbbed, May 3, 2012.

  1. May 3, 2012 #21 of 122
    oldcrooner

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    IMO, I've always thought it's just another devious way that Directv dreamed up to increase their revenues. It really doesn't make sense despite what the fanboys will tell you.
     
  2. May 3, 2012 #22 of 122
    usnret

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    Seems pretty straight forward to me: If you don't like it, don't go with DTV.
     
  3. May 3, 2012 #23 of 122
    wahooq

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    so dont buy one.....
     
  4. May 3, 2012 #24 of 122
    Sunner73

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    So... if a person were to pay the appx $250 or whatever they would bill you, could you then use it as a part time receiver (if so desired)? Without the consequences of a normal "leased" unit thus becoming an "owned" unit while splitting the "total" cost of obtaining what would now be considered an "owned" receiver?

    If so, then a new 2TB hard drive could be put into the unit thus giving yourself essentially a "new" upgraded HDVR.
     
  5. May 3, 2012 #25 of 122
    P Smith

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    you probably repeat that many times so lost its meaning ...
    If I need sport programming, I'm "forced" to pay the so-called "upfront lease fee". If you been born not yesterday you should knew, the practice started a few years ago, before that for decades(almost) the fee wasn't practical to impose - they will not see customers.
     
  6. May 3, 2012 #26 of 122
    wahooq

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    yep pay the non return fee and the receiver is yours
     
  7. May 4, 2012 #27 of 122
    wingrider01

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    you also don;t pay 30,000 for a 30,000 retail price leased vehicle, downpayment is based on a residual value calculation, so if the residual value of the leased 30K car is 58 percent the downpayment is based on the remaining 42 percent of the value of the car.
     
  8. May 4, 2012 #28 of 122
    Scott Kocourek

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    Remember when you lease a car if it breaks they don't send you another one for as long as your choose to keep it.
     
  9. May 4, 2012 #29 of 122
    Inkosaurus

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    lol a vip612.. A really old receiver that only does one tv. Should cost less then 200$

    Vip922 costed 600$ if you wanted to buy it from Dish, and up to a certain point costed 200$ with a 2 year contract which would be considered leased.

    VIP722 family receivers at one point cost 300$ (could be 400$ my memory is foggy on this one).

    Retail worth is up to the people who make the receivers not the consumer :p
    Trying to use Dish as an example is laughable at best.
     
  10. May 4, 2012 #30 of 122
    usnret

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    Huh??
     
  11. May 4, 2012 #31 of 122
    peano

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    Huh? Why? The DIRECTV folks think it is ok to pay $200 and not own a receiver. I don't.

    I bought my 722 for $180 brand new. I bought a brand new 722k for $210.

    I sold the 722k for $230. I prefer to own.
     
  12. May 4, 2012 #32 of 122
    lparsons21

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    Until MRV came around, the Vip612 was actually more powerful, and certainly quicker, than all the HRs. 2 SAT tuners + 1 OTA tuner and fed one TV exactly like the HRs that can only record 2 events at any given time.

    MRV is the sole thing that gives the current HRs any edge at all.
     
  13. May 4, 2012 #33 of 122
    CCarncross

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    So are you a customer of both companies or just Dish? If you are just a Dish customer, why are you constantly berating people in threads about Directv?
     
  14. May 4, 2012 #34 of 122
    dpeters11

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    And without shopping around, I can get an owned HR24 for $300. It's used but no big deal to me. I've seen them go for cheaper as well.
     
  15. May 4, 2012 #35 of 122
    kosh56

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    Except that when I lease a car, I get a new one and it depreciates as soon as I drive it off the lot. D* has been recycling the same old receivers for years. I think they have more than covered the cost.
     
  16. May 4, 2012 #36 of 122
    kosh56

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    I think this is true. You see the same thing with carrier subsidized cell phones. There is simply no way a phone made in China is as expensive as they claim. Back in the day, sure. But, they aren't going to give up the lucrative model that they are used to.
     
  17. May 4, 2012 #37 of 122
    carlsbad_bolt_fan

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    And my inlaws on their 5th Dish receiver in 4 years. They still had to pay another "fee" to replace them.
     
  18. May 4, 2012 #38 of 122
    billsharpe

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    I have no problem with DirecTV offering me a "free" HD DVR and sending any model on hand.

    I do think that if I have to pay an upfront charge for an HD DVR I should be able to choose the model and pay much less for an HR20 than an HR24.

    Obviously they don't see things that way and seem to be quite successful.
     
  19. May 4, 2012 #39 of 122
    dcandmc

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    I think P Smith was drunk posting yesterday. At least I hope that's what it was.
     
  20. May 4, 2012 #40 of 122
    Richierich

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    I think the Car Lease Analogy is Perfect as I thought to post about it and then read that someone else had thought the same thing.

    No one Forces you do Lease a Car or Lease a DVR or Lease a Seat in a Football Stadium (which I do as a FUS Semonole) or to Lease an Apartment where you have to pay First Month and Last Month Lease plus a Security Deposit.

    Same thing and if you don't like it go somewhere else.
     

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