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Retailers No Longer Carrying DVR's!!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by somguy, May 6, 2010.

  1. raoul5788

    raoul5788 Guest

    May 13, 2006
    That's pretty sad!
  2. dcowboy7

    dcowboy7 Hall Of Fame

    May 22, 2008
    Pequannock, NJ
    If they are no longer carrying it that means there are 0 in the store now which is not correct.
  3. Carl Spock

    Carl Spock Superfly

    Sep 3, 2004
    You can still get an HR23 and HR21 Pro at Solid Signal. I just checked. None of the discontinued HR series DVRs are available.

    I agree that retail sales can be confusing to the customer, even with big LEASE stickers on the boxes. If DirecTV is going away from retail consumer electronics stores, I can see where that would be a smart decision. Let dedicated satellite retail sales/installation companies stock them, like my installer in Tomah, Wisconsin, Dean's Satellite, and knowledgeable online operations, like Solid Signal. Best Buy is simply not staffed with people trained well enough to handle sales like this.
  4. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    The end is near!! :eek:
  5. Jason Whiddon

    Jason Whiddon Hall Of Fame

    Aug 17, 2006
    How can you find a local dealer that you may could get an HR24 from?
  6. Santi360HD

    Santi360HD Icon

    Oct 6, 2008
    New York City

    Regular HD boxes (NON DVR) are also not available for choosing from best buy website anymore...guess i cannot be tempted to goto the store and get a 2nd box, thus be locked into a contract again when the new HD channels (and future HD's)light up. They're loss i'll stick to my 1 HD non dvr box..
  7. 2dogz

    2dogz Godfather

    Jun 14, 2008
    Short answer: You can't.
  8. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

    Jun 29, 2006
    My local Costco had 13 HR22s in the display today.
  9. DishCSR

    DishCSR Godfather

    Jan 14, 2004
    omg, this is so funny, sounds exactly like the conversations I would have with these types of customers all the time
  10. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    Since we haven;t heard anything to say DIrectv is changing their selling strategies, I think your right.. It is very smart for them to dry up their old inventory in stores before new inventory shows up.. Companies don;t need all machines at the same cost of new ones....
  11. Dolly

    Dolly Hall Of Fame

    Jan 30, 2007
    I never thought retail stores should be selling receivers anyway. Since the person that is doing the buying STILL doesn't actually own the receiver! I think if you go to a retail store and buy something it should be yours to own!
  12. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    No, it means they are no longer getting any more. There will always be some stores that still have inventory they need to get rid of after the decision to stop carrying something has been made.

    Several years ago, I bought a TiVo at KMart about 9 months after they had stopped carrying them. It doesn't mean they were still carrying them. It just meant that his particular KMart still had one in stock.
  13. triplejjj

    triplejjj New Member

    May 6, 2010
    I have an hr 20-700 which is about four years old that is having issues called D that told me they would replace it with what ever they send me. I asked for an hr24 and was told buy a person from the retention department today to go to Best Buy and buy an hr24 and they would credit my account with a new two year contract for my 14 years as a loyal customer. long story short went to Best Buy today and was told they will no longer being selling D equipment that D is pulling the products from all retailers. Is D still using hr20-700 or not the person at Best Buy told me anything older than an hr21 will not get all HD channels available. NEED HELP on this info
  14. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    All the HR2x systems will get all the HD channels. Best Buy strikes again.
  15. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

    Sep 16, 2006
    SolidSignal.com has the HR24 for sale.
    The HR20's are no longer made, but still being sent out as refurbs by DirecTv.
    The HR20 WILL get all the HD channels all the rest of them get.
  16. somguy

    somguy Legend

    Oct 2, 2006
    Solid Signal replied to me telling me that the HR24 is in stock. I may order from them on Sunday. D* is crediting me back the $200 within the year so it will be free to me. Do you know how reputable they are? I am surprised they have them since they're still being tested and no word that they've gone National yet. Please tell me what you know about them, thanks for your input!!
  17. somguy

    somguy Legend

    Oct 2, 2006
    If people thought about it for a second, they would realize that it is actually better to lease rather than own. If the dvr breaks down, they will send you a new one free however if you own it you're pretty much SOL. Also, a hd dvr costs a lot more than $200 if you were to actually own the device but no one realizes that too; such is life.
  18. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    Solid Signal is great. A bit pricey on some stuff, but very good at being a merchant.
  19. dsw2112

    dsw2112 Always Searching

    Jun 12, 2009
    No prob, Solid Signal is a very reputable business so you shouldn't have any issues. BTW congrats on the $200 credit, very nice score!
  20. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
    The HR24-500 systems have been available in 4 test markets for several weeks from DIRECTV. The HR24-500 is no longer "being tested."

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