The THR22 "Count me in"/Anticipation thread

Discussion in 'DIRECTV DVR with TiVo Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. wingrider01

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    Look at post number 45 on this thread

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=199334&page=2

    Unless a csr cuts you a deal it is 199.00 for the lease acquisition, a 2 year commitment and a 5.00 a month additonal charge for the TIVO - unless you have a grandfathered lifetime tivo
     
  2. Boobie1998

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    Thanks for the info. It's a lot to decide. Especially with another 2 year commitment. Still curious if lily10 got a deal
     
  3. macq

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    Hurray! Finally HD Sports with sensible trick play.

    Sure seems odd it took D* so long to get a product that could do this well especially given their great exclusive sports packages. But, I"m happy to have it (or soon since not in my region yet).
     
  4. lilydog10

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    No, I didn't get a deal. I paid $199 for the HD Tivo, but mainly because I had just gotten an HR23-100 for the 3D capabilities for $99, half price. Only one deal per DVR it seems.
     
  5. Stuart Sweet

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    You need b-band converters if you have a non-SWM system.
     
  6. SpewHole

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    The technician is here fiddling around with the dishes on the roof. I should finally have a working box in the next hour or so. In the meantime, I noticed there are two ethernet inputs on the back of the receiver. Why two?
     
  7. Stuart Sweet

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    The HR21/HR22 design has always had two ports. At one point we were recommending people use the second port as a passthrough but that causes problems. I would completely ignore port #2.
     
  8. lilydog10

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    Yes, but not the external ones on the HRE23, it seems, because they are built-in, right?
     
  9. Stuart Sweet

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    The HR23 is the only DVR that does not need B-Band converters because it has internal wideband tuners.
     
  10. corvair61

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    I can tell you that I put up a fight and got the new Tivo box for nothing, and they waived the requirement to start a new 24 month commitment. It wasn't easy, but I got it done. You can too.
     
  11. inkahauts

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    Yeah, maybe you got the up front waived, but I doubt the commitment. You will want to callback after oinstall and verify it.
     
  12. corvair61

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    Well you go on doubting. I got both waived, and I installed myself on Monday.

    Maybe your frustration is the fact you had to make the commitment?

    There is no reason for ANYONE to take on the new commitment for this box. They will waive it, regardless of what this person believes or doubts.
     
  13. Stuart Sweet

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    corvair61,

    Please give others the benefit of the doubt, just as you ask them to give you the benefit of the doubt. Every situation is different and just because you got your fees waived, doesn't mean others can. It just means that it's possible.

    I know that leasing this box is supposed to trigger a new commitment, and I would simply advise everyone who is told otherwise to check within 30 days to make sure their commitments were not extended.
     
  14. corvair61

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    No, I don't give someone the benefit of the doubt in challenging my statements. They are true. I got what I claimed.

    I certainly am not some special case. I pushed hard, yes. But so can ANYBODY.

    So if some doubter out there wants to pay $199.00 and get the extra 24 month agreement, go for it.

    For the others that are listening, you don't have to do either. They will relent.
     
  15. Guindalf

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    <-- Waiting for the "D* screwed me" thread! ;)
     
  16. corvair61

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    I just called to double check since so many so-called experts are leery. It was confirmed that I do not have a new 24 month commitment.

    So once again, for the non-experts. Put pressure on them. They will drop the commitment.
     
  17. inkahauts

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    I think you very much took my post incorrectly. I wasn't challenging what you said, I was simply relaying some important info. Many people have been told that in the past, with all kinds of different boxes and then after several months discovered that the commitment was actually restarted even though they where told it would not. I was simply suggesting you follow up latter on to make sure that the system didn't put you in a new commitment even though bayou where told it wouldn't. this happens far more often than not. I'm glad you where able to call in and verify it after you reinstall. If I where you, I'd call after 6 weeks again, just to make sure.

    With that said, since you seem to think i had an issue getting a tivo, let me be clear. I would never worry about having a commitment for getting a TiVo, because I wold never even consider picking up something that i personally think is terrible, handicapped, and not worth my time, much less any of my money. But I am glad they are offering it for people who really want it for some reason, even though it is just far to inferior to even consider for any reason for me.

    Oh, and they won't get rid of the commitment for everyone. Your history with them probably has something to do with it.
     
  18. corvair61

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    It has nothing to do with history with them. Either you have the stones to demand what you want from them, or you pay their price. It sounds like you pay their price.

    I have no problem with people paying for stuff they do not have to. I'm just not going to do it. I was told NO WAY I'd get a box in TX, NO WAY I'd get out of the commitment and that it would cost $199.00. They caved each on each. I have no special skills.

    So you have at it brother

    As for your superiority complex regarding the Tivo box.......well I think we can all see it speaks for itself.
     
  19. Stuart Sweet

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    Please take this discussion to private message. Let's keep this thread clear for people who want to express their anticipation.
     
  20. Stuart Sweet

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    Once more, private conversations should go to private message. I apologize for having to delete several posts.
     

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