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Old 12-13-2004, 06:52 PM   #91 (Print)
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How about requesting the standard receiver being placed next to the original tivo having the new tivo in the bedroom. After the install is done just drop the standard unit from your account. This way two lines in the living room two in the bedroom.

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Old 12-15-2004, 09:03 AM   #92 (Print)
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Ordered mine this morning. It will be installed on the 23rd!
Thank you DTV for this sweet deal!

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Old 12-15-2004, 07:05 PM   #93 (Print)
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Newb here, hello all. I just got the deal today. Have been a DTV customer for a few years, called about the $99 deal. Got it for $49 (plus some additional charges). They had to install a new dish with 3 LNBs, my old dish was very old and it only had 1 LNB. I think the dish is about 6 years old. the unit I got was a Samsung SIR-S4080R. I was expecting the smallest one for this deal. Now reading through these and other posts about what can be done to the units (for educational purposes of course I tend to want to kick myself. But for the price I am glad I waited.

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Old 12-17-2004, 03:49 PM   #94 (Print)
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This is for the R10 or some other model?

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Old 12-17-2004, 04:56 PM   #95 (Print)
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it is for whatever they wanna send but many have reported getting R10's

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Old 12-18-2004, 09:02 AM   #96 (Print)
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How does this D-TiVo offer differ from the one being advertised in the local newspaper for B&M stores like Circuit City and Best Buy? Aside from the fact that they charge $100 and rebate $50, is the installation the same? Seems to me that getting it locally, you could be assured of getting an R10.

Edit: After reading the Value Electronics site, I'm guessing the $50 rebate is only for new DirectTV customer.

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Old 12-18-2004, 09:56 AM   #97 (Print)
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it is for whatever they wanna send but many have reported getting R10's


Here's the poll thread on Which Receiver did DirecTV install.

As of today, with 54 people checking in:

40 gb/35 hour units 34
80 gb/70 hour units 19
R10 unit 1

In another thread, I read a post from one member who just joined with a total post count of 1 who said they had received an R10.
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Old 12-18-2004, 05:13 PM   #98 (Print)
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ok I thought for sure more than 1 had gotten an R10
the needs of the many are indeed equal to the needs of the few or the ONE...

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Old 12-18-2004, 07:27 PM   #99 (Print)
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Well, I have to tell all of you the deal that Direct TV gave me. I have been a subscriber for 9 years. I wanted to upgrade to DVR recording. I called Direct TV and was told about the deal for $49.00 plus shipping and free installation etc. I also was thinking of a second unit and was told that a second one would cost me $99.00. I mentioned to them that Dish network has a deal that gives you two DVR units with free installation for $49.00 with the $49.00 refunded on the first bill (this is for new subscribers). After saying that the good folks at Direct TV waived the fee on the first DVR (still wanted $99.00 for the second unit). So......as of yesterday, I have a new Philips DSR 708 (80GB) recorder installed in my home for the grand total of $14.95 (shipping cost). The installer ran another cable to my room and installed a multi switch/converter. Thank you Direct TV for showing that existing customers do matter!
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Old 12-18-2004, 07:37 PM   #100 (Print)
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I still haven't gotten mine yet, but I want to agree about DTV customer service, they do go the extra mile most of the time. I had Lisa in the retention department on the line with Bluegrass sat. for quite awhile running interference for me, now if only Bluegrass would learn what good customer relations meant, everything would be ok.

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Old 12-18-2004, 09:06 PM   #101 (Print)
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so here's what this deal means to me:

originally i had 2 reg. receivers installed. then i learned about the glory that is DTV w/ TiVo, and bought 1 unit at BB. the installer (same guy who did original install competently) charged me $60 for the 2nd line.

ffwd 6 months to when that CC $49 deal for the 35hr.-unit happened, i bought a 2nd TiVo. i asked the same installer for a price to run the 2nd cable and he said $100. i declined and have been dealing w/ a 1-line TiVo since.

well, you can see the situation- pay $100 for a single cable run, or pay $65 total for a new unit (maybe a 70-hr. unit if i'm lucky or even an R-10) which will include getting that 2nd line run. (i only want 2 TiVos in operation.)

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Old 12-18-2004, 09:58 PM   #102 (Print)
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ok I thought for sure more than 1 had gotten an R10
the needs of the many are indeed equal to the needs of the few or the ONE...


I'm quite surprised that I am the only one to receive an R10 so far.
BTW, I am not a new member, just more of a lurker than poster. I've received quite a bit of good information over the last couple of years. I would post more of my experience with the R10, but I see that is in quite capable hands.

I hope that more people start to receive R10's. I'm beginning to feel a lonely.

To me, the R10 is not much different than my HDVR2 so far. Folder are nice, but not earth shattering.

I look forward to what is to come.
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Old 12-22-2004, 03:50 PM   #103 (Print)
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I got mine installed today. The install window was between 8AM and 12PM--they showed up at 1:15, no phone call, nothing. *GRUMBLE*

However, they installed a multiswitch and ran the double cable to the bedroom and hooked it up. It works.

BTW, I got a 70 hour phillips unit with SW v 3.1.1c

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Old 12-22-2004, 04:46 PM   #104 (Print)
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Mine is due to arrive Tomorrow between 8 AM and Noon.
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Old 12-22-2004, 04:56 PM   #105 (Print)
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OK, so I forced a dialup to the mothership and waited. It took more than 30 mins to download something...

Turns out it's SW version 3.1.1e. At least I am up to date.

70 hours of Tivo in the bedroom. Unfortunately I have a crummy 13" TV and it's connected to the Tivo via coax so the picture ain't the best. I'll be looking at the various stores in the coming weeks looking for a clearance small LCD tv. No need for HD.



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Old 12-22-2004, 06:46 PM   #106 (Print)
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Called D* and got the holiday special on a TiVo box. A Phillips 70hr is what they installed.
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Old 12-22-2004, 06:48 PM   #107 (Print)
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what will Directv do for me if I want to upgrade from a standard receiver(D10) to a 70 hour DVR(R10-maybe or any 70 hour unit) I already have a DVR in my room and have the Total Choice Premiere service, what are the costs/prices for the upgrade? thanks
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Old 12-22-2004, 07:59 PM   #108 (Print)
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OK, so I forced a dialup to the mothership and waited. It took more than 30 mins to download something...

Turns out it's SW version 3.1.1e. At least I am up to date.

70 hours of Tivo in the bedroom. Unfortunately I have a crummy 13" TV and it's connected to the Tivo via coax so the picture ain't the best. I'll be looking at the various stores in the coming weeks looking for a clearance small LCD tv. No need for HD.



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Check out the Go Video 17" 9x16 HDTV at Tweeter. I picked one up today for $599. in Framingham. A very impressive unit for the money. I'm going to put it in my bedroom. I have a HDTV and HR10-250 in the living room now and will be having the $49. SD unit installed in the bedroom on the 28th (glad to hear the 70 hour units are being installed now in this area). Even though I won't be running HD in the bedroom now, for the money I figured I get the HD ready TV and upgrade the Tivo box when prices for the HD units come down.
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Old 12-22-2004, 09:46 PM   #109 (Print)
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bnm, get the $49 deal, I did end up getting an R10, which was surprising. Most have gotten the 70 hour one way or the other. The installation is free, which includes the 2 lines to the new TiVo, and a multiswitch if needed. Since you have Premium service, you won't be charged the $4.99 monthly TiVo fee, and the $4.99 for an extra receiver will just be for the TiVo, which you are paying now for the regular receiver, anyway.

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Old 12-23-2004, 09:24 AM   #110 (Print)
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Was at Tweeter last night (Peabody, MA) and didn't see the GO Video unit. I saw a Samsung and a Sharp 20" LCD (EDTV) which I liked, however, I didn't feel like spending 799 or 899 (advertised price).

I will see if the Tweeter on Boylston Street has it. I purchased a really nice LCD last new years which was a floor model at the Boylston store. Unfortunately it had issues they couldn't repair, so they gave me my money back.

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Old 12-23-2004, 10:18 AM   #111 (Print)
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I think one of my Tivos just died this morning. My wife just called and said it was "off" and wouldn't respond at all. Great.

Obviously I'd like to replace it ASAP. Think I could just head down to Circuit City and get one and get the $50 off from DirecTV? I've been with DirecTV since 2001.

That was a stupid question. I'll just give them a call, I guess.

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Old 12-23-2004, 11:44 AM   #112 (Print)
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That was a stupid question. I'll just give them a call, I guess.


Not a stupid question at all.

And please let us know what happens! I wish you success!
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Old 12-23-2004, 12:20 PM   #113 (Print)
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I have had success on two separate occassions getting D* to give me the $50 credit to buy the Tivos locally. This obviously has a few benefits:

1.) Sales tax is generally cheaper than the $15 they charge for shipping and handling.
2.) You get the unit right away
3.) You are guaranteed that you are buying the 80GB model

To get this accomplished, you will likely need to talk to customer retention. I don't believe the standard customer service can authorize this for you.

I would also recommend calling Customer Retention BEFORE buying the Tivo unit. If they agree to the $50 credit, they will notate your account. After purchasing the unit, activate the receiver and then ask to speak to customer retention who will review the notes and apply the credit to the account.

I have been a D* customer since 2000.

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Old 12-23-2004, 06:46 PM   #114 (Print)
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bnm, get the $49 deal, I did end up getting an R10, which was surprising. Most have gotten the 70 hour one way or the other. The installation is free, which includes the 2 lines to the new TiVo, and a multiswitch if needed. Since you have Premium service, you won't be charged the $4.99 monthly TiVo fee, and the $4.99 for an extra receiver will just be for the TiVo, which you are paying now for the regular receiver, anyway.



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sorry but what $49 deal are you speaking about? details please, if I'm gonna get a 70 hour DVR installed, I will be very happy indeed thanks
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I have had success on two separate occassions getting D* to give me the $50 credit to buy the Tivos locally. This obviously has a few benefits:

1.) Sales tax is generally cheaper than the $15 they charge for shipping and handling.
2.) You get the unit right away
3.) You are guaranteed that you are buying the 80GB model

To get this accomplished, you will likely need to talk to customer retention. I don't believe the standard customer service can authorize this for you.

I would also recommend calling Customer Retention BEFORE buying the Tivo unit. If they agree to the $50 credit, they will notate your account. After purchasing the unit, activate the receiver and then ask to speak to customer retention who will review the notes and apply the credit to the account.

I have been a D* customer since 2000.




would you know the # for customer retention? thanks
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Old 12-23-2004, 06:57 PM   #116 (Print)
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The following number should get you straight into the customer retention department at D*: (800) 600-8977.

You can also get there by calling 800-DIRECTV and requesting a transfer to the retention department.

Good luck.

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The following number should get you straight into the customer retention department at D*: (800) 600-8977.

You can also get there by calling 800-DIRECTV and requesting a transfer to the retention department.

Good luck.




so basically get a 70 hour DTivo on my own and call C.R. for the $50 rebate and free installation? many thanks

I just called and the lady told me $79 minus $30 credit to my account-not a rebate-total is $49+$14.95 S/H, free installation, is this the deal that I have read in here?

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sorry, I thought you knew. They have a deal now where you get a DVR for $49, plus 14.95 handling. As I noted, installation is free, and alot of people do get a 70 hour, but they say they can't gaurantee what comes with the installer. the web site said it was good till at least Dec. 31, tho I saw someone else said Feb. I would call now and find out, just in case it is Dec.

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sorry, I thought you knew. They have a deal now where you get a DVR for $49, plus 14.95 handling. As I noted, installation is free, and alot of people do get a 70 hour, but they say they can't gaurantee what comes with the installer. the web site said it was good till at least Dec. 31, tho I saw someone else said Feb. I would call now and find out, just in case it is Dec.



sorry I should have read from the first post
yup that's the deal indeed, I called about 30 mins ago and was told exactly what you wrote, thanks
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sorry I should have read from the first post
yup that's the deal indeed, I called about 30 mins ago and was told exactly what you wrote, thanks


Well, this thread has really gotten long...

Did you hear an ending date for the promo?
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