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Old 12-23-2012, 03:39 PM   #1
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Fios used to discount additional cable boxes if a whole house DVR is used. Not sure if the first 3 months for free is the only discount that would apply now? No info on their site, so I'm thinking that's all you get??

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Old 12-23-2012, 04:56 PM   #2
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There is still discounts for additional boxes, just not as discounted as before
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:23 PM   #3
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Fios used to discount additional cable boxes if a whole house DVR is used. Not sure if the first 3 months for free is the only discount that would apply now? No info on their site, so I'm thinking that's all you get??

Thx for any insight!!
I signed up a couple weeks ago (install sched on 1/3) and got 1yr free MR-DVR. It was either that or a $200 gift card. I sched for after 1/1 in case there are any better deals after the holiday. If there are I will just cancel the work order and reschedule. They see to install within 48-72hrs around here (Northern NJ). I ordered 2 DVR and 2 HD boxes, got no discounts on them directly.
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:17 AM   #4
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I haven't heard much in the way of great offerings lately.

I am happy I talked my way into a free MR-DVR for life.


Mr. Ed,
Why all the DVR'S? (Three by my count?)
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Old 12-25-2012, 05:00 PM   #5
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I haven't heard much in the way of great offerings lately.

I am happy I talked my way into a free MR-DVR for life.


Mr. Ed,
Why all the DVR'S? (Three by my count?)

Better check your counting fingers. I wrote: "I ordered 2 DVR and 2 HD boxes"

Currently (on DirecTV) I have 2 DVRs but 10 tuners to record from so there is zero chance of conflict. On Fios I will only have 4 tuners to record from. That's a big loss of 6 tuners. Hoping Fios's "whole home" (?5? Tuner) DVR is available sooner rather than later.

If Fios wasn't so expensive on a monthly basis for hardware I would have a 3rd DVR instead of a 2nd STB. DirecTV costs me $6/month for any extra DVR vs Fios (IIRC) $12/$20month.

I find Fios pricing varies like crazy. One promo will give you MRDVR for "life" and another will give you HBO & SHO for life. They constantly take $$$ from one part and add it to another. I would have preferred MR-DVR for "life" but got HBO/SHO.
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:20 AM   #6
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Better check your counting fingers. I wrote: "I ordered 2 DVR and 2 HD boxes"
Actually, my counting fingerts work pretty well.

You also posted:


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I signed up a couple weeks ago (install sched on 1/3) and got 1yr free MR-DVR.
So that's one that you got a deal on.



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I ordered 2 DVR and 2 HD boxes, got no discounts on them directly.
And that's two more without a discount/deal.

So 1 + 2 = 3
How's my math?
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:04 PM   #7
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Actually, my counting fingerts work pretty well.So 1 + 2 = 3
How's my math?
You're math above is right on but your reading comprehension is a wee bit off! I did order 2 but one of them was free for a year.


Edit: Ahhh, I see where you got it from. Even I don't know what I meant by that!

Edit Edit: Now I see. Had to read the original post. "No discounts directly" was referring to getting a discount based on the number of boxes I ordered which is what the OP mentioned:
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"Fios used to discount additional cable boxes if a whole house DVR is used."
They "included (bundled)" 2 HD boxes with the MR-DVR but the price of those 3 boxes was the same as if they were ordered individually so there was no direct discount on them. In that same message I did state that I got one of the MR-DVR's free for a year.

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If you ordered beyond that, they start to get discounted. At least the old rules. I should find out the new pricing. Previously, by the time people got to the 6th and 7th box, they were $4 a month each in the NY NJ area
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:51 AM   #9
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If you ordered beyond that, they start to get discounted. At least the old rules. I should find out the new pricing. Previously, by the time people got to the 6th and 7th box, they were $4 a month each in the NY NJ area
If you could find out the new pricing/promos (particularly if they will again be offering MR-DVR "for life") before next THURSDAY 1/3 I'd greatly appreciate it. I'd rather complain BEFORE my install than after. I heard the new promos begin 1/6.
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Ed...
DEMAND free MR-DVR for life.
That's how I got it after agreeing to another plan.
All they can say is NO.
If they know you have options they might well say YES.
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How many boxes do you plan to get. Its not a discount that is negotiated, it is automatically applied. It comes on your bill as " Multi-Room DVR Package - 6 Room " , as an example. 3 rooms will be no discount. I think 4 or more.
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:55 PM   #12
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How many boxes do you plan to get. Its not a discount that is negotiated, it is automatically applied. It comes on your bill as " Multi-Room DVR Package - 6 Room " , as an example. 3 rooms will be no discount. I think 4 or more.
Not sure if you are replying to my question or someone else. If it was mine I've ordered 4 STB's (2 DVR 2 HD box). Trying to find out what the next promo is before my 1/3/13 install date.
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Oddly, they dont discount multiple DVR's. If you get MRDVR service, the cool thing is the DVR;s can (usually) see each other, and can view each each others recordings. When I had 2 DVR's, it was fairly glitchy, I had to auto correct it too often. I brought back the 2nd DVR when they enabled the esata port , and I added a 1TB hard drive.

Like Zip said, simply ask if you can get Free-for-life, but I wouldnt hold my breath.

IMO , they should give out free-for-life, but if they were smart, theyd do it for their older 6416's only, just to get rid of them.
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Oddly, they dont discount multiple DVR's. If you get MRDVR service, the cool thing is the DVR;s can (usually) see each other, and can view each each others recordings. When I had 2 DVR's, it was fairly glitchy, I had to auto correct it too often. I brought back the 2nd DVR when they enabled the esata port , and I added a 1TB hard drive.

Like Zip said, simply ask if you can get Free-for-life, but I wouldnt hold my breath.

IMO , they should give out free-for-life, but if they were smart, theyd do it for their older 6416's only, just to get rid of them.
I'm just trying to find out what the new promos will be beginning Jan 6 when the current ones expire.

My 3 DirecTV DVR's see and play from each other with no problem (although you cannot program one from the other). The reason I want multiple DVR's is to get additional tuners to record from to prevent conflicts. Not only for storage capacity. One DVR = only 2 tuners. Sometimes 3 (or more) shows get recorded at once. Me, wife, kids, grandkids, movies to watch later, baseball etc.

1 FIOS DVR won't do that. Currently I have 9 tuners available. That's the only thing I hate to lose on the DirecTV->Fios switch.

Anyway, I just moved my install back to Jan 8th from the 3rd. That way I can just cancel the current install if the new deals are any better than what I currently am getting.
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Yes, but with DTV, did you have it set up with an internet connection for on-demand? You may find that a lot of the shows you watch will be available on-demand, and you may not have the need to record them. List your shows, and we'll tell you if theyre on-demand.
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