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Help needed- Are they for real?

krelldog
04-15-2008, 09:14 PM
I just called Direct TV about re-subscribing. I want HD service-HBO-and 2 HD DVR's. I was told I can get half the price(199.00) waived on the first HD DVR-but I would have to pay in full for the second HD DVR. This would cost me basically 300.00 for the DVR's. Is this consistent with everyone else's experience with Direct TV. I have no problem with the monthly price-73.98 for the first 12 months-and 91.98 for the last 12 month's, but 300.00 for the DVR's sounds extremely expensive. Any and all advice would be appreciated.

Krelldog

Blackz06
04-15-2008, 10:29 PM
Sounds about right. $200 is the going rate for the HR21, either through D* or from a CE. If you keep calling a few times you MIGHT get a better deal, but the one they offered seems fair.

Trooperski
04-16-2008, 07:16 AM
Yep!!! I paid $300 for both HD dvrs total and they are leases.

glennb1
05-28-2008, 10:58 AM
I got my HD DVR early on and paid $300.

I even bought my own dish for $85 at the time.
I wanted to put up the dish myself instead of waiting 2 weeks or whenever they said the next open appointment was for some quick and dirty installer to come over 4-8 hours later than the scheuled install time.

I don't regret it one bit.

toycrusier
05-29-2008, 02:47 AM
I got my HD DVR early on and paid $300.

I even bought my own dish for $85 at the time.
I wanted to put up the dish myself instead of waiting 2 weeks or whenever they said the next open appointment was for some quick and dirty installer to come over 4-8 hours later than the scheuled install time.

I don't regret it one bit.

Wow do you have a negative outlook.
I got both of my DVR's , the dish installed by a really nice, experienced, CLEAN, on time installer. And apparently saved myself almost $400. That was over a year ago and everything is working just fine. I guess that makes me pretty smart or you pretty stu.....

Sykotic
05-29-2008, 09:07 PM
To each thier own. I did my own install, with help of course. The 5LNB is hard on a 1 person install. Plus I did run my own lines, dual in the main room and single in the other rooms. I never have problems with pixelating or outages due to storms (either due to line of sight or water leakage into exposed fittings). My own install saved me enough money to be able to afford a new DVR.

lizardhowson
05-29-2008, 09:21 PM
My own install saved me enough money to be able to afford a new DVR.

:what: :confused:

I got a new DVR (HR20) and new 5 LNB with install for $19.95.

How did you save money doing your own install ?? I thought standard installs (including moving cables) were included ?

:what: :confused:

glennb1
05-30-2008, 06:54 AM
Wow do you have a negative outlook.
I got both of my DVR's , the dish installed by a really nice, experienced, CLEAN, on time installer. And apparently saved myself almost $400. That was over a year ago and everything is working just fine. I guess that makes me pretty smart or you pretty stu.....

I don't think I'm pretty stupid.

I don't think you're pretty smart either.

You did it your way, I did it my way. I did it in October of 2006 and everything is working just fine.

Your really nice, experienced, CLEAN, on time installer was the exception to the norm from what I've read at various DIRECTV forums.

IamMrDJ
05-30-2008, 07:44 AM
Your really nice, experienced, CLEAN, on time installer was the exception to the norm from what I've read at various DIRECTV forums.

Not too many people come to forums to praise the service they have gotten. The two professional installs my parents have had at their houses and mine were great installs. I have about 10 other sets of friends that have DirecTV as well and their installs were smooth.

HD Goofnut
05-30-2008, 07:45 AM
I bought my HR21 in November 2007 through DTV and it costs me about $213 after tax. They said that it was normally $299, but they were running a special for $199 and I got $10 knocked off my subscription charge each month for the first 5 months. The only thing that really bugs me is the extra $9.99 they charge for HD service. I wish they just included that fee with the package.

stonedog23
05-31-2008, 09:38 PM
I don't think I'm pretty stupid.

I don't think you're pretty smart either.

You did it your way, I did it my way. I did it in October of 2006 and everything is working just fine.

Your really nice, experienced, CLEAN, on time installer was the exception to the norm from what I've read at various DIRECTV forums.


I doubt very seriously if bad installs are the norm. My install was great, in three separate locations in two different cities. The various entries you are reading on various Directv forums are there because of people's bad experiences. Very rarely do people post about good installs; that is why you probably think that bad installs are the norm, which they are not.

glennb1
06-01-2008, 10:51 PM
I doubt very seriously if bad installs are the norm. My install was great, in three separate locations in two different cities. The various entries you are reading on various Directv forums are there because of people's bad experiences. Very rarely do people post about good installs; that is why you probably think that bad installs are the norm, which they are not.

A co-worker had a DIRECTV install scheduled one day. He took the day off since the install was supposed to be a daytime install. The installer didn't show up till 8:00 at night.

A friend of mine had a DIRECTV HD upgrade scheduled. The installer showed up on time, but claimed he had no clue how to fish wire in a wall. The installer didn't say - That'll cost extra, he just plain admitted he didn't know how to do it. My friend had to hire another person to come out and fish one wire. Pretty sad when the DIRECTV "pro" installer doesn't know how to fish cable in the wall.