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No free HD equipment from D* ???

mirwin101
06-22-2005, 10:33 AM
The original story has been retracted.

CORRECTION - On DirecTV Receiver Story
CORRECTION - In SkyREPORT's story Monday, it was reported that DirecTV will offer for free advanced satellite TV receivers to customers who commit to a two-year programming package. While the company will be requiring a two-year commitment for customers who take advanced satellite TV receivers, such as the DirecTV DVR receiver, DirecTV HD receiver or DirecTV HD DVR Receiver, they will not be offered for free to customters. The editorial staff regrets the error.


http://www.skyreport.com/view.cfm?ReleaseID=1686#Story6

lizardhowson
06-22-2005, 08:36 PM
The original story has been retracted.

CORRECTION - On DirecTV Receiver Story
CORRECTION - In SkyREPORT's story Monday, it was reported that DirecTV will offer for free advanced satellite TV receivers to customers who commit to a two-year programming package. While the company will be requiring a two-year commitment for customers who take advanced satellite TV receivers, such as the DirecTV DVR receiver, DirecTV HD receiver or DirecTV HD DVR Receiver, they will not be offered for free to customters. The editorial staff regrets the error.


http://www.skyreport.com/view.cfm?ReleaseID=1686#Story6

As I said in another post of this same issue: I will believe D* when I see the equipment in my living room.

Direct TV HD programming sucks !! :mad:

And now...

They have taken to "fibbing". No wait, they have been doing that all along !! :mad:

bdrucker
06-23-2005, 04:28 AM
I've consistently found that, as long as you are a long-standing customer with a good payment history, you can call DTV's Customer Retention Dept. and get almost anything extra you might have to pay for and get it for free or for a very reduced cost. I have done this for the HD Upgrade, for the NFL Superfan Package, etc. You just need to ask.

jpnuzzo
06-23-2005, 01:14 PM
The original story has been retracted.

CORRECTION - On DirecTV Receiver Story
CORRECTION - In SkyREPORT's story Monday, it was reported that DirecTV will offer for free advanced satellite TV receivers to customers who commit to a two-year programming package. While the company will be requiring a two-year commitment for customers who take advanced satellite TV receivers, such as the DirecTV DVR receiver, DirecTV HD receiver or DirecTV HD DVR Receiver, they will not be offered for free to customters. The editorial staff regrets the error.


http://www.skyreport.com/view.cfm?ReleaseID=1686#Story6

That's about as explicit as a retraction can get.
Apparently the Satellite Guys' rumor mill isn't any more reliable than just subscribing to SkyReport.

oblioman
06-23-2005, 01:21 PM
I've consistently found that, as long as you are a long-standing customer with a good payment history, you can call DTV's Customer Retention Dept. and get almost anything extra you might have to pay for and get it for free or for a very reduced cost. I have done this for the HD Upgrade, for the NFL Superfan Package, etc. You just need to ask.

Would you mind sharing your reduced cost on the "SuperFan" package. DirecTv has created a controversy by eliminating it's high definition content for the ST package.

steve51wv
06-23-2005, 02:10 PM
Welll, here is what I did to get the Sunday Ticket Super Fan and actually saved some money. I simply told customer retention that they either give me some sort of incentive or I would go somewhere else. With the purchase of ST Superfan, I now get a 20 dollar a month discount on my programming package for 6 months. So with the cost of Super Fan being 100 bucks, I am actually 20 bucks ahead for what I would have spent on my monthly package and also have the SuperFan package. Call them, it does work.

Steve

cinzano
06-23-2005, 03:15 PM
they plan to charge about 250 for the new mpeg4 HD receiver. cost of the HD DVR one not yet clear.

leww37334
06-23-2005, 03:39 PM
rather than put out $250 I will drop my Directv HD package and use my recently acquired TS160 as an OTA receiver, and maybe just maybe switch to Dish.

Fl_Gulfer
06-23-2005, 04:51 PM
From what there saying in other forums: It will be like a 35$ charge to install the Box and Sat. They still say there will be a small charge to good HD customers,

Originally Posted by LonghornXP in SAT.Guys
From what I hear sometime in July of 2005 we should hear the following things below directly from D*.

Pricing and details for both the hardware and upcoming HD channels including what specific channels will be offered and what channels will come later.

They will also tell NFL Sunday Ticket SuperFan customers that they must get their boxes replaced before the NFL season if they want to get the HD games. SD games won't require any changes. From what I hear it seems that a few channels will be added by the NFL season while the remaining base of HD customers will get their boxes swapped out. The plan is to have all current customers with new HD boxes before Thanksgiving so they can add additional national HD channels. Also during this entire time customers within the top 25 markets will start getting their dishes upgraded but they might get new boxes before they can get an installation date setup but that box would get all current and new national HD offerings.

At least those are the plans I've been hearing these last few days. Most of their HD customers can hook the box up themselves and for the very few that don't D* will charge a small fee to that customer to bring out the box "and" replace their dish to avoid another installation visit. Now a customer who can plug in the replacement on their own won't have to pay for the dish installation when that time comes. Now if this is true don't go thinking that by paying that amount you will get HD LIL channels faster even if your in one of the top markets but nothing will be turned on until a good percentage of customers in your market have been upgraded.

lizardhowson
06-23-2005, 06:35 PM
they plan to charge about 250 for the new mpeg4 HD receiver. cost of the HD DVR one not yet clear.

D* is crazy if they think I am going to plop down $250 more $$ for 6 HD channels. I wouldn't of gone to D* to begin with but got mis-informed thinking I would get all the locals in HD. :mad:

It looks like Dish, here I come !! :D

Fl_Gulfer
06-23-2005, 08:46 PM
Have fun with Dish is all i can say, You'll be back I came back in 2 days. They will be releasing the list of HD channels they will be adding this year..... next month.
Again these are all rumors until announced by D* as always.

The HD Pak will get the following below.
TNTHD
ESPN2 HD
InHD
InHD 2
Voom 21
Fox based offering not yet announced

Premium HD channels to include the following below.
HBO HD West
Cinemax HD East and West
Showtime HD West
TMC HD East
Starz HD East and West

oblioman
06-24-2005, 04:32 AM
Hmmm,,,nothing special about that. Whats really glaring is - Where's DiscoveryHD???

steve51wv
06-24-2005, 06:33 AM
I believe he is saying that these are all new channels that will be added to the already existing HD channels.

cmiller
06-24-2005, 07:06 AM
Will Direct ever be getting TNT in HD? I need my Nascar in HD for the second half of the season..:) oh man, i just re read your 1st post.GREAT!TNT HD! But know idea when?

jepreston03
06-24-2005, 04:27 PM
I am confused about this. In the list of HD that Fl Gulfer listed Voom is on it. Is that a list for Directv or Dishnetwork?