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    Direct TV HD/DVR Help!

    I am starting a new position in about a month. I will be working alot of weekends and will miss alot of games. I need to take the DVR leap and need to know if any of you know of any DTV promotions of ways of getting these DVR/HD boxes reasonable. Last time I checked they were like 300 bucks. That seems kinda silly considering you pay for all the programing and the service. Any thoughts?

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    Re: Direct TV HD/DVR Help!

    Thanks D! I would assume the DVR service costs a bit more...any idea how much more a month?

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    LasVegasGuy
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    Re: Direct TV HD/DVR Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnMedGuy
    Thanks D! I would assume the DVR service costs a bit more...any idea how much more a month?

    Find an advertisement in the mail, paper, on-line basically anywhere where Direct TV is offering a free HD/DVR for new subscribers.

    https://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/wizard/b ... ystem1.jsp

    Call them up and ask when does you contract expire? If it already has tell them you saw this offer and you were thinking about canceling your service and seeing what cable has to offer for HD DVR capability. Then tell them worse case I can come back to Direct TV as a new subsriber and get all the upgrades and Sunday Ticket free with 4 months of programming. They will be against letting you go that they will give you the HD/DVR for free. That is how I got mine for free.

    If your contract hasn't expired yet they will be nervous that you are even asking and will possibly offer you the HD/DVR just to stay and make you a happy customer. Good Luck!

    Remember when you set up a game on the DVR make sure you record for about an 1 hour longer on the same channel. I have had to record games only to forget to do this and missed out on the very end. Luckily, the games were decided by the time the recording ended that I didn't miss anything.

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    Re: Direct TV HD/DVR Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by LasVegasGuy
    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnMedGuy
    Thanks D! I would assume the DVR service costs a bit more...any idea how much more a month?

    Find an advertisement in the mail, paper, on-line basically anywhere where Direct TV is offering a free HD/DVR for new subscribers.

    https://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/wizard/b ... ystem1.jsp

    Call them up and ask when does you contract expire? If it already has tell them you saw this offer and you were thinking about canceling your service and seeing what cable has to offer for HD DVR capability. Then tell them worse case I can come back to Direct TV as a new subsriber and get all the upgrades and Sunday Ticket free with 4 months of programming. They will be against letting you go that they will give you the HD/DVR for free. That is how I got mine for free.

    If your contract hasn't expired yet they will be nervous that you are even asking and will possibly offer you the HD/DVR just to stay and make you a happy customer. Good Luck!

    Remember when you set up a game on the DVR make sure you record for about an 1 hour longer on the same channel. I have had to record games only to forget to do this and missed out on the very end. Luckily, the games were decided by the time the recording ended that I didn't miss anything.
    Good info...I'm a cheap bastage...and hate paying for the DVR/HD. I will definately try this...thanks!

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    LasVegasGuy
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    Re: Direct TV HD/DVR Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnMedGuy
    Quote Originally Posted by LasVegasGuy
    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnMedGuy
    Thanks D! I would assume the DVR service costs a bit more...any idea how much more a month?

    Find an advertisement in the mail, paper, on-line basically anywhere where Direct TV is offering a free HD/DVR for new subscribers.

    https://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/wizard/b ... ystem1.jsp

    Call them up and ask when does you contract expire? If it already has tell them you saw this offer and you were thinking about canceling your service and seeing what cable has to offer for HD DVR capability. Then tell them worse case I can come back to Direct TV as a new subsriber and get all the upgrades and Sunday Ticket free with 4 months of programming. They will be against letting you go that they will give you the HD/DVR for free. That is how I got mine for free.

    If your contract hasn't expired yet they will be nervous that you are even asking and will possibly offer you the HD/DVR just to stay and make you a happy customer. Good Luck!

    Remember when you set up a game on the DVR make sure you record for about an 1 hour longer on the same channel. I have had to record games only to forget to do this and missed out on the very end. Luckily, the games were decided by the time the recording ended that I didn't miss anything.
    Good info...I'm a cheap bastage...and hate paying for the DVR/HD. I will definately try this...thanks!
    I'm with you. I really think that if you are a good customer with them you will pick one up for free. The HD/DVR is small potatoes to them in order to keep you a happy direct tv customer. Let me know how it goes. Remember what is good for new customers should be equally as good for their existing ones.

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    LVG has the plan!

    I would recommend that as well. Since I'm splitting the dish with someone I'm not really a subscriber and never would have thought of it in that way.

    But man, it is one hell of a deal they offer the new subscribers (I called, so I know). Basically a $50 install and with the purchase of Sunday Ticket you get 4 months of EVERY channel they have for free!

    It was almost enough to make me sign up legitimately!

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    Re: Direct TV HD/DVR Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnMedGuy
    Quote Originally Posted by LasVegasGuy
    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnMedGuy
    Thanks D! I would assume the DVR service costs a bit more...any idea how much more a month?

    Find an advertisement in the mail, paper, on-line basically anywhere where Direct TV is offering a free HD/DVR for new subscribers.

    https://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/wizard/b ... ystem1.jsp

    Call them up and ask when does you contract expire? If it already has tell them you saw this offer and you were thinking about canceling your service and seeing what cable has to offer for HD DVR capability. Then tell them worse case I can come back to Direct TV as a new subsriber and get all the upgrades and Sunday Ticket free with 4 months of programming. They will be against letting you go that they will give you the HD/DVR for free. That is how I got mine for free.

    If your contract hasn't expired yet they will be nervous that you are even asking and will possibly offer you the HD/DVR just to stay and make you a happy customer. Good Luck!

    Remember when you set up a game on the DVR make sure you record for about an 1 hour longer on the same channel. I have had to record games only to forget to do this and missed out on the very end. Luckily, the games were decided by the time the recording ended that I didn't miss anything.
    Good info...I'm a cheap bastage...and hate paying for the DVR/HD. I will definately try this...thanks!
    SMG let me know how this works out for you I might try it myself thanks

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    It took about 30 minutes, and being transfered but I got it done. New HD/DVR and free installation. They told me no like 5 times. I said, I can always cancel...and sign up again...but I would rather not play games.

    Thanks for the advice guys.

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    LasVegasGuy
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    Re: Direct TV HD/DVR Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnMedGuy
    It took about 30 minutes, and being transfered but I got it done. New HD/DVR and free installation. They told me no like 5 times. I said, I can always cancel...and sign up again...but I would rather not play games.

    Thanks for the advice guys.

    Woo Hoo! There wasn't a doubt in my mind that this was going to work. The only way it wouldn't have worked is if you were still under contract. When that happens your bargaining power isn't as strong but they do sometimes work with you. You might not have gotten it for free but you might have received it for $99. Enjoy!

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