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hkiss96 is offline Old Post 06-26-2004 08:41 AM
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A major dilemma...

I know this isn't exactly the right place to post this, but I have a dilemma. I'm moving and going to be again getting DTV service. At my prior place, my roommate had the DTV tivo, and it was wonderful, and I am contemplating getting one again. However, the current deal tivo has going, 99 for a refurbished one, less a fifty dollar rebate, means that I could get two series two tivos for $100. Now I know all about the two built in receivers, but this way I could have tivo in two rooms, etc. So, how does this idea sound and what if any, negatives do you guys foresee? Thanks, Doug

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Directv also has a deal for a NEW TiVo for $99! I got that deal a few months ago and received a Philips 704 and I'm in bliss. To me it's a no brainer.

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However, from what I can tell, the standard Direct TV Tivos are series one not series 2...Ones can be had that are series two, but they are more...

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I got 3 brand new Hughes SD-DVR40 Series 2 DirectTivo's from www.solidsignal.com for only $49 each. They also had Samsung and Philips for $19 each and RCA for $39 each. They came with free installation and a triple LNB dish for 19.99

Just go to their web page and click on "Build Your Own Custom DIRECTV System" and you can setup whatever combination of receivers you want from there. The non-Tivo receivers are on top of the page, scroll down for the DirectTivo choices.

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Yes that would be an option, but there was other info I forgot to mention. I'm going to try to get the 99$ hd deal, so I think I need to go directly through DTV, as opposed to a third party...Again, I could be wrong...

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Yes that would be an option, but there was other info I forgot to mention. I'm going to try to get the 99$ hd deal, so I think I need to go directly through DTV, as opposed to a third party...Again, I could be wrong...


From what I've heard, you can only get that if you've been a customer of DirectTV for at least 2 years. And even then, not everybody is getting it.

Also, only their "customer retention" department can give that. If you personall are not a current customer, you probably would never even get them to connect you to the customer retention department.

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I've been a customer for about eight, so I think that's covered...

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I got 3 brand new Hughes SD-DVR40 Series 2 DirectTivo's from www.solidsignal.com for only $49 each. They also had Samsung and Philips for $19 each and RCA for $39 each. They came with free installation and a triple LNB dish for 19.99

Just go to their web page and click on "Build Your Own Custom DIRECTV System" and you can setup whatever combination of receivers you want from there. The non-Tivo receivers are on top of the page, scroll down for the DirectTivo choices.



WOW! That's by far the best deals I have seen anywhere. I could have gotten my equipment for $150 that cost over $300 6-8 weeks ago...

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I've been a customer for about eight, so I think that's covered...


OH, ok.....when you said your last roommate was the one with the DirectTivo, I thought that meant he was the one who had the account.

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From what I've heard, you can only get that if you've been a customer of DirectTV for at least 2 years. And even then, not everybody is getting it.

Also, only their "customer retention" department can give that. If you personall are not a current customer, you probably would never even get them to connect you to the customer retention department.



Not sure if they will talk to you or not without a previous referral from another CSR but Customer retention # is 800-824-9081

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However, from what I can tell, the standard Direct TV Tivos are series one not series 2...Ones can be had that are series two, but they are more...

DirecTV only ships series 2 DirecTiVo. Series 1 machines are very hard to come by.

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Well, I've gone and done it. Sony T-60 DTV Tivo with a lifetime membership on EBAY for 200. Hopefully it works out, but at that price I couldn't pass it up.

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Lifetime service is with the DirecTV account and not the unit. The seller must cancel his DirecTV account and transfer the lifetime to you. The only real reason to get a Series 1 machine is for hacking and the TiVoCache card.

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I just looked at what you purchased on ebay and it is a hacked unit. It is running 2.5.2 with phione calls disabled. Do not expect software upgrades or anything. It is not a "legal" unit.

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Ok, didn't know that was an issue. But now that you've told me, what does that mean? Please explain fully, as I'm trying to deal with the seller, and am ready to call ebay and discuss fraud since he said it was the most recent version of the software, which it obviously isn't. Thanks for the heads up though.

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It likely has a mod to lifetime subscription that is not legit. it is also modded to never dial in otherwise it would be recognized as an unsubscribed unit. It's not legit because the unit didn't get a paid lifetime sub and it avoids the $4.95 monthly dvr fee. It was modded to avoid both. The most recent software would be 3.1.0b.

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Ok so I need to know this. This is the posting:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...=ADME:B:BN:US:1

from what you guys have said, it seems as though I have been defrauded. Is that a correct assumption?

Also, is it a correct assumption that there is no way to get a lifetime subscription with DTV anymore? Thanks again for the heads up...

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Originally posted by hkiss96
Ok so I need to know this. This is the posting:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...=ADME:B:BN:US:1

from what you guys have said, it seems as though I have been defrauded. Is that a correct assumption?

Also, is it a correct assumption that there is no way to get a lifetime subscription with DTV anymore? Thanks again for the heads up...



You're correct in both your statements. This is most definitely a hacked machine. The tipoff is the phrase "modem call-outs shut off," as well as the software only being 2.5.2, yet the seller claiming it is the latest software. DTiVos are running 3.1 now.

It is not possible to get a lifetime subscription with DTV anymore, as they haven't sold them for several years. I suggest you contact the seller and ask him how he's planning on transferring his lifetime subscription to you, as legitimate lifetime DTiVo subscription are tied to a DTV account rather than a specific machine.

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Well, thanks again. Hopefully I'll be able to work this out quickly and start from square one.

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