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dswallow is offline Old Post 01-17-2004 08:01 AM
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Or the urge to buy based entirely upon having people here PM you incessantly about it, eh Doug?
Only if by incessantly you mean twice.

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Does this all mean that DirecTV won't be offering some special deals on the box for new customers? Or do we just not know at this point?

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If Good Guys is also taking preorders(with $100 off) then I would think that Circuit City and other places will doing the same soon. It sounds like preordering over the internet won't get it to you any faster than preordering at your local TV place. The Good Guys date is actually 3 weeks earlier than the internet preorder. While that may have been a guess, it sounds like it's all coming out at once.
Speaking of remotes, I sure hope the remote for the HDTivo is as good as the the one I've had with the Phillips 6000. It's by far the best remote I've ever had, I can navigate in the dark as if it's an extension of my hand. Haven't seen a picture of the remote yet. Has anyone else?

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Does this all mean that DirecTV won't be offering some special deals on the box for new customers? Or do we just not know at this point?


We just don't know. But the deal offered at the URL at the beginning means if you put down a $100 deposit the box will only cost $899 (they're giving a discount that matches your deposit, up to $100). And they will lower the price if their price drops, so that might include any new subscriber deals. Lastly, if the price goes up after you pay pre-order, you are locked at the $999 price. That's upward price protection but still an opportunity to save later.

It was worth it for me to just go ahead and order. I wasn't in the "maybe if it cost just a little less camp." I'm in the "I want it and I'll pay for it now."

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> Haven't seen a picture of the remote yet. Has anyone else?

Just go to the FAQ thread, click on the HD250 spec sheets. A small picture was on either of them.

Hong.

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I know GG is saying 3/15 but I have to believe that Valuelectronics is pretty positive it won't be untill April since he makes this statement:

5. All orders are final and I will refund 100% of the money, upon request, only if you can purchase the HD-DVR250 anywhere else sooner than I can ship.

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Anyone gambling they'll be hard to get and could be sold on EBay for $1,200 or more once you have some?

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I wanna know WHO WAS FIRST?


Not sure, but I did help Robert troubleshoot the shopping cart.....

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Thanks alot!!!! I'm in with next day shipment. Now the countdown really gets serious.

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Anyone gambling they'll be hard to get and could be sold on EBay for $1,200 or more once you have some?


Not me. I want one, and I want other folks to have one too. I'm just generous that way.

One per customer please.

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Not sure, but I did help Robert troubleshoot the shopping cart.....


Now, during your "testing" you didn't happen to take advantage of any pricing/quantity errors did you?

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So what is a guy to do who has no HDTV Monitor to even pair something like this up with?

Sigh, anyway, if all goes well, I will crossover from my 27inch POS to 56 inches or better of HDTV love by the end of the year. And I will definitely add one of these bad boys to service it.

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you you you...

...you guys forced my hand. $100.00 to the man with the HDTivo offer

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pre-ordered at Good Guys

I just pre-ordered at Good Guys. I'm #10 in the country. They've been told not to tell people that they can pre-order, but if you ask they'll take your order. My guess is that Good Guys would receive a decent portion of the first shipment given their sales volume.

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Dammit! Now I'm broke again. I promised myself no more UMF 'til May but if I sell my Zenith 520 for $400 and my S1 DTiVo for $200... and if I can sell my Panasonic DVD player sitting on the subwoofer for $75 and get another $25 for that SVideo switch box, I'll only be out $200 for my new toy.....

Works for me.........

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Howdy.

I want to pre-order the HD-DVR250 but do not have service to dtv yet. What is the best way to sign up for service, get the HD-DVR250, and get the best deal on new service?

I will probably go with the TOTAL CHOICE PREMIER with Local Channels package.

Great forum! I look forward to your response and thanks in advance.

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I did it...ever have the moment when you have the mouse over the "order" button...I actually closed the browser window without ordering....then I thought...4 tuners...bigger hard drive...I can sell my series 1 with the 120gig drive...sell my Samsung t-160...

Anyway, I opened my browser and ordered it. I can't wait!

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All I can say, is I got one of the first HDVR2 boxes from them, and it was a bad unit, they OVERNITED a replacement for SATURDAY delivery at their cost to me, and I was amazed at their great service! I spoke with him on the phone and all I can say, is he really cares about his customers, and that counts for something in this day and age of internet scammers and such. ValueElectronics doing this is a huge FAVOR to this board as far as I am concerned, and I just put down my $100 for my preorder!

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quote:
Originally posted by tomr
I know GG is saying 3/15 but I have to believe that Valuelectronics is pretty positive it won't be untill April since he makes this statement:

5. All orders are final and I will refund 100% of the money, upon request, only if you can purchase the HD-DVR250 anywhere else sooner than I can ship.



So far, I believe Robert has proven to be an upstanding supplier. I didn't buy an HDVR2 at its first shipment, but I remember a lot of disappointment and anger in the forums over missed dates and shipments from 'other' online and B&M locations. But a new company literally appeared in the middle of this - value electronics - that was able to deliver upon its promises. So far I haven't come across any negative feedback about his company in these forums. (if someone recalls otherwise, please chime in).

Anyway, With this track record, I'm much more inclined to believe Robert's 1st person report that Hughes will start shipping on March 26th vs. Goodguys' computer reports of 3/15.

But hey - Robert's such a nice guy - you can put your order into both places, and he won't penalize you if you're able to get it 1st from somewhere else.

(disclaimer - I have no personal, professional or economic connection to Value Electronics. In fact, I've actually never been a customer with them, but expect to be one with one of the 1st shipments of the HD-DVR250)

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Thanks for this thread guys!

I'm in too... Had sent Robert a PM several days ago about a pre-order but he didn't get it.... so thanks for this link.

The BEST part about all of this?..... I live 5 minutes away from his store!!! I'll be able to pick mine up as soon as he gets his shipment. He say's he should be getting all 300 in at once!

Looks like I'll have mine up and running the same day! The wires are all ready to be plugged out of my old SAT-T60 and into the HD-DVR250!

Aaron

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