- Sep 25, 2010
Although it shows 199 on the directv.com website. The hd dvrs are now only 149 dollars. Posted from my EVO.
during initial setup 1st hd dvr is free, 2nd is 99, after that its 199 eachI think anytime you activate a new receiver you have to sign a new two year contract.
It's basically like a cell phone. A new Iphone 4s is not $200 alone. Your basically giving $200 for the device, and signing a contract which means you promise to pay them for the next two years.
Of course, a small portion of your monthly bill goes towards the device cost.
Now with Directv, a HD DVR is $199 (price is for the sake of argument).
Let's say full price of the HD DVR is $600.
Well when you pay $200 for the device, your contract says you will pay Directv for the next 24 months.
So for grins and giggles, $16.66 dollars is taken out for your bill each month for the device cost. Which equals $400 for the 24 month commitment.
I don't know much about sales, but I believe you can get up to 4 rooms free, so it is best to get all needed receivers at the time of signing up as a new customer.
I just got an additional HDDVR for my bedroom for free....had to sign a new two year agreement, but oh well, I'm very happy with the service and didn't plan on switching anyway.
I agree with you Jason, My account is often offering a HR DVR for $149 as well.
I might do it but they still need to give me a AM21 to replace everything the HR20 does ... so essentially, it's $200 for it all in my case.
The HR-24 is faster than HR-22/23. The HR-24 has built in DECA, and also has a Capacitance touch buttons on the front, making for a much cleaner look.