- Jul 28, 2004
joep said:He then offered HD-DVR to me at a discounted price of $850. Needless to say I was upset with the entire situation. I wish I had taken up the other person’s offer the night before. I don’t think I am willing to spend $850 on the HD-DVR especially with the limited number of HD channels from DirecTV.
If you check in the D* forum on this site you'll find some people have been successfully getting service credits of $200 (or even $250, though I'm skeptical of that), and then buying the HR10-250 from Value Electronics for $850 (including shipping). That brings the effective price down to $650. Still too rich for my blood, but a darn sight better than the $999 list price.
I can understand being frustrated, but I had a similar conversation with a D* CSR. I had to push to make them clarify that the DVR they were offering for $49 was *not* HD. I already have an SD-Tivo, so I don't need another SD-DVR.