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DirecTivo hard drive problems

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August 7, 2005 9:31:50 PM

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My drive is starting to fail in my Series 2 (freezes, etc.) and was
going to go to the trouble of replacing the hard drive until I called
DirecTV, who will swap my entire unit for $50 with overnight shipping.
Mine has a 40 gig drive and since they are only making them with 80s
now, I get an 80. Plenty of space for us and what could be more
hassle-free?

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August 8, 2005 7:01:04 PM

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Kurt wrote:
> My drive is starting to fail in my Series 2 (freezes, etc.) and was
> going to go to the trouble of replacing the hard drive until I called
> DirecTV, who will swap my entire unit for $50 with overnight shipping.
> Mine has a 40 gig drive and since they are only making them with 80s
> now, I get an 80. Plenty of space for us and what could be more
> hassle-free?

A good deal, but probably comes with a new 1-year contract.

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David G.
August 8, 2005 11:16:33 PM

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In article <W5idnZ2dnZ2WBszdnZ2dnX42at-dnZ2dRVn-zZ2dnZ0@comcast.com>,
"David G." <david_please_dont_email_me@i_hate_spam.com> wrote:

> Kurt wrote:
> > My drive is starting to fail in my Series 2 (freezes, etc.) and was
> > going to go to the trouble of replacing the hard drive until I called
> > DirecTV, who will swap my entire unit for $50 with overnight shipping.
> > Mine has a 40 gig drive and since they are only making them with 80s
> > now, I get an 80. Plenty of space for us and what could be more
> > hassle-free?
>
> A good deal, but probably comes with a new 1-year contract.

No mention at all, but we've with DirecTV since 95 - 96. The tech was
forthright about the drives lasting about 2-3 years with heavy use (we
never watch live TV), and gave me this option right off the bat. Very
smart customer service.

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August 9, 2005 12:54:58 AM

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"David G." <david_please_dont_email_me@i_hate_spam.com> wrote in message
news:W5idnZ2dnZ2WBszdnZ2dnX42at-dnZ2dRVn-zZ2dnZ0@comcast.com...
> Kurt wrote:
> > My drive is starting to fail in my Series 2 (freezes, etc.) and was
> > going to go to the trouble of replacing the hard drive until I called
> > DirecTV, who will swap my entire unit for $50 with overnight shipping.
> > Mine has a 40 gig drive and since they are only making them with 80s
> > now, I get an 80. Plenty of space for us and what could be more
> > hassle-free?
>
> A good deal, but probably comes with a new 1-year contract.
>

That isn't necessarily bad since the DirecTV DVR is not useful
without DirecTV service.
August 9, 2005 12:54:59 AM

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In article <CEPJe.2004$Z87.36@newssvr14.news.prodigy.com>,
"Jack Ak" <akjack@excite.com> wrote:

> "David G." <david_please_dont_email_me@i_hate_spam.com> wrote in message
> news:W5idnZ2dnZ2WBszdnZ2dnX42at-dnZ2dRVn-zZ2dnZ0@comcast.com...
> > Kurt wrote:
> > > My drive is starting to fail in my Series 2 (freezes, etc.) and was
> > > going to go to the trouble of replacing the hard drive until I called
> > > DirecTV, who will swap my entire unit for $50 with overnight shipping.
> > > Mine has a 40 gig drive and since they are only making them with 80s
> > > now, I get an 80. Plenty of space for us and what could be more
> > > hassle-free?
> >
> > A good deal, but probably comes with a new 1-year contract.
> >
>
> That isn't necessarily bad since the DirecTV DVR is not useful
> without DirecTV service.

Not an issue for us, but still, no stipulations were mentioned.

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