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#1 06-08-2007 10:53:58 AM

shj
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Free DVR in San Jose, CA (Don't get excited.)

I got two messages last night.  One said "Get a DVR for $1/mo for a year".  The other said "Get a DVR for free for a year".  I called Comcast to see if I could get my DVR for free.  They said the offer was for Standard Definition DVRs only.

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#2 06-08-2007 11:20:25 AM

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Re: Free DVR in San Jose, CA (Don't get excited.)

I didn't know Comcast had any SD DVRs.  In Seattle we just have the 34xx, and SD users pay the same price as HD (although I assume they can watch the HD channels at lower res).

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#3 06-08-2007 2:20:39 PM

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Re: Free DVR in San Jose, CA (Don't get excited.)

I also wasn't sure about a non-HD DVR, so I called again - wouldn't be the first time I got incorrect info from someone at Comcast.  2nd person I talked to said they had just introduced an SD DVR in April, that it's the the same as the HD DVR, including dual tuner, except no HD capability.  It will cost $6.99/mo after the 1 year free.  That's actually the same as the HD DVR if you figure the $11.99 for it includes HD service, which costs $5/mo if you don't have the HD DVR.

They said I could indeed get it free for a year if I wanted it in addition to my current HD DVR.  That actually might make sense if I wanted access to digital channels in my bedroom were I currently have just a cheap 19" set connected directly to the cable (no STB).

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#4 06-08-2007 5:20:43 PM

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Re: Free DVR in San Jose, CA (Don't get excited.)


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#5 06-08-2007 5:35:04 PM

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Re: Free DVR in San Jose, CA (Don't get excited.)

Interesting.  In Seattle they provide a rate card indicating $11.95 for either SD or HD DVR, and it's the 34xx in either case.  I have a friend without HD who has a 3416, so I'm sure he'd love to pay less (especially if it's free) when they get around to our area.

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