As a new customer I was under the impression that I was getting the DVR service and also On Demand capabilities. I went through 5 calls prior to ordering and stated what I was looking for and what I had with Comcast. I won't even go through all of the conflicting information I received via those 5 calls. When my receiver was delivered it was a standard receiver - which I had agreed to because I thought that meant it was NOT HD (since I had been asked if I had HDTV about 20 times). The installer called in to his office when he arrived at my house to ask about my DVR and was told that "the promo code entered for the order had expired" and that I should call and someone would be able to bring me the DVR for no additional charge. (I heard that being said to him via his mobile and it was, in fact, what he told me when he hung up). I called Century Link (was re-routed there from Directv) and after 3 hours on the phone was told by a supervisor that I was wrong and I would have to pay to have someone come out with the DVR receiver. - there was nothing they could or would do for me and there was no such thing as a promo code for the DVR receiver.
I literally just now realized that I also do not have On Demand capability without that receiver (which was something I had expressed was important to me since I had On Demand with Comcast) so I called Directv. I spoke with Mario who told me that since I was within the 90 day window I should absolutely be able to get the DVR receiver I had anticipated without an additional charge - but I would need to call Century Link. I am not sure why I had to spend 3 hours post delivery with Century Link only to be treated so rudely and told that I was out of luck. Naturally I was frustrated by the end of that 3 hour call. I had been with Comcast for 15 years and only switched over due to what I was told I could receive via the 5 calls prior to my official order and sadly the experience I have had with Century Link is now affecting my feelings about Directv. In a time when loyal customers are tough to come by and retention rates are of utmost importance you would think that Century Link would be cognizant of the fact that they have the opportunity to retain a person who had been with Comcast for 15 years.
So, I am going to attempt the nerve racking effort of calling - again- to try to receive the DVR receiver I thought I was getting from the start. I will mention what Directv has told me about the 90 day window and that there should be no issues with someone swapping out my receiver for no additional charge and if I am treated with the same awful attitude, I'll just have to report Century Link to the BBB, I guess.