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2011 Pricing

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Bofurley, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. matt

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    I just got a TV that has Netflix streaming. IMHO.... it sucks. Looks like I'll be shelling out a little more dough this year to keep the good stuff. :rolleyes:
     
  2. Davenlr

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  3. KoRn

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    We have the Plus HD DVR package. Is it more expensive keeping that even though it is legacy then moving onto another package that is the same? We are also getting a $10 HD Access credit for 2 years.
     
  4. dishrich

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  5. je4755

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    I already am paying more than the cited amount to Comcast (although it translates into lower prices for internet and phone service) to obtain local HD channels not available from DirecTV and several basic HD networks also not provided by DirecTV. Even so, our Comcast HD lineup is much weaker than other DMAs (not including, for example, History International HD or BBCA HD). So, yes, I readily would pay DirecTV $50-$100 to obtain "25 or more HD channels seek" and HD LIL; I’d actually reduce my outlays for TV programming in the process.
     
  6. Jtaylor1

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    There is. It's called reading, the Great Outdoors, and more family time at the dinner table.

    Increases is going to make me switch to Charter, buying a rooftop antenna for the HD screen, or Free-to-air.
     
  7. sigma1914

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    What don't you like?
     
  8. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    If you think it sucks, your TV has a crappy implementation, or your internet connection is throttling you. On my PS3, even the SD movies looks DVD quality or better. Unless of course, you are referring to the content available :)
     
  9. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    I watched Blood Done Sign My Name tonight streamed via Oppo BDP-93...It was excellent PQ and even OAR.
     
  10. joshjr

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    What you are seeing is a inflated price for locals. They left you with your old package and added the locals seperately. If you were to add them in your base package it would only be $3 unless you have a grandfathered package. Even if you are on a grandfathered package and went with a newer package with locals I bet it would only be $4 or $5 more and not $6.
     
  11. joshjr

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    Last year it was the DVR fee. This year I dont see the DVR fee going up so thats good and no mention of HD going up lol since they were pushing the free HD guess that wouldnt of been good.
     
  12. joshjr

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    Well think about it. The best way for them to make more money is not actually in the base packages but actually by raising the per reciever fee. Thats where the real money is. I bet there are a ton of accounts with more then 3 receivers.
     
  13. nickff

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    I have been using Netfilx on my Xbox 360 since its inception and find the PQ and AQ quite good.

    Maybe you are referring to programming???
     
  14. joshjr

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    Think about it for a second. Its just another way to see 1st one is free and the 2nd one just went up another $1 just like the rest. A better way put putting it would of been first one free and each additional is $6 each.
     
  15. joshjr

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    Here is how it looks like it will break down for me:

    Plus HD DVR $82.99 +$3
    6 Recievers +$5


    Wow I just noticed that keeping Plus HD DVR is no longer cheaper then the current package. The new package has Choice Xtra at $65.99 a month plus $10 for HD and $7 for DVR making it equal $82.99 same as the Plus HD DVR package. So much for being a little ahead of the game keeping a grandfathered package. It was $1 cheaper at least and I was hoping it would go to more like $3 this time by having a older package.
     
  16. Davenlr

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    Especially since with the current package, and autobillpay, you can get it $10 cheaper with the Free HD.
     
  17. joshjr

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    Im pretty sure you can do that with a grandfathered package and autopay. That being said I have never paid my bill late ever but I like paying it when I am ready and not have to worry about autopay.
     
  18. Davenlr

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    Yea, but you were talking about HDDVR package. Since the HD fee is built into the package, I wasnt sure you could get Free HD.
     
  19. Supramom2000

    Supramom2000 In Loving Memory of Onyx-2/23/09

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    So my PlusDVR package is going up $3, my 4 extra DVR's are going to cost me $4 more and HBO went up another $1. Nice - I get laid off and my bill goes up $8 per month. Hopefully I can talk my husband into going to the lower package.
     
  20. harsh

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    Satelliteracer clearly stated that the increases were tied to escalator clauses. This is means that the price increases were previously negotiated and are the result of some mathematical formula that the provider and DIRECTV agreed upon. There should be no surprises unless one side or the other wasn't paying attention.
     

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