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2013 DIRECTV Price Increases

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by FrozenAsset, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    While I agree with you Harsh, there are discounts available for lifetime service if you hunt around. Boxes can be had very cheap as well, if you hunt around. Used boxes with lifetime are quite plentiful.

    The one thing I have to point out is your last comment... Transitioning from one company to another is always going to result in this potential problem. Im sure you arent using DirecTv boxes for dish :) Since almost every cable company in the US uses the same format, and all are required by law to allow cablecards, you have a much better chance of recovering your money spent (should you have to transition to another provider) with a Tivo than you would with either leased or owned satellite equipment.

    Its just another option. I was just trying to point out that you dont HAVE to pay the big outlet fees to Comcast. There are ways around it.
     
  2. ken100

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    it was already $7 with dish i just had dish with a dvr and 2nd room dvr and payed $10 for the first room and $7 for the second room that was for the past two years i was an actual dish customer so no their price is the same. that's what they were charging me i just looked at some of my old bills to confirm.
     
  3. ken100

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    i will drop my 3rd room to save $6 a month soon. the cost of dvr is getting too high. most of you seem ok with it, but im tire of taking it up the a@*
     
  4. dpeters11

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    A lot of us just know it is what it is, and are glad that they only charge it per account, not per DVR like other providers. DVR service is too valuable to me.
     
  5. damondlt

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    $8.95 for the First, and 2nd and up $14.90 for my Local Blue ridge customers.

    My system with Directv, is $45 per month including the RSN fee.

    Cable would be $54 per month but no MRV.

    So cable still cost more for me and has less features.
     
  6. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    Dropping a receiver will not change your DVR fee.
     
  7. bixler

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    I've still never received an email regarding this price increase. Anyone else not receive their notification yet? Next billing date is Feb 24
     
  8. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    If that's your bottom line (heh) on a six dollar event, I'd hate to think what'd happen if something major bad screwed you over.
     
  9. James Long

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    "Old bills" may explain why you are confused. DISH changed their pricing in 2010 making the DVR fee per account. Prior to that DISH charged per DVR (with certain exceptions). If you had DISH service after February 2010 you are simply misunderstanding your bills.

    Both providers charge a per receiver fee for each additional receiver (called "Additional TV" by DirecTV) regardless of if the receiver is or is not a DVR. The per receiver fee is NOT a DVR fee. The DVR fee (called "Advanced Receiver DVR" by DirecTV) is charged per account regardless of how many DVRs one has. Dropping a DVR drops the "Additional TV" fee for that receiver, it does not reduce or remove any DVR fee. That applies to both providers.
     
  10. RACJ2

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    I think he just meant the price of dropping a receiver saves the $6 fee. In his example, it just happens to be a DVR that he owns.
     
  11. ken100

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    im dropping the 3rd dvr to save 6 bucks i know the price is still going up on the main one.....it was 7 on the second room dvr with dish
     
  12. ken100

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    so the dvr fee for dish is 10 bucks and its 15 bucks for directv unless your a new sub then its 13 until your 2 year committment is up then it goes to 15? either way its more. im not comparing either to cable because i dont consider cable a viable option at all. i will may just go back to dish after my 2 years we will see what happens with next years increases.
     
  13. James Long

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    Not quite. The DVR fee for DISH is $7 (per account) or $10 for the advanced DVRs (922 or Hopper, per account). The new customer DVR fee for DirecTV is $10 (per account) or $25 for Genie (per account - which includes the $10 advanced receiver HD fee). Customers who signed up BEFORE the price increase will get a $2 credit for their first year (making the DVR fee $8 or Genie's fee $23 - which is what they agreed to when they signed up). But new customers pay the new fees.

    Other fees and discounts may apply. (For example, the "$10 discount on Advanced Receiver Service for 24 months" credit currently applies. That would make the fee for a new subscriber signing up today and getting Genie $15 per month.)
     
  14. ken100

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    im comparing a hopper to a genie. i think the dvr is the greatest advance to happen to small dish satellite tv even greater than hd. its too bad its getting to expensive for some of us. im happy that many of you can absorb the new cost without any sweat but for some of us that isnt possible without downgrading service either an extra tv or a programming package i can see a day where i may have to cancel dvr service all together. i may have to switch back to dish in 2 years if directv still charges for hd or does not extend my 10 credit for hd beyond the 2 year credit they gave me when i signed up because i will not pay 10 bucks for hd i just dont feel its worth that much i dont see that big a difference between the non hd channels and dish doesnt charge for it or are you gonna tell me they do since you tried to tell me dish was charging me 6 bucks for my 2nd room dvr when i was paying 7 for it the past 2 years.
     
  15. James Long

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    Not possible if your world is Hopper vs Genie. If you don't want to pay DVR fees you will have to not have a DVR. Both the Hopper and Genie are advanced DVRs.

    The trouble was that you kept referring to it as a DVR fee. And you referred to it in a way that made it sound like a fee that DirecTV raised and DISH did not.

    The actual DVR fee went up on both providers. The actual Additional TV fee did not go up on either provider. Using the correct terms for what you are complaining about is helpful.
     
  16. pdxBeav

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    If you don't want any extra fees then you should switch to cable/Windows Mediacenter if it's available in your area.
     
  17. ken100

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    hopper cost less than the fee for genie thats all im saying i dont have a problem paying a dvr fee i do have a problem paying too much for a dvr fee....enough said????
     
  18. ken100

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    when i had dish i was paying an advance dvr fee for 2 rooms 10 for the main tv and 7 for the 2nd tv you said it was 6 and then went up to 7 i only said it was always 7 or at least was 7 for the past 2 years i had dish network.
    like anyone there is a limit to what i will pay for a particular service in this case the dvr fee. of course i may also need to look into going to their lesser dvr that carries a lesser monthly fee to save money, again some of us are not in a position to throw money around everytime a provider says give us more. many of us have to cut back. im sorry that offends many of you........
     
  19. ken100

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    put down the pom pom's.
     
  20. James Long

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    Here is what you said:
    You said nothing about "advanced DVR fee" ... and (as has been explained too much) the DVR fee went up.
    The $7 you were paying was not a DVR fee.

    Thank you for finally telling the full story ... but don't blame others when you were giving misleading information. It weakens your argument.
     

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