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2013 DIRECTV Price Increases

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

  1. Dec 27, 2012 #81 of 467
    minorthr

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    I'm already at $170 a month. It's getting ridiculous but there is no point complaining about it here.
     
  2. Dec 27, 2012 #82 of 467
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    If you only get one, it is $12.99. The more you buy, the bigger the discount. So if you buy two, it is $24.00 ($12.99 + $11.01). If you buy three premiums, it is $34 ($12.99 + $11.01 + $10).

    HBO is the outlier in that it is $15.99. That is why you are paying $27 ($15.99 + $11.01).
     
  3. Dec 27, 2012 #83 of 467
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    Well some good news, managed to get the free HD access fee reinstated for another six months past the 2 year offer that ended this month.

    CSR said to call back after the six months is up and they'll reinstate it again for another six months.

    With the price increase in Feb. that means my bill is now ~$155.00 for a grandfathered Premiere and 5 HD-DVRs (one's an HR34) with WH.

    Manageable, but just barely for my finances right now....
     
  4. Dec 27, 2012 #84 of 467
    damondlt

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  5. Dec 27, 2012 #85 of 467
    damondlt

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    Looks like I'm looking at an $8-$10 increase.
    TV is getting way overpriced.

    Where can we find out if our Zip is under the $2 rsn fee?
     
  6. Dec 27, 2012 #86 of 467
    damondlt

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    $23 -$25 for HD DVR and MRV?

    Why are we still paying a premium for HD?

    Thats basicly the standard.

    HBO, what $18 ??? Holy crap!

    Maybe Roku, and Time warner can come to a deal and sell us HBO for less.
     
  7. Dec 27, 2012 #87 of 467
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    I agree, free HD should be standard by now. Let me guess-when we add a 4k receiver, we're going to pay an HD and a 4k fee? lol
     
  8. Dec 27, 2012 #88 of 467
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    HBO already said no to that...for now....they don't want to get into a situation where they have to bill customers, have massive call centers to take care of customers, explode their marketing dollars 10X to market to customers, etc, etc. They rely on all those expenses from the providers they have deals with.

    HBO is on record saying their product is worth $20 to $25...that's what they believe. On some systems, the price is $20 or more.

    Now, HBO Nordic is going over the top in Scandanavia as a test, so anything is possible. Of course if they go that route in the USA, my guess is every distributor of HBO here might say "have fun". Will they be willing to jettison those revenues? Interesting times to be sure.
     
  9. Dec 27, 2012 #89 of 467
    Satelliteracer

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    How many RSNs do you receive as part of your base package?
     
  10. Dec 27, 2012 #90 of 467
    kevinturcotte

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    Well they can keep it. The only thing I watch on HBO is Game of Thrones, and Netflix will have it on Blu Ray soon enough.
     
  11. Dec 27, 2012 #91 of 467
    damondlt

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    Well I know the main cable company in my area is $17.50 currently.

    Even thought Directv may look the cheapest, still doesn't mean the content is worth even that fee.

    Sure we can all say its not the providers fault, but when is enough enough?

    People will cut back and find other ways to watch tv.
     
  12. Dec 27, 2012 #92 of 467
    damondlt

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    We have MSG,MSG+,SNY,and YES.

    Roots Pittsburgh ,with Sports pack or Premier.
     
  13. Dec 27, 2012 #93 of 467
    Satelliteracer

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    Because you have Premier, it might skew my answer. What's the zip code? You can PM me if you wish.
     
  14. Dec 27, 2012 #94 of 467
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    then why let systems offer an HBO only pack for $20 - $25?
     
  15. Dec 27, 2012 #95 of 467
    damondlt

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    $47.00 in monthly fee's including my protection plan.

    Thats not much better then cable in my area.
     
  16. Dec 27, 2012 #96 of 467
    damondlt

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  17. Dec 27, 2012 #97 of 467
    damondlt

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    I don't have Premier anymore. I have choice ultimate
     
  18. Dec 27, 2012 #98 of 467
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    I thought that the RSN fee was for new customers only.
     
  19. Dec 27, 2012 #99 of 467
    Satelliteracer

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    Yup. And if the revenues for all these content providers drops, guess what they are going to do to all these alternative sources?

    They're going to jack up the rates there to make up the difference. They need the revenues to pay for their content development. So that overall pie of revenue they need has to come from somewhere and if the vehicle that gives them 70% to 80% is suddenly dropping off dramatically because people seek other ways to get it, well then those other ways will go up dramatically in costs. They aren't going to create Game of Thrones for free. I've been to a few conferences and HBO has essentially come right out and said this.

    It's one of the reasons they refuse to do a deal with Netflix. Which, by the way, I hope no one was trying to watch a streaming movie on Netflix on Christmas eve. Ouch.
     
  20. Satelliteracer

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    New customers started with it a number of months ago. Existing customers will receive it starting in February. Only areas that have multiple RSNs, about 20% of the country.
     

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