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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by curt8403, Feb 9, 2008.

Since D* now charges for Rcvrs, and a second charge to install same, ?

  1. There should be no requirement for an agreement

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  2. The agreement should stay the same as it is now

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  3. The agreement should be shortened (like to 6 months)

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  4. No Opinion on this question

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  1. Feb 9, 2008 #1 of 15
    curt8403

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    Post any and all comments please
     
  2. Feb 9, 2008 #2 of 15
    Jeremy W

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    Six months for SD, one year for HD. Not that it'll ever happen, but that's what I'd like to see.
     
  3. Feb 9, 2008 #3 of 15
    BobbyK

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    In 1994 I paid for there first system. From then until 1999 I bought 3 more receivers and 2 dishes. In 2000 I bought the first HD receiver [RCA from RS]. From then till 2006 I bought 4 more HD receivers. In April of 2006 I got a H20 from BB. I pay my bill on line so in May I see on my bill that I have a 2 year PROGRAMMING COMMITMENT. This was like a slap in the face to me. I have over 4 thousand dollars worth of receivers and dishes, so I have more invested in them than they have in me, if anything they should give me free programming and not a commitment. Soon I will have no commitment with them and I don't want to go but if I need to replace a receiver even with the protection plan I'm not sure it wont be renewed. I just don't trust them any more.
     
  4. Feb 9, 2008 #4 of 15
    Matt9876

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    Both companies Dish and Directv have gone to 24 month lease agreement.

    Dish has dropped the $49.95 + tax activation fee but you must sign 24 month contract.


    Many changes announced at meeting for both companies,price increase,packages,equipment,etc.
     
  5. Feb 9, 2008 #5 of 15
    Steve

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    I voted the agreement should stay the same, meaning no add'l commitment over the original commitment. If they were giving you an add'l receiver for free, I would feel differently. Just my .02. /steve
     
  6. Feb 9, 2008 #6 of 15
    veryoldschool

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    Tough call. As one that paid over $1,000 in equipment charges to come to D*, I then needed to get new receivers before I though I'd gotten my useful life out of them.
    D* offered an upgrade for $20, so I did it.
    What we "pay" for hardware doesn't cover the cost of it, so some programing commitment seems fair, BUT since this hardware is all leased now, getting it replaced when defective should NOT extend my programing commitment. It's leased, if it doesn't function it should be replaced for free [that's what "they sold me" to start the lease].
    I can see a never ending programing commitment just to be able to watch TV.
    So far none of my receivers has malfunctioned, so this battle has yet to be fought.
     
  7. Feb 9, 2008 #7 of 15
    Steve

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    Absolutely agree. Getting a replacement for a defective receiver should not extend one's commitment. I didn't realize that was the case! /steve
     
  8. Feb 9, 2008 #8 of 15
    mx6bfast

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    Delray...
    When did this start happening?

    I don't understand the question for the poll.
     
  9. Feb 9, 2008 #9 of 15
    curt8403

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    if the rcvr being replaced is an owned rcvr then the replacement is going to be a leased rcvr and will have an agreement.
    However the question is about getting an additional rcvr not a replacement.
     
  10. mx6bfast

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    Delray...
    I have an H20 and HR20 that were replacements and they are both owned by me. It can be done.
     
  11. curt8403

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    yes, for way more or if you get the Pro Plan long before you need to replace them.
     
  12. CJTE

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    IMO, The commitment dates need to be shortened, based on the price and leasing model.

    1 year for standard receivers, 18mo (1.5 years) for HD
     
  13. Incog-Neato

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    Just sell your home and move into a DirecTV registered "multi-dwelling" property. No agreements required for standard equipment (if you don't accept any promotional offers) and only 1 year for advanced even if you take promos. :grin:
     
  14. wmj5

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    I have been with D* since 1995 and I'm not planing on going nowhere, but if I ever make another move if won't be with E* or cable, I'll just go to the antenna, I'm on a fixed income and I can get 28 channels without a rotary and I'm not a sports fan and if I wanted to see a movie I've got one on my tv and 2 on my computer.
     
  15. loudo

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    I don't think you will ever see anything less than a year. I understand one of the main reasons for it, was because people were signing up for DirecTV just for the NFL package, and as soon as the season was over, dropping DirecTV. They were not customers long enough for DirecTV to re-coop the cost of the installation. I am sure that there were other reasons, but I understand that was one of the big ones.
     
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