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Building Package Changed w/o permission

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by vspede, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. vspede

    vspede Cool Member

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    So our building had the "Total Choice" package which included a lot of channels which is provided with Bulk Rates.

    Since Dtv changed their programming, our package has been changed to the new "and lesser" **Choice** package.

    Is there anything we can do about it? We're basically missing about 10 channels like G4, etc.

    I don't understand why they didnt upgrade us to the "Choice Extra" package since its closer to the "Total Choice" package we have now.
     
  2. woodybeetle

    woodybeetle Legend

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    Sorry to say, besides paying for the additional channels, you are boned. Please read your service agreement, D* reserves the right to change pricing and programming at any time. In other words, they are out for themselves and you cant fight it ir them. Sorry
     
  3. RobertE

    RobertE New Member

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    Your going to need to take up the issue with your buildings system operator.
     
  4. cariera

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    If your building was getting that package, its probably at no cost to you or at bulk rate. You can always upgrade that package by adding on the Choice Extra option for yourself by calling Directv. :)
     
  5. Jul 1, 2010 #5 of 12
    vspede

    vspede Cool Member

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    The thing that sticks in my craw is that the Choice package is so much lamer than the original "total choice" package we had.

    On Dtv's website, the difference between choice vs Choice Extra is $5 a month.

    But since our MDU has a bulk rate "choice" if I wanted to upgrade individually its +$17 a month.

    I'm a cheap guy at heart.
     
  6. Jul 1, 2010 #6 of 12
    RobertE

    RobertE New Member

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    Sounds like your MDU is even cheaper. ;)
     
  7. Jul 1, 2010 #7 of 12
    TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Grumpy Grampy

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    DirecTV is forcing all their MDU properties to go on the current plans. It should be only $5, not $17. Maybe your property is taking a cut.
     
  8. Jul 1, 2010 #8 of 12
    Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

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    Incorrect
     
  9. hdog

    hdog New Member

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    Our building is in Chicago as well, and using MDU as our provider. I am on our building's "cable committee," so am very interested in various MDU plans.
    I'd like to know how to advise our building on what we might do to get a useful bulk plan with reasonable individual upgrades.

    Based on our wiring, we are also starting to use the MFH-3 to deliver HD over our cat-3 infrastructure. It seems to have bandwidth problems delivering to
    lower floors (DSLAM is on roof above 19th floor, problems with floor 5 for signal. MDU was trying to run 2 HD receivers off of one vdsl modem for that unit. They don't seem to have any bandwidth testing methods. I am wondering what quality we should expect.
     
  10. GTS

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    With the property already having the MFH3 headend installed, the plans should already have been discussed and subscribed to. Just finished installing a 500+ unit property using the MFH3 system over fiber. With everything installed correctly, there will be no difference in quality between a single family stand alone install and a multi-dwelling one.

    PM me if you have any questions you'd like to discuss.
     
  11. vspede

    vspede Cool Member

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    Sorry about the long absence. I was actually out of the country for a bit.

    I posted another post about our situation before. ATM I'm trying to speak to other system operators for Chicago but D won't release that information to me anymore.

    I'm not that technical but we currently have an MFH2 system. I'm not that saavy on the new MFH3 system or why its so great.

    I do have to say we did have massive signal problems where certain floors would get pixelation or sound issues but I believe that was solved when our current Sys Op installed these boosters (?) into our closets. That actually became a problem for some unit owners b/c the signal came in too hot resulting in pixelations and that ear-shattering screech you'd get sometimes.

    They fixed it by attaching what looks like a B-band converter to my HD reciever.
     
  12. Jodean

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    well no matter what you wont get g4 direct decided to drop it.

    too bad as i watch AOTS all the time, still get it on dishnet
     

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