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Choice Ultimate package now available

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by bnwrx, Feb 9, 2010.

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    Choice Ultimate doesn't have a lot to offer in HD over Extra.
     
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    Red Dog

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    So the difference between this and Xtra are "Extra Movie Channels." If it doesn't include any premiums, then what are these extra movie channels? :confused:
     
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    beachmonkey

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    Other than the movie channels, I see no difference from Choice Extra :icon_stup
     
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    Encore, Encore West, Encore Love, Encore Westerns, Encore Mystery, Encore Drama, Encore Action, Encore WAM, TMC East, TMC West, Sundance
     
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    bonscott87

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    Basically it's Xtra with the "not top of the line" movie channels. It's a package that Dish and many cable companies have offered for many years. Uverse also has a similar package. DirecTV obviously has felt some heat recently to finally add this type of package.
     
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    Alan Gordon

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    A little underwhelming considering DirecTV's website states that you get 10+ more HD channels with the Choice Ultimate package compared to Choice Xtra.

    Perhaps they may be a tad premature... and this is a hint of things to come with D12?

    Encore, Sundance, and The Movie Channel West are available in HD now, and the Encore suite has stated plans to go HD...

    ~Alan
     
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    Jason Whiddon

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    I've only been back for a month, so I have 12 mo's of rebates on Choice Xtra. If I change to ultimate, will it screw with my rebates?
     
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    You may want to check again:

    Choice Ultimate + HD + DVR = $68.99 + 10.00 + 7.00 = $85.99

    Plus HDDVR = $79.99 ($75.99 was the price before today)

    Difference $7.00

    :)
     
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    Plus I pay for Starz now, so even at $11 added to the $79.99, that would still make the change less. Might have to go for it.
     
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    Not bloody worth it IMHO.
     
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    I noticed that on the channel grid CBS College Sports moved out of Choice and Choice Xtra up to this new Choice Ultimate.

    This "deal" is not really a "deal" unless you really want Encore.
     
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    :rolleyes:
     
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    Another strike for the American education system. :)

    85.99-79.99 = $6
     
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    I've got the old, grandfathered-in, Total Choice Plus package (listed at $57.99) plus DVR ($6), but have been interested in adding the Encore channels. Does the Choice Ultimate Package include the DVR? If not, then $68.99 ($11 more for just the Encore stations) isn't a bargain for me.
     
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    Ultimate does not include the current DVR fee of $7. It also does not include HD should you need that as well.
     
  18. Proc

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    I've got the HD too...I just called. The price difference between my grandfathered in TC+ and Choice Ultimate isn't $11. Its $7.50. TC+ went up to $61.49 this month. I decided to try the Choice Ultimate. Its 37 channels more than TC+.
     
  19. oldengineer

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    TMML :D

    There's still something funny here.

    I just checked with D* again. The grandfathered Choice Extra + HD + DVR pkg only went up $1 to 76.99 according to the CSR.

    Upgrading to Choice Ultimate will cost 68.99 + 10.00 HD +7.00 DVR = 85.99 (I hope), so its a 9.00 differential.
     
  20. bnwrx

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    Here is the math I come up with:
    ChoiceExtra 63.99 + 10.00(HD) + 7.00(DVR)=80.99
    ChoiceUltimate 68.99+10.00 + 7.00=85.99

    Grandfathered Choice+ 61.49 +10.00 +7.00=78.49

    If CSR are saying something less, you should take it.

    Also,Proc, are you sure about the 37 channels?
     

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