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DirecTV Entertainment Package???

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by TribeFanInNE, Jan 17, 2012.

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  1. TribeFanInNE

    TribeFanInNE AllStar

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    Didn't see another thread on this, apologize if there is one but, has anyone else heard of this potential new package supposedly available next month? Found this on the other forum...I would be potentially interested in this if it happens.

    Meet the value-packed ENTERTAINMENT Package.

    ENTERTAINMENT is a winning combination for customers seeking value with the best in comedy, drama, information, news and sports, and it comes with 4 FREE Advanced Product Upgrades!

    ENTERTAINMENT is filled with 140 channels customers want:

    •All the top entertainment channels: Disney, USA Network, AMC, FX, TBS, A&E, SyFy & more
    •The most popular lifestyle channels: E, Food Network, HGTV, RFD, Discovery & more

    •All of the major news: Fox News, CNN, CNBC, HLN, MSNBC, The Weather Channel & more

    •The sports they really want: All the major sports broadcast on network plus , ESPN, ESPN2
    ENTERTAINMENT is perfect for good-quality customers looking to get all the great features of DIRECTV at an affordable price. For customers who are comparison/price shopping:

    •ENTERTAINMENT is comparable to Dish AT200, but for $10 less (after rebate)
    •It’s the same price as Dish’s AT120 (for the first 12 months, after rebate)
    •It has all the major sports coverage you want – it does not include specialty sports (Local RSNs) that are limited to coverage of specific teams
     
  2. fsquid

    fsquid Godfather

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    Jacksonville...
    Is this a new package or a name change?
     
  3. TribeFanInNE

    TribeFanInNE AllStar

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    I want to say a new package.
     
  4. jeffgbailey

    jeffgbailey Legend

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    It is the new package that will be 58.99 (per the big thread in the main area)
     
  5. Bonneville44

    Bonneville44 AllStar

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    54.99, but yes.
     
  6. ejjames

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    My parents would desperately like to save on their basic package. Of course it figures the one channel they can't go without is their RSN, for Minnesota Twins baseball. As far as I can tell, it's not included below "Choice Extra". Maybe they can downgrade to the new "Entertainment" package between October and March.

    Doesn't DirecTv charge you for downgrading your package?
     
  7. Taintedahab

    Taintedahab Cool Member

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    They don't care too much about making changes up or down on your core programming, they just charge you if you cancel a premium channel (HBO, Showtime, etc) within 30 days of adding. That's to keep folks from using those particular channels like ppv's.
     
  8. Fluthy

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    Any new information on this new package? Channel Lineup?
     
  9. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

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    If its like AT200, it would be a no go for me, just due to the lack of History.
     
  10. Lazy Senior

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    I have Dish AT200 and it has History channel in HD. I watch Pawn Stars regularly. Last I looked the History channel was in AT120 also...
     
  11. dpeters11

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    You're right, I missed it. The list was mostly alphabetical, except where it was listed. I'll have to take a close look at it when it is offered, it may work for me. The bigger question, will it work for my wife without Fox Sports Cincinnati.
     
  12. AlanSaysYo

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    What are the "four FREE Advanced Product Upgrades?"
     
  13. trainman

    trainman Hall Of Fame

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    Sherman...
    That would refer to either upgrading from SD receivers to HD receivers, or from non-recording receivers to DVRs. Of course, subscribers in good standing can often get such upgrades for free anyway, but I guess DirecTV is "formalizing" the offer for people subscribing to the Entertainment package. (I'm sure it doesn't hurt that they may get additional monthly DVR fees and/or monthly HD fees from some people.)
     
  14. Mariah2014

    Mariah2014 Breaking the mold

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    The word is that the channel lineup will not be released tell it is available for purchase. They don't want people calling and asking for it before the package is available to purchase.
     
  15. bigtom

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    The original post refers to a rebate, which is the promo discount for new subscribers. I would guess the receivers would be as well.
     
  16. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    Subject
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    Entertainment package


    Discussion Thread
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    Response Via Email(Alfredo P. - 100177886) - 01/26/2012 08:09 PM
    Dear xxxxxxxxxxx,

    Thanks for taking time to write to us. I see that you've been with us for several years now and we recognize you as a valued and loyal customer. We want you to know we appreciate your business.

    I'm excited that you're interested with our new package called ENTERTAINMENT which you wanted to know the channel line up.

    Please know that ENTERTAINMENT package will be $54.99 that has over 140 channels, over 40 channels available in HD and 50 Sonic Tap Music channels.

    However, the package details will be available closer to Feb 9, 2012. Please stay tuned directv.com/packages for further information.

    We are committed and determined to provide you with prompt, courteous and excellent service. We promise to do our best to resolve any issues that might arise as quickly as possible. And we will continue to develop the unique, innovative programming and services that you have come to expect and enjoy from DIRECTV.

    Thanks again for writing, Mr. xxxxxxxxx. At DIRECTV, we strive to provide the finest in satellite television entertainment and outstanding customer service and we're glad you're a part of the DIRECTV family.

    Sincerely,

    Alfredo P. 100177886
    DIRECTV Customer Service
     
  17. detroit_fan

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    please forgive my ignorance on the issue, but why exactly is everyone so excited about this plan? is it because it will be the cheapest plan?
     
  18. Fluthy

    Fluthy Legend

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    Yes, if I can find a package that has everything we watch for a cheaper price I will be switching.
     
  19. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    Actually, Family is the cheapest plan. Interested perhaps because it is replacing the SELECT package, which at $44.95, was a very good package for those on a budget.
     
  20. detroit_fan

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    is family available to everyone? when i go to d* website and select english tv packages it only lists choice, extra, ultimate and premier. am i missing some?
     

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