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Free HD Extra Pack seems to be back

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by TBlazer07, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. Hdhead

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    Well loopdy-do then. Glad to join the party!
     
  2. calgary2800

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    Just be a man and pay for it if you like it simply as that. You guys are children for playing the cancel game.
     
  3. TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Grumpy Grampy

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    It's not worth $5 and IMO it's a ripoff since I pay for HD. It should be part of $100+ I pay every month (as it used to be) and the $10 for HD. If they want to give it to me for free, which is what it is worth and why I have never paid for it they can. They are technologically advanced enough to stop it if they want to. Obviously they don't want to stop.
     
  4. HarryD

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    Why do they even have this plan.. just add it to the HD pack.... jeez....
     
  5. The Merg

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    The idea of the HD Extra Pack was for those channels that have no SD equivalent.

    - Merg
     
  6. gfrang

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    :lol:Cops and robbers.
     
  7. TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Grumpy Grampy

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    OK !? :confused:

    They are ONLY in HD and we PAY for HD. The logic eludes me.

    Obviously it's not being paid for by a lot of folks so they constantly offer it for free. They probably have to keep their "number of viewers" up to meet some kind of contractual agreement with the channels.
     
  8. The Merg

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    I believe that the initial thinking was that you paid a $10 fee to get the channels that are currently in SD in HD format. However, since your package doesn't include these other channels already (since they aren't in any SD package), you need to pay the additional $5 for them.

    Hey, don't shoot the messenger! :)

    - Merg
     
  9. mikeny

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    Or you could spend your $60 a year on something that's not actually being given away for free. There's nothing wrong with that. PS I just added it back online and I have a grandfathered TC Plus package.
     
  10. SWORDFISH

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    Although that it their current stance, it was not their initial thinking.

    Before the HD Extra Pack was created, HDNet, HDNetMovies, UniversalHD and MHD (which later became Palladia) were included with HD Access.

    DirecTv then decided to take away HDNetMovies, UniversalHD, and MHD and put them in the new HD Extra Pack.


    HDNet (which does not have an SD channel) is still included with HD Access.



    SF
     
  11. gfrang

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    The reason HD Net remained in the base package is because of court settlement,it was planed on going into Hd Access.
     
  12. Shades228

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    HD Access doesn't give you HD channels you don't subscribe to so without subscribing to HD Extra you don't pay for those. You choose to ignore the logic because you want it for free.

    The bottom line is people have different ethical standards. Some are willing to waive their ethics for the low low price of $4.99 a month. Some are willing to waive it for less, but either way people will justify things to get what they want and some people won't.

    People of course will blame DirecTV because DirecTV clearly forces them to remove it and re-add it. Chances are the abuse this gets is cheaper than the fix for it or so small that it just doesn't warrant the time to fix it. However clearly DirecTV makes people do it.
     
  13. dcowboy7

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    & you sure know about waiving ethics since you posted you shop at walmart yet walmart is one of the biggest etchical offenders for its treatment/wages of its regular employees as opposed to their corporate peeps.
     
  14. mikeny

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    ..waiving ethics :nono2: That's offensive. It's not stealing. Is it ethically wrong for DirecTV to charge some people but not others?:p
     
  15. TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Grumpy Grampy

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    I don't want it at all which is why I never paid for it and only ONCE had it for free so please do not question my ethics. I choose to ignore YOUR logic so feel free to ignore mine. As a (current or former) DirecTV employee I am sure you look at things differently then one who is not. How much did you pay for your service?

    Oh, and thank you for your opinion I will certainly take it under advisement next time I look at my account and it says:

    FREE HD EXTRA PACK FOR 3 MONTHS - SIMPLY CHECK THE BOX

    (with no disclaimer stating ANYTHING about "ethics", or "1 time per customer" or "NONONO don't touch this box just because we put it here by mistake" or "Sorry, our IT department doesn't find it convenient to fix this error which has been here for 3 years so DO NOT USE IT" or "Please feel guilty when checking this box, it is simply our ethics tester."

    Gimme a break .... "ethics," you gotta be kidding.
     
  16. Shades228

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    That's a stretch but if that's what you want to think then so be it. I haven't seen any company that has more than 100 employees not have a large gap between corporate and entry level. Then again I bet the people currently employed at Walmart, which just happens to be the largest private* employer in the US, are happy right now to have a job.

    If you find it offensive then don't do it. They have the right because it's their right to set programming prices, offers, and deals. That logic is self justification to attempt to give merit to a decision that people truly know is not right. It's like saying that you're entitled to a discount that someone else got at a store because it was on sale but the sale is over.

    No I'm not kidding. I have inside knowledge of many companies and could use that knowledge to my financial benefit. You can search the web and find people that tell you, just like on here, how to get discounts and freebies for just about any company. If a company offers me a deal I'll take it but I also won't pimp myself for one either. If I'm happy with a service I pay for it. If I'm not happy with a service I find one that I am happy with. So the reason I look at it differently would not be to any personal affiliation that may or may not exist. It's because of how I am and how I decide to live my life.

    If you don't want it at all then you shouldn't even want it for free. This thread shouldn't even impact you. Let's be honest you enjoy the fact that you can watch it and not pay for it. Great for you but call it for what it really is. So I'm not sure why you're upset over what I said. If you walked into a local business and they had a take a sample plate you wouldn't, at least I hope, eat the whole thing and then go back the next day for more free samples. Since you can do this without dealing with a person it's easier to justify sticking it to the man. It still doesn't make it right.
     
  17. dcowboy7

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    No....the government is actually the largest employer in the US.
     
  18. hasan

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    Now that is one of the strangest conclusions I've ever seen jumped to. No one is forced to work at Wal-Mart. They offer a job at an agreed upon wage. You either take it or don't, it's up to you. What is unethical on their part?

    This is, of course, waaaaaay off topic, so I'll restrain myself from commenting further on such utter rubbish.
     
  19. hdtvfan0001

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    Indeed.

    :backtotop
     
  20. dcowboy7

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    Stuff like this:
    "The outcome of this unethical behavior is lawsuits against the company.
    By its own count, Wal-Mart was sued 4,851 times last year - or nearly once every two hours, every day of the year."

    "rubbish"....what are we in England....you must be watching the Bond marathon on Syfy.*


    *which isnt doing them OAR i might add.
    See thats also the problem with adding HD movie channels like HBO, Starz....most dont do OAR....ugg.
     

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