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HD Extra Pack-Time to sign up?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by bnglbill, Oct 16, 2007.

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  1. Oct 18, 2007 #41 of 104
    REDSKINSFAN47

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    i think if you sign up for the 4.99 hd extra package you will get the same 3 mo. free,that if you don't sign up.but i am going to make no changes until dec.15.
     
  2. Oct 18, 2007 #42 of 104
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    I just checked my programming on D* site and it lists the following....

    SHOWTIME HD
    HBO HD
    LOCALS HD
    Cinemax HD
    HD Access


    I don't subscribe to HBO, Showtime or Cinemax. But I have their HDs. I don't watch any of these services very much. I just wondering if this a part of the additional HD access and it's available until 12/15? Does anyone/everyone have these channels also and even though you are not a subscriber?

    One thing is for sure, even though I don't watch 'em that much, I'm not going to order the HD extra package unless I have to. Why mess with a good thing!
     
  3. Oct 18, 2007 #43 of 104
    REDSKINSFAN47

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    i don,t get premium channels,i get locals and all others with hd access
     
  4. Oct 18, 2007 #44 of 104
    DCFSCAZARES

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    You know what, Directv should give long time customers the Extra Pack for free. Back two years ago when I signed up for D*, I was told that HD fee was $9.95 for a few HD channels and the CR promised that soon (within 6 months), D* would have twice as many HD channels. Two years later, it finally happened. At least D* should offer such service for free for 12 months and not 3 months. Some of us have been patient to wait this long and continued to pay $9.95 a month for a few HD channels. Give us a break D*
     
  5. Oct 18, 2007 #45 of 104
    islesfan

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    I'm always afraid to make changes to the package, since in all but one case, it has resulted in screwing up my current package and necessitated yet another call to fix it. I add a channel, and my locals go away, or DVR service gets disactivated, or something like that. I only call if it is a last resort. So, I am waiting until HDNET disappears (the only one I really need for NHL and some MLS). Then I will make the dreaded call and followups to fix what they screw up.
     
  6. Oct 18, 2007 #46 of 104
    warriorking

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    :nono2: As stated elsewhere in the Forums some are getting EMAILS from Direct informing them of the Package change after Dec 15th..So watch for any EMAILS from Direct...I have yet to receive one myself.....When or if I do get one Direct will get a ear full ..I have been promised by 3 different CSR's that no increase will take place nor will I loose any channels so long as I keep my current plan...
     
  7. Oct 18, 2007 #47 of 104
    rlgold88

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    I thought the hd extra package was going to be $4.99 I just checked my bill and it says $8. something for the hd extra package credited. So will it be $8 something or 4.99. I will wait and decide in december if I want those channels.
     
  8. Oct 18, 2007 #48 of 104
    randyk47

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    I'm not changing anything until I absolutely need to and typically that only takes a phone call. Quite frankly most of the CSR scare the heck out of me. I recently had to cancel an upgrade installation (new Slimline and HD DVR) because the D* tech couldn't reach the place the Slimline needed to go. In cancelling the installation D* decided that meant closing my D* account completely. Took a week to get the service turned back on and the piece/parts reactivated.
     
  9. Oct 18, 2007 #49 of 104
    fredandbetty

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    I don't plan on changing anything, i am an old 'Total Choice' with locals customer, and will wait to see what happens also.
     
  10. Oct 18, 2007 #50 of 104
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    This strikes me as another one of their ‘I’ll agree to pay for anything’ charges like $99 for SuperFan or a $300 for a PVR. Always fixed with a phone call.

    peace . . .
     
  11. Oct 18, 2007 #51 of 104
    warriorking

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    Have the same package along with locals and HD Access, I remember they kept promising more HD channels for months along with my locals in HD,always saying it will be next month, then maybe June then August, and so on and so on... Now after finally delivering part of what they promised (Still haven't come through with my Locals in HD)they turn around and pull several of the Complete Hd channels (Non of the upconverted SD Feeds crap) and put them in a totally different Tier and tell me to pay additional money for those same channels I was paying for all along....
     
  12. Oct 18, 2007 #52 of 104
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    I'll still wait to see how this shakes out. Swanni has been known to be misinformed at times.
     
  14. Oct 18, 2007 #54 of 104
    spamstew

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    I'm going to sit and wait to see what happens. I'm still on the Total Choice Plus subscriber with HD Access and DirecTV DVR service.
     
  15. Oct 18, 2007 #55 of 104
    jtn

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    If your getting the channels you want in HD, and at the cost you want, than why change. However the new plan is still not a bad deal for the number of HD channels your getting.
     
  16. Oct 18, 2007 #56 of 104
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    Because what he is getting now will not be what he gets later. The extra channels like MGM, NGC, HD Theater, HDnet, HDnet Movies and UHD will be turned off in December.

    I signed up on line and got the three months free extension.
     
  17. Oct 18, 2007 #57 of 104
    hasan

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    Did you actually get 3 months free extension, or are you getting nothing more than free (like the rest of us) until December 15th?

    In other words, does your "free period" extend well beyond the 15th of December, or will it expire on the 15th. From your posting, you seem to be saying you should be free until say, January 18th (assuming today is the start of your extension)

    If this is true (it is a real 3 month extension at sign-up prior to Dec 15th), then wouldn't it make sense to wait until the 14th of December to sign up, and get until March 15th free ?

    Inquiring, alleged minds want to know.:)
     
  18. Oct 18, 2007 #58 of 104
    jtn

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    but you just need to sign up for the new plan. And you need an HR20/21 H20, to get the HD channels all 100 by end of year since all HD programming is going to MPEG 4 satellites 92 or 103, which the HR-10 cannot receive.
     
  19. Oct 18, 2007 #59 of 104
    hasan

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    OK, I'll bite: how are you recording 1 OTA and 2 SAT channels at the same time with one HR-20? (maybe you are using both the primary and the bedroom HR20, in which case, posting the obvious is ....well....pointless.):)
     
  20. Oct 18, 2007 #60 of 104
    jtn

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    Both units are capable of recording 1 OTA program and 2 satellite programs at the same time. The manual does say it can do this, and I record many programs on the living room unit primarily during the week. Lots of PBS (OTA HD), and HD locals via satellite. At some point I will buy a digital camera to show you. If I used both HR20's at the same time, I could record 2 OTA and 4 satellite programs.
     
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