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HDNet and HD Extra Package

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by paulsown, Nov 12, 2007.

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  1. Dec 7, 2007 #201 of 428
    cruxer

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    GREAT news. I'm still not crazy about the extra fee, but I really like HDNet movies and the MGM channel, so I'll pay.

    -c
     
  2. Dec 7, 2007 #202 of 428
    wmj5

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    directv 12 yrs: the way I see it when D* took in all these channels they knew they were not equiped for hd even though D* is I think D* is after numbers, and thats the bottom line, just like E* and cable, they are all after numbers, period!
     
  3. Dec 7, 2007 #203 of 428
    Janice805

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    I'm still confused. I called Direct TV yesterday to find out what happens to those channels on my account come 12/15. The CSR said since I have PREMIER and HD ACCESS (and other stuff), come 12/15 I'll still have HDN, HDMN, MGM, etc. and will NOT pay an extra $4.99 x month. Everything will continue on as is.

    Right? Wrong? Do I need to call again?
    Thanks
     
  4. Dec 7, 2007 #204 of 428
    Earl Bonovich

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    So it is settled.

    HDNet stays in the base packages...
    HDMovies goes to the $4.99.

    And again.... on 12/15 you will need to signup for the $4.99 package if you want to continue with those channels
     
  5. Dec 7, 2007 #205 of 428
    bhelton71

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    Obviously I know already from here - but has DirecTv notified all HD subs ? I can't say I have received anything from them in writing.
     
  6. Dec 7, 2007 #206 of 428
    Proc

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    Honestly, they aren't going to get enough people to subscribe to this to make it worthwhile. I like Smithsonian HD and MHD, but not enough to spend $5 for them. No big deal to me. I'll spend the money on NFL ST and MLB EI.
     
  7. Dec 7, 2007 #207 of 428
    EMoMoney

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    Amen. I'm in a similar boat as I had the family package with the HD package and if I want to keep ESPN I had to increase my base package by 60%.
     
  8. Dec 7, 2007 #208 of 428
    dhines

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    we will be able to count the subs for the extra pack on one hand.
     
  9. Dec 7, 2007 #209 of 428
    durl

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    I'll go out on a limb and say that around half of the HD Access subscribers will pick up the HD Extra pack.
     
  10. Dec 7, 2007 #210 of 428
    Canis Lupus

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    I just added the Extra Pack, hoping against hope that since it still says 3 months free on the website when you add it, that i'll actually get 3 more months without being charged. :p
     
  11. Dec 7, 2007 #211 of 428
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    Does that make you a wolf or a sheep dog? ;)

    HDNET is the only one I cared about.
     
  12. Dec 7, 2007 #212 of 428
    psweig

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    All I cared about was HDNET Movies :mad:
     
  13. Dec 7, 2007 #213 of 428
    Canis Lupus

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    I'll find out soon enough !! :lol:

     
  14. Dec 7, 2007 #214 of 428
    cantfish2much

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    I'm not payin' extra. Not worth it!
     
  15. Dec 7, 2007 #215 of 428
    Dazed & Confused

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    50% seems pretty optimistic to me. The polls on this site come out with 50% saying they will sign up, and these are the hard core DirecTV subs. Even then it is less than 400 people.

    I think it is pretty safe to say that 6 months from now most of the general population of HD subscribers will still be wondering what happened to those movies that used to be on channel 78.
     
  16. Dec 7, 2007 #216 of 428
    Canis Lupus

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    I agree
     
  17. Dec 7, 2007 #217 of 428
    cariera

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    That better be one big A$$ hand with a lot of fingers to do the counting.:)
     
  18. Dec 8, 2007 #218 of 428
    somguy

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    When you say settled, is this after the hearing that " Mark Cuban " had with Directv yesterday in regards to the lawsuit?
    I am sure that you remember that I mentioned to you that I was told this week by Directv that long standing customers as I will be Grandfathered in and not have to pay an extra fee for HDN, HDNM, UHD, & HDTH?! Only new customers since D* starting adding the new hd channels will have to pay for those particular channels. Now 2 different reps told me that so again they better hope and pray that this is true for me next week, otherwise action may have to be taken against them.....I kid you not.
     
  19. Dec 8, 2007 #219 of 428
    n3ntj

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    There's no way I am spending $5 a month to get 4 channels (and only 2 that I watch).. Smithsonian [most of their programming are 20 shows that just repeat] and Nat GEO.

    D* should have just left these channels as part of the HD Access fee and increased their HD Access fee a dollar. Can't imagine that many people will subscribe to this HD tier.
     
  20. Dec 8, 2007 #220 of 428
    msmith198025

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    I would lawyer up then. I dont see it happening.
     
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