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New Directv Prices

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by A_Bear, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. tomski35

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    The 24 is bearable, the 20 and 21s are unwatchable if you want to surf or doubleplay.
     
  2. Christopher Gould

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    I believe you said utilities don't go up. Ameren Illinois asks the utility board every 6 months to a year for rate increases. They don't always get them but they do ask.
     
  3. harsh

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  4. Billzebub

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  5. F1 Fan

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    This is the email I received on Dec 26th

    Dear DIRECTV® Customer,

    At DIRECTV, we pride ourselves on delivering the very best technological innovations, programming choices and service offerings. In the last year, we have enhanced your overall television entertainment experience in a number of exceptional ways:


    • #1 in Customer Satisfaction among all cable and satellite providers*
    • An unparalleled variety of the best shows, sports, movies and entertainment
    • More than 170 full-time HD channels, the most of any television provider
    • Access to HBO GO® and MAX GO® anywhere with your computer or mobile device
    • A smarter, lighting fast HD On-Screen Guide, optimized for HD television
    • The most full-time 3D channels
    • Coming Soon...Watch TV on your PC and mobile device with DIRECTV Everywhere

    Above all else, we strive to bring you the best selection of movies, sporting events and television channels. Annually, the owners of these TV channels increase the fees they charge to DIRECTV for the right to broadcast their content. As a result, DIRECTV must periodically adjust the pricing and channel lineups of some of our programming packages so that we can keep these channels in your package.

    This year, the programming costs we pay to owners of TV channels will increase about 10%, but we have chosen to adjust the prices our customers pay by an average of only 4%. On February 9, 2012, new pricing will be applied to DIRECTV® programming packages and services. Click here for more complete details.

    We look forward to continuing to provide you with the highest quality entertainment, service and value. Thank you for your business.


    Sincerely,

    Ellen Filipiak
    Senior Vice President of Customer Service
     
  6. harsh

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    DIRECTV already carries this channel.

    Looking at the list, it would appear that there was little discrimination involved; it appears to be a "what can I think of that's missing" list as opposed to a wish list.
     
  7. spartanstew

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    I also received the Email a few days ago.
     
  8. bobvick1983

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    Directv does not carry Military History, it is an A&E Network. You are thinking of The Military Channel owned by Discovery.
     
  9. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    Indeed I was.

    My point remains: how many "military" channels does one need?

    The two conventional History channels already play more than enough war content.
     
  10. n3vino

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    But many of them are PPV, Download, Premium and a bunch of basic channels I don't watch. Not impressed with that number. I'd rather have more basic HD channels that I do watch. Free basic commerical free non HD movie channels do not impress me. Movie channels with commericals SD or HD do not impress me either. If not for D*'s promotion price, I would have stayed with TW. TW has gotten too expensive.

    D*'s big plus for me is the whole home DVR. Big minus not enough basic HD channels I do watch.

    TW's big plus for me is more basic HD channels I watch. Big minus more expensive than D* such as boxes and multiple DVR service.
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  11. F1 Fan

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    When the new bird goes up there will be more, and I also guess when negotiations come up on contracts there will be more.

    I think the costs vs program tradeoff will always be there.

    To me, Directvs biggest plus is the non-receiver direction they have been going in. Directv2PC, Nomad, iPad, RVU etc. I love having the ability to watch tv anywhere on anything. I realize some will be limited to the home network, but slingbox and VPN can get around those limitations. My wife loves the idea of no receiver as it means no power cord (she hates wires!) and no box in the open - and the coax replaced by cat6. If the others dont catch up soon they will lost more market share, especially to the younger generation.

    I watch a lot on my Xoom and Bionic, especially from Netflix. And use my Directv2PC in the back yard a lot too.
     
  12. bobvick1983

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    I agree, I am sure it is not much more than the same repeats from History and H2. Probably the reason they don't waste space on the network.
     
  13. ffemtreed

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    record profits each and every quarter must mean they need price increases....... The greed will be the end of the company one day!

    I know as soon as I can get a fast internet connection at my house so I can get NHL and NFL over the net I will be gone! They keep increasing the cost but hardly any new relevant channels that i watch. Just not worth it to me anymore and all of these price increases just further drive me away.
     
  14. fiosguy

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    DIRECTV needs to stop having every customer pay for to go stuff, ipad stuff, cell phone stuff and etc UNLESS THEY USE IT............

    then the channel rates would be fairer
     
  15. fiosguy

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    IF that was a valid argument - only need 1 of each "genre channel" then we would have only 1 sports channel and only 1 womens network and so on... BUT each channel while in the same gnre handle and show different aspects of that genre and so both are needed to be carried....

    same way FOOD NETWORK AND THE COOKING CHANNEL both cover food BUT the cover it from different avenues
     
  16. fiosguy

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    + infinity
     
  17. fiosguy

    fiosguy Duplicate User (Account Closed)

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    LOOK BELOW AT THE FACTS


    http://military.history.com is BY HISTORY AND IS NOT CARRIED BY DIRECTV

    http://military.discovery.com/ IS THE CHANNEL DIRECTV CARIES BY DISCOVERY NETWORKS

    THEY ARE 2 DIFFERENT CHANNELS
     
  18. fiosguy

    fiosguy Duplicate User (Account Closed)

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    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=2929316#post2929316

    has the list DIRECTV does not carry and should so they could justify the high prices they charge now.

    ALSO stop making people (who have no need / no interest / no desire) pay for feautres - IPAD STUFF - CELLPHONE - TO GO AND ETC

    spread the cost only to the users who use them not the entire subscription base - in other words - stop illegally forcing the people who do not use the service to partially pay for it.
     
  19. dpeters11

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    In that case, I'd want to drop my fees for access to SD channels.
     
  20. fiosguy

    fiosguy Duplicate User (Account Closed)

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    In this day and age all HD channels that have the same lineup as their SD lineups, we should drop all the SD channels that are duplicate - make people upgrade to to HD so that could downrez the channels to sd tvs for people who dont have hd tvs yet....

    all the initial cost in boxces and etc would be saved by every segment of the tv industry by less transmission fees and less equipment to main both channels
     

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