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New Directv Prices

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

  1. Feb 9, 2012 #781 of 809
    dpeters11

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    It used to be Sleuth, but they felt that was too generic. "Clue" is also pretty generic and issues with the board game. Cloo is at least unique. But that doesn't fix that it's in SD. :)
     
  2. MattScahum

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    Delivery and handling is $19.95 plus local sales tax, so usually between 21.15-21.95...There are some states (florida,new york, tennessee, missouri, wisconsin, washington and I believe arkansas) that charge tax on the value of the installation. I have family that lives in tennessee that has told me they see a similar charge on their monthly gas/electric bills.
    on your monthly bill, you won't see that charge since it is only charged on install value. You should only pay whatever your state and local taxes are, mine totals around 7% or so in my area.
     
  3. falconress

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    Thanks. I figured out that $10.38 is sales tax, in my state, on $116.95, which I guess is the value of the installation. But anyway, once I understood that it's a one-time thing and won't turn into a monthly mystery charge, I'm over it.
     
  4. dminches

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    Today I noticed a charge on my on line bill "Regional Sports Fee - Charge - $2.00". Is this new or is it just a pro rata portion of the monthly $10 sports package fee?
     
  5. Blurayfan

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    What package do you subscribe to? That fee appears to be for getting your regional sports channel that is not included in your base package.
     
  6. dminches

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    Total choice with locals.

    As far as I know this charge is new.
     
  7. Blurayfan

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    The change could be a result of the new prices and channels being removed from lower packages (Golf, Cloo, etc.). You may want to call and have a CSR check your account to find out the reason for the charge.
     
  8. dminches

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    I guess I don't know how they could charge me for something unless I sign up for it. I am paying the new price on my package, but if a channel has been eliminated that I would assume I just wouldn't get it. I will call them if it ends up on my bill.
     
  9. ChicagoBlue

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    It's new. Was announced with their pricing increase but it only impacts certain parts of the country. Where they have very high RSN costs they are imposing that fee if you have a base package that has RSNs in it. The New York area, for example, where there are four RSNs (SNY, MSG, MSG+, YES) would have it but a place like Phoenix with just one RSN would not.
     
  10. dminches

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    Thanks for the info! I hadn't read that. On my account page I cannot see where is talks about the price increase.
     
  11. gomezma1

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    I switched to the entertainment package but lost my RSN. Can I pay the $2 and get it back?
     
  12. Shades228

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    No you would need to choose a package with the RSN's in it or add the sports pack.
     
  13. kevinturcotte

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    Hmmm-can I just drop ALL sports from my package and save some money? :lol:
     
  14. Shades228

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  15. kevinturcotte

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    Yeah, but then I lose all the other channels I want :( lol
     
  16. Tubaman-Z

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    The best thing about the annual price increase is it reminds me to not blindly continue with the same number of DVRs, services, and channel package. I sit down and review what we have, what we really desire, and we decide to keep or move down in cost (or remain the same in cost if it offsets the increase). Right now it looks like we can move from the former Total Choice Plus (now Choice Extra Classic) to Choice Extra. In the fall when our daughter heads off to college I expect we'll reduce another DVR as well. So - thanks DTV for this annual reminder.
     
  17. bigtom

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    There is no savings by moving from Choice Xtra Classic to the new Choice Xtra.
     
  18. Old_School

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    Cloo seems to be the only channel that continues to have Chuck Norris marathons.... What would tv be without chuck norris... lol
     
  19. Tubaman-Z

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    Thanks - My mistake. I meant from Choice Extra Classic to Choice.
     
  20. Satelliteracer

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    You would lose channels as well by doing this
     

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