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New pricing?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by studechip, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. Dec 22, 2013 #1 of 295
    studechip

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    Anyone heard what or if any price increase is coming next year?
     
  2. Dec 22, 2013 #2 of 295
    Drucifer

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    Always and it will be up.
     
  3. Dec 22, 2013 #3 of 295
    studechip

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    Of course. I'm just wondering if any Directv insiders here have heard what those increases will be.
     
  4. Dec 22, 2013 #4 of 295
    lparsons21

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    The 'other site' has some pricing listed for the new year from D*. But they also note that it is not confirmed, in fact their contact with D*'s PR people has told them they can't release info yet.

    That said, unofficially the base subs go up $2-$5/month I think.
     
  5. Dec 22, 2013 #5 of 295
    jeffgbailey

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    actually it HAS been confirmed
     
  6. Dec 22, 2013 #6 of 295
    inkahauts

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    If it's on the other site unfortunately based on experience it's not confirmed even if they claim it is until someone else has the info too. Far to much bad info over there time and again. Although with something like this it's a great guess because that's what I'd expect.
     
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  7. Dec 22, 2013 #7 of 295
    studechip

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    Examples?
     
  8. Dec 22, 2013 #8 of 295
    lparsons21

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    Just forget it. I see posts like that denigrating the 'other site' from both sites. I ignore them as I've found that not to be the case at all. Do both sites occasionally get something wrong? Yep, nothing new at all about that.

    Basically I come here to keep up with D* a bit better and there for the E* coverage. Both sites are valuable and provide good service imo.

    Now a question.

    I'm with Dish and with the new rate structures proposed, it would be financially in my best interest to switch. But that only takes into account new/returning customer discounts, and a slight edge in favor of D* after the 1st year at the top level I subscribe to in general. I've been getting pretty good ongoing discounts from Dish on the premiums and used to get pretty good ones from Direct, even in the first year of contract. But going back over a few months postings is not showing me how well people are doing these days with Direct with some lesser discounts along the way.
     
  9. Dec 22, 2013 #9 of 295
    lparsons21

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    No, Direct's have not been confirmed by Direct. All 3rd party info at this point. I suspect they will be accurate, but you never know.
     
  10. Dec 22, 2013 #10 of 295
    damondlt

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    Examples don't need to be given. It's well known that other site is so biased its not even funny. They announce a price increase about their prized possession "Dish" and they throw a party wishing they could pay even more.
    They suck.


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  11. Dec 22, 2013 #11 of 295
    lparsons21

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    Ahhh, the smell of sour grapes in the afternoon!! :)
     
  12. Dec 22, 2013 #12 of 295
    damondlt

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    That's the smell of Dish Networks new pricing. The 3 Hopper crowd over there must be loving that 2nd hopper price increase in the past year. I bet Dish is now more expensive then Directv.

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  13. Dec 22, 2013 #13 of 295
    lparsons21

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    I can be depending on configuration and sub. Since it has been so frosty today and my car is covered with ice, I've been playing with the numbers.

    At the top level programming with 2 Hoppers with E*, or Genie+HRxx, the pricing is in D*'s favor a bit. And with the 1st year discount I'm seriously considering switching again as it would be in my financial best interest. And to me, my financial best interest is the only one I have to worry about... :)
     
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  14. Dec 22, 2013 #14 of 295
    damondlt

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    Well my setup with directv is in my Signature.

    That cost total $160.02 including taxes. For 11 Tuner setup, 9 recordable and All NY RSNs

    Dish with a 2 hopper 3 Joey setup 6 tuners only recordable.
    Top 250 and Cinemax, /Protection plan
    $169 and no RSNs at all!

    $174 if I Add a hopper and drop a Joey , after I pay an Additional $199 upfront.

    And with only $30 per month rebates for 12 months, its not even worth switching if I wanted to.
    At least when Directv gives you $30 in rebates , they also throw in MLB or NFL ST free for a year.
     
  15. Dec 22, 2013 #15 of 295
    lparsons21

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    In a setup like yours, equipment costs alone would make a switch expensive in upfront costs.

    As I showed, mine is a 2 TV setup. I like scripted shows, boxing and golf, so I never notice if RSNs are there or not.
     
  16. Dec 22, 2013 #16 of 295
    Dude111

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    Wonderful..... FOR THE SAME GARBAGE!!
     
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    Cavicchi

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    Not always, at least not for me.

    I don't recall DTV throwing in MLB free for a year. I have seen NFL ST free, but not MLB extra innings.
     
  18. Dec 22, 2013 #18 of 295
    damondlt

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    Pay more attention !!!


    I was offered MLB EI, or NFL ST , I picked NFL.
     
  19. Dec 22, 2013 #19 of 295
    Cavicchi

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    I don't know when you received that offer, but when I joined this month, there were no such offers. I looked at offers this past year and only saw NFL ST free, and that was around August.

    Actually, for me it's not that big a deal, because I'd rather be playing than watching. And, I do play both baseball and football, courtesy of my Play Station console :)
     
  20. Dec 22, 2013 #20 of 295
    damondlt

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    There are many offers, If you want a MLB or NFL ST offer you would need to have signed up during these promos. Like now, you are not going to get MLB offer for 1 its not Baseball Season and 2 they don't even have the 2014 season listed yet.

    NFL ST was offered all summer, I believe up until November.

    I did 2 refer a friends one in June and one in October, Both Got Free ST.
     

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