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No more $10 HD access credit?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by KoRn, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. peds48

    peds48 Genius. DBSTalk Club

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    many times I go into a home that has all HD TV sets but yet they are getting SD service.
     
  2. 242424

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    They would know in a heartbeat if they were hooked up to DTV's SD signal. lol
     
  3. peds48

    peds48 Genius. DBSTalk Club

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    Well customers know they are getting SD. I would assume it has do do with cost or perhaps credit worthiness
     
  4. dpeters11

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    When we went through the digital transition, there were people that thought that was HD.

    I've seen plenty of people on cable that don't tune to the HD channel. They tune to channel 5 etc, not 905 or whatever the HD feed is.
     
  5. dennisj00

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    Or they're watching the SD channel with no clue they have HD!
     
  6. ThomasM

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    I'm not. My neighbor isn't. Two friends of mine aren't. In fact, I don't know ANYBODY who has DirecTV HD!

    $10 a month for HD is outrageous since cable (of all crooked outfits!) doesn't charge extra for it. And cable doesn't force you to pay for "multi-room" service if you only want one box either. Of course, they do charge $0.38 per month for the remote. :money:
     
  7. whitewolf8214

    whitewolf8214 AllStar

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    I am still getting mine after 2+ years :)
     
  8. dpeters11

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    Even taking out DirecTV, there are a lot of SD TV subscribers period. Not too long ago, in 2010, 80% of programming on HD sets was SD. Some of that of course was due to channels not available on the provider, but not all of it.
     
  9. peds48

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    while cable might not charge an HD fee separately, it is definitely built in (the fee) in to the receiver monthly fee
     
  10. inkahauts

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    In my area, they charge the same price per box that directv charges for an advanced receiver fee. Yeah, per hd dvr box. If you had two, then it'd be way more expensive than directv just because of that. Its in there, you pay it, its just hidden in a different spot. Now That may not be the case with your cable company, but look closer and let us know.

    I can't comprehend owning an hd tv and having directv but not paying the $10 to have hd. That boggles my mind. To me its a waste of money to not have HD programming with an hdtv.
     
  11. ThomasM

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    It depends on the type of programming you watch. I don't watch sports which is the big reason a lot of people bought an HDTV. I was perfectly happy with my 31" Magnavox but it was almost 20 years old and it gave up the ghost so I was STUCK buying a flat screen HDTV to replace it.

    I watch a lot of "classic" TV which isn't in HD anyway. I also watch a lot of game shows which HD doesn't do a lot for-not to mention I watch GSN a lot which isn't in HD on DirecTV.

    In addition, the TV that I watch the LEAST is the flat screen HD set in the living room. I mostly watch my 13" tube-type TV's in the kitchen and bedroom. Each has an R15 feeding it.

    So why would I commit to 2 years with DirecTV to get ONE HDDVR and add $13 to my monthly cost? (HD + whole home which I don't use) If I really was mad about HDTV I'd switch providers (DISH Network) and get all NEW equipment and a NEW dish plus huge programming discounts for the first year and FREE HD FOR LIFE. So why don't I switch? I like having multiple DVR's which so far none of DirecTV's competitor's will supply for the same price. However, if DIrecTV decides to jack up the "additional TV" rate too much I'll be gone. Somehow, since it's the one thing they still have that's a real value I don't think they will.
     
  12. inkahauts

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    I have a feeling if you decided to upgrade to a genie that you'd be able to get lots of discounts and free hardware too for your situation.

    And i suppose if its a secondary tv that almost never gets watched that makes sense. I was thinking more along the lines if you have a main tv that hd you watch all the time. Even if only a little is in hd.

    Of course My point was have an HDTV and not get the hd content that's available. If all you watch isn't available anyway in hd then yeah it would be a waste and might as well stick to s till the content you watch is in hd.

    Of course unless its my iPad I wouldn't watch tv on 13" anyway to be honest.
     
  13. andy A

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    Same here. I received an email from D in June 2012 which stated I would receive 2 more years of free HD service. Opened the July 2013 bill and the credit was no longer being applied, called D and they did not want to budge at first but finally relinquished after I explained the email I received from them.
     
  14. crkeehn

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    Or, it could do with their inability to receive an HD signal. I can receive the SD signal but as a result of LOS issues can't receive the side satellites that provide HD service.
     
  15. inkahauts

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    And that is EXTREMELY rare being able to get sd and not hd due to LOS.
     
  16. peds48

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    Right on! there is only 2 degrees to each side of the one 101 for the HD sats.
     
  17. peds48

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    Not the case, at least with the SD install that I do. I always ask the customers to upgrade to HD as is easier to install and generally pays more
     
  18. crkeehn

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    Raleigh isn't called the City of Oaks for no reason. My house is completely surrounded by mature trees. SD is received through a notch between two of the trees.
     
  19. peds48

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    If this is the case, then everytime the wind blows or a minor rain should cause pixelation or signal loss
     

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