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Official Notice of Package Change/Price Increase

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Ken S, Oct 17, 2007.

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  1. Oct 17, 2007 #1 of 194
    Ken S

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    Received an email today here's the text regarding the HD Extra package: (Old news in some way...but the first time I've been noticed of the impending removal of channels and additional package). I wish I could trade channels like BTN for this package.

    Information About Your Current HD Programming
    With this expanded HD programming, DIRECTV has made a few adjustments to its current packaging tiers. HDNet, HDNet Movies, and Universal HD will no longer be part of your HD lineup. These channels, plus Smithsonian HD, MGM HD, and MHD will be part of the new DIRECTV HD EXTRA PACK™, which offers unique channels not available in standard definition. Beginning December 15, 2007, this package will be available for only $4.99 per month. Until then, you can enjoy these channels as part of a free preview.
     
  2. Oct 17, 2007 #2 of 194
    ebrunn

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    damn. All worth it though.
     
  3. Oct 17, 2007 #3 of 194
    Redlinetire

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    To each his own...But me?...Not so much....
     
  4. Oct 17, 2007 #4 of 194
    Stuart Sweet

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    Yep, maybe I need to reverse my position and say that it is now time to call and order the HD Xtra Pack (I was recommending waiting.)
     
  5. Oct 17, 2007 #5 of 194
    Ken S

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    Why...you think they're going to run out?
     
  6. Oct 17, 2007 #6 of 194
    KHook321

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    So now I'm gonna have to pay an extra $4.99 for one of the few new HD channels that I actually watch. Great.
     
  7. Oct 17, 2007 #7 of 194
    Carl Spock

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    Worth it for HD Net alone.
     
  8. Oct 17, 2007 #8 of 194
    mateom199

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    Got the same email.
    Lame move by DirecTV. Will I miss it? Probably HD Net Movies, thats about it.
    Do I feel a little cheated? Well yes, seeing as how I've been inundated with commercials advertising over 100 HD channels by years end, with clearly readable text that states HD access required at 10/month.

    So....wait...there won't be over 100 at $10/month? False advertising maybe?

    I know its only a few channels being affected, and I may seem to be nitpicking, but they DID advertise over 100 channels at $10/month. The fine print probably mentions pricing subject to change, but theres still a little thing called bait and switch.
     
  9. Oct 17, 2007 #9 of 194
    heisman

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    Great decision by D*. How can anyone disagree? Would you rather have them raise the price of HD access to $15 for everyone? No. Just add $5 to the people who actually watch the channels that don't have an SD equivalent. I don't see how anyone could complain.
     
  10. Oct 17, 2007 #10 of 194
    SParker

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    What if you have the HD DVR Package now?
     
  11. Oct 17, 2007 #11 of 194
    Dolly

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    +1 That was a good one :lol:
     
  12. Oct 17, 2007 #12 of 194
    badhutx

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    Since HGTV HD and Food Network HD are "different" than their SD counter parts shouldn't they be included? I mean the programming is different. MHD just replays shows from CMT, MTV, and VH1. We already get all of those channels. I don't see how MHD can be included but HGTV and Food Network are not.

    FYI I signed up for the Extra Pack anyway.:)


     
  13. Oct 17, 2007 #13 of 194
    Dolly

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    That isn't the same thing at all. D has added a Pack of HD Channels which after the free preview you have to pay $4.99 to keep them, if you want to keep them. The Channels are in the 1st Post I believe?
     
  14. Oct 17, 2007 #14 of 194
    feetwet

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    What is this C@mcast??? Making sure your monthly bill reaches $100 ???

    I feel cheated that every new HD channel should be considered a premium offering.
     
  15. Oct 18, 2007 #15 of 194
    rynberg

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    I guess I was hoping we would be grandfathered in, despite the info going around the last few weeks. I'm pretty disappointed that D*TV is not grandfathering us early adopters who have been paying $10/month for 7 channels (used to be only 5!). Feels a little bit like a kick in the nuts.
     
  16. Oct 18, 2007 #16 of 194
    warriorking

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    :nono2: Have not received that EMAIL as of yet, if I do I am going to fire off a nasty EMAIL or possibly call and complain , then see what goodies they will offer to keep me happy for a little while at least....but for now I am still going to wait and see what happens....
     
  17. Oct 18, 2007 #17 of 194
    kaysersoze

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    Just wait, the complainers will come out in droves, no matter how much logic you throw at them.

    I have a question for the whiners who will be surfacing. If you feel D* is ripping you off because of this change, would you prefer to just keep the same package and price for the Mpeg2 hd channels rather than accept the new pricing structure?
     
  18. Oct 18, 2007 #18 of 194
    jfulcher

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    I haven't recieved the email - if you have the Premier package is it included?
     
  19. Oct 18, 2007 #19 of 194
    paulman182

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    I have Premier and I got the email.
     
  20. Oct 18, 2007 #20 of 194
    sacalait

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    West Palm...
    For years we have willingly paid $10 per month for what? 10 Channels.

    Now we are being asked to pay $15 per month for roughly 50 (I am not including movie channels in my count).

    Let's do the math here.

    $10/10 channels = $1 per channel:mad:

    $15/50 channels =$.30 per channel:)

    $15/70+channels =$.21 per channel:joy:

    Come on. No complaining already. I am going to call and pre-order today.
     
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