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Premier Package - What's Included?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by darman, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. darman

    darman AllStar

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    I currently have the the (legacy?) Choice Xtra + HD DVR package with 3 HR2X receivers. The price for the package is 86.99. Additionally, I am charged 3.00 (whole home), 5.99 (protection plan), 6.00 (additional receiver), 6.00 (additional receiver) and 45.00 for HBO, STARZ!, SHOWTIME, & CINEMAX.

    There also is a charge and corresponding credit for the primary TV.

    With tax, this comes to $163.24.

    Browsing the DTV site today, it looks like I can get the Premier Package for 119.99 per month (plus ~ 8.23 in taxes), or a total of 128.22. I then have to add the extra receivers for 12.82 ([6.00+.41]*2), the whole home for 3.20 (3.00 + .20) and the protection plan for 5.99 (no tax) (unless some or all of these are included). This totals 150.23.

    This is a difference of 13.01 per month. The question is, am I including everything that I will get charged for? Is HD DVR included? Is there some sort of HD Access fee that I will be charged (I am on autopay)? Anything else I am missing? (The "Here are the similar threads we found" feature on the posting page (which is really helpful) only has treads from 2007-2011, so nothing recent.)

    Maybe someone has 3 HR2x, the premier package and the protection plan and can let me know what they pay?

    The premier package seems to include everything I currently have, plus comes with the sports channels (which I may or may not ever watch).

    I cannot find this information on the DTV site. For some reason I thought they used to do a visual comparison of the package prices (comparing your current and new), but I can't locate it.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. georule

    georule Hall Of Fame

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    Summary
    Statement Date: August 18, 2012
    Account Number: xxxxxx
    Date Due: No Payment Due
    Amount Due: No Payment Due



    Previous Balance 0.00

    Payments -209.59
    Current Charges and Fees 212.96
    Adjustments and Credits -16.00
    Taxes 12.63


    Amount Due $0.00



    Activity


    Start End Description Amount

    Previous Balance 0.00


    08/18 Payment - Thank You - VISA -209.59






    Current Charges for Service Period 08/17/12 - 09/16/12


    08/17 09/16 PREMIER Monthly 119.99


    08/17 09/16 DIRECTV Protection Plan Monthly 5.99


    08/17 09/16 DIRECTV HD EXTRA PACK Monthly 4.99


    08/17 09/16 Advanced Receiver-HD Monthly 10.00


    08/10 09/09 NFL SUNDAY TICKET 2012 Regular Season in 5 Payments 39.99


    08/17 09/16 Advanced Receiver-DVR Monthly 8.00

    Fees


    08/18 Additional TV 6.00


    08/18 Additional TV 6.00


    08/18 Additional TV 6.00


    08/18 Primary TV 6.00



    Adjustments & Credits


    08/17 09/16 Advanced Receiver-HD 24 Months Free HD Access -10.00 Credit



    08/18 Primary TV Free -6.00 Credit





    Taxes


    Sales Tax 12.63


    Amount Due $0.00
     
  3. georule

    georule Hall Of Fame

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    Re the above, I don't have whole home dvr. Do have Sunday Ticket and HD Extra Pack. Two HR2x HD DVR, one HD non-DVR, one SD non-DVR box. Seems to me my usual non-Sunday Ticket with no PPV monthly is in the $16x range, but I couldn't find one in my recent email (must have deleted them). You seem to have one more HD DVR, but one less total TV, so you'd add (I think) $8 for the additional HD DVR but subtract $6 for one less TV.
     
  4. darman

    darman AllStar

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    Thanks georule.

    Looks like:

    212.96 (your total) - 39.99 (NFLST) - 6.00 (extra receiver) - 3.15 (approx tax on NFLST and extra receiver) = 163.81

    Only a slight difference from what I am paying now. Sports channels basically free.

    EDIT: Since you don't have WHDVR, it is probably a few dollars more.
     
  5. mws192

    mws192 Godfather

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    Your $163.81 price assumes you would also get the $10 free HD credit that is hard to come by these days.
     
  6. darman

    darman AllStar

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    In the end, since the sports channels are not of great importance, I probably should just stand pat.

    Thanks,
     
  7. georule

    georule Hall Of Fame

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    That has been basically my understanding of how it is structured --if you care about the sports pack channels, then you get it "for free" with Premiere compared to the unbundled prices.
     
  8. lparsons21

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    If you make the switch you lose the grandfathered package forever.

    If the Sports package is of little to no interest, I would agree with others, keep what you have as long as you can.
     

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