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SD DNS worth it anymore?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by 311Man, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. 311Man

    311Man Godfather

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    Long time D* customer grandfathered with DNS SD locals from NY/LA along with old Total Choice Plus Package (No Locals). I use OTA which is great other than after the changeover acquiring local CH6 ABC Philly is rare over OTA. I have been debating removing the DNS SD as the $14 value is less after football season is over. The fact that I have to watch ABC in SD isn't the greatest either.

    Does anyone know if I remove the DNS feeds can I remain with the existing Total Choice Plus package and add locals or will i need to change package? If so how much would they charge for locals with existing package? Anyone else is this same situation?
     
  2. celticpride

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    I have the sd dns channels but only pay $10.00 a month for them ,but i also have my locals in hd which are included in my total choice plus package at no extra charge,i wonder why you pay $14.00 a month for dns channels?.I have also been thinking about dropping the dns channels,plus the protection plan,to save money. I wish verizon would give me a better deal to get fios tv i have everything with verizon except my tv service, but if i switch to verizon i'll still be paying around $295.00 a month for 4 cellphones ,housephone,internet and tv,which is what i pay with directv and verizon.,but i was looking at verizons tv list and i counted 40 channels directv doesnt carry,plus no $10.00 acess fee for palladia,smithsonian,HDNET MOVIES,etc.,etc..
     
  3. 311Man

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    $3.50 for both west and east feeds per network. 4 Networks = $14.
     
  4. joshjr

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    I have 3 of them but no CBS. I think for now I am going to keep them. Unless I get another HD DVR in the living room for a total of 4 functional tuners at a time I need west coast feeds. My locals are not available from D* though although I hear the Joplin/Pittsburg DMA will be up and running this year.
     
  5. TonySCV

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    I gave them up a year or two ago. I too was grandfathered for years due to obtaining waivers from all 4 LA networks when they still gave them out, but with HD programming and dual-tuner DVR's now having the east coast feeds in SD only just wasn't worth it to me any longer.
     
  6. David MacLeod

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    just an opinion here, but if you drop them its a pita to get them back if wanted.
    better to have then not have I'd think.
     
  7. joshjr

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    Thats kind of what I think to. If I drop them I will have thought alot about it first. It would be harder for me to get them back then most probably as I really should not have any anyway but was able to get some waivers granted so its really hard for me to want to let them go. If I had enough tuners and the storage space to record what I needed all the time it would be a much easier decision although I enjoy the Major League sports I can see with it. The extra MLB baseball games are nice. NFL I dont really use them for that since I have Sunday Ticket. SD does not bother me as bad as most on here. I only got HD to begin with for HDNet for the MMA content so SD DNS is okay. Sure HD would be better but not a deal breaker or anything for me.
     
  8. Joe C

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    I'm in the NY DMA and had the LA DNS but turned them off shortly after getting HD. Wasn't worth the $$ to me anylonger especially since I was not watching SD locals.
     
  9. jdspencer

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    I'd like to drop them to save a few $ each month, but I have to have them in order to continue to receive the HD versions. DirecTV doesn't yet offer our locals, either SD or HD.
     

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