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Versus on DTV

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by kryscio23, Aug 19, 2009.

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  1. Oct 1, 2009 #1961 of 5379
    Maruuk

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    Meanwhile Comcast is in the middle of a bid to buy NBC Universal for 35 billion, so somehow I think settling this won't be much of a priority for quite some time.
     
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    I called today to threaten to cancel NHL CI and got them to give me about 50% off.. 4 $20 credits amounting to approx. half off plus SHOWTIME for 3 months. I said, what the heck and took it. Still mad that MSG HD isn't on NHL CI. That was the main reason I used for wanting to cancel NHL CI and lesser about Vs.
     
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    I called and was very polite. The first CSR (Mark) I spoke with said he'd transfer me to someone who could give me a deal on NHL Centre Ice. Then another CSR (Arthur) picked up the line and offered me the regular price for Centre Ice. I told him the other CSR said they were going to offer me a deal. He said there is nothing they can do, they can't offer discounts on sports packages. I told him according to the forums I read they have been doing it for many hockey fans. He said he couldn't do anything about it.

    He then asked, "Is there anything else I can do for you?" I said, "Apparently not because I'm obviously talking to the wrong person." If they don't want to provide anything to me that is fine. But I hate it when they flat out lie to me!
     
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    Greg Alsobrook

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    Credits, freebies, and promos are often based on your account status/history... So he may not have been lying.
     
  5. Oct 1, 2009 #1965 of 5379
    Barcthespark

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    I've been a customer for 11 years and have never missed or been late with a payment. I've paid full price for NHL Centre Ice twice before. I currently subscribe to the CHOICE XTRA + HD DVR package with 3 HD receivers (2 DVRs). If anything, I think my account status/history would be a positive for me.
     
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    I really despise this way that Directv does business. Makes me feel like a schmuck if I don't call in to get credits.
     
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    Maruuk

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    The CSRs are all over the map--it's a crap shoot depending on who answers.
     
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    Barcthespark

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    "Crap" being the keyword. :lol:
     
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    Greg Alsobrook

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    So it would be okay for DIRECTV to raise our bills an extra .50 ~ $1/month for every channel?!?
     
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    damn...thats a wrap for the NHL opener...

    Shame on you DTV you arent any better than big cable's thumbing thier nose at NFLN.
     
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    I've been a D* customer since 1993. Upon being informed I was switching to Dish, the CSR said we are prepared to offer you CI. I said that doesn't do me any good, it doesn't get me tonight's game or the playoffs, and I get the regular season through my RSN. He basically told me to go suck a Dish if I didn't want CI. No other offer. Man, D* is gonna lose a buttload of customers over this with "retention" like that.
     
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    Well Center Ice is on free preview, least there is a game...Guess the CBC Montreal/Toronto game dont get HD royalties
     
  13. Oct 1, 2009 #1973 of 5379
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    Depending on the NHL contract and pre sold advertisements, this should be about where VS starts losing money on NHL. The theory behind my statements is less penetrations = lower rating = lower ad revenues in an already down market.

    But then again, I never saw this going this far. There was a rumor flying about GE selling NBC to Comcast (which I find hard to swallow), if this where true, I would hate to think about the future of D* given this apparently acrimonious business "partnership".
     
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    I agree...if it's gonna last that long...Playoff blackouts will suck big time!
     
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    We are going to have to live w/o Versus, I guess I can go to my parents house since they have Cable to watch Versus...Oh well, life goes on.
     
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    mystikal1000

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    Not bad of a fight against Maple Leafs and Canadians.
     
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    Greg Alsobrook

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    What exactly did you want them to offer you? I think CI for free is a very reasonable offer. Obviously it doesn't replace Versus, but still a nice gesture.
     
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    ohpuckhead

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    No HD on Directv though. I still don't get that one.
     
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    stoutman

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    me neither...It is just not acceptable in 2009-10 season.
     
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    Can I answer please?
    For them to turn on the F’N channel so we can watch the F’N game
     
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