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#26 OFFLINE   Boston_bill

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 03:45 PM

Im not looking for free but I think a substantial discount would make fans happy.

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#27 OFFLINE   zimm7778

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 03:54 PM

Im not looking for free but I think a substantial discount would make fans happy.


I'll be shocked if they do that. They'll come up with what the original price should have been (which I wouldn't be surprised if they made higher than it really would have been), then divide by the number of weeks in the season and subtract the weeks missed. That would be my guess.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 04:46 PM

My taxes fund the electric and water company, and I still have to pay to use it. Local cities help fund things like zoos and all, but if you go you still have to pay to use it. Animal control is paid for with taxes but if I want an animal from there I have to pay them for it also. And I doubt the zoos or animal control generate profits for the city.


You are proving my point. The only way any of these things are profitable is because they take from people using taxes not by supply and demand. They are often state run monopolies which is why the service is often poor and the prices high.

Anybody can have a profitable "business" by paying off a politician and siphoning off taxes from people. You may support this system, which is fine, but don't pretend it's freedom.

#29 OFFLINE   cforrest

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 04:55 PM

Im not looking for free but I think a substantial discount would make fans happy.


As I said earlier in this thread, we lost approximately 20% of the games that an 82 game regular season has. So we'll likely see a 20% discount off the regular price for those under renewals and those that are new subscribers. The NBA players are getting 66/82 of their salary, FWIW. So pretty much everything cost wise would associate with that most likely IMO. The real question is, what would be considered "a substantial discount"? I'm sure everyone has their own opinion on that one & the lower the price the better :D

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#30 OFFLINE   bigwilly087

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 05:05 PM

Well after the last lockout they offered League Pass for free. Granted things were a little bit different then, the season didn't start until February and they played only 50 games. I'm hoping for more than just a pro-rata price reduction.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 08:55 PM

Friday the lockout offically ended. So everything is now 100% good to go. Camps are open, rosters are being filled. Its like the NFL's version of signing free agents, etc.

If nba league pass isnt being offered by this new week. I'll be very shocked. lol as a wish maybe they will offer it, free to all. Thus no need to take orders, just show the games.

Now I wonder how the free week's will work.

normally you get the 1st week free, and week free after all star.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 09:21 AM

I'm starting to think that it is free again this time because they have removed the particular box that normally says that it is out of season or that the details regarding the price are not available yet. I think giving it out free again would be a nice move to make up for everything the players and owners put everyone else through.

Well after the last lockout they offered League Pass for free. Granted things were a little bit different then, the season didn't start until February and they played only 50 games. I'm hoping for more than just a pro-rata price reduction.



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Posted 12 December 2011 - 04:24 PM

How about making it free if you subscribe to the other sports packages. I get baseball, football and hockey.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 04:36 PM

How about making it free if you subscribe to the other sports packages. I get baseball, football and hockey.

I'm not sure why the NBA would care what other sports packages you subscribe to. If it is made free, or deeply discounted, it would be at the cost of the NBA to hopefully gain some goodwill among their fans after the lockout.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 05:58 PM

I'm not sure why the NBA would care what other sports packages you subscribe to. If it is made free, or deeply discounted, it would be at the cost of the NBA to hopefully gain some goodwill among their fans after the lockout.



Im sure the NBA doesn't care at all but maybe D* would.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 03:43 AM

Pricing is up on the main website. $169 for 1 payment or $42 x4 payments.
I am a Phoenix Suns fan but I might pass on this unless I can get a deal.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 07:36 AM

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 09:59 AM

Yep Pricing is up on directv.com Nba.com only taking emails, My guess that site will be changing today.

I did call D to see if I could get a deal, they offered 50 off total, 10 each month dec, jan, feb, mar, apr.

so total LP is costing me 119.

That's the best I could get, I hope you all can get some good or better deals.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 01:46 PM

Pricing is up on the main website. $169 for 1 payment or $42 x4 payments.
I am a Phoenix Suns fan but I might pass on this unless I can get a deal.


Each game is going to cost more than it originally was supposed. They basically got rid of one of the original 6 payments in this plan, but you are now paying for what would have been the 72 game price approximately and that amount has been spread across the remaining 990 games, but that new price was worth about 1080 games. What is missing is the early bird pricing. This savings is based on the full price of 199.99 not the the early bird price that was 191.94

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 03:55 PM

Each game is going to cost more than it originally was supposed. They basically got rid of one of the original 6 payments in this plan, but you are now paying for what would have been the 72 game price approximately and that amount has been spread across the remaining 990 games, but that new price was worth about 1080 games. What is missing is the early bird pricing. This savings is based on the full price of 199.99 not the the early bird price that was 191.94


indemand has a free preview for 12/25 to 1/8
I want CLTV / CLTV HD on direct tv.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 06:25 PM

This is the only one of the major 4 leagues I can see my favorite team play nearly every night on my local RSN. I can watch the Magic. I'm not paying.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 01:04 PM

I was hoping to see a nice discount from the NBA, but in truth it actually cost more this year than it did last year. I dropped my NBALP and won't be renewing.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 06:30 PM

$99 and I'd bite. No interest in haggling down to $119. NBA just isn't worth it and I have a better team to watch here (Grizzlies) than my team (Pistons).

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 12:20 AM

The only month I get a strong urge to buy is in Feb when football season is over and before spring training. I get the Suns, NBA.tv, TNT and ESPN games. That will be plenty. I've been a die-hard Warriors fan, but, aside from one season, they haven't been worth watching for a long time.

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 08:15 AM

LOL now NBA has changed it's smaller package of nba league pass online.

last year they started with giving you 7 teams at a cheaper rate. Now they dropped that to 5.

broadband offer only.

5 teams for 109.00

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all teams for 169

I think the 169 is really misleading to alot of other people.

The same price can get you Tv broadband and mobile.

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 09:57 PM

will there be more HD in league pass this year like how NHL CI has more this year?

Cox Sports Television HD?
CSN Philly HD / TCN Philly HD?
CSNNW HD?
Rogers sports net HD?
Rogers sports net one HD?
TSN HD?
TSN 2 HD?
NBA TV Canada HD?
WUIC HD?
WGN 9 HD (for the games not on wgn america)
WGN America HD remap? (was missing from MLB EI last year)
WMYT-TV HD do they still have games?
WDCW HD?
KGW HD?
KCAL-TV HD?
do any of one under this still show games?
KTXA HD?
KTXH HD?
KMYS HD?
KENS HD?
I want CLTV / CLTV HD on direct tv.

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 10:45 AM

I just got off the phone with DirecTv. Told the lady (who was VERY polite) that I was going to cancel my League Pass subscription this year. Explained that the season has been reduced (of which she was *aware* of) but that the price didn't significantly decrease (of which she agreed).

- she offered me $5 off for the 6 months of payments. I politely refused.

- she then reviewed my history, seeing that I'm a 4 year subscriber and that we've always paid our bill on time, and that I've subscribed to other sports packages in the past.

- she then noticed I was on "AUTO-PAY" and told me to hold on a second. She came back and countered with an offer I couldn't refuse: 24 months of FREE HD access - which is a $10 a month fee. So over the next 2 years I'm getting a reduction in my bill of $240.

So, I'm getting NBA League Pass basically for free (early bird price of $159 - 6 payments of $26.50). When you do the math I came out ahead by $81 just for calling.

A happy DirecTv subscriber who got a great deal today just by picking up the phone, knowing a few facts, paying my bill, and being polite. :)

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 02:14 PM

I just got off the phone with DirecTv. Told the lady (who was VERY polite) that I was going to cancel my League Pass subscription this year. Explained that the season has been reduced (of which she was *aware* of) but that the price didn't significantly decrease (of which she agreed).

- she offered me $5 off for the 6 months of payments. I politely refused.

- she then reviewed my history, seeing that I'm a 4 year subscriber and that we've always paid our bill on time, and that I've subscribed to other sports packages in the past.

- she then noticed I was on "AUTO-PAY" and told me to hold on a second. She came back and countered with an offer I couldn't refuse: 24 months of FREE HD access - which is a $10 a month fee. So over the next 2 years I'm getting a reduction in my bill of $240.

So, I'm getting NBA League Pass basically for free (early bird price of $159 - 6 payments of $26.50). When you do the math I came out ahead by $81 just for calling.

A happy DirecTv subscriber who got a great deal today just by picking up the phone, knowing a few facts, paying my bill, and being polite. :)


If you were on Auto-Pay you should have gotten the 24 month HD Access credit, all you needed to do was call up and have them notate the account. I and many others have this, there is a thread on this as well:

http://www.dbstalk.c...t=access credit

http://www.dbstalk.c...t=access credit

Happy you are finally getting your HD Access for free for 24 months, enjoy it!

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 02:43 PM

If you were on Auto-Pay you should have gotten the 24 month HD Access credit, all you needed to do was call up and have them notate the account. I and many others have this, there is a thread on this as well:

http://www.dbstalk.c...t=access credit

http://www.dbstalk.c...t=access credit

Happy you are finally getting your HD Access for free for 24 months, enjoy it!


Thanks for the links on this... I did not know that. I've done auto-pay since I've been with DirecTv. I'm going to make another phone call on League Pass and see if they'll work with me even a bit more on this. Appreciate it!

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 03:20 PM

This thread is only a small sample size but I think a good indication of the lack of interest in the NBA and NBA league pass at their price. Hardly anyone replying or commenting. I'm one of them as I've always had league pass for the last few years.
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