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#781 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 04:35 PM

Every time I hear that name, I think "loo," which is probably not what their management intended. It's a channel that shows reruns of everything they can fit into the "detective" category, from Charlie's Angels to Monk to Burn Notice. Of course, they also have some of the CSI's and Law & Orders, which seem to have an episode airing on some channel somewhere 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


It used to be Sleuth, but they felt that was too generic. "Clue" is also pretty generic and issues with the board game. Cloo is at least unique. But that doesn't fix that it's in SD. :)

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#782 OFFLINE   MattScahum

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:20 AM

Does anyone know what part of a DTV subscription is subject to tax (New York, in my case)? Equipment, programming, installation? I thought it was all leased, so what is the tax based on?

The CSR today wanted to charge me $20 for S&H, then add $10 that she called "taxes." She didn't know any additional details. If I have to call to find out more, which department should I ask for?

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Delivery and handling is $19.95 plus local sales tax, so usually between 21.15-21.95...There are some states (florida,new york, tennessee, missouri, wisconsin, washington and I believe arkansas) that charge tax on the value of the installation. I have family that lives in tennessee that has told me they see a similar charge on their monthly gas/electric bills.
on your monthly bill, you won't see that charge since it is only charged on install value. You should only pay whatever your state and local taxes are, mine totals around 7% or so in my area.
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#783 OFFLINE   falconress

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 03:42 PM

Delivery and handling is $19.95 plus local sales tax, so usually between 21.15-21.95...There are some states (florida,new york, tennessee, missouri, wisconsin, washington and I believe arkansas) that charge tax on the value of the installation. I have family that lives in tennessee that has told me they see a similar charge on their monthly gas/electric bills.
on your monthly bill, you won't see that charge since it is only charged on install value. You should only pay whatever your state and local taxes are, mine totals around 7% or so in my area.


Thanks. I figured out that $10.38 is sales tax, in my state, on $116.95, which I guess is the value of the installation. But anyway, once I understood that it's a one-time thing and won't turn into a monthly mystery charge, I'm over it.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 10:48 AM

Today I noticed a charge on my on line bill "Regional Sports Fee - Charge - $2.00". Is this new or is it just a pro rata portion of the monthly $10 sports package fee?

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#785 OFFLINE   Blurayfan

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 01:52 PM

Today I noticed a charge on my on line bill "Regional Sports Fee - Charge - $2.00". Is this new or is it just a pro rata portion of the monthly $10 sports package fee?


What package do you subscribe to? That fee appears to be for getting your regional sports channel that is not included in your base package.

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#786 OFFLINE   dminches

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 03:06 PM

What package do you subscribe to? That fee appears to be for getting your regional sports channel that is not included in your base package.


Total choice with locals.

As far as I know this charge is new.

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#787 OFFLINE   Blurayfan

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 03:10 PM

Total choice with locals.

As far as I know this charge is new.


The change could be a result of the new prices and channels being removed from lower packages (Golf, Cloo, etc.). You may want to call and have a CSR check your account to find out the reason for the charge.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 03:14 PM

I guess I don't know how they could charge me for something unless I sign up for it. I am paying the new price on my package, but if a channel has been eliminated that I would assume I just wouldn't get it. I will call them if it ends up on my bill.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 03:19 PM

Today I noticed a charge on my on line bill "Regional Sports Fee - Charge - $2.00". Is this new or is it just a pro rata portion of the monthly $10 sports package fee?


It's new. Was announced with their pricing increase but it only impacts certain parts of the country. Where they have very high RSN costs they are imposing that fee if you have a base package that has RSNs in it. The New York area, for example, where there are four RSNs (SNY, MSG, MSG+, YES) would have it but a place like Phoenix with just one RSN would not.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 03:39 PM

Thanks for the info! I hadn't read that. On my account page I cannot see where is talks about the price increase.

Edited by dminches, 12 February 2012 - 03:50 PM.


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Posted 17 February 2012 - 04:15 PM

I switched to the entertainment package but lost my RSN. Can I pay the $2 and get it back?

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 04:23 PM

I switched to the entertainment package but lost my RSN. Can I pay the $2 and get it back?


No you would need to choose a package with the RSN's in it or add the sports pack.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 04:24 PM

No you would need to choose a package with the RSN's in it or add the sports pack.


Hmmm-can I just drop ALL sports from my package and save some money? :lol:

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 04:25 PM

Hmmm-can I just drop ALL sports from my package and save some money? :lol:


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Posted 17 February 2012 - 04:26 PM

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Yeah, but then I lose all the other channels I want :( lol

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 12:06 PM

The best thing about the annual price increase is it reminds me to not blindly continue with the same number of DVRs, services, and channel package. I sit down and review what we have, what we really desire, and we decide to keep or move down in cost (or remain the same in cost if it offsets the increase). Right now it looks like we can move from the former Total Choice Plus (now Choice Extra Classic) to Choice Extra. In the fall when our daughter heads off to college I expect we'll reduce another DVR as well. So - thanks DTV for this annual reminder.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 12:22 PM

The best thing about the annual price increase is it reminds me to not blindly continue with the same number of DVRs, services, and channel package. I sit down and review what we have, what we really desire, and we decide to keep or move down in cost (or remain the same in cost if it offsets the increase). Right now it looks like we can move from the former Total Choice Plus (now Choice Extra Classic) to Choice Extra. In the fall when our daughter heads off to college I expect we'll reduce another DVR as well. So - thanks DTV for this annual reminder.


There is no savings by moving from Choice Xtra Classic to the new Choice Xtra.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 01:15 PM

Cloo seems to be the only channel that continues to have Chuck Norris marathons.... What would tv be without chuck norris... lol

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 01:57 PM

There is no savings by moving from Choice Xtra Classic to the new Choice Xtra.


Thanks - My mistake. I meant from Choice Extra Classic to Choice.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 07:15 PM

There is no savings by moving from Choice Xtra Classic to the new Choice Xtra.


You would lose channels as well by doing this
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