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#26 OFFLINE   sigma1914

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:04 PM

No, I'm complaining about the fact that D* can raise the prices but take away channels whenever they want. :mad::mad::mad:


Will you complain when new stuff is added and pay nothing extra?
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#27 OFFLINE   Coca Cola Kid

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:18 PM

Will you complain when new stuff is added and pay nothing extra?

Obviously not. Stop stalking me.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:24 PM

If directv is not not meeting your needs there are other options available.

However, remember that the grass is not always greener on the other side.

As other people have stated, directv does not raise the price EVERYTIME a new channel is added or a service or feature is added to the equipment (Pandora was just added at no additional cost). Yea I know that directv charges extra for WHDVR but in my case it is well worth it.

Again it is just tv.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:28 PM

If directv is not not meeting your needs there are other options available.

However, remember that the grass is not always greener on the other side.

As other people have stated, directv does not raise the price EVERYTIME a new channel is added or a service or feature is added to the equipment (Pandora was just added at no additional cost). Yea I know that directv charges extra for WHDVR but in my case it is well worth it.

Again it is just tv.

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Only other options here are E* (too many carriage disputes) or Comcast (don't get me started on how much they suck). I'm not switching.

#30 OFFLINE   sigma1914

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:30 PM

Obviously not. Stop stalking me.

Obviously not? Why the double standard?

Replying to people isn't stalking.
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:31 PM

If directv is not not meeting your needs there are other options available.

However, remember that the grass is not always greener on the other side.

As other people have stated, directv does not raise the price EVERYTIME a new channel is added or a service or feature is added to the equipment (Pandora was just added at no additional cost). Yea I know that directv charges extra for WHDVR but in my case it is well worth it.

Again it is just tv.

Michael


I may be in the minority here but while whole home DVR is charged, they've now done the work in yours and my house. The cables, system, and all isn't going to magically change out to warrant increased charges in the future. I will also say that using things like Pandora, YouTube, Facebook, or anything else as far as Internet or other types of apps might not be the best thing to point to because many of us won't use it, didn't ask for it, and have no use for it. Channels some want but others didn't ask for is one thing, but apps....I don't know, that doesn't go over as well I don't think. I know it doesn't with me, but each to their own.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:44 PM

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:44 PM

No, I'm complaining about the fact that D* can raise the prices but take away channels whenever they want. :mad::mad::mad:


Why don't you complain about the networks that are demanding big price increases? When the cost to Directv goes up, then so does ours.

#34 OFFLINE   Coca Cola Kid

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:45 PM

Obviously not? Why the double standard?

Replying to people isn't stalking.


You don't have a problem with them jacking up the prices and at the same time removing channels? Enjoy the Kool-Aid!

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:47 PM

Why don't you complain about the networks that are demanding big price increases? When the cost to Directv goes up, then so does ours.


If they're HD networks like ESPN that actually have original programs and live sports that are actually worth watching I don't see the problem. What's the rationale behind moving an SD only channel like Cloo with mostly off-network reruns to a higher package??

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:51 PM

You don't have a problem with them jacking up the prices and at the same time removing channels? Enjoy the Kool-Aid!


Not really because we as consumers can chose to not have the service if costs are too high. Prices go up in a lot of stuff. At least Cloo is available if you want it.
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:52 PM

If they're HD networks like ESPN that actually have original programs and live sports that are actually worth watching I don't see the problem. What's the rationale behind moving an SD only channel like Cloo with mostly off-network reruns to a higher package??


Who knows.... It could be it is a channel that is not watched much, they could of gotten an increase in price. I do know that Fox networks got a good size increase recently and that could of been a reason a channel got moved. But, I think the new package even have less channels then the grandfathered package.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:32 PM

it's a small thing, but eventually enough small things like this make customers start to think about other options.....

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:32 PM

Who knows.... It could be it is a channel that is not watched much, they could of gotten an increase in price. I do know that Fox networks got a good size increase recently and that could of been a reason a channel got moved. But, I think the new package even have less channels then the grandfathered package.


That makes no sense. Fox doesn't own Cloo, NBCUniversal does.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:48 PM

That makes no sense. Fox doesn't own Cloo, NBCUniversal does.


If memory serves, DirecTV said back when they got rid of G4 that they would be looking at some of their lesser rated channels in order to control rising costs. Unlike G4, at least they kept Cloo... they simply moved it to a higher package.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:48 PM

it's a small thing, but eventually enough small things like this make customers start to think about other options.....


We should always be considering other options. It's our money to decide with and sometimes other providers are better.
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:55 PM

And we could have lost more. We certainly were close with Sprout. Members with young children were upset about that one, but they were able to resolve it near the end.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 05:01 PM

We should always be considering other options. It's our money to decide with and sometimes other providers are better.


I'm not going to switch over one channel, especially a crappy one like Cloo. I doubt anyone else in their right mind will either. The point is charging more for less is a horrible business strategy.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 05:12 PM

No, I'm complaining about the fact that D* can raise the prices but take away channels whenever they want. :mad::mad::mad:

Although I don't like rate hikes or channels being dropped, I think you and I have been around long enough to know it happens. I only stress about channels being dropped, when its a channel I really desire. Like when they dropped Versus a while back. Which eventually came back and turned into NBC Sports. When I had cable, they did the same thing. And when they dropped NFLN, I bolted. So you either live with it or you decide it is important enough to make the switch.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 05:12 PM

I'm not going to switch over one channel, especially a crappy one like Cloo. I doubt anyone else in their right mind will either. The point is charging more for less is a horrible business strategy.


A bit of a Devil's Alternative they could have charged even more to keep it at the same. As you say earlier it's a poor channel and I'd rather pay more for less than even more for something I don;t particularly want

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 05:19 PM

I'm not going to switch over one channel, especially a crappy one like Cloo. I doubt anyone else in their right mind will either. The point is charging more for less is a horrible business strategy.


Ask AT&T. Two years ago, $30 bought unlimited data to an iPhone. Now, $30 brings you 3GB of data and $10 for each addl gig. Phone upgrades used to be $18. They just jacked it to $36. No difference in what they do to upgrade your phone, just double the price.

Companies do this all the time. They test the lines of how much their customers are willing to pay vs. the profit they want to stay in business. There really is no point in trying to figure out the why's and wherefore's...we'll never know the reasons.

Fortunately, you have options..

Stay and complain
Quit service and join another provider
Stay and enjoy what you have...

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 05:42 PM

A bit of a Devil's Alternative they could have charged even more to keep it at the same. As you say earlier it's a poor channel and I'd rather pay more for less than even more for something I don;t particularly want


The term is "playing Devil's Advocate" and if I pay more I want to receive more not less. If they take away a channel they should lower the price not raise it.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 05:44 PM

Although I don't like rate hikes or channels being dropped, I think you and I have been around long enough to know it happens. I only stress about channels being dropped, when its a channel I really desire. Like when they dropped Versus a while back. Which eventually came back and turned into NBC Sports. When I had cable, they did the same thing. And when they dropped NFLN, I bolted. So you either live with it or you decide it is important enough to make the switch.


Someone has actually dropped the NFL Network? Really? I'd never heard that one.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 05:49 PM

D*'s (unofficial) motto should be "what can we do to keep you as a customer?", not "if you don't like us, leave."

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 08:08 PM

D*'s (unofficial) motto should be "what can we do to keep you as a customer?", not "if you don't like us, leave."


When you are arguably the best sat company around, you do what you want, and if you feel it hurts the bottom line too much by losing a few subscribers more than you bargained for, you change it....but not until then. I'd tell customers that whine too much to go pound sand, we'll go get 100 more. Individual customers have little effect, it has to be a mass revolt to get any reaction as it should be. I've apparently had CLOO this whole time and have never tuned to it once...




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