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#21 OFFLINE   mitchflorida

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:54 AM

It boils down to the fact that not many people watched it in the first place.

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#22 OFFLINE   DogLover

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:37 AM

My wife really did watch cloo, and she's complaining to me. So, yes, I'm complaining, and I am having a hard time understanding why some people think it's perfectly okay to increase the price and drop a channel.


1. Because it is in their customer agreement, which I agreed to.
2. Because they don't raise my price every time they add a channel.
3. Because they don't raise the HD fee everyday they add a channel in HD.
4. Because as long as it meets my personal price to value ratio, I'll keep paying. (I wasn't sure about the price to value ratio of going to Ultimate just for cloo. However, Mr. DogLover wanted the Encore channels, so that made it worth it for our household.)
5. I may not like price increases or package upgrades or channel removals, but I think it is okay for a business to set it's own prices and packages.
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#23 OFFLINE   MysteryMan

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:43 AM

1. Because it is in their customer agreement, which I agreed to.
2. Because they don't raise my price every time they add a channel.
3. Because they don't raise the HD fee everyday they add a channel in HD.
4. Because as long as it meets my personal price to value ratio, I'll keep paying. (I wasn't sure about the price to value ratio of going to Ultimate just for cloo. However, Mr. DogLover wanted the Encore channels, so that made it worth it for our household.)
5. I may not like price increases or package upgrades or channel removals, but I think it is okay for a business to set it's own prices and packages.


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Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:52 AM

My wife really did watch cloo, and she's complaining to me. So, yes, I'm complaining, and I am having a hard time understanding why some people think it's perfectly okay to increase the price and drop a channel.


But, we do know that if they could have kept it in Choice Xtra Classic, they would have. It seems they just couldn't come to a deal, and considering it's Comcast, I'm not all that surprised (though we did keep Chiller).

#25 OFFLINE   Coca Cola Kid

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 02:53 PM

Are you really complaining about losing a channel you "never really watch"?


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

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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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#29 OFFLINE   Coca Cola Kid

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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.
If you stop responding to them or put them on ignore, then eventually they'll go away.

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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

Please discuss the topic and not each other, I would rather not have to delete posts or issue thread bans.

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#33 OFFLINE   mhayes70

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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!

#35 OFFLINE   Coca Cola Kid

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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.

#38 OFFLINE   diogenes433

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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.....

#39 OFFLINE   Coca Cola Kid

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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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