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Sunday Ticket: $200, ST MAX $300


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#51 OFFLINE   sum_random_dork

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:55 PM

Interesting they pulled RZC out, I wonder if we'll see RZC finally appear in the Sports Pack this year? $199 is very tempting, although I did enjoy streaming games to my iPad while watching another game on my TV. Then again my Slingbox can do that too. I will wait a few months and see if any other annoucements are made, but as others ahve said for $199 it's not that bad of a deal.

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#52 OFFLINE   VaJim

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:54 PM

Last year I paid $84 for NFL ST, 6 payment of $54 = $324 - $240 in credits = $84.


...keep an eye on that $240 in credits. Usually those run over a period of say 24 months. Out of sight...out of mind....keep an eye on your bill.:D

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:53 PM

Still debating the Max option due to my love for the RedZone channel, gonna be a tough decision
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:06 PM

Let's see:

All out of market games in HD :)

Mix channel :)

And the cheapest price in years. :) It seems that DirecTv is being responsive to price concerns. Thanks.


Hey, you're gonna pay one way or another. They lower one thing and they charge more (or extra) for something else! Our next "automatic-yearly-price-increase" in Feb will probably be higher to subsidize the ST reduction. :eek2::lol:

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:20 PM

For $199 I'll just pay it...no questions asked. No begging.

They've reached my price point.


Ditto. About time they come back to earth. :icon_band

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#56 OFFLINE   renbutler

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:23 PM

Oh, crap. Short Cuts is in the MAX package?

I love the short cuts...

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:53 PM

This is a great price point!

Not enough for me to restart my DTV service though (very happy with the service, just cutting costs). I think I'm going to hold out for an online-only option, or at least an offering on one of the major game consoles. Then again, it all depends on what the Bears look like in pre-season :)


I really loved RZC, but I don't need any of the other features, so MAX isn't worth $100 to me. Bummer that they didn't break all of these up into separate packages (like charge $20 per feature or something).
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:14 PM

RZC is the best besides my featured game, but not for another c-note, especially when I do not need/use the other features on MAX.

Who knows, maybe next year it gets adjusted. I would definitely pay the $200 for sure. Until then, sorry I will not be ordering.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:36 PM

I'm positive we'll ("loyal customers") be able to convince the CSRs to throw in "Max" for free. This is great news. Now, do I still play a little CSR roulette to try and get an even better deal???

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 08:12 AM

Oh, crap. Short Cuts is in the MAX package?

I love the short cuts...


You could always subscribe to NFL Game Rewind on the NFL website. You can watch every NFL game (not just the Sunday afternoon games) either in condensed format (30 minutes or less) or in their entirety with no commercials. Last season I think the cost was $40.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:31 AM

Last year, I got ST for $160, this year I will gladly pay $200.
I might miss the Red Zone but I never used the other stuff.
And since my Dolphins play 12 1 p.m. and 3 4 p.m. games , I'll get my money's worth.
That's the only benefit to your favorite team sucking, they only have 1 prime time game.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:51 AM

Last year I called and got RZC for free. I actually later got ST for free, but I imagine at the very least I can nag them until I get RZC again.

RZC being on Comcast, U-Verse, FIOS, etc has made that argument very easy to make.
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:54 AM

I wish DirecTV would offer a Team Season Pass. That way, you could follow your favorite team and also, if you need it, get the RZC.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:00 AM

Last year, I got ST for $160, this year I will gladly pay $200.
I might miss the Red Zone but I never used the other stuff.
And since my Dolphins play 12 1 p.m. and 3 4 p.m. games , I'll get my money's worth.
That's the only benefit to your favorite team sucking, they only have 1 prime time game.


Ha I hear you there, but we could be worse off at least the Dolphins didn't trade for Tebow

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 11:48 AM

New customer for 17 days now I wonder if I could sneak in on this deal?

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 11:55 AM

Last year, I got ST for $160, this year I will gladly pay $200.
I might miss the Red Zone but I never used the other stuff.
And since my Dolphins play 12 1 p.m. and 3 4 p.m. games , I'll get my money's worth.
That's the only benefit to your favorite team sucking, they only have 1 prime time game.


That was the beauty of having the Lions as a favorite team (just below the Giants). Not anymore though. Between the two of them I think they play nine Prime Times games this season - and that's not counting what might happen during the flex portion of the schedule. Makes this decision a wee bit harder.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 12:06 PM

Last year, I got ST for $160, this year I will gladly pay $200.
I might miss the Red Zone but I never used the other stuff.
And since my Dolphins play 12 1 p.m. and 3 4 p.m. games , I'll get my money's worth.
That's the only benefit to your favorite team sucking, they only have 1 prime time game.


Only 2 4pm games -- they moved the raiders game to 1pm.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 01:37 PM

New customer for 17 days now I wonder if I could sneak in on this deal?


It probably depends. What kind of "sweeteners" did you already get as a new customer? 6 months free premium? Free HD DVR or whole home DVR?

Chances are you got something already as a new customer. Something more might be tough.

You can certainly ask though.
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 01:38 PM

Well I signed up yesterday. 5 payments of $39.99 for NFLST.

The first payment hit my account balance immediately but I'll let it ride until my billing date, which is the 2nd of the month.

At this rate I'll be making the final payment right around the first week of the season.
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 02:49 PM

Only 2 4pm games -- they moved the raiders game to 1pm.


Forgot about that, thanks, even better.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:00 PM

Funny...I just got received the DirecTV Pulse email, which has questions pertaining to the ST deal. Guess I was the last one to get it. :lol:

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 05:43 PM

Oh, crap. Short Cuts is in the MAX package?

I love the short cuts...


No shortcuts or RZC that sucks. I liked short cuts. I could go back and watch games I missed Monday morning.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 06:51 PM

A friend who is not a current Directv subscriber (has cable).

I told him about the price drop for NFLST and he asked me what would be the cheapest way to get it? So I ask what is the lowest Directv package required to get NFLST and NFL Network?

Also I thought maybe the NFLST using a PS3 might be an option. Is that still an option for 2012 and if so what is the cost?

I can't seem to find answers to these question on the Directv site.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 07:18 PM

Choice would be the minimum.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 08:31 PM

Question? What Satellite are the games on?
Have 2 stb's on dish with 101 only.
Is it available in SD on 101?
Thanks.




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