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Premier Package - What's Included?


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#1 OFFLINE   darman

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 12:23 PM

I currently have the the (legacy?) Choice Xtra + HD DVR package with 3 HR2X receivers. The price for the package is 86.99. Additionally, I am charged 3.00 (whole home), 5.99 (protection plan), 6.00 (additional receiver), 6.00 (additional receiver) and 45.00 for HBO, STARZ!, SHOWTIME, & CINEMAX.

There also is a charge and corresponding credit for the primary TV.

With tax, this comes to $163.24.

Browsing the DTV site today, it looks like I can get the Premier Package for 119.99 per month (plus ~ 8.23 in taxes), or a total of 128.22. I then have to add the extra receivers for 12.82 ([6.00+.41]*2), the whole home for 3.20 (3.00 + .20) and the protection plan for 5.99 (no tax) (unless some or all of these are included). This totals 150.23.

This is a difference of 13.01 per month. The question is, am I including everything that I will get charged for? Is HD DVR included? Is there some sort of HD Access fee that I will be charged (I am on autopay)? Anything else I am missing? (The "Here are the similar threads we found" feature on the posting page (which is really helpful) only has treads from 2007-2011, so nothing recent.)

Maybe someone has 3 HR2x, the premier package and the protection plan and can let me know what they pay?

The premier package seems to include everything I currently have, plus comes with the sports channels (which I may or may not ever watch).

I cannot find this information on the DTV site. For some reason I thought they used to do a visual comparison of the package prices (comparing your current and new), but I can't locate it.

Thanks in advance.

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#2 OFFLINE   georule

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 12:41 PM

Summary
Statement Date: August 18, 2012
Account Number: xxxxxx
Date Due: No Payment Due
Amount Due: No Payment Due



Previous Balance 0.00

Payments -209.59
Current Charges and Fees 212.96
Adjustments and Credits -16.00
Taxes 12.63


Amount Due $0.00



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Start End Description Amount

Previous Balance 0.00


08/18 Payment - Thank You - VISA -209.59






Current Charges for Service Period 08/17/12 - 09/16/12


08/17 09/16 PREMIER Monthly 119.99


08/17 09/16 DIRECTV Protection Plan Monthly 5.99


08/17 09/16 DIRECTV HD EXTRA PACK Monthly 4.99


08/17 09/16 Advanced Receiver-HD Monthly 10.00


08/10 09/09 NFL SUNDAY TICKET 2012 Regular Season in 5 Payments 39.99


08/17 09/16 Advanced Receiver-DVR Monthly 8.00

Fees


08/18 Additional TV 6.00


08/18 Additional TV 6.00


08/18 Additional TV 6.00


08/18 Primary TV 6.00



Adjustments & Credits


08/17 09/16 Advanced Receiver-HD 24 Months Free HD Access -10.00 Credit



08/18 Primary TV Free -6.00 Credit





Taxes


Sales Tax 12.63


Amount Due $0.00
LR(non-CE): HR44, Mits 65C9; Office/FR (CE): HR22-100 + AM21, Mits 60737 + Mits 3DA1 3D adapter. Spare bedroom (non-CE), HR23. Genie WHDVR, wireless networking (yay!)

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 12:42 PM

Re the above, I don't have whole home dvr. Do have Sunday Ticket and HD Extra Pack. Two HR2x HD DVR, one HD non-DVR, one SD non-DVR box. Seems to me my usual non-Sunday Ticket with no PPV monthly is in the $16x range, but I couldn't find one in my recent email (must have deleted them). You seem to have one more HD DVR, but one less total TV, so you'd add (I think) $8 for the additional HD DVR but subtract $6 for one less TV.

Edited by georule, 25 September 2012 - 12:52 PM.

LR(non-CE): HR44, Mits 65C9; Office/FR (CE): HR22-100 + AM21, Mits 60737 + Mits 3DA1 3D adapter. Spare bedroom (non-CE), HR23. Genie WHDVR, wireless networking (yay!)

#4 OFFLINE   darman

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 12:51 PM

Thanks georule.

Looks like:

212.96 (your total) - 39.99 (NFLST) - 6.00 (extra receiver) - 3.15 (approx tax on NFLST and extra receiver) = 163.81

Only a slight difference from what I am paying now. Sports channels basically free.

EDIT: Since you don't have WHDVR, it is probably a few dollars more.

Edited by darman, 25 September 2012 - 01:00 PM.


#5 OFFLINE   mws192

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 01:03 PM

Thanks georule.

Looks like:

212.96 (your total) - 39.99 (NFLST) - 6.00 (extra receiver) - 3.15 (approx tax on NFLST and extra receiver) = 163.81

Only a slight difference from what I am paying now. Sports channels basically free.


Your $163.81 price assumes you would also get the $10 free HD credit that is hard to come by these days.

#6 OFFLINE   darman

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 01:16 PM

Your $163.81 price assumes you would also get the $10 free HD credit that is hard to come by these days.


In the end, since the sports channels are not of great importance, I probably should just stand pat.

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#7 OFFLINE   georule

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 01:36 PM

That has been basically my understanding of how it is structured --if you care about the sports pack channels, then you get it "for free" with Premiere compared to the unbundled prices.
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#8 OFFLINE   lparsons21

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 01:38 PM

If you make the switch you lose the grandfathered package forever.

If the Sports package is of little to no interest, I would agree with others, keep what you have as long as you can.

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