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2013 DIRECTV Price Increases


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#351 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:20 PM

I just found that a friend of mine was under the impression that the contract he's in prohibits his rate from going up. Ive given him the bad news, didn't take it very well.

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#352 OFFLINE   Tubaman-Z

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:58 PM

I always appreciate this annual thread as it motivates me to review our viewing habits vs. our programming package. As a result this year I just went from Choice XTRA Classic to Choice and added the HD Extra Pack for 3 months. That's step one.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:23 PM

I always appreciate this annual thread as it motivates me to review our viewing habits vs. our programming package. As a result this year I just went from Choice XTRA Classic to Choice and added the HD Extra Pack for 3 months. That's step one.


Yeah, I've been on Choice Ultimate since it came out and this price increase (among other things) made me check out the packages and I'll be downgrading to Choice on Monday (I have to load up on Calliou, Thomas and Olive the Ostrich for my son since Sprout is only on Choice Ultimate). Looking forward to the few bucks savings instead of an increase this year! :D

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:01 PM

Anyone else still waiting for an email from Directv?

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:19 PM

What has me worried. Its not just Directv but everything. The cost of living is increasing and I lost what ever little bit of a raise I did get last year in taxes. I got rid of all my movie channels. but Overall the increase wasn't that bad. I still get all my favorite channels!

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:27 PM

Anyone else still waiting for an email from Directv?


I have not received one yet.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 02:25 PM

Premier to choice Xtra conversion done today. Added show time as my wife requested and DirecTV also offered $5 off a month for HBO (6months) so I added HBO. I also convinced a friend to sign up under me so after his activation I will have a refer-a-friend credit.

Done what I must to manage rising price increases and cost of living expenses with new baby in the house.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 04:16 PM

Premier to choice Xtra conversion done today. Added show time as my wife requested and DirecTV also offered $5 off a month for HBO (6months) so I added HBO. I also convinced a friend to sign up under me so after his activation I will have a refer-a-friend credit.

Done what I must to manage rising price increases and cost of living expenses with new baby in the house.


Good for you. Don't forget to sign up for a free 3 month trial of the HD extra pack.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:25 AM

Anyone else still waiting for an email from Directv?


If you receive a paper bill, the notification is in your bill.

If you receive an ebill, the notification is in the ebill.

If you receive an integrated bill (from a telco), you will get a separate email or letter.

Also, communications go out based on when your billing cycle hits. As such, some customers will not be informed until February 6th as their price increase will not kick in until March 7th.
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:42 AM

In my case we get an e-bill and got a paper notification. (I didn't notice if there was also a notification in the most recent e-bill).

Regardless - I was duly notified.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:35 PM

Well to save some money to cover the price increase I deactivated a hd 21 receiver and canceled the hd extra pack .The good news is that Directv does not want the hd 21 back. i just have to send them the card in the receiver. I bought a hdmi spliter from Monoprice and it works great . Now I am running 4 HD tv,s with one hd dvr. I live alone so this works for me.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:14 AM

I always appreciate this annual thread as it motivates me to review our viewing habits vs. our programming package. As a result this year I just went from Choice XTRA Classic to Choice and added the HD Extra Pack for 3 months. That's step one.


Great way of looking at it. I actually did something similar. I had Premier and my step 1 was to drop to Choice Extra. I may take it a step further to Choice after I compare the channels.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:40 AM

Great way of looking at it. I actually did something similar. I had Premier and my step 1 was to drop to Choice Extra. I may take it a step further to Choice after I compare the channels.


I'm doing something similar. I will be downgrading from Ultimate to Choice. I'm also getting rid of HD Extra Pack. What i realized is i will be losing 13 HD channels by dropping down to Choice, however, of those 13 HD channels, most of them i don't watch. Also, by getting rid of Encore, i am losing about 11 channels in SD, which i never watch.
I currently have HBO......and i have Cinemax free to 3 months. What i will do when the free Cinemax promo expires, is keep Cinemax, and either Showtime or Starz. The main purpose being i want most of my channels in HD.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:44 AM

... I'm also getting rid of HD Extra Pack...


And as soon as you do, you'll be able to get three months free on line. As for me, bye bye HBO...until September at which point I'll pay for it to see Boardwalk empire.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:13 AM

And then three months, three more months and on and on. I honestly thought they'd fix that by now.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:26 AM

It's really interesting to evaluate pricing and what you really watch and how much you watch. Entertainment may be a viable option. It has the major channels and all that I watch. Yes I will lose a few here and there that I would watch once in awhile but probably won't miss them.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 07:01 AM

Entertainment is good for someone with no sports needs. No so great for those with.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:36 PM

That's the point of that package.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:32 PM

Sure happy I don't have TWC in LA, 17.6% increase, http://www.dslreport...-Angeles-122946 .

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:38 PM

On my bill it says $10 Advanced Receiver HD and in the credits section it says -$10 HD Free Access w/Auto Pay. I've had that since I signed back up in October 2010. I know this is a stupid question, but is this credit effected by downgrading to the Choice or Entertainment Package? Seems like back when I signed up if I got the cheaper packages it was $20 for whole home, and $10 if you selected Choice Xtra or higher. I'm hoping that credit isn't tied to my package and that I can downgrade and keep it. If not it's not worth it to lower my package only to get dinged with a loss of a credit.
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:45 PM

Sure happy I don't have TWC in LA, 17.6% increase, http://www.dslreport...-Angeles-122946 .


Wow, I would be pretty upset to if I was them. The DVR fee went up too and it probably all has a lot to do with the dedicated Dodgers channel. I love sports but that is pretty drastic.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:49 PM

On my bill it says $10 Advanced Receiver HD and in the credits section it says -$10 HD Free Access w/Auto Pay. I've had that since I signed back up in October 2010. I know this is a stupid question, but is this credit effected by downgrading to the Choice or Entertainment Package? Seems like back when I signed up if I got the cheaper packages it was $20 for whole home, and $10 if you selected Choice Xtra or higher. I'm hoping that credit isn't tied to my package and that I can downgrade and keep it. If not it's not worth it to lower my package only to get dinged with a loss of a credit.


Hey I signed up a month before you (Sept 2010), and I've had auto bill pay since the beginning. I don't have a $10 HD free with auto pay credit on my bill! That's only good for 24 months isn't it? I'm way beyond 24 months.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:53 PM

Hey I signed up a month before you (Sept 2010), and I've had auto bill pay since the beginning. I don't have a $10 HD free with auto pay credit on my bill! That's only good for 24 months isn't it? I'm way beyond 24 months.


When I signed up I was told the free HD was good for life, but you never know with sat companies, cell companies, etc. That's also why I was worried by changing my package it would trigger a change in that credit.
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:47 AM

It seems as though someone new to Directv won't see a price increase in their package price. However with the Genie I'm paying $10 for it, is it going up to $12?

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:31 AM

Sure happy I don't have TWC in LA, 17.6% increase, http://www.dslreport...-Angeles-122946 .


I had TWC in LA up until 10 months ago and switched to DIRECTV. I still have TWC Internet, but my HD bill is a lot lower now. And the 17.5% increase from TWC, from what i am reading, will garner some sales to DirecTV. People will be sick and tired of Sports dictating price increases. Because i downgraded from Ultimate to Choice, i lost NHLHD, NBAHD, Tennis Channel, Golf, etc, but i don't really need it, i still do have NFL and MLB in the Choice. As long as my sports teams in LA are available i'm fine.




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