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2013 DIRECTV Price Increases


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#421 OFFLINE   gpg

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:35 AM

My billing period typically runs from the 31st or 1st of the month, so price increases usually take effect on February 28 or March 1. Consequently, my last bill, covering January 31 thru February 28 charged the 2012 rates.

Today I happened to be on the DirecTV website and noticed a retroactive charge of $1.33. Much to my surprise, DirecTV applied the regional sports fee to my account effective February 9. Now I know under the new price structure I have to pay the fee, but I can't figure out why I have to start paying it 3 weeks earlier than the other 2013 pricing changes.

Before I get bombarded with don't complain, it's only $1.33 etc., I know that. I'd just like to understand the reasoning used to apply this charge before the other new prices are effective on my account.
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#422 OFFLINE   Tubaman-Z

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:18 AM

Yes, the Tivo fee is a different charge then the DIRECTV advanced receiver/DVR charge.


I thought that this was interesting. When I look at "My Account: My Equipment", under "My Services", I see:

TiVo Service $5.00 Currently Activated

But when I look online at my last statement I don't see this fee. I see:

CHOICE Monthly 64.99
Advanced Receiver-HD Monthly 10.00
Advanced Receiver-DVR Monthly 10.00
Additional TV 6.00
Additional TV 6.00

all as expected. At the risk of having a fee identified that I am supposed to be charged but am not, why does the TiVo fee show up in one place but not the other?

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:18 PM

Haha...believe that if you wish.


Harsh was right. DirecTV always seems to follow DISH.

Why do you think they came up with that lame name for an HD DVR (Genie)?

Can you spell H-O-P-P-E-R-? :lol:

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:25 PM

Harsh was right. DirecTV always seems to follow DISH.

Why do you think they came up with that lame name for an HD DVR (Genie)?

Can you spell H-O-P-P-E-R-? :lol:

DirecTV might be slower in system equipment but they are light speeds ahead in sports and HD programing.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:51 PM

i like the name genie and clients better than hopper and joeys...anyway i got it its going up $3 now and another $2 in a year....ouch!!!!!!
cut it out!

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:05 PM

Is it just me or is the drv fee getting too high???

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:59 AM

Is it just me or is the drv fee getting too high???

Its still cheaper than what cable charges.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:22 AM

Especially if you have multiples.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:38 AM

Its still cheaper than what cable charges.


Unless you get a cablecard system with Windows Media Center. Zero DVR fee. Zero "Advance receiver fee". Zero extra receiver fee.

I just moved away from this setup to the more expensive DirecTV system, but I did it because I wanted more HD channels.

#430 OFFLINE   ken100

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:11 PM

did dish raise their dvr fee's?

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:08 AM

did dish raise their dvr fee's?

Up $1 (was $6, now $7) per account for regular DVRs.
Still $10 for the Hopper "advanced DVR".

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 06:52 PM

was already $7 for additonal rooms......
Answer was no.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:20 PM

was already $7 for additonal rooms......
Answer was no.

You are confused and mistaken.
The "additional receiver fee" remained unchanged at $7.
The per account DVR fee went up $1 to $7.
For more information read the price increase thread in the appropriate forum.

If you're trying to say DirecTV increased the per account DVR fee and DISH didn't, you are wrong.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:47 AM

I just saved $1 by moving to Choice Xtra (had Choice Xtra Classic). But, the other increased fees may eat that up.
While on the DirecTV website I tried to see what the breakdown in fees etc would be for my account. I can look at past statements, but I thought at one time you could view your current cost breakdown.
Couldn't find it on the new improved(?) website.
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 12:23 PM

I just saved $1 by moving to Choice Xtra (had Choice Xtra Classic). But, the other increased fees may eat that up.
While on the DirecTV website I tried to see what the breakdown in fees etc would be for my account. I can look at past statements, but I thought at one time you could view your current cost breakdown.
Couldn't find it on the new improved(?) website.


I can only find past statements, but it includes the one from earlier this month.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 12:42 PM

Especially if you have multiples.


You aren't kidding there. I looked at what the additional fees would be with comcast if I had 2 HD_DVRs and 1 HD reciever. Redonkulous, would be even more now that I have a third HD-DVR. :eek2:

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:34 PM

I can only find past statements, but it includes the one from earlier this month.

I guess I'll just have to wait for the next statement to see the details.
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 05:57 PM

You aren't kidding there. I looked at what the additional fees would be with comcast if I had 2 HD_DVRs and 1 HD reciever. Redonkulous, would be even more now that I have a third HD-DVR. :eek2:

Comcast charges up to 26.95 per HD DVR per month. Most pay around $17.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:10 PM

Comcast charges up to 26.95 per HD DVR per month. Most pay around $17.


I have three Tivo's (one 4 tuner, two 2 tuner) and I get a $2.50 credit for customer owned equipment for the first cablecard, and a $2 charge for the additional cablecard. All HD, no HD fee on cablecard boxes here. The key is NOT to have any Comcast supplied boxes.
Costs a bunch up front, but over the course of several years, it becomes much less expensive, as you basically are only paying for the programming (and Tivo service fees if you dont use their lifetime option).

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:47 PM

I have three Tivo's (one 4 tuner, two 2 tuner) and I get a $2.50 credit for customer owned equipment for the first cablecard, and a $2 charge for the additional cablecard. All HD, no HD fee on cablecard boxes here. The key is NOT to have any Comcast supplied boxes.
Costs a bunch up front, but over the course of several years, it becomes much less expensive, as you basically are only paying for the programming (and Tivo service fees if you dont use their lifetime option).

It may appear to pencil out until you remember that you've got almost $1,750 dollars invested for three lifetime DVRs (if you go with the low-end box) or almost $450 plus $38.97 a month for the month-to-month plan.

If you transition to someone who doesn't provide the required transmission format, you're unable to fully utilize (or utilize at all if you have a Premiere 4) the TiVo units.

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