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2013 DIRECTV Price Increases


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#61 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:21 PM

There are many monsters here, but since I pay DirecTv, my frustration is directed at them.

I had no intention of making this a bash against DirecTv, and I am well aware of other costs in play,but perhaps the big, bad corporation can do with a little less, especially after I read things like:

"Net income attributable to DIRECTV increased 19% to $2.61 billion in 2011"

http://investor.dire...eleaseID=649162

But then someone would have to look in the mirror and ask a very difficult question, "Who is more important to me - my customers or my shareholders?


Same can be said for ESPN, local broadcast companies etc etc. Some other providers are increasing prices more than DirecTV. They have to try to please both stockholders and customers, and handle these increases. If they didn't increase this year, or increased by a lower amount, it would eventually catch up.

Only thing you can do is vote by staying or leaving, but the grass isn't always greener.

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#62 OFFLINE   acostapimps

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:24 PM

I have Mas ultra package which is currently 62.99 and it shows 64.99 for new price, is the package I have going to be discontinued or is it the same package but 2 dollar increase including DVR fee?

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#63 OFFLINE   HinterXGames

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:26 PM

Hmmm i have CHOICE XTRA™ + HD DVR. Whats my fee increase?


If you have the current choice Extra and DVR service as a seperate charge, then your total would be 4$ (2$ for choice extra and 2$ for DVR service)

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:28 PM

I have Mas ultra package which is currently 62.99 and it shows 64.99 for new price, is the package I have going to be discontinued or is it the same package but 2 dollar increase including DVR fee?


If you have Mas Ultra and DVR at the 8$ charge, then you will see a 4$ difference (2$ on your base and 2$ on the DVR charge)

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:33 PM

As a Premier sub with an HD DVR, MRV and 2 HD receivers my bill will go up about $10 per month?

If my in-laws (they are in their 70's and very cheap) knew that we paid around $150 per month for TV they would freak out. Another $80 for internet? That would kill them. haha


I'm in the same boat. New price for me will be right at $150 per month minus any discounts I can talk them into. Depending on discounts, I may cut back from Premier.

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#66 ONLINE   TheRatPatrol

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:35 PM

Is there a chart somewhere that lists the old prices vs. the new prices?

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:46 PM

But then the content providers will simply claim that its not about greed or trying to gouge the Moss to be their cash cows. But that their production costs keep rising on their end.

The "greed" is everywhere putting the whole system in serious jeopardy.


When channel providers demand 20%, 30%, 60%, and even higher percentage price increases...while only 8% is passed on to the consumer via DirecTV...the greed location is extremely clear.

This escalating (the content provider increases) has been going on for several years, and at some point (perhaps soon)...will cause a significant number of consumers to seriously re-think their pay-TV choices and service selections.

It impacts every provider (DirecTV, Dish, cable, and even the Web-based streaming services).
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#68 OFFLINE   spartanstew

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:55 PM

Looks like I'll be paying $3 more per month.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:59 PM

So, now my Choice XTRA Classic will finally cost ($1.00) more than the current XTRA package.
Could someone here please remind me what I get in Classic that is no longer in the current XTRA? If I don't want it, I just might want to save a buck going forward.

OK did some digging, and it looks like I now get but would lose Boomerang, Chiller, Sprout, and Style. Did I miss anything?
I'd most miss Boomerang and might be willing to foot the bill just for that.

...I guess it's finally time to watch a few movies and retire our old HR20-700.

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I think you missed NHL NET and CBS sports.
I want CLTV / CLTV HD on direct tv.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:01 PM

What about the old HD fee and the old MRV fee? gone?

HD and MRV fee rolled into DRV for older customers?
I want CLTV / CLTV HD on direct tv.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:11 PM

I think you missed NHL NET and CBS sports.

I don't think so. CBS Sports is in the current Choice XTRA list on the web site. NHL NET is not in my "printable current package" from My Account on the web site. Perhaps I do get that one and the list is wrong.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:16 PM

What about the old HD fee and the old MRV fee? gone?

HD and MRV fee rolled into DRV for older customers?


Don't think so. Customer who currently pay the services seperately will continue to do so, and see an difference of 2$.
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Customer currently instead getting the 20$ Advanced Reciever charge (which covers all 3 services) will be seeing a 3$ increase, but in totality, both will = 23$.
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It will be either HD Monthly 10$, DVR 10$ and Whole Home 3$ = 23$ or Advanced Reciever 23$. Hope that helps..

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:18 PM

I understand and I'm good with it.

Seriously, thanks for the heads up. It's preferable to just having the bill show up in a new structure.

Just not entirely sure why the corporation didn't already let me know. But I understand that the bottom line effect is nil and I am not unhappy or surprised. And if in the end streamlining the system gains an efficiency then I'm all for it. Costs lost to inefficiency just get passed on to us.

Thank you, sir.


I believe when it happens you will see something on the bill itself in the right margin that explains the changes.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:23 PM

I'm in same boat. If D* were really looking to consolidate SKU's, they could eat the extra $1 and sync the channels between XTRA and Choice XTRA classic, and eliminate the old package. Revolutionary, I know :rolleyes:


Well, actually, no because there are different numbers of subscribers on each of those packages and different programming deals tie into the number of subscribers per channel. So actually, you couldn't do that without raising costs and your prices even more. The reason why some channels are in Choice Xtra Classic and not Choice Xtra is partly due to cost. They were left in for grandfathered customers but new customers coming forward have to go to a higher tier to get those missing channels, often because they cost a lot more.

To do what you suggest, would mean higher rates.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:25 PM

Still the best tv service available to me. I have fallen in love with downloads of premium series like Homeland and Game of Thrones. I have been with you since mid 90's.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:32 PM

Is there a chart somewhere that lists the old prices vs. the new prices?


Current Packages
Family $29.99....remains $29.99
Entertainment $54.99....remains $54.99
Choice $63.99....moving to $64.99
Choice XTRA $68.99...moving to $70.99 (renamed XTRA)
Choice Ultimate $74.99...moving to $77.99 (renamed Ultimate)
Premier $119.99....moving to $124.99

Grandfathered Packages
Total Choice $64.49...moving to $66.49
Choice Xtra Classic $68.99...moving to $71.99
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:39 PM

I wonder how many people read the fine print about any current packages that are being "replaced"...

These packages are no longer available for sale. Customers who currently subscribe to these packages may maintain them as long as their accounts are in “good standing,” as determined by DIRECTV in its sole discretion.


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Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:42 PM

I paid for lifetime dvr service and now pay only for whdvr and advanced receiver--hd. How much will I be charged under the new pricing for these services?
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#79 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:45 PM

HD and MRV price not going up.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:10 PM

I am subscribed to hbo and showtime at $27 and plan on getting rid of HBO. What do each of the premium channels cost if you only plan on getting just one of them,




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