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Choice xtra classic vs Ultimate


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#1 OFFLINE   mark1281

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 08:17 AM

Considering switching from choice xtra classic to ultimate and wonder if anyone knows if there are any channels I would lose?

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#2 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 08:23 AM

Not going that direction that I can think of. There are some channels that Xtra classic has that were dropped from Xtra and moved to ultimate. Keep in mind, once you move off it, you can't go back to classic.

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 08:33 AM

Considering switching from choice xtra classic to ultimate and wonder if anyone knows if there are any channels I would lose?


If you call them, they can tell you which channels you would no longer get.

I did this, this week. I found out that the channels listed on the website for comparison are not up to date.
I was considering going from the Choice Extra Classic to the XTRA package.
Chiller was a channel I would lose and my son was asleep so I could not find out if he watched it or not. When he woke up he told me that it was an SD channel and we do not watch SD channels.
The others that I would lose were worthless to us.

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 08:38 AM

But that's a downgrade. I can't think of a case where upgrading causes a channel to drop.

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 08:48 AM

But that's a downgrade. I can't think of a case where upgrading causes a channel to drop.


It's not common, but it does happen. For example Choice has Cartoon Network East HD, but XTRA doesn't. I think there's a couple of Sonic Tap Channels that this occurs with as well.

To the OP's question, I don't have Choice XTRA Classic so I can't see that lineup, but if you go to your Directv account and select Change package, you'll be able to compare the channels you currently get with all the other packages.

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

 
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Posted 09 March 2013 - 08:53 AM

That isn't always reliable. I did that once, and it told me my package at the time didnt have a lot of channels I did get, including Audience.

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 10:08 AM

It's not common, but it does happen. For example Choice has Cartoon Network East HD, but XTRA doesn't. I think there's a couple of Sonic Tap Channels that this occurs with as well.

To the OP's question, I don't have Choice XTRA Classic so I can't see that lineup, but if you go to your Directv account and select Change package, you'll be able to compare the channels you currently get with all the other packages.


Extra does have Cartoon Network East HD.

You will not lose any channels moving up to Ultimate.
If you drop down to Extra from Ultimate youll lose
NHL, Style, Chiller, Cloo, Sprout, Boomerang

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 11:14 AM

Not going that direction that I can think of. There are some channels that Xtra classic has that were dropped from Xtra and moved to ultimate. Keep in mind, once you move off it, you can't go back to classic.


You actually have 30 days from changing to go back to a grandfathered package. :)

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 09:44 AM

Other than encore channels, I don't know what else will be gained when upgrading to ultimate, besides getting those channels mentioned.

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 09:53 AM

Moving up to Ultimate from Extra you will gain Encore channels, The Movie Channel East and West, Sundance, Boomerang, Sprout, Style, Cloo, Chiller, and NHL Network.

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 07:42 PM

Moving up to Ultimate from Extra you will gain Encore channels, The Movie Channel East and West, Sundance, Boomerang, Sprout, Style, Cloo, Chiller, and NHL Network.

Although the OP is moving from Choice Xtra Classic, so he already has some of those channels.
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