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could NOT GET HD extra pack..


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#26 OFFLINE   scott0702

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 08:17 AM

Like some other posts I cannot add it without purchasing an HD receiver. All my receivers are HD.

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#27 OFFLINE   MysteryMan

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 08:22 AM

Ditto. They should put all those channels in like the Choice and higher. I agree they should put Palladia with MTV, VH1 and so forth. If i see a customer who had hd extra free and wants it back a part of me thinks they should pay for it as it isn't fair to the customers who do but I give it to them usually as it is silly they charge extra for these channels in the first place.

At a minimum HD Extra Pack should be part of the Premier package.


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Posted 22 May 2013 - 10:54 AM

Like some other posts I cannot add it without purchasing an HD receiver. All my receivers are HD.

Yep, I have the same issue....oh well, its not a huge deal for me



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#29 OFFLINE   Volatility

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 02:22 PM

At a minimum HD Extra Pack should be part of the Premier package.

For all of them, I think the Premier package is a bit overboard.

HallMark Movie Channel, Sony Movie Channel, Universal HD, MGMHD, HDNET, and Shorts could be  

in the Ultimate Package.

Smithsonian Channel could be in the Xtra pacakge where H2 is found.

A&E owned C&I Channel and MTV owned Palladia in the Xtra package aswell.

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Edited by Volatility, 22 May 2013 - 02:22 PM.


#30 OFFLINE   bjlc

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 08:21 AM

since I was off work today.. I decided to go to the D* page.. sure enough.. there it was.. hd for free for 3 months.. click click.. bye now.. happy trails..



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Posted 23 May 2013 - 10:32 AM

For a group of channels that so many claim "there is nothing ever worth watching so I wont pay for them", some sure spend enough time complaining when they cant scam their way into getting it for free.....its pretty shameful.


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 10:42 AM

For a group of channels that so many claim "there is nothing ever worth watching so I wont pay for them", some sure spend enough time complaining when they cant scam their way into getting it for free.....its pretty shameful.

I see you noticed that too.


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 11:32 AM

For a group of channels that so many claim "there is nothing ever worth watching so I wont pay for them", some sure spend enough time complaining when they cant scam their way into getting it for free.....its pretty shameful.

Personally, I've found it easier to pay $4.99 a month for these channels (which I rarely watch) then to dick around cancelling and re-adding every three months (and I'd still rarely watch them.)  My laziness has a price, which must be $4.99 a month.



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Posted 23 May 2013 - 01:01 PM

That's $4.99 PLUS TAX.

Each year $59.88 PLUS TAX.

You keep it for 10 years it will be $598.80 PLUS TAX.

Free is always the best deal!



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Posted 23 May 2013 - 01:04 PM

Personally, I've found it easier to pay $4.99 a month for these channels (which I rarely watch) then to dick around cancelling and re-adding every three months (and I'd still rarely watch them.)  My laziness has a price, which must be $4.99 a month.

same here, i wish they stop people from do it, and maybe they could add more channels to it in the future



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Posted 23 May 2013 - 03:04 PM

That's $4.99 PLUS TAX.

Each year $59.88 PLUS TAX.

You keep it for 10 years it will be $598.80 PLUS TAX.

Free is always the best deal!

Why not just extend your ridiculous analogy out  to 100 years?  You'll save over $6,000!  Or maybe $100,000.  My math skills stink.


Edited by TJNash, 23 May 2013 - 03:05 PM.


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 03:41 PM

Why not just extend your ridiculous analogy out  to 100 years?  You'll save over $6,000!  Or maybe $100,000.  My math skills stink.

Just making a point.

100 years would be $5988.00 PLUS TAX.($479.04 @8%)=$6467.04

I think its worth it.

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 03:58 PM

You can't take it 100 years, you have to account for inflation. What if in 10 years its $10.99?

I think $4.99 is too much for one channel (Palladia). They can keep the others for all I care, but I'll work it just for Palladia.

Really though if you get MTV and VH1, Palladia should come with those.

AXS and Velocity are "HD Only" distribution, but you don't see those in the pack. It needs more to be of value. Now maybe throw Epix in there and that price finally is worth it.

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 07:32 PM

Perhaps one can suggest the following:

 

1. Get rid of the HD Extra package and fold it with the basic which currently costs $77.99. Throw in new additions of FEARnet, EPiX, EPiX 2, and EPiX 3 in HD and EPiX Drive-In (which does not yet have a linear HD).

 

* OR *

 

2. Keep the $5.99 package but move out of there Hallmark Movie Channel HD, Universal HD, Crime & Investigation HD, Smithsonian HD, and Palladia HD and assign them to both the $71.99 legacy and $77.99 basic packages. With a revision of the current HD Extra Pack, add to it FEARnet, EPiX, EPiX 2, and EPiX 3 in HD. (Though it is not HD, also add EPiX Drive-In.) With HD Net Movies, MGM HD, Sony Movie Channel HD, and Shorts HD still part of the package, DirecTV could adjust the HD Extra pricing, as the basics likely will also increase, in the first quarter of 2014.



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Posted 23 May 2013 - 07:49 PM

FEARnet is not on dtv



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Posted 23 May 2013 - 09:30 PM

FEARnet is not on dtv

 

 

I'm aware.

 

Thanks.

 

Throw in new additions of FEARnet, EPiX, EPiX 2, and EPiX 3 in HD and EPiX Drive-In (which does not yet have a linear HD).



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 10:36 AM

I like the HD Extra pack for one thing only... Palladia HD. Viacom owns that so wish it was with MTV, VH1.


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 10:42 AM

Paledia HD is free even if you don't subscribe to Dish's Blockbusters channels.


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 07:15 AM

I just tried this and it does say it's free for 3 months...but then something pops up and says "HD Access requried at $10/month" I already have HD...?



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 10:28 AM

I just tried this and it does say it's free for 3 months...but then something pops up and says "HD Access requried at $10/month" I already have HD...?

 

In the past I had issues like that when I was getting the HD for free.  Are you getting it free or paying for it?


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 12:18 PM

I signed my parents up for the HD pack the other day and saw the $10 message. Afterwards we checked their bill and it just showed the HD pack for free for 3 months and nothing else. 



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Posted 30 May 2013 - 03:49 AM

Yep, I have the same issue....oh well, its not a huge deal for me


Had same problem over several days using different computers. Called and great CSR manually added it again for another three month trial - she also gave me Showtime for a buck a month for six months since we get HBO so I'm glad I called. Like other posters I agree this should be absorbed into othe packages and not separate. There just isn't enough to justify paying for separately.




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