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#21 OFFLINE   albertldee

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 06:54 AM

ok cool kaminar you answer all my question i guest i have to just take off one day from work and also order the additional receiver before they do the installation so i dont have to pay another installation fee

 

thanks everyone this was very helpfull



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#22 OFFLINE   ThomasM

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 04:43 PM

YOu need to understand the difference between them giving you I believe up to 4 rooms(STB's) on your new customer install for free, thats the upfront cost they are eating to get you as a new customer and why they require a 2-year agreement.  But each additional dvr or receiver you have beyond the 1st costs $6/month.  So for someone with 3 STB's you pay an additional $12/month on top of what your programming package costs.  If you want HD service, thats $10, if you want DVR, thats another $10, if you want whole-home that another $3...or you pay the advanced receiver fee that bundles all those together.  There has always and at least  in the newar future will always be a fee associated with each box beyond the 1st.

 

If you are a NEW customer and you want an HD DVR you will pay $25 a month for it.  It's cleverly called the "advanced receiver fee".  Hidden in it is $10 for HD, $10 DVR fee, and $5 "whole home" fee.  In addition, most of the advertised offers require you to take TWO boxes (so they can justify gouging you the $5 "whole home" fee) in order to get the programming discount.


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#23 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 06:10 PM

If you are a NEW customer and you want an HD DVR you will pay $25 a month for it. It's cleverly called the "advanced receiver fee". Hidden in it is $10 for HD, $10 DVR fee, and $5 "whole home" fee. In addition, most of the advertised offers require you to take TWO boxes (so they can justify gouging you the $5 "whole home" fee) in order to get the programming discount.


Incorrect. It's $3 whole home and $2 round up to a nice number fee :)

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 07:08 PM

Incorrect. It's $3 whole home and $2 round up to a nice number fee :)

Yea $20 was a nice round number. That's where it should have remained!

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#25 OFFLINE   paul.famular

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 09:24 PM

Hi Guys,

 

Thanks for the insight, especially those with working understanding of DTV's P&L.

 

My question is why DTV won't let you subscribe to receive their service via the internet only?

 

For example, I want to watch the NFL (13/14 season).  I'd pay an immediate lump sum (no payments) to receive only the NFL ticket for that period of time.

 

However, if I subscribe to their 2 year deal, get the dish & DVR, put them in a closet, I can get DTV on my laptop, desktop, android, etc.

 

Don't they offer an off-the-menu option that spares us both having to deal with a dish, and just allows me to get their programming over the internet?

 

Please only respond if you understand DTV's cost structure, and why they don't make this option available.

 

Thanks!



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 11:04 AM

Hi Guys,

 

Thanks for the insight, especially those with working understanding of DTV's P&L.

 

My question is why DTV won't let you subscribe to receive their service via the internet only?

 

For example, I want to watch the NFL (13/14 season).  I'd pay an immediate lump sum (no payments) to receive only the NFL ticket for that period of time.

 

However, if I subscribe to their 2 year deal, get the dish & DVR, put them in a closet, I can get DTV on my laptop, desktop, android, etc.

 

Don't they offer an off-the-menu option that spares us both having to deal with a dish, and just allows me to get their programming over the internet?

 

Please only respond if you understand DTV's cost structure, and why they don't make this option available.

 

Thanks!

 

The NFL Sunday Ticket is available as an online only option..typically for customers who cannot get DirecTV (NLOS, NLLP or for whatever reason)..for more info, click the link below:

 

http://directv.com/sundayticketspecial

 

There is currently no option for "online-only" service. Perhaps it's a future option, since many people have "high-enough-speed" internet connections. IMHO, we're nearing the peak and a big wave of subscribers will soon be disappearing across the industry--unless something is done to reinvent the business model and a lower ARPU is acceptable. Anyway, multiple HD streams require VERY high speed and reliable bandwidth. I don't doubt that idea was thought up long ago. Bundling with national (and now regional) providers helps, but it's a band-aid. Perhaps if D buys E and their spectrum, some kind of deal with a mobile telco (Sprint/Softbank/T-Mobile/MetroPCS?)can be reached. Who knows? Currently, few people understand what their bandwidth is, much less what bandwidth means..it's just "online" or "internet"..much like people with cars. Few understand them beyond Go pedal, Stop pedal, gas hole and radio.. Imagine all the retraining that will require, just for sales and customer service. Discussing D*'s cost structure, P&L, quarterly and annual reports has nothing to do with it. I'm not the CEO, so if you can't fathom why they don't offer online-only subscriptions, he's the one to speak with.

 

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#27 OFFLINE   Laxguy

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 12:35 PM

"Few understand them beyond Go pedal, Stop pedal, gas hole and radio."

 

I must be advanced, then, as I know one's a throttle advancer (or gas pedal, to be simpler), one's a brake, one's the filler tube, and the last one is a multimedia center..... :)

 

And you're right about bandwidth.... that's the real bottleneck in many parts of the US. 


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