Jump to content


Welcome to DBSTalk


Sign In 

Create Account
Welcome to DBSTalk. Our community covers all aspects of video delivery solutions including: Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS), Cable Television, and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). We also have forums to discuss popular television programs, home theater equipment, and internet streaming service providers. Members of our community include experts who can help you solve technical problems, industry professionals, company representatives, and novices who are here to learn.

Like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community. Sign-up is a free and simple process that requires minimal information. Be a part of our community by signing in or creating an account. The Digital Bit Stream starts here!
  • Reply to existing topics or start a discussion of your own
  • Subscribe to topics and forums and get email updates
  • Send private personal messages (PM) to other forum members
  • Customize your profile page and make new friends
 
Guest Message by DevFuse

Photo

New pricing?


  • Please log in to reply
294 replies to this topic

#1 OFFLINE   studechip

studechip

    Godfather

  • Registered
  • 1,127 posts
Joined: Apr 16, 2012

Posted 21 December 2013 - 11:29 PM

Anyone heard what or if any price increase is coming next year?



...Ads Help To Support This Site...

#2 OFFLINE   Drucifer

Drucifer

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 8,450 posts
  • LocationNY Hudson Valley
Joined: Feb 12, 2009

Posted 22 December 2013 - 12:22 AM

Always and it will be up.


DREW
Do it Right, Do it Once
LR: HR34-7, Bsm: HR24-1, Den HR24-2, MB: HR24-5, Kit: H25-5
PrimeStar '95, DirecTV  '00


#3 OFFLINE   studechip

studechip

    Godfather

  • Topic Starter
  • Registered
  • 1,127 posts
Joined: Apr 16, 2012

Posted 22 December 2013 - 08:12 AM

Always and it will be up.

Of course. I'm just wondering if any Directv insiders here have heard what those increases will be.



#4 OFFLINE   lparsons21

lparsons21

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 3,608 posts
  • LocationHerrin, IL
Joined: Mar 04, 2006

Posted 22 December 2013 - 08:14 AM

The 'other site' has some pricing listed for the new year from D*.  But they also note that it is not confirmed, in fact their contact with D*'s PR people has told them they can't release info yet.

 

That said, unofficially the base subs go up $2-$5/month I think.


Lloyd
Receiver/Provider: Tivo Roamio Plus/Mediacom
HDTV : Mitsi WD-73742 73" 3D DLP
Surround: Denon AVR-2113ci 7.1 Setup

 


#5 OFFLINE   jeffgbailey

jeffgbailey

    Legend

  • Registered
  • 212 posts
Joined: Feb 28, 2008

Posted 22 December 2013 - 01:05 PM

But they also note that it is not confirmed,

 

actually it HAS been confirmed



#6 OFFLINE   inkahauts

inkahauts

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 17,047 posts
Joined: Nov 13, 2006

Posted 22 December 2013 - 01:17 PM

If it's on the other site unfortunately based on experience it's not confirmed even if they claim it is until someone else has the info too. Far to much bad info over there time and again. Although with something like this it's a great guess because that's what I'd expect.
  • DCSholtis and damondlt like this

#7 OFFLINE   studechip

studechip

    Godfather

  • Topic Starter
  • Registered
  • 1,127 posts
Joined: Apr 16, 2012

Posted 22 December 2013 - 03:19 PM

If it's on the other site unfortunately based on experience it's not confirmed even if they claim it is until someone else has the info too. Far to much bad info over there time and again. Although with something like this it's a great guess because that's what I'd expect.

Examples?



#8 OFFLINE   lparsons21

lparsons21

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 3,608 posts
  • LocationHerrin, IL
Joined: Mar 04, 2006

Posted 22 December 2013 - 03:26 PM

Just forget it.  I see posts like that denigrating the 'other site' from both sites.  I ignore them as I've found that not to be the case at all.  Do both sites occasionally get something wrong?  Yep, nothing new at all about that.

 

Basically I come here to keep up with D* a bit better and there for the E* coverage.  Both sites are valuable and provide good service imo.

 

Now a question.

 

I'm with Dish and with the new rate structures proposed, it would be financially in my best interest to switch.  But that only takes into account new/returning customer discounts, and a slight edge in favor of D* after the 1st year at the top level I subscribe to in general.  I've been getting pretty good ongoing discounts from Dish on the premiums and used to get pretty good ones from Direct, even in the first year of contract.  But going back over a few months postings is not showing me how well people are doing these days with Direct with some lesser discounts along the way.


Lloyd
Receiver/Provider: Tivo Roamio Plus/Mediacom
HDTV : Mitsi WD-73742 73" 3D DLP
Surround: Denon AVR-2113ci 7.1 Setup

 


#9 OFFLINE   lparsons21

lparsons21

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 3,608 posts
  • LocationHerrin, IL
Joined: Mar 04, 2006

Posted 22 December 2013 - 03:27 PM

actually it HAS been confirmed

 

No, Direct's have not been confirmed by Direct.  All 3rd party info at this point.  I suspect they will be accurate, but you never know.


Lloyd
Receiver/Provider: Tivo Roamio Plus/Mediacom
HDTV : Mitsi WD-73742 73" 3D DLP
Surround: Denon AVR-2113ci 7.1 Setup

 


#10 OFFLINE   damondlt

damondlt

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 4,870 posts
  • LocationNewfoundland, Pa
Joined: Feb 27, 2006

Posted 22 December 2013 - 03:31 PM

Examples don't need to be given. It's well known that other site is so biased its not even funny. They announce a price increase about their prized possession "Dish" and they throw a party wishing they could pay even more. They suck. Sent from my PantechP8010 using DBSTalk mobile app

#11 OFFLINE   lparsons21

lparsons21

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 3,608 posts
  • LocationHerrin, IL
Joined: Mar 04, 2006

Posted 22 December 2013 - 03:33 PM

Ahhh, the smell of sour grapes in the afternoon!!  :)


Lloyd
Receiver/Provider: Tivo Roamio Plus/Mediacom
HDTV : Mitsi WD-73742 73" 3D DLP
Surround: Denon AVR-2113ci 7.1 Setup

 


#12 OFFLINE   damondlt

damondlt

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 4,870 posts
  • LocationNewfoundland, Pa
Joined: Feb 27, 2006

Posted 22 December 2013 - 03:39 PM

Ahhh, the smell of sour grapes in the afternoon!! :)

That's the smell of Dish Networks new pricing. The 3 Hopper crowd over there must be loving that 2nd hopper price increase in the past year. I bet Dish is now more expensive then Directv.

Sent from my PantechP8010 using DBSTalk mobile app


#13 OFFLINE   lparsons21

lparsons21

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 3,608 posts
  • LocationHerrin, IL
Joined: Mar 04, 2006

Posted 22 December 2013 - 04:01 PM

That's the smell of Dish Networks new pricing. The 3 Hopper crowd over there must be loving that 2nd hopper price increase in the past year. I bet Dish is now more expensive then Directv. Sent from my PantechP8010 using DBSTalk mobile app

 

I can be depending on configuration and sub.  Since it has been so frosty today and my car is covered with ice, I've been playing with the numbers.

 

At the top level programming with 2 Hoppers with E*, or Genie+HRxx, the pricing is in D*'s favor a bit.  And with the 1st year discount I'm seriously considering switching again as it would be in my financial best interest.  And to me, my financial best interest is the only one I have to worry about...  :)


  • felino likes this

Lloyd
Receiver/Provider: Tivo Roamio Plus/Mediacom
HDTV : Mitsi WD-73742 73" 3D DLP
Surround: Denon AVR-2113ci 7.1 Setup

 


#14 OFFLINE   damondlt

damondlt

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 4,870 posts
  • LocationNewfoundland, Pa
Joined: Feb 27, 2006

Posted 22 December 2013 - 04:42 PM

Well my setup with directv is in my Signature.

 

That cost total $160.02 including taxes. For 11 Tuner setup, 9 recordable and All NY RSNs

 

Dish with a 2 hopper 3 Joey setup 6 tuners only recordable.

Top 250 and Cinemax, /Protection plan

$169 and no RSNs at all!

 

$174 if I Add a hopper and drop a Joey , after I pay an Additional $199 upfront.

 

And with only $30 per month rebates for 12 months, its not even worth switching if I wanted to.

At least when Directv gives you $30 in rebates , they also throw in MLB or NFL ST free for a year.


Blue Ridge Communticatons

Digital HD Basic Plus, Cinemax,Showtime/TMC,Starz /Encore
Tivo T6 (Roamio Plus) Master Bedroom,Samsung 5300 40 Inch

Tivo Mini Livingroom Vizio M602i-B3 60 Inch

Tivo Mini Bedroom 2  LG 26LE5300 26 Inch
Tivo Mini Bedroom 3  Element ELEFW328 32 Inch
Cisco HD ,Bedroom office 4  Magnavox 32 inch

Arris Touchstone DG1660

Dream 60 Mbps down 3 Mbps up.

 


#15 OFFLINE   lparsons21

lparsons21

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 3,608 posts
  • LocationHerrin, IL
Joined: Mar 04, 2006

Posted 22 December 2013 - 04:46 PM

In a setup like yours, equipment costs alone would make a switch expensive in upfront costs.

 

As I showed, mine is a 2 TV setup.  I like scripted shows, boxing and golf, so I never notice if RSNs are there or not.


Lloyd
Receiver/Provider: Tivo Roamio Plus/Mediacom
HDTV : Mitsi WD-73742 73" 3D DLP
Surround: Denon AVR-2113ci 7.1 Setup

 


#16 OFFLINE   Dude111

Dude111

    An Awesome Dude

  • Registered
  • 531 posts
Joined: Aug 06, 2010

Posted 22 December 2013 - 05:07 PM

That said, unofficially the base subs go up $2-$5/month I think.


Wonderful..... FOR THE SAME GARBAGE!!

#17 OFFLINE   Cavicchi

Cavicchi

    Legend

  • Registered
  • 466 posts
  • LocationEffort, PA
Joined: Oct 28, 2008

Posted 22 December 2013 - 05:07 PM

Well my setup with directv is in my Signature.

 

That cost total $160.02 including taxes. For 11 Tuner setup, 9 recordable and All NY RSNs

 

Dish with a 2 hopper 3 Joey setup 6 tuners only recordable.

Top 250 and Cinemax, /Protection plan

$169 and no RSNs at all!

 

$174 if I Add a hopper and drop a Joey , after I pay an Additional $199 upfront.

 

And with only $30 per month rebates for 12 months, its not even worth switching if I wanted to.

At least when Directv gives you $30 in rebates , they also throw in MLB or NFL ST free for a year.

Not always, at least not for me.

 

I don't recall DTV throwing in MLB free for a year. I have seen NFL ST free, but not MLB extra innings.



#18 OFFLINE   damondlt

damondlt

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 4,870 posts
  • LocationNewfoundland, Pa
Joined: Feb 27, 2006

Posted 22 December 2013 - 05:12 PM

Pay more attention !!!

 

 

I was offered MLB EI, or NFL ST , I picked NFL.


Blue Ridge Communticatons

Digital HD Basic Plus, Cinemax,Showtime/TMC,Starz /Encore
Tivo T6 (Roamio Plus) Master Bedroom,Samsung 5300 40 Inch

Tivo Mini Livingroom Vizio M602i-B3 60 Inch

Tivo Mini Bedroom 2  LG 26LE5300 26 Inch
Tivo Mini Bedroom 3  Element ELEFW328 32 Inch
Cisco HD ,Bedroom office 4  Magnavox 32 inch

Arris Touchstone DG1660

Dream 60 Mbps down 3 Mbps up.

 


#19 OFFLINE   Cavicchi

Cavicchi

    Legend

  • Registered
  • 466 posts
  • LocationEffort, PA
Joined: Oct 28, 2008

Posted 22 December 2013 - 05:38 PM

Pay more attention !!!

 

 

I was offered MLB EI, or NFL ST , I picked NFL.

I don't know when you received that offer, but when I joined this month, there were no such offers. I looked at offers this past year and only saw NFL ST free, and that was around August.

 

Actually, for me it's not that big a deal, because I'd rather be playing than watching. And, I do play both baseball and football, courtesy of my Play Station console :)



#20 OFFLINE   damondlt

damondlt

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 4,870 posts
  • LocationNewfoundland, Pa
Joined: Feb 27, 2006

Posted 22 December 2013 - 05:57 PM

I don't know when you received that offer, but when I joined this month, there were no such offers. I looked at offers this past year and only saw NFL ST free, and that was around August.
 
Actually, for me it's not that big a deal, because I'd rather be playing than watching. And, I do play both baseball and football, courtesy of my Play Station console :)

There are many offers, If you want a MLB or NFL ST offer you would need to have signed up during these promos. Like now, you are not going to get MLB offer for 1 its not Baseball Season and 2 they don't even have the 2014 season listed yet.

NFL ST was offered all summer, I believe up until November.

I did 2 refer a friends one in June and one in October, Both Got Free ST.

Blue Ridge Communticatons

Digital HD Basic Plus, Cinemax,Showtime/TMC,Starz /Encore
Tivo T6 (Roamio Plus) Master Bedroom,Samsung 5300 40 Inch

Tivo Mini Livingroom Vizio M602i-B3 60 Inch

Tivo Mini Bedroom 2  LG 26LE5300 26 Inch
Tivo Mini Bedroom 3  Element ELEFW328 32 Inch
Cisco HD ,Bedroom office 4  Magnavox 32 inch

Arris Touchstone DG1660

Dream 60 Mbps down 3 Mbps up.

 


#21 OFFLINE   acostapimps

acostapimps

    Hall Of Famer

  • Registered
  • 1,866 posts
  • LocationIllinois
Joined: Nov 05, 2011

Posted 22 December 2013 - 08:29 PM

This seems like my package is bigger than yours talk, channel package that is :)

Directv Genie DVR HR44-700
Directv HD DVR HR24-500
Directv HD Receiver H24-200
Directv Wireless Mini Client C41W-100 (Deactivated)
Directv Standard SD Receiver D12-700 

SWM 16  SWM 8-Way Splitter  SWM 2-Way Splitter  Slimline 5LNB  

Directv Subscriber From 2009-?


#22 OFFLINE   Cavicchi

Cavicchi

    Legend

  • Registered
  • 466 posts
  • LocationEffort, PA
Joined: Oct 28, 2008

Posted 22 December 2013 - 11:45 PM

There are many offers, If you want a MLB or NFL ST offer you would need to have signed up during these promos. Like now, you are not going to get MLB offer for 1 its not Baseball Season and 2 they don't even have the 2014 season listed yet.

NFL ST was offered all summer, I believe up until November.

I did 2 refer a friends one in June and one in October, Both Got Free ST.

Yes, as I said, I have seen NFL ST free, just haven't seen MLB Extra Innings free. When did you get it free?



#23 OFFLINE   PCampbell

PCampbell

    Icon

  • Registered
  • 1,468 posts
Joined: Nov 18, 2006

Posted 23 December 2013 - 06:35 AM

I am betting its going down this year. :rotfl:


DirecTV since 1996

Slimline 5 SWM 16
HR24-100
HR24-500
HR24-500

HR44-500
ATT uverse internet


#24 OFFLINE   damondlt

damondlt

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 4,870 posts
  • LocationNewfoundland, Pa
Joined: Feb 27, 2006

Posted 23 December 2013 - 09:57 AM

Yes, as I said, I have seen NFL ST free, just haven't seen MLB Extra Innings free. When did you get it free?

I didn't take it, csr offered me one or the other.

Sent from my PantechP8010 using DBSTalk mobile app



#25 OFFLINE   Cavicchi

Cavicchi

    Legend

  • Registered
  • 466 posts
  • LocationEffort, PA
Joined: Oct 28, 2008

Posted 23 December 2013 - 11:44 AM

I didn't take it, csr offered me one or the other. Sent from my PantechP8010 using DBSTalk mobile app

Aha! Well, I was also once offered free MLB Extra Innings by the DTV agent, but when I called back, hadn't received a confirmation email, I was told that agent was mistaken--there was no free offer for MLB Extra Innings. Until you get a confirmation email with whatever they say stated in print, I don't believe it.






Protected By... spam firewall...And...