2009 Sunday Ticket available to order

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by bonscott87, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. Jan 1, 2009 #1 of 90

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

    Jan 21, 2003
    Looks like you can now sign up for the "easy pay" plan for Sunday Ticket for 2009 (it was available Jan 1st last year as well).

    Looks like it's a 10 month plan this year at $27.99 each thus making the cost of ST for 2009 essentially $279 which is $20 more then last year (typical increase for ST). Got until end of Feb to sign up.

    Now if I remember correctly from last year the autorenew price is $10 less then this so my guess on 09 prices is the following:

    Autorenew - $269
    10 easypay - $279 (we know this for sure)
    Early Bird - $279 or $289
    And I'll bet full price is $299.

    Also appears that Superfan will probably still be an extra charge. Hopefully they come to their senses and reduce it from $99. I think whatever they charge for MLB Superfan will go a long way to estimating ST Superfan.

    Personally I'll take a month off and sign up in February. The monthly makes it much easier for me to budget then getting socked with 5 huge bills a year.
  2. Jan 1, 2009 #2 of 90

    Pepster Legend

    Oct 29, 2008
    Thanks for the heads up, but I'll still pass. It's still overpriced. Nearly $400 for 4 months of football won't cut it for me.
  3. Jan 1, 2009 #3 of 90

    Hdhead Hall Of Fame

    Jul 30, 2007
    I'm out if Superfan is not included.
  4. Jan 1, 2009 #4 of 90

    nitty316 Legend

    Aug 27, 2008
    I tried signing up, but it won't let me yet because I still have this year's package on there. I wish they would do this for the NBA and MLB as well. Not to mention College Football and College Basketball. Between all those, and 6 Nebraska PPV's (screw you FSN!) I paid about $1150 in 2008 for Sports. Splitting these costs helps me out greatly.
  5. Jan 1, 2009 #5 of 90

    jime23 Cool Member

    Oct 4, 2008
    Same here..
  6. Jan 1, 2009 #6 of 90

    dcowboy7 Hall Of Fame

    May 22, 2008
    Pequannock, NJ
    but most of us got superfan for free.
  7. Jan 1, 2009 #7 of 90

    sdicomp Godfather

    Sep 12, 2006
  8. Jan 1, 2009 #8 of 90

    tsduke Godfather

    Mar 20, 2007
    Ok, I'll bite. How did you get it for free?
  9. Jan 1, 2009 #9 of 90

    tcusta00 Active Member

    Dec 31, 2007
    Call and ask for it. ;)
  10. tsduke

    tsduke Godfather

    Mar 20, 2007
    Does Superfan auto renew like ST? This was my first year with ST.
  11. DCSholtis

    DCSholtis Up The Irons!

    Aug 7, 2002
    Thanks for the heads up. I love that easy pay plan for ST.
  12. colebert

    colebert Legend

    Aug 19, 2007
    I'm not opposed to this, but I feel like if I sign up now I lose any leverage to get SF free. Unless you just have to go this route to afford ST, I would wait until the Summer and call in to stop your renewal. When they ask why, tell them you want superfan but don't want to pay for it.
  13. Steve615

    Steve615 Hall Of Fame

    Feb 5, 2006
    Middle TN area
    Thanks much for the heads up on this Scott. :)
    While I am replying to this thread,here is the link for the ST page on DirecTV's site.

  14. chevyguy559

    chevyguy559 Fresno State Bulldog!

    Sep 19, 2008
    Fresno, CA
    That's the way I'm gonna play it....I'm not a true "displaced fan" per se.....I get every 49er game where I live (no blackouts either) so I get all my teams games.....however I'm a big fantasy football player and I LOVE the RedZone channel, but I'm not going to pay close to $400 just to have that channel.....only way I'm subscribing to NFL ST next year is if I get SuperFan for free :D
  15. jhollan2

    jhollan2 Godfather

    Aug 31, 2006
    I will probably call and add it when I add HBO back on mid month (big love is coming back). Maybe they'll throw in a couple months. ;)

    I'm in the same boat with SF - I've never paid for it and never will. Its a deal breaker for me. Since all I want to do is watch Jets games the cost of ST and a slingbox is no longer balancing and I will not pay extra for HD. I'm not that worried about losing the leverage, we can cancel and take the credit anytime before the season starts... if I cancel I wont have a bill for a month...
  16. VaJim

    VaJim Godfather

    Jul 26, 2006
    We went through this last season. It did work but you would think that DTV would put the HD into the ST and then if you want all the other parts of the Super Fan then pay the extra bucks.:(
  17. tonypitt

    tonypitt Legend

    Jul 19, 2007
    I've been following this thread with great interest. This is my first season with Sunday Ticket and SuperFan, and I only have it now because DirecTV gave me a great deal on it. I'm contemplating keeping it next season, but like many here the overall cost with SuperFan seems very high. (I especially like the SuperFan shortcuts that allow me to watch an entire game in 30 minutes.)

    My question: can anyone explain from a DirecTV business perspective why charging extra for SuperFan makes sense? Is it strictly a "because we can" decision, or is the charge necessary to cover additional content delivery costs?

    From an outsider's perspective, I would doubt that the contract with the NFL, etc. differentiates cost on signal type. Are the networks passing the cost of broadcasting in HD on to DirecTV?

    I'm wondering since if it's a "because we can" situation, then "pressure" from subscribers might cause them to reevaluate this, whereas if it's an actual cost basis, there might be less flexibility.
  18. DCSholtis

    DCSholtis Up The Irons!

    Aug 7, 2002
    It's not that I have to go this route to afford ST it's just less hassle having the payments spread out. Losing any leverage to get SF free is a non factor for me as I've never attempted to get SF free. I pay it every year. Makes no sense to me to even try for free SF because you may need to try and ask D* for something else on down the line so I'll save my potential freebee for something worth while.
  19. lmurphy

    lmurphy Legend

    Jul 25, 2004
    I called to check on some other programing & Misc. I was told by the Lady in retention that the 10 month deal included SF. I asked 3 times because I couldn't believe that they would bundle it together. Take it for what it's worth.
  20. Jeremy W

    Jeremy W Hall Of Fame

    Jun 19, 2006
    Is there any particular reason you called retention, or did you just think that you were too important to talk to a regular CSR?

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