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2010 NFL ST pricing

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by tsduke, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. Jan 7, 2010 #81 of 1556

    bjlc Icon

    Aug 20, 2004
    I had ST the year before this season.. and when it came to making payments, our money was tight..

    and I called D*.. and played CSR roulette.. I never got a discount offered to me.. not once. in many calls..

    and I stayed "cancelled.".. so later in the year, I heard here that various customers were offered four games for free.. and I called about that.. and again.. did not get any thing.. A BIG ZERO. nothing.

    others here got offers and discounts and D* didn't help me one bit.. I am not jealous of others.. you get a discount.. GOOD DEAL.. and I mean that..

    but when my money isn't good enough.. well. fool me once shame on you.. fool me twice shame on me...

    I am not looking at ST again..at all. nothing..

    and I am not happy that I still can't get two Major league teams in my area as well.
  2. Jan 7, 2010 #82 of 1556

    Davenlr Geek til I die

    Sep 16, 2006
    My boss just switched to U-Verse, who has the NFL RZC, no additional cost. Included with the package she got.
    My ETF + U-verse bill would be less than Subbing to ST+SF to get the DirecTv RZC...That's sad.

    As soon as its offered here (next quarter) , Im subbing to U-Verse for that one channel this fall, if DirecTv doesnt offer it. Then I can downgrade to the family pak + MLBEI with DirecTv and basically get what I want for a lot less per month, as Ill be able to drop the movie channels, and HD locals from DirecTV as Uverse will have those included. Then I can suspend my account on DirecTv after MLBEI is over, until it starts up again.

    Or - Directv can do the right thing, add the NFL RZC, collect more money from me, and not lose money from me.
  3. Jan 8, 2010 #83 of 1556

    joshjr Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    NE Oklahoma
    The fuss over this red zone channel is just stupid. Does not one want to watch the games anymore? I mean seriously, who wants to watch highlights all day and not a game? Guess there are people out there but I will never be one of them. Hope it works out for you all. ST takes care of my needs.
  4. Jan 8, 2010 #84 of 1556

    chevyguy559 Fresno State Bulldog!

    Sep 19, 2008
    Fresno, CA
    Dude, half the games are commercials!!!! Not to mention with 5 fantasy teams, I don't have the time to follow all my players, so I watch, commercial free, a program that allows me to watch every score of every game that is playing at the time....you may not see it as a good thing, but trust me, there are PLENTY of people who don't share your view :rolleyes:
  5. Jan 8, 2010 #85 of 1556

    Davenlr Geek til I die

    Sep 16, 2006
    Well, since YOU have the programming YOU want, thats great. Now, you can call those of us that dont have the programming WE want stupid all you want. Wont do any good. I dont have an NFL team in my state, and follow several teams. Since I cant afford 5 or 6 flat screens in my living room, I find it satisfactory to be able to keep up with ALL of my teams on one channel. It is quite convenient for me.
  6. Jan 8, 2010 #86 of 1556

    hbkbiggestfan Godfather

    May 24, 2007
    I agree. The red zone channel does not do it for me. That would not be an alternative to the rediculously high price of ST. I want to see my team every week. That's why I signed up for ST to begin with. I don't see myself paying for ST this year however. So I guess I will be making a sports bar my home away from home next fall.

    It amazes me how people say they just want RZC. We do indeed live in an A.D.D. America today :nono2:
  7. Jan 8, 2010 #87 of 1556

    Justin23 Hall Of Fame

    Jan 10, 2008
    You do understand that D* is a business, right? Just as your money was "tight"....there are times that theirs could be as well. If they gave a discount to everyone that asked for it, they would go out of business.
  8. Jan 8, 2010 #88 of 1556

    paco1986 Icon

    Mar 26, 2007
    Or maybe not being charged extra for games in HD?!
  9. Jan 8, 2010 #89 of 1556

    joshjr Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    NE Oklahoma
    First off I never called anyone stupid. I am calling the Red Zone Channel stupid. 2nd of of all there is only one pro sports team in Oklahoma and not NFL so I consider myself in the same boat. I also cant afford 5-6 flat screens but then again I dont want to either.
  10. Jan 8, 2010 #90 of 1556

    Moosestache AllStar

    Dec 7, 2009
    It seems pretty straight forward to me.

    I watch every Patriots game. They are the only team I care about. Now I enjoy watching football, even when the Pats aren't playing, but I will watch what ever game is on after the Pats game is over, granted which will be on in HD, which may completely suck, or may contain a team which I hate, say the Jets.

    That leaves me with two other options, one is to spend $317 and get the choice of watching every single other game out there and flip from channel to channel trying to find a good game at an exciting moment, or watch The Red Zone, and have it quickly switch from exciting point to exciting point. Now most carriers offer me Red Zone for $5 a month along with some other sports channels, Directv offers me that option for $417, along with some other neat NFL stuff.

    So that leaves me with spending nothing and watching one game,in HD, spending $317 and being able to see them all, although only one of them will be in HD, or spending $417, with directv, and getting to watch them all, in HD, and also watching the redzone, or going with Dish and paying $5 a month for the redzone, which is all I really want anyways.

    If I lived in Florida and was a Patriots fan I would spring for ST in a second, so I completely understand why the redzone wouldn't make a difference for some people. But I bet it would be a deal breaker for some of us, like me.
  11. Jan 8, 2010 #91 of 1556

    zimm7778 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 11, 2007
    So, because people would rather watch all the big plays on one channel rather than flip around to the individual games when they have no vested interest in any one team (on a DVR that is usually slow to make that transition no less) makes them ADD? So because I watch all the Jaguars games every week, and watch the Red Zone Channel when the Jags aren't on makes me ADD? How mature.
  12. Jan 8, 2010 #92 of 1556

    paulman182 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 4, 2006
    I guess fans of fantasy football like the Red Zone Channel. Fans of real football, not so much.

    I'm hoping our possible good news is that Superfan is included in the ST price...
  13. Jan 8, 2010 #93 of 1556

    housemr Legend

    Jun 3, 2009
    if you take away gambling and fantasy the nfl will lose 40 percent of its viewers.
  14. Jan 8, 2010 #94 of 1556

    Boston_bill Icon

    Jul 23, 2009
    I posted last week that I was grateful for Sunday Ticket but I didn't expect over $300, I figured around $300 Ill have to wait til the summer to see if this is a luxury I can still afford. It really depends on whether I have to pay for the HD access or I can whine like I did this past season and get it for nothing.

    My contract with D* also runs out in October of 2010 so there will be decisions to make.

    I play plenty of Fantasy Football and I follow the Arizona Cardinals but as stated by Mossestache the Patriots are my main focus. Everything else is just a bonus.
  15. Jan 8, 2010 #95 of 1556
    Red Dog

    Red Dog Godfather

    Aug 3, 2008
    And gamblers.

    I usually have RZC on one screen with audio and 1-2 other games on my other 2 screens (many times the local offerings). I could live with just RZC if it's priced at around $50.
  16. Jan 8, 2010 #96 of 1556

    Boston_bill Icon

    Jul 23, 2009
    I just got off the phone with DirecTV , after asking about my contract status I asked to be taken off auto-renewal. The agent promised that my price for 2010 ST,would be $279 and that would include HD access and be spread out over 5 payments. Ill certainly call again when renewal time comes around to double check this.

    PS. I did make sure with the agent we were talking about 2010 and not 2009
  17. Jan 8, 2010 #97 of 1556

    DCSholtis Up The Irons!

    Aug 7, 2002
    I can say in all my years of subbing to the NFL ST package I have yet to switch on the RZ channel. I get my highlights (if needed) On Demand the day after.
  18. Jan 8, 2010 #98 of 1556

    Maleman Icon

    Apr 17, 2007
    I got ST and Superfan for the first time. Do I need to call and cancel my renewal? And secondly how can they auto renew??? Is that legal lol?

    ST and Superfan is too much for me to pay.
  19. Jan 8, 2010 #99 of 1556
    dodge boy

    dodge boy R.I.P. Chris Henry

    Mar 31, 2006
    I am not paying 300 plus to watch 1 team, I am not going to move 5 tvs to my living room on Sundays either. I will watch my team live when on my locals and for the 4 or 5 times they are not I could atleast see them score or get scored on with NFLST.
  20. Jan 8, 2010 #100 of 1556

    Gloria_Chavez Godfather

    Aug 11, 2008
    Sunday Ticket originally priced at 99 dollars, back in 1994. Today, it's 314. So that's a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 7.5%, well above inflation during the period.


    Homes were charged $99 until Aug. 20 ($139 after), while restaurants and bars were charged $399 and up per season, depending on the establishment's capacity. Caesars Palace, in Las Vegas, Nev., pays the most: $29,000.

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