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2011 Pricing

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Bofurley, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
    No one suggested there were surprises. You asked what index it was tied to. I said "none." what's your point?
  2. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    Escalator clauses, by definition, are tied to some index. Whether it is the CPI, inflation or pork bellies, something substantially outside the control of both parties determines the new pricing.
  3. Tom Robertson

    Tom Robertson Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005

    By whose definition? :D

    Escalators can be tied to many things including a simple "you will pay us this much more next year no matter what..." (And I suspect that is one of the more common versions.)

    I'm pretty sure CPI, COLA, and pork bellies are not likely to be used as an index. Channels won't use anything that might stagnate or go down...

  4. joshjr

    joshjr Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    NE Oklahoma
    Sure you can. They just refund the $10 HD fee. Last year when I ordered ST one of the things I got was free HD for a year. My bill showed the $10 refund each month.
  5. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
    Seriously!? Escalator in this context simply means higher and higher. Common sense tells us that.
  6. matt

    matt New Member

    Jan 11, 2010
    The TV is a Panasonic TC-P42G25 and I have 12 Meg internet. I don't think there is a lot available, although it could be the menu system my TV has, it is laid out in genres that just don't do it for me, maybe I should browse online for it to be better? Several things I have wanted to watch are not in HD... might as well use the blu-ray player on my old Sony CRT and save the hours on my plasma. The stuff I have watched has had several noticeable jitters and weird motion like it was just barely streaming fast enough, and that could be my ISP.

    I guess "sucks" was a harsh word to use, maybe I should just say it wasn't as great as I had hoped, and nowhere near great enough that I would consider "cutting the cord" and having only it and whatever I can pull out of thin air.
  7. Satelliteracer

    Satelliteracer Hall Of Fame

    Dec 6, 2006

    Your current price is $61.49...TC Plus and TC both went up $3 as did some older grandfathered packages.

    Yes, the mirroring fee went up by $1. This is really the first increase in 17 years for DIRECTV in that area sans several years ago when the price went from $4.99 to $5.00 (went up $0.01).
  8. Satelliteracer

    Satelliteracer Hall Of Fame

    Dec 6, 2006

    Time Warner announced theirs three weeks ago. AT&T Uverse last week. Comcast approximately 4 weeks ago. The timing of all MSO's is tied in to their programming costs and all of those start with their new higher rates next week that they have to pay all the content providers.
  9. Satelliteracer

    Satelliteracer Hall Of Fame

    Dec 6, 2006

  10. Satelliteracer

    Satelliteracer Hall Of Fame

    Dec 6, 2006
    For clarity

    First receiver is still included with your base package pricing.

    Second and each additional receiver will be $6.00 starting February 10th but today it is $5.00.

    So if you have two receivers, starting Feb 10th your receiver fees will go up $1.00 per month. If you have 4 receivers, they will go up $3.00 per month. If you have 8 receivers, they will go up $7.00 per month.

    Hope that helps.
  11. Satelliteracer

    Satelliteracer Hall Of Fame

    Dec 6, 2006

    Premier went up $5 last year and $5 the year prior. I don't recall what the increase was the year before that, but it was at least $3. So that means in the last three years Premier has gone up at least $13.
  12. Satelliteracer

    Satelliteracer Hall Of Fame

    Dec 6, 2006
    Yup. Very common. In 2010 you pay X. In 2011 you pay X + a 5% increase. In 2012, you pay 2011 fee plus another 5% increase. So on and so forth.

    That's a common tactic
  13. matt

    matt New Member

    Jan 11, 2010
    I am glad that they don't charge more for HD DVRs like someone else we love does. I think the $17/month they charge is just ridiculous.
  14. raott

    raott Hall Of Fame

    Nov 23, 2005
    So are you telling us that D* was in such a weak bargaining position that it agreed to price increases regardless of what the economy was actually doing?
  15. coolman302003

    coolman302003 2014 NBA CHAMPIONS!

    Jun 2, 2008
    "Select" ($44.99 mo.) - http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/compare/printablePackageChannels.jsp?packageId=1150002

    I should have clarified when I first posted this before this package is NOT available in all zip codes to order online, but if you go to DIRECTV.com (Click Get Directv, you can't have the cookies saved from a sign in previously or it won't work, put in zip code 37201 not mine but it works and you will see Select)
  16. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    What this amounts to is greed. The "content providers" collect millions in revnue fees from adviertisers so they can air their commercials. They then turn on cable and satellite and demand higher rates. Naturally cable and satellite have no choice but to pass on the cost to their customers. It's a vicious cycle caused by the "content providers" greed.
  17. mystic7

    mystic7 Icon

    Dec 9, 2007
    On top of a possible price increase, we may lose our local CBS station in Charlotte. Oh, happy day.
  18. TheRatPatrol

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    So with all these price increases, are we going to see some more HD channels soon?
  19. drkashner

    drkashner Cool Member

    Nov 16, 2008
    Same here, my local NBC stations has a banner that says they will not longer be carried by Directv 'if' negotations aren't worked out by Jan. 1. I get another NBC station from Baltimore OTA that is not in my DMA, so it won't hurt as much, but I will miss my local news. The Baltimore station is also running the banner too. The Lancaster, PA and Baltimore stations are run by Hearst.
  20. Herdfan

    Herdfan Well-Known Member

    Mar 18, 2006
    I don't think they ever have. I remember it being $5 when I got a second receiver back in 95 or 96.

    But until recently they had to keep it down somewhat because they had to compete with cable their ability to provide service on tV without a box. Now that so many cableco's are doing away with their analog tiers and requiring all TV's have a box, I guess D* feels a little more confortable raising the fee.

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