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2011 Pricing

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

  1. Dec 7, 2010 #21 of 820
    SPACEMAKER

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    Why so smug?
     
  2. Dec 7, 2010 #22 of 820
    BattleScott

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    Dibs on the "Schooner Tuna" reference this year!
     
  3. Dec 7, 2010 #23 of 820
    Gloria_Chavez

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    Actually, Time Warner is introducing a sans-ESPN package.


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    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/ent...ld-please-subscribers-and-annoy-programm.html

    Time Warner Cable to offer no-frills package that could please subscribers and annoy programmers
    November 18, 2010 | 4:53 pm

    Time Warner Cable is unveiling a new package that may be a hit with subscribers, but will likely anger a lot of cable networks that will be left out in the cold.

    The new package, called "TV Essentials," will carry about 50 channels and be tested in New York City and parts of Ohio. Time Warner Cable said the package is valued at $49.99 per month, but will be discounted by $10 in New York and $20 in Ohio for the first year. The channels it will carry include feeds from broadcast networks ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and PBS. Time Warner Cable also said it would carry 12 of the top 20 Nielsen-rated cable networks.

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    Among the channels that made the cut are TBS, FX, Cartoon Network, AMC, CNN and ESPN News. The channels not being offered include ESPN, TNT, Comedy Central, Fox News and MSNBC. ESPN and TNT are two of the more expensive channels on the market. ESPN runs about $4.00, per-subscriber, per-month and TNT costs roughly $1.00. Interestingly, CNBC, the highest rated business news channel is being passed over for rival Bloomberg, which has a much smaller audience, but is also cheaper.

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  4. Dec 7, 2010 #24 of 820
    sigma1914

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    $50/month...plus box fees...plus taxes & fees...plus etc. WOW, such a bargain! :rolleyes:
     
  5. Dec 7, 2010 #25 of 820
    Jason Whiddon

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    Yepp, not really. As much as I record, and what i pay for two HDDVR's, Ive yet to find a better solution than Directv. Wake me up in 2 years and Ill look again.
     
  6. Dec 7, 2010 #26 of 820
    maartena

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    I think we can safely say that rates will not go down. :D
     
  7. Dec 7, 2010 #27 of 820
    Hoosier205

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    What can I say...it's easy to be right when using logic, facts, and history.
     
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    spartanstew

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  9. Dec 7, 2010 #29 of 820
    mreposter

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    How can something that was never broadly offered be declared a failure?
     
  10. Dec 7, 2010 #30 of 820
    Jason Whiddon

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    Ala carte has been beaten to death so many times it's not funny. The way networks bundle their channels, it's not feasible. I do not know how many experts have to explain this, before people grasp it.
     
  11. Dec 7, 2010 #31 of 820
    Hoosier205

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    C-band
     
  12. Dec 7, 2010 #32 of 820
    Boston_bill

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    I just really hate the "attitude" of some here who think( real or imagined) that they're in the know. Doesnt really set up for a discussion on anything.
     
  13. Dec 7, 2010 #33 of 820
    DetIrish

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    If I just signed a 2 year contract as a new customer would my price be locked in for those 2 years or would I be subject to the rate increase?
     
  14. Dec 7, 2010 #34 of 820
    mx6bfast

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    Delray...
    Your price is locked
     
  15. Dec 7, 2010 #35 of 820
    RACJ2

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    If you signed under the current deal, your price is locked for one year. If you didn't, then your price will go up with any price increase. My package price went up both of my first 2 years.
     
  16. Dec 8, 2010 #36 of 820
    joed32

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    Absolutely correct. If you subbed to about 10 channels there was always a package that contained those channels and cost less.
     
  17. Dec 8, 2010 #37 of 820
    jdh8668

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    And ESPN is one of the big reasons rates go up. They spend big bucks acquiring MLB rights, Monday Night Football, NCAA basketball regular season & college football.
     
  18. Dec 12, 2010 #38 of 820
    cariera

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    Call in and drop the HD Extra package, wait a few minutes, log onto your Directv account and add it for free for 3 months. In 3 months do this again.

    Lather, rinse, repeat. :)
     
  19. Dec 12, 2010 #39 of 820
    TBlazer07

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    Uh-Oh, you'd better duck because you're about to hear from all the "holier-then-thou" folks who say that doing that is illegal, immoral, ungodly (can't think of any more adjectives at the moment) and worse yet may even put DirecTV out of business! :lol:
     
  20. Dec 12, 2010 #40 of 820
    hdtvfan0001

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    ...or else DirecTV cutting off your service for playing the game.... :eek2::eek2::eek2:

    Not. :D
     

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