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2011 Pricing

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

  1. Jan 9, 2011 #721 of 820

    DCSholtis Up The Irons!

    Aug 7, 2002
    I got the email this morning from D* as well. Confused though as it doesn't mention the Premier plan. Is that package price staying the same??
  2. Jan 9, 2011 #722 of 820

    sdirv Icon

    Dec 14, 2008
  3. Jan 9, 2011 #723 of 820

    RAD Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2002
    Satelliteracer has confirmed that there will not be any price increase for Premier this year.
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    Satelliteracer Hall Of Fame

    Dec 6, 2006
    A fun side wager on that?
  5. Jan 9, 2011 #725 of 820

    stoutman Godfather

    Feb 8, 2003
    I saw the CW charge on the rate sheet. I have never paid for CW from Washington. Am I grandfathered or will I see a charge soon?

    BTW..My local CW is a subchannel and they would love to be carried. They have yankees games :)
  6. Jan 9, 2011 #726 of 820
    James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    You're going to bet on my opinion? I'm pretty sure I know my opinion better than you.
  7. Satelliteracer

    Satelliteracer Hall Of Fame

    Dec 6, 2006
    LOL. No, I was saying a fun wager on whether they increase other fees. I believe (my opinion) that they will do so next year. They are, to your point, obviously taking a larger increase this year but unless they plan on doing something like dropping some key content next year, I believe they will have to increase fees somewhere else. Just my opinion.
  8. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    I believe they will be fine. The price between February 2003 and today (not including the coming bump) has gone up $10 on AT120, $15 on AT200 and AT250, and $20 on AEP ... spread over seven years. $5 more should be enough to last them two years. (BTW - those 2003 prices were for AT 50/100CD/150 and AEP - name changes reflecting the addition of channels to the packages. We're not expecting channel additions other than HD.)

    Last year's fee increases should have been enough to last a while as well ... going from $5 per SD receiver to $7 per output and still charging $3 more for a DVR than a non-DVR (despite making the $6 DVR fee per account like DirecTV's). They already charge a fee to return equipment after canceling ... what is left? A "CSR support fee"? :D

    As long as the channel providers don't go through the roof I don't see an issue with keeping prices and fees the same for two years ... although in February 2013 the excuse for a higher increase will be that prices have not increased in two years. :grin:
  9. Paul E Fox II

    Paul E Fox II Legend

    Jul 6, 2008
    The mirroring fee is a joke and now up it goes..again.

    Prices going up...again.

    This is gonna just about do it for us. Once we're clear of our current agreement, I'm lobbying for dropping.

    There just isn't that much on that I can't get elsewhere, cheaper with a little patience.
  10. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    I believe the mirroring fee has stayed the same for many years. But they're doing things like RVU that would not require receivers on each TV. Now of course we don't have pricing, but eventually customers may have fewer leasing/mirroring fees, but as many or more TVs.

    I don't know of any provider that doesn't charge for boxes, some much more than DirecTV. Heck, I when I cancelled Time Warner, they were raising my monthly remote fee among others.
  11. joshjr

    joshjr Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    NE Oklahoma
    Just checked here today for a elderly lady to up her Cable and get the new OWN network would cost her $11 a month just for the box and $4 for the additional package that channel is in. Thats just wrong. I package is called the digital value pack lol. $15 a month for 1 box and 1 channel being wanted. Good lord. I think they would make alot more money if the first box was free. She would pay $4 for that channel. All i can say is screw you CableOne. Im not gonna let you rip off this sweet old lady.

    SWORDFISH Legend

    Apr 16, 2007

    However, the leasing/mirroring fees will probably replaced by a new RVU fee.

  13. tomski35

    tomski35 AllStar

    Sep 7, 2007
    Post of the year!

    This is very simple.
  14. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
    Just under the wire, too. ;)
  15. Billzebub

    Billzebub Godfather

    Jan 1, 2007
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I know this isn't what anyone wants to hear, but the price increase caused me to increase my package. With Total Choice plus going up and HBO going up by $1, I switched to premire. I already had HBO, Showtime and Starz and I wanted the college basketball in the sports pack. It just made sense to me.

    On the other hand, I have Comcast in Harrisburg. I was getting Cinemax for 410 per month and HBO and Showtime for $7.95 each. The promotions is expiring and the price was going to $21.95 per month for each one of them. I did there what a lot of people are saying they'r edoing here. I canceled all three and bought a Blueray player that has streaming netflix.

    I like it a lot, but if I didn't have the premium channels at home I don't think I'd like to wait for netflix to have the series I want (HBO and Showtime).
  16. tomcat11

    tomcat11 Mentor

    Aug 5, 2006
    I 've been a long time fan and loyal customer to DTV. When I got my first set-up (owned) SAT-B2 receiver it was awesome. I set up all my owned equipment and in 06 I got into HD and again set up my own equipment. At that time we got HD net, and some other HD only channels. It was great. Then they cut those channels and put them into a separate package and wanted to charge you for them. I've got TC+, HD acess, Sports pack, my two receivers one being the original B2 (which is still going strong). The biggest problem now is the programing has become just terrible and getting worse all the time with all the shopping, religous, foreign, infomercials, etc. who the hell watches that crap anyway, and then there's the channels that just play the same show all day or all night, then there's the repeats over and over on and on, that's just brilliant. There's no decent movies on anymore just the same three they played 6 months ago.

    Dear, D please fire the retard bean counters in charge of programing, oh I know you'd have to buy more programing and that would cut into your profits.

    I know D is probably still better that than thier competitors but man I'm up to $89.48 a month and now it's creeping up again. WHAT A JOKE!

    Mirror fee? Ya more Benjamins

    Sorry D I'm going to cut something here, What I'm getting is just not worth the $93 a month.

    Fact is we all look like huge pile of suckers with Benjamin heads to all the providers, TV really sucks, I don't need the red diaper doper baby channel, Gene Simmons family freaks or the politically slanted sound bite news repeats. Gee I wonder if I can get the Dopra Winfrey network in HD? Cant wait for her 24 hr crapathon. Oh wait , gotta go, I'm missing Dr. Phil in the prime time Slot!

    rrrrrrrr'ant over!
  17. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    I'm not sure if you're aware of this, but D* is not in charge of the programming for individual channels. Additionally, you can remove them from the guide if you wish. One of my DVR's only has 20 channels in the guide.
  18. tomcat11

    tomcat11 Mentor

    Aug 5, 2006
    Ya I know, they negociate the contracts with the providers they pay. They could do a lot better for their high paying customers.

    and ya I know how to work the guide. I figured that out right after I aligned my HD Dish to pick up seven geostationary satelites. Besides I don't like closing my eyes and opening my wallet.

    If they had all channels ala cart my bill would be like $12.
  19. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    I'm not sure you're familiar with the way the negotiations work (regardless of how many geostationary satellites you pick up). They should negotiate different channels for different customers based on how much they pay??

    You'd only have 3 channels? Might as well just go OTA and save the $12 too.
  20. tomcat11

    tomcat11 Mentor

    Aug 5, 2006

    Let's try to be clear.

    Point #1 if I can set-up my own dish I can figure out how to work the remote.

    Point #2 They can and should negotiate better contracts for better and/or more programing which would cost them more leaving them less profits.

    Point #3 I find, in my personal opinion, that out of the many channels that I pay for, I actually watch only a small percentage. I would much rather pay a dollar a channel (hence ala cart). Just think, your bill would only be $20.:grin:

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