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2013 DIRECTV Price Increases

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by FrozenAsset, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. Feb 3, 2013 #381 of 467
    dpeters11

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    I believe I was referring to cable. Time Warner here still uses mpeg2, and their normal DVR only holds about 20 hours.
     
  2. Feb 3, 2013 #382 of 467
    purwater

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    You were correct. I called Directv and they said if I downgraded to choice or entertainment that I would lose the free HD for life credit. I guess I'm staying with my Choice Extra Classic for the time being.
     
  3. Feb 3, 2013 #383 of 467
    HinterXGames

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    Glad I could help :D
     
  4. Feb 4, 2013 #384 of 467
    Tubaman-Z

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    Makes sense as long as the cost to stay with your package is less than you would save by changing pkgs and paying the HD fee. I.e. if the cost to drop to Entertainment is > $10/month, you'd save more by moving.
     
  5. Feb 4, 2013 #385 of 467
    Mark L

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    Just called and did my yearly routine with Customer Retention, got $40 off a month from my bill for 6 months (not including my existing $10 credit that I have for another 6 months). Was told to call back in 6 months and they would be able to extend that for another year.

    Went from ~$175+/month (retail $185+/month) down to around $125+/month ($40 in new credits + $10 existing credit)...... add on the new $5 Premiere package increase, so I'm happy with $130+/month vs. $190+/month

    I too complain about the price increases and it's getting out of hand (Premiere has gone up $5/month for 5 consecutive years now), but the fact DirecTV is very helpful with credits help to offset the price increases.

    If they weren't willing to give any credits, then I'd probably choose to cancel, since I am out of contract and have been for some time.

    I've been a Premiere package customer since day 1 of October 2002. I have the DVR credit grandfathered into my account and never have to pay the $8 (now $10 monthly fee). I also have 9 boxes on my account, 7 HD DVRs and 2 HD receivers, monthly protection plan, and of course HD access.

    So for those that are complaining about the price increases, I'm with you, but just give them a call and ask for some help. They're very willing to maintain long time customers.

    Just my .02
     
  6. Feb 6, 2013 #386 of 467
    ken100

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    Dish would never discount like that for an existing customer. So how can I get this free HD for life deal?.......I'm a new sub I'm getting free HD for the first 2 years free, but I won't pay 10 bucks for HD as I don't feel it's worth that much. I'd like to have it locked in forever, I'm not one to switch packages ever I have Choice and don't ever see changing that. I want to get Sunday Ticket. They should give me free HD for life if I pay for Sunday Ticket in one shot, but I'm guessing they would want more.....
     
  7. Feb 6, 2013 #387 of 467
    HinterXGames

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    You can't. Free HD for Life is no longer offered. It was a limited time offer available with certain new customer offers at one time (requiring ABP sign up to keep)
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    Also, not sure what one has to do with the other with NFL ST. The total cost for the ST is the same, whether you do one payment or the monthly payment option. Having both options is there for customer convience, as some want monthly payments, some just want to do it all at once.
     
  8. Feb 6, 2013 #388 of 467
    dpeters11

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    Well, unless something changes in two years, you'll either have to pay the fee, drop DirecTV or get rid of your current equipment.
     
  9. Feb 6, 2013 #389 of 467
    TMan

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    You wouldn't really drop HD after having it, would you? Go back to SD? (And presumably you have it now because you have one or more HDTVs in your home.) That seems like the last place to look for shaving $10 off your bill. The fee is still annoying, though, whether it's a line item charge or wrapped into a larger line item <cough>Advanced Receiver Fee</cough>.
     
  10. Feb 8, 2013 #390 of 467
    harsh

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    You would have to go back to DISH. Like other DISH offers that DIRECTV has aped, they only offered it for a few months; possibly hoping that nobody would notice when it was no longer a lifetime offering.
    I recall that unless you pay for HD service, you're not eligible to have leased HD equipment. You should probably figure out what SD equipment you want.
     
  11. Feb 8, 2013 #391 of 467
    Hoosier205

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    Eww...nobody wants to imitate Dish.

    Your post reminded me of the time when Dish made a big deal about their offer of free service. They set up a tent and everything...and no one showed up. :)
     
  12. Feb 8, 2013 #392 of 467
    harsh

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    Apparently you're ignoring all of the DIRECTV customers who lament not having free HD for life. Several DIRECTV touted features have followed DISH doing it first. Remember DIRECTV2Go (eventually answered by the nomad some six or seven years later)? Does PIP ring a bell? Remote DVR programming? How about DLB? You can bet that DIRECTV wouldn't have gone there if not for competitive pressure from DISH.
     
  13. Feb 8, 2013 #393 of 467
    Hoosier205

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    Haha...believe that if you wish.
     
  14. Feb 8, 2013 #394 of 467
    lparsons21

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    LOL!

    PIP was not needed, I remember the fanbois ranting about that right up until the time they got PIP even the poorly implemented version on the HR34.

    DLBs were complained about for a long time and then D* invented it just for you! :)
     
  15. Feb 8, 2013 #395 of 467
    pdxBeav

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    It's a fact. State an opinion as fact and it makes it a fact. That's how it works here. :lol:
     
  16. Feb 8, 2013 #396 of 467
    Tubaman-Z

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    I was just looking at my D* account info on-line and noticed:

    TiVo Service $5.00

    under "My Services". I presume that this is because of the 3 DVRs that I have, one is a TiVo. If I were to replace that with an HRxx would this fee go away?
     
  17. Feb 8, 2013 #397 of 467
    RAD

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    Yes, the Tivo fee is a different charge then the DIRECTV advanced receiver/DVR charge.
     
  18. Feb 8, 2013 #398 of 467
    goinsleeper

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    IIRC, weren't several of the "Free HD for Life" offers from Dish only free for the life of the agreement (2 years) and not actually free for the life of the service?
     
  19. Feb 8, 2013 #399 of 467
    James Long

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    DISH's offer was (and is) for the life of the subscription. There were three ways to get it: Subscribe to "HD + Platinum HD" for $10.00 back in 2010 ... Such subscribers got Free HD for Life and what became the Blockbuster Movie Pack for their $10. Anyone else could (and can) get Free HD for Life by paying a one time fee ($99) or agreeing to paperless and autopay and a two year commitment. Or one can pay $10 for HD (if they really want to). The level of programming does not matter (AT120 and up).

    I lost track of the changes in DirecTV's offerings. They were doing "for life" for new customers and "for 2 years" for existing customers at all levels of programming, then only the upper levels (new customers). DISH's offering has been consistent.
     
  20. Feb 8, 2013 #400 of 467
    Christopher Gould

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    It is possible to have hd equipment and no HD if you live in a mpeg4 local market(ex 72degrees locals). I such cases you only get locals in HD.
     

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