D* Announces New Rates Starting 2/9/2010

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  1. VaJim

    VaJim Godfather

    Jul 26, 2006
    Isn't there a law that says no company price increases when the Government says there is no consumer price index increase therefore your social security and federal retirement payment did NOT increase. Who can I write about this?:D
  2. dcowboy7

    dcowboy7 Hall Of Fame

    May 22, 2008
    Pequannock, NJ
    Wow someone from california not interested in sports....there's a shock. :rolleyes:
  3. tralfaz

    tralfaz Duplicate User (Account Closed)

    Oct 31, 2009
    Not I. The favorites list that I use 99% of the time has 21 channels on it. The favorites list on my kids DVR has 8 channels on it.
  4. Mark Holtz

    Mark Holtz New Texan

    Mar 23, 2002
    Considering that I was just whipping it up quickly, it ain't bad.
  5. CJTE

    CJTE Hall Of Fame

    Sep 17, 2007
    That's actually somewhat strange. Buying in bulk usually accounts to less for one unit, but more overall. Based on the prices you've listed, it appears to me that you pay less overall and more for one (or two) individual units.
  6. ATARI

    ATARI Hall Of Fame

    May 10, 2007
    Won't happen because it makes too much sense.
  7. CJTE

    CJTE Hall Of Fame

    Sep 17, 2007
    I agree. Thats why I was referring to my idea's as a pipe dream. I wouldn't want any provider to remove the bundled packages as an option. I believe a lot of people enjoy the channels they have bundled and paying $40 for the choice package would make a lot more sense to most people than paying $30 for the approximately 6-8 channels I was referring to.

    I don't think the system would be as difficult as you think. Its all about ACLs. Put everyone on the deny list by default, and then add permissions as we go.

    I'd like to think of it as being more choice. People like my parents would subscribe to the Family package, and then add 2 or 3 more channels at a few dollars a piece. (Because in my dream bundled and custom packages co-exist).

    I can definitely respect that opinion :)
  8. JoeTheDragon

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    spilt the Disney stuff in to a Disney pack.

    make epsn in to a epsn pack. with the other sports on it's own.

    make so you can buy your rsn on it's own.

    HD Theater is not a movie channel but put HD net movies there.

    Fox Reality does fit into earth under it's new name nat geo wild.

    MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL are free with there own out of market pack.

    Still have the other sports pack just with other RSN's not need for your own. But have a mini sport pack with non RSN stuff.

    other idea

    shopping (free) in basic

    Comcast sports (not rsn's)

    Comcast channels (not rsn's)

    NBC / universal pack

    fox pack (not rsn's)

    fox sports (non rsn's)




    Discovery channels

    History Channels

    and so on
  9. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

    Sep 16, 2006
    The only thing I dont really like about the current system, is they ALWAYS manage to take a few popular channels, and divide them up, so that to get the 10 popular channels you want, you have to buy the next to the top package to get them all. Family has no ESPN, Choice does, but no SpeedHD, ChoicePlus has SpeedHD, but then you have to pay another $5 to get HDNet movies or Paladia.

    Really clever marketing actually. I am actually expecting with D12 active, they will be adding a lot of the new channels to the HDExtra Pak, forcing those that dropped it, or havent subscribed to fork over yet another $5 a month on top of the $5 annual increase.

    If they REALLY wanted to make some free money, they would offer us an option to purchase our leased DVRs after our 2 yr commit was over. I believe most other leases (cars, cell phones) either offer you a buyout option or in the case of a cell phone, just plain give it to you. This would allow us to sell them, and use the money to upgrade.
  10. Jeremy W

    Jeremy W Hall Of Fame

    Jun 19, 2006
    They'll only add channels to the HD Extra Pack if they're HD-exclusive. They're not just going to arbitrarily add the HD simulcasts from base channels into that package.
  11. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    As someone who recently dropped the HD Extra pack, I hope that's not the case. But then again, if I see more value to it, I'll re-add it.
  12. RACJ2

    RACJ2 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    I agree with you about the marketing, but all providers seem to do that. On the HD Extra, for several mo's with just one click, I could have added it for free. Didn't see anything in it that made me want to bother.

    On the buyout option for DVR's, if your going to keep it, there is no reason to pay extra to buy it. So the main reason you would buy it is to put it on ebay to sell it. And D* wouldn't want all those HR's out there for subscribers to add w/o a commitment. They're no dummies.
  13. xmguy

    xmguy Active Member

    Mar 26, 2008
    Middle, TN
    I too plan to drop the HD Xtra package I have. I added it but found out it just wasn't worth $5 per month.
  14. DJPellegrino

    DJPellegrino Godfather

    Nov 17, 2005
    Where is the DirecTV men channel? :lol:
  15. CJTE

    CJTE Hall Of Fame

    Sep 17, 2007
    Every channel aside of the "womens" channels are the "mens" channels...

    All the sports channels, etc.
  16. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
  17. CJTE

    CJTE Hall Of Fame

    Sep 17, 2007
    Is that the one with MANswers? (I actually was going to ask that until I remembered the program name and looked it up and google... But I'm still doing every little crunch I can for post count so, whoopee!)

    So Yes, that is the one with MANswers haha.
  18. MadManNBama

    MadManNBama AllStar

    Jan 31, 2008
    Wow! I see the tempers have flared quite a bit in here over this price increase issue. I also was a bit upset, so I dropped from the Premier tier down to Choice Xtra HDDVR. I still kept HBO, Showtime, and the sports package, but with my ATT bundle discount I save $25 a month.

    I even sprang for the HD Extra pack and still saved that much. I just can't pay that much for TV with Hulu and other sources out there. I love DirecTV and won't leave and I hope the new bird brings us new goodies like Travel Channel HD, BBC HD, and AMC HD in time for Breaking Bad and Mad Men!

    I even talked the CSR out of an additional $5 per month discount for the next 6 months, so at least DTV is willing to do what it can to make a loyal customer happy.
  19. LI-SVT

    LI-SVT Icon

    May 18, 2006
    Cablevision raised their prices this year just like DirecTv. Their DVR fee is per DVR plus the STB fee for a total of approximately $17 per DVR.

    Unlike other cable cos digital STBs and DVRs are the same price for SD and HD.

    As far as Cablevision Vs Fios on Long Island, Cablevison is less money for any similar package. Of the people I know who jumped on the Fios band-wagon when it rolled out only one family stayed with it after all of the discounts dried up.

    Overall the Cablevision triple play is less expensive for phone, ISP, and TV than using DirecTv and other providers. That is the main reason why I switched to Cablevision. To have one HD STB, telephone, and internet with Cablevision is about $140 per month. The cable package in this case is called IO and is closest to the DirecTv CHOICE PLUS package.
  20. Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia
    Though there are 6-12 more HD exclusive channels out there, most do not have the name recognition or lineage (ownership) to probably be considered by DirecTV as being front-runners for slots on D12.

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