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DIRECTV ALL ACCESS, New Base Package: Update - Not Available

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by falken, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. Earl Bonovich

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    20 receivers in one home on a single account, would so far out there on the bell curve.

    Back in the day... 8 receivers cause "um... what do you need so many for" questions from CSRs.

    I am sure at one point, that same type of warning would come in when activating... and even more so... they could buckle down on the phone line issues, to prevent sharing of accounts.

    Also with TV's getting so small, people are putting TV's everywhere now...

    And it didn't say you would get the receivers for free....
    So they would be recouping some of those receiver costs upfront...
     
  2. ShawnL25

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    I don't know about a shortage of receivers but I don't think anyone has considered the problems associated with people piggy backing systems. It wouldn't be a smart move for D* and I don't think it will happen. I personally have premier w/ HD and four receivers, I have basic cable $7.99 hooked up on three other TV’s and would love to add 3 more D* boxes instead, but what’s to stop my neighbor from cancelling his service and piggy backing off of mine, after all it doesn’t cost me anything to add the whole neighborhood. Sadly the rest of the world doesn’t have the same moral compass as the members of this forum and D* knows it.
     
  3. ShawnL25

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    Earl you beat me to the punch
     
  4. Earl Bonovich

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    Enforcement of the clause in the service contract, that you have to have the units connected to the same phone line.

    There used to be a time, when you had the phone line disconnected during "Sunday Ticket" Time frames... the unit would go "inactive" in about 30 minutes.
     
  5. ShawnL25

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    I wonder how they would handle that now, I’ve been D* since 95 and I remember the phone line being more important than it is now. I no longer have a land line and I've really only lost the ability to order PPV's by remote, the phone line stipulation would be one way to tackle this problem, might checking against the same IP address be another possibility in the future? I just don't know that hard lines are going to be as prevalent in the future.
     
  6. carl6

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    I currently have six receivers active. Three of them are solely for the purpose of seeing how they work, testing CE's, etc. They are sitting right beside each other and connected to the same TV. There is no way I plan to keep them active on a long term basis - $15 a month actually does make a difference to my budget.

    I've got two other receivers (one DVR and one SD receivers) sitting on the shelf collecting dust, that I probably would re-activate and use for functions such as PIP or backup recording with the DVR, or whatever, if I could without added cost.

    I am also taking a serious look at dropping back from Premier because I just don't watch some of the movie/premium channels. The All Access package would almost certainly keep me at the Premier level because I would get the extra receiver service with it.

    Carl
     
  7. RobertE

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    D* could follow E* with their hit squads. They call you, pop up a message on you box, you read back the secret message "Drink more ovalteen :)" and your good to go for a while. If you fail the test, well, no more TV on that box. :(
     
  8. RobertE

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    Good points. Now that I think about it more, I've had customers complain about all the extra $4.99s per.
     
  9. Drewg5

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    I would love a package that did not have the sports channels. In some respects I might have been better off going with Dish, they do not push sports over everything else. Over all I am very happy with D*. A package that is along the lines of the premier package, that includes the movie channels, HD Fee, lease/mirroring, and DVR, with out all the sports channels would be up my alley. At this point it would only be $20 more, but then I would add another TV to the mix and that would put me at around $15 more a month. That is something I would be very happy to order.

    As a side note, I would love to add another HR20 into the mix. The trusty old DTiVo is getting old now (5 years), she needs to take a rest in the guest room. I'm just not willing to take that jump until there are more HD channels that are not cut off for sports! As last football season had me thinking about dumping the HD package until the channels where always on.
     
  10. n2deep2bn

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    I would love a package that is only sports channels.
     
  11. Tom Robertson

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    That likely will never happen, but that also might not be too bad a thing. You know it will have shopping channels! :) At least they pay for carriage and lower your costs.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  12. Christopher Gould

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    the sports package if u consider it the 5th package costs you want 5.00 with permier.
     
  13. kaysersoze

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    I think the phone line requirement will become an enforced requirement (like with the titanium package) ifor having the receiver fees waived.
     
  14. drx792

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    Oh i hope not. That would ruin everything, cause where 2 of my D11's are there is a different phone line than the rest of the house(its line 3 without the first 2 lines wired in), now this is just 2 rooms but if they require phone jack hook ups then ill have to get a wireless jack for them or i'd have to un -cap the line one inside the wall plate and figure out how to hook them up without messing anything up.
     
  15. AlbertZeroK

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    8 receivers on my home phone line would add unnessicary noise and load to my phone line which is already just getting by as it is (gotta love rural phone service). Not to mention, not all of my receivers have phone lines. So that would suck as a requirement.
     
  16. mikhu

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    I'm guessing they have customers like me in mind with this package as well. I currently won't pay for movie channels. I used to have the sports pack but cut it out a few years back. My bill is around $90 before taxes. If I could add another receiver or two (how does everyone think a receiver would handle life in a not normally heated but insulated garage in winter in WI? :) ) and get all the movies channels and the sports pack for another $30 I would give it serious consideration.

    Now if this package comes out and a SWM compatible SD DVR also comes out I would be even more intrigued. I would probably get two more SD DVR's. Oooh the possibilities....
     
  17. Earl Bonovich

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    I understand that it would be difficult.... but can you think of any other way they could make sure that people are not "sharing" boxes ?
     
  18. ShawnL25

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    And we are right back to why I don't think D* will offer a package like this. Would be nice though.
     
  19. Earl Bonovich

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    Why not?
    They can still make a requirement... and those that can't wire things up that way... simply won't be able to have the package...
     
  20. paulman182

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    Probably there will be more people moving up to this package (and paying more, from a smaller package) than there will be people who move down to it, from paying more.
     

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