DIRECTV Sports Pack

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  1. Jul 5, 2020 #1 of 12
    b4pjoe

    b4pjoe New Member

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    What is the current price of this? Thinking of downgrading from Premier which has this included but lower packages do not have it included. The AT&T website just shows it is included in my package now but I can't find a price listed as to what the regular price is if I want to add it to a lower package.
     
  2. Jul 5, 2020 #2 of 12
    MysteryMan

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    $13.99 per month.
     
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  3. Jul 5, 2020 #3 of 12
    techguy88

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    @b4pjoe Here is the full breakdown of all the premiums and the pricing for 2020 (post HBO Max launch) in-case you plan on keeping an additional premium or two with Sports Pack.

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  4. Jul 5, 2020 #4 of 12
    b4pjoe

    b4pjoe New Member

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    Thank you.
     
  5. Jul 5, 2020 #5 of 12
    b4pjoe

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    Thanks for that info.
     
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  6. Jul 6, 2020 #6 of 12
    b4pjoe

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    So I'm currently paying $174.99 which includes Sport Pack and Premium Pick 4 (with HBO). If I drop down to XTRA and keep Sport Pack and Premium Pick 4 (with HBO) my monthly price would be $173.97 for a saving of $1.02. :(

    If I drop down to Choice and keep Sport Pack and Premium Pick 4 (with HBO) my monthly price would be $157.97 for a saving of $17.02. With the Choice package I lose several channels that we watch a lot. :cool:

    Moving to Ultra and keeping Sport Pack and Premium Pick 4 (with HBO) would actually cost me $10.00 month more. :confused:

    Not much savings if I want to keep Sports Pack and the 4 Premiums which adds $64.98 to any package.

    What really adds to the monthly bill is the TOTAL = $65.00 a month for the TV Access fees ($42.00) and the Advanced Receiver Service - DVR ($10.00) Advanced Receiver Service - HD ($10.00) Whole-Home DVR Service ($3.00).

    Not complaining just comparing prices and have come to the conclusion the only way to save money on TV service and just to have a lot less options to watch.
     
  7. Jul 6, 2020 #7 of 12
    techguy88

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    I'm confused :confused: are you wanting to keep HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, Starz & Sports Pack? If you are that would be the Pick 5 with HBO which is $58.99/mo.

    Premier $174.99 (includes HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, Starz & Sports Pack)
    Xtra $108.99 + Pick 5 (HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, Starz & Sports Pack) $58.99 = $167.98 (A savings of $7.01/mo vs Premier)
    Choice $92.99 + Pick 5 (HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, Starz & Sports Pack) $58.99 = $151.98 (A savings of $23.01/mo vs Premier)

    If you are wanting to keep Sports Pack with HBO along with 2 other premiums (either Cinemax, Starz and/or Showtime) that would be considered a Pick 4 with HBO and is $50.99
    Xtra $108.99 + Pick 4 with HBO (example combo HBO, Showtime, Starz, Sports Pack) $50.99 = $164.98/mo (A savings of $10.01/mo vs Premier)
    Choice $92.99 + Pick 4 with HBO (example combo HBO, Starz, Cinemax, Sports Pack) $50.99 = $143.98/mo (A savings of $31.01/mo vs Premier)

    The same applies with the other Picks with HBO (I'm using different packages here for example purposes)
    Entertainment $74.99 + Pick 3 with HBO (example combo: HBO, Starz, Sports Pack) $40.99 = $115.98
    Select $62.99 + Pick 2 with HBO (example combo: HBO & Cinemax) $27.99 = $90.98

    Epix is not considered a "Premium" by DirecTV and is considered an add-on like Movies Extra Pack and DOG TV so you add the regular cost of Epix to any form of the "Pick" pricing like Pick 4 with HBO ($50.99) + Epix ($5.99) equals $56.98
     
  8. Jul 6, 2020 #8 of 12
    b4pjoe

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    Are you sure Sports Pack is considered one of the Premiums? I said Pick 4 because I have 4 premiums including HBO...HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, and Starz and that is 4. I guess it would be Pick 5 if Sports Pack is considered as one of the Premiums.

    I calculated my numbers as Pick 4 ($50.99) and Sports Pack as an extra at $13.99 according to MysteryMan's post.

    Edit: OK I see in your chart Sports Pack is listed as part of the Premiums so your numbers are the correct ones.

    So yes I was wanting to see the lower packages and still keep my Premiums + Sports Pack. Also I have Encore that is included in the Premier package but is not listed in your chart as one of the packs. Do you know the cost of Encore?
     
  9. Jul 6, 2020 #9 of 12
    b4pjoe

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    Either way there isn't much savings to drop down to a lower tier and keep the Premium channels that I have.
     
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    With D* the StarzEncore channels (535-542) are included with a regular Starz subscription.

    If you don't want the primary Starz channels (525-531) you have the option to get the StarzEncore channels as an a la carte add-on for $7.99/mo. The StarzEncore a la carte pricing does not count as a "premium" just an add-on like Epix, Movies Extra Pack and DOG TV.

    D* customers in the AT&T billing system can add the StarzEncore a la carte option online, D* customers in the legacy billing system have to call or chat to get the StarzEncore a la carte pricing.
     
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    Well look at it this way... If you do Xtra + all 5 premiums you essentially save $7 which is the cost of 1 receiver and all you would lose is Cowboy Channel (603) and TUDN (464) hehe.

    Alternately if you pay separately for Epix or want Epix you could move down to Xtra + all 5 premiums then add on Epix and not pay anything extra. That way you would have every premium movie channel D* does offer. ;) Xtra + Pick 5 (HBO, Cinemax, Starz, Showtime, Sports Pack) + Epix is $173.97/mo meanwhile Premier is $174.99 but has no Epix (boo!)
     
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    End of August I have a discount rolling off. I'll probably call then and try to get another discount and maybe go down to Xtra and add Epix. Nothing on Epix really excites me but if I can add it and pay $1.02 less per month...why not? LOL
     

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