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DirecTV/Viacom Dispute?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by danpeters, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    You're just... nevermind... back on ignore you go.
     
  2. tonyd79

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    Fine, then we pay full price for the hardware.

    Again, join the real world. The only reason why you get a discount on the hardware is because you agree to a contract.

    Or increase your fees because you have not agreed to a contract.

    You really live in an odd world. One that is starting to look like trolling with your sideways "camp" comment.
     
  3. mnassour

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    I don't ever, ever, EVER want to see anyone here defend Viacom ever again. This alone will tell you what it thinks of customers.

    DirecTV...we stand completely and absolutely behind you.

    Go for blood. CUT what you're willing to pay.
     
  4. tonyd79

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    Does this show who the villian in this piece is or not?
     
  5. maartena

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    What a class act this company is. Dish, Cable, U-Verse and FIOS customers have nothing to do with this dispute, but get screwed by Viacom anyways.

    This just goes to show how low a company can stoop. Viacom is garbage.
     
  6. tulanejosh

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    I dont know about that. I've had cable before. I don't recall paying $200 for their HD DVR, and when it broke i could take it to the cable office down the street and get a new one. I'm not saying i want to go back to cable, im saying there are other companies out there that don't require contracts or high upfront lease fees.
     
  7. JMCecil

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    Funny you bring that up. NFL pre-game used to be awesome. It is now no different than The Herd. They talk endlessly about nothing, then give each game about 20 seconds. We get a bunch of mouthy prema donas talking ****. Cover the damn game. I DON'T GIVE A **** WHAT YOU THINK! I can think for myself, thank you.

    Fortunately, the College show hasn't totally gone E! on us. But, with Lou (how do I get him off my TV) Holtz, it's getting harder and harder to watch.
     
  8. tonyd79

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    Yes, and there are cell phone non-contracts too. But they usually cost more in the long run.

    fios, for example, charges higher fees for each box. And offers better bundles and prices if you sign a contract. You pay the higher fees if you do not have a contract.

    Also, there are a ton of deals for DirecTV boxes for new customers and even customers who renew their contracts. You quote retail price of the box, which almost no one pays.
     
  9. BlackCoffee

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    You agreed to pay a fee and get a level of service. DTV's going in arguement is that they are asking for no more than is currently delivered, but VIACOM wants 30% more. To me this means that if VIACOM stuck with the existing rate schedule, we wouldn't be having this argue.

    DTV is already offering credits for three months, even if the channels come back tomorrow. (See other posts) Sounds like they are acting in good faith to their customers. So, if these channels disappear, I am sure our monthly bill will decrease.
     
  10. RunnerFL

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    Sure, but how much did you pay a month for that DVR?

    Cable also doesn't give you thousands of dollars on a new install either. Satellite dish, switches, splitters, DECA units, etc. Those aren't cheap.
     
  11. tulanejosh

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    dude chillout. I've had my issues with RunnerFL but when he snapped back at me - i knew why. Neigher of us said peep to you.

    Personally - I choose to not to prostrate myself at d* feet. You like the taste of their designer shoe.. That's cool, whatever floats your boat. But maybe you should join the real world and stop pretending like either of these companies care even the slightest bit about you or your money beyond your ability to make money for them.

    Just so you know... Cable companies don't require contracts or for me to pay full price for hardware. In fact - i dont think ive ever paid anything for one of their boxes (well im sure it was bundled into a price, but neither time warner or comcast charted me $99 for the right to pay a $7/month fee in perpetuity for a crappy dvr).
     
  12. gio12

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    Not talking about you!
     
  13. jgriffin7

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    I called and got $360 credit ($30/month for 12 months) and no contract/commitment.
     
  14. tulanejosh

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    Honestly can't recall but it wasn't a ton. $10, $15?

    Oh cmon now... That fiber, coax, network backbone etc didn't magically appear in the ground by itself. It costs billions and billions and billions of dollars. And you know that.
     
  15. RunnerFL

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    Wow, sweet. That's even better than the guy who got Sunday Ticket for free.
     
  16. BlackCoffee

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    You need to stop assuming that some government agency is going to come down on DTV for losing the broadcast signal for an hour or even losing a station. Read the agreement, signal disruptions, changes in programming, all kinds of alterations are well within your agreement. What you think you should get is not what you think, but what the agreement says.

    Threaten to go anywhere else and you will have the same terms of service from cable, broadcast TV, or your internet provider. I find DTV to be response and concerned. That may not be everyone's opinion, but a lot of times expectations are higher than reality.
     
  17. tonyd79

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    Sorry. Misunderstood. I will remove my post.
     
  18. gio12

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    Thousands of dollars? Really? LMFAO!
     
  19. RunnerFL

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    That's twice as much as the monthly lease fee on a secondary DVR. And if you only have one DVR well that's $10, $15 more.

    Sure, but that fiber, network backbone, etc, can be re-used by more than one customer and is certainly used by more than one customer at a time in the neighborhood.
     
  20. inkahauts

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    !rolling
     

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