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DTV Removing OWN from grandfathered Total Choice Plan

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by direfan, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. PCampbell

    PCampbell Icon

    Nov 18, 2006
    I will bet channels added since Total Choice ended will be droped and new channels will not be added.
  2. luckydob

    luckydob Godfather

    Oct 1, 2006
    You do realize that the infomercials and religious channels pay DirecTV to be carried, right? The are helping you more than they are hurting you...
  3. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    I think this is good. Move some of the channels in the lower packages to the higher ones to offset their increase in costs and then don't raise the lower packages as much. I have never understood why there is only $5 difference in some of the packages. It should be at least $10 difference.
  4. crkeehn

    crkeehn Godfather

    Apr 22, 2002
    I would speculate that the minor difference is designed/planned to encourage the viewer to move to a higher package.

    One may be more apt to upgrade if the difference is "pennies a day" rather than a substantial jump.
  5. Jon J

    Jon J Grouch Extrordinaire

    Apr 22, 2002
    Music City, USA
    Yes. No use for Okra.
  6. LawHawk

    LawHawk Cool Member

    Mar 8, 2013
    Oh no! One time in four years I actually taped something on OWN - the Lance Armstrong interview. And I deleted it from the DVR before I watched it!

    Good for you, DirecTV. Every time you remove a channel I don't watch it feels more like I'm paying a la carte.
  7. mitchflorida

    mitchflorida Godfather

    May 18, 2009
    more than likely, all of her good stuff is on the OWN website anyway.
  8. ThomasM

    ThomasM RF Engineer

    Jul 20, 2007
    Milwaukee, WI
    Well, a year ago they took CLOO out of Choice Extra package and nobody seemed to give a hoot. This year they increased the price of the grandfathered Choice Extra Classic package a buck more than the "current" package....but didn't remove any channels even though the non-grandfathered package has fewer channels.

    I don't think anyone would really go ballistic unless they removed a very popular channel which would make it pretty obvious that they wanted people out of the grandfathered packages. Frankly, I'm amazed the Total Choice package still exists at all. How much does it cost compared to Choice Extra?
  9. n3vino

    n3vino Godfather

    Oct 2, 2011
    I wouldn't gain anything by going to a lower package. The most I would save is ten dollars, but then they would probably make me pay ten dollars for HD, which I now have free for life.
  10. Volatility

    Volatility Legend

    May 22, 2010
    I would agree that if the package is grandfathered in then DTV should not be taking out channels to force customers to get a current package; however section 1d of the customer agreement permits it.

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