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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by DavidMi, Jun 3, 2010.
Pay TV is a luxury not a neccesity...
I was shocked to read that 40% of new customers were SD. I knew there was still a large number of SD customers, but didn't think that number was so high for new subscribers.
So are Porterhouse steaks...but Im not paying $19 for one at the meat market when I can get one for $9 at the grocery store.
The one at the grocery store is cable. There is a difference
Yes it's easy for more technology focused people to forget that we're ahead of the curve even though we know there's better stuff than we have out there that's new.
My point is, a lot of people said "don't even worry about when this falls off, because they won't charge for HD then." But they still do.
I want to see if a large number of people are going to call in and if DirecTV may even consider going another Free HD for 24 months, or finally cave in and give free HD for life to existing subs.
Where did DIRECTV send this notification out? Just because a bunch of people who post on here post what they think doesn't make it accurate. People on here say things all the time that I know won't happen and yet they continue to do so. People like to post things for many reasons but when it's speculation it's not because they have inside info it's because they want it to happen and saying it makes them feel better. Not that there is any real reason it would actually happen. I don't drive a flying car right now that is run on free energy which is what many people have posted that would happen by 2010.
So if your argument is "well a bunch of people on the internet said so" then I can bet you will own a bunch of bridges and lakeside property in your future.
You are missing my point. My point is, those people who thought it wouldn't be an issue, I'd like to see what they are going to do (or try to do) to keep this credit going. That's really my only point (I think).
Well as stated earlier both of those promotions are gone so it will now be like anything else where people may or may not receive a promotion based on their account.
and again...PAY TV is a luxury, not a neccesity
And DISH still offers "Free HD Forever".
So then you must be a Dish subscriber...so why are you posting here in DTV land?
First of all he's not a Dish Sub.
Second, it doesn't matter to whom a member subscribes. If you're a member of DBSTalk, you can post in any forum you have access to.
Ok everyone, stick to the topic and stop discussing each other.
I am not a DISH subscriber, and never will be. I am posting here because the discussion is on free HD and I was only noting that DISH still offers it for free and DirecTV doesn't.
So does Comcast, I pay no "HD access" charge on my cable bill. It's ridiculous in 2012 to be assessing a fee for HD unless you're just padding the bottom line.
But cable is supermarket steak.
But on the flip side, if it was essentially included in the fees, the 50% of subscribers that don't have HD would feel like they were paying for something they didn't have.
Then they need to move into the 21st century, all prime time content is created for HD broadcast, nearly all sports is created for HD broadcast and you don't need an HD display to view most all of that content. And DirecTV has already figured in the cost of providing HD to their subscribers in the overall package costs, then didn't send up all those sats with all that bandwidth that are HD cable because only 50% of their subscribers are willing to pay for it, it's paid for, the $10 per month is above and beyond, it's bottom line bill padding.
Please tell me what HD equipment you have and how much your rental fees are for said equipment.
Nothing in life is free.
I switched from DirecTV's Choice Extra (with HD) to Dish's AT250 (with free HD for life) and after the promotional period, the price difference is going to be... (drum roll....) $1 less for Dish.
Of course, AT250 has 77 HD channels, and DirecTV only has 50, so you really are getting less for more.