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Freeview: HD Extra Package

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by the future is now, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. the future is now

    the future is now AllStar

    Jun 9, 2010
    Los Angeles
    why didn't anyone tell me? unless i missed the thread.

    Freeview of the HD Extra Package was turned on February 20 and runs through the 27th, 2013. channels 560-568.
  2. ken100

    ken100 AllStar

    Feb 1, 2013
    It should have been in your messages from directv. I get these channels free for 3 or 6 months (don't remember) caused they screwed up my install date and missed it and had me wait another day. I'm not impressed. In nearly 2 months of having these channels I have watched maybe 1 or 2 movies on them and 1 concert. Of course the premiums aren't much better I will cancel all of them after my free 3 months of them. Maybe watch 1 movie every 2 weeks and that's with 45 premium channels. And most of those movies are movies we have seen before, just not for a while.
  3. DodgerKing

    DodgerKing Hall Of Fame

    Apr 28, 2008
    You can get 3 free months if you sign up for it.
  4. scott0702

    scott0702 Member

    Nov 25, 2006
    Los Angeles, CA
    True but interestingly my three months was just up. I tired to cancel online and it pops up a message I have to wait 30 days or I can call a cust service rep and have it removed for a fee So really you have to plan to pay for 1 month. It didn't used to be that way. I had the 3 month trial once before and I cancelled it right away.
  5. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    And the system doesn't keep you from re subscribing to the three month trial, hasn't since the package started...
  6. jackal24

    jackal24 AllStar

    Nov 18, 2008
    Why would you have to pay a fee if you call?
  7. the future is now

    the future is now AllStar

    Jun 9, 2010
    Los Angeles
    i was able to see a few good movies like Chinatown, Manhattan and The Natural but this is not a package to pay for.
  8. skoolpsyk

    skoolpsyk Mentor

    May 24, 2007
    yeah, I missed this one too. It would be great if free previews were stickied in this forum.
  9. unixguru

    unixguru Godfather

    Jul 9, 2007
    Suggestion for the morons at D*... call it a failure and roll these channels into premier or whatever...

    Don't want to re-flame the "a la carte et al" arguments but this is a great example of why that kind of model works. Small bundle of things that aren't very good with a price tag that is far beyond their worth. So they fail. Dopes that own those networks and want to charge so much are doing nothing but asking for their own demise. A lot more things on D* should be like this...
  10. paulman182

    paulman182 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 4, 2006
    This package is the best bargain on DirecTV.
  11. ziggy29

    ziggy29 Icon

    Nov 18, 2004
    San Antonio DMA
    This package has been around long enough that if it were a complete "failure" it would have failed or changed by now. The point to these channels were that they are HD-only and folks who have SD TVs and equipment can't get them. As a result D* chose to make it an add-on for HD subscribers, so the SD folks who can't get them wouldn't have to subsidize HD viewers.
  12. CCarncross

    CCarncross Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2005
    PalladiaHD makes it almost worth it by itself for all the concerts....What is a little amazing is people seem quite upset if they dont know or miss the free preview because they wanted to watch "this or that" on one of the channels in the Extra Pack, but many of those same people turn around and say "There isn't anything worth paying for on any of those channels". Many will also try their darndest to figure out a way to be on the perpetual 3 month trial. SO its obviously worth something to go through the effort to try to get it for free and keep it for free, but you probably spent more time trying to get it for free than if you just paid the $5/month. Is your time worth nothing? My time is worth alot more than what they charge for this package, so I subscribe.
  13. unixguru

    unixguru Godfather

    Jul 9, 2007
    Since they have to offer it free almost constantly then it probably has limited success.

    But that's ok. Those that find it of value and think the cost is reasonable are welcome to it. As I said, a lot more things on D* should be like this.

    BTW, there are a couple of "HD-only" that are in the current packages.

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