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"Get DirecTV" flyer/ad in our local Sunday newspaper

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Steve615, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. Feb 8, 2009 #1 of 12

    Steve615 Hall Of Fame

    Feb 5, 2006
    Middle TN area
    Over the course of the last 3-4 weeks,our local newspaper has been inserting a flyer/ad for new subscribers to DirecTV.
    The insert that I viewed today has prompted me to post a thread on here in that regards.
    Here are some of the highlights of the flyer:

    1. Lock in the following programming package prices for 1 year:
    Choice for $29.99/month
    Plus DVR for $39.99/month
    Plus HD DVR for $49.99/month
    2. NASCAR Hotpass package free for the 2009 season.
    3. Free HD DVR upgrade with Choice XTRA package or higher.
    Programming,DVR service and HD Access fee agreements are required to get the free HD DVR upgrade.
    4. 28 movie channels (7 HBO,12 Starz and 9 Showtime channels) free for 3 months,when you sign up for Choice XTRA package or above.

    Offers end 3/3/09,and are based on approved credit.A credit card is required too.
    They are also advertising the premiere of the Disney XD HD channel,coming Friday,2/13/09.
    The flyer gives a toll-free number to call,or go to DirecTV's site to sign up for the new sub offer.
    I wondered if anyone else on here may have noticed this insert in their Sunday newspapers recently.
    The flyer that I looked at today seems like a good deal for potential new subs indeed. :)
  2. Feb 8, 2009 #2 of 12

    dave29 New Member

    Feb 18, 2007
    looks like a good deal, way better than the old rca receiver and single lnb dish package that i got (somewhere around '98) for ~$600, and i had to install it myself.:lol:
  3. Feb 8, 2009 #3 of 12

    tcusta00 Active Member

    Dec 31, 2007
    That's essentially the same as their website offer just with the added NASCAR offer. It's a good time to be a new sub.
  4. Feb 8, 2009 #4 of 12

    Grentz New Member

    Jan 10, 2007
    Yuck, you should have gone with the Sony :lol:

    My original Sony install from 96' was awesome, great little dish it came with too (even had an aiming light on the LNB). It was a do it yourself kit, but actually preferred it that way and wish they would still let us do DIY installs (I know the CS reasons they dont though).

    Got a good deal on it at the time though, it was only $499 for the receiver and install kit as they were on clearance at a department store :D

    (can you believe you new subs are complaining about $99 for a DVR and $199 for an HDDVR! :p )
  5. Feb 8, 2009 #5 of 12

    davring Hall Of Fame

    Jan 13, 2007

    I thought it was more than that:)
  6. Feb 8, 2009 #6 of 12

    beavis Icon

    Jun 8, 2005
    Back in '94, a new system was about $1,000, depending on where you got it. As with everything it got cheaper as the years passed. I had forgotten about the blinking light on the Sony LNB's. That takes me back. :grin:
  7. Feb 8, 2009 #7 of 12

    Mertzen Hall Of Fame

    Dec 8, 2006
    And a nightmare to repair down the road. Incompatible with just about anything. :nono2:
  8. Feb 8, 2009 #8 of 12

    Grentz New Member

    Jan 10, 2007
    When they came to upgrade me to a DVR in 05' (first time I had ever had an installer out, thats right, 9yrs of totally self sufficient thank you!) I insisted I needed a new dish. CSRs argued with me saying they could just replace the LNB. Installers got to my house, get on the roof, mess with it for about 20min, and decide I need a new dish. They had to go back to the shop to get one as well. :rolleyes:

    But that little dish was awesome. Smaller than the 18" dish and had a sleek look too. If people had issues, you could always just replace the dish. 101 dishes are easy Mertzen! ;)

    Like I said, I wish Directv would let us do our own work. If they would I would have 0 service calls vs. the 4 I have right now that were all just to bring new equipment. But I know it is a support nightmare as people that think they can and cannot do it and then a truck has to roll anyways to try and fix whatever mess they made.
  9. Feb 8, 2009 #9 of 12

    xrobmn Legend

    Oct 22, 2007
    #2 - Nascar.. wasn't the 2008 'season' the last year for Nascar hotpass?
  10. Steve615

    Steve615 Hall Of Fame

    Feb 5, 2006
    Middle TN area
    Not sure if '08 was the last season or not.
    But,DirecTV is promoting the '09 season in the flyer/ad.
    Here is the exact wording presented in the ad for HotPass:
    NEW FOR '09
    NASCAR HotPass absolutely FREE.
    Another service exclusively from DIRECTV
  11. n3ntj

    n3ntj Hall Of Fame

    Dec 18, 2006
    I got this also and noticed Fox News Channel HD missing from the list of HD channels D* carries.
  12. boba

    boba Hall Of Fame

    May 23, 2003
    It is what's left out of the ad that is important. Your first bill will be full amount you must file for the $23 discount and it could take upto 2 months before the discount shows on your bill. Even though you lock in the price for a year you are also signing a 2 year commitment so the full price will be there for the second year and seeing D* has raised their price in March the second year will be even more expensive.
    The 3 mo. free of movie services is nice but if you don't cancel at the end could add about $50 to your bill per month. Free HD DVR adds a $9.99 HD charge for HD programming and a $5.99/Mo. DVR fee unless you chose packages that include them.

    In other words look at all the facts not just the large print.

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