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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by sdicomp, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. Dude111

    Dude111 An Awesome Dude

    Aug 6, 2010
    Ya all that garbage is slow..... I dont have OR WANT any of it...

    I just want BASIC TV like i have always had... None of this HD crap,3D-TV,etc..... Its all useless trash!!
  2. lipcrkr

    lipcrkr Legend

    Apr 27, 2012
    I'm at the opposite end of the spectrum. I had cable TV (i still have their Internet) since the beginning of time. In May i switched to DirecTV because TWC was charging me about $140 a month (without Internet). Because of all my discounts including "Refer a Friend", i am paying about $45 a month for the 1st year and about $65 for the 2nd. Now, i do realize i don't have DVR etc, but i never did with TWC. In case anyone is wondering, yes, i used to have the TOTL package with TWC, however, with all these freebies, including 3 months free premiums, and now 3 months free of HD Extra Pack, and free Sunday Ticket Max...well, i'm in heaven. I am a proud owner of Directv Ultimate.
  3. Carl Spock

    Carl Spock Superfly

    Sep 3, 2004
    Is color OK?
  4. sdicomp

    sdicomp Godfather

    Sep 12, 2006
    Over 100, and it is Charter. They have the ones I my wife and I watch, so that is all that really matters. DVR's have 70 hours of recording time.
  5. sdicomp

    sdicomp Godfather

    Sep 12, 2006
    I have ALL the programming we WATCH. So far, the channel line up is comparable to D*. After 2 years, it will go to their 'regular' price, which form what I am told will be an additional $20.00. Still, that will be $30.00 less that I am paying now!

    Since my price is locked for 2 years, I will stay where I am. I can, after the 2 years are up, always go back to D*, and get one of those 'new customer' deals that those of us who have been with them for years can ONLY read and hear about!
  6. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

    Feb 27, 2006
    Surprised its that cheap, If I wanted over $100 HD channels with Blue Ridge cable it would cost me over $145 with an HD DVR. $14.90 addtional for each room with an HD DVR.

    Our Basic Plus with the Screw in cable in the back of the tv with NO HD is over $70 per month.
  7. PCampbell

    PCampbell Icon

    Nov 18, 2006
    You got to try it, you can always come back later as a new customer.
  8. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    IS that before or after the add in all the monthly fees for our equipment?
  9. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    Well, that's definetly not the same charter cable service in my area! :)
  10. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

    Sep 16, 2006
    Neighbor here just got rid of DirecTv for Xfinity and also got that $39.95 price, including one HD DVR. I think if they know you are leaving DirecTv (or maybe DISH as well) they are throwing in the DVR free for the year. My bill is also $39.95 ($59.95 second year option) with Free HD, but I already had two lifetime Tivo's, so I never asked them about the box rental to see if I could get that free. Heck, they credit me $2.50 a month for owning my own box :)
  11. sdicomp

    sdicomp Godfather

    Sep 12, 2006
    $39.99 is with DVR fees. My total bill with 2 HD DVRs, phone and 30mb internet is $129.95(I added the $10.00 Sports Tier for football NFL Net & RedZone). Paying $110 to D* alone, so switching was a 'no-brainer'!
  12. sdicomp

    sdicomp Godfather

    Sep 12, 2006
    Sorry you don't have what we do! Had it for a week now, and it is ALL they promised when I signed up.
  13. cyfman

    cyfman AllStar

    Nov 4, 2009
    At least you have some choices,when you live outside the city limits you have 2 choices.

    Directv or Dish I'll stick with Directv :)
  14. flybynyte

    flybynyte Cool Member

    Aug 8, 2012
    i am a new sub to Directv. just a week old, as matter of fact. yes, i do live in a small, rural midwest community, and, i do wish there was more competition to keep prices down. i love Directv's interface---especially compared to the cable i had (for approx 6mos; i also had Directv's biggest competitor for about 6yrs+ before that). the cable interface was soooo "cheesy"! :raspberry
  15. markfp

    markfp Legend

    Mar 9, 2010
    Time Warner Cable in this area, won't even discuss what the price will be after the initial "new customer" deal is over. They just keep pushing how cheap it will be the first year. I was talking to a salesperson at their booth in a mall recently and when pushed all he would say was that it will be "very competitive" which it turns out not to be. I guess they don't want scare people away.
  16. billsharpe

    billsharpe Hall Of Fame

    Jan 25, 2007
    I looked at TWC when I found out that they were carrying the Pac-12 network and Verizon FiOS wasn't. Price looked competitive until I got to the DVR and set-top boxes prices at TWC -- something like $60 bucks a month extra for one DVR and one set-top box.

    I like my USC football games but no thanks!
  17. JeffBowser

    JeffBowser blah blah blah

    Dec 21, 2006
    If one really wants to make an impact, drop all pay TV service :D Enough of us do so, folks would pay attention. Of course, I'm making a few assumptions here, chief among them, antenna HD is fairly widely available, and folks agree with me about the abysmal programming. Those are two pretty hefty assumptions, I guess.
  18. goinsleeper

    goinsleeper Godfather

    May 22, 2012

    Am I reading correctly? One of your reasons for leaving was because you were offered a discount? Since cost is a factor I just figured... nevermind.

    Just to throw it out there, make sure they define price lock. If it is anything like Dish Network, the programming price was locked but they could still raise the charges on anything else and then make up the lack of cost increase as soon as the 2 years are over. Make sure to protect yourself.
  19. sdicomp

    sdicomp Godfather

    Sep 12, 2006
    Not the fact I was offered a discount, just the way it was offered("Mr. ****, D* doesn't 'owe' you anything").

    Cost factor? Absoloutely!! $120.00 for tv/internet/phone vs. $110 for D* alone.....YOU be the judge!

    .....and, as I said, I AM protected, in writing for 2 years!
  20. midd

    midd Mentor

    May 19, 2010
    Even though you are "gone" it must be hard for you to let go...


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