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HD Extra Pack-Time to sign up?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by bnglbill, Oct 16, 2007.

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  1. Oct 16, 2007 #21 of 104

    JLucPicard Hall Of Fame

    Apr 27, 2004
    There is speculation, and I have been firmly in that camp since the Dec 15th date started getting tossed around, that for those who have been getting the HD Access all along, and therefore the channels slated for the HD Extra Pack, they will continue to receive those channels just as they are now long after Dec 15th as long as they don't make any changes to their package.

    So, conceivably six months down the line, people could still be receiving these "free" (grandfathered into their HD Access sub) if they don't jump in now on the HD Extra Pack on the web site. Only slightly harmed from a monetary standpoint with a $4.99 a month charge you may not have had to be paying.
  2. Oct 16, 2007 #22 of 104

    DCSholtis Up The Irons!

    Aug 7, 2002
    Thats not the way its going to work.... your currently in the 3 months free period. :lol:
  3. Oct 16, 2007 #23 of 104

    Trump_01 AllStar

    May 25, 2007
    Heh the way it's currently working is the exact same as those weekends where they give out choice extra free for a weekend or even say starz or showtime. It doesnt show up on the account but u still get the channels. And after Dec 15th they are going to go poof. And then you need to sign up for the package.
  4. Oct 16, 2007 #24 of 104
    BK EH

    BK EH Legend

    Oct 3, 2005
    I'm with you. And, since I'm grandfathered on Total Choice and am still getting the DNS HD stations, I'm not doing anything to my account till they do something first!
  5. Oct 16, 2007 #25 of 104

    aramus8 Godfather

    Nov 20, 2006
    Where are you guys seeing the sign-up for the Extra Pack? I signed into D*'s site today and there wasn't an option under my account for that package. I am still running the Total Choice Extra with all the premium channels. I could upgrade to premier for the RSNs, downgrade to the family package, or get the foreign channels, but there wasn't anything on the Extra Pack.
  6. Oct 16, 2007 #26 of 104

    jazzyd971fm Godfather

    Sep 1, 2007
    Same here
  7. Oct 16, 2007 #27 of 104

    Blurayfan Hall Of Fame

    Nov 16, 2005
    HD Extra pack is listed under the Services tab of the change programming page.
  8. Oct 16, 2007 #28 of 104

    Sirshagg Hall Of Fame

    Dec 29, 2006
    1. How is Oct 3 - Dec 15 three months?
    2. It does not matter if I am currently getting it free now. If today I sign up for something that's free for three months it will be free for three months starting today. Will that offer still be available Dec 14th, or tomorrow for that matter, who knows?

    In any case I'm staying put on my programming and not changing a thing. I want to see how they handle this with people who have both HR10's and HR20's first.
  9. Oct 16, 2007 #29 of 104

    stevenjr Legend

    Dec 22, 2006
    I am going to wait. If D* takes the channels away I'll have to see how much I miss them to see if I will pay. The only channel I would probably miss would be HDNET for its occasional sporting event.
  10. Oct 16, 2007 #30 of 104

    SteveHas Hall of Fame

    Feb 6, 2007
    Those new channels are great, but I have a problem with D* charging me more for channels I have had all year
    HDNet, HD movies.
    I look at it this way, we paid too much for the few HD channels we had before this, now its worth the extra ten bucks.
    I also have a problem with the fact that as of Feb 2009 this all becomes a sneaky price increase as HD will be the norm, not an extra.
    You know that won't decrease the price then.
    I'm not doin' a thing
  11. Oct 16, 2007 #31 of 104

    MichaelP Godfather

    Dec 5, 2006
    I had the same problem, but the additional HD Access fee was NOT added to my account. It took me about 20 minutes on the phone with a CSR to figure that out, though.
  12. Oct 16, 2007 #32 of 104

    bnglbill Icon

    Nov 29, 2006
    Well, what have I got to loose, I have it free through Jan 16th, by then, I'll know if you all still have it for free and if that's the case, I'll call and complain and get something else for free:D It's really not a big deal, I've been paying too much for the few hd channels we had from day one, IMO, and I'm sure we'll have to continue to pay more than we think we should have to. I definately think those channels will eventually drop off but that doesn't mean you will not get them for free if you call and ask to have them for free. Lately D is very good about giving free services for a short time.
  13. Oct 16, 2007 #33 of 104

    Dolly Hall Of Fame

    Jan 30, 2007
    I went ahead and added it on the website. First time I have ever done anything like that on the site. I probably messed up our whole account :rolleyes:
  14. Oct 16, 2007 #34 of 104

    aramus8 Godfather

    Nov 20, 2006
  15. Oct 16, 2007 #35 of 104
    Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006

    Don't worry, Dolly, I'm sure you did OK.
  16. Oct 17, 2007 #36 of 104

    mikeybc Mentor

    Apr 22, 2007
    I hope this is the case, because I sure as heck won't be paying an extra $5 a month for those channels. The only one I've watched once in a while is Universal HD to catch up on an NBC or SciFi show I may have missed...
  17. Oct 18, 2007 #37 of 104

    Dolly Hall Of Fame

    Jan 30, 2007
    Well in the section where it says My Programming it looks O.K. And where it has the activity on your account site it looks O.K. But I can't help worrying, if it will still look O.K. when I get the next bill !danger:
  18. Oct 18, 2007 #38 of 104

    Steve615 Hall Of Fame

    Feb 5, 2006
    Middle TN area
    Another place to check your programming on D*s site is to do the following.At the bottom of any page while you are signed in on your account,scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page and click on the "E-mail us" link.Once that page opens,you can look over to the right side of that page and it should show a more extensive list for your programming.You may have to scroll down that page somewhat to see it,but it should be there.It shows me much more when compared to looking at "My Programming" or "Recent Activity" options on our account.I found this by accident recently because I was going to e-mail D* a question. :)
  19. Oct 18, 2007 #39 of 104

    ccr1958 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 29, 2007
    i am going to wait also....if i lose them that will be ok for a
    while....the way they jack around with nflst-sf they may end
    up offering it half price for 6 months or something
  20. Oct 18, 2007 #40 of 104

    flgregg New Member

    Sep 21, 2007
    Another in the 'wait and see' camp. Not sure I'd pay extra for those channels at any rate...
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