HD Extra

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by shendley, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. Smoot

    Smoot Cool Member

    Jun 4, 2003

    I get the exact same thing on my account options. Oh well . . . no more 2.933-month free previews. :D
  2. Jason Whiddon

    Jason Whiddon Hall Of Fame

    Aug 17, 2006
    I'm gonna call and add today after my install is complete. Forgot to add it when I signed up for the new account.
  3. Tubaman-Z

    Tubaman-Z Godfather

    Jul 30, 2007
    During the summer 2008 Olympics I signed up for HD Extra Pack in order to receive Universal HD and the extra Olympics coverage. Looking at www.nbcolympics.com, UHD will only be showing brief replays of primetime coverage - i.e. nothing extra. So I'll be skipping the extra HD this go around.
  4. Jon J

    Jon J Grouch Extrordinaire

    Apr 22, 2002
    Music City, USA
    I think HDExtra is a great deal. We watch more programs on those channels than we did on Showtime.
  5. Ira Lacher

    Ira Lacher Icon

    Apr 24, 2002
    It's available again for 3 mos. free. Follow this link.
  6. JoeTheDragon

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    last time UHD was free for the games.
  7. richall01

    richall01 Godfather

    Sep 30, 2007
    South Georgia
    HDNet movies for $4.99 is a deal. 10 + bucks for HBO, Starz and err Show...Showthing or whatever it's called is a waste!
  8. TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Large Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    I have heard they are adding a new package above CHOICE EXTRA called CHOICE PLUS or CHOICE PREMIUM or something like that in February when prices change (not sure exactly of the name). It's like $5 more then Choice Extra. Anyone have any idea what that's about? Are they planning on removing programming from Choice Extra and charging $5 more to get it back? Tried Google and no luck.
  9. HarryD

    HarryD Icon

    Mar 24, 2002
    I had the HD extra pack and I found myself not watching any of it....I thought the MGM-HD channel would be a lot better than it actually is...
  10. ccr1958

    ccr1958 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 29, 2007
    Thanks Ira
  11. Grentz

    Grentz New Member

    Jan 10, 2007

    I really like Palladia as well.
  12. pappy97

    pappy97 Icon

    Nov 14, 2009
    When you click through, sure it has a box saying limited time offer 3 mo's free but when you click to activate now, it says $4.99/mo. Can I trust that I will get free for 3 mo's if I activate this via this method?
  13. mikeinthekeys

    mikeinthekeys Godfather

    Feb 9, 2007
    I tried this link also and saw the same... 4.99
  14. Ira Lacher

    Ira Lacher Icon

    Apr 24, 2002

    Called customer service to verify, and they told me I was being charged $4.99 for it! Told the nice lady I was not pleased at all and requested that I either be given the service free for three months, as promised, or have it wiped off. Took awhile, but they agreed to do it for free, minus 17 cents for one day's service.

    Guess I should have known better by now.

    I checked the link again today, and there was no mention of it being free for 3 months. Sorry for ther consternation.
  15. pappy97

    pappy97 Icon

    Nov 14, 2009
    I checked the link again just now and there still the box that says "Limited Time Offer, Free for 3 months." And when you try to activate, it still says $4.99. I want this package, but not that badly, so I'll wait until they figure out this contradiction here.
  16. Jason Whiddon

    Jason Whiddon Hall Of Fame

    Aug 17, 2006
    I added it online after my account was activated. Will see if it is free for 90
  17. chevyguy559

    chevyguy559 Fresno State Bulldog!

    Sep 19, 2008
    Fresno, CA
    Here's what I think....I think they realized that people were cancelling it after 3 months and re-adding it a few minutes later (I know I did it 2-3 times :lol:) So they re-wrote the code for the web page (hence why you couldn't add the package for a few days) and now it knows whether you've had the 3 month free preview :lol:

    I cancelled it and tried to add it back a few days later and it wouldn't give me the free 3 months, so I left it off my account and about 2 hours later I get yelled at from the other room that my wife couldn't watch one of her crime shows on CIHD :lol:
  18. joshjr

    joshjr Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    NE Oklahoma
    I probably used the 3 free months offer 4-5 times and the only thing I think I ever watch was Becker on one of the channels.
  19. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    I'm still of the belief (for what reason I have no idea :D) that the Extra HD package will either change significantly (more channels) or go away in favor of new HD channel "packaging" once the new D12 satellite is activated.

    Maybe that's just my way of justifying the extra five bucks to myself each month. :lol:
  20. CCarncross

    CCarncross Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2005
    For a package that so many of you don't seem willing to pay for you certainly work darn hard to try to scam your way into it for free.....

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