Here Comes The Price Increase So AT&T Can Pay The For The Acquisition Of DirecTV

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  1. Dec 14, 2015 #21 of 214
    HoTat2

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    Gladly trade places with yah ...

    Now $4.93 here in the LA market, and the only team I care anything about, the Lakers, are a joke nowadays and unbearable to watch. :(

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  2. Dec 14, 2015 #22 of 214
    James Long

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    A DirecTV and internet bundle: "you’ll get a Genie® HD DVR, up to 3 extra TV receivers, HD service, and a waived installation fee, all at an amazing price."
    https://www.att.com/shop/bundles/internet-directv.html
     
  3. Dec 14, 2015 #23 of 214
    Fish_Stick

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    Going to have to look into the Preferred Xtra package. I'm right on the fence for cancelling since I don't watch sports and most channels now are nothing but commercials, oh and a few minutes of a reality show. Paying almost $120 for 2 tvs and no premiums. Streaming has come a long way since I first signed up and is a big contender.
     
  4. Dec 14, 2015 #24 of 214
    ragweed10

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    Can you Break Down the $ 120.00
    Why do you want the Preferred Extra Package if you don't watch sports ?
     
  5. Dec 14, 2015 #25 of 214
    Fish_Stick

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    Already have the Xtra since (of course) the few channels I do watch are included in that and the preferred xtra doesn't include the sports channels from what this thread says.

    Not the nicest format but:

    DIRECTV Monthly Charges
    XTRA 77.99
    DIRECTV Protection Plan 7.99
    Advanced Receiver-HD 10.00
    Advanced Receiver-DVR 10.00
    DIRECTV Whole-Home DVR Service 3.00
    DIRECTV W/Minimum Programming -5.00
    Additional TV 6.50
    Primary TV 6.50
    Primary TV Free -6.50
    Sales Tax 2.52
    New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax 4.51
    Taxes, Fees & Surcharges Total $7.03
    Total Television Charges $117.51
     
  6. Dec 14, 2015 #26 of 214
    peds48

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    While you may be willing to pay, most folks like to take the easy way out and call to get the package free of charge. There is a thread here about folks getting NFL ST for free.


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  7. Dec 14, 2015 #27 of 214
    PrinceLH

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    I'm able to see it on Free to Air, as I do MeTV. I only wish that AntennaTV was also in the clear, on Free to Air. Too bad that Directv couldn't find a way to put these channels in their locals package. It sucks that we have no access to these channels, in certain markets, and they couldn't give those DMA's a National feed.
     
  8. Dec 14, 2015 #28 of 214
    PrinceLH

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    The difference there, is that the NFL is on local television stations, not RSN's. RSN's are getting out of control. I have a big issue, because we have a lot of different RSN's out of New York City, as well as Buffalo. We get multiple hits with MSG and it's affiliates, plus YES.
     
  9. Dec 14, 2015 #29 of 214
    linuspbmo

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    I noticed that a package called preferred extra is listed with a price increase. I don't see that plan on the DTV website, does anyone know what channels are listed and the price?
     
  10. Dec 14, 2015 #30 of 214
    Christopher Gould

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    The extra receiver fee. What is it really a fee to mirror programming? Do they have to pay programmers a fee for the extra outlets. Yearly increases on old equipment that gets less functional gets harder to swallow. Yes you can jump through hoops hope to get better equipment or go under the 2 year commitment. It's been along time but the extra receiver fee under the NRTC was 1.99 (back in 1998). And the my RSN is now 4.93 for a channel I have never tuned too. So my premier receivers RSN is $10.30.
     
  11. Dec 14, 2015 #31 of 214
    TheRatPatrol

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    Raise our prices? They better add the rest of the missing HD channels!
     
  12. Dec 14, 2015 #32 of 214
    scott0702

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    I have it. It's pretty much everything in Ultimate but excludes the majority of the sports channels, Encore movie channels and The Movie Channel. It doesn't have the RSN fee and is currently at 75.99. It looks like it will go up $4.00 in 2016. It's actually the perfect package if you don't care about the sports channels.
     
  13. Dec 14, 2015 #33 of 214
    inkahauts

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    What do you mean your premiere reciever is 10.39? RSN fee is per account and the box fee is per box.
     
  14. Dec 14, 2015 #34 of 214
    inkahauts

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    Actually they are a lot more fun to watch this year than last! Got some young talent that's growing by every game!
     
  15. Dec 14, 2015 #35 of 214
    inkahauts

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    And am I the only one who finds the title of this thread way overboard and misdirected? It's all about Hollywood and none about att purchase. Dang entertainers.

    Oh and let's not forget some of this is due to turner too with baseball and a huge increase for the nba.
     
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  16. Dec 14, 2015 #36 of 214
    scott0702

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    It's not really anything out of the ordinary. I have had service just about 10 years and it happens about this time each year.
     
  17. Dec 14, 2015 #37 of 214
    Fish_Stick

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    $75.99 vs $77.99, that's it? Hmm...here I was thinking it would lower it a little more than that.
     
  18. Dec 14, 2015 #38 of 214
    ragweed10

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    YEA !!
    Add the missing Channels: DIY, LIFETIME MOVIE CHANNEL, FXX, FYI, H2, Travel Channel, Nat. Geog. WILD, Science Channel,
    Destination America, Great Am. Country, TV ONE, VH-1, FOX BUS NEWS, The WEATHER Channel
    and ANY I Missed.
     
  19. Dec 14, 2015 #39 of 214
    Fish_Stick

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    Most of the channels listed are already in HD...
     
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  20. Dec 14, 2015 #40 of 214
    ragweed10

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    These NEED to be ADDED in the SELECT Package.
     

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