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  1. Jun 19, 2020 #1 of 255
    compnurd

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    Well.. Here is another I am cancelling thread... Dont worry I will comment later and give myself **** for doing this... More so I just wanted to thank everyone for the help over probably the last decade with Directv. I still love the service, the PQ and the sports options..

    But My bill just jumped to 192 a month for Xtra with HBO and we just dont watch the same amount of TV anymore..

    End Date is 7/13 so will lurk until then. We are switching to YTTV and see how that goes.. Since no one still has my RSN on a streaming service I got a Tivo as a backup for hockey season and will get a cable card from my cable company when that starts. They offer a 30 dollar sports only package.

    But again thanks to all of the good people on here
     
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    MysteryMan

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    Good luck with YTTV. I'll miss reading your posts.
     
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    No reason to leave here. I switched to PSVue almost three years ago, not because of the $ but because of the superior technology IMO. I’m now using YTTV but I’m still here. Typically good discussions so I still participate. Not as much as I used to but I’m still here.
     
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    compnurd

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    I know. I will still be around lol
     
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    SledgeHammer

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    well, you might get a good win back ;).
     
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    compnurd

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    Lol. That might be tough this time. I have been prepping the wife for this coming for awhile and she has finally started to come along. If we switch then go back she will have my nuts and not the way I want lol
     
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    Gary Toma

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    Sorry to see you go. You have been around a long, long time. We will miss you.
     
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    techguy88

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    Sorry to see ya go bud hope to see you around!
     
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    DirectMan

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    If they offer you a comeback offer will you consider it?. Seems like you have a $50 base with YTTV + $30 cable RSN fee + $15 HBO = $95 base compared to $192 before any D* offers. Maybe a $50-$60 per month offer will bring the differential to $37 - $47.
     
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    I would be good with 100 to 120ish.

    I have no issues paying for a premium product but not stupidly paying for one



    The 30 dollars isn’t all year so I have to factor that in. That and if my some miracle someone gets my local RSN that changes that also

    I would have done ATT TV but the second year pricing is nuts But the first year pricing on xtra would have matched what I am targeting now
     
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    SledgeHammer

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    Yeah, I don't get ATT TV. 1/2 the channels of Preferred Xtra for the same price + contract + etf.

    "not stupidly paying for one" is a good way of putting it lol.
     
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    First year pricing was dirt cheap as a "new customer".....I won't be paying the second year...I'll eat the ETF....but even with that, it was reasonable for my situation (in an apartment with Spectrum and it's horrific DVR).

    But they really need to do something about the second year pricing, it isn't remotely worth it.

     
  13. Jun 21, 2020 #13 of 255
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    Def stay around, and hopefully give feedback on YTTV and your experience.

     
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    I will Probably going to sign up at the end of the month
     
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    I mean I guess I "get" it to an extent.. on Xtra for example while it is double the price of YTTV you do get double the channels
     
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    DirectMan

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    What we don't yet know is if they will have a Loyalty or Retention Department that will start to roll out the same level of discounts as they did with their satellite version. I am of the belief that they will do so because the subscriber counts for their new service is a metric that they will be touting and they will be unlikely to want to report declines especially with a new CEO on board.
     
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    carlsbad_bolt_fan

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    Which DVR did Spectrum give you?
    Had to switch to Spectrum, due to job losses/being furloughed. The DVR's they initially sent me were the worst ever. Menus looked like 8 bit video games. Buggy and kept locking up. So they had me swap out those for their 4 tuner DVR's. Much better, still a bit quirky.
    Deal I got only added $55/month to my Spectrum bill (already had internet & phone). No contract, cost locked in for 1 year & Channel offerings were similar to D*. DirecTV was costing me $184/month.
    I'll miss Sunday Ticket, but oh well. We'll see what happens with the job situation in one year.
     
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    SledgeHammer

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    Don't know if you can consider it 2x the channels lol since they have a lot of filler / garbage channels. They are missing the WB affiliate in Los Angeles as well as PBS and there isn't any way to integrate OTA. Plus there is an RSN. If you are paying that kind of money and don't watch sports (me :) ) then Preferred Xtra would be a better choice since you get rid of the RSN. But you like sports, so...
     
  19. Jun 22, 2020 #19 of 255
    raott

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    It was a basic two tuner DVR. My biggest gripes (other than the horrific channel layouts that are inherent with cable and the soft picture) was that Spectrum has zero cloud or whole home DVR capability currently. They do have a cloud DVR, but only if you only subscribe to their cheaper streaming service rather than full blown cable service.

    It was crazy expensive as well. Basic cable plan with two non-dvr boxes comes with my apartment. Adding a DVR was almost $25 a month, maybe more. Crazy expensive for junk equipment and no whole home or cloud. As soon as I saw that first bill I turned the DVR in and went with AT&T TV.

     
  20. Jun 22, 2020 #20 of 255
    raott

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    I hope. The service is decent. A few quirks here and there, but it gives me the fit and feel of Directv that I've been used to for 23 years......but it isn't worth double the price next year.

     

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