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List of Current Prices for Packages and Extras

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by etexlady, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. Mar 1, 2013 #1 of 11
    etexlady

    etexlady AllStar

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    I've had Premier Package since I first signed on to DTV in 2007. However, paying $186 a month for many channels I do not watch and will never watch seems silly so I'm researching a downgrade. The DTV website does not make price comparisons easy. I want to switch to Choice Ultimate with the HD Extra Pack and HBO. I can find the prices for those with a little digging. If they will deal with me I would like to upgrade to Whole Home service and get a Genie with two clients.

    Choice Ultimate $77.99
    HBO 17.99
    HD Extra Pack 4.99
    Whole Home DVR 25.00
    HD Service 10.00
    Protection Plan 7.99

    for a total of approx. $144. I'm not certain about the whole home DVR charge. Would there be additional charges for the Genie and the two clients or is that included in the $25 fee?
     
  2. Mar 1, 2013 #2 of 11
    spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    Actually, the $25 Advanced Receiver Fee includes the DVR fee, HD fee, and Whole Home.

    There's a $6 charge for each receiver except for the first one (including Clients).

    So, your breakdown would be:

    CU: $77.99
    HBO: $17.99
    HDEP: $4.99
    ARF: $25
    PP: $7.99
    Additional Receivers: $12

    Total: $146
     
  3. Mar 1, 2013 #3 of 11
    harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    A couple of notes:

    1. Make sure you look into the installation charges and lease entry fees on the Genie and clients. This cost isn't very predictable.

    2. There seems to be some uncertainty about whether the full $25 ARF applies to existing customers yet; make sure you ask (and kindly report back).
     
  4. Mar 1, 2013 #4 of 11
    etexlady

    etexlady AllStar

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    Thanks, guys. I currently have two HD receivers (HR20-700; HR22-100) and a SD receiver (R15-100) so I assume my idea to replace all with a Genie and 2 clients is workable? I'll probably upgrade the television to which the SD receiver is attached to a HD unit (it's in the bedroom and not watched very often). Am I correct in thinking the fees would be less if I just moved one of the current HD receivers to the bedroom TV and replace the others with a Genie and one client?
     
  5. Mar 1, 2013 #5 of 11
    carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    Your monthly recurring fees would be the same whether you have a Genie and 2 clients, A Genie, one HR2x unit and one client, or a Genie and two HR units.

    In your case, unless you are having problems with either of the HR2x units, I would drop the R15 and add the Genie and keep the other two DVRs.
     
  6. Mar 1, 2013 #6 of 11
    damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    Why are you guys Paying $7.99 for the protection plan. Mine is only $5.99 and yes I'm alreading into the new pricing.
     
  7. Mar 1, 2013 #7 of 11
    etexlady

    etexlady AllStar

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    Forgive my ignorance about how the Genie works but how would installing a Genie and keeping the two DVRs be beneficial? More recording time perhaps or ability to record more shows at one time?
     
  8. Mar 1, 2013 #8 of 11
    etexlady

    etexlady AllStar

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    My mistake, I pay $5.99 as well.
     
  9. Mar 1, 2013 #9 of 11
    Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    Biggest benefit is the extra rooms down steal one of your 5 tuners. Second benefit is if you lose your hard drive, you dont lose all your shows (assuming you record your important stuff on both the genie and one of the DVRs)
     
  10. usafa92

    usafa92 New Member

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    How does the Genie work? It has 5 tuners inside and is able to share recordings with multiple other boxes simultaneously?
     
  11. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    The Genie has 5 tuners. It is able to stream via whole-home/MRV a maximum of 3 shows simultaneously to other units. Those other units can be other H/HR series boxes, or they can be C31 RVU clients (or Samsung TV RVU clients).

    If an RVU client is watching live TV, it is using one of the HR34 tuners.
     

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