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New Directv Prices

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by A_Bear, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. A_Bear

    A_Bear AllStar

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    with choice package you gain

    610 Big Ten Network
    HD simulcast
    306 HDNet
    HD Access required.

    313 Jewelry Television Network
    447 ONCE (ESP)
    Public Interest Channel. Multi-sat equipment required. 119 satellite.
    284 Science Channel, The
    HD simulcast
    855 Great Standards
    Multi-sat equipment required. (m)
    853 Metro Blend
    Multi-sat equipment required. (m)
    807 Rat Pack
    Multi-sat equipment required. (m)
    878 Rock en Espanol
    281 Velocity
    HD Access required.


    and you lose

    257 Chiller
    308 Cloo
    618 FUEL TV
    HD simulcast
    218 Golf Channel, The (m) (SAP)
    HD simulcast
    283 Nat Geo WILD
    276 National Geographic Channel
    HD simulcast
    251 Oxygen
    869 Bailamos!
    867 Be-Tween
    877 Carnaval Brasileiro
    Multi-sat equipment required.
    831 College Rock
    839 Flashback/New Wave
    813 Folk Rock
    828 Hallelujah
    825 Hot Jamz (Hip Hop)
    876 Mariachi
    Multi-sat equipment required.
    844 Old School Funk
    823 Showtunes
    841 Spike (Explicit)
    868 The Playground
    607 Speed
    HD simulcast
    603 Versus
    HD simulcast
    307 WGN America
    HD simulcast

    I dont think it is worth it, you would lose cloo network (I love to watch HOUSE) :p
     
  2. renbutler

    renbutler Godfather

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    I have Total Choice (with HD), and I know for sure that it includes channels from both your lists: BTN, HDNet, Science, WGN, NGC, Speed, and Versus. So I'm not sure I understand your lists.
     
  3. Satelliteracer

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    The list is in error. Time to get AAC fixed. ;)
     
  4. Satelliteracer

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    This day and age? More than half the country still has SD televisions. Most televisions still out there are SD. For every house that has 3 televisions, 1.3 of them are HD and 1.7 are still SD. The more televisions in the house, the ratio gets worse (meaning even more SD televisions).

    The country isn't ready to do this yet and certain not at the cost that would require it, both by the consumer and by the companies delivering the signals. You're still a few years out, maybe longer. A TON of SD televisions out there in the real world.
     
  5. Satelliteracer

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    That is not the only reason those fees exist. Secondly, the % of people that buy their receivers is extremely low.
     
  6. SaLance

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    You should know its not AAC since that is copyrighted :lol:
     
  7. JoeTheDragon

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    the phone company used to force to rent each phone in your house and now you buy them.

    No in Candida systems you have the choice of rent or buy and shaw has rent to own. and with owned boxes no outlet or mirroring fees.
     
  8. A_Bear

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    I'm sorry, the information I (we) have is apparently outdated....I will look into this for you
     
  9. A_Bear

    A_Bear AllStar

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    very true :p agent answer center ha ha
     
  10. TheRatPatrol

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    2014 when D14 and D15 launch? :D
     
  11. markrogo

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    My local supermarket, in fact, does make me spend $25 on groceries to get a reasonable price on Coke, however. Technically, you can buy Coke without the other stuff, but the price is insane. So long as you spend $25 elsewhere, Coke reverts to a reasonable price....
     
  12. markrogo

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    Inflation alone would've taken Total Choice from $29.99 in 1999 to about $40 today (using various online calculators which take compounded CPI. Everything over $40 is explained by some combination of (a) increased costs for DirecTV (b) increased operating profits for DirecTV.
     
  13. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

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    The channel lineup in 99 was also smaller than it is today.
     
  14. Herdfan

    Herdfan Well-Known Member

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    Teays...
    Yeah but the shopping channels pay to be carried. :lol:
     
  15. Devo1237

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    Yeah, I've had Total Choice since 2002 and I've always had BTN and HDNet and those since they were offered. The only channel i've ever lost was ESPN Classic when they swapped it out for ESPNU. That's why it's always been such a great deal (comparatively).
     
  16. tuff bob

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    Anyone know, if I add a receiver now and I'm out of contract, does that lock my price for 2 years, and I won't be affected by the increase? Might effectively give me a sizable discount on a new HD-DVR :D
     
  17. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    No. It just locks you into a 2 yr contract. During the contract, you can move around to different packages at will, but you dont lock in anything. That is only for new customers.
     
  18. ThomasM

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    If DirecTV offered a so-called "entertainment" package with all the channels included in choice extra (or whatever it changes to) minus sports channels, I'd switch instantly. I NEVER watch ANY sports channel (I hate sports) and I know a lot of friends with DirecTV who also never watch sports either.

    Sports fanatics will pay anything to support their "addiction" so they will gladly pay through the nose for ESPN, regional sports nets, etc.- with a smile on their face no less!! :rolleyes:
     
  19. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    I am pretty much the opposite. I had SELECT, and it had every channel I watch regularly, except for two, Golf and Speed. So, for those two channels, instead of paying $44.95 a month, I have to pay $65.99 a month. DirecTv knows what they are doing. They will always make sure there are at least two must have channels available only in the expensive packages.

    Personally I wish they would have a "News" package, "Science" package, "Sports" package, "General entertainment" package, and "Non-Premium Movie" package. I wouldnt hesitate to sub to the News, Science, and Sports package, but have no interest in the entertainment channels or commercial laden movie channels.

    It wont happen though, because #1, the channels themselves force the carriers into placing them everyones package so they can get revenue from 10 million rather than just those that are interested, and #2, Directv wont do it because in most cases, they would lose money, as people dropped channel groups, although if done right, that wouldnt need to be the case.

    I dont see much changing until subscribers start dropping in droves from DirecTv, Dish, and cable...forcing the programmers to do something to retain customers.
     
  20. Satelliteracer

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    The industry believes SD will be alive and well beyond that.
     

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