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New Directv Prices

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

  1. Dec 25, 2011 #81 of 809

    mreposter Hall Of Fame

    Jul 29, 2006
    And yet Directv continues to report record quarterly profits.
    So all these huge increases in programming costs don't seem to be hurting their bottom line, quite the opposite in fact.
  2. Dec 25, 2011 #82 of 809

    lparsons21 Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Mar 4, 2006
    Herrin, IL
    Both will be $68.99.
  3. Dec 25, 2011 #83 of 809

    longrider Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Apr 21, 2007
    Elizabeth, CO
    How I see the Choice Extra deal is that rather than raising the price they dropped a bunch of channels out of the package. Current customers keep their channels with the classic package and new or package switching customers get the reduced channel count
  4. Dec 25, 2011 #84 of 809

    RACJ2 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    Although I agree with you, there is greed at every step of the way.

    • Actors, producers, TV stars, movie stars, players, sports team owners, leagues, etc. all want to be paid more.
    • Their greed leads to more expense and the networks have to pay more for the shows and events they buy.
    • When the network pays more, they want to keep their profits high, so they charge delivery carriers more.
    • Then the delivery carriers want to keep their profits high, so they charge subscribers more.

    Since we have no way to profit from the programming we get from the delivery carriers, we lose.
  5. Dec 25, 2011 #85 of 809

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    maybe it has some to do with the Entertainment package and maybe old Choice Extra get some more sports channels. I can see directv makeing a deal to get a non sports package they had to move some channels from sports pack to a choice pack. Maybe old Choice Extra is getting free hd extra?
    Velocity moving to hd extra and old Choice Extra get's to keep it?

    if old Choice Extra and new Choice Extra both have the same channels I don't see why they need to make that move as it will just lead to a later date where give away say free NFT ST to move people off of a older pack.
  6. Dec 25, 2011 #86 of 809

    ms1960 Cool Member

    Dec 16, 2005
    Programming prices have gotten out of hand time for Alacarte.
  7. Dec 25, 2011 #87 of 809

    n3vino Godfather

    Oct 2, 2011
    I'm under contract for $35.00, not including the extras, until next October and then to $65.00 the second year. So as I stated earlier. They can't change what I pay until my contract is up, but they can sure change the channels I get as they don't guarantee programming, only price.

    But I hope the word "Classic" means what I have now and not less.
  8. Dec 25, 2011 #88 of 809

    PrinceLH New Member

    Feb 18, 2003
    One more nail in the coffin, for many that are struggling to get by. Where does it end?
  9. Dec 25, 2011 #89 of 809

    mikeny Hall Of Fame

    Aug 20, 2006
    Am I correct that Total Choice Plus customers like myself will be converted to Choice Extra Classic and hiked up from $64.49 to $65.99? So that and the $1 DVR fee hike will raise my bill $2.50.

    I'm liking TBlazer's figures with FiOS and I'll be there come May. The handwriting is on the wall.

    Edit--It appears like Choice Extra Classic will be $68.99 so that would be a $5.50 increase altogether.
  10. Dec 25, 2011 #90 of 809

    Davenlr Geek til I die

    Sep 16, 2006
    Does anyone remember from past changes, at what time prior to the Feb increase/changes, that DirecTv announces the channel line up for the new packages?

    I want to be able to review them, and lock into one of the expiring packages if it will result in a significant savings or reduce the chance of losing channels I watch. I am currently getting Ultimate + HD Extra Pak, but rarely ever watch any of the channels added over the current Choice Xtra.
  11. Dec 25, 2011 #91 of 809

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    Though I've seen people say that they were getting a $15 increase on FIOS. Of course that's a bundle, but you can't get away from price increases by going to another provider. Eventually, it'll catch up.
  12. Dec 25, 2011 #92 of 809

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    Looks like a total increase of $3 per month for me (Choice Xtra). Not too bad, I guess (less than 3% increase).
  13. Dec 25, 2011 #93 of 809

    satjay AllStar

    Nov 20, 2006
    Interested in seeing what makes up the entertainment package
  14. Dec 25, 2011 #94 of 809

    NR4P Dad

    Jan 15, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    I'm in this boat too. Have TC+, pay $64.49 with locals. I'm also with the understanding I could drop my locals, save $3 to $61.49. I have OTA so locals over SAT aren't necessity.

    May just drop the locals on Feb. 1, and see how they explain to me the jump on Feb. 9 to Choice Extra Classic with mandatory locals, I think. That would be one of the highest increases. $7.50 without DVR increase too. That's more than 10% to base package. Might be an interesting phone conversation.
  15. Dec 25, 2011 #95 of 809

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    I don't see where dropping locals is an option. Sure, there is a line for TC+ No Locals, but it's been there before. That's for markets where locals arent offered I believe.
  16. Dec 25, 2011 #96 of 809

    gomezma1 Godfather

    Mar 28, 2006
    How many channels does Mexico Plus Offer?
  17. Dec 25, 2011 #97 of 809

    fireponcoal Icon

    Sep 26, 2009
    As far as entitlement goes, well, me and the rest of Philadelphia are entitled to an RSN(regardless of whatever response you have for me.. Don't care) and if given one would be more then happy to give a bit more cash to D* every Feb..

    Since we don't live in the middle of Iowa or what have you we do have many options in Philadlphia as far as providers are concerned.. Those options also come with broadband and unlimited broadband(Fios) at that for a much cheaper price...
  18. Dec 25, 2011 #98 of 809

    Draconis New Member

    Mar 16, 2007
    Las Vegas, NV
    You are not the only one who is very curious as to what the difference is.

    Same here, I just wish they offered a "nerd" packace. I like the science channels but I have to get Choice Xtra to get them and that includes a lot of channels I do not care for.
  19. Dec 25, 2011 #99 of 809

    zimm7778 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 11, 2007
    If I sell you a pencil one week for 10 cents and it originally costs me 20. And the next week I charged you 15 cents but it cost me 27 I'll show a record profit too but my profit margin decreased because I absorbed some of the price increase with it, That's a very small example but multiply it by millions and it's still the same principle. Record profit doesn't matter, it's what their profit margin is that does. Same can be said for any business anywhere.
  20. lparsons21

    lparsons21 Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Mar 4, 2006
    Herrin, IL
    Are you sure about not raising the prices during your contract? I don't remember price protection being a part of a new install. Hold it, they now say a new customer is guaranteed no price increase until 2013.

    Assuming you signed up during a period while they have that, you should be OK until 1/1/2013 I guess. Well assuming you got that in writing!! :)

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