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NFLST Price Reduction???

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by socal404, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. festivus

    festivus Legend

    Nov 9, 2008
    I would consider a switch to DirecTV if the ST fit my needs better. I'm a Browns fan (like the Bills guy, please no laughing) living in Columbus. Our CBS station has to pick Browns or Bengals. I miss anywhere from 4 to 8 games every year due to conflicts.

    Do the math and you can plainly see that the ST is clearly not worth the money for me. A PPV model/contract between the NFL and providers is desperately needed for people in markets like mine.
  2. fiasco

    fiasco Guest

    Jan 9, 2005
    IMHO the value is there if you are a fan of an out of state team like me....

    It beats seeing the local college team trying to pull of pay per view when they play a division 2 school (*cough* mizzou)
  3. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    Wait now. You were a BALTIMORE Colts fan and stuck with them through the move? Shudder.
  4. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

    Feb 27, 2006
    To go to every Yankees game would cost way more then Every Giants game, So IMO there is no reason ST should be $350 when MLB EI is $200.

    Your just paying for exclusive rights that benifits no one but Directv.

    It doesn't benifit us in anyway

    $200 per year would most likely Triple the amount of ST subs.
  5. pappy97

    pappy97 Icon

    Nov 14, 2009
    Of course the NFL/DirecTV has no incentive to offer NFL games on a PPV basis, but I'm guessing you understand that.

    To me, I'm not sure I want to order NFL games on PPV. I'm a Niner fan out of market. Let's say I decide to order the Niner games I want to watch on PPV, and assume I will not order everyone that will be on NFLST.

    If 5 minutes in, the Niners are down 21-0 I might think the money I just spent on this PPV is a complete waste.

    When the Niners were getting blown away in week 1 this season, it never crossed my mind how much money I spent on NFLST. (Yes I know NFLST was on free preview in week 1, but I had already paid for NFLST many weeks before)

    Just suggesting that I'm not sure how comfortable I would be with NFL PPV.
  6. 1980ws

    1980ws Legend

    Mar 18, 2008
    Stubhub!! Skins/Colts $70

  7. slo_dave

    slo_dave Cool Member

    Jul 9, 2010

    @ $200 a year.... I'm there
  8. ATARI

    ATARI Hall Of Fame

    May 10, 2007
    Make it $199 with all the extras and I'm sold.
  9. Fiachra

    Fiachra New Member

    Apr 12, 2009
    Sure. For me the magic number is $199.99.

    So far as PPV goes and I'd love to see that happen, I'd be more than happy to pay $10 each for any out of area game I would like to watch. Every Packer game would be mine. Now, for $319.95 as the price is now? I'm staying away. Just cant justify the cost. Many must be able to though.
  10. mluntz

    mluntz Icon

    Jul 13, 2006
    That makes 2 of us!
  11. joshjr

    joshjr Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    NE Oklahoma
    Becaue we didnt pay that price either lol. I think I paid $59 for Sunday Ticket this year. I do think more people would sub if it was $199 a season. If they price individual games at like $10 a pop then people would just by their teams game and basically ST would not be the same. Some teams would lose money would be my guess at least as far as ST is concerned. It would be nice but most people would not pay $319 a season if they could just order 16 games of their team at $10 a pop. If they thought they would make more money that way I am sure they would do it though. Its like everything else about money and a business. What are we goona do?

    I personally dont mind calling each year to get a great price on it. I think next year I am going to wait till July and try the movers connection to get the Premiere offer. Having the grandfathered package I have (Plus HD DVR) only saves me $1 over the new version of the same package. I think I can handle that for the great ST offer.
  12. hazard

    hazard Cool Member

    Aug 27, 2008
    This is my first year without NFLST and I can honestly say I don't miss it.
  13. dcowboy7

    dcowboy7 Hall Of Fame

    May 22, 2008
    Pequannock, NJ
    Alot only paid $180 or even less this year so $200 would actually be a $20+ increase.

    Well unless we could get a credit on that as well. :D
  14. wmb

    wmb Godfather

    Dec 17, 2008
    A week or so back, someone started a thread about Premium being the best way to watch movies. When I saw that, I thought "What if D* had a sports version of premium?"

    When I look at the premium pack, its $111 and adds HBO, Cinemax, Showtime and RSNs to a package that is $45 less. The cost of buying premium is less than the costs of adding the individual premum packages separately because each subsequent moive premium added is discounted. Essentially, you get multiple movie-based premiums at a discount. There is no similar discount for the sports league packs.

    What I would like is a package that gives me NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and DirectKick (I think that is all that they charge for) for a discount. Total cost of those individually would be over $700. It would be nice to have a pack that adds $40 or so to the bill year round (A bit of a discount off individual packs) and provides al sports packages.

    Alternatively, they can give discounts... buy one sports premium, get the second at $50 off, the third is $65 off, etc.
  15. lman12

    lman12 AllStar

    May 23, 2007
    You can add me to the list. I have been a Colts fan since 1967.
  16. PPW

    PPW Mentor

    Apr 1, 2008
    Got a $100 credit when I threatened to cancel ST back in June, then got the $20/6 month credit like a lot of others in August. So ST was only $80 for me this year, but I agree $199.99 for all games in HD would be ok with me.

    Now if D* would just get around to adding new HD channels to their BASIC packages...:lol:
  17. davemayo

    davemayo Hall Of Fame

    Nov 17, 2005
    I dropped NFLST two years ago after it was approaching $400. I had it since 1998. I would strongly consider coming back for $200. I just received a card in the mail from Directv asking me to come back to NFLST.
  18. HD Man

    HD Man Cool Member

    Jan 31, 2006
    This is our 1st year without ST after having it for the last 9 years and the withdrawal isn't as bad as I expected. $300 plus for the season and I just didn't feel like paying that price. Now if the price were $199 for a loaded package including HD/Red Zone, I'm back!!

    But I really feel the longer I do without ST, the easier it becomes.
  19. cbearnm

    cbearnm Legend

    Sep 6, 2006
    Same thing here. ST was the reason I first got D* back in 1996. I was a displaced Steelers fan living in Columbus OH (Bengals or Browns, some choice). It was a no-brainer.

    Two moves later and 1,800 miles from home, I have kept ST all that time. This is my first year without it. And I have found that I really don't HAVE to have it anymore. I can run down to a sports bar, spend around $10 (nice specials there) and actually be social watching the game.

    This has even drawn me back from fantasy football. I tend to check my scores Monday morning instead of following them all day Sunday.

    (They refused to make any offers because I have a $10/month discount that they called ME to apply. I refused to buy in unless they got me under $200)
  20. Joe Diver

    Joe Diver AllStar

    Oct 12, 2006
    I have it this fall because I just switched from Dish (because of Fox) and took the deal.

    I also buy Center Ice and have for years....it's only $170.

    I would get Sunday Ticket for $199...but not for it's current price.

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