OMG, my Regional Sports Fee is $7.29 now!

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  1. Mar 3, 2017 #1 of 56
    Devo1237

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    And that doesn't even include the dumb Dodgers channel, or the PAC-12 nets (which is the only one I'd actually watch). If I wasn't getting a huge discount on the Choice package right now, I would be downgrading to Select asap.

    Is LA an outlier at this price? What's NYC at these days?




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  2. Mar 4, 2017 #2 of 56
    techguy88

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    Well if you don't mind losing all sports except ESPN, ESPN2 or Fox Sports 1 you could always switch to Preferred Xtra most of the time discounts that are good on Choice work on Preferred Xtra and it removes the RSN fee
     
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  3. Mar 4, 2017 #3 of 56
    Brian Hanasky

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    Plus you get to pay $10 for HD!

    At least you get the color for free.
     
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  4. Mar 4, 2017 #4 of 56
    MysteryMan

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    I've been paying a $7.29 Regional Sports Fee for years!
     
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  5. Mar 4, 2017 #5 of 56
    Devo1237

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    I haven't heard of "Preferred" Xtra, just the regular extra. Is it an off the menu offering like Family? Anyone have a complete list of packages and their costs?

    I usually just switch between Entertainment and Select to avoid the RSN altogether, but I got such a huge savings to move to Choice for a year I had to take it. This Preferred Xtra package is intriguing, tho.


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  6. Mar 4, 2017 #6 of 56
    Devo1237

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    Uggh, poor bastard. R u in NY?


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  7. Mar 4, 2017 #7 of 56
    Troch2002

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    Are you sure?
    That fee was just raised to that max amount this year.
    I'm in NY market, and last years RSN fee was $6.39.

    RSN fee only started around 2012 and it was $2.60 when it was first Implemented in NY market.

    So I somehow doubt you paid $7.29 for" years" on an RSN fee

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  8. Mar 4, 2017 #8 of 56
    James Long

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    Newer customers get to pay $7 for their first receiver instead of $10 for HD.
     
  9. Mar 4, 2017 #9 of 56
    inkahauts

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    Actually our fee makes a lot more sense than many others. (You are obviously in Los Angeles.). We have four major rsns. Two are similar only one English one Spanish.. but consider we get, lakers, Clippers, kings, ducks, angles, Galaxy, sparks, and a LOT of local High school games, spread amount those three/four networks out fee isn't surprising. It's the towns with only a couple big teams that have the same that I don't get.
     
  10. Devo1237

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    Yeah, I probably wouldn't be as annoyed if I liked any of those teams, but I remember not too long ago when all those team plus the dodgers, USC, and ucla were on 2 channels with no extra fee. Those were the salad days.


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  11. inkahauts

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    Yeah quite true. The Pac-12 is a cluster and the dodgers channel is a blunder of a disaster. Just imagine if DIRECTV added the Dodgers though. That's another $5 a month for just Dodgers and absolutely nothing else!
     
  12. peds48

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    Was true then, not anymore.....


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  13. James Long

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    Yep ... I got behind in my promotional pricing. Still no HD fee for new customers.
     
  14. steveymacjr

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    Just curious, where is the RSN fee hidden? I've never seen a break out on my bill for RSN fee, and I get serveral RSN's.
     
  15. jimmie57

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    This is how it is shown on my bill.

    DIRECTV Channels
    1. XTRA 87.99
    2. HBO, STARZ and SHOWTIME 22.99
    $7 off HBO for 6 months (6 of 6)
    $7 off SHOWTIME for 6 months (6 of 6)
    $7 off STARZ for 6 months (6 of 6)
    3. Regional Sports Fee 5.83
     
  16. steveymacjr

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    Huh, no rsn fee for me then.

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  17. inkahauts

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    What market or zip code are you in? And how long have you had service?
     
  18. Troch2002

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    18013 which is my "Moved" location has no RSN fee.
    Philadelphia DMA

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  19. steveymacjr

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    28104.. Service for 20 years

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  20. inkahauts

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    I could guess based on your location that you only have one real hone town local rsn, and all the others are on the outer distance rings for pricing, and if your actual local rsn is at the price the lowest price of any rsn is, then that's why you wouldn't have a rsn fee. the fee is only to make all lrsn fees equal as far as I know. Its not an actual exact number you pay for your rsns.
     

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