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Will you leave DTV if they stop carrying FOX? (resolved)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by -Draino-, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. Oct 29, 2011 #81 of 190

    gfrang Hall Of Fame

    Aug 29, 2007
    For one time in my life i have to stand by Directv on this,i think it will be settled just a mater how much extra we will have to pay.
  2. Oct 29, 2011 #82 of 190

    russinpa AllStar

    Aug 11, 2010
    If the channels get pulled and aren't back by early January when Sunday Ticket ends I'll probably start looking. FSC is one of my must have channels and I really enjoy some of the FX progamming. I really doubt that it will get that far. Both companies have alot to lose.
  3. Oct 29, 2011 #83 of 190

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    No. They will eventually resolve it but it really doesn't affect me much. Not a fan of FX and I can miss Nat Geo and my local RSNs are non-fox, while center ice and Sunday ticket are okay.
  4. Oct 29, 2011 #84 of 190

    camo Godfather

    Apr 15, 2010
    I'll be packing up my 3 DVR's and shipping them back on Monday after they pull service. I'm not playing their games of pulling service on Nov.1 and in the end will cave in and we still get the price increase.
    I know exactly where this is going. I expect to have my Fox sports channel and if I can't get it I'll go somewhere else. My final answer no exceptions, this and the 4 networks are the only channels I will not go without and will terminate service over.
    I hate doing it because I love Directv with the MRV, money is not the issue for me, but losing this channel is.
  5. Oct 29, 2011 #85 of 190

    SPACEMAKER Freethinker

    Dec 11, 2007
    Mason, MI
    Some big talkers here. It would be fun to see who actually makes the switch should these channels go dark.
  6. Oct 29, 2011 #86 of 190

    lparsons21 Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Mar 4, 2006
    Herrin, IL
    I was with Dish when they went through this crap about a year ago and didn't leave them over it, so no, I'm not leaving D* over the temp loss of FX and other Fox channels.

    On a side note, if D* would drop a certain news channel, I'd add a year to my commit!! :)
  7. Oct 29, 2011 #87 of 190

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    What about when Dish does the same? What about the issue of FSN-AZ being only part-time HD and some games won't be in HD or are joined in progress?
  8. Oct 29, 2011 #88 of 190

    PrinceLH New Member

    Feb 18, 2003
    I won't leave, but will downgrade my service. I would miss FNC if they were gone. I can pick up my local FOX affiliate, OTA and a couple more that are within reception distance of my antenna.
  9. Oct 29, 2011 #89 of 190

    kwasnicka Mentor

    Aug 23, 2011
    Absolutely not. If we started to do that then we would have to switch providers every year since one of the cable/satellite companys have a dispute nearly ever year. This will be resolved so just calm down. We may lose these channels for a short time but in today's world we can catch any missed episodes of Sons of Anarchy or American Horror Story online or On Demand somewhere for a small fee.
  10. Oct 29, 2011 #90 of 190

    Gary*W* Legend

    Sep 19, 2007
    I'll miss FX the most by a looong way. I also follow F1 so I'll miss SPEED and the RSN's for hockey. But can't really afford to switch providers now and who's to say in 6 months to a year that News Corp won't be fighting with UVerse, Dish or Comcast.
  11. Oct 29, 2011 #91 of 190

    tivoboy Legend

    Aug 16, 2006
    Problem is, in my area a lot of the college games we watch, stanford as a big example have been carried on the fox sports networks, this household unfortunately, can't go without. :-(

    so, natgeo, speed and the fox sports is pretty much a deal killer.

    Hopefully, DISH will carry those channels and I can just switch if that is the case.
  12. Oct 29, 2011 #92 of 190

    john262 AllStar

    Oct 26, 2011
    I would definitely not leave. I subscribe to the Select package and the HD Extra pack. I don't get any of the channels that will be lost anyway. The only Fox channel that I watch, Fox News Channel, will not be dropped, at least not now anyway.
  13. Oct 29, 2011 #93 of 190

    majikmarker AllStar

    Feb 27, 2005
    Arlington, WA
    Never. If I left every time a provider had a carriage dispute, I would be switching every 6 months or less.

    Losing these Fox stations will be disappointing (if it happens), but in the end, it is just TV. The few shows I watch regularly on these channels, I will try to find online. Also, the nice thing about "cable" channels is they run every new episode 10 times a week so I will probably find the shows I missed when the channels light up again.
  14. Oct 29, 2011 #94 of 190

    YakeVlad Legend

    Aug 12, 2011
    No, I won't ever leave a service provider over a carriage dispute. I understand your question is reasonable, but doing so would just be providing the media corps which are asking for insane increases in fees more power at the negotiating table. We don't need to give the media corps more power at the table. Doing so just results in us as consumers paying more, because switching to another provider just delays the inevitable. Sooner or later the provider you switch to will be due to renegotiate their contract with the same media corp. You'll run into this problem wherever you go. It sucks but that's just the reality of the current environment. You're better off to pick the provider that gives you the quality of service and best selection of channels you watch and stick with it. There are many providers out there with much worse customer service and quality of service. Find a happy home and get comfortable unless something in those areas changes significantly.

    As for those discussing corporate profit motivations, both News Corp. and D* are publicly traded companies so both of them have shareholders to which they answer. If shareholder value isn't increased from quarter to quarter or year to year, the boards get fired. So yes, both companies in this dispute have a profit interest to protect in this dispute. However, it's about time we as consumers say enough is enough. BofA is taking a beating over its new debit card fee and last I checked is reducing it as a result. It's time for the media corps to get the same message regarding trying to make up for ad revenue losses with crazy increases in carriage fees.
  15. Oct 29, 2011 #95 of 190

    TBoneit Hall Of Fame

    Jul 27, 2006
    Out of the channels in the current dispute and the upcoming locals and Fox News the only one I watch is the Fox local and I can get and record that from my basic cable subscription.

    Yes I have a nice satellite package and DVRs. I also keep basic cable, it isn't that expensive and I can record off it's HD locals in 720 by 480 and watch in the proper aspect ratio.

    I watched a recording off of cable last night that was done at the highest setting avilable to me It was off of the HD local channel and was wide screen and it filled the screen. It looked as good as any DVD does on the HDTV since it was recorded at the highest standard DVD bit rate and resolution. At that setting I can record 100 hours of video. I can burn it from the Hard Drive to DVD if desired. BTW it isn't desired as no local TV show is worth archiving IMHO. Once I've watched it I'm not interested in it.

    If you are worried and you can get OTA or your cable company carries locals in Clear QAM then maybe you should look at the Magnavox 515 hard Drive models. I do have to use manual timers, However with th 515 model I can name them when I set them up so that the recordings show me name and time and date recorded. I can set for once a week, Monday to Friday or daily. I've got to recurring timers set for things that the dual tuner DVR doesn't have enough tuners for. Plus I get all the Subchannels such as Antenna. 4 Channel 13 PBS's etc.
  16. Oct 29, 2011 #96 of 190

    1980ws Legend

    Mar 18, 2008
    Reading a few comments here about the dropping of a certain news channel. I have a few news channels I don't care for either but thankfully we all have access to all of them. I fear the day that is not true. Now back to our current topic of how we are all dropping D* because of losing Nat Geo for a few weeks...
  17. Oct 29, 2011 #97 of 190

    txfeinbergs Legend

    Nov 15, 2005
    Not a minor issue in Dallas, as we are also going to lose our ABC station over this because the local ABC affiliate is owned by Belo Corp, which is owned by Fox. but, no, I would not drop DirecTV as long as the outage only goes for a couple of weeks at most - but beyond that, losing such a major station is going to cause defections.
  18. Oct 29, 2011 #98 of 190

    DMRI2006 Godfather

    Jun 13, 2006
    Well, that's the only way the news channels you and your half-dozen friends watch would actually gain viewers. lol.
  19. Oct 29, 2011 #99 of 190
    Pepe Sylvia

    Pepe Sylvia Legend

    May 10, 2010
    It's motivated me enough to research my options. If this drags on after football season, I might seriously consider going back to cable.
  20. Dan B

    Dan B Legend

    Mar 6, 2007
    Only if DirecTV does not compensate me financially for the channels I am temporarily losing.

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