21 New HD Channels live today (9/26)

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by bonscott87, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. wolflord11

    wolflord11 Lord of Darkness

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    So you pay $15.26 a Month for a Series 3 and TivoHD. BUT: how much programming do you really get for $0.00? Not that much I would assume.

    Also, how much did you have to invest with Tivo in order to get the Series 3 and TivoHD? The Cost of the equipment would of been close to paying for 1 Years Service with Directv. And that is the exact same cost as your Term of Service with Tivo right?

    So in effect you have paid exactly the same with Tivo as you would of paid with Directv and enjoy little TV Programming. That just makes no sense at all...lol :D
     
  2. wolflord11

    wolflord11 Lord of Darkness

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    LOL. No he dropped the 2 Year Commitment and went with a 3 Year one instead because he loves Cable and Tivo so much. Which would also mean you are effectivily tying yourself to 3 years of Cable Commitment to.... just to enjoy your Tivos. :D
     
  3. RS4

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    Why are you guys on a Tivo forum making fun of a guy who left DirecTV because he wanted to stay with Tivo? I can understand that kind of behavior on the dbstalk forum, but this is a Tivo forum. Is it so hard for you folks to believe that a lot of us prefer the Tivo over who provides the signal? Do you have to come over here and insult everyone who says they left DirecTV just because they didn't want to sign up for a 2-year commitment with a product they don't want?

    I wish someone else were put on a week's corner time. :mad:
     
  4. rmassey

    rmassey Damn, these are fun!

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    Yeah I knew this one was coming my way....

    Difference to *me* is, I chose to opt for the three yr Tivo contract (to keep fees down), whereas D* gives you no option.... I am pretty much certain I want to receive guide data and record HD for the next three years, which is all I am paying Tivo for BTW. Oh and also my Tivo fees are $15.26/mo compared to $60-70/mo with D*.
     
  5. rmassey

    rmassey Damn, these are fun!

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    Yes, but I am paying for things I value - Tivo hardware and Tivo service. I do not value D* content, so why should I pay for it?

    If you value D* content and don't mind two year contracts with no choice in the matter and are fine with comitting to $70/mo then rock on. As a consumer you can do that. I choose not to.
     
  6. rmassey

    rmassey Damn, these are fun!

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    Boy you really just do not get it do you?

    99% of what I watch is FREE OTA HD. I do not care about the new or existing D* HD content. It is of no value to me. So why would I want to pay for it. I don't care about cable and it cost me $0 with HSI, which I paid for anyways.

    I purchased an S3 Tivo and pre paid the service because it's lower cost (3 yr cost S3 $406 + 300 = $706 vs. D* - $70 * 36 = $2520) and I know that I want to watch and record local HD networks for the next three years.

    Not everyone is addicted to ESPN, SHO, HBO and CNN you know. :eek:
     
  7. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Done.

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    You didn't really make that clear before. Not sure why you were with DirecTV in the first place.

    You're not really making a choice against DirecTV (or Dish or Cable for that matter). You simply watch OTA only and since that is the case anything else is a waste of money. A Tivo HD works perfect for you.
     
  8. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Done.

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    And you are really misrepresenting cost here. You're comparing cost of content. I very valid comparison.

    But the cost here being talked about is more like $15 a month for Tivo vs. the $5.99 a month DVR fee to DirecTV. What programming you get on top of that for either option is only relevant to you. But comparing the DVR costs is what's at hand.
     
  9. rmassey

    rmassey Damn, these are fun!

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  10. rmassey

    rmassey Damn, these are fun!

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    I disagree.... why is it invalid to look at total cost of use over a three year period. Honestly I think this a much more accurate way of looking at the two services. This is waht it will actually cost me over three years. Get it?

    BTW, your math is all wrong. I pay 15.26/mo for *TWO* SA Tivos. One is prepaid 3 yrs for $300 = $8.31.mo, one is on MSD for $6.95/mo. So a more accurate comparison would be D* $5.99 DVR fee to Tivo $8.31/mo fee. Tivo is slightly more, but I pay for service that I value, not content that I will never watch.
     
  11. rmassey

    rmassey Damn, these are fun!

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    Thank you, finally someone gets it :)
     
  12. rmassey

    rmassey Damn, these are fun!

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    Because in 2002 there was no free HD OTA in my area and D* offered a dual tuner SD Tivo. Also the cost back then for service was < $50/mo, prob more like $40-45ish. I paid for service that was of value to me and reasonably priced (at the time).
     
  13. Billy66

    Billy66 Again with shoelaces

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    Buddy nobody came over anywhere. Everyone was already here. rmassey joined the thread to take a swing at those keeping the channels (Rock on he sarcastically said). Is it surprising that his tone and attitude have been reciprocated?
     
  14. rmassey

    rmassey Damn, these are fun!

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    They have?
     
  15. Billy66

    Billy66 Again with shoelaces

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    IMHO yes rmassey.
     
  16. rmassey

    rmassey Damn, these are fun!

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    Hmm, I just though we were discussing service, fees, value...

    BTW, I meant 'Rock on' sincerely for D* content, if that is your thing, no prob here. I'll take my leave now and let y'all discuss the new D* content. Enjoy :)
     
  17. wolflord11

    wolflord11 Lord of Darkness

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    We were having a nice conversation about the 21 New HD Channels and the guy, who has left Directv for Cable comes over and throws his Two Cents in.

    So he has Cable and Tivo..... Why then come here into a Directv Forum and start throwing stones around? :D
     
  18. wolflord11

    wolflord11 Lord of Darkness

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    Your own Calculations are off.....

    OK: You purchased a Series 3 Tivo: $406.
    Prepaid: 3 years Service: $300.

    Thats $706 for Three Years. Correct.

    Now, What about the TivoHD you also purchased? Add that in before comparing anything. but lets say:

    TivoHD: $299.
    Prepaid: 3 years Service: $300.

    Your total is now: $1305. For this you basically get: FREE OTA HD.

    Now I pay around $70 a Month for 2 Directv DVR's, 2 Directv/Tivo DVR's and 1 Standard Receiver. I also get alot of programming including 3 Movie packages etc.

    And it is great for the whole family!

    So I pay $70 a Month for 3 years: $2520.

    Dollar for Dollar I am in the better spot than you are. Try adding 2 more Series 3 units to your Account, which then would near equal my Set-up. At that point you would be paying around $2610 and this is still with no Programming but Free OTA.

    Yes you get what you pay for, but sometimes its bettr to look down the Road not short term.

    oh and btw: I have No Commitment at all with Directv :D
     
  19. HiDefGator

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    The numbers get really lopsided if a lightning surge on the cable line fries his purchased S3.
     
  20. rmassey

    rmassey Damn, these are fun!

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    OK one more question, if you all are enjoying the new D* HD channels, you must be using an mpg4 capable D* HR20-700 DVR, so why are you here discussing this on a 'DirecTV HDTV Tivo Powered PVR' forum?

    just curious....
     

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