Direct TV rasing package prices

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by andrew64, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. Feb 2, 2008 #1 of 28
    andrew64

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    I just got an e mail stating there are price changes to all DTV prices. 3 dollars more a month i believe. Anyone else get that e mail.
     
  2. Feb 2, 2008 #2 of 28
    stevel

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    Yes, I got it. The price hike was discussed here a couple of weeks ago. The bigger cable systems and DISH already announced rises, so DirecTV figured they could too.
     
  3. Feb 2, 2008 #3 of 28
    JimSpence

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    More importantly, DirecTV needs to take a math class. :)

    Individual DNS LA/NY service is going up to $2.99 (from $2.25). For all four nets the new price is $11.99, shouldn't that be $11.96 (4 x $2.99)?
     
  4. Feb 2, 2008 #4 of 28
    IminMs

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    It's just an annual rate increase, just like every other company does each year. It covers their costs of raises for their employees, gas, utilities etc.
    It is significantly lower than the cable companies increases of their rapes.(not a typo)
     
  5. Feb 2, 2008 #5 of 28
    JimSpence

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    Not to mention the cost of launching a couple new satellites. :D
     
  6. Feb 2, 2008 #6 of 28
    innocentfreak

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    I missed that part. I wish I could get in on the all 4 "deal" though since right now I only have access to two of them.
     
  7. Feb 2, 2008 #7 of 28
    codespy

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    I get NY Fox (88), and still pay nothing.
     
  8. Feb 2, 2008 #8 of 28
    CrashHD

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    Those sats were for HD. It would be more fair to pass that cost along in the form of higher HD access fees, than to require standard definition subscribers to subsidize equipment for HD subscribers.
     
  9. Feb 2, 2008 #9 of 28
    JimSpence

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    The DNS increase is for the SD networks. I also get all four HD networks which are listed as $0.00 on my account. However, I'm going to wait until the dust settles to see if I would still get the HD version for 0 if I drop the SD ones.
    The rules have changed a few times in the last couple of years with respect to DNS, that I don't want to mess up the HD DNS by dropping the SD.

    True, but it is one DirecTV.
     
  10. bengalfreak

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    Abso-'freakin'-lutely. Not gonna happen though. The only way they can justify the cost is to spread it among all subscribers. If they only added the additional fees to HD subscribers, they would probably have to charge $20/mo. instead of $10.

    They also figure that we are all going to be HD customers eventually. I'll buy in only when I absolutely have to. I just don't get spending all that extra money for just a better picture. I want more content to choose from, not the same content with a better picture. I just don't get spending $1500 or more for a new television just so the image looks better.
     
  11. CrashHD

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    Wow. I never thought I'd find someone who would agree with me on that. I'm not replacing a perfectly good SDTV. It may be 15 years old, but it works great. When it gives it up, and has to be replaced, then I'll look into an HD set.

    Does anyone know if there's a way to get locked in on the current rate? I'd be willing to renew my service committment if it DTV would lock me in at the current rate, and maybe throw me a discount or two. Anyone try to do such a thing?
     
  12. sven_kirk

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    I really doubt I'll ever go to HD anytime soon. Only when they removing programming to SD is when I'll covert over. Or when HD tvs are rival SD in cost and size, excluding fire sales. Which will be a long time. 5-8years by my guess.
     
  13. magnus

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    At some point.... you have to decide when the increase has gone beyond your threshold to pay for the service.

    For a variety of reasons... I left Directv for OTA HD.

    1) Price
    2) Customer Service
    3) Tivo Support

    I found that paying $80 for Directv each month was too much for the content I was receiving. I thought that it was great getting all the channels but eventually determined that I only watched 5 channels beyond the locals.



     
  14. BradL1279

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    gahhh again, they are getting as bad as cable, i can't wait till IPTV comes out, or whenever they loose the contract for nfl ticket, i will probly be gone.
     
  15. tivoupgrade

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    I just got it too. Here is the link to their PDF:

    DIRECTV RATE HIKE
     
  16. bgreen5

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    Yeah, 3 straight years in a row of price increases is pretty outrageous for my threshold.

    I just got the e-mail today. :mad:

    I'll be paying $10/month MORE than I was 3 years ago, and it was barely worth it to me back then.

    The thing I liked about switching to DTV some 7 years ago was the TiVo integration. I don't watch a tremendous amount of TV though.

    Seriously, now I'm going to have to give some thought to the possibility of doing OTA or basic cable and getting a stand-alone TiVo.

    Has anyone gotten any giveback by talking to DirecTV customer retention? Or is that futile?
     
  17. dtremain

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    Sure, because the price of cable never goes up!

    Why doesn't Directv stay the same price year after year -- just like everything else.:rolleyes:

    If you are going to go to OTA, that makes sense, because that is free. But you'll be hard pressed to find cable, I suspect, that offers a comparable package at a lower price. And, obviously, the monthly cost of an SA TiVo is going to provide you with less quality for more money.
     
  18. phecksel

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    I dropped it last fall. Couldn't get anywhere with retention. Few months after, they started sending me $30/$40 come back to us deals. Love the OTA! S3 with three year per paid, came out to $7.95 per month. With unbox, can download all the shows that I previously watched on DTV that I can't get OTA.
     
  19. stevel

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    When I had cable, they raised the rates twice in one year, more than 20%. After three years of this I had had it and switched to satellite, and it proved more reliable with better choices and lower cost than cable. I would not switch back.
     
  20. nrc

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    DTV has now raised prices three times in barely over a year. Last year there was an overall price increase, just in December there was the HD price hike, and now another overall price hike.

    I already switched back. Lower overall cost (TV + Internet), better picture quality, and TiVo availability have made it well worth it.
     

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