DirecTV adds Total Choice Family tier

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  1. disco

    disco Father of Sam.

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    No Discovery Channel or TLC??

    Ok, show your cards, Dish Network...what do you got for $10 less??
     
  2. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    If DirecTV wants to increase their subscriber base, they need an even lower priced tier. Something along the line of old Select Choice, which is now Total Choice Limited. But, it isn't advertised. And, yes I do know about the spanish package.
     
  3. Mark W

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    I don't think DirecTV wants to increase their subscriber base if it means having people pay lower than the base price of $41.99 per month. Monthly revenue per customer is a big deal for them. Their aquisition cost per customer is over $600, so signing people up for under $40 per month is not attractive to them. Adding this package is only a response to religious right led groups asking for a la carte channel choices under the guise of family friendly programming.
     
  4. jeff92k7

    jeff92k7 Annoyed with trolls

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    You may not have to wait until April. I called them to cancel my service today and they offered to go ahead and switch me to that package. I declined and cancelled anyway, but I thought it was interesting that they offered me that package today when I actually cancelled, but the other day when I called them to find out what they could offer me, they told me the best they could do was the total choice for $41.99/mo.
    No doubt this is in direct response to the new USDTV that is showing up in certain areas.
     
  5. texas arsenal

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    Ive been seeing commercials for USDTV. I was sorta curious but not really interested then I saw it was going thru Wal- Mart and now Im REALLY not interested.
     
  6. Dmon4u

    Dmon4u Unresponsive User

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    General thoughts and comments:

    Nothing promotes Family more that the ultra violence of those older cartoons on Boomerang !

    There's a definite need to put all the shopping and religious channels in there. Let the evil folk live without these.

    As for the other channels, anything even remotely about sex and that channel should be thrown out of the Family Pack.

    Perhaps those that want something like this should wait till there's a PTC seal of approval ?
     
  7. Lee L

    Lee L Got Basenji?

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    Alternatively, they could just think for themselves. ;) ;) ;)
     
  8. texas arsenal

    texas arsenal FCDallas.net

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    Im waiting for Dtv to come out with "Guys Pack" thats nothing but sports and porn.
     
  9. Dmon4u

    Dmon4u Unresponsive User

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    Shouldn't there be a Poll on who would want this ?
     
  10. steelcurtain

    steelcurtain New Member

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    Basically, I want a package with all those DC "Family" channels excised from it. I don't watch a single one of those channels. Give me Discovery, Comedy Central, and FX, and I'd be in good shape.
     
  11. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    does this ADD anything to the total choice package? Or just remove Court TV and the other channels I notice are missing?
     
  12. tbeckner

    tbeckner TiVo Fan

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    Does that mean that Animal Planet, Discovery, and the Science channels are excluded?

    Additional Edit:

    Just saw the list, CNN (Headline News) was included, how can that be, they mostly cover political corruption with money, sex, and ethical and moral abuses, violence (like murder, wars, and genocide), and all type of crimes of passion.
     
  13. disco

    disco Father of Sam.

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    For $7 a month less then Total Choice you lose:

    A&E
    ABC Family (So a channel with Family in the name doesn't make it to the family package?)
    AMC
    Animal Planet
    BBC America
    BET
    Bravo
    BYU TV
    Cartoon Network
    The Church channel
    CNBC
    CNBC World
    CNN
    Comedy Central
    CMT
    Court TV
    Current TV
    Discovery
    Discovery Health
    E!
    ESPN
    ESPN Classic
    ESPN2
    ESPN News
    Fine Living
    Fox Movie Channel
    Fox News Channel
    Fox Reality
    Fuse
    FX
    G4
    Galavision
    GSN
    History Channel
    i Independent TV
    IFC
    The Learning Channel
    MSNBC
    MTV
    MTV2
    NFL Network
    OLN
    Oxygen
    Sci-FI
    SoapNet
    Speed
    Spike TV
    Superstation WGN
    TBS
    TNT
    Travel Channel
    TCM
    TV Guide
    TV Land
    TV One
    Univision
    USA Networks
    VH1
    WE
    A bunch of XM channels
    Your local RSN channel

    Kinda a lame package, IMO...I say pay the additional $7, and just use the parental features of your receiver (all D* receivers have them...).

    tbeckner: The Science Channel IS provided...but not The Discovery Channel.
     
  14. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    So it seems that the news channels aren't family friendly. :)
     
  15. tbeckner

    tbeckner TiVo Fan

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    I agree completely, a VERY LAME package, buy "TOTAL CHOICE" do as Disco recommends and use the parental control feature.
     
  16. john-duncan-yoyo

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    Some of the so called religious channels apparently aren't either. Plus they left off Speed which misses the Church of Nascar. :rolleyes:
     
  17. dtremain

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    Gee. I would have thought that FOX News would have been essential to the Christian Right. How will they get their Sean Hannity fix? :D

    Oh, oh! Here comes the controversy. :)
     
  18. narnia777

    narnia777 New Member

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    and no TV Land? I want my classics... The english channels in the old lowest spanish package was a really good deal for $29.99 before they raised the price $10. And that had TV Land.

    Jim
     
  19. dtremain

    dtremain New Member

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    It's a lousy package. To quote Nancy Reagan, "Just say No."
     
  20. Steve1212

    Steve1212 New Member

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    Isn't that what we all watch anyways ;) C'mon Directv get the Ten networks ;)
     

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