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Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by disco, Jan 19, 2006.
So if I sign a 2 year agreement in the next few days will I be affected by a price hike?
just got off the phone with Charter Cable.
I can get My HSI and Digital cable for 70 bucks a month price guaranteed for 1 year.
How tough is that 1 year commitment to get out of with DTV
You've got a better chance of getting a TiVo powered R15.
FTA is looking good now!
AFIAK, if you send back your equipment, it's not a problem. My question is, what happens after March 1? Do the new, you can't get out of a contract with out paying a penalty rules apply to pre-existing non-lease customers?
They are increasing the DVR fee too? It sucks living where the only other choice is Dish Network and they suck to.
That was done a while ago; $4.99 to $5.99. It only affects new subscribers (so far).
I used to get a few people per year to sign up with DirecTV. Now for many reasons including mostly the Tivo situation and the hassle/cost of HD, I no longer recommend them. When Comcast comes out with their Tivo, I'll probably be gone too.
I'm hoping that they'll hold themselves (somewhat) true to their earlier statement by making the new rates only apply to new subscribers as of 3/1. Current subscribers could continue at their present rates through 2006.
I called CS for sh@$% and geegles to see what their response was and not to my suprise.
"are we having what??....a price increase...not to my knowledge.
What a shocker!
I've noticed it a lot over the last few weeks (new Stargates and BSGs). A lot of blockiness and artifacts in dark scenes (and boy does BSG have a lot of dark scenes ).
I WILL be looking seriously at Comcrap's HD tivo offering when its available. And that's from someone who:
(1) Hates Comcast with a passion.
(2) Has invested thousands of dollars in DTV equipment and cabling.
(3) And has been a very high priced customer of DTv for 7+ years.
The ONLY thing that might prevent me from going with Comcast is if they either don't give me the DC locals (in Baltimore) or if the HD Tivo won't record OTA (since I can get the DC locals OTA). I must have all the Skins games.
I to, have always despised Comcast. But my HSI is through them and has been flawless. No other options were available to us. Also DTV's recent price increase, the new leasing program that still charges $400 for the HDDVR, lack of HD without an antenna to get locals (I want a HD DVR), and having to commit for 2 years has me wavering. If Comcast had their TiVo box ready to go I know my wife would be ready to change providers. She loves her TiVo.
I've been considering dropping Premiere, and this might just push me over the edge. So right now I pay $96 per month with a DVR ($0).
I need to calculate what it would be with just HBO and then the added DVR fee. It still has to be significantly lower than $96.
I called cs 3 times.
First responce same as TAYLOR'S.
2nd: Sir,where did you hear that?
ME:From different sources.
CS: Please hold a minute.
Oh no sir. Your prices are the same as always.
3rd:Heard you were raising prices.
CS. Please hold a minute.
Sir, your prices are the same as always.
ME:Are you sure?
CS: yes, they are not raised
MEo they plan to raise them soon?
MUCH switching back & forth on hold.
CS:SIR,your prices are still the same TODAY.
ME:Are they raising them soon?
CS: Your prices ARE still the same!
ME: How about soon or next month?
CS: SIR, we will be sending you a letter about new things happening.
ME: GOOD! THEN I can drop you before I pay you extra!
CS: But sir.
ME: GOOD BY!
Their now saying, no more equiptment purchases. Everything will be monthly rentals.
This just keeps getting better and better..
You know, it's hard to think about it for many, but these wanton rate increases are finally starting to make me seriously look at how much I really need TV. In fact, I'm starting to really look at EVERYTHING I currently pay monthly for:
1. NFL Sunday Ticket - This just keeps rising and rising, and while it's nice to be able to watch every game, I started to feel taken advantage of and just out-and-out dropped it. There were some withdrawals early in the season, but by the end of the season I hardly thought about it at all.
2. DirecTV Premiere - It's nice to tell people I have "everything", but $100 a month for TV is kind of ridiculous, but I guess these people think we'll pay anything, as rates keep rising. If I take a serious gander at what I actually watch in a given month, $100 is absurd. I could drop down to the minimum package and only lose maybe 20 or 30% of what I now watch, and missing certain shows, just like I did with the NFL, might hurt at first, but life goes on.
3. Landline Caller-ID, Call-Waiting, Call-Waiting-ID, and Long Distance - I was paying $32.00 per month to SBC, and made about three long distance calls on the landline, mainly out of laziness, in addition to a smattering of local calls. On top of that, Call-Waiting is rude to me, and I NEVER click over, and thus Call-Waiting-ID is useless. And with the advent of the Do-Not-Call list, caller-ID isn't as much of a concern anymore (most legit people show up as 'out of area' anyway). Plus, I have a cell phone that doesn't discriminate against local or long distance, plus it's a heck of a lot more convenient. Now I pay $10 per month to SBC/AT&T.
I figure that if I drop $40 worth of DirecTV service, coupled with $20 off of SBC/ATT, that's a pretty good start in weaning myself off of these greedy media companies. Everything has a limit. EVERYTHING. But I guess the DirecTV's and SBCs of the world don't think so.
I doubt it. Dish and Comcast just raised rates too didn't they?
dish will next month, Comcast unknow to me.
SERIES 3 and any other option that I can think of.
I will not get cable and I will un-subscribe from DirecTV as soon as the other options materialize.
In the mean time I too will drop additional programing to make a statement.