DirecTV raising rates??

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by disco, Jan 19, 2006.

  1. Jan 20, 2006 #41 of 154
    texas arsenal

    texas arsenal

    Feb 3, 2005
    Frisco TX
    So if I sign a 2 year agreement in the next few days will I be affected by a price hike?
  2. Jan 20, 2006 #42 of 154

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

    Jul 10, 2003
    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 :(
  3. Jan 20, 2006 #43 of 154

    SpacemanSpiff New Member

    Jan 30, 2004
    You've got a better chance of getting a TiVo powered R15. ;)
  4. Jan 20, 2006 #44 of 154

    JimSpence Just hangin'

    Sep 19, 2001
    Binghamton, NY
    FTA is looking good now!
  5. Jan 20, 2006 #45 of 154

    skaeight New Member

    Jan 20, 2004
    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?
  6. Jan 20, 2006 #46 of 154

    Kamakzie Are you serious bro?

    Jan 7, 2004
    They are increasing the DVR fee too? It sucks living where the only other choice is Dish Network and they suck to.
  7. Jan 20, 2006 #47 of 154

    dswallow Save the ModeratŠ¾r TCF Club

    Dec 3, 2000
    That was done a while ago; $4.99 to $5.99. It only affects new subscribers (so far).
  8. Jan 20, 2006 #48 of 154
    Mark W

    Mark W Member

    Dec 6, 2001
    CT, USA
    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.
  9. Jan 20, 2006 #49 of 154

    Marc Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Jun 26, 1999
    McMurray, PA
    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.
  10. Jan 20, 2006 #50 of 154

    taylor2767 New Member

    Apr 26, 2004
    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!
  11. Jan 20, 2006 #51 of 154

    dbett Hmm?

    Aug 13, 2001

    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 :) ). :thumbsdown:

    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.
  12. Jan 20, 2006 #52 of 154
    super dave

    super dave Friend Of The Court

    Oct 1, 2002
    Maple Shade, NJ
    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.
  13. Jan 20, 2006 #53 of 154

    jrinck Certified Neurotic

    Nov 23, 2004
    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.
  14. Jan 20, 2006 #54 of 154

    patonenow New Member

    Jul 22, 2005
    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
    ME:Do 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!
  15. Jan 20, 2006 #55 of 154

    staci New Member

    Mar 1, 2004
  16. Jan 20, 2006 #56 of 154

    Kamakzie Are you serious bro?

    Jan 7, 2004
  17. Jan 20, 2006 #57 of 154

    jrinck Certified Neurotic

    Nov 23, 2004
    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.
  18. Jan 20, 2006 #58 of 154

    jfischer New Member

    Oct 14, 1999
    Littleton, CO
    I doubt it. Dish and Comcast just raised rates too didn't they?
  19. Jan 20, 2006 #59 of 154
    lee espinoza

    lee espinoza some guy

    Aug 21, 2002
    San Antonio,TX
    dish will next month, Comcast unknow to me.
  20. Jan 20, 2006 #60 of 154

    cheridave "PT Cruisers-R-Cool"

    Mar 1, 2004
    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.


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