How much do you pay for D* per month fo HD?

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by rmassey, Sep 27, 2007.

How much do you pay for D* per month fo HD?

  1. $50-60 /mo

    12 vote(s)
    10.1%
  2. $60-70 /mo

    11 vote(s)
    9.2%
  3. $70-80 /mo

    15 vote(s)
    12.6%
  4. $80-90 /mo

    25 vote(s)
    21.0%
  5. Over $100 /mo

    56 vote(s)
    47.1%
  1. rmassey

    rmassey Damn, these are fun!

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    Sep 5, 2002
    Colorado
    With the launch of the new D* HD programming, what is your total bill for D* service? This should include your base package, mirror fees, DVR fees, HD fees, Premium fees, NFST, everything.

    Thanks for playing :)
     
  2. HiDefGator

    HiDefGator New Member

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    Oct 12, 2004
    $87 last bill

    hd locals
    hd
    hbo
    3 HR20's
    1 SD DTivo

    I think Bellsouth gets me $10 off a month for some reason.
     
  3. phox_mulder

    phox_mulder I get paid 2watch TV

    5,940
    137
    Feb 23, 2006
    Salt Lake...
    I have come close to the $100 mark, but haven't crossed it yet.
    I might have crossed it the month I cancelled the HD Access Fee, I was late cancelling it, so I got charged for a half month after the free ran out.

    I'm sure I'll take a flying leap over that barrier as soon as I break down and call D* and request my HR20 and slimline dish.

    Right now it's:

    Total Choice, DVR service, 2 D*TiVo's, 2 standalone receivers, HBO and SHO.
    Add in this garbage
    For a grand total of $98.75


    phox
     
  4. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

    30,905
    36
    Sep 19, 2001
    Binghamton, NY
    I only pay $9.99/month for HD. The rest is for the programming package, DNS fee, DVR fee, and mirroring fees. (~$86)
     
  5. wolflord11

    wolflord11 Lord of Darkness

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    Jan 16, 2007
    Madisonville...
    LOL. :up:

    About $90 Dollars a Month.

    Total Choice Plus Base Package
    HD Fee
    Showtime, Starz and HBO
    Locals Package
    2 HR Units (leased), 1 R15 Unit (owned), 2 Directv/Tivo Units (owned), 1 Standard Receiver (owned).

    I think thats it. :D
     
  6. rmassey

    rmassey Damn, these are fun!

    708
    0
    Sep 5, 2002
    Colorado
    Har-har.... - LOL

    seriously - RTFM
    :)

    BTW, if I could only pay D* $9.99 for HD programming, I'd still be a customer. It's the -"Oh you have to sub to a base Pkg, DVR fee, Mirror fee, local fee..... to get the HD Pkg" nonsense that drove me away.
     
  7. bigpuma

    bigpuma Well-Known Member

    7,590
    35
    Aug 12, 2003
    Morgan Hill, CA
    So what are you paying to the cable company or Dish then. It seems like they all charge these fees in some way or another.
     
  8. rmassey

    rmassey Damn, these are fun!

    708
    0
    Sep 5, 2002
    Colorado
    Zero - I've dropped down to FREE OTA HD +Tivo sub fees.
    I pay $15.26/mo for an S3 and THD. 99.99% of what I watch is HD locals.
     
  9. jrock

    jrock Member

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    9
    Aug 27, 2002
    Connecticut
    $165.88 per month but only $135.31 after discounts.

    I just have to call back every 6 months to get the discounts re applied and hope I get a good CSR or they won't give the discount.

    One time I had a really mean CSR that said I had been receiving do many discounts over the last few years and that she was going to comment my account to not give me any more. So I had to call back and threaten to leave and got a retention person to set it back up and have been getting them again for the past several months.

    Here is my actual bill.



    Current Charges for Service Period 09/01/07 - 09/30/07

    09/01 09/30 PREMIER Monthly 99.99

    09/01 09/30 DIRECTV Protection Plan Monthly 5.99

    09/01 09/30 HD Access Monthly 9.99

    09/01 09/30 Network: NBC from NYC/LA Monthly 2.25

    09/01 09/30 Network: NBC HD Monthly 0.00

    09/01 09/30 DIRECTV DVR Service $5.99/mo Incl Base Pkg 0.00


    Fees

    09/02 Additional Receiver 4.99

    09/02 Additional Receiver 4.99

    09/02 Additional Receiver 4.99

    09/02 Additional Receiver 4.99

    09/02 Additional Receiver 4.99

    09/02 Leased Receiver 4.99


    Adjustments & Credits

    08/23 6 Mo Special Customer Discount -20.00 Credit

    08/29 HD Access Credit -9.99 Credit


    Taxes

    Sales Tax 9.38

    Gross Earnings Tax Reimbursement 7.76

    AMOUNT DUE $135.31





    For equipment I have:

    2 HR20-700's
    2 HR10-250's
    2 HDVR2's
    1 Newer Model DVR with TiVo
     
  10. DAS37

    DAS37 Lurker turned Poster

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    Apr 5, 2004
    Glendale CA
    I pay over $100 month. Even not counting NFLST (and SF), Setanta Sports puts me over the hump at $15 per month.
     
  11. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

    30,905
    36
    Sep 19, 2001
    Binghamton, NY
    What Manual are you referring to? You should have said RTFT! :) Which I did, but wanted to make a comment on the Thread Title.
     
  12. rmassey

    rmassey Damn, these are fun!

    708
    0
    Sep 5, 2002
    Colorado
    But you actually knew what I meant didn't you? :rolleyes:

    funny thing is you say you only pay $9.99 for HD, but you also have to spend what ... $50-60 before they will give you that $9.99 HD Pkg right?
     
  13. samo

    samo New Member

    1,793
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    Oct 7, 1999
    Littleton,...
    Wrong. The absolute minimum would be $25. That includes basic (about 40 channels + locals ) plus one international channel. But who in their right mind would want a small package like that?
     
  14. rmassey

    rmassey Damn, these are fun!

    708
    0
    Sep 5, 2002
    Colorado
    Add +$5.99 DVR fee (if you want to record HD)
     
  15. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

    30,905
    36
    Sep 19, 2001
    Binghamton, NY
    Therefore, the thread should have been about how much we pay to DirecTV, right? :)
     
  16. rmassey

    rmassey Damn, these are fun!

    708
    0
    Sep 5, 2002
    Colorado
    Did I stutter?
    Poll intent was to gauge total cost for HD D* subs, not just D* subs, not just HD Pkg fees.
     
  17. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

    30,905
    36
    Sep 19, 2001
    Binghamton, NY
    Sorry, but your thread title implied the HD cost. Your post did ask for the total cost.

    Also, notice that my first reply did answer your question. :)
     
  18. rmassey

    rmassey Damn, these are fun!

    708
    0
    Sep 5, 2002
    Colorado
    Agreed, I could have worded it better (and without the typos) :)

    Overall/so far, it looks like the majority of D* HD subs (or those that are contributing to this poll at least) are paying more than $80/mo total.
     
  19. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

    30,905
    36
    Sep 19, 2001
    Binghamton, NY
    My cost includes ~$25 for additional receivers and paying for the DNS stations. I'll be making programming/equipment adjustments after the HR20 is installed.
     
  20. rmassey

    rmassey Damn, these are fun!

    708
    0
    Sep 5, 2002
    Colorado
    Is the family Pkg still the cheapest D* pkg @ $29.99?

    Could you do this
    - Family Pkg - $29.99
    - HD Pkg - $9.99 (+$4.99 ?)
    - DVR Fee - 5.99
    ---------------------------------
    * Total = $45.97 - $50.96

    or do they require you to take a $45-$50 base pkg to start/meet the 2 yr commit?

    Would D* even give ($19.99 S/H) a sub an HR20-700 HD DVR with this type of package selection or would they charge you $199 + install fees?
     

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