New HD channel rollout and new pricing structure for HD

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by incog-neato, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. Smuuth

    Smuuth New Member

    Sep 20, 2005


    No, the HD service credit they have been offering is for $9.99 per month for 12 months.
  2. hiker

    hiker S.o.N.Y.D.a.C.

    Nov 29, 2001
    SF Bay Area...
    I wonder what will happen to those of us that don't have mpeg4 equipment? If we don't pay the additional $4.99/mo, looks like we'll be down to 4 HD channels: ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, Discovery Theater (maybe not, since there is really no SD counterpart) for $9.99/mo.
  3. jimb726

    jimb726 New Member

    Jan 4, 2007
    Cleveland, Ohio
    And thats just until they decide to stop broadcasting the MPEG2 signals. Doesnt make much sense to pay the 9.99/month.
  4. rkester

    rkester a rkester says what?

    Jan 10, 2005
    tulsa area,...
    Last nights supposed roll out obviously did not happen. I guess I should have expected that from DTV.
  5. Bathel

    Bathel New Member

    Jan 24, 2004


    DTV never said the 19th was a hard date...

    Actually, from what I've seen... they've never said to the public it would be on the 19th. I'll that I've seen offical from DTV is by the end of September.
  6. incog-neato

    incog-neato ObamaGuy

    Sep 17, 2007
    The Cold...
    They never did say PUBLICLY it was a hard date (although that was what CSR's, I mean EC's, were advising customers) but it was INTERNALLY announced that the 19th was "the date" and put in numerous internal papers. Unfortunately "issues" happened and it was put off. Just like the Space Shuttle launch dates, technical difficulties can force change.

  7. Hatman

    Hatman New Member

    Sep 3, 2007

    How does one go about getting this $9.99 per month for 12 months service credit?
  8. RS4

    RS4 New Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Like everything with DirecTV these days, there is the published price and then there's the 'who you know' price. Try Milo. He seems to know all of the ins and outs... because he appears to be more than just a casual participant here.
  9. MisterEd

    MisterEd Very Large Member

    Jun 6, 2001
    TV Land
    Part of the equation (besides how may hearts you have) is if you are in or out of your contract. If you're out they will try harder to lock you in for another 2 yrs, if you still under contract they gotcha anyway so they can wait a while to get more "generous" with their offers.
  10. Jebberwocky!

    Jebberwocky! Guest

    Apr 16, 2005
    All I ever do is ask - they've been pretty generous
  11. MisterEd

    MisterEd Very Large Member

    Jun 6, 2001
    TV Land
    I'd like to know that as well. I can't see them puling those channels from us "legacy" hardware users UNLESS they offer entirely free upgrades to the new stuff (or not charging the HD fee).
  12. jamesbobo

    jamesbobo with a grain of salt

    Jun 18, 2000
    Here's an update to my going to Comcast. The install was supposed to happen today, but I got a call from the installer saying that they are out of DVR's and that he only has a standard HD box. I cancelled the appointment, I don't want to watch TV without a DVR. Not after seven years of using one.
  13. Hoffer

    Hoffer Eat Lightning ----- Poo Thunder TCF Club

    Jun 1, 2001
    Twin Cities, MN
    I added Showtime and Starz to my service yesterday morning. It seemed to have screwed up things for me because none of my HD channels would come in. I called D* CS last night and got things straightened out. They even ended up giving me Showtime for free for 2 months and like a 50% discount for a couple months after that.

    I of course had to ask about the new channels. The lady said that emails would be sent out when the new channels go live. That was about all she’d say about it.
  14. milominderbinder

    milominderbinder New Member

    Dec 18, 2006
    The DIRECTV installer needed to to refresh services and it appears did not. Here is the link to refresh your services yourself in case you ever need it again:

    That is why the Installation Tips say to verify HD, locals, premiums, and DVR service before the installer leaves.

    Sorry about that. :)

    - Craig
  15. rkester

    rkester a rkester says what?

    Jan 10, 2005
    tulsa area,...
    I always verify the extra channels before the installer leaves. But only after learning the hardway several times ages ago to do it.

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