Possibly a New Package: DirecTV Titanium

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by ebonovic, Jun 1, 2006.

Would you get titanium

  1. Yes, Even if it is $2,000+

    16 vote(s)
  2. Yes, $1,500 - $1,999

    53 vote(s)
  3. Yes, $1,000 - $1,499

    58 vote(s)
  4. Yes, $500 - $999

    45 vote(s)
  5. Yes, < $500

    55 vote(s)
  6. No, not at any price

    86 vote(s)
  1. Jun 3, 2006 #41 of 163

    MajorTomSawyer "Him"

    Apr 2, 2006


    The $7500 annually is correct. This is a tenative list of what is included:

    NFL ST - $249
    Superfan - $99
    ESPN Gameplan - $119
    NHL - $159
    NBA - $189
    March Madness - $59
    Direct Kick - $69
    ESPN Full Court - $109
    MLB - $179
    TC Premier - $99.99
    All Spanish Channels - $49.99
    HD Package - $9.99
    Baby First Tv - $9.99
    Playboy Monthly - &15.99
    Unlimited PPV.
    No Mirror fees on up to 10 recievers (of any kind - Standard/HD/DVR)
    Jadeworld and other international programming by request at no cost.

    I might be missing some of the additonal progamming included....
  2. Jun 3, 2006 #42 of 163

    dswallow Save the ModeratŠ¾r TCF Club

    Dec 3, 2000
    $329 for NFL Sunday Ticket + SuperFan
    $159 for NHL Center Ice
    $299 for Brclay's English Premier League
    $59 for Mega March Madness
    $109 for ESPN Full Court
    $179 for MLB Extra Innings
    $69 for MLS Direct Kick
    $189 for NBA League Pass
    $119 for ESPN GamePlan
    $225 for CricketTicket
    $144 for 12 months of Setanta Sports

    $1200 for 12 months of Total Choice Platinum
    $120 for 12 months of the HD Channel
    $120 for 12 months of Baby First TV
    $192 for 12 months of Playboy
    $539 for 12 months of mirroring fees for 9 additional receivers

    $600 for 12 months of Para Todos (though this may overlap some of TC Platinum)
    $120 for 12 months of HYPE TV
    $444 for 12 months of Jade World
    $144 for 12 months of MandarinDirect
    $396 for 12 months of FilipinoDirect
    $120 for 12 months of SKY TG24
    $324 for 12 months of KoreanDirect
    $60 for 12 months of CTS
    $360 for 12 months of RussianDirect
    $180 for 12 months of RTR Planeta
    $180 for 12 months of Channel 1 Russia Worldwide
    $360 for 12 months of HindiDirect
    $180 for 12 months of AASTHA TV
    $180 for 12 months of TeluguDirect
    $180 for 12 months of TamilDirect
    $180 for 12 months of GujaratiDirect
    $180 for 12 months of NDTV
    $180 for 12 months of BanglaDirect
    $180 for 12 months of Studio 1+1 International
    $276 for 12 months of VietnameseDirect II

    That totals to $8,875.

    A bargain at $7,500!

    At $10,000 they must be ascribing a value to PPV of $1,275.

    Of course, without all the WorldDirect services, this is severely overpriced. :)
  3. Jun 4, 2006 #43 of 163

    DTVPro Crazy about Tivos

    Jun 24, 2005
    but compared to how much commercial customers pay

    assuming this is a commercially available package, it wouldn't be a bad deal
  4. Jun 4, 2006 #44 of 163

    dswallow Save the ModeratŠ¾r TCF Club

    Dec 3, 2000
    I seriously doubt that pricing would be available for commercial customers. For one thing, commercial pricing is based on the size of the establishment/number of potential viewers.

  5. Jun 4, 2006 #45 of 163

    Kobe8 New Member

    Nov 1, 2004


    How would this effect sports blackouts? Would this package open up every channel or would they still blackout one feed, like if the SF Giants were playing at Los Angeles. Would FSN Bay Area and FSN Prime Ticket be available under this package, or would current blackout restrictions prevail?
  6. Jun 4, 2006 #46 of 163

    newsposter Poster of News

    Aug 18, 2002
    SE PA
    i dont see how DTV policy can overrule other already in place rules, especially those of the powerful sports owners.
  7. Jun 4, 2006 #47 of 163

    Giorgio New Member

    Aug 4, 2003
    Let's see How much class A stock does that include??? lol
  8. Jun 5, 2006 #48 of 163
    Billy Bob Boy

    Billy Bob Boy What Me Worry???????

    Jul 25, 2004
    Wow!! What a major waste of money. Like what I saw a few years back. 30,000 for a dinner and shaking hands with the three tenors! If anyone out there is thinking about getting this waste of money pm me and i will give you my address. You can make the check out to cash :D :rolleyes: :) Makes as much sense as giving it to rupert! :p Better yet sign up for and pay for what you will really watch and send the rest to a worthy charity(its tax deductible ;) )
  9. Jun 5, 2006 #49 of 163

    ebonovic has gone his way...

    Jul 24, 2001
    I would have to assume that all blackout rules and restrictions would still be in place. As it is not DirecTV that is "choosing" to black them out... they are TOLD to black them out
  10. Jun 5, 2006 #50 of 163
    Billy Bob Boy

    Billy Bob Boy What Me Worry???????

    Jul 25, 2004
    Heck Earl if someone can afford this they can afford to buy all the empty seats at the local game hence ending the blackout :p

    Better still GO to the game!! (hows that for a radical Idea)
  11. Jun 5, 2006 #51 of 163

    cowboys2002 Well-Known Member

    Jun 15, 2001
    Cypress, TX
    At $7,500 or $10,000, price is still way more than I pay for a years worth of service.

    With TC Plus and 3 Tivo's, I have more than enough content. I stopped buying the NFST due to blackouts into LA , when LA doesn't have a team. I totally agree with going to a game. The live at the park image rivals HD (of course you can't pause).

    My church has DTV and we are charged commerical rates. The TV's are mostly in offices with one in the social hall (it was cheaper than cable and an OTS wasn't an option)!

    That said, IMHO the only way this makes sense, is to have a discount for paying 6 months to a year in advance, thus saving the customer money and getting cash flow to DTV Z(a win win).

    Even with 10 free leased units, i would need 10 Tv's and have to pay for the electricity for then and get UPS's for all the Tivo's/R15/HDTivo's!!
  12. Jun 5, 2006 #52 of 163

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    They are targetting NBA players and other sports and entertainment professionals.

    Have you seen some of the "cribs" these guys live in? Ten TVs is very possible and they'd want everything.

    It is stupid, though since you could subscribe to everything, save about $5k over the "introductory" price and watch any PPV you want to and still save thousands per year.

    But there are those who will go for it. And they don't need many to do so.
  13. Jun 5, 2006 #53 of 163
    Billy Bob Boy

    Billy Bob Boy What Me Worry???????

    Jul 25, 2004
    What i cant understand why No not at any price is winning the poll! If this package was 500 per year :D i would grab it. (Not bloody likely ayyy!!)
  14. Jun 5, 2006 #54 of 163
    extension 721

    extension 721 Minor Deity of TV

    Sep 29, 2005
    $3.99 for a pay per view?


    Think....this includes $50 boxing, UFC, pride fighting and WWE events, of which there are typically somwehere near 10 per month. It includes $120 cricket "tours" available as PPV, and sometimes a certain ball game may be PPV only.

    Not to mention a nonstop stream of porno at $10 an hour.

    and you don't even have to order it.

    and for people who buy their own airplane to avoid the hassle of booking a first-class flight, it's probably worth it.
  15. Jun 5, 2006 #55 of 163

    tbeckner TiVo Fan

    Oct 26, 2001
    Bend, OR, USA
    And you answered you own question, "Not bloody likely ayyy!!!" is the reason that "No, Not at any price" is winning. Most people that voted in the poll understood that the pricing from $500 to $2000 per year would not even come close to what DirecTV would have to charge and most people actually have a LIFE that extends beyond TV.

    Without a doubt, DirecTV Titanium is for the SUPER RICH and all of those multi-millionaires created by the DirecTV sports package subscribers.

    Although I do have to say that Murdoch does understand where the money is, and DirecTV could end up becoming the company by and for the rich.
  16. Jun 6, 2006 #56 of 163

    heronbay1 New Member

    Sep 26, 2002
    I watch ESPN, HBO and Fox News. Can't I just buy three channels?

    I agree w/ those who say Titanium is for the super rich.
  17. Jun 7, 2006 #57 of 163

    trtlegirl04 New Member

    Jun 7, 2006
    with this package, you get EVERYTHING, when they say pay per views, its not just the 3.99 ones, its all of the adult pay per views as well, this package is meant for the vips at directv. you not only get all of the channels that directv can possibly have, plus you buy your way into a vip status, you get a specific number to call if you do need to call in, in all of the call centers there are for directv, theres probaly about 30 people dedicated to the vip line. so with the customers that already have the good majority of the stuff, celeberties, the higer ups, and anybody else that has a lot more money that i do...heh...prepaying for their own line is a good deal to them.
  18. Jun 7, 2006 #58 of 163
    Dodge boy

    Dodge boy New Member

    Apr 7, 2006
    That's why he has FOX.... the Propaganda channel by and for the rich (Republicans) :eek:
  19. Jun 8, 2006 #59 of 163

    Berak New Member

    Sep 23, 2005
    This package makes zero sense to me if it's priced at something like $7500. First off, there are only a very small percentage of people (< 1%) who could afford it. Of those there is an even smaller percentage (< 0.5%) of them that spend that much time watching TV. Of those there are probably an even LESS of a percentage of them ( < 0.1 %) who are too lazy AND stupid to realize you could probably pay as you go each month and watch everything you wanted for a HELL of a lot less than the $600 dollars they want for this.

    It's not for the super rich. It's for the ultra rare ultra rich, ultra stupid, ultra lazy.

    P.S., Here's a clue DTV: Most people who are that rich didn't get there becasue they were stupid, lazy, or watched 300 hours of TV a month. Clueless.
  20. Jun 8, 2006 #60 of 163

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    The problem with a package like this, is I don't watch HALF of what I'd get. I don't think it would be a bad move for D* to package each of those tiers at a yearly. SO you can get all the sports packages say for say 1700 instead of the 1880 if you pre-pay. Something like that. Now for PPV, they could sell like a yearly subscription and that give you access to say, 5 PPV movies and one special event a month....then they can tier that. Kind of like what Netflix does...

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