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Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by ebonovic, Jun 1, 2006.
Hmmm, if 10 of us split the deal, $750/yr for all that isn't so bad...
i can hear the 'is this stealing' in the background
if they don't force phone calls on this then it's very feasible though
If 5 of us split it, we'd each get 2 receivers. That's almost worthwhile. I really need 3 though.
And how often does the average customer need service? I can count on 6 fingers the number of times I've need to call in during the last 10 years: initial service, complaint that they turned on my free month of USSB before I wanted it, request to turn on my free month of USSB, request to upgrade hardware for 72.5 locals & HD, request HD-TiVo service credit, add HD-TiVo to account. Never had any complaints about customer service speed or availability.
I think someone else already summed it up-- this is for the wildly rich celebrity or lottery winner who's shallow enough to be an extremely conspicuous consumer and lazy and stupid enough to not comparison shop.
hmmmm $7500 for TV. For TV.
Will it include Spice TV and the Hot Zone? Who cares about Playboy.
I wonder if you get someone to sign up for this is all you get one measly month of free service I wonder what the referral is for this. Anyone know? Not that I will be referring anyone soon!
I WANT MY MtV...lol
I thought the math on the previous pages showed the $7500 to be exceedingly overpriced, even if you paid for 2-3 PPV's a day?
Even the porn addicts would have to be spending less than $4K per year.
How is a $7500 package a deal for anyone, versus just buying what you want (even if you buy everything)?
(And for sports nuts, the blackout rules must still apply, I assume.)
But this is marketed to people who have houses that are probably 10,000 square feet and cost multi-millions.
It probably is a little overpriced, but people with this kind of money also want the convenience of having everythign on all the time with no hassles and that is worth a little bit to them.
Now only if they had a DVR that could record everything at the same time.
The market for this is just so limited. Sure there is one, just like there is a market for $150,000 vinyl record players that use lasers to read the record. But why post on here a poll asking us regular folk? No one here is going to pay that. Do you think these ultra elight are cruising internet forums looking for this kind of stuff? Not. There time is too important to care about details of their TV system. They will hire someone for everything, including their home theater setup.
For just about everyone in this group, this whole thing is a waste of time to even discuss. (Course if someone wants to sign up for all ten and "sell off" some receivers, PM me).
Oh, it works out if you order one adult block per day, AND have time to watch all sports packages, AND order a few PPV movies AND watch all the regular channels. Lol. Basically someone who has no life but watching TV and despite their penchant for sitting on a couch for 20 hours a day has managed to acquire tens of millions of dollars.
Now if it were $7500 for a lifetime subscription, maybe...
That's about it though.
Im going to guess they will REQUIRE an install from a dealer, so they can make sure it's a single family setup.
From what I have been told, this package is only avaialable for residential accounts.
I am not sure how they will be enforcing it, but.... at $7,500 for everything in the data stream, I am sure there is going to be something
No one said the card would be PPV open, maybe you have to press 'order' to get the programming - even though you would NOT be charged for the PPVs that you 'order'. Also, they may REQUIRE A LAND LINE PHONE AT ALL TIMES and just enable the receiver to 'call in' every day or so - so that it HAS to be where its supposed to be.
This way you MUST have a land line connected at all times (that is great for them) which they can have call in every day or couple of days to verify, you have to 'order' (they can know your usage), and it would thus greatly eliminate the possibility for the receivers to be anywhere but where they are supposed to be.
They have always said you must have a land line connected at all times regardless of the package...
That is ONLY to be able to order PPV. I only have 2 out of 8 connected, those are the only 2 that allow me to order PPV by remote - the other require a phone call or on-line purchase. This setup is known and noted by D* obviously.