Price increase poll

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by nabuch, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. nabuch

    nabuch New Member

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    Having just had my state decide to charge tax for DTV last month, adding almost $3 to my bill, they will raise it another $3 March 1, but for new subscribers, my package will be $6 more. Like the price of gasoline, when does it become too much. If they would add some channels, at least we'd be getting something. For me the limit is $100 a month for everything, so one more price increase and I'm gone. If they want to raise the price than the HD package should be included, as well. They have ben promising new HD channels since 2004, so where are they? Is there anyone out there that thinks DTV is a great bargain and is willoing to pay whatever they ask?
     
  2. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    What DirecTV needs to do is have several more tiers of programming than they have now. The premium tiers don't count as far as I'm concerned. They have started a Family Friendly tier which isn't quite right since they removed the news channels. I guess news isn't family friendly (partially true). I don't include the foreign language ones in this discussion either.

    Right now you have Total Choice with x number of channels, which are most of them. Add Plus and you get ~14 more. That's it, unless you add in the sports pack. What I'm saying is that Total Choice needs to be broken into at least two pieces. For example, if the Family Friendly pack can not have news, and sports can be separate, then make a separate news pack.

    There are many ways that DirecTV could set this up to help DirecTV keep subscribers rather than have them switch to cable.

    Once the price increase takes place and I know exactly what the rates are, I'll be making some adjustments. Cable isn't an option at the moment for me, DirecTV is still a better option from a programming standpoint.
     
  3. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

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    did you really alter any driving you did because of gas prices?
     
  4. Ed Campbell

    Ed Campbell New Member

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    I quit running errands into town whenever they occurred to me -- and reduced my gasoline tab 50%.
     
  5. Finnstang

    Finnstang King of the North

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    This poll seems to be lacking an actual poll.
     
  6. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

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    wow you must have a ton more errands than me. :) There's really nothing I could do to reduce my bill as I dont venture away from my tivo very often :)
     
  7. BarneyTC

    BarneyTC New Member

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    I want to pay more and get less...
    I am just glad that Uncle Rupert allows us to share in his beneficence...
     
  8. Rych6896

    Rych6896 New Member

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    I stopped visiting my mother-in-law.
     
  9. joetoronto

    joetoronto HR10-250 Lover

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    lol, yes it is. :D
     
  10. ChrisW6ATV

    ChrisW6ATV New Member

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    If they had "true" A La Carte programming selection available, I might still be a subscriber. Instead, I decided in mid-December that I just wasn't getting $85/month worth of value out of it, so I cancelled after five-plus years. If I could pick only HD movie channels plus a few SD channels, and spend about $50 including the Tivo service, I might have stayed, although the mediocre "HD-lite" quality and their intent to add a two-year commitment extension the next time the HR10-250 broke pretty much made my decision easy, unfortunately.
     
  11. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I really don't have a choice. Comcast is just as expensive around here as DirecTV. Right now DirecTV has the HDTiVo so I am going to stick with them and wait until the Comcast TiVo box comes out and reevaluate the situation then.
     
  12. whsbuss

    whsbuss Advanced Member

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    I am going to wait for the Verizon Fios service. They will be video ready in September for the Phila, Delaware, and NJ area.
     
  13. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

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    I wonder how far outside the big city they will go? Any links to that proposed service?
     
  14. whsbuss

    whsbuss Advanced Member

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    Just go to Verizon.com - there's links for the Fios service.
     
  15. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

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    can the OP please post a poll? :) I'm dying to vote!
     
  16. NatasNJ

    NatasNJ Bone marrow lover!

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    Where do hear that Septmeber would be the roll out?
     
  17. whsbuss

    whsbuss Advanced Member

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    Can't say. But its definately going to happen. The only issues to be worked out is the local cable franchises with each community. Comcast is putting up a BIG fight.
     
  18. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

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    wonder how their dvr will be? FF compensation is a dealbreaker for me
     
  19. inaka

    inaka Well-Known Member

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    Hit the instant reply button once after you FF, or just do a macro in your universal remote. It's not difficult at all.
     
  20. mavsman78

    mavsman78 New Member

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    I made the switch to FiOS. Got it installed today. I'm in Carrollton, TX. I love it so far!!! I didn't switch just because of the price. Mainly to get HD Locals and Nationals without paying more.
     

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