When will most of you get this through your heads??!! The HD access fee is basically the same as the old HD Package fee.RS4 said:No, that is not correct. DirecTV is charging an HD access fee even if you only want to watch locals. So, when you activate a new box like the HR20, you will be charged the fee.
You are NOT billed twice. So if you active a new HD box, you pay the $10 and get ALL the HD channels they offer including HD locals.
Basically the price went up $1 and you pay it whether you want ANY HD channels or not.
This was changed as folks were getting the HR10-250 for cheap and then not getting HD programming form D* and using them for OTA HD only.
So, D* says you want a HD box for OTA HD only? Ok, pay the $10 and we will give HD channels anyways whether you want/like any of them or not.
Do I blame them? No, I would have done the same thing if it was my company.
So you do NOT pay the $10.99 HD Access and the $9.99 HD channels fee. Just ONE price!
You frikin TiVo heads just don't get this, what's so hard?????????