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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?
 

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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.
 

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This poll seems to be lacking an actual poll.
 

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Ed Campbell said:
I quit running errands into town whenever they occurred to me -- and reduced my gasoline tab 50%.
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 :)
 

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Finnstang said:
This poll seems to be lacking an actual poll.
lol, yes it is. :D
 

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JimSpence said:
What DirecTV needs to do is have several more tiers of programming than they have now.
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.
 

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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.
 

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whsbuss said:
I am going to wait for the Verizon Fios service. They will be video ready in September for the Phila, Delaware, and NJ area.
I wonder how far outside the big city they will go? Any links to that proposed service?
 

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whsbuss said:
I am going to wait for the Verizon Fios service. They will be video ready in September for the Phila, Delaware, and NJ area.
Where do hear that Septmeber would be the roll out?
 
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