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Renewal of NFL Ticket

Chillidogg9
06-29-2005, 03:56 PM
Renewal of NFL Ticket showed up on my bill and I talked to the Rep and she said it would only be $199 for the ticket and $49 for the extra package of the NFL SUNDAY TICKET™ SuperFan™. They said the $49 was for people that renewed from last year. My sister got the same reponse by sending an email and calling. It is hard to not justify spending $249 after I spent $3500 in equipment to have HD.

hokejhra
06-29-2005, 06:15 PM
i agree

borromini
06-29-2005, 11:05 PM
Same here, it's the only way I catch my Vikes from California!

jpnuzzo
06-30-2005, 12:52 PM
Renewal of NFL Ticket showed up on my bill and I talked to the Rep and she said it would only be $199 for the ticket and $49 for the extra package of the NFL SUNDAY TICKET™ SuperFan™. They said the $49 was for people that renewed from last year. My sister got the same reponse by sending an email and calling. It is hard to not justify spending $249 after I spent $3500 in equipment to have HD.

After talking to the rep (who reiterated $199 renewal + $49 superfan), I asked for Customer Retention.

The CR rep gave me superfan free for 2005 ($49 charge + $49 credit on my bill).

Bobdacop
07-09-2005, 08:07 PM
Just got off the phone with D* rep and there is no additional charge for the NFL Sunday Ticket Hi Def games if you subscribe to their Hi Def package.

The charge only applies if you don't subscribe and want the games in higher resolution. :hithere:

Smthkd
07-09-2005, 08:14 PM
Just got off the phone with D* rep and there is no additional charge for the NFL Sunday Ticket Hi Def games if you subscribe to their Hi Def package.

The charge only applies if you don't subscribe and want the games in higher resolution. :hithere:
Sorry to tell you this but you got a CSR that dosent know what they are talking about. In order to receive the games in High Def you "must" sub to NFLST for $219 and to get HD $99 (for new sub to ST) or $49(only for NFLST renewals). The point is--YOU WILL PAY FOR HI DEF GAMES---PERIOD!:rolleyes: How many times do we have to go over this! Mods can you please close this useless thread!?

Jimbos
07-10-2005, 07:57 AM
Bobdacop,
I have not signed up for Sunday ticket yet, but while didcussing the HD ST issue with the advance tech dept.
They also told me that , As long as I had the HD package, I would not pay extra for the HD ST .

I am glad to hear that you also had the same results, lets hope it is true.

I will be signing up after I see for sure what the deals are after August 1st,
Would like mpeg 4 equipment, but won't see it in my local for quite a while, DMA 70, vs paying for the deraded H10.

Jimbo

James636
07-10-2005, 10:03 AM
Expect the worst. That has to be your outlook if you're just an average Joe who has to deal with NewsCrook, I mean NewsCorp.

louden
07-10-2005, 10:44 AM
It is hard to not justify spending $249 after I spent $3500 in equipment to have HD.

If I were D*, I'd have my minions posting messages up here to sway public opinion, because I strongly disagree with this statement. D* wants you to pay extra for the CHANCE to catch the game you're looking for in High Def? I think that is absurd at any price. It's not a matter of money, it's a matter of principal.

I think the product marketing at D* is just a little too greedy, and I'd question the posts of anybody up here trying to persuade you otherwise.

Bobdacop
07-10-2005, 11:13 AM
From the D* website:

And when you also add the DIRECTV® HD Package you'll now get over 125 total NFL games in HD*, including ESPN Sunday Night Football on ESPN HD. That's more NFL games in high-definition than you'll find anywhere else – including digital cable. :)

BdaC

oblioman
07-10-2005, 04:28 PM
Bobdacop,,read the small print. What you posted is at the bottom of DirecTv's sports package page. You will need Sunday Ticket along with the SuperFan package to see Directvs greatest rip-off to date. Sir louden and Smith have it right - you will be paying more for football this year and recieve less from DirecTv. period.

Smthkd
07-10-2005, 04:37 PM
From the D* website:

And when you also add the DIRECTV® HD Package you'll now get over 125 total NFL games in HD*, including ESPN Sunday Night Football on ESPN HD. That's more NFL games in high-definition than you'll find anywhere else – including digital cable. :)
BdaC
Guys, this was from last year. Then HD was free but this year it will not be free nor included with the HD pack! You must pay for the Superfan pack in order to receive HD games this year! It will not be free like last year! Thanks "oblioman"! I cant see why people are having such a hard time getting the point!

donavanb
07-10-2005, 06:49 PM
The reason people are having a hard time is that the CSR's dont know what they are doing. I have had 5 or 6 of them tell me I would get the HD games, each time I ask to speak to a Manager and the Manager then tells me the CSR was wrong and the only way to get the HD games is with Super Fan.

don't know what to believe myself, but I took advantage of the $49 half price deal for Super Fan although I didn't like it, but the closer it gets to Football season the more I realize I don't want to do without it. That is why DTV knows they can get the extra money, Football fans are usually die hard fans.

Jimbos
07-10-2005, 06:59 PM
If the above is correct, that you need the SF pack for HD NFL,
Do you also have to have thier HD package ($ 11.)

Of course you would loose the ESPN Sunday or Monday night HD with out it.
If they are going to have ESPN HD in thier HD pack they should also have ESPN included in the S F pack, and ABC for the football too...
Now that Might be worth it.

Jimbo

donavanb
07-10-2005, 07:36 PM
From what I understand you do not need the HD package to get the ST HD games, but would need it to get the ESPN HD game. As for the ABC game that would depend on whether you get the regular NY or LA ABC. I canceled my HD package, (the few channells they have just doesn't do it for me) but I got a waiver to recieve ABC and CBS NY and LA channels and still recieve both of those in HD. Not sure if it is a mistake or not but I get them for now.

Hope that answered your question.

Jimbos
07-10-2005, 09:04 PM
If they are going to call it a football package , Should they not give you all the FOOTBALL CHANNELS in one package ???? ABC and ESPN....

I know , that would make toooo much sense :)

I just got off the phone with them, they told me if I have the HD package, I do not need anything else to get ST in HD....

I will wait till August and order it this way and see what happens. I can always call and complain and add if nessasary.

BTW, I am able to get all my locals from antenna, so I would not loose MNF on ABC....
OTA looks better anyway...

Jimbo

hoorta
07-10-2005, 11:07 PM
From the D* website:

And when you also add the DIRECTV® HD Package you'll now get over 125 total NFL games in HD*, including ESPN Sunday Night Football on ESPN HD. That's more NFL games in high-definition than you'll find anywhere else – including digital cable. :)

BdaC

He he. Do the math- what D* isn't telling you is 16 x 16= 256 regular season NFL games. Subtract out the 34 MNF and SNF games, that means about 100 games won't be HD. Not good if you happen to be a fan of a bottom feeder team.

oblioman
07-11-2005, 03:26 AM
The biggest equation that DirecTv is banking on is that by forcing the ST fans to buy the Superfan package - they also forced a lot of new subscribers to pay for their $300 hd equipment.

bigjdotcom01
07-11-2005, 04:14 AM
From the D* website:

And when you also add the DIRECTV® HD Package you'll now get over 125 total NFL games in HD*, including ESPN Sunday Night Football on ESPN HD. That's more NFL games in high-definition than you'll find anywhere else – including digital cable. :)

BdaC

Talk about taking quotes out of context. :rolleyes: You took that quote from a page about the NFL Superfan package. It states that you must have NFL Superfan to get HD games.

It is posts like this that get everyone in a tizzy.

donavanb
07-11-2005, 02:54 PM
Talk about taking quotes out of context. :rolleyes: You took that quote from a page about the NFL Superfan package. It states that you must have NFL Superfan to get HD games.

It is posts like this that get everyone in a tizzy.


Correct, the way I read this is that, you need super fan to get the HD games that will be broadcast on for the sunday day games. The above says 125 games instead of 100 meaning that with the HD package and super fan that 100 games will go to 125 games because of the additonal games on ABC and ESPN in HD, so if you want the Sunday 1:00 and 4:00 games in HD you need super fan.

spiderman865
07-11-2005, 08:34 PM
People, right off Direc Tv web site:
ESPN HD Channel 73
Get set for the best lineup of quality sports events, news, information and entertainment, including SportsCenter in HD and games from MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL. :rolleyes:

hoorta
07-11-2005, 11:43 PM
People, right off Direc Tv web site:
ESPN HD Channel 73
Get set for the best lineup of quality sports events, news, information and entertainment, including SportsCenter in HD and games from MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL. :rolleyes:

Yes indeedy- you may be able to get SNF without subscribing to SuperFan. And you probably can get MNFB if you can pull in your local station in HD.

Want more than that? It's gonna cost ya- unless you're fortunate enough to be in an NFL teams local market where they're doing well (say the Eagles) then you may well be able to get virtually every game of local interest in HD for near free. Otherwise, you're SOL.

borromini
07-12-2005, 12:20 AM
Don't worry folks, this argument of whether you need the SuperFan option to see the HD lineup of NFL ST games will be neatly settled in two months when week one arrives. :D

spiderman865
07-12-2005, 10:15 AM
Explained well hoorta! :)

Traak
07-12-2005, 01:18 PM
If you have 30 minutes..read this thread. Its been covered so much already and lots of good points to look at.. :) Quality stuff.


http://www.highdefforum.com/showthread.php?t=7956


Traak