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Old 10-07-2007, 06:36 PM   #1  
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My cousin is a Dtv CSR. He says that the latest info given to his call center was that there WILL be an additional charge for the new channels in the near future. However, it's his understanding that current HD customers will be given a Grandfather Claus allowing them to recieve the new channels at no extra charge.
I guess we'll all just have to wait and see what happens.
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Old 10-07-2007, 07:59 PM   #2  
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Assuming this were true, that is great news to existing customers. It would be nice if current HD customers didn't have to pay for the channels that are HD only (don't have an SD simulcast----such as MHD, HD Theatre, HD Net, Smithsonian etc....) but would be understandable if we had to after Dec 15th. I believe D* shouldn't charge the additional fee to its current HD customers, but when it comes down to dollars and cents, they can charge who and what they want.
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Old 10-07-2007, 08:10 PM   #4  
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I think the freebie applies through the middle of December then you have the option to keep the non-simulcast HD channels for $4.99/month or not. Those channels are HDNet, HDN Movies, Smithsonian and 2 or 3 others that I can't remember right now.
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We will have to pay for those channels after DEC 15th, I think it is 4.99 or 5.99, and as far as I know you will need to add the premier package to access all the hd channels. each package includes different had channels, the premier plus the direct hd extra pack will get you all the channels as far as i know. But we all know that dtv can change at anytime.
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Directv makes it clear in their own website.

Will the price of HD Access increase?

HD Access will remain $9.99 per month. And don't forget that the Plus HD DVR package includes HD Access. A new premium service of unique HD networks, DIRECTV HD Extra Pack, is available for just $4.99/month. All programming and pricing subject to change at any time.
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These "Unique HD Networks" are:

HDNET, HDNET Movies, MHD, Smithsonian HD, Universal HD, and MGM HD will be part of of the HD Extra Pack. These channels will not be part of your normal HD package. You will have to pay extra after December 15th.
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Old 10-07-2007, 09:10 PM   #7  
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Grandfather Claus never got any higher in life than handing out free samples at Costco.
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Old 10-08-2007, 05:06 AM   #8  
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That sort of pi$$es me off. I have had the HD Package for 7 or 8 years and they are going to take HDNET and HDNET Movies away. With my payments over the last 7 or 8 years have supported thos channels now they are taking them away if I don't want to pay for them again. It sucks.
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Old 10-08-2007, 07:18 AM   #9  
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You think after 7 or 8 years of paying the same price, you would be allowed to keep doing so forever? Since when did you think D* was a socialist enterprise? The question is whether the amount of increase is fair? Personally, I don't have a problem with a $4.99/mo increase.
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Directv makes it clear in their own website.

Will the price of HD Access increase?

HD Access will remain $9.99 per month. And don't forget that the Plus HD DVR package includes HD Access.
I do not understand why DTV is calling this extra package "Plus HD DVR," when as far as I can tell, this package has nothing to do with a DVR. Seems like it should just be called HD Plus, which would help reduce some of the confusion IMO.
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That sort of pi$$es me off. I have had the HD Package for 7 or 8 years and they are going to take HDNET and HDNET Movies away. With my payments over the last 7 or 8 years have supported thos channels now they are taking them away if I don't want to pay for them again. It sucks.
Not only have I paid for the HD package for over 5 years when it was way overpriced and I do not get any local HD stations either. I think it might be fairly priced now to new customers but I feel all of us long time HD subscribers have already contributed a lot to the new investment costs of the new HD content and ought to be grandfather in.
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Old 10-08-2007, 09:27 AM   #12  
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Not only have I paid for the HD package for over 5 years when it was way overpriced and I do not get any local HD stations either. I think it might be fairly priced now to new customers but I feel all of us long time HD subscribers have already contributed a lot to the new investment costs of the new HD content and ought to be grandfather in.
Early adopters always pay a premium and get the least developed version of products. A value judgement on whether to buy yet must be made at every point as the price drops and the product improves. Refunds and credits are never issued to the early birds. Nothing new here.

I tend to wait a bit, but sometimes I wait too long. Just as I went to upgrade from a black & white tube TV to solid state color one, they announced HDTV. Now what do I do?

I talked to a guy who paid $1,000 1962 dollars (a kings ransom) for a tube color set with a round picture tube. Zenith never thanked him with discounts later on.
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I talked to a guy who paid $1,000 1962 dollars (a kings ransom) for a tube color set with a round picture tube. Zenith never thanked him with discounts later on.
I understand your point. My point is I have been paying for these 2 stations and now they want to take them away and if I want them I have to pay more. I doubt Zenith ever took away that guys TV and then told him he had to pay for it again.
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I understand your point. My point is I have been paying for these 2 stations and now they want to take them away and if I want them I have to pay more. I doubt Zenith ever took away that guys TV and then told him he had to pay for it again.
You guys are looking at this wrong. The old HD channels will drop in price from 9.99 to 4.99. The new HD channels (70+) will now cost 9.99. Just a different way to look at it.
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You guys are looking at this wrong. The old HD channels will drop in price from 9.99 to 4.99. The new HD channels (70+) will now cost 9.99. Just a different way to look at it.
The bottom line is the price will go up from 9.99, to 14.98 if you want to keep those channels, no matter how you slice it or dice it, it is what it is. With that being said I have already went on DTV.com and added the extra pack to my plan.
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