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Old 03-29-2007, 02:58 PM
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Check you monthly bill for increases. The basic service has gone up $5/month without advanced notice of a price increase.

I just canceled everything on DirecTV. DirecTV used to include ch 70 & 509 (HD) with all HBO subscriptions, and ch 71 and 543 (HD) with all Showtime subscriptions. Not anymore, now they want $10 for any HD programming, in ADDITION to the cost of HBO and SHO.

We are being asked to pay an addition $5/mon for the basic pkg, plus and additional $10/mon to receive the HD channels that used to be included with HBO/Showtime for free, plus pay the $1 increase in the cost of HBO and $1 for SHO. That’s an ADDITIONAL $17/mo for the SAME programming we used to get.

Anyways, $80-$90/month ($960-$1080/year) for a/v entertainment is just obscene. For that kind of money we can buy a high-end hi-def dvd player and a subscription to BlockBuster’s all-you-can-watch dvd rental program…and pocket the leftover change. Whatthehell! We have over 30 digital and HD channels now being broadcast for FREE in the SF area. I expect it is similar in other metro areas.


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Old 03-29-2007, 03:06 PM
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Ditched that crap a long time ago, best thing I ever did. Life without TV is very rewarding.
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Old 03-29-2007, 03:46 PM
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I was checking their website b/c we're moving in a couple of weeks. I was considering canceling my service w/ them and putting it in my wife's name at the new house. I somehow found something that said "If you currently have Directv service, you can keep your old package at the same rate." After calculating everything, one more receiver w/ the new service would run me an extra 30 bucks.
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Old 03-29-2007, 03:58 PM
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Gave mine the boot a couple of months ago. Verizon Fios is going to be causing a bunch of problems for both cable and satellite. For now, it gives you much more for the buck. I hope it stays this way even after they get the market share they are after.
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Old 03-29-2007, 04:09 PM
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I went two years without TV and it was nice. I read lots of books. But now I have a 50" plasma that I watch DVDs on plus a few weekly shows in hd using an antenna. I can't justify the expense of cable, especially the premium channels. Oh, and I think blockbuster is better than netflix because you can return dvds to the store for a free rental.
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Old 03-29-2007, 04:37 PM
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Our original plans in Maine were for sat television. We are not there enough to really justify the money we would be spending. Add us to the DVD watching crowd. There's never anything on but repeats anyway. A lot of the time the stereo is playing during the day. If anything changes, there are plenty of cat5e and coax outlets in every room.
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Old 03-29-2007, 04:41 PM
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Fluka Brasi - 3/30/2007 12:58 PM

Gave mine the boot a couple of months ago. Verizon Fios is going to be causing a bunch of problems for both cable and satellite. ...
I have a friend that recently bought a house on Long Island, had that Verizon fiber optic stuff installed. Leaves me envious! He gets hi-def programming over the fiber as well as DSL that is a billion times faster than my phone-line DSL, for ˝ the price I pay. My neighborhood is about 100-years old, no fiber optics here (do they need to be buried?). Everything in my 'hood is stretched between poles.

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Old 03-29-2007, 04:48 PM
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Gave mine the boot a couple of months ago. Verizon Fios is going to be causing a bunch of problems for both cable and satellite. ...
I have a friend that recently bought a house on Long Island, had that Verizon fiber optic stuff installed. Leaves me envious! He gets hi-def programming over the fiber as well as DSL that is a billion times faster than my phone-line DSL, for ˝ the price I pay. My neighborhood is about 100-years old, no fiber optics here (do they need to be buried?). Everything in my 'hood is stretched between poles.
The Fiber is run on the poles around here (Freehold). My house was built in the 40's as were most in the neighborhood. The internet is insane fast (20mbs down/ 5mbs up).
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Old 03-29-2007, 06:47 PM
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I'm in a DirectTV contract that suits me well. I also have Comcast which has lousy reliability, higher prices, and they still have price increases. Comcast is 10 bucks a month for EACH DVR receiver.
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Old 03-29-2007, 07:06 PM
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i got rid of them when they stopped the bootleg cards
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Old 03-29-2007, 07:23 PM
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tommyr904 - 3/30/2007 4:06 PM

i got rid of them when they stopped the bootleg cards
Well, if you Google, read, and ask nicely, the bootlegged cards didn’t so much go away as go underground.

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Eyeball - 3/29/2007 7:23 PM

tommyr904 - 3/30/2007 4:06 PM

i got rid of them when they stopped the bootleg cards
Well, if you Google, read, and ask nicely, the bootlegged cards didn’t so much go away as go underground.



i guess these rednecks around here could not figure it out
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