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I wish the discount was bigger. Its still a bit pricey (for me).

After your first 12 months you can usually get decent discounts to keep you on. Check the discount threads on here and you'll see numerous discounts are readily available even for people currently under contract.
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If your dish is installed and peak properly you will hardly ever lose service due to storms or snow. I've had service for almost 4 years and only lose service for a couple of minutes on very bad summer thunderstorms coming from the southwest. Service is back on within a couple of minutes, during the storm. As for the English speaking, never had a problem with that. Not sure I agree with the 90% opinion on that issue.
I'm in Minnesota and it was going out all the time because of rain storms and snow storms. Also, if they believed that their service was only out for moments during storms.... Why even put the whole mother nature thing in there? I had the service for 6 years, Bundled with Century Link and it was an all out dissapointment. Not to mention, I never agreed tio any contract past the first 2 years, but apparently it was implied. Not a good experience at all. I hate contracts for the rest of my life
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Is this the whole home DVR setup or individual receivers? I was waiting on a good deal to grab that new 5 tuner DVR whole home setup...
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Is this the whole home DVR setup or individual receivers? I was waiting on a good deal to grab that new 5 tuner DVR whole home setup...
You can get that with your original order but there is a $99 upfront lease fee for that. You don't get it for free but you do get a nice discount on it. Regular price is $399.
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How do you get 29.99 package. I am trying costco link. Chose one room and HD DVR.. But total comes out to be 39.95 per month for the 29.99 package... One room only.
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How do you get 29.99 package. I am trying costco link. Chose one room and HD DVR.. But total comes out to be 39.95 per month for the 29.99 package... One room only.
$29.99 is the programming package cost. The additional $10 is the DVR fee. It should only be $8 as you wouldn't have Whole Home DVR service (the additional $2) since you only have 1 receiver. Must be a system glitch.
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$29.99 is the programming package cost. The additional $10 is the DVR fee. It should only be $8 as you wouldn't have Whole Home DVR service (the additional $2) since you only have 1 receiver. Must be a system glitch.
Does anyone have a breakdown on the "bullsh!t fees"? DVR fee? HD Receiver fee? We're gonna screw you cuz we can fee? Smilie
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Does anyone have a breakdown on the "bullsh!t fees"? DVR fee? HD Receiver fee? We're gonna screw you cuz we can fee? Smilie
HD is free with autopay. Whole Home DVR is $10 a month. Additional receivers after your first one are $6 a month.
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Seems more like 2 years of contractual obligation with minimal savings.
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Seems more like 2 years of contractual obligation with minimal savings.
$50 - $60 savings for the first 10 months, $40 - $50 savings for months 11-12, and $20-$30 savings during the second year, depending on if you use the AAA discount.
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They added a $20 a month advanced receiver fee?? It says $20 and $10 a month off for 24 months when I went through the costco link. That is insane, glad I signed up for their last deal.
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HD is free with autopay. Whole Home DVR is $10 a month. Additional receivers after your first one are $6 a month.

Thanks for all of your help OP! Sorry to waste your time (I re-read and saw some of this was in your original post). So for example, I have 4 TVs, I would be paying:

$39/$58 mo. for the Choice Package
$10 mo. for the DVR
$18 mo. for the 3 additional receivers that tie into the DVR
$99 one time fee for the Whole Home Option
$XX In taxes

Does this look accurate?

Thx Again!!
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They added a $20 a month advanced receiver fee?? It says $20 and $10 a month off for 24 months when I went through the costco link. That is insane, glad I signed up for their last deal.
That is the HD and Whole Home DVR monthly fee together. You get $10 off of that with auto-pay for free HD service. That $20 amount hasn't changed in a couple of years.

Quote from krizzz View Post :
Thanks for all of your help OP! Sorry to waste your time (I re-read and saw some of this was in your original post). So for example, I have 4 TVs, I would be paying:

$39/$58 mo. for the Choice Package
$10 mo. for the DVR
$18 mo. for the 3 additional receivers that tie into the DVR
$99 one time fee for the Whole Home Option
$XX In taxes

Does this look accurate?

Thx Again!!
Yes, looks accurate. Taxes vary by state
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Last edited by bbixler February 11, 2012 at 06:50 PM
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I just switched to DirecTV again finally (have had cable for past 10 years). The service and equipment is great -- their billing setup is a complete F'ing disaster.

Apparently someone at DirecTV management decided to make their pricing structure as complex and really expensive, but then offer 100 discounts to bring the price back down, but you have to claim the discounts and cancel blah blah. They are counting on the fact that most people just pay their bill without even thinking twice about the fact that it went up $31 a month because their discount period ran out -- In reality most people call in and just get new discounts anyway. Their pricing structure is just ridiculous, I feel it's the biggest thing scaring people away from DirecTV. As long as you look closely at the pricing structure and take advantage of all of the discounts it's great, but I would never trust an 80 year old grandma to manage her account on her own.

If you are signing up GET THE HOME MEDIA CENTER DVR. It's an extra $99 (after a $300 Instant Rebate of course) upfront investment but SOOOO worth it. Whole-Home DVR which can record 5 shows at once.

Also Menards offer an $100 Gift Card for sign-up. Make sure you use the Refer a friend discount, ends up saving your buddy $100 and you $100 over 10 months -- great way to get some free lunches from your buddy.
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I just switched to DirecTV again finally (have had cable for past 10 years). The service and equipment is great -- their billing setup is a complete F'ing disaster.

Apparently someone at DirecTV management decided to make their pricing structure as complex and really expensive, but then offer 100 discounts to bring the price back down, but you have to claim the discounts and cancel blah blah. They are counting on the fact that most people just pay their bill without even thinking twice about the fact that it went up $31 a month because their discount period ran out -- In reality most people call in and just get new discounts anyway. Their pricing structure is just ridiculous, I feel it's the biggest thing scaring people away from DirecTV. As long as you look closely at the pricing structure and take advantage of all of the discounts it's great, but I would never trust an 80 year old grandma to manage her account on her own.

If you are signing up GET THE HOME MEDIA CENTER DVR. It's an extra $99 (after a $300 Instant Rebate of course) upfront investment but SOOOO worth it. Whole-Home DVR which can record 5 shows at once.

Also Menards offer an $100 Gift Card for sign-up. Make sure you use the Refer a friend discount, ends up saving your buddy $100 and you $100 over 10 months -- great way to get some free lunches from your buddy.
I know what you mean. My bill just went up by $31Mad They wouldn't give me any type of discount, when I called them.
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