2013 DirecTV Packages - Including Family, Select & Grandfathered

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  1. jcrandall

    jcrandall Thread Starter Proud Staff Member Staff Member HERE TO HELP YOU!

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    Updated for 2013 including the 2/17 price increases.

    We are often asked about the Family and Select packages, what channels are included and what is not. Packages like Family and Select are available from DirecTV CSR's by request for most customers, but they intentionally do not provide information on their website, including what channels are included.

    We have compiled information from several sources to build a complete list of packages and channels, as accurate as possible. There may be a few misses in these, let me know if that is the case so we can fix it - you can just post it in this thread.

    Several packages have been merged into Choice Xtra Classic, including Total Choice Plus, and Plus HD / Plus HDDVR.
    New this year Choice Xtra Classic is $1 more than the current Xtra package. (includes Boomerang, Chiller, NHL Net, PBS Sprout, Style, and Tennis).

    We hope this helps you understand what is available in each package, including the select packages. Remember, with Family, Select, or Entertainment packages you do NOT get your Regional Sports Network (channels like YES, Fox Sports Net, Comcast Sports Net, NESN, MASN, TWC, etc.)

    Thanks for being Satelliteguys!

    Updated 3/1/13 for minor corrections and channel package changes.

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  2. Iceberg

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    thanks for posting
  3. whitewolf8214

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    Thanks for sharing Jason :)
  4. jdspencer

    jdspencer SatelliteGuys Family

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    Thanks, very helpful!
  5. Iceberg

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    One update Jason

    Speed TV is now in Choice (was moved there maybe a month ago)
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    This makes Choice doable for me now. Thanks for the info Ice.
  7. Iceberg

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    no problem and welcome :wave to the site
    (that was one channel that kept me in Xtra...now that it moved Choice is doable for me too)
  8. JonBlack

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    I didn't see it on the list but Fox Soccer Channel is in "Xtra" and above now.
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    why doesnt D* have SonLife Broadcasting as a channel on there but D* has the channel, I was at my mom's last week and she has the channel
  10. Iceberg

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    not all of the shopping and religious channels are listed but they are in all packages
  11. John84

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    ^A lot of channels of both, but w/ many of the same programs, it seems.
  12. Iceberg

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    a new correction. TeenNick is now in Choice (that showed up when I upgraded back to Choice)
  13. jcrandall

    jcrandall Thread Starter Proud Staff Member Staff Member HERE TO HELP YOU!

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    Berg, I show on the sheet TeenNick is in Entertainment and Choice (and up)
    Are you saying you get it now with Choice but didn't have it with Entertainment?
  14. Iceberg

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    sorry I goofed
    Its NickToons (302) that was added to Choice from Xtra
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    It says Choice extra classic is No Longer available, but I thought that was a new package.

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  16. Iceberg

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    There are 2 "Choice Xtra's" out there

    Choice Xtra Classic is a grandfathered package for 71.99. Was phased out last year in place of.....
    Choice Xtra is the new version. Its $1 less and is missing 6 channels from it

    Basically they (D*) were going to move those channels from Xtra Classic to Ultimate for everyone then decided to just make a new package with those missing
  17. DodgerKing

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    I am officially no longer a classic package sub for the first time in years. I just changed my base package from Choice Xtra Classic to Xtra. It wasn't to save $1/month it was more so I have more control over my account online. I don't watch those few channels I lost anyway.
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    That's the only thing I hate having Choice Xtra Classic. Everyone move requires you call to do any changes. I do have people in my house that watch Chiller and Sprout. So I'm staying put.
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    Sprout and Boomerang are the holdouts for me. I really wish they would just sync those.
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    Updating the file on the first post to reflect changes between 1/1/13 and 3/1/13.

    I put a change in there for OWN about a month early, it is moving from Entertainment to Choice for a min package, and will soon be added in HD, so I added the HD indicator.
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