Will Directv give free HD locals ?

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Why can't Directv at least give subscribers free local stations in HD ?
STARCHOICE in Canada gives you free locals in HD and 13 free HD channels.
I refuse to buy into the Directv HD package because eventually they will raise the prices .
 
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Locals are included in the base package cost for most customers. Not withstanding that, you want D* (a for profit company BTW) to give you a FREE service involving something that it cost them a lot of money to put into space?

Of course D* is going to raise prices...they do almost every year. It's called inflation. E* is going to raise prices, cable companies are going to raise prices, etc...
 
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Why can't Directv at least give subscribers free local stations in HD ?
STARCHOICE in Canada gives you free locals in HD and 13 free HD channels.
I refuse to buy into the Directv HD package because eventually they will raise the prices .
Do you subscribe to Starchoice? How can they be free if you subscribe? Free means you pay notrhing to receive them which would be illegal for that pay service.:):):)
 
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I am not a STARCHOICE subscriber but it's a great how they are getting their subscribers interested in HD by giving them count em' 13 free HD channels .
I was not referring to any illegal methods with Starchoice 13 HD channels that is included in their package .
If you don't believe me check out their website .
Directv needs to recognize that profit is not everything when it comes to consumer loyalty .
 
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Well Jeff, without profit, there would be no research and development. There would be no investors. There would be no Company. Without the R&D, or investors, how do you think those satellites would have gotten into outer space?
 
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Maybe they would have sprouted wings and flown up there themselves?
 
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I am not a STARCHOICE subscriber but it's a great how they are getting their subscribers interested in HD by giving them count em' 13 free HD channels .
I was not referring to any illegal methods with Starchoice 13 HD channels that is included in their package .
If you don't believe me check out their website .
Directv needs to recognize that profit is not everything when it comes to consumer loyalty .

Well actually D* does give you free HD channels if you subscribe to the HD DVR plus including your HD locals where available. :D
 
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Why can't Directv at least give subscribers free local stations in HD ?
STARCHOICE in Canada gives you free locals in HD and 13 free HD channels.
I refuse to buy into the Directv HD package because eventually they will raise the prices .

I just took a look at Starchoice's $90 package... you got to be kidding.. they should give you the whole package...
 
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DTV never promised to be the cheapest just the best.
 
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I just took a look at Starchoice's $90 package... you got to be kidding.. they should give you the whole package...

Yeah, but I'd be pi$$ed if I were a D* Sunday Ticket subscriber. How can they offer the Sunday Ticket for $100 for the season and justify the $280 for US subscribers. Sounds like a big case of subsidy to me.
 
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Why can't Directv at least give subscribers free local stations in HD ?
STARCHOICE in Canada gives you free locals in HD and 13 free HD channels.
I refuse to buy into the Directv HD package because eventually they will raise the prices .

They can! Just simply raise the monthly base subscription cost accordingly and tell you HD locals are included "free". Come on get real. Anyone you pay a fee to for service is not giving you anything for free it is included in the cost. Advertisers love pople like yourself who think otherwise.:D
 
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Jeffadelic if I told you I was going to sell you a BMW for $27,000 and I was going to throw in the four tires FREE would you believe the tires were really FREE?
 
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There's no such thing as "free channels that come with a package." You're paying for the package, aren't you? Obviously the channels are figured into the cost of that package, and there's nothing that says the cost of that package won't go up.
 
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Yeah, but I'd be pi$$ed if I were a D* Sunday Ticket subscriber. How can they offer the Sunday Ticket for $100 for the season and justify the $280 for US subscribers. Sounds like a big case of subsidy to me.

The reason is that they figure they can only get $100 from Canadians and obviously do get lots of $280 US subscribers.

They are charging what they think the market will bear.
 
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Why can't Directv at least give subscribers free local stations in HD ?
STARCHOICE in Canada gives you free locals in HD and 13 free HD channels.
I refuse to buy into the Directv HD package because eventually they will raise the prices .

Well technically they do. You can easily hook up a antenna to the DirecTV reciever and for "free' get your local HD channels.
 
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Gone are the days of Total Choice for $29.95...that was the MY monthly bill for years!!!!
 
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