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cabronco
04-19-2009, 01:39 PM
Anyone who has had the luxury of watching games of their choice on the NFL network channel knows how great it is even though the package will cost you a chunk of change. Knowing everyone is in a financial crunch, people losing their jobs,homes etc. I think it would be a great gesture on directv's part if they would cut the price in half for us loyal fans for the NFL ticket this year. They would probably make out pretty good, with the potential of more first time subscribers plus the regulars subscribers compared to the ones they may lose, due to the financial crisis ! ???

baja
04-19-2009, 01:52 PM
The main thing I hate about Direct TV is I can't get it in Baja.

SouthStndJunkie
04-19-2009, 01:55 PM
Anyone who has had the luxury of watching games of their choice on the NFL network channel knows how great it is even though the package will cost you a chunk of change. Knowing everyone is in a financial crunch, people losing their jobs,homes etc. I think it would be a great gesture on directv's part if they would cut the price in half for us loyal fans for the NFL ticket this year. They would probably make out pretty good, with the potential of more first time subscribers plus the regulars subscribers compared to the ones they may lose, due to the financial crisis ! ???

Good luck with that....Directv has us by the balls and they know it.

Where's Plummer???
04-19-2009, 02:00 PM
my pops told comcast that he'll switch to them and sign a 2 yr contract if they gave him free NFL Network and 1/2 off NHL network... it worked. that lucky prick

Dr. Broncenstein
04-19-2009, 02:04 PM
The main thing I hate about Direct TV is I can't get it in Baja.

Get programming at your residence stateside, and buy another dish and mount it on your house in Baja. I'm sure you wouldn't be the first to do it.

cabronco
04-19-2009, 02:09 PM
Good luck with that....Directv has us by the balls and they know it.

Ya I know , its a like a love/hate relationship.

baja
04-19-2009, 02:21 PM
Get programming at your residence stateside, and buy another dish and mount it on your house in Baja. I'm sure you wouldn't be the first to do it.



Thanks. How you been Doc.?

I did that for years but the problem now is they decreased their footprint so that we no longer receive the Direct TV signal here but we do get Dish network which is poor step sister to DTV.

hades
04-19-2009, 03:17 PM
Even without the Sunday NFL Ticket I would still use DirecTv, the other programming they offer is good, tons of HD channels and a reasonable price, as compared to the other options.

Broncobuddy7
04-19-2009, 04:41 PM
Yup, def overpriced but can't live without it. I'm sure the NFL is raking in a crapload of cash in this exclusive deal too. NFL + DTV = $$$

Dr. Broncenstein
04-19-2009, 06:06 PM
Thanks. How you been Doc.?

I did that for years but the problem now is they decreased their footprint so that we no longer receive the Direct TV signal here but we do get Dish network which is poor step sister to DTV.

I'm good... thanks. So you can't physically recieve the signal in Mexico? That would seem difficult from DTV's standpoint, but I guess not impossible. I was thinking about an HD slingbox. Maybe we could work something out for the games. PM me if you are interested.

NYBronco
04-19-2009, 06:35 PM
We had the Direct TV NFL Network one season and dumped it, never again (NFL Network).

broncosteven
04-19-2009, 06:53 PM
I am on the fence about resigning up for the ticket this year.

I have both cable and Directv for the sunday ticket only.

Money is tight.

Last year a good portion of the games were on national or doubleheader games and I didn't even turn the dish on some weeks.

Sounds like we will only get 2 national games this year and with 6 early starts I am not going to get those with out the dish as DA BEARS are an early start team and will get the nod.

It is hard to justify spending $250+ on a rebuilding team when I got 2 little ones and other needs.

I figure if there is really a game I want to see I can hit the bar or leach off a friend. It is so nice to have it at the house though.

This may come down to the wire...


Oh and there is no way they will cut the price. They may not raise it but they will never cut it back. I remember paying $165 for the whole season, it has gone up almost $100 bucks since then.

broncosteven
04-19-2009, 06:56 PM
my pops told comcast that he'll switch to them and sign a 2 yr contract if they gave him free NFL Network and 1/2 off NHL network... it worked. that lucky prick

You cannot get Sunday Ticket on Comcast. You need the dish. NFL network is part of a sports package that costs an extra $5-6 a month. Not sure about NHL network. With the comcast NFL network you get the NFL channel that has 8 games the last 8 weeks of the season.

If you are in Denver then you get the games locally and do not need nfl network at all, for Bronco games.

gunns
04-19-2009, 07:13 PM
my pops told comcast that he'll switch to them and sign a 2 yr contract if they gave him free NFL Network and 1/2 off NHL network... it worked. that lucky prick

May have worked for them but Comcast loses NFL network on May 1st. They can't get a contract together.

BroncoBuff
04-19-2009, 07:26 PM
The main thing I hate about Direct TV is I can't get it in Baja.

You should be able to if you know somebody with a valid US address who's willing to be listed as the physical address for your account. You can by the dish and converter in the States, and take it back there to set it up. Pay your bill online.

I miss DirecTV more than I can say .... :(

Dr. Broncenstein
04-19-2009, 07:33 PM
You should be able to if you know somebody with a valid US address who's willing to be listed as the physical address for your account. You can by the dish and converter in the States, and take it back there to set it up. Pay your bill online.

I miss DirecTV more than I can say .... :(

I think he has done this in the past... and DTV somehow focuses the signal on the continental US to the point where he can't recieve it.

SouthStndJunkie
04-19-2009, 09:35 PM
I just saw on another board that Directv is jacking up the prices again....the early bird special is now five payments of $55.99 for the NFL Season Ticket.

TheManeMan
04-19-2009, 11:56 PM
Anybody else been having problems with their DVR lately?

missingnumber7
04-20-2009, 12:12 AM
I think he has done this in the past... and DTV somehow focuses the signal on the continental US to the point where he can't recieve it.

Slingbox

baja
04-20-2009, 06:43 AM
You should be able to if you know somebody with a valid US address who's willing to be listed as the physical address for your account. You can by the dish and converter in the States, and take it back there to set it up. Pay your bill online.

I miss DirecTV more than I can say .... :(

I did that for years but as I mentioned to the Doc DTV figured out how to shrink their signal footprint so that it ends just over the US border and I am too far South. I tossed two HD DVRs in the trash a few years back I was so pissed. Over a thousand Americans had that same thing happen. DTV knew lots of people were doing that but they shrank the signal footprint anyway maybe at was an airspace thing.

Kaylore
04-20-2009, 08:34 AM
I just canceled Comcast and signed up for Dish Network. Over two years Direct TV was going to cost $400 more. I know "it's better" because of more HD or whatever, but all of the shows I watch are HD on Dish in the package I want and since I live in Colorado, getting Bronco games is no big deal. Comcast was the most expensive for two TV's with DVR.

baja
04-20-2009, 09:11 AM
I just canceled Comcast and signed up for Dish Network. Over two years Direct TV was going to cost $400 more. I know "it's better" because of more HD or whatever, but all of the shows I watch are HD on Dish in the package I want and since I live in Colorado, getting Bronco games is no big deal. Comcast was the most expensive for two TV's with DVR.

I got Dish and pay about $85 for 200 channels HBO Cinna Max and Stars.

SonOfLe-loLang
04-20-2009, 09:22 AM
I just saw on another board that Directv is jacking up the prices again....the early bird special is now five payments of $55.99 for the NFL Season Ticket.

ugh, what was it last year? Every year i consider cancelling it and just getting my ass to the bar, but every year i wind up buying it

BroncoBuff
04-20-2009, 09:26 AM
I just saw on another board that Directv is jacking up the prices again....the early bird special is now five payments of $55.99 for the NFL Season Ticket.

Yes, but if this season is anything like all the seasons before, new customers get their full package including ALL premium channels FREE for the first four months ... so that $55.99 is all you pay the first four months.

On the fifth month, make sure you cancel all the premiums and it's about $120 the fifth month (including the 5th Ticket payment). Then about $60-70 from then on. Not much different than cable, and a much better service overall.

FYI ... that special usually starts August 1st, not before.

baja
04-20-2009, 09:31 AM
I think when SundayTicket first came out it was $125 a year and if you continued year after year they held the price for you.

BroncoBuff
04-20-2009, 09:31 AM
Re: That new customer discount .... I would cancel DirecTV service every August when the 1-year commitment ended, and then re-start service with that special in my gf's name, my Dad's name, nephew's name, etc ... almost every year I nailed that special! :~ohyah!:

Sunday Ticket just plain RULES. You program a channel list with just the early games, then re-program for the late games. Just push up channel and up channel and up channel ... every single one is an NFL game. It's more than worth it.


*EDIT* Another bonus: DirecTV replays the previous week's Mike Shanahan show (now the Josh Show I guess ::)) early Sunday mornings before the games start ... in fact, they re-play most of the NFL coach's shows early Sunday before the games on the Sunday Ticket channels .... perfect for outside-of-Denver fans.

BroncoBuff
04-20-2009, 09:32 AM
I think when SundayTicket first came out it was $125 a year and if you continued year after year they held the price for you.

I think I paid $109 my first year, 1996.

Majik
04-20-2009, 10:21 AM
Anyone who has had the luxury of watching games of their choice on the NFL network channel knows how great it is even though the package will cost you a chunk of change. Knowing everyone is in a financial crunch, people losing their jobs,homes etc. I think it would be a great gesture on directv's part if they would cut the price in half for us loyal fans for the NFL ticket this year. They would probably make out pretty good, with the potential of more first time subscribers plus the regulars subscribers compared to the ones they may lose, due to the financial crisis ! ???

I hate to break it to you, but you are drinking too much of our President's koolaid. Now I do realize he has pushed unemployment from 7.6% to 8.5% in only two months time. Half of that increase is probably made up of people who realize it's much easier to wait in line for a hand out from this clown than actually work, and the other half being people who sincerely lost their jobs.

Back to my point, 100% - 8.5% = 91.5% of Americans who can cut the mustard, who didn't buy stuff they had no business buying, and who are still working.

Directv would be foolish to cut their prices.

DenverBroncosJM
04-20-2009, 10:38 AM
Just an FYI I never to the auto sign up. I always try and get some kinda of freebie thrown in this is my 4-5th year and they added Super Fan for free.

Helps me sleep better at night knowing that I saved a 100.00 bucks

BABronco
04-20-2009, 10:40 AM
I hate to break it to you, but you are drinking too much of our President's koolaid. Now I do realize he has pushed unemployment from 7.6% to 8.5% in only two months time. Half of that increase is probably made up of people who realize it's much easier to wait in line for a hand out from this clown than actually work, and the other half being people who sincerely lost their jobs.

Back to my point, 100% - 8.5% = 91.5% of Americans who can cut the mustard, who didn't buy stuff they had no business buying, and who are still working.

Directv would be foolish to cut their prices.

I am by no means an Obama fan, but this sir is just ignorant.

TheChamp24
04-20-2009, 10:44 AM
Direct TV customer service flat out sucks balls.
My dad canceled an account in Colorado when he moved here to Oklahoma with me, and 3 months later they reactivated it and started billing him again for no reason. Then they have the balls to tell him he owes like $500 to them, which they handed over to a Collection Agency. Apparently, they do this a lot to people who cancel.

I hate Direct TV for what they did to my dad, and don't like the fact they are the only ones with the Sunday Ticket.
I don't think Direct TV is any better than anything else you can get now at the moment, but it holds a premium for that Sunday Ticket.

Majik
04-20-2009, 10:50 AM
I am by no means an Obama fan, but this sir is just ignorant.

Recognition: When ignorance gives way to knowledge, illusion to disillusion. :thumbsup:

BroncoBuff
04-20-2009, 12:58 PM
Just an FYI I never to the auto sign up. I always try and get some kinda of freebie thrown in this is my 4-5th year and they added Super Fan for free.

Helps me sleep better at night knowing that I saved a 100.00 bucks

See my post on top of this page for another great angle on DirecTV savings.

GREAT ANGLE for saving before: For years we did this, when we saw a movie or show we wanted to watch on Starz or Showtime or Cinemax, we signed up online that day, and then cancelled after the show aired, so it ended up costing about 60 cents for that one day :~ohyah!:

They closed that loophole in 2005, though.