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Old 07-16-2014, 05:17 PM   #1
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Two years ago, they didn't even bother showing up. I was so pissed I stayed with my current provider. This year...

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Is there a reason you're going with DirecTv? If you want Sunday Ticket, you can get online-only Sunday Ticket by checking a box on their website saying you don't have line-of-sight to their satellite. I did it once and it cost me $250 for the year. I've since purchased a Slingbox which sits at my parents' house so now I can watch the games complete with local commercials.
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Is there a reason you're going with DirecTv? If you want Sunday Ticket, you can get online-only Sunday Ticket by checking a box on their website saying you don't have line-of-sight to their satellite. I did it once and it cost me $250 for the year. I've since purchased a Slingbox which sits at my parents' house so now I can watch the games complete with local commercials.
Sling box?

What's the cost to get the ticket on that thing?

GodFather, you can call DTV and tell them what they did was BS. I always get free shit from them (deservedly so). Last time I told them I wasn't renewing unless they gave me precisely what I wanted and that I was going to tell everyone I knew that I hate DTV. haha

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I've had DirecTV for about five years. They give new customers all the perks and only offer anything good to existing customers if you really convince them you're going to cancel.
I tried to get them to give me new receivers and some of the free premium packages (Sunday Ticket, HBO, etc.) they're offering new customers if I entered another 2-year contract. They'd give me one or the other, but not both.
I'm paying $120+ per month and they're offering new subscribers the same package I get for $49.99 a month. The best they could do on the price was $5 off per month for the next six months.
I'll be calling and threatening to cancel as soon as I watch the stuff I don't want to lose off my DVR.
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There's no cost for Sunday ticket on the Sling Box, but you'll need to have it set up at someone's place who gets all of the games you want. As I mentioned before, mine is at my parents' house so I can access all of their channels from home. So far, I've only used it for watching games. Maybe I'll order some gay porn on their account and see what happens.
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May be a local provider thing you're having an issue with. Not pimping for DTV, but I have been with them since 95/96 and have never had any problems. I had a remote quit a couple years ago and when I called to get a replacement they told me I was due an upgrade. They upgraded me with 2 new DVR receivers with new remotes. And there was no charge for this. I didn't even have to ask for it. I called about the Sunday Ticket deal they were offering for new customers, and asked if I could have it too, they turned it on for me for no charge. I have been very happy with DTV for almost 20 years now.
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There's no cost for Sunday ticket on the Sling Box, but you'll need to have it set up at someone's place who gets all of the games you want. As I mentioned before, mine is at my parents' house so I can access all of their channels from home. So far, I've only used it for watching games. Maybe I'll order some gay porn on their account and see what happens.
Since I watch more on TV than just NFL Sunday Ticket (mainly other live sports - I now watch movies and HBO series through Roku), I still need a satellite or cable package so I stick with DirecTV. If you want to watch an out of town team every week or bet pro football The Ticket is the best and only DirecTV has it - Sunday TIcket exclusivity is so important to DirecTV's business model that its proposed takeover by AT&T is contingent on DirecTV negotiating an extension with the NFL to its exclusive right to broadcast Sunday Ticket.

It usually is easy to negotiate a discount with DirectTV for Sunday Ticket but this year two customer service reps said no discounts were available and I had to pretend I was going to cancel my DirecTV service. The "retention department" then gave me Sunday Ticket MAX (I usually have a second game going through my iPad when the Steelers are on) for 50% off ($169). I need to learn how to negotiate like Born2Steel

The bundled method of selling TV channels is in peril with streaming devices like Roku and what you can get online, but for now it is less hassle for me to just pay DirectTV.
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If (and hopefully when) ISPs are reclassified as common carriers, I wouldn't be surprised to see a huge surge in cord-cutters.
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Is there a reason you're going with DirecTv? If you want Sunday Ticket, you can get online-only Sunday Ticket by checking a box on their website saying you don't have line-of-sight to their satellite. I did it once and it cost me $250 for the year. I've since purchased a Slingbox which sits at my parents' house so now I can watch the games complete with local commercials.
90% of the time they send out a 'tech' to confirm there is no line of sight.
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90% of the time they send out a 'tech' to confirm there is no line of sight.
It probably helps that I live in the middle of nowhere.
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