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Esteemed Contributor
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Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Getting really tired of Direct TV programming

I have had DIRECT TV for over 10 years and have the most complete package they offer.  It costs a lot of money each month.  More and more when I try to find something worth watching I appear to be confronted more and more with shopping and infomercial channels then I ever seem to remember being on Direct TV in the past.  I only watch maybe 7 channels on a regular basis and I am really staring to think that this service is not worth the high dollars I am paying for it.  Anyone else finding this?

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Registered: ‎07-26-2014

Re: Getting really tired of Direct TV programming


@KathyPet wrote:

I have had DIRECT TV for over 10 years and have the most complete package they offer.  It costs a lot of money each month.  More and more when I try to find something worth watching I appear to be confronted more and more with shopping and infomercial channels then I ever seem to remember being on Direct TV in the past.  I only watch maybe 7 channels on a regular basis and I am really staring to think that this service is not worth the high dollars I am paying for it.  Anyone else finding this?


Why not get their basic package?  You are throwing $$$$ down the drain w/their complete package if you are only viewing 7 chanels.  

Better yet, get rid of cable all together, purchase a digital box to enjoy your 7 channels.

"Never argue with a fool. Onlookers may not be able to tell the difference."


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Posts: 8,039
Registered: ‎03-10-2010

Re: Getting really tired of Direct TV programming

Easy solution...........cancel because their rates are not going to decrease.  We jumped to streaming only and no longer have their bill to 'complain' about.......

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Posts: 7,681
Registered: ‎03-30-2014

Re: Getting really tired of Direct TV programming

I cut my cable and use over-the-air and streaming.  Not at all sorry.  Now if I could find some way to do the same with ComcastInternet I would die happy.

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Registered: ‎06-26-2014

Re: Getting really tired of Direct TV programming

Yes @KathyPet.

 

We like DirectTV but we did downgrade last year. My hubby misses the Golf channel but other than that I can't think of any other channel, now gone, that I really miss. We just have the basic package now and are happy.

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Registered: ‎11-15-2011

Re: Getting really tired of Direct TV programming

Call them.  Since AT&T took them over, we now have home phone, internet and TV now appearing on one bill.  Two months ago my husband re-negotiated a deal with them as our bill for Direct TV had gone up from $95 to $105/mo. and we were never notified.  We had downgraded our pkg. last year when our 2 yr. contrct was done.

We signed on again and got the DVR (previously they wanted $300 to get this one) that records 5 shows and we got 3 mos. of premium channels free.  When the bill increased to $105 he called them and said we couldn't afford it.  Since we have our "bundle" with them, they gave us a discount of $40/mo. for one year to keep our business.  It pays to re-negotiate.  I get frustrated with their guide - the programming listed is not always whats on TV.

Good Luck.

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Posts: 4,148
Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Re: Getting really tired of Direct TV programming

I think our package is the 2nd to cheapest, and you're right - it's mostly shopping channels and infomercials.  The programming is terrible!!!!  We only have it because cable is not an option for us.

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Registered: ‎11-03-2013

Re: Getting really tired of Direct TV programming

I have U-Verse and just got through doing the renegotiation dance and have decided to drop all of it.  I will be switching my home number to my cell phone, switching the internet back to Comcast with a package that also includes HBO and local channels called Internet Plus with Blast!.

 

The final piece will be streaming through PlayStation Vue where I will get virtually all of the channels I watch via my Amazon Fire TV devices.  I hope to get all of this done by the end of the week.

 

I cannot believe how many infomercial channels they have crammed into their line up (U-Verse), really disappointed in them all around.