Alex Smith 
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Posted by Alex Smith on 11/22/2013 at 12:56 PM

Re: “CNN, Turner Classic Movies Disappear From Local Cable Line-Up

Those figures aren't correct at all.
The full price for the Choice package is 64.99 a month, the first year discount price is 29.99 a month, if you average it out over the entire 24 month commitment, the price is only 47.49 a month.
Do the math.
If you want HD, then add 10 bucks a month.
If you want a second receiver, then add 6 bucks.
It depends on what you want.
By the way, the next package up from that is the Xtra package which averages out to 52.99 a month over the 24 months and it gives you over 200 channels.
If you can't find something decent to watch with that many, you're not looking hard enough.
Personally, I have the choice package for TV and love every second of it.
I have cable for my internet only which gives me the best of both worlds.
I also use a Magic Jack plus for my telephone service which is only 20 bucks a year using the internet that I'm paying for anyway, so my total costs per month for all 3 utilities is far less than I'd have to pay for all three in a bundle and I get more channels.
Add to that, if you get a friend to sign up for Direct TV, you'll get 10 bucks a month off of your bill, so will your friend....If you sign up 2 friends, that's 20 bucks a month off and so on.
Bet your cable provider doesn't offer that.

As for the lost channels they're negotiating over, if every provider was able to charge 50% more for their channels, you know your cable or satellite company will have to pass those extra charges to us.
I wouldn't like a 50% increase on my bill, so I say let them fight it out and I'll watch something else as long as it doesn't up my bill...I pay enough.
Just my 2 cents.

Posted by Alex Smith on 11/22/2013 at 7:42 AM

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