Posted on October 19, 2007
First off I would like to say Cheers to DIRECTV who has recently expanded its high-definition television programming at an increasing speed, but unfortunately my “cheers” are followed by “jeers”. DirecTV customers are being given an ultimatum…either pay an additional $4.99 more each month or you will lose three of DIRECTV’s more popular high-definition channel lineups. Beginning December 15th DIRECTV subscribers will lose viewer favorites like HDNet, HDNet Movies and Universal HD unless they agree to shovel out more money each month. DIRECTV has created a HD programming package known as DIRECTV HD Extra Pack that will feature these channels for an additional $10.00 per month. Unfortunately Directv customers, it doesn’t stop there. In addition to viewers losing HDNet, HDNet Movies and Universal HD, DIRECTV is also planning on moving channels like Smithsonian HD, MGM HD and MHD (MTV’s new HD channel) over to their new DIRECTV HD Extra Pack. Somebody needs to remind DIRECTV that they need us more than we need them. Although DIRECTV is feeling a little money hungry other satellite providers like Dish Network are reminding its customers what real customer service is all about. Dish Network is currently running an offer that allows customers to purchase a 200 channel plan for $49.99 guaranteed until 2009. Dish Network’s new package dubbed the Dish DVR Advantage is an all-inclusive package featuring 200 of your favorite channels, including SIRIUS music and your local channels, plus 2-room DVR service and Free Standard Professional Installation. For more information on all Dish Network has to offer call 1-866-989-3474 or visit their website at www.dish-network.com.