I received my July bill for Directv yesterday only to find that it had jumped from $61.45 a month to 72.00 a month -- and this so I can get some high definition programming, including the NFL Channel, but no movie channels.
Truth be told, I have not been a happy camper ever since I signed up with Directv. first they installed a faulty receiver that it took me months to get them to replace, and then they start nickel and diming me month by month.
So I called them and asked why the increase on my bill? Well, it's because you have been a good customer who has paid his bill on time everey month for an entire year -- your first year is up so the price goes up for the second year of your contract.
What kind do sense does that make????
So I told them I am canceling immediately! Then they started their little dance routine about cutting this and cutting that and blah, blah, blah -- which only angered me further. Then they told me that according to contract, for me to disconnect early, I will have to pay a fine of $124.00. So fine me!
So -- no more Directv. I never should have left my C Band programming in the first place. I called National Programming Service and set up my new package with them -- asking at the same time if High Def was now available through the big dish.
They said yes it is, but I will need to buy an add on General Instruments Motorola High Definition HDD200 High Def Decoder which will cost me an additional $350 some dollars.
The nearest dealer is in Waupaca, Wisconsin, and there is a good chance that Kim and I will be trekking over there this afternoon to pick one up.
I figure I would much rather own my own equipment than pay Directv $70 month.
Oh, by the way! We still don't have our refund back from Hitachi for that piece of shit television set that was picked up here well over a month ago.
So here's Larry's UNH-UNH, DON'T DO IT RECOMMENDATIONS; Don't buy anything made by Hitachi and stay away from Directv if you possibly can.
I really wish I wasn't such a TV-aholic. What I should be doing is signing up for Netflix! Anybody got comments about how they feel about that?