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Buying Channels Seprately


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#1 LaChica

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 09:33 AM

I have Direct TV. Can you buy one channel instead of buying a package because I want to buy G4. I need to keep up with the reviews, and some shows are funny (Bonzi)
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Posted 22 June 2006 - 03:36 PM

Why stop at just one channel?

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But as a serious answer to your question, i have no idea...

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 09:59 PM

Geez...I don't know. Rather than posting this question on a computer related web site where thousands of people can read this and chuckle at the incongruence, why don't you just call their toll free phone number and ask them! :thumbsup:

Direct TV sells package deals only, after you select a package you can add premium channels only. The only exception would be the local channels in your area.

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Posted 23 June 2006 - 12:59 AM

dc3,

Geez...I don't know. Rather than posting this question on a computer related web site where thousands of people can read this and chuckle at the incongruence

The description of this forum is "Are you bored at work or sitting around doing nothing? Then talk to others about whatever you want." So I would say that leaves it pretty open to discuss the topic that was mentioned. So I see the irony, that if there is any incongruousness , it would be your statement.

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Posted 23 June 2006 - 01:03 AM

I was referring to Bleeping Computer, not the General Chat. :thumbsup:

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Posted 23 June 2006 - 01:09 AM

LaChica - this simple answer to your question is no.

One cannot buy single channel access in the USA at this time.
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Posted 23 June 2006 - 08:58 AM

that stinks cause I really wanted to see what E3 looked like because they had an hour special of it.
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Posted 24 June 2006 - 09:52 PM

Actually it's good thing you can't buy a single channel. Because if Television companies required this, then you'd be paying more a month. Each station would require a certain fee then your Television provider would in turn raise the price and you'd probably end up paying about $2-7 a channel depending on how "popular" it is.

This is what the RIAA is trying to do to iTunes. RIAA wants iTunes to have variables prices for music, because they believe "popular" artists should get paid more. Personally I don't think they should, they all are very talented and deserve the same. However, I do believe though if you want to pay more for a song, iTunes should have a "donate" button via Paypal to pay the artist more. I think the one price fits all of $.99 is an excellent price. When you buy an album you usually pay about $15 for 15 songs. Sometimes if you are lucky there will be 20 songs on a CD you get for $15, or if you are unlucky you only get 8 songs for $14. So .99 is actually a fair deal when it averages out.

Edited by yano, 24 June 2006 - 09:54 PM.





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