DirecTV Inc Complaint - Charging extra Sunday Ticket fees because I have a HDTV???
Several months ago I purchased a HDTV. I was excited because I could then watch NFL games in a whole new way, as I had been a subscriber to Sunday Ticket for the past four-five years.
I was irate to find out that not only was DirecTV charging an "arm and a leg" for this service, but they wanted an extra $99 to broadcast the games in HD!!!
I called them and asked them why should I pay extra simply because I could afford to buy a HDTV? I was told by the DirecTV Rep that if I wasn't charged for receiving the games in HD, that gave me an advantage over those who didn't have an HDTV.
What? I was so dumbfounded by this asinine answer that I just hung up.
I know of several people who refuse to purchase this gouging by DirecTV, and I am one of them. There are enough national games on Sunday that I can deal with the occasional game on Sunday Ticket.
I also have contacted the NFL to advise them where their monopolistic dealings with DirecTV have caused. I am waiting on a response from them (sent notice today).
It has gotten so disgusted I am seriously considering just dropping DirecTV all together.