Originally Posted by fredfa
jagouar: I don't know where you are getting your numbers from
"...DBS is going to HAVE to go to much cheaper prices (below what verizon will have and we have already seen they are VERY low). The day of price gouging for exclusive content (such as ST) will be over very soon....
-- but is it difficult to at least give some credence to the CSFB pricing analysis?"..."Our pricing comparison indicates that Verizon's video plans offer greater value at all segments of the market versus its cable competitors and at the high end of the market versus satellite competitors," CSFB said...."
Digital Service 160 chanels + Basic (15-35 channels) $39.95
Sports/Movie Package Combination (41 channels) $14.95
Digital Video Recorder (includes HDTV channels) $12.95
(sans HBO, SHO etc but the reason i didnt include them was they are pretty much priced the same on both providers). But that gets you 221 channels (not including HD channels).DirecTV:
TOTAL CHOICE® PLUS (Over 155 Channels) $45.99
HD Pack $10.99
(155 channels, no DVR included, less HD.... you add a HDtivo and that $11 difference more than goes out the window)Dish:
America's Top 180 (with locals) $52.99
HD Pack $9.99
(180 channels, no DVR, less HD)
Its quite clear to me who is the best deal there. And the reason my comment about Dish and Direct going to have to drop prices because for the same money you get alot more. D*/E* cant compete with that unless they drop pricing.
Source for Verizon pricing: http://www.dslreports.com/r0/downloa...2/kTi26334.zip