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Am I the dummy or is everyone getting charged for the 921

Discussion in 'General Satellite Discussion' started by kennet6565, Jul 16, 2004.

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  1. kennet6565

    kennet6565 Mentor

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    I don't remember any discussion about the VOD Service Fee for the 921. I just checked, and their "revised" sepcs include the VOD Fee. Tell me if I am the dummy. Thanks
     
  2. Slordak

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    This receiver has always included this fee. It's not new and it's not unexpected, since all PVR receivers newer than the 508 / 721 have included this charge.

    There has been discussion about how it might be nice if Dish would waive this fee until the 921 software achieves more maturity than it currently has, but from Dish's side, there is no apparent plan to do so.
     
  3. HTguy

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    Any model designated "DVR" has the $4.98 "VOD" fee.

    The prior models that shipped with the "PVR" designation do not have the fee.
     
  4. Geronimo

    Geronimo Native American Potentate DBSTalk Gold Club

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    NO. the 501, 508 and 721 are DVRs and have no fee. Only some 7100 and 7200s are charged a fee.
     
  5. kb7oeb

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    My 508 says PVR not DVR
     
  6. Steve Mehs

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    Last summer when TiVo Inc. claimed the phase Personal Video Recorder and its acronym PVR, Dish changed its product line name from DishPVR to DishDVR to comply. At this point the 501, 508 and 721 were already out have had been for sometime and officially know as DishPVRs. It was a coincidence that it was about the same time as Dish announced the $5 VOD fee on all future hard drive based models, and renamed the line, Dishplayer DishDVRs, the models 510, 522 and 921. Not to be confused with the original Dishplayers from Dish, the models 7100 and 7200 that use the MSN TV software that are subject to the PTV fee.

    The fee is waived if you subscribe to America's Everything Pak.
     
  7. Nick

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    I do, and it is.
     
  8. amit5roy5

    amit5roy5 Duplicate User (Account Closed)

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    They charge 5 bucks a month after you pay 1000 dollars. That really bites.
     
  9. Cholly

    Cholly Old Guys Rule! DBSTalk Club

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    Yeah, and TiVo Series 2 standalone ANALOG PVR's (I'm not talking DirecTVo here) cost $300 and you pay $12.95 a month access fee (or $299 for the lifetime of the recorder).
    Consider that the 921 is a). New (on the market for less than a year), b). is a digital recorder, c). can record two shows simultaneously and d). has a built in digital OTA tuner, and you can arguably say that it's a bargain. :)
     
  10. Slordak

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    The big problem with this is that everyone was insisting that the $5/month PVR/DVR fee was to offset the cost of subsidizing the 510 hardware. Since there's no hardware subsidy on the 921, there shouldn't be a PVR/DVR fee on this unit, right? Well... Apparently the excuse about the fee being to recoup the hardware cost was just fiction; it's just to give Dish more income.
     
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