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Directv to Dish what Dish type

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Simonjester, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. Jan 7, 2012 #1 of 15
    Simonjester

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    Ok Silly question, does any one know what type dish is installed for Colorado customers with HD? I'm moving from Directv to Dish with a older D* dish.

    Thanks in advance...
     
  2. Jan 7, 2012 #2 of 15
    MaryB@DishNetwork

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    You will most likely get a 1000.2 dish and satellites 110,119, & 129 unless there is a line of sight issue and tech can only get Eastern Arc.
     
  3. Jan 7, 2012 #3 of 15
    Kevin F

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    Also depends on what satellite your locals are broadcast on. Most likely the Western Arc though.

    Kevin
     
  4. Jan 8, 2012 #4 of 15
    MaryB@DishNetwork

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    Yes, locals in Colorado are on the Western Arc.
     
  5. Jan 8, 2012 #5 of 15
    Rtm

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    Why the move to dish?
     
  6. Jan 8, 2012 #6 of 15
    scorpion43

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    because he wants to
    :rolleyes:
     
  7. Jan 8, 2012 #7 of 15
    Slamminc11

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    because it's better than direct!
     
  8. Jan 8, 2012 #8 of 15
    Simonjester

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    5 years in a row of price increases from D*, I just was unwilling to pay what they wanted to charge for SD cable TV. Been a D* customer for 14 years, sad how they will give great deals to "new" customers but really stick it to existing customers. I could have called them and tried to negotiate a lower price as I have done for the past several years, perhaps upgraded to HD, but it was just time to move on.
     
  9. Jan 8, 2012 #9 of 15
    boba

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    Before you jump ship take a more in depth look at DISH costs. DISH also has had just about annual price increases usually in the Feb-March time frames. They have also adjusted the fees for additional receivers so each additional receiver can cost you from $7-17 per month depending on what it is. Those low monthly fees are 12 month promotional offerings with a 24 month commitment. I have had both services and DISH can be cheaper depending on choices you make, but then again D* can also be cheaper depending on your choices.:):):)
     
  10. scorpion43

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    and let me guess ,you now have directv :rolleyes:
     
  11. boba

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    Wrong guess I have DISH with a VIP612.:):):)
     
  12. Simonjester

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    I understand both companies might / will do annual price increases however with the 12 month credit and free HD, E* just wins for now. For the past several years I had gotten D* to issue a monthly credit but it seems more and more difficult...

    It does suck to go from no commitment to a 24m commitment but its only 2 years. Question at the end of the 24 m commitment can you just go month to month or do you have to renew for another 24m? Currently on the DHA-24 agreement...


    The main reason for this post I'm trying to see what the OD of the E* mast would be. I think it will match my current D* mount, however I'm not sure if I will be able to reuse the current mount spot. I have my D* dish mounted on the side of my house pointed up right past my neighbors roofline. I think the E* birds are lower in the sky, so back to a roof mounted dish. Guess I will find out once the installer shows up...
     
  13. churdie

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    stay with directv just jumped back to directv from dish picture clear new guide is fast and gave me $200 to pay termination fee glad to be back
     
  14. Slamminc11

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    you go month to month unless you decide to upgrade then you would be back to a 24 month commitment...well as of today anyway
     
  15. CeeWoo

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    I know exactly what you mean! I was one of those 'early' adopters of little dishes, and went with direct when they were only sold (not rented/leased). Cost me $800 for a single room system. After a few years, they were basically giving away 2 receivers to new customers (w/DVR). I asked if there was anyway I could get a 2nd rec (w/DVR) and the reply was "sure, for only $800 we'll set you right up". So I dumped them and went to dish-that was many years and monthly payments ago

    (oh, and then I sold my Direct system on Ebay and got a pretty good chunk of change for it)

     

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