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Feb 1 Rate increase!

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Chris Freeland, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. Dec 23, 2008 #61 of 264
    kb7oeb

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    HD enabling fee was introduced on 2/1/2006, maybe if he had the package before then already activated on a 211.

    I replaced an 811 with a 622 and was charged the fee even though I had the HDPak
     
  2. Dec 23, 2008 #62 of 264
    James Long

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    I made an error in dates in the original post mentioning this ... corrected here:
    Apparently because he didn't upgrade after February 1st, 2006, DISH never charged him the $7 fee? In any case, there was no attempt by DISH to force him to upgrade ... even though he waited until the last months of "MPEG2".

    I kinda wish he had kept the HDPack just to see when DISH would have forced him off. :)
     
  3. Dec 23, 2008 #63 of 264
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    Still can't figure out how I'm affected. My bill reads:

    Digital Home Advantage America's Everything Pak $94.98
    GoldHD with Platinum HD $20.00


    I understand the AEP will increase $3.00 but can't figure out what the HD will do.
     
  4. Dec 23, 2008 #64 of 264
    ch3

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    Still a little less expensive to pay annually, at lease for AT100 (new Classic Bronze) than for Dish DVR Advantage 100 (unless DDA is also available annually, though I don't think it is):

    Annual: $32.0833 ($385 per year/12) + $5.98 (DVR Fee) + $5.99 (Locals) = $44.0533
    (Yea, they get an extra $.99 for locals this way and the locals can't be annual)

    DDA 100 = $44.99 ($.9467 more expensive, or $11.24 per year).

    Ok, I admit that this isn't much and you don't have to pay a huge chunk at one time, which is probably difficult for many people.

    However, since my annual renewal date is January 25 (6 days before the increase), I will get last year's AT100 price of $363 per year, so

    Annual: $30.25 ($363/12) + $5.98 (DVR Fee) + $5.99 (Locals) = $42.22

    I won't see the increase to $34.99 in Classic Bronze until January 2010 (and I assume just before the next increase).
     
  5. Dec 23, 2008 #65 of 264
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    I am having trouble understanding the whole own vs lease thing and how either is any different. Is there any advantage owning vs leasing? Isn't the receiver fee the same?

    Also, am I correct that if I were to upgrade to two 222 receivers, I could do the DVR thing with an external drive for $39.99 one time fee and never pay a monthly DVR charge?

    What I am thinking of doing would be upgrading from two 322 receivers (AT 200 /w locals) to two 222 receivers and adding the HD package for $10.00. Then I would get a couple external drives and pay the $39.99 DVR fee and be done with it. From what I understand I would be paying $10 more for HD and $2 more for the extra receiver (I already pay $5 for the 2nd 322) for a net increase of $12 (not including the $3 price increase and any receiver upgrade costs). Does this make sense?
     
  6. Dec 23, 2008 #66 of 264
    James Long

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    There will be no change to HD prices as an add on to SD.
    Your bill will go up $3 for the AEP increase ... that's it.
     
  7. Dec 23, 2008 #67 of 264
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    Thanks, James. I had kind of expected about $3 increase this year. Still cheaper than our local Comcast, and they don't offer Chicago HD locals in our area. They get HD networks from another area and I don't think they have CBS or CW in HD yet.
     
  8. Dec 23, 2008 #68 of 264
    Taco Lover

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    Thanks. I would go for a HD Only pack, but the wife absolutely needs HNN to watch Nancy Grace. :rolleyes:
     
  9. Dec 23, 2008 #69 of 264
    russ9

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    Well, I cut back on a premium to mitigate the 15% price increase on Dish Advantage...I'll wait for the next round of new HD and decide what to cut after that.
    I did confirm that Dish Advantage is not available for annual billing
     
  10. Dec 23, 2008 #70 of 264
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    At least the Dish Family package didn't raise. $3 packages increases are just ridiculous and it just makes the service become more and more unaffordable. Five years from now are the packages going to be $15 higher??? They are already too expensive now. Why did the Turbo HD packages increase so much?? That is the most unbelievable increase.

    HBO for $15.99??? That is unbelievable especially when they don't even have HBO Zone.
     
  11. Dec 24, 2008 #71 of 264
    James Long

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    HBO Zone is available in HD. DISH has it.
     
  12. Dec 24, 2008 #72 of 264
    puckwithahalo

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    That is correct, it costs exactly the same monthly to have leased versus owned equipment.

    That feature is not currently available on the 222. Only on the 211/211k/411.
     
  13. Dec 24, 2008 #73 of 264
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    I thought there was one HBO they didn't have...maybe not. I don't think they carry all the Cinemax or Showtime channels.
     
  14. Dec 24, 2008 #74 of 264
    kb7oeb

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    The only reason to own is if you want to subscribe to Premiums or internationals without a base package that qualifies for a lease.
     
  15. Dec 24, 2008 #75 of 264
    Chris Freeland

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    Or if all you want is locals only and or one of the two Welcome Packs. :)
     
  16. Dec 24, 2008 #76 of 264
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    I signed up back in March (under contract until 2010). I originally singed up with AT 100 DVR Advantage, a couple moths went by and I upgraded to AT200 DVR Advantage. But now it looke like I may downgrade.This is not what we want to read around the holidays.:mad:
     
  17. Dec 24, 2008 #77 of 264
    James Long

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    There might be a channel missing in SD, but not one DirecTV carries (other than HBO Family West). DirecTV is missing 8 SD Premiums DISH has plus HBO Zone HD. In HD, DISH is missing four premium HDs DirecTV has and DirecTV is missing nine premium HDs DISH has.

    Although more is always better it appears DISH is doing fine in the SD/HD premium 'competition'. :)
     
  18. Dec 26, 2008 #78 of 264
    Paul Secic

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    Confirm. I just got a 211 and the sub contractor said you must lease it.
     
  19. Dec 26, 2008 #79 of 264
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    There is no requirement that you lease equipment. You are perfectly welcome to purchase your own, there just is no monthly cost advantage to doing so, and up front you will pay a lot more to purchase the equipment.
     
  20. Dec 26, 2008 #80 of 264
    neljtorres

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    Thanks for the Chart James!:)
     

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