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February 2008 Price Changes

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by tsmacro, Dec 14, 2007.

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  1. Dec 15, 2007 #21 of 188
    comizzou573

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    does this mean i can get a dish 1000 or 500 instead of having 2 dish on my roof
     
  2. Dec 15, 2007 #22 of 188
    LinkNuc

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    BARELY CHEAPER than cable, with the ridiculus HD fee, but at least we ghet a nice comliment of HD, but as soon as Cable becomes equal I'm going back.
     
  3. Dec 15, 2007 #23 of 188
    tm22721

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    Stagflation been there done that in the 70s.

    Prices up, incomes down. Saw it in housing first, then autos, now services.

    This story is so yesterday. Get over it.
     
  4. Dec 15, 2007 #24 of 188
    Slamminc11

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    Pretty soon??? WHATEVER! :rolleyes:
    Doom and Gloom, Doom and Gloom! The Sky is falling the Sky is falling!
    Hey chicken little, You want to put money on your "little preditction" of yours?
     
  5. Dec 15, 2007 #25 of 188
    SMosher

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    hahhaha!! I'm sorry, the entire post is funny.
     
  6. Dec 15, 2007 #26 of 188
    tsmacro

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    I did think I was pretty clear in stating that i'm not a Dish employee and that the info I was sharing was not officially from Dish but info that was handed down to us by our management who told us it was from Dish. Yes hearsay and not official obviously. I was surprised when I got the info yesterday morning and I when I checked in here yesterday afternoon no one was talking about it yet. I assumed if I had received this info that it must've been pretty much generally out there by now. I wasn't attempting to leak any info nor get a "sccop" or anything like that I was just sharing what I had heard.
     
  7. Dec 15, 2007 #27 of 188
    lparsons21

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    I see this a lot, so I decided to check that out. D is SLIGHTLY less expensive for the same stuff I get now from E.

    Dish DVR advantage, HD, AT250 add-on - $85.99

    DirecTV competing was about $5 less if I figure it right. There website is as confusing, if not more so, than E's when trying to figure a new subscription.

    I'll stick with E 'cause the Vip622 is a whole lot better than the best HDDVR from D and the HD content will be nearly the same soon.
     
  8. Dec 15, 2007 #28 of 188
    James Long

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    You shouldn't need a dish change. Future installs may be able to work on a Dish 500 ... since E7 is not being upgraded you may need a second dish for that reason. What size are your dishes now?
     
  9. Dec 15, 2007 #29 of 188
    Sat4me

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    Simply not true. Directv is not way cheaper and in fact it is, in most cases, more expensive. There are differences in what programming is in what packages. In my case, Dish is cheaper than Directv. That is mostly because I have to pay an extra $12 per month for Directv sports channels that are included in the basic package with Dish.

    Why on earth would you want Dish run out of business? Talk about rate increases, Directv would really put it to us then.
     
  10. Dec 16, 2007 #30 of 188
    James Long

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    BTW: Even with the rate increases suggested in this thread, E*'s packages will remain as inexpensive or less expensive than D*'s comparable packages. And D* has yet to raise their rates for 2008. Probably another reason why no one is screaming about the rate increase.

    If you want to get into a deep D* vs E* comparison please take it to the General Satellite forum. Thanks!
     
  11. Dec 16, 2007 #31 of 188
    mhowie

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    Hardware is the only reason I'm still with E*.

    When exactly will the HD content be on par with D*?
     
  12. Dec 16, 2007 #32 of 188
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    That new sat in space is interfering with my signal strength now and the 110 sat too, Borat.

    What did DISH Tech Support tell you when you called to complain? I called them to complain and they said that when someone takes my photograph it steals a part of my soul.
     
  13. Dec 16, 2007 #33 of 188
    comizzou573

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    119 = 24"
    110 = 30"

    I am hoping those, that this new satellite will all me to use a dish 1000 then i can pick up the 149, 119, 110 altogether. a dish tech guy out here told me I will be able to once the new satellite is launched. not sure if it is true or not.
     
  14. Dec 16, 2007 #34 of 188
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    You won't be able to pick up 149, 119 and 110 on one dish. It's too large of a range. The biggest range out there is the SuperDishes that get 121, 119 and 110 or 119, 110 and 105 (IIRC).
     
  15. Dec 16, 2007 #35 of 188
    James Long

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    Agreed ... E7 at 119° isn't changing, you will need to keep that 24" working. Might as well keep the 30" for 110°.

    Nothing is announced to replace the satellites at 148° ... you won't need that location for a while.
     
  16. Dec 16, 2007 #36 of 188
    Paul Secic

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    E* doesn't announce price hikes around mid January usually.

    FYI Comcast raised rates twice around here!
     
  17. Dec 16, 2007 #37 of 188
    Paul Secic

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    Plus Directv's web site is very confusing to see each package.
     
  18. Dec 16, 2007 #38 of 188
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    I am confident the information at the top of the thread is correct (I received the same basic info from another source Friday as well. But keep in mind, UNTIL DISH NETWORK OFFICIALLY RELEASES IT TO EVERYONE, IT IS NOT OFFICIAL.

    I have updated the RATE HISTORY page on the EKB.

    Just for a little note here. If this info is correct it will mean that
    America's Everything Pack + HD has gone up by $15 a month in two years!!!!

    $15 a month in two years????

    $15 a month in two years!!!!!!

    See ya
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  19. Dec 16, 2007 #39 of 188
    Mike D-CO5

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    Well would the cost of $4.98 , if it is true, go to the hd channel additions this year, or to an increase in premium channel packs in AEP ? And can anyone remind us what hd channels that were added this year?
     
  20. Dec 16, 2007 #40 of 188
    James Long

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    To be fair, the first year of that comparison AEP subs were getting a DISCOUNT on the HD package. Where everybody else had to pay a $20 difference between the metal HD and comparable AT SD package, AEP subscribers only paid $15 more if they chose HD. So last year's $10 jump (as was widely argued at the time) was a $5 increase in AEP and a loss of the HD discount.

    Percentage wise:
    AEP w/locals went up 5.5% last year. AEP w/locals and HD went up 9.5%.
    $4.99 would be 5.2% this year (or 4.3% w/HD).

    AT250 w/locals went up 5.4% last year ($2 would be a 3.4% increase this year).
    AT250 w/locals and HD went up 4% last year ($2 would be a 2.5% increase this year).

    AT200 w/locals went up 6.6% last year ($2 would be a 4.1% increase this year).
    AT200 w/locals and HD went up 4.6% last year ($2 would be a 2.9% increase this year).

    AT100 and AT100+ were price guaranteed in 2006 with no increase in 2007.
    A $3 increase for AT100/AT100+ would be:
    AT100+ w/locals - 7.5% over two years
    AT100+ w/locals and HD - 5% over two years
    AT100 w/locals - 8.5% over two years
    AT100 w/locals and HD - 5.4% over two years

    With the assistance of the ekb ...

    9419 A&E HD 1/30/07
    9458 Cinemax HD 5/4/07
    9468 VS/Golf HD 8/15/07
    9469 MHD 8/15/07
    9487 Discovery HD 8/15/07
    9488 TLC HD 8/15/07
    9489 Animal Planet HD 8/15/07
    9490 Science Channel HD 8/15/07
    9491 History HD 9/4/07
    9500+ Big Ten Network HD and alts 9/12/07
    9499 TBS HD 10/5/07
    403 NHL Network HD 10/17/07
    9508/9509 NBA TV HD 10/24/07

    HD RSNs were also added in many areas. Did I miss any?
     
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