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FROM DISH: 622 Upgrade Rebate Details!

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Mark Lamutt, Mar 28, 2006.

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  1. Apr 1, 2006 #81 of 168
    Seb

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    I just called and was told that the 622 can only record 1 HDTV program, while watching another. And it can't record 2 HD programs at the same time... but the dbstalk review states that 3! can be recorded at the same time. Which is it? I tend to think the rep was confused.
     
  2. Apr 1, 2006 #82 of 168
    tnsprin

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    Three can be recorded (2 satellite and one OTA) but that maxes out the tuners. You can watch 2 programs (tv1 in hD and tv2 down graded to SD) that can be either prerecorded or one of the ones you are recording.
     
  3. Apr 1, 2006 #83 of 168
    ebaltz

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    Why do I feel like I just signed my life away. That was scary, the CSR read the agreement terms to me like 5 times, literally. I think there was something about my first born child in there if I didn't keep a programming pack and that my entire life now belonged to Dish. They also said they DID NOT provide a DVI to HDMI converter that the installation only included componant cable hookup. Dish is such a cheap SOB. That really pisses me off. I am signing a long term contract with you paying all this money blah blah blah and you can't even give me on little hook up thing, even though the DVI came with the 921. Cheap bastards. Its like they are going backwards with this box only doing componant, what is the point of that? They also could do any other reciever changes at the same time but said wait a month or so to do any of that.

    This thing (the 622) better friggen work.
     
  4. Apr 1, 2006 #84 of 168
    boylehome

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    I have a leased 622 and a owned 622. Both packages came with (what you call component) composit (yellow, red, white)!
     
  5. Apr 1, 2006 #85 of 168
    ebaltz

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    The point is they don't come with DVI or HDMI, and why anyone who had a digital box and an HD TV would go with anything less is beyond me. And when the 921 came with it 2+ years ago and now they won't even give you a little convertor, that is just bogus.
     
  6. Apr 1, 2006 #86 of 168
    Flasshe

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    Just ordered my 622 upgrade from a (purchased) 921, my only receiver. Was on the phone for about 15 minutes; no big surprises. The CSR seemed somewhat knowledgable and pleasant and patiently answered all my questions. My install date is 4/24. Looks like my monthly bill will be going up about $10.

    I do have one question. This has probably already been answered, but I couldn't find it. I currently subscribe to CBS HD East, and have a Dish 300 pointed to 61.5 (and a Dish 500 at 110/119). I think that's the only channel left on 61.5 that I still watch. I asked the CSR and he said that I would lose that CBS HD when I got the new package, because of rights issues with the local CBS HD channel, which I will now be receiving over Dish. Is this true? If so, I might as well have the installers take down the extra antenna when they put in the Dish 1000.

    It would be kind of a bummer to lose that channel, even though I will be getting local CBS HD, since the shows are one hour earlier for me, which helps a lot with scheduling.

    Thanks!
     
  7. Apr 1, 2006 #87 of 168
    boylehome

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    Right on point! Here we get HD receivers with SD wiring.
     
  8. Apr 1, 2006 #88 of 168
    lujan

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    I am deactivating my 510 and leaseing the 622 by returning my 942 and the CSR insisted (even after talking to her supervisor) that there is a $6.00 lease fee even if it is the only receiver (leased) in the household. But this is not what James Long has been saying for two months.
     
  9. Apr 1, 2006 #89 of 168
    Rogueone

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    I'm with ya jcd. same day too! I better be first, I only need lnbs and a dpp44 :)
     
  10. Apr 1, 2006 #90 of 168
    GeeWhiz1

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    OK, I ordered my 622 under the rebate program.

    After all the horror stories from the February startup I was a bit nervous, but it went really well. I was only on hold for 10 minutes. The CSR sounded to be in the US (based on his accent) and was able to answer all my questions. The disclosures and question answering took about 15 minutes.

    I have an install date of April 21, which is about what I expected. Plus he quoted what my total monthly charge would be and it came out where I expected. It's about $5 more per month than I am currently paying for the AEP with locals and the basic HD pack.

    So at this point, I'm a happy camper.
     
  11. Apr 1, 2006 #91 of 168
    Rotryrkt

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    If we have to end up paying an extra $6.00/mo for a lease fee after being assured by the moderators here (JL) and on Charlie chat that the lease fee for the first receiver is included in the package, that's it. I'm done with Dish. I'm tired of being nickel and dimed to death by this outfit. $92.19 per month is too damn much to pay for TV!!

    HD Gold+Locals--- 74.99
    Dish DVR fee-------- 5.98
    622 lease fee------- 6.00
    IN sales tax ---------5.22
    TOTAL--------------- 92.19
     
  12. Apr 1, 2006 #92 of 168
    jimreeve

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    I really cannot see what the excitement is all about. They suggest that I turn in my 942, which I own and which cost me $625 just a few months ago, to get a $200 account credit after forking over $300 for the right to lease a Vip622 at $5/month. Note that this $200 is a CREDIT on the account; not a money refund, and that the $5 fee goes on forever. Not only that, but you have to agree to purchase at least the 'Bronze' level of service, which includes the 60-channels of SD that I already get for about 1/2 the monthly cost of that new level of service. Local channels are extra, just as they have always been. The DVR monthly fee still applies, too. I currently pay for my 60-channel Dish package on an annual basis, which nets me one free month per year. There is no such annual payment discount with the new Bronze package. So what extra would I get delivered to my screen if I took advantage of (fell for) this offer? 23 channels of pretty ordinary stuff that happens to be in high-definition -- in exchange for having my monthly bill double, after having given away my $600 942 receiver! Oh, I forgot. If I continue to subscribe to the local channels, I also get them in HDTV as part of the deal. But even though I am 45 miles outside of the city, I already get perfect reception of the digital local channels using my FREE outdoor antenna, so why do I need Dish for that? Nope, I am going to hold off and wait until: (1) the price is right, and/or (2) more mainstream stuff is provided in HDTV by Dish Network. I particular, I would like to see the Travel Channel, HGTV, Food, and some of the other more popular channels in high definition. There's gotta be a better deal just around the corner.
     
  13. Apr 1, 2006 #93 of 168
    elbyj

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    Just ordered my 622 to replace the 945. I have a scheduled install date of 9 April and they indicated the empty box and 622 will be arriving in the next 3-5days. One question I failed to ask the CSR was concerning the lease cost of $6.00. Since we are leasing the receiver does that mean they will replace it also if it breaks. If so, any reason to continue to pay the monthly replacement fee?
     
  14. Apr 1, 2006 #94 of 168
    Navy_Chief

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    Thank you for the update. How do you reach the ERT people. I called the number Mark gave... it took three tries before I got someone that was willing to work with me. Unfortunately, I was only able to order a single ViP622 in exchange for one of my 921s. He said that only one 622 was allowed per household.

    I have a second 921, plus a 942, that I wanted to upgrade, but I've had no luck getting someone on the line that will process the request.
     
  15. Apr 1, 2006 #95 of 168
    eric0116

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    One vote for a trouble-free order. Called in early (8:00AM MST) and I got a knowledgable CSR in a few seconds after I was in the queue via the posted number here. She was thrilled that I knew the deal about the deal. Anyway, hoping everything else during this process goes smoothy.
     
  16. Apr 1, 2006 #96 of 168
    sgt940

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    I am confused, my 942 has HDMI out and the review of the 622 clearly shows an HDMI out on the back. It better have HDMI as my entire system is HDMI, recievier and all. I ordered two 622's one to replace my 921 and one to replace my 942. The order went perfectly only on hold a few minutes for the ERT and got an install date of the 10th.
     
  17. Apr 1, 2006 #97 of 168
    IowaStateFan

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    You'll be fine. What boylehome was complaining about was that the 622 did not come with an HDMI cable. It sounds like you've already got the cables you need, so it should be nothing to worry about.
     
  18. Apr 1, 2006 #98 of 168
    boylehome

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    Sorry for poorly constructed sentence. HDMI is present and it is great.
     
  19. Apr 2, 2006 #99 of 168
    ebaltz

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    The issue is for 921 users who have a DVI cable that now needs a converter to HDMI, and dish WILL NOT provide it, even though the offer says "everything you need..." but they think that means just using componant cables. Its just another cheap ass move. Yeah I know they are like $.99 on e-bay, the point is they are so cheap so why doesn't E* just give one to us with the install. Its friggin ridiculous. I should tell them my TV ONLY accepts DVI and has no connections for any other type. Then what would they do?
     
  20. Apr 2, 2006 #100 of 168
    Stewart Vernon

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    If it is truly so cheap, then what's the big deal about not including it? Why not buy one yourself?

    They give component for HD... which I think is all that should be expected. They don't come with digital or coaxial digital cable for the audio outputs either. For the more advanced connections, go buy your own cable.

    People like to complain about paying too much... but then want lots of free stuff.
     
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