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New E* HD Promo

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Jason Nipp, Jun 25, 2004.

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  1. Jason Nipp

    Jason Nipp Analog Geek in a Digital World Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Gold Club DBSTalk Club

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    There is a new promo for CURRENT E* subscribers to upgrade to the 811 and HD pack.


    Also I was told that in the very near future a superdish will be necessary to receive full benefits of the HD programming. Well those of you that have multiple dishes probably won't have this issue, but it is what I was told none-the-less. :D
     
  2. Mike123abc

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    There have been rumblings of SuperDish coming back for HD... Glad I got a used SD cheap, I am ready just need that DPP44
     
  3. mothergoose45

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    So if I don't have DHP, I can just pay 9.99 a month and get a 811? Do you have to pay 4.99 for extra reciever each month.
     
  4. gitarzan

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    Where do I find details of this promo? thanks
     
  5. MattS

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    Its a leasing promo that was released yesterday. Anyone can get it. It depends on your status as a customer as to what kind of deal you will get. (i.e. excellent paying customer that pays $80 a month, will get a free 301/510/811 (only 1))


    Call a CSR for more details.
     
  6. Jeraden

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    I just gave them a call, but the CSR said the new promotions don't start until this coming Monday. She also seemed to think I'd still have to pay for the receiver, but it would be heavily discounted or something. But she had no details since they weren't in the computers yet (according to her). So I'll call back Monday I guess.
     
  7. JohnH

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    AMC 15 launch date currently set as August 29, 2004.
     
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  9. homeskillet

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    AMC-15 will have high speed internet services, will this be something DISH is adding? I read somewhere the SuperDISH at 105 was supposed to be able to recieve internet in the future.
     
  10. Jacob S

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    I hope the 105 satellite will be the one that will get the high speed internet services as that is where I get my locals from. What are those that have their locals from 121 going to do? Have two SuperDishes up to get the service? A lot of people will not have two up, heck some people probably dont even want one SuperDish up.
     
  11. SimpleSimon

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    Two-way high-speed satellite internet is always going to require a SuperDish-size unit because of the transmitter.

    It's been available for years as DirecWay (which I have) and Starband (which used to be affiliated with E*).

    All things considered, I doubt that E* is going to launch themselves into that marketplace - it's rapidly becoming obsolete due to improvements in terrestrial wireless technology.

    The biggest problem with satellite internet is the unavoidable propagation delay due to the distances involved. A round-trip is around 88,000 miles, or over a half-second at the speed of light. That's an eternity.
     
  12. dfergie

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    I thought starband or direcway was my only option for high speed until a month and a half ago, went wireless (9.9 miles from the x-mitter) 128k at first, jumped to 386k a couple of weeks ago :) btw if E* decides only to lease stuff from now on D* might get the majority of my business...
     
  13. dishking

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    I've called twice in the last 2 days...not available until the 29th and the CSR gives cryptic information about "calling back to find out if I'm qualified." I don't know how some of you have already set it up...maybe I should play CSR roulette!
     
  14. DSL1090

    DSL1090 Guest

    I got the same answer not until tomorrow...
     
  15. mothergoose45

    mothergoose45 AllStar

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    2 CSR's told me it doesn't start until Tomm. and 1 told me it was delayed "until further notice". They need to get their info straight.
     
  16. mothergoose45

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    What a damn joke. Dish Network is getting horrible.
     
  17. opryman67

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    called to ask about promo today and csr said they have been told that the promo will definitely start tommorow.
     
  18. mothergoose45

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    Heard that also a few min. ago. Wonder if they will install for free?
     
  19. MattS

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    Installation will NOT be free from what I saw of the promo details. If you sign up with the DHPP itll make the installation 29.99.
     
  20. Sonnie Parker

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    30 bucks doesn't sound like a bad deal for what you will get.

    I'm a little confused though... HD pack with HD receiver = $9.99 ???? I thought the HD pack alone was $10.99. Now they are going to drop that cost by $1 and let you have the 811 for free??? Sounds too good to be true.
     
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