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New SD versions of HD channels

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by BillJ, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. Aug 4, 2010 #1 of 16
    BillJ

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    Noticed in my guide that HDNMV ch. 383 now is also an SD channel on 391. And MGM ch. 385 is also an SD channel on 386.

    I must have missed that announcement. Not sure why DISH did this. Wasn't that 361-389 block supposed to be HD only?
     
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    Free preview
     
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    Been there for almost a whole month now.
     
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    MGM is bogus with crappy commercials like magic jack. meh.
     
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    Wilf

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    I like MGM. Only one commercial per movie is tolerable, and the HD quality seems better than most. However, I currently subscribe to the middle tier in SD and would not pay $20 more to just get MGM (I don't care about the other channels in this package)

    Wilf
     
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    Platinum Package is only $10, not $20. Epix1,Epix2,Retro,Indie,MGM, plus a few of the others make it worth the $10.
     
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    One cannot subscribe to the Platinum package without paying for the HD version of the middle tier (or whatever tier). Thus, in my case, it is 20 bucks. If it were just $10, I would be tempted.

    Wilf
     
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    James Long

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    With "Free HD for Life" there is no charge for the basic $10 HD package ... but you do have to make a commitment and use autopay and paperless billing - or pay a one time $99 fee.
     
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    Or have been on top of things and got the free platinum they had for the last promotion. Those customers are grandfathered to "Free HD For Life" without having to do a thing on their end.
     
  11. James Long

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    We're more than two months past that deadline ... a bit late for the could have/should haves.
     
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    Remember in the beginning of June, Dish started the "Free HD for Life" National promo, for New subs and current subs.
    So Platinum is only $10. I realize you missed the chance or didn't want to combine Platinum and HD for $10 last August, all the way thru to May(2010) , as it wasn't a promo, that was meant only for new subs, but Current subs were also able to get it as well. It just wasn't marketed it to Current subs.

    The new Promo, has been going on since June, its been on TV, Newspapers, and has been talked about since April/May on this website, and marketed to all Subs, and I didn't realize you didn't know about it.
     
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    But I sleep better if I don't give in to autopay <VBG>!

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  14. James Long

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    That's the $99 option ... pay $99 and you can get Free HD for the life of your account without the other restrictions/commitments. One can also pay $10 per month for basic HD if neither offer is acceptable.

    DISH gives you the option!
     
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    Pay the one time $99 fee, no commitment, no autopay, not paperless, and break even in 10 months. HD Free for life.
     
  16. BillJ

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    I hear this all the time and have never understood it. I put all my regular bills on either auto debit to my checking account or to a credit card in the early 90's. I traveled a lot on business and it just made things simpler. I have never had a problem with any company, including DISH. But if there were a problem the bills are issued 2 or 3 weeks before the due date when the payment is taken. Plenty of time to resolve errors. And in the case of DISH it's a charge to a credit card so I could also file a complaint with the card issuer and have it put on hold until resolved.
     

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