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return 942 for rebate?

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by grizbo, Oct 6, 2006.

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  1. Oct 6, 2006 #1 of 11
    grizbo

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    Just discovered this forum full of great info! I just upgraded my receiver from 942 to 622 so I can get my locals in HD. I know they're offering a $100 credit to return it but I'm thinking why not keep the 942 and buy a second small HDTV monitor for the bedroom to get an HD signal there too. Can this be done without paying extra fees? Are others doing this or am I missing something? I paid for a full year in advance so would they credit my VISA or just let the credit sit in my account until next year's payment? Thanks for any ideas.
     
  2. Oct 6, 2006 #2 of 11
    harsh

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    It will cost you an additional receiver fee and a DVR fee. That represents somewhere between $10.98 and $11.98 per month (depending on whether they set up the ViP622 as the primary receiver) over what you would be paying for just the ViP622.
     
  3. Oct 6, 2006 #3 of 11
    CABill

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    There isn't a clear cut answer that would cover all situations. The DVR fee is waived with a subscription to AEP / HD Platinum. For someone with only a purchased 942 on the account that subscribed to AEP and upgrades to HD Platinum, there is no difference in monthly fees between having both the 942 and the 622 on the account than if you drop the 942 and only have the 622 active. If the programming subscription is a lower package, the DVR fee wouldn't be waived so there would be an additional $5.98 to keep both active. If you have other receivers so that the 942 wasn't your ONLY receiver initially, you'd add $5 above what you are now paying (I assume here that you have deactivated the 942 from the account) to also keep the 942 active.

    As far as prepaying your prior programming, if you cancel the annual AT120 (or whatever package you had), a credit for the remain time will appear as a credit on your account and your monthly payments for the new programming (there aren't annual offers for DishHD packages) will be deducted from the credit balance. If you sign on to your account at the DISH website, you can see this in Recent Activity.

    You could have kept your current annual programming and still received the locals in HD, but then you would have to pay $6/month HD Enable fee (and not received several ViP only HD channels that only come with a DishHD subscription).

    I only have a 942 and wouldn't be turning it in for $100 if I were to upgrade to a 622.
     
  4. Oct 6, 2006 #4 of 11
    Bmoney

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    How much was it to get the 622 without turning in the 942? I think i wold like to keep it. I have a 942 and would love to set it up in the bedroom on a small HD display
     
  5. Oct 6, 2006 #5 of 11
    grizbo

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    Thanks for the detailed answers. Think I'll definately keep the 942 and do the Platinum package to save DVR fees. I'd bought the 942 about a year ago for $800 I believe and it was $199 to upgrade to the 622 with a $10 x 10 month rebate. So keeping the 942 makes it a $100 fee; turning in the 942 would make it a wash.
     
  6. Oct 7, 2006 #6 of 11
    lapplegate

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    Stupid question here. If Grizbo keeps the 942, adds a 622, goes to HD Platinum would he be able to watch the MPEG 4 HD stuff on the 942?

    I may be wrong but I thought once you went to the metal packages, the older 6000, 921 & 942 became pretty much SD receivers, unable to see "most" of the new HD stuff (including HD locals).

    Please correct me on this.
     
  7. Oct 7, 2006 #7 of 11
    harsh

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    The non-MPEG4 receivers will never be able to do MPEG4 content. That is indeed a stupid question. I'm pretty sure they don't do any ViP MPEG2 content either.

    The MPEG2 receivers that are HD active at the time of the cutover will maintain their existing HD capability keeping in mind that said content will eventually be converted the MPEG4. I have a theory that the last of the HD MPEG2 to go will be HBO and Showtime.
     
  8. Oct 8, 2006 #8 of 11
    lakebum431

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    Harsh indeed...
     
  9. clarkbaker

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    Why would you get a $100 credit when you can sell a 942 on EBAY for about $200+. Many have sold for over $250. I sold mine for $255.

    Best of Luck.



     
  10. kb7oeb

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    If you mix a ViP and new HD with a 942 the old 942 will still be able to get what was in the old HD pack, HBO-HD,SHO-HD and the original 10 voom channels until they convert to mpeg4. After the mpeg2 cut off it can still be used for SD and OTA HD.
     
  11. lapplegate

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    Harsh,
    YA THINK?
    Perhaps you can not read between the lines. so i will help you. IF YOU KEEP A 942 TO WATCH YOUR NEW PLATINUM PACKAGE YOU WILL NOT BE WATCHING ALL OF THE NEW METAL PACKAGE SHOWS ON THE 942.

    Amazing how some posters will go after what is said as opposed to using it to add helpful information. Ironic how removing 3 letters will make "Basset" so close to the truth.

    Now that is much more constructive and helpful.
     
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