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Why do they keep telling me no?

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by cmtar, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. cmtar

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    I have called Dish a few times about different things and every time they tell me that you do not have to pay for locals for your OTA locals to be integrated into the guide so you can record them etc.
     
  2. aloishus27

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    because you dont.... however you do need to subcribe to locals for the program INFO to be there... i.e. names of shows and info of that nature.

    But if you know what is and at what time you can set up timers to do that I believe.
     
  3. cmtar

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    So you dont have to pay the extra $5 or so for locals? I guess the word subscribe is confusing me then
     
  4. aloishus27

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    if you want info, you have to pay, if you want the channels to appear in the guide, but don't mind the info saying "Local Digital" then you don't have to pay.
     
  5. Michael P

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    I went through that for years with my old 921. I refused to pay for my locals since I got a perfect lock OTA (I live in the antenna farm).

    I finally broke down anf subscribed to my Cleveland locals. Why? Because the price of AT-200 was going up and switching to DVR Advantage meant saving the cost of the price increase. An added bebefit was the waiving of the DVR fee. DVR fee and the Cleveland locals were so close in cost that switchng to DVR Advantage cost me only $1.01 more than what I was paying for AT-200 + the DVR fee and no locals before the Feb. '08 price increase!

    To get DVR Advantage you need to sub to any "AT" package, have auto pay, no paper bill, and sub to the locals.

    I now get my locals in HD & SD, plus OTA for subchannels (and an alternate way of getting my locals should there be rain-fade) and some out-of-market stations. The guide date even has info for most of the subchannels and OOM stations!
     
  6. jclewter79

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    You do not have to have paperless billing or autopay to get DVR Advantage.
     

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