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Switching from D* to Dish


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#21 OFFLINE   SaltiDawg

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 10:58 AM

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  • If you are recording two programs on SAT and one OTA, you can watch different recorded programs on TV2

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Also true on TV1.

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#22 OFFLINE   Jason Nipp

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 11:01 AM

Also true on TV1.

I personally like being able to record three separate events and watch two separate previously recorded events at the same time.

#23 OFFLINE   Greg Bimson

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 11:02 AM

I have a total of 3 Tv's. One is HD. I want to be able to record and watch at the same time on that TV. The other 2 are in my living room and bedroom. So you guys think I can get away with one DVR for the living room and bedroom, and the the separate HD DVR for the HD TV?

I like D* but $95 a month is high. And that's without any HBO, Showtime, etc....

The football package doesn't bother me...

$95/month for D* sounds high for what you describe. I have 3 receivers, HD service, HBO and sports package. I pay 105/month. HBO & sports = $25. So you should be around $80/month. Are you paying for something that you aren't using.

Something's amiss...

Even if the OP had the Plus HD DVR package @ $75 per month, with two more receivers and DVR service is the only way to get to just over $90. Otherwise, I tend to agree that Firefighter has yet to take a hatchet to his programming, like he is considering with Dish Network.

As far as locals... that's another thing, I don't think they have them in HD in Indianapolis. But D* doesn't carry CBS either. I use an OTA to watch the Colts games.

DirecTV and LIN TV came to an agreement to carry WISH back in June. You sure CBS isn't available?

#24 OFFLINE   Firefighter

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 02:30 PM

I have Plus HD DVR for my HDTV , and 2 basic receivers with Tivo. My current bill is $94.12
Here is the breakdown:

Plus HD DVR $72.99 + $5.11 tax
Leased Receiver $4.99 + .35 tax
Additional Receiver $4.99 +.35 tax
HD extra Pack $4.99 + .35 tax
TOTAL $94.12

CBS is not in HD in Indy. I have to use OTA for HD.

#25 OFFLINE   Firefighter

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 02:32 PM

I just checked the web site and it does say that CBS is in HD here. I'll check my programming later tonight. Kids are on the xbox right now.

#26 OFFLINE   Greg Bimson

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 02:44 PM

I have Plus HD DVR for my HDTV , and 2 basic receivers with Tivo. My current bill is $94.12
Here is the breakdown:

Plus HD DVR $72.99 + $5.11 tax
Leased Receiver $4.99 + .35 tax
Additional Receiver $4.99 +.35 tax
HD extra Pack $4.99 + .35 tax
TOTAL $94.12

Ignoring the tax, what about:

Choice @ $52.99
DVR Fee @ $5.99
Leased Receiver $4.99
Additional Receiver $4.99
HD extra Pack $4.99

Total $73.95 + tax...

That would be about with a little more programming than what AT100 would be.

And DirecTV's site says they have Indy CBS in HD

#27 OFFLINE   Curtis0620

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 02:53 PM

He would also have to have the HD Access fee of $10.

#28 OFFLINE   Hersh

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 02:58 PM

I just switch to Dish it rocks 722 HD DVR is fast compared to my
Samsung Directivo SD DVR
and I save money compared to D*

#29 OFFLINE   Firefighter

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 03:11 PM

Well what packaged do you Dish guys like the most and think is the best buy for the money?

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 05:41 PM

Ignoring the tax, what about:

Choice @ $52.99
DVR Fee @ $5.99
Leased Receiver $4.99
Additional Receiver $4.99
HD extra Pack $4.99

Total $73.95 + tax...

That would be about with a little more programming than what AT100 would be.

And DirecTV's site says they have Indy CBS in HD


You left out the $9.99 HD service charge, so the total should be $83.95.

The $72.99 the OP has now is called Plus HDDVR package, which is the Choice Extra+locals+HD+DVR with some combo discount, if you drop down to Choice package you lose the combo discount so the saving is only around $4.

E* has better pricing as long as your dual tuner DVRs are limited to two or less.

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 06:31 PM

If you go with AEP all dvr fees would be included. It would be slightly higher than what you pay now but, you would have all the movie channels. As for what set up I would use in your sitiuation, I would ask for the 722 for the HDTV (this will be a $50 upgrade fee) run it in single mode. Then get a 625 for the two sdtv's.
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#32 OFFLINE   Firefighter

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 11:14 PM

I don't understand the difference of running it in single tuner or dual tuner mode??

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 11:51 PM

True, but you can buy additional units if you need more than 4 tuners.

I currently have 7 tuners in my house.


If you don't mind, Jason, what do they ding you for 7 receivers?

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 03:43 AM

I don't understand the difference of running it in single tuner or dual tuner mode??


In single mode you use both tuners for one TV, that way you can have dual live buffers, PIP, and switch between the two.
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#35 OFFLINE   Greg Bimson

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 08:29 AM

Sorry about the math...

You could remove the HD Extra Pack for the $5 and add the HD Access Fee for $10.

With the TiVo receivers the OP has, he already has dual live buffers and can switch between the two. There is no PIP on the DirecTV TiVo DVRs.

#36 OFFLINE   Jason Nipp

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 05:33 PM

If you don't mind, Jason, what do they ding you for 7 receivers?

Actually I said 7 tuners, not receivers.

The 811 I paid $150 for several years back, the owned 722 I don't want to go there :rolleyes: , the other 722 and the 222 are normal rates.




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