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Cost of using an old 622 for locals only
Posted 22 February 2009 - 07:47 PM
What I’ve found is on the Dish web site:
Locals for non-qualifying packages are $5.99 per month
and on my current bill:
DVR service fee 11.96
DISH home protection Plan 5.99
(I have the 622 connected to Broadband so I save the $5)
What other fees will Dish want to charge me to keep the 622?
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Posted 22 February 2009 - 08:39 PM
America's "Everything" Pack & HD
TV1: SONY 55" KDF-55WF655; HDMI & Components connections
OTA Antenna in attic
Posted 22 February 2009 - 08:55 PM
I NEVER watch live TV, but I only watch a few network shows these days.
With NetFlix, and Video Podcasts, I found I watch very little old school TV anymore.
I'd get a DTVPal DVR but look at the forum discussion, it is still buggy.
Before I call I wanted to get an idea before the support reps started spouting BS.
Posted 23 February 2009 - 12:23 AM
If you have more than 1 receiver (2 DVR fees) there is another fee for mirroring programming onto the 2nd one.
$10 locals only might / might not still be available. There was an American Essentials package for $15 with locals a year ago, but I think it morphed into a "Welcome Pack". As $5.99 locals and a $6 Access fee, you'd be better of to spend $3 more for the "Welcome" and get a few channels. Whatever the cost, you'd need to add a $5 HD Enable fee and a $5.98 DVR fee.
Posted 23 February 2009 - 05:45 AM
Posted 23 February 2009 - 10:59 AM
If you really just want locals, and be able to record them, the purchase of a 211 and $40 to enable an external hard drive (no $5.98 monthly DVR fee) should get you to a $10/month for locals plus $5/month HD Enable. I haven't followed the DTVPal DVR threads, but they certainly did a crappy job with the DTVPal itself. I'd hope the DVR version doesn't decide to change the channel of a Timer, like the DTVPal does.
Posted 23 February 2009 - 11:12 AM