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#1 OFFLINE   Link

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 12:38 PM

So with the HD for Life promotion or option, I've noticed other packages are going up $2.00.

Top 200 is now $54.99 from $52.99 and HBO/Showtime is now $24 from $22, then the superstations individually have gone from $1.50 to $2.00 and the package itself has increased to $1.01 to $7.00.

Wasn't it just in March, the changed their receiver pricing? I know I dropped the extra 625 receiver from our bill because it was going to be $17 extra a month and was only $10 before.

This latest price increase is offset by the HD for Free but those who don't have HD would see the increases.

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 01:58 PM

I got hit with another increase. My locals had a $1.00 discount because we are missing ABC. That discount is gone now so our bill went up the normal $2.00 and the additional $1.00 for a total of $3.00 increase., plus the increase earlier this year. In February of 2009 our bill was $63.10, now it is
$68.47, almost an 11% increase in 16 months. Time to start looking at options.

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 01:58 PM

Yes, for me with HD it is a $4 increase, though as I posted elsewhere it's a $1.02 increase over 2008-09 billings for the same packages and equipment.

I see the combination of the February 1 restructuring of equipment charges and the June 3 rate restructuring as designed to "encourage" SD customers to move to HD. Partly, it is an indication that TV will soon be a synonym for HD TV much like it became for color TV in the early 1960's.

But personally I think it is also part of Dish's effort to get customers to initiate replacing the old SD DVRs that are the "listed" DVRs in the TiVo case.

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 01:59 PM

My bill went up just over $3. I think the federal tax rate went up on it too.

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 02:11 PM

If they want to replace the old receivers I think they would be offering deals to get people to buy new ones.

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 03:05 PM

Yes, for me with HD it is a $4 increase, though as I posted elsewhere it's a $1.02 increase over 2008-09 billings for the same packages and equipment.

I see the combination of the February 1 restructuring of equipment charges and the June 3 rate restructuring as designed to "encourage" SD customers to move to HD. Partly, it is an indication that TV will soon be a synonym for HD TV much like it became for color TV in the early 1960's.

But personally I think it is also part of Dish's effort to get customers to initiate replacing the old SD DVRs that are the "listed" DVRs in the TiVo case.


Yet they are offering $0 upgrade fee on all mpeg2 receivers including 512/522/625's. :confused:




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