Jump to content


Welcome to DBSTalk


Sign In 

Create Account
Welcome to DBSTalk. Our community covers all aspects of video delivery solutions including: Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS), Cable Television, and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). We also have forums to discuss popular television programs, home theater equipment, and internet streaming service providers. Members of our community include experts who can help you solve technical problems, industry professionals, company representatives, and novices who are here to learn.

Like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community. Sign-up is a free and simple process that requires minimal information. Be a part of our community by signing in or creating an account. The Digital Bit Stream starts here!
  • Reply to existing topics or start a discussion of your own
  • Subscribe to topics and forums and get email updates
  • Send private personal messages (PM) to other forum members
  • Customize your profile page and make new friends
 
Guest Message by DevFuse

Photo

Protection package


  • Please log in to reply
59 replies to this topic

#51 OFFLINE   marquitos2

marquitos2

    Legend

  • Registered
  • 125 posts
Joined: Jan 10, 2004

Posted 13 November 2010 - 01:05 PM

I live in central Fl and since I became a D* customer I have PP. I love it since de weather in Fl is mess up.
Marquitos

...Ads Help To Support This Site...

#52 OFFLINE   HerntDawg

HerntDawg

    Legend

  • Registered
  • 243 posts
  • LocationOregon
Joined: Oct 06, 2008

Posted 13 November 2010 - 01:11 PM

Eleven years with d* never had and never needed it and if i had to pay out of the pocket for a repair i will still be way ahead of the game.


+1

#53 OFFLINE   BattleScott

BattleScott

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 2,353 posts
Joined: Aug 28, 2006

Posted 13 November 2010 - 01:49 PM

I've got the protection plan because I'm 80 years old and quit climbing on the roof about ten years ago. I've had two dish realignments and one receiver replacement in three years. It's well worth the extra cost to me.


That would have cost you around $120.00 ($49/alignment, $20 for receiver) without the plan. In 3 years you paid roughly $210.00 for the plan.
HR24-500 / AM-21 / WGA54AG
42" Pannasonic Plasma
HR22-100 / 26" LG LCD
Slimline 5-LNB

#54 OFFLINE   Rich

Rich

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 22,631 posts
  • LocationPiscataway, NJ
Joined: Feb 22, 2007

Posted 14 November 2010 - 09:12 AM

You don't need to have the protection plan to have a qualified service techinician do the work for you.


Come live in Central NJ and try to find a D* technician. I've seen one so far, the rest barely qualify as installers.

Rich

#55 OFFLINE   BattleScott

BattleScott

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 2,353 posts
Joined: Aug 28, 2006

Posted 14 November 2010 - 09:55 AM

Come live in Central NJ and try to find a D* technician. I've seen one so far, the rest barely qualify as installers.

Rich


Sad, but still, the same guys show up whether you have the plan or not.
HR24-500 / AM-21 / WGA54AG
42" Pannasonic Plasma
HR22-100 / 26" LG LCD
Slimline 5-LNB

#56 OFFLINE   billsharpe

billsharpe

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 2,399 posts
  • LocationSouthern California
Joined: Jan 25, 2007

Posted 14 November 2010 - 03:47 PM

That would have cost you around $120.00 ($49/alignment, $20 for receiver) without the plan. In 3 years you paid roughly $210.00 for the plan.


$90 for three years peace-of-mind is well spent, IMHO. :)
Bill

Family room: Sony Bravia KDL-40SL130
Living room: Sceptre 32 inch

#57 OFFLINE   Richierich

Richierich

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 8,487 posts
Joined: Jan 10, 2008

Posted 14 November 2010 - 03:52 PM

It is also Insurance against a Catastrophic Loss such as Lightning or Wind Damage or Bad LNB or Rusted or Broken Coax Connectors, etc.
*
DIRECTV CUSTOMER SINCE 1997
Here's My Setup

#58 OFFLINE   Drucifer

Drucifer

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 8,502 posts
  • LocationNY Hudson Valley
Joined: Feb 12, 2009

Posted 14 November 2010 - 06:10 PM

It is also Insurance against a Catastrophic Loss such as Lightning or Wind Damage or Bad LNB or Rusted or Broken Coax Connectors, etc.

You can add electric line failure to those. Because for every time the electric overhead wire has broken on my road, I have lost a receiver and I have a whole home surge protector. So far this has happen three times. You think those wires are one piece, but they're not. They're spliced like crazy. Now when I see 'em slagging, I'm on the phone complaining to the util. Like all utils, they don't come out for maintenance. So after 24 hours, I call the PSC. (That our NYS government complaint bureau for utils.)

DREW
Do it Right, Do it Once
LR: HR34-7, Bsm: HR24-1, Den HR24-2, MB: HR24-5, Kit: H25-5
PrimeStar '95, DirecTV  '00


#59 OFFLINE   gfrang

gfrang

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 1,335 posts
Joined: Aug 29, 2007

Posted 14 November 2010 - 06:31 PM

It is also Insurance against a Catastrophic Loss such as Lightning or Wind Damage or Bad LNB or Rusted or Broken Coax Connectors, etc.


Most of that is under the act of God cause.

#60 OFFLINE   BattleScott

BattleScott

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 2,353 posts
Joined: Aug 28, 2006

Posted 14 November 2010 - 06:33 PM

You can add electric line failure to those. Because for every time the electric overhead wire has broken on my road, I have lost a receiver and I have a whole home surge protector. So far this has happen three times. You think those wires are one piece, but they're not. They're spliced like crazy. Now when I see 'em slagging, I'm on the phone complaining to the util. Like all utils, they don't come out for maintenance. So after 24 hours, I call the PSC. (That our NYS government complaint bureau for utils.)


Bad receivers are replaced at no charge ($20 max for shipping).
HR24-500 / AM-21 / WGA54AG
42" Pannasonic Plasma
HR22-100 / 26" LG LCD
Slimline 5-LNB




Protected By... spam firewall...And...