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What is going with Velocity 364?
Posted 16 December 2011 - 11:33 AM
I have the 250 package with free HD for life, but that HD did not include Velocity so at that time I was told I had to pay $10.00 more for another HD package that had Velocity. I did, and was able to negotiate a free trial period. A week or so later it was moved to yet another package (Blockbuster Movie Pass). I have Netflex streaming and am very happy with it. But I did get to try Blockbuster Movie Pass, it was added to programing and I was charged for it. I did not ask for it but I tried it and dropped it. Here is my issue and I'm sure I'm not alone, 250 channels and I only watch about 15. $80.00 + a month for 15 channels is a lot now another $10.00 for Velocity. We should not have to pay for the Blockbuster deal, adding a few popular programs to Movie Pass is just not right. With no ala carte insight. I'll be going back to Comcast (suck at times also but sometime you need to make a statement) and that's a shame I like the Dish DVR.
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Posted 16 December 2011 - 11:46 AM
If you can bring yourself to think of BBMP as DISH Platinum HD, you'll feel a lot better.
But I did get to try Blockbuster Movie Pass, it was added to programing and I was charged for it. I did not ask for it but I tried it and dropped it.
Time in memorium programming carriers have placed plums in extra cost packages. Maybe a different carrier has a packaging strategy that better fits your desires.
Posted 18 December 2011 - 08:38 PM
Platinum HD became Blockbuster and the only difference aside from the recent channel shifting is the addition of the DVD/streamed movies. I think of them as "free with Platinum HD". The Blockbuster additions do not cost me a penny more than Platinum HD did.
Posted 22 December 2011 - 03:43 PM
For reasons unknown some of the BBMP channels do not show up in the "360" neighborhood if you don't subscribe, but they do show up in the 9400 neighborhood in green (i.e. available for immediate upgrade).
I'm watching "Test 5710" right now and it is Velocity. For the record I do not sub to BBMP.
Edited by Michael P, 22 December 2011 - 07:26 PM.