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Directv to Dish what Dish type


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#1 OFFLINE   Simonjester

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 09:36 PM

Ok Silly question, does any one know what type dish is installed for Colorado customers with HD? I'm moving from Directv to Dish with a older D* dish.

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#2 OFFLINE   MaryB@DishNetwork

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 10:53 PM

You will most likely get a 1000.2 dish and satellites 110,119, & 129 unless there is a line of sight issue and tech can only get Eastern Arc.

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#3 OFFLINE   Kevin F

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 10:56 PM

Also depends on what satellite your locals are broadcast on. Most likely the Western Arc though.

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#4 OFFLINE   MaryB@DishNetwork

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 11:07 PM

Yes, locals in Colorado are on the Western Arc.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 12:00 AM

Why the move to dish?

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 12:15 AM

Why the move to dish?

because he wants to
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#7 OFFLINE   Slamminc11

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 07:00 AM

Why the move to dish?


because it's better than direct!

#8 OFFLINE   Simonjester

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 08:59 AM

Why the move to dish?


5 years in a row of price increases from D*, I just was unwilling to pay what they wanted to charge for SD cable TV. Been a D* customer for 14 years, sad how they will give great deals to "new" customers but really stick it to existing customers. I could have called them and tried to negotiate a lower price as I have done for the past several years, perhaps upgraded to HD, but it was just time to move on.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 09:21 AM

5 years in a row of price increases from D*, I just was unwilling to pay what they wanted to charge for SD cable TV. Been a D* customer for 14 years, sad how they will give great deals to "new" customers but really stick it to existing customers. I could have called them and tried to negotiate a lower price as I have done for the past several years, perhaps upgraded to HD, but it was just time to move on.


Before you jump ship take a more in depth look at DISH costs. DISH also has had just about annual price increases usually in the Feb-March time frames. They have also adjusted the fees for additional receivers so each additional receiver can cost you from $7-17 per month depending on what it is. Those low monthly fees are 12 month promotional offerings with a 24 month commitment. I have had both services and DISH can be cheaper depending on choices you make, but then again D* can also be cheaper depending on your choices.:):):)

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 09:55 AM

Before you jump ship take a more in depth look at DISH costs. DISH also has had just about annual price increases usually in the Feb-March time frames. They have also adjusted the fees for additional receivers so each additional receiver can cost you from $7-17 per month depending on what it is. Those low monthly fees are 12 month promotional offerings with a 24 month commitment. I have had both services and DISH can be cheaper depending on choices you make, but then again D* can also be cheaper depending on your choices.:):):)


and let me guess ,you now have directv :rolleyes:

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 02:04 PM

and let me guess ,you now have directv :rolleyes:

Wrong guess I have DISH with a VIP612.:):):)

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 02:37 PM

I understand both companies might / will do annual price increases however with the 12 month credit and free HD, E* just wins for now. For the past several years I had gotten D* to issue a monthly credit but it seems more and more difficult...

It does suck to go from no commitment to a 24m commitment but its only 2 years. Question at the end of the 24 m commitment can you just go month to month or do you have to renew for another 24m? Currently on the DHA-24 agreement...


The main reason for this post I'm trying to see what the OD of the E* mast would be. I think it will match my current D* mount, however I'm not sure if I will be able to reuse the current mount spot. I have my D* dish mounted on the side of my house pointed up right past my neighbors roofline. I think the E* birds are lower in the sky, so back to a roof mounted dish. Guess I will find out once the installer shows up...

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 02:42 PM

stay with directv just jumped back to directv from dish picture clear new guide is fast and gave me $200 to pay termination fee glad to be back

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 02:43 PM

...Question at the end of the 24 m commitment can you just go month to month or do you have to renew for another 24m? Currently on the DHA-24 agreement...


you go month to month unless you decide to upgrade then you would be back to a 24 month commitment...well as of today anyway

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 03:02 PM

I know exactly what you mean! I was one of those 'early' adopters of little dishes, and went with direct when they were only sold (not rented/leased). Cost me $800 for a single room system. After a few years, they were basically giving away 2 receivers to new customers (w/DVR). I asked if there was anyway I could get a 2nd rec (w/DVR) and the reply was "sure, for only $800 we'll set you right up". So I dumped them and went to dish-that was many years and monthly payments ago

(oh, and then I sold my Direct system on Ebay and got a pretty good chunk of change for it)

5 years in a row of price increases from D*, I just was unwilling to pay what they wanted to charge for SD cable TV. Been a D* customer for 14 years, sad how they will give great deals to "new" customers but really stick it to existing customers. I could have called them and tried to negotiate a lower price as I have done for the past several years, perhaps upgraded to HD, but it was just time to move on.


Edited by CeeWoo, 08 January 2012 - 03:30 PM.





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