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What are your plans after price freeze expires?


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#26 OFFLINE   satcrazy

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:45 PM

I've read guesstimates of a $10 increase for each package plus a $10 increase in monthly DVR fees. If this happens I can imagine plenty of subs jumping ship because of the new customer incentives offered by "D" and most cable companies. I can also guess that when you call "E" to cancel you will be offered a plethora of discounts and extra's to stay. After no price increases for 2 years and the $$$ Hit Charlie took in the courts I expect that he'll be making that up somewhere.


well, ergen could always sell some of his "spectrum", :lol:

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#27 OFFLINE   James Long

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:54 PM

I've read guesstimates of a $10 increase for each package plus a $10 increase in monthly DVR fees.

I disagree with that guess. DISH will remain one step behind DirecTV in price increases. It is where they like to be in the marketplace. About one year cheaper.

I can also guess that when you call "E" to cancel you will be offered a plethora of discounts and extra's to stay.

I disagree with that guess. You have DISH confused with DirecTV. DISH will let you go. They went a different way with the AMC issue because it was cheaper to give away a few freebees. DISH will do that with programming disputes - but "special deals for complainers" is not typical for DISH.

After no price increases for 2 years and the $$$ Hit Charlie took in the courts I expect that he'll be making that up somewhere.

This quarter (3Q) was not good ... the first quarter posted as a loss since 2002. But they are still on track for a decent year ... not great, but it won't be their worst year.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:15 AM

A $20 increase would be enough for me to cancel. I put up an OTA antenna a little more than a year ago, and it seems as though I watch that more than satellite. Sure, there are some things I'll miss from Dish, but I refuse to become a member of Dish's "$100 a month" club.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:14 PM

People here are funny. Are u people so cheap you would drop dish over 5 bucks? Really? If u drop then u have to get another service problally loose a day of work for the installation then prob hate new service have to live out their contract then tuck your tail and come back. Just pay the 5 dollars

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:16 PM

I would rather loose a day then tighten it :D

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:19 PM

I disagree with that guess. DISH will remain one step behind DirecTV in price increases. It is where they like to be in the marketplace. About one year cheaper.I disagree with that guess. You have DISH confused with DirecTV. DISH will let you go. They went a different way with the AMC issue because it was cheaper to give away a few freebees. DISH will do that with programming disputes - but "special deals for complainers" is not typical for DISH.This quarter (3Q) was not good ... the first quarter posted as a loss since 2002. But they are still on track for a decent year ... not great, but it won't be their worst year.

Nope. I don't have Dish confused with Directv. All you have to do is go back and read some of the posts in the "Dish dropped AMC" thread. Dish was offering free Roku's, discounts of $10 per month for up to a year. Free movie channels.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:40 PM

I'll probably wait & see what happens before I decide what I'll do in response to the unknown

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:57 PM

People here are funny. Are u people so cheap you would drop dish over 5 bucks? Really? If u drop then u have to get another service problally loose a day of work for the installation then prob hate new service have to live out their contract then tuck your tail and come back. Just pay the 5 dollars


Yep if i dropped them i would never look back. Just go with my ota and roku box. TV is just not that all important to me.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:48 PM

We've had Dish for 8 years, and have been very happy. We have AEP (premiums, plus DVR). I always check the "competitors" when there is a pricing "change" (read increase), and have found that they are less expensive than DTV and way, way cheaper than my local cable company. Due to the AMC situation, we were given a lot of perks to retain our business, and are pleased with the CS offered. I almost switched over TWD, but my patience was rewarded.
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:37 AM

A $20 increase would be enough for me to cancel. I put up an OTA antenna a little more than a year ago, and it seems as though I watch that more than satellite. Sure, there are some things I'll miss from Dish, but I refuse to become a member of Dish's "$100 a month" club.


Several months ago I made a list of what I watched OTA vs sat only programming. I did this for 4 weeks & 80% of what I watched was OTA. This made me consider going strictly OTA. But I would really miss some of the sat programming. While some of that is on Hulu it is not HD. So I'm staying with Dish as long as I can afford it.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 01:44 PM

I could live with OTA and 5 channels off sat. USA, TNT, SCIFI, ESPN, and FSN. I would miss a few shows on TBS and a couple of others but I could live with that.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:45 PM

Yep if i dropped them i would never look back. Just go with my ota and roku box. TV is just not that all important to me.


Have to say I agree somewhat. The ROKU is a fantastic piece of hardware.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:39 PM

Long as they maintain my price I'm good; they've done some odd stuff before. (E.g., spontaneous channel additions that enabled me to remove packages after ensuring the additions would remain...followed by the channels disappearing and me being 'required' to pay $5 to add them back.)

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 12:42 AM

I went from paying about $40 for HD Absolute 2 years ago to $85 currently, if it is more than $5 total increase, I'll seriously consider going OTA ONLY!



I had the HD Absolute when it was $30/mo.

That plan went away, and I went OTA + streaming.



i've been looking at that dish welcome pack though. I can stomache $15/mo for a few channels i'll actually watch, but i remember not long ago it was $10/mo, so now I'm thinking soon enough it will be $20/mo and so on.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 03:59 AM

Not related to the price freeze of a couple of years back, but this will likely be my last year wish Dish. I've never paid a DVR fee and never will. I just don't believe in them. When they changed the policy a year or so back, they granted a 2 year grace period of DVR fee credits. I'm in my second year of those credits. When they go away, so do I.

Maybe they'll come up with an extension, but I'm not counting in it.

Question though. I've read that some people get some programming on certain receivers even without a paid subscription. What, if anything is available? Is there a list of channels? What about the rotating free preview channels?
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Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:42 AM

For various reasons I'm reluctantly a "Everything" customer. Free Previews? what free previews? to get any compensation I have to ask, which by some maybe most will be conceived as complaining, whatever.....
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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:24 PM

Not related to the price freeze of a couple of years back, but this will likely be my last year wish Dish. I've never paid a DVR fee and never will. I just don't believe in them. When they changed the policy a year or so back, they granted a 2 year grace period of DVR fee credits. I'm in my second year of those credits. When they go away, so do I.

Maybe they'll come up with an extension, but I'm not counting in it.

Question though. I've read that some people get some programming on certain receivers even without a paid subscription. What, if anything is available? Is there a list of channels? What about the rotating free preview channels?


Yeah, dvr fee just an extra fee for them to make money.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:28 PM

Not related to the price freeze of a couple of years back, but this will likely be my last year wish Dish. I've never paid a DVR fee and never will. I just don't believe in them. When they changed the policy a year or so back, they granted a 2 year grace period of DVR fee credits. I'm in my second year of those credits. When they go away, so do I.

Maybe they'll come up with an extension, but I'm not counting in it.

Question though. I've read that some people get some programming on certain receivers even without a paid subscription. What, if anything is available? Is there a list of channels? What about the rotating free preview channels?


Wow for someone with so much animosity towards people trying to get freebies during the AMC issues your quite quick to try and save a buck for yourself ehh?

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:19 PM

I've never paid a DVR fee and never will.

So what provider does not have a DVR fee? And what are you giving up to move to that provider?

I don't like fees, but they are a part of subscribing to TV.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:44 PM

So what provider does not have a DVR fee? And what are you giving up to move to that provider?

I don't like fees, but they are a part of subscribing to TV.


The first dvr I had with no fee was a Replay TV and it had a remote head you stuck on the receiver that changed the channel.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:57 PM

So what provider does not have a DVR fee? And what are you giving up to move to that provider?

I don't like fees, but they are a part of subscribing to TV.


windows media center. :grin:



Harder to do with satellite, but not impossible. Very easy to do with cablecard.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:26 PM

windows media center. :grin:



Harder to do with satellite, but not impossible. Very easy to do with cablecard.



Of course you need to factor in the investment cost of the pc and tuner card(s) to make a fair price comparison. Now break that down on a monthly basis and how many years does it take to break even on the monthly dvr fee?

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:42 PM

So what provider does not have a DVR fee? And what are you giving up to move to that provider?

I don't like fees, but they are a part of subscribing to TV.


Which I won't be doing.

WMC, OTA, DVD, maybe some streaming, etc. Might even look at trying FTA. My ISP has a TV page included in their home page that offers quite a bit of choice in free programming, both classic and current.

If I can get anything in stray programming from Dish, fine.

I already have the PC, etc. so no cost involved there.

No matter what, I won't be paying $700/yr or more plus getting nickle and dimed by a DVR fee.
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Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:16 PM

Which I won't be doing.

WMC, OTA, DVD, maybe some streaming, etc. Might even look at trying FTA. My ISP has a TV page included in their home page that offers quite a bit of choice in free programming, both classic and current.

If I can get anything in stray programming from Dish, fine.

I already have the PC, etc. so no cost involved there.

No matter what, I won't be paying $700/yr or more plus getting nickle and dimed by a DVR fee.



Wow your the guy that told someone they "betrayed" their provider when they left. What a hypocrite!

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:56 PM

Name calling doesn't ad anything to the discussion. The point is dvr fees suck and there is nothing we can do about it. It's actually a case of collusion when you think about it. Sort of like DOC fees at a car dealer.




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