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#426 OFFLINE   ken100

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:05 PM

Is it just me or is the drv fee getting too high???

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#427 OFFLINE   TheRatPatrol

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:59 AM

Is it just me or is the drv fee getting too high???

Its still cheaper than what cable charges.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:22 AM

Especially if you have multiples.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:38 AM

Its still cheaper than what cable charges.


Unless you get a cablecard system with Windows Media Center. Zero DVR fee. Zero "Advance receiver fee". Zero extra receiver fee.

I just moved away from this setup to the more expensive DirecTV system, but I did it because I wanted more HD channels.

#430 OFFLINE   ken100

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:11 PM

did dish raise their dvr fee's?

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:08 AM

did dish raise their dvr fee's?

Up $1 (was $6, now $7) per account for regular DVRs.
Still $10 for the Hopper "advanced DVR".

#432 OFFLINE   ken100

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 06:52 PM

was already $7 for additonal rooms......
Answer was no.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:20 PM

was already $7 for additonal rooms......
Answer was no.

You are confused and mistaken.
The "additional receiver fee" remained unchanged at $7.
The per account DVR fee went up $1 to $7.
For more information read the price increase thread in the appropriate forum.

If you're trying to say DirecTV increased the per account DVR fee and DISH didn't, you are wrong.

#434 OFFLINE   jdspencer

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:47 AM

I just saved $1 by moving to Choice Xtra (had Choice Xtra Classic). But, the other increased fees may eat that up.
While on the DirecTV website I tried to see what the breakdown in fees etc would be for my account. I can look at past statements, but I thought at one time you could view your current cost breakdown.
Couldn't find it on the new improved(?) website.
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 12:23 PM

I just saved $1 by moving to Choice Xtra (had Choice Xtra Classic). But, the other increased fees may eat that up.
While on the DirecTV website I tried to see what the breakdown in fees etc would be for my account. I can look at past statements, but I thought at one time you could view your current cost breakdown.
Couldn't find it on the new improved(?) website.


I can only find past statements, but it includes the one from earlier this month.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 12:42 PM

Especially if you have multiples.


You aren't kidding there. I looked at what the additional fees would be with comcast if I had 2 HD_DVRs and 1 HD reciever. Redonkulous, would be even more now that I have a third HD-DVR. :eek2:

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:34 PM

I can only find past statements, but it includes the one from earlier this month.

I guess I'll just have to wait for the next statement to see the details.
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 05:57 PM

You aren't kidding there. I looked at what the additional fees would be with comcast if I had 2 HD_DVRs and 1 HD reciever. Redonkulous, would be even more now that I have a third HD-DVR. :eek2:

Comcast charges up to 26.95 per HD DVR per month. Most pay around $17.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:10 PM

Comcast charges up to 26.95 per HD DVR per month. Most pay around $17.


I have three Tivo's (one 4 tuner, two 2 tuner) and I get a $2.50 credit for customer owned equipment for the first cablecard, and a $2 charge for the additional cablecard. All HD, no HD fee on cablecard boxes here. The key is NOT to have any Comcast supplied boxes.
Costs a bunch up front, but over the course of several years, it becomes much less expensive, as you basically are only paying for the programming (and Tivo service fees if you dont use their lifetime option).

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:47 PM

I have three Tivo's (one 4 tuner, two 2 tuner) and I get a $2.50 credit for customer owned equipment for the first cablecard, and a $2 charge for the additional cablecard. All HD, no HD fee on cablecard boxes here. The key is NOT to have any Comcast supplied boxes.
Costs a bunch up front, but over the course of several years, it becomes much less expensive, as you basically are only paying for the programming (and Tivo service fees if you dont use their lifetime option).

It may appear to pencil out until you remember that you've got almost $1,750 dollars invested for three lifetime DVRs (if you go with the low-end box) or almost $450 plus $38.97 a month for the month-to-month plan.

If you transition to someone who doesn't provide the required transmission format, you're unable to fully utilize (or utilize at all if you have a Premiere 4) the TiVo units.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:58 PM

While I agree with you Harsh, there are discounts available for lifetime service if you hunt around. Boxes can be had very cheap as well, if you hunt around. Used boxes with lifetime are quite plentiful.

The one thing I have to point out is your last comment... Transitioning from one company to another is always going to result in this potential problem. Im sure you arent using DirecTv boxes for dish :) Since almost every cable company in the US uses the same format, and all are required by law to allow cablecards, you have a much better chance of recovering your money spent (should you have to transition to another provider) with a Tivo than you would with either leased or owned satellite equipment.

Its just another option. I was just trying to point out that you dont HAVE to pay the big outlet fees to Comcast. There are ways around it.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:08 AM

it was already $7 with dish i just had dish with a dvr and 2nd room dvr and payed $10 for the first room and $7 for the second room that was for the past two years i was an actual dish customer so no their price is the same. that's what they were charging me i just looked at some of my old bills to confirm.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:12 AM

i will drop my 3rd room to save $6 a month soon. the cost of dvr is getting too high. most of you seem ok with it, but im tire of taking it up the a@*

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:19 AM

A lot of us just know it is what it is, and are glad that they only charge it per account, not per DVR like other providers. DVR service is too valuable to me.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:54 AM

Comcast charges up to 26.95 per HD DVR per month..


$8.95 for the First, and 2nd and up $14.90 for my Local Blue ridge customers.

My system with Directv, is $45 per month including the RSN fee.

Cable would be $54 per month but no MRV.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:58 AM

i will drop my 3rd room to save $6 a month soon. the cost of dvr is getting too high. most of you seem ok with it, but im tire of taking it up the a@*


Dropping a receiver will not change your DVR fee.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:34 AM

I've still never received an email regarding this price increase. Anyone else not receive their notification yet? Next billing date is Feb 24
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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:13 PM

i will drop my 3rd room to save $6 a month soon. the cost of dvr is getting too high. most of you seem ok with it, but im tire of taking it up the a@*


If that's your bottom line (heh) on a six dollar event, I'd hate to think what'd happen if something major bad screwed you over.
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Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:16 PM

it was already $7 with dish i just had dish with a dvr and 2nd room dvr and payed $10 for the first room and $7 for the second room that was for the past two years i was an actual dish customer so no their price is the same. that's what they were charging me i just looked at some of my old bills to confirm.

"Old bills" may explain why you are confused. DISH changed their pricing in 2010 making the DVR fee per account. Prior to that DISH charged per DVR (with certain exceptions). If you had DISH service after February 2010 you are simply misunderstanding your bills.

Both providers charge a per receiver fee for each additional receiver (called "Additional TV" by DirecTV) regardless of if the receiver is or is not a DVR. The per receiver fee is NOT a DVR fee. The DVR fee (called "Advanced Receiver DVR" by DirecTV) is charged per account regardless of how many DVRs one has. Dropping a DVR drops the "Additional TV" fee for that receiver, it does not reduce or remove any DVR fee. That applies to both providers.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:35 PM

Dropping a receiver will not change your DVR fee.

I think he just meant the price of dropping a receiver saves the $6 fee. In his example, it just happens to be a DVR that he owns.
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