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#76 OFFLINE   722921

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 12:25 PM

Just got something in snail mail about the increase of $5 for my account. They are offering one free month of epix to soften the blow.


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#77 OFFLINE   hasbeen29650

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 10:16 AM

Well, I got my new bill and it went up $7 and change. That is on top of the $5 it went up last year. So I am up over $12 in about 12 months and really have seen no new channels in HD that I care about and have lost the Blockbuster at Home disks which I did use. So things are going in the wrong direction. The only thing that keeps me on Dish is the Hopper/Joey DVRs are way better than what the local cable guys offer and I have trouble making my self invest in TIVO since they are so expensive to buy to get a decent whole house solution with the cable company. I guess I will just hang on a little longer until either the local cable company comes up with a good DVR, Dish finally gets some new HD content or Dish gives me another increase that pushes me over the edge.



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Posted 19 January 2014 - 11:24 AM

If it wasn't for live boxing and golf, I could cut the cord myself and be just fine.  Well, I could if I was the only one in the house.

 

IPTV for multiple boxes is still an issue for many of us in the more rural parts of the country.  We can get 12-15Mbps 'net service which could suffice for 2-3 HD video streams most of the time.  But bandwidth caps are here with the cable company though not with the DSL provider.  I have 12Mbps DSL service, but I'm at the far end of the distance allowed for that and usually get between 10 and 11.

 

So instead of 'justifying' sticking around, I chose to 'rationalize'!!   :)

What happened. Just $5.


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#79 OFFLINE   lparsons21

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 11:26 AM

What happened. Just $5.

 

Or a $40+/month decrease for awhile...  :)


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 09:38 AM

Never got any price-increase E-mail, just learned about this today in the regular bill notification E-mail.

 

$5/month wouldn't be so hard to stomach except that I'm still putting up with locals in SD.   Free Hulu has better quality, and I get NBC OTA in HD, maybe others if I spent the price increase on a better antenna.

 

I was thinking about upgrading to a Hopper, but this has me thinking about downgrading to nothing instead.   Verizon had the gall to raise the price on their DSL as well - perhaps I should make even more use of it.



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Posted 13 February 2014 - 12:20 PM

If it wasn't for live boxing and golf, I could cut the cord myself and be just fine.  Well, I could if I was the only one in the house.

 

IPTV for multiple boxes is still an issue for many of us in the more rural parts of the country.  We can get 12-15Mbps 'net service which could suffice for 2-3 HD video streams most of the time.  But bandwidth caps are here with the cable company though not with the DSL provider.  I have 12Mbps DSL service, but I'm at the far end of the distance allowed for that and usually get between 10 and 11.

 

So instead of 'justifying' sticking around, I chose to 'rationalize'!!   :)

 

 

 

 

Isn't 10Mbps DSL enough for 2 tv's?

 

I'm asking because if I upgrade, that's the only speed I can go to.

 

I'm looking real hard at IPTV and droping down my core package.

 

The Dish bill continues to increase, while losing channels I watch, and a month of Epix is not going to cut it.

 

Three channels of old repeats for 30 days doesn't ease the $60 a year rate increase.


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Posted 17 February 2014 - 01:56 PM

I can't get cable, or OTA. Dish and DirecTV are my only options, unless I want to "cut the cord" and just use my Roku and my optical disc collection.
I have one 722, and one TV. I don't care about sports channels. I've watched the rates creep up while I feel what I get for my money has decreased.



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Posted 17 February 2014 - 02:57 PM

With multisport add on that is not a good comparison, might as well add Directv sport pack for $12.99 which will bring price up to $163.98. And I'm a Directv sub.

 

The Premiere package includes the Sports pack, along with the other premium channels.



#84 OFFLINE   Paul Secic

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 10:32 AM

Isn't 10Mbps DSL enough for 2 tv's?

 

I'm asking because if I upgrade, that's the only speed I can go to.

 

I'm looking real hard at IPTV and droping down my core package.

 

The Dish bill continues to increase, while losing channels I watch, and a month of Epix is not going to cut it.

 

Three channels of old repeats for 30 days doesn't ease the $60 a year rate increase.

I just removed STARZ and Blockbuster to compensate.


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Posted 19 February 2014 - 09:57 AM

Isn't 10Mbps DSL enough for 2 tv's?

 

I'm asking because if I upgrade, that's the only speed I can go to.

 

I'm looking real hard at IPTV and droping down my core package.

 

The Dish bill continues to increase, while losing channels I watch, and a month of Epix is not going to cut it.

 

Three channels of old repeats for 30 days doesn't ease the $60 a year rate increase.

 

 

Are you listening Dish!!



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Posted 23 February 2014 - 09:52 PM

I'm sure Dish is listening and concerned.  However, the content providers need to listen and they think they can keep charging higher and higher rates for their networks, which in turn raise cable & satellite costs.  More short term thinking on the part of corporations.  


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