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#61 OFFLINE   RasputinAXP

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 08:25 AM

This is very likely it for me. As much as I'm a fan of the hardware, as a family we spend so much more time on the Roku now. Netflix, Plex and everything else that comes along with it.

 

It'll be tough losing some of the other perks, but at this point I can't justify it financially.


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#62 ONLINE   lparsons21

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 08:38 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'!!  :)


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 10:10 AM

This is very likely it for me. As much as I'm a fan of the hardware, as a family we spend so much more time on the Roku now. Netflix, Plex and everything else that comes along with it.

 

It'll be tough losing some of the other perks, but at this point I can't justify it financially.

Same here.  I'm trying to decide between dropping from 250 to 120, 120+ or nothing at all.  The packages below 120 don't seem to be worthwhile at all.

 

Something has to happen in the next couple of days for sure.

 

I just wish somebody could say for certain if I'd get anything at all with no subscription.  Some people say you get some of the free channels and previews, others insist you won['t get anything at all.


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 11:25 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'!! :)

Just wondering what live boxing and golf does Dish have that Directv doesn't? Just curious

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 11:46 AM

I don't think there is a difference between Dish and Direct for live boxing and golf, though D* does do more extended coverage of a couple of golf's biggies.  That latter isn't all that important to me.

 

My adult son and I are discussing what to do with these increases.  We both love the Hoppers we have and we share very little as our viewing choices are quite a bit different.  I can save money by making the switch, but would lose my archived content as would he.  How much value that has is the main conversation.  We both could be very comfortable with either service as we have in the past. We both think the Hopper is very much better than the Genie, but that wouldn't be the sole reason to choose to not switch.

 

One factor that concerns me is that I got my new sign up with Dish a year ago from a dealer who is a personal friend.  I don't know when or if he gets dinged if I cancel at the end of the 1st year, I wouldn't want that to happen.


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 11:56 AM

I don't think there is a difference between Dish and Direct for live boxing and golf, though D* does do more extended coverage of a couple of golf's biggies.  That latter isn't all that important to me.

 

You have Epix on Dish and they show boxing.


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 12:05 PM

You have Epix on Dish and they show boxing.

 

Very little of it.

 

Frankly one of the things that will happen if I stay with Dish is cancelling BB@Home because it has little value imo.  And Epix is now the single worst premium channel for repeats.  Reminds me of MonstersHD at the end of their run.  :(


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 12:23 PM

I don't know when or if he gets dinged if I cancel at the end of the 1st year, I wouldn't want that to happen.

If you're still under contract, YOU'LL get dinged.


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 12:25 PM

If you're still under contract, YOU'LL get dinged.

 

Yes, but D* will cover $200 of that and that is all factored into a possible switch.  Would save about $25/month including all 'dings' and promos.  And that even counts the discounts I'm getting on the premiums with Dish now.


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 12:58 PM

Pulled the pin, sort of.

 

Dropped to 120 for now since you apparently can't cancel on-line.

 

We'll see how that goes for a month or so.

 

Would be nice for a Dirt to step in and offer Encore free for 60 days or so.  Not holding my breath though.


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 01:01 PM

You should be able to drop/add online, I've never had a problem with doing that.


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 01:21 PM

I can drop/add, but not disconnect/terminate.

 

Change took effect already with many channels turning red or green in the EPG signifying unsubscribed.  No serious losses.  Two that bother me are TCM and BBCA, but I'll live.

 

Surprise is the locals.  I didn't expect to get them since I only see one bird right now.  I thought they were on another and I'd need a different LNB.

 

Didn't have locals before since I was on an old version of 250 that didn't include them.


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 01:24 PM

Same here.  I'm trying to decide between dropping from 250 to 120, 120+ or nothing at all.  The packages below 120 don't seem to be worthwhile at all.

 

I'm in a unique situation where I can't drop lower than I already am. It's kind of a rock and hard place issue.


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 01:51 PM

I got bit dropping from 200 to 120 and losing BBC America.  Actually only one show and that was Copper.  But the series has been cancelled now so no real loss.  Most of my watching is Network oriented but I am a big time shifter and at times there are 3 timers running simultaneously.  A little difficult to do if you only receive OTA.   I have been pretty aggressive trying to keep my bill at $100 or less.  It is the multiple receiver, DVR and  HD/BB@H fees that push my bill up.  My Sling adapter will get pressed into service again next month when the Olympics start.  Long term,   I think i there will be some better alternatives as the program sources begin selling their content to various internet  providers. My adult kids have all cut the cable and pretty much exist on Netflix streaming and Hulu Plus and OTA with no DVR.   


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 05:22 PM

I'm not getting all the locals though.  The ones that are in the 9000 range and repeated in the lower numbers are the ones I don't get.  The ones that only appear in the lower numbers are fine.  HD vs SD?  No SD versions available?


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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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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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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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