As I recall, it ended up being right around $100. My dish was FREE, my reciever was FREE, but I had to pay $25.00 for the "Self installation kit" as well as shipping which also cost around $25.00. But then I had to pay an additional $50 to a "installer consultant" in order to find a good location for signal, the 1st place I put the dish, I got no signal.
Over the years though, I've paid quite a bit. I went to Coscto 3 times, purchased 2 dish+receiver systems for $180 and 1 additional receiver for $99. Raided the dishes for parts basically. Didn't really want to but back then, Coscto was the only place you could get Dish equipment from and they only had 2 options: a) a 1/2 way decent 3800 model rcvr WITH dish, or b.) a crappy 2700 model rcvr stand alone. Additional purchases are listed below:
- DP-301 recvr @Sears for $99
- DP-311 Rcvr from I think Radio Shack, might of been Sears again for $99
- DP-322 purchased online for around $130
- DP-721 DVR for $500 from Sears
- DP-510 DVR thru Dish for $50
- vip222k thru ebay for $99 (shipping included)
And also had to pay $200 for my HD updgrade in order to get the vip-922k HD DVR but suspect Dish still 'owns' that.
Add all that up and you get: $1,736.00
Theres a few other things I've purchased too, SW21 switch, DP-21 switch, dish mounting pole thats about 4 ft long (to get more height), Power supply for my DPP44 switch. Most of the switches i have I got for free. Might be a few other lil things Im forgetting, but thats about the gist of it.
Edited by shadough, 18 January 2014 - 03:47 PM.