I'm considering the switch after 18+ years w/DTV.
I'll start out with this
- I've been VERY happy with DTV from both a service and a content perspective
- I've experienced frustration in the conversion from own your box to lease your box and lived the pain of spending hundreds of dollars for something required to receive service (STP/DVR/...) that I did NOT own and then pay a "rental fee"
- I've been frustrated at times with the idea of an equipment protection plan for the hardware THEY provide so I can buy their service
- I really hate the "call in for discount" game and for the first time ever, I was told "there are no discounts in the cupboard" and I am now paying full retail
BEFORE anyone goes off in the wild blue yonder, I KNOW that all the providers have their twists on ALL these issues.
My purpose here is to hopefully get some non-emotional information so that I can make an informed decision. To me, it seems that the new paradigm might be to switch back and forth every two years to take advantage of new equipment and fixed "new subscriber" pricing rather than doing the "discount dance" when "your credits expire". This is what I'm trying to decide.
So here are some of my beginning Q's on DISH!!!!
If one puts the OTA adapter on the main unit (Hopper?)
- Do all the local stations available show up in the guide?
- Can they be recorded?
- Are they available on the client devices?
- Can client 1 be watching 21-2 and client 2 be watching 5-2 (presuming these two OTA stations are NOT in the DISH feed and OTA only)?
Can you use eSATA drives with the DVR?
Are the remotes RF? Can you have multiple remotes for each unit?
Edited by rakstr, 22 August 2014 - 11:11 AM.