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VIP622 No Fuss No Muss... I think
Posted 05 February 2006 - 01:05 PM
Pioneer Elite 510
Denon AVR 3300
Denon DVD 2910
Dish Customer since 1/97
Posted 06 February 2006 - 04:11 PM
Jerry, are you local to Denver? they are likely to get the HD locals soon, so that may cause a change in the HD distants. at this point I think we can assume we know more than the person ordering our packages at dish
Dish VIP622, 4/4/06; ex 921 owner, 2/04 to 3/06
Dish 501 (soon to upgrade to 722)
HD OTA (Washington DC): WRC-DT 1&2, WTTG-DT, WJLA-DT 1&2, WUSA-DT 1&2, WETA-DT 1-4, WBDC-DT 1&2, MHz 1-4, ION 1-7, WDCA-DT, and others i don't care about
Posted 06 February 2006 - 04:23 PM
My friend (a current E* customer) called yesterday to get one, and they told him it would be $299.00 up front. Unfortunately he can't afford that right now. Why is E* making it so expensive for current customers to get a new DVR? New customers don't have to pay the up front costs. Where's the loyalty at for current customers? Couldn't E* allow current customers to rent or make payments on the new box instead?
$299.00 just isn't that much these days. If you can't afford that, then you need to enjoy standard-def for a while longer.
The cost for the company to finance this amount of money is just not practical.
There is nothing in the constitution, nor Echostar's business plan that obligates them to supply everyone an HD receiver.
I'd love to own one of those new 200 mph Ford's, but they're more than I can afford. I don't expect Ford to work a special deal for me. So I'm keeping my Volvo and my 921. The Volvo because I can afford it and I know it works, and the 921 because I'm hesitant about jumping from the frying pan into the fire.
I'll manage to survive somehow.