YIKES so many questions! (now that was sarcasm a little
Are the 921/942 customers *leasing* their 622? Or do they own it?
no 921's were ever leased, all are owned. I believe only a limited number of 942's might be leased, someone with a 942 was complaining about not being able to lease, so I'm reading into that statement a little. The big question for us is, do us owners have to return our unit, or can we keep it when we get the $99 deal and use both?
Are new subscribers and old subscribers alike leasing?
for hte 622? anyone taking the $299 deal is leasing. buying is around $700 plus you'd have to pay for any extra Dish gear and switches, installation etc. The $299 includes everything, so some people are getting the 622 free and some are essentially paying $250 or so if they have all the gear already. I guess Dish thought this would make for a nice wash on the overall costs of this program
Is the lease fee part of the HD package or a separate cost?
Seperate cost of getting a leased receiver. HD pack is $20 regardless
IOW, is the lease fee, the PVR fee, the no line fee ALL there no matter how much programming I order? A fixed cost of doing business now?
not exactly. Lease fee is there because it's a lease for $299. PVR fee applies for 622's unless you take the Platinum pack, as Dish waives the PVR fee for AEP subs. No line fee has some parts to do with concern over theft of service and lack of reporting of PPV purchases. I take it you don't have a phone line?
Is there an "extra receiver" fee still?
if you have a 2nd receiver I would believe so
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