AT250 Changes

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  1. Feb 2, 2017 #1 of 16
    Blowgun

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    From what I understand DISH is stripping locals from AT250, thus dropping the price of AT250 by $5 and introducing a new $10 charge for locals. They say they are listening to their customers.
     
  2. Feb 3, 2017 #2 of 16
    James Long

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    All of the AT packages saw a similar adjustment ... although people subscribing to AT250 w/locals do not have the option to drop the locals. They are shown as a line item on the bill.
     
  3. Feb 3, 2017 #3 of 16
    EdJ

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    I see this change as an attempt by DISH to show customers how much that the 'greedy' local networks are costing them. When the locals want more money for the channels they broadcast for FREE, they are hoping the the customers will support DISH fighting the increased costs.
     
  4. Feb 3, 2017 #4 of 16
    RBA

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    If DISH had different fees for different DMAs I would believe your idea. In my case my DMA has 2 channels, neighboring DMA is Dallas that has many more broadcasters but the charge is the same $10.
     
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    James Long

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    Perhaps the $10 will adjust by market. At this point I consider the price arbitrary. In the past DISH charged $5 for locals (before requiring them), DIRECTV charged $3. I do not believe $3, $5 or $10 accurately reflects the costs and fees involved in delivering locals.
     
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  6. Feb 4, 2017 #6 of 16
    Blowgun

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    Yep. The last time I looked at my account options locals could not be deselected. I been trying over the past day or so to look again but it says, "System is currently unavailable., We apologize for the inconvenience. Please try again later."
     
  7. Feb 5, 2017 #7 of 16
    kucharsk

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    The basic thing is the locals are being "removed" from AT250 and are being given their own line item for $10.

    The problem is that you cannot delete the locals if you do not want them, so in fact it's just a way of highlighting what the locals are costing you while raising prices as well.

    It would be like delineating how much ESPN costs you but not allowing you to delete ESPN.
     
  8. Feb 6, 2017 #8 of 16
    Blowgun

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    Even though it's February, it's interesting that people take a price increase so well. I guess it's the conditioning.
     
  9. Feb 6, 2017 #9 of 16
    James Long

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    The option seems to be to do without.
     
  10. Stewart Vernon

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    A month or two ago I was able to buy a dozen large eggs for about $1.28... the other day at the grocery store the same eggs were priced at $1.88... That's a nearly 50% increase!

    Moral... lots of things go up... if they are still worth what you get from them, keep paying... if not, then don't.
     
  11. Blowgun

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    That's right, people are conditioned that the price of eggs are going to go up. :)
     
  12. mwdxer

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    Everything is more expensive today.
     
  13. mitchflorida

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    HDTVs are less expensive than before and are higher quality each year.
     
  14. kucharsk

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    Cheaper, yes; higher quality, sometimes.
     
  15. mwdxer

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    My issue with so many cheaper HDTVs, as they look good in HD, but they do poorly on SD. I bought a Toshiba a few years back running at 720p and it looks pretty good going to 480i as well as the 720p. It is only a 32", so probably 1080i would do me little good anyway. OTA TV, ABC, FOX, etc only use 720p anyway.
     
  16. camo

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    Eggs have actually went down some 27%. Only wish satellite and cable would follow.
     

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