Current DISH Pricing

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Davenlr, Mar 2, 2021.

  1. Davenlr

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    N5GGG - I built my own DirecTv dish system for thunderstorms using a 1.2M dish and a 3 sat LNB. Not sure about Dish, since they have satellites all over, but for DTV, it was easy getting 99,101, and 103 tracked in on a 1.2M dish. Didn't help to much with KA fade, but made KU fade almost nonexistent except for the biggest storms.
     
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    I'm one of those RV'ers that James mentioned, and it's not uncommon for me to set up our Dish 1000.4 tripod mounted dish as often as daily. A Dish technician has never touched any of my equipment from the Hoppers to the dishes and the connecting wiring. Certainly there was a learning curve when I first bought our satellite equipment as I learned the easiest ways to dial everything in. But even using a simple $10 signal strength meter, I soon had my setup time down to 15-20 minutes most of the time. Now I use a little better $50 meter, and my setup time is almost always under 15 minutes even if I swap LNB's to switch arcs. As for wiring the systems up using solo or duo nodes (hubs for H3's), taps, etc, that information is readily available online with just a bit of research.
     
  3. harsh

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    It isn't nearly as difficult as all that. An appropriate wiring diagram and a cheap tone meter should work just fine.

    It has been a long time since the average customer has proven to be able to read and follow instructions and take ownership of their failures.
     
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    When I first started with Dish (Nov 2000 I think), in my package fro my 4700 receiver were 2 dual Legacy Duals and 2 SW21's for use with a Dish 500. I was having a devil of a time locating even 119, so I gave and called Dish for a tech to come out and install. This was so new that the tech couldn't get both 110 and 119, but he DID get me aimed on 119. Using this as a start, I did get both 119 and 110 lined up (at the same time even :) ). Eventually, I added a 61.5 Dish 300 (self installed), then a 1000.4 for Eastern Arc (61.5, 72.7, and 77), then re-added a Dish 500 so I could get Raleigh SD as well as HD programming. I did alot of my aiming without ANY satmeter - but getting even a cheap analog meter made it much easier.

    When I did my move to KC, I just had Dish take care of it for me, I'm getting tired of fiddling with it. If I ever get where I'm a full time RV'er , then I'd start aiming again, and get good at it again really quick.
     
  5. Davenlr

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    OK, I just got a new offer from DISH.
    Top 120+ with the RedZone and other sports extras included
    Subtract locals (dont need them)
    $5.00 for a Hopper Duo
    Total price $67/mo for two years (RSN's TBD)

    Ok, so, this is a good deal for me but two things I would like to know....I do not want my local RSN, so does that TBD mean they will add them anyway?
    Secondly, I need more than two tuners, so would upgrading from the Hopper Duo to the Hopper 3 give me 5 tuners, and cost $10 more per month?
    Third, compared with streaming, is the "HD lite" still a thing? I couldnt handle Comcasts bitstarved 720p which is why I canceled them. I dont know anyone who has DISH around here to see it before ordering.
    Fourth: If I wanted to watch something in the bedroom, would DishAnywhere work on my local network? I have the app on my AndroidTV.

    Thanks
     
  6. Jim5506

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    1. 120+ includes you RSN. If you don't want the RSN, just get 120.
    2. Hopper 3 has 16 tuners, as first device on your account the H3 has a DVR fee of $15 per month.
    3. Streaming out of the H3 is 1080i, on your internal network the H3, after login through Dish, all activity is within your local network. Sometimes it takes 30 seconds or more for the software to optimize the stream but the picture quality I have is very good.
     
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  7. Davenlr

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    THanks.
     
  8. compnurd

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    Yes compared to What you have had it will look bit starved. Dish lasted 2 days in my house. Couldn’t stand the lack of bits
     
  9. Davenlr

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    Can someone upload a close up of the CNN or MSNBC logo from their dish? I want to compare the HD.
    This is YouTubeTV
     

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  10. Davenlr

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    They let you cancel after the install if you dont like it? Or you paid off the contract to get rid of it? I just found out a relative across town has DISH, so Im gonna drive over there tomorrow and check it out. YouTubeTV is getting a little fuzzier lately too. That picture above was with the shield AI upscaling on. It looks much better 10' away.
    Just DISH offers the sports pack with Red Zone in this deal, and Its gonna cost me a lot to get it from YouTube.
     
  11. compnurd

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    You have 3 days to cancel any contract in PA although I am pretty sure that is a federal law
     
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  13. Davenlr

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    Must just be in your state, because in the link you posted it specifically excludes sales:
    • made entirely online, by mail, or telephone
    Which would be the only way to make a DISH order unless they tried selling it to you door to door.
     
  14. Davenlr

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    Well, got a demo at a friends house. Compared to YouTubeTV, it was fuzzy yet had some detail. Hard to explain. It was like a mix of SD and HD on the same picture. Ive decided to stick with streaming.
     
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  15. compnurd

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    Sounds about right
     
  16. Jim5506

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    Dish is probably still using 1080X1440 instead of 1080X1920, most people would not notice unless it was pointed out tot them.
     
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  17. harsh

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    DISH probably isn't using a reduced resolution. Their secret compression sauce probably relies more on raw compression and smoothing and not so much on fiddling with the color and brightness profiles as some services do.

    These kinds of "tests" are suspect because they rarely involve viewing the same content on the same TV in an A-B (much less double blind) fashion.

    Channel bugs are a terrible choice of metrics as different bugs are rendered in different qualities.
     
  18. NashGuy

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    My parents have had DISH for years and still do. My impression is that the HD picture quality is pretty good for cable TV, although a bit soft and with color that looks a bit dull. But I don't tend to see compression artifacts. I'd definitely take it over Comcast. But for those who are really picky about PQ and want to get the best out of their 4K TVs, you'll probably want to look elsewhere.
     
  19. mwdxer

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    In comparison, even with Stacking, the HD pq OTA is still the best. SD varies all over the board.
     
  20. harsh

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    This is not particularly true in our market. The DTV programming is clearly suffering and the NEXTGEN TV offerings seem worse (it seems likely the sourcing isn't up to par since so few have NEXTGEN capable TVs or tuners). The stations have gone to using highly compressible video profiles so they look better on the surface than they actually are. I give the quality nod to fresh streaming content but that may be a result of video profiling (what used to be called proc amping) as well.

    I haven't seen Spectrum's product in a rather long time but Comcast's isn't very good at all so it rings true there.
     

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