Dish Announces Price Increases for 2/1/07 and 'a la carte' discussion

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  1. Dec 21, 2006 #1 of 652
    TNGTony

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    I am surprised I didn't see a thread about this. Anyway, in the Retailer Chat yesterday, Dish announced what is now its annual price changes on many packages. The rate changes range from a $2.99 reduction to a $10 increase

    From http://ekb.dbstalk.com/rateincrease2007.htm

    BASIC PACKAGES
    Dish Family No Change
    America's Top 60 renamed >> America's Top 100 -- No Change
    America's Top 60 Plus renamed >> America's Top 100 Plus -- No Change
    America's Top 120 renamed >> America's Top 200 $3 increase
    America's Top 180 renamed >> America's Top 250 $3 increase
    America's Everything Pack -This package includes the DVR service fee. $5 increase

    The new AT100 and AT100+ will contain the 32 Muzak audio channels available on AT120 now

    Dish Latino No Change
    Dish Latino Plus No Change
    Dish Latino Dos $2 increase
    Dish Latino Max $2 increase
    Dish Latino Everything (Package no longer available to new subscribers) $5 increase
    Basic Package + Any 2 Premium Packages - Discontinued. $2.00 increase

    Great Wall Package No Change



    High Definition Packages

    HD Pack Package No Change
    ($20 with any basic package or $29.99 stand alone
    (stand alone HD Pack not available to Lease Subscribers or Subscribers under contract. There is a $6 HD Enabling Fee added to this Price)

    HD Bronze Discontinued - New AT100+HD Pack -- No Change
    HD Silver Discontinued - New AT200+HD Pack -- $3 Increase
    HD Gold Discontinued - New AT250+ HD Pack -- $3 Increase
    HD Platinum Discontinued. - New AEP + HD Pack -- $10 Increase!!!!!


    Premium Packages

    HBO The Works No Change
    Showtime Unlimited $1 Increase
    Cinemax (Multi-Max) $1 Increase
    Starz $1 Increase
    Playboy No Change

    Any 2 Premium Packages Or 1 premium package & Playboy -- $0.99 Decrease
    Any 3 Premium Packages Or 2 premium packages & Playboy -- $0.01 Increase
    Any 4 Premium Packages Or 3 premium package & Playboy -- $2.01 Increase
    All 4 Premium Packages + Playboy -- $2.99 Decrease

    History of Dish Network's Price Increases HERE


    See ya
    Tony
     
  2. Dec 21, 2006 #2 of 652
    stuart628

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    This is a huge discussion at the other site. Wow $10 for the AEP and HD Pack!?!
     
  3. Dec 21, 2006 #3 of 652
    koralis

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    Criminy... +$26 to get a few HD channels added to the Top 100? I guess I'll never be seeing dish's HD offerings. It's just too much for too little.
     
  4. Dec 21, 2006 #4 of 652
    TNGTony

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    koralis, the HD enabling fee is only added of you are NOT adding the HD pack to a basic package.
     
  5. Dec 21, 2006 #5 of 652
    Mike D-CO5

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    Yep no more Plat pack for me. It looks like I will pass on the Extra 7.00 increase , since I can't escape the 3.00 part of the price increase,and downgrade to top 180/250 + hd, or possibly the top 200 + hd . I won't escape the dvr fees but I will escape some of the price increase. I will also give all my movie money to either Blockbuster or NEtflix since Dish wants to be the New "Cable pig".
     
  6. Dec 21, 2006 #6 of 652
    saweetnesstrev

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    uhmm Whats the price for HD PLATNIUM AEP then??
     
  7. Dec 21, 2006 #7 of 652
    TNGTony

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    HD Platinum is now $99.99 (+ Locals $104.99)

    AEP is now $84.99 (Locals $94.99) it is going to be $89.99 ($5 increase)

    The HD Pack is $20.00

    Soooo.

    AEP+HD Pack will be $109.99 (+Locals $114.99)

    Mr. professor tells me that this is a 10% increase :)

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  8. Dec 21, 2006 #8 of 652
    saweetnesstrev

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    10 percent increase wtf? my parents are gonna be pissed
     
  9. Dec 21, 2006 #9 of 652
    joblo

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    Wow, this is wonderful and exciting news!

    But what are the 40 channels being added to Top 60, the 80 channels being added to Top 120, and the 70 channels are being added to Top 180?

    ;)
     
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    Paul Secic

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    I wonder if Style & Hallmark Channel will be in AT 200? Hope so!
     
  11. Dec 21, 2006 #11 of 652
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    They need to add some things to the Top 120 (or 200 whatever now) to justify raising it $3.00. E* is just as bad as cable now on price increases--maybe worse....I think the local cable here went up $1.00-2.00 on the basic package. But cable at least does move some of the channels on the digital tier down to the basic level. E* raises the rates and never offers subscribers anything in return.
     
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    Paul Secic

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    Comcast in the SF Bay Area is going up $7 if I rember correctly. The corperate site says nothing of the increase, so Charlie willl give us a nice New Years gift. A friend of mine got a LCD HDTV & E, but hasn't ordered HD yet. Now with this he'll never will. Hes a school princible and just watches TV one or two hours a night.
     
  13. Dec 21, 2006 #13 of 652
    TreeFarm

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    OK, maybe we won't switch to Dish. :mad: :mad: :mad:

    And it's time to push ala carte legislation.
     
  14. Dec 21, 2006 #14 of 652
    Papote

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    Hmm... If I buy an annual subscription now would I keep the current fee until next years renewal?
     
  15. Dec 21, 2006 #15 of 652
    TNGTony

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    Papote: yup

    All..
    Also folks keep in mind that AT60 will be getting the 32 Muzak CD channels. Add that to the 90 "channels" on the package now (including all the barkers, shopping and PI channels) that puts you well over 100.

    At120 curently has 225 "channels" including audio, cd, sirius, barkers, shopping an dPI channels

    At180 currently has 285 "channels" now too.

    See ya
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  16. Dec 21, 2006 #16 of 652
    KingJerky

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    I recall a chat that stated rates would not change for 2 years... It could be that I've killed/damaged those brain cells, but I could've sworn there was a promise made at the last rate hike to that effect.

    Am I wrong? I guess it doesn't matter as this will happen regardless... no matter how disappointing.

    I have the DEP + HD package so I'm getting hit the hardest... Grrrrr.
     
  17. Dec 21, 2006 #17 of 652
    TNGTony

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    AT60 (now AT100) was price guaranteed through January 2008.
    The rest were fair game
     
  18. Dec 21, 2006 #18 of 652
    DoyleS

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    El Dorado...
    Typically you keep the annual fee until next year. That was what I did last year. The difficulty comes when you are also after HD. Since you get hit with an HD enabling fee unless you take one of the AT +HD packages. I think I may be moving down from the 180 to the 120 pack. For the number of times I watch the Military channel, I think I can live without it. The movie channels are relatively lame and Netflix or Blockbuster is a far better deal for me for movies. At least they let me know before the automatic resignup comes along in mid January. If I want more, I can always add it. I think I'll try it for awhile with the AT200+HD.

    ..Doyle
     
  19. Dec 21, 2006 #19 of 652
    rdr

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    what is dep?
     
  20. Dec 21, 2006 #20 of 652
    TonyM

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    I think he meant AEP (Americas Almost Everything Pack) :)
     
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