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

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  1. Paul Secic

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    Well HDme, I thought it was wrong because HBO & STARZ/Encore is hardly family faire. I got AT100 because I love Big Band Music. (See Superstation thread.
     
  2. ClaudeR

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    I often wonder why Cartoon Network isn't family friendly - must be all the graphic violence.:scratch:
     
  3. Stewart Vernon

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    The Adult Swim lineup alone takes Cartoon Network out of the family category.
     
  4. Cocoatreat

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    ok,ok.....we got a price increase......thats just how it goes........everything goes up! the h2o, electricity, gas! it all goes up.....nothing stays the same....i started with dish in '87 when echostar had the big dishes....... i moved to miami in '95 ..the cable service was pretty expensive for what i was given at the time... i was paying $67/mo and it was everything & just two premiums (HBO & Showtime). ahd yes it was just 1 HBO & 1 showtime......this was in '97....i was certainly fed up with that......cable went up almost every 6 months....it sucked! on top of that the service was constantly going out (at least 3-5 times/mo).

    overall, i have been quite satisfied with e*. they really havent gone up- compared to everyone else. say what u like...e* still has been a better value imho. i have aep..with no HD(501 & 510). i am planning on getting a new HDTV in a few days. not sure if i will get the new 622... havent decided yet.....but i will hook up ota... for me i just dont think they have enough programming in hd yet. for me, my luxury is my dish. i save my money by making (& roasting my own beans) my coffee at home. i have a hybrid thats paid for! so i average about $50/mo in gasoline now! and get this....i live within my means! i'm not into netflix or blockbuster..as everything seems to get on one of the premiums within 6 mos. and honestly....... i probably dont watch movies like i used to....so i guess i could move down to a lower package... but one day i just might want to see a movie! so i will stay where i am...more & more content does get added to the tiers....so i dont mind that.... but i must say.......if $5 or 10 is going to break you, then perhaps you need to give up that $5 latte you buy every day! trust me... most people throw away $5 a day on useless items.....save it for e*! if you want to go to cable, then so be it.....cable will continue to go up & up for less services. for me the only thing worthy on cable is vod......sameday satellite will be able to compete in that market (i can wait!) as for d* ........those that want to switch, just do it..... later you will find that you have made a mistake....d* has more sports content..but it has always been more expensive....and i have found that overall, most people have been more satisfied with e*. for some reason, d* has reciever issues..(specially with HD). whatever the reason...a lot of people on here seem to be whining about these price increases.........in all of my years i have never seen anything stay the same price..... lets see..........stamps, the telephone, salons-haircuts, etc. so the point is......its bound to happen-- get used to it~!
     
  5. linuxworks

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    one thing stays the same.

    my salary.

    (grin).

    or is that a frown. not even sure anymore..

    seriously, though - the costs of living (the rate) is higher than the salary rate, overall. this isn't a good thing, of course..
     
  6. ClaudeR

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    Yeah, throw a 20% health insurace increase on that, along with the doubled energy costs, and we simply can't keep up. You've got to start cutting back. I recently dropped down to the basic 256K cable broadband to save $17 a month. I'd drop to the family package if I could satisfy the family. No need for sports or premium channels.

    Don't forget, it used to be several years between satellite increases, now it seems like every year. OUCH.
     
  7. Paul Secic

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    I just switch back to AT 250 and dropped STARS because you only get the east coast feed of Encore. The only way to get all off themed Encore channels is through AT 250. Plus you get TMC-E & TMC-W.
     
  8. Stewart Vernon

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    It is a weird thing to only be able to get some of those in the AT250... I would have thought you could buy Encore and get them all, but I was pretty sure I remembered looking before and some channels were only in the AT250 pack. Strange, but one of the reasons why I stick with AT250 too.
     
  9. Paul Secic

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    I guess charlie must have made some special clauses with Liberty Media & Viacom to get those Pay movie channels in a program package. That's why I like Charle, he's a maverick.
     
  10. TNGTony

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    Encore West, Westerns, Mysteries, Love and Action are available in the Encore Movie Pack for $4.99 added to AT100 or AT200. :) Not all the encores, but unless you REALLY like WAM and "The Movie Channel" you could save 5 bucks. :)

    See ya
    Tony
     
  11. Paul Secic

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    I downgraded to AT 100 + STARZ and got "only" got Encore East, but the people who live with me got mad, because their favorite channels wern't in AT 100. The bottom line: AT 250 is the best value!
     
  12. Link

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    Our local cable company didn't raise rates this year. Usually they do this time of year, but if they do they add a few channels. It is usually a $1 or $2, not $3.00. The premium channel bundles actually save money along with Internet.
     
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