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Dish Price Increase Is Here (Not really, just bundled LiL with existing packages)

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Dave, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. Stalky14

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    Integrated guide data isn't an issue. The Dish box is going to be a slave to my computer-based PVR anyway. I can integrate the guide there as well as add a second OTA tuner if need-be. And it's event based, Vs. time based, so I'm hoping it will actually help me AVOID sports programming. :)

    ...Sean.
     
  2. phrelin

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    And, again depending upon taste, there's a smattering of summer new scripted programming. "Defying Gravity" just started last Sunday on ABC for scifi buffs, while "The Philanthropist" with a plot that is James Bond meets Bill Gates is on NBC on Wednesdays and "Mental" about a psychiatrist is on Fox on Friday. All three are decent viewing experiences if you like scripted TV. Of course, TNT and USA offer more summer scripted programming.

    And we record the network late night shows to selectively watch interviews of folks were interested in.
     
  3. GrumpyBear

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    That will work for you, and you will be able to drop the locals and save $5. For most others, The ViP integrated Guide,extra built in tuner, event based programing, and slingguide for remote programing, all in one Box, is a lot cleaner, simpler and worth the $5.
     
  4. tymekeeper

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    For those who do have good OTA reception, you might be interested in the Dish DTVPAL DVR http://www.dtvpal.com/. Iv'e had one since last December and love it. Great companion to Dish VIP 722
     
  5. Stalky14

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    Just got done chatting with a DN rep. Some things I learned. Could you guys verify?

    -There is no way to avoid the $99 "setup fee" if you're leasing and not doing a 2-year contract.
    -Club Dish will get you a $30 discount on your first bill, but not waive the fee.
    -If you're leasing, their installer MUST install the receiver, even if you already have a functioning dish on the building and wired up and all he needs to do is connect the cable.
    -If you buy a receiver outright and hook it up, you can avoid the $99 fee. You just call them and activate.

    Thanks.
     
  6. jclewter79

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    Yeah, this is all correct.
     
  7. jam131

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    looks like the low price ads is about to be gone very soon
     
  8. phrelin

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    You mean I'll have to quit calling him "Cheap Charlie"...oh, you mean the cheap offerings to customers are going away, not the "get it on the cheap" corporate approach.:rolleyes:
     
  9. puckwithahalo

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    You do realize that the price hasn't changed at all right?
     
  10. Jim5506

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    Shouldn't we change the title of this thread, since it is based on erroneous information and is misleading?
     
  11. phrelin

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    Perhaps, but we must acknowledge this:

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    Whatever else, the TurboHD offers for new customers were cheap, in this case 57% less. The August 2009 screen reflects what you can get on line today. All the turbo pages have disappeared - I could still bring up some of them until today. Perhaps CSR's are still authorized to sell Turbo, but my guess is that will disappear shortly.

    While it isn't exactly a price increase because these aren't the same package of channels even though both are Bronze, they do represent a serious marketing strategy change.
     
  12. Stewart Vernon

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    I took a stab at renaming to indicate the presumed price increase was actually just bundling LiLs with the standard packages.

    Hopefully that will help a bit for clarity.

    The matter of whether or not certain other packages are still available doesn't constitute a price increase to my mind either, at least not unless they start forcing people out of those packages.
     
  13. tymekeeper

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    I was looking at the HD packages yesterday and non of them show MGM, UNI or HDNMV ,,can't remember what others where in the platinum. They exist since I now have them with my Bronze HD. Dish is always so far behind keeping their web site current.
     
  14. phrelin

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    Clarity with a precise explanation.;)
     

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