Dish "took over" my 2 owned recievers - watch out dish reciever owners!

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by nightfly85, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. peano

    peano Icon

    Feb 1, 2004
    Dish charges $7.00 for each HD receiver. Plus another $5.00 if it is a dual tuner and not hooked to a phoneline/ethernet.

    Directv ends up being quite a bit less in most cases with multiple HD DVRs.

    Dish Network will "fee" you to death.
  2. Lt Disher

    Lt Disher Legend

    Mar 4, 2009
    As an official member of the mighty Dish Defenders©®™, the VIP DVR's have component and HDMI HD outputs active at the same time. It is the same output, however, so if you can live with a mirrored situation, it might work for you.

    I have no idea what Direct receivers can do.
  3. GrumpyBear

    GrumpyBear Hall Of Fame

    Feb 1, 2006
    I keep going to the Direct Website, and when I build my channels, Direct is always more, once you make sure you get all the HD channels, and 2 Movie Packages. Choice HD DVR package, is nice and you only have to add the HD Extra pack to it, but when you add in HBO, Starz, and Cinemax, get rid of the other movie channels they give to you for free for 3 months, factor out the $21 for the 1st year to get Apples to Apples, I haven't found a Direct package that is Cheaper, in the long run, or just 13months later.
    Add in at least 1 HD DVR at $200, and more likely 2 at $200, if I was willing to give up some Basic DVR features, and just use 3 DVR's, Direct would REALLY have to be cheaper to recoup the $400 upfront Cost's.

    I use my 3 ViP's in Single mode, I would need 2 HRXX machines to replace a single ViP. HRXX DVR's don't have DLB, Autotune, PiP, these are features USED in our house Daily, and are must haves, other features are important, and nice to have, but these are manditory.

    So to be able to create a DLB and PiP, I would need 2 HRXX machines. Because we have lots of Autotunes, and travel as well, I would have to have 2 machines, one for Autotunes, and one for recording shows, that way when the Autotune DVR gets gets all filled up as it now has to record everything, it wont be the end of the world, as I will have a 2nd one for Recording the shows I want recorded, Per TV. No I don't think its exceptable to go in and delete timers while I am gone, so I don't have to worry about shows I would normally Autotune, and would have to record, from Recording. So to be able to live with other hardware shortcoming's on the HRxx DVR's, and get the minimum requirements, its a 2 HR's for each ViP.
    As for getting a break for having all 3 ViP's networked, brings up, How Great SlingGuide is, and how that is almost becoming a Manditory feature as well.

    Please feel free to build a Direct Package that includes all the HD channels, and make sure I get the HD versions of the movie channels, Universal, and HD Net movies. Includes 3(should be 6) HD DVR's, and make it cheaper in the long run than My Dish Package, I may take a LONG look at it.
  4. TSR

    TSR Legend

    Feb 7, 2009

    DVR Service Fee is $5.98, Lease Fees are either $5 (SD) or $7 (HD). AO is Additional Outlet.

    First receiver on any Residential Account is free, any add'l is either $5 of $7.

    As well, it could have been accidentally coded when the receiver was activated.
  5. GrumpyBear

    GrumpyBear Hall Of Fame

    Feb 1, 2006
    Have you tried the address to get a better resolution to your problem?
  6. Zero327

    Zero327 Godfather

    Oct 10, 2006
    *plants flag* I claim your receivers in the name of Spain!:hurah:
  7. garypen

    garypen Hall Of Fame/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Feb 1, 2004
    I would assume their outputs are all hot, as well, enabling the same type of mirrored setup.
  8. garypen

    garypen Hall Of Fame/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Feb 1, 2004
    If the HR21 doesn't have PiP, then obviously D* is not suitable for your needs, regardless of price. End of story. But, other than PiP, the HR21 has all of the same basic features as the 622/722 in single mode.(I didn't know it didn't have PiP.) You use and enjoy certain features exclusive to E*. So, the issue becomes more than price.

    Also, because you get Cinemax, E* will probably always be cheaper, due to the one-cent auto-pay deal.

    But, I still stand by my original statement that for many, D* can be cheaper. So, the blanket "E* is always the cheapest" statement simply doesn't wash. E* appears to be cheaper for you, which is great for you. But, it simply isn't always the case.

    Choice Extra HD DVR pack $76
    HD Extra $5
    HBO $15
    2nd HD DVR $5
    Total $101
    (Upfront $199 for 2nd HD DVR - but, can be waived or lowered to match Dish promo, if asked)

    Classic Silver w/DVR Adv $58
    Classic Gold 250 $10
    Classic Gold HD $10
    Platinum HD $10
    HBO $16
    2nd HD DVR $12
    Total $116
    (Upfront $100 for 2nd HD DVR)

    I'm just sayin'.
  9. chainblu

    chainblu Legend

    May 14, 2006
    If the HR21 doesn't have PiP and DLB (a must have), I'd say it's more in line with the 612.
    This isn't a knock on Direct, I wish Dish would copy their 'per account' DVR fee.
  10. GrumpyBear

    GrumpyBear Hall Of Fame

    Feb 1, 2006
    Real Price of Direct with 3 DvR's with same overall package is

    Dish DvR Advantage with Networked/Phone connected DVR's same overall package Real Price is
    So for less money, you get the same overall channels with a DVR that has features that the HR2X can't touch. DLB, PiP, Autotune, All Sub's, external Archive Drive, for just beginners.
    Price is close, at $16 more a month for Direct.
  11. GrumpyBear

    GrumpyBear Hall Of Fame

    Feb 1, 2006
    It would be BETTER if Dish would allow you to do the DvR advantage, for all your DVR Recievers, and not make you do a Network Connection or a phone line, to get the waiver. For most of us HERE, a network connection isn't that big of a deal, for others, setting up a network connection or get a phone line over to reciever could be a hassle.
  12. nightfly85

    nightfly85 Mentor

    Oct 6, 2005
    My bill now states a $7 lease fee...we are going the wrong way (was an AO fee last month).

    Thanks for the feedback on DTV. I currently just moved to Turbo Bronze + platinum & locals for ~$57 or so. I need one HD DVR and one HD receiver.

    If DTV can come with $10, I am there.
  13. nightfly85

    nightfly85 Mentor

    Oct 6, 2005
    Well, after several phone calls, it "looks like" dish has it right again. My current bill now has the $7 HD Solo fee. It was reverted from the Lease fee about mid-month in April.

    Keep your eyes open dish customers/users. I am going to sell off my 722 now and go back to leasing - no advantage of owning them if you have a second receiver and if Dish can "take" them from you at a whim.
  14. HemBeck

    HemBeck New Member

    May 30, 2009
    TSR3Mentor is talking about purchasing a new receiver from DISH or a retailer, not eBay auctions.
  15. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    E.Mdtrn Sea
    According his post:
    he didn't mention what you try to impose here.
    Your correction of someone else post is obviously invalid.
  16. bhamilton1

    bhamilton1 New Member

    May 31, 2009
    I would be pissed also. Sounds like BS to me.

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