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DVR and Hopper Fees going up!!

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by jimd909, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. acostapimps

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    And to think I was about to switch to Dish to get 2 Hoppers, as I was appeased by the technology and ipad transfer, but it didn't have some of my favorite channels in the package I was going to get AT200, I was thinking of the higher 250 package but it seemed expensive for my taste after the monthly fees after the 12 months of course. But with more fees I glad I didn't, Im not criticizing Dish as I never had it before, as I do like the Hopper features with Sling Technolgy and Dish Anywhere and Ipad transfer(at least from what I hear) Hey Directv is not perfect by no means either with some older slow DVR's and software bugs and EHD content to only one DVR, But both are getting too expensive as is everything else, And if increases continue I may cancel as stay with Internet only, until I get new/returning customer discounts then I might return again, But for now I'll stay.
     
  2. Jhon69

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    That is an under statement for sure because I could never see a 4 room installation being accomplished with a 3 tuner HDDVR. :nono2:

    That said the Hopper/ Hopper with Sling is the most powerful HDDVR,with the most features that can give the subscriber access to the most tuners on the market yet,when you consider adding the USB OTA tuner module and using Primetime Anytime. :)
     
  3. sregener

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    Well, I'm not considering promotional pricing. That doesn't last forever, you know. So sure, it's $15/month for 24 months, and then it goes up to $25. Unless you want to play provider roulette with customer retention.

    How odd that the AM-21 doesn't add tuners. When I had an HR22 with an AM-21, I could record 4 programs at once, provided 2 were OTA. I had assumed the same was true with the Genie, but perhaps it's a hardware limitation that keeps it at 5 regardless.
     
  4. lparsons21

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    I think you are not remembering correctly.

    Until the HR34/HR44's came out, the most you could record on any HRxx series DVR was 2 things at once. Even the HR20 that had 2 SAT + 2 OTA built-in could only do 2 streams at once.
     
  5. sregener

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    Could be. I didn't have the AM-21 for very long before I switched to Dish. Much as I hated that DVR, I really did think it could do 4.
     
  6. tcatdbs

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    1 Hopper/DVR $10 goes to $14, so $4 increase for 1H, 2J. And since my 1st year ends next month my bill goes from $88 to $119 + $4 increase = $123.00, a $40% increase. Yeah a lot of that was new customer discounts, but sure seems high. They should offer the all HD packages again (at a lower price).
     
  7. lparsons21

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    Nope. The bill goes up $4, otherwise stays the same before the new customer discounts. And you agreed to the terms to get those discounts.

    Or you could say you got a nearly 40% discount as a new customer for a year. :)
     
  8. jimd909

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  9. 3HaloODST

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    Our voices have been heard!!!
     
  10. lparsons21

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    Yes, they have been.

    For existing customers that don't change any hardware, the price remains the same in equipment fees.

    In celebration I'll keep AEP, BB@Home and not change any hardware setup! :)
     
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  11. Paul Secic

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  12. Paul Secic

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    Do we know which receivers are effected?
     
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  14. Paul Secic

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    Really?
     
  15. acostapimps

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    So if I were to sign up before May 23 the DVR fee would stay the same for new customers? Or will it go up regardless of the deadline?
     
  16. lparsons21

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    I think you would need to be installed prior to 5/22/2013. If you did that, you would get the current DVR and 2nd Hopper lease fees. At least until they decide what timeframe the grandfathering will be good for.
     
  17. tommiet

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    With the last price increase, I changed my service and removed most of my premium services. Dropped my bill by $40.00 a month. If Dish keeps raising the cost, I'll make adjustments.

    In the end, DISH has lost $500.00 a year in programming from me.

    Hope they enjoy that price increase......
     
  18. koralis

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    So if I want the grandfathere'd pricing I need to trade in my 622 for the Hopper before 5/22?
     
  19. lparsons21

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    Yes. If you wait, you pay!
     

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