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Free Platinum HD?

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by l8er, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    This is reminiscent of DIRECTV's long standing campaign of claiming to offer the best in HD [should be a period here] with packages starting at $29.99 a month.
     
  2. DoyleS

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    Hmmm.... had Platinum HD now for a couple weeks and still haven't found a single show to watch.
     
  3. tsmacro

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    Actually I get the impression that Dish really liked the idea of their Turbo HD paks, but it got derailed somewhat when they were negotiating carriage agreements with certain channels that didn't want their HD channels in available in HD only packages, they wanted people to have to subscribe to both the SD & HD versions of their channels to get them. Since Dish could no longer add every new HD channel to their turbo packages because of this it seems they're kind of pushing them into shadows for now and maybe into oblivion before too long.
     
  4. phrelin

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    Did you pick up the HDNet Movie Channel's sneak preview of the latest Robin Williams movie? Frankly, the HDNet Movie Channel is the only thing that kept me paying the $10. I do pick up extra episodes of some old shows that were quick cancels on the networks on UniversalHD. But there's not much there except on occasion.
     
  5. phrelin

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    From another thread:
    And I'll repeat it here. Has anyone see THE MEMO on the free Platinum issue. Or did Dish Network handle this policy change using the old "Telephone Game" where Harry whispers to Pete who whisper to Mildred who whispers to....?
     
  6. GrumpyBear

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    HDNET, HDTheater, HDNMV, channels are the only reason we have kept paying the $10. Been Very, Very, disappointed in the MGM channel, Paladia every so often. The rest of the channels, are as big a waste, as most of the Voom Channels were.
     
  7. dennispap

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    HDNET, PALADIA, HDTHEATRE Arent in the platinum package. If you were paying the platinum 10.00 for those channels, you really were wasting the 10.00.
    Here are/were the platinum channels
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  8. GrumpyBear

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    No it was for HDNet Movies(and I at one time I know HDNET(had to have that channel for K1 fight nites), was part of Platinum).
    I should have said out of that block of channels that don't map down 394-361, Most of those channels are a waste like the old Voom Channels except for HDNET, HDTHeater, HDNET Movies.
     
  9. jfp

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    I just got off the chat and didn't think they were going to do it, but after repeated grumblig about how they could possibly offer more programming to a new customer over an established one they said they would talk with a supervisor. I have gold hd but did not have the plat pkg.
     
  10. Mudgut

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    Originally Posted by Mudgut
    Just ordered TurboHD Silver,DVR, and free Platinum this week. Install set for Sat. Rep had to get supervisor help to find it.

    I stand corrected. Although I did get the TurboHD Silver I am not getting the platinum as promised. I called after install and supervisor said it was impossible to add. Between that and outages during rain I am not real happy!
     
  11. phrelin

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    Sorry to hear that. And I'll repeat my earlier post:

    Is there really no written policy on PlatinumHD?
     
  12. harsh

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    I certainly hope that nobody here is to be blamed for fooling you into thinking that Platinum HD channels were available to TurboHD customers.
     
  13. Mudgut

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    Nope, not blaming anybody but the sales rep who assured me that I would get PlatinumHD with My TurboHD.
     
  14. Paul Secic

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    The Platinum HD pack is overated I think.
     
  15. askuhn

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    GMJH

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    I haven't read all the posts here but I read elsewhere about the 'Platinum HD offer ' to new customers and rang DN three days ago to ask for Platinum HD to be added to my Gold HD and they did it straight away at no extra charge.(I have only been a customer since June, I don't know if that affects anything) In fact they said that all existing Gold HD customers would soon have Platinum HD added automatically for free (which appears to be incorrect, unless it's something they're still working on)

    I agree with whoever said MGM is a waste of time but HDNet Movies on Platinum is as good as The Movie Channel or Showtime for movies and Universal HD can be good too
     
  17. Sep 2, 2009 #197 of 278
    olds403

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    I would say that MGM is better than universal. Universal edits for content, so far as I can tell MGM does not. Universal also has more commercials than MGM during the movies. MGM has a lot of old movies in HD, very cool. Universal has a lot of tv series, the only one I watch is six feet under and it sucks cause it is edited.
     
  18. Sep 3, 2009 #198 of 278
    phatal

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    Just wanted to say THANKS for this thread. It just saved me $10/month!!
     
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    biz

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    I just got off the phone, was having them check my programming options (currently have HD Absolute). They had to go find the HD only Turbos since it wasn't on the web.

    Still have no reason to pay more for a couple more channels. Wish I had an alternative to CNN, but I'll hang with what I have until there is some big reason to change packages.
     
  20. wtrjock

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    Took 2 minutes on chat. Channels added at no cost. I chatted with a level 2 tech support person, Miguel. Very painless process. I also saved a transcript, JIC.
     

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