Free Platinum HD?

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

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  1. GrumpyBear

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  2. phrelin

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    Not much chance of that. Oh, I already did a rant on that subject on the August First Programming Changes thread....:rolleyes:
     
  3. DoyleS

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    Let's face it, unless you check into one of the forums, you would most likely never even know about this. There are a lot of people that will be paying the extra $10 for Platinum HD for quite awhile.
     
  4. BarbWine

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    FYI--
    Platinum HD is not available as a free add-on to the Turbo HD package, which is what we have.
    I just called and spoke to Dish about this.
    Since we could not get this, they offered me Starz package free for 3 months.
     
  5. l8er

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    Do TurboHD subs have an "HD" charge somewhere on your bills? (It's called various things but amounts to a $10/month charge for the privilege of accessing HD channels).

    If you have the HD charge, they should be able to remove that, and when they add it back on it'll be labeled HD plus Platinum.

    If you don't have that $10 HD charge as an existing TurboHD sub, then maybe you're SOL for getting what used to be the Platinum HD add-on for free.

    Since the Platinum HD add-on is no longer offered, it would be odd that all existing subs (TurboHD or otherwise) couldn't get those channels somehow.
     
  6. coldsteel

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    Dude, there NEVER WAS a $10 HD Enabling Fee. The $10 charge was for the HD PACKAGE.

    NO Turbo HD customer had an additional $10 charge unless they had Platinum HD also.
     
  7. l8er

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    Dude, I'm not calling it an HD Enabling Fee in recent posts. It's the damn $10 HD charge, by whatever name it has or does go by.

    So, Einstein, if TurboHD customers never had the $10 HD charge, how do they now get the Platinum HD channels since the Platinum HD add-on is no longer available?
     
  8. 722921

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    They don't. We are 'encouraged' to pay at least $15 more monthly to get out of their TurboHD programming. Not a good carrot.
     
  9. biz

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    I have HD Absolute, was thinking of upgrading. Their site confuses me. While surfing I swear I saw a Platinum box with about 8-10 channels. I went to Classic Gold 250 with HD and could swear some of those Platinum WERE listed as included. When I looked at my account I didn't see an HD option (maybe after I switch to Gold it shows up?). Classic Gold w/HD was 57.99 for 24 months. Is the Platinum included?

    I'm also considering upgrading my 625 DVR for a 722 and giving my 622 to the second room where the 625 is now (so that tv can get the HD channels).

    The Dish in Up said 125 for upgrade, includes install AND the antenna (I do have a coax to garage attic for locals in HD (prior to Dish offering them recently, still nice to have as well).

    Any help is appreciated. The chat guy just sent me to a page that did not have the Platinum listed and seemed anxious to move on.
     
  10. DJ Lon

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    The Platinum channels page/mention seems to have disappeared from Dish's website.
     
  11. phrelin

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    This is still on the website here:

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    Yes, but that doesn't include locals, DVR fees or additional receiver fees.
     
  14. FarmerBob

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    As per biz's link above, if you click for more info Locals are now included and they rolled PlatinumHD into all the HD add-on packages at $10 for the package.

    Following the thread over @SatelitteGuy.US, I was able to get the PlatHD added to my GoldHD package for free. But I guess that since the underground response was so huge they saw the $$$ on the wall and restricted adding it on to existing accounts. Guess it was a "limited time allowance (offer)". But I hear if you Chat and not call, you can get it added. And depending on who you get it's is either done before you can ask or you have to beg. But it still may be done.
     
  15. l8er

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    Not true, since the Platinum HD add-on is no longer available (as of 8/1/2009). (Read the posts in this thread).
     
  16. FarmerBob

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    I have read the posts in this thread and they are not entirely accurate. Plus I was being facetious. And yes it was "limited offer" of sorts. There were many, like myself, that what the threads (elsewhere), timed it right, took the plunge, did the chat and got the prize. And I was reading yesterday that there are those that were still able to get it this "late" in the game. Although, it's not all that much of a prize after all. And as an add-on it is no longer available but has been rolled into the "flavored" packages. So really it's not that it is no longer available, it's just . . . no longer. Read my post. Completely.
     
  17. l8er

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    My posts in this thread ARE entirely accurate. :D
     
  18. coldsteel

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    :barf: Yeah, right.
     
  19. phrelin

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    I have to admit, I truly wonder what the July "August 1, 2009 Programming Changes" internal memo said about all this. Wish someone had a copy to post here.:grin:
     
  20. 722921

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    Just accurate as Dish announcements...
     
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