I am now a Dish Network customer

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  1. lparsons21

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    You know that with Dish Movie pack (formerly BB@Home) you get access to Starz full VOD, right??

    The 2-year lock in deal to me is the real butt kicker!! To know your prices for the entire 2 years will remain flat has value in and of itself. Are the Premiums included in that?
     
  2. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Upfront Fees:
    Activation and upfront receiver upgrade fee may apply based on credit qualification.

    ETF:
    Early termination fee of $20 for each month remaining applies if you cancel early.

    $49.99 Price-lock includes:
    America’s Top 120+ and DVR fee for 1 TV. Available upgrades: $7/mo. for each additional TV (receivers with additional functionality may be $10-$12); $64.99/mo for America’s Top 200; $74.99/mo for America’s Top 250. Price lock does not include: Taxes or state-specific surcharges, add-on programming (including premium channels), protection plan or transactional fees. Applicable monthly fees, upfront fees or transactional fees for business customers. After 24 months, then-current prices and fees for all services apply.

    Premium Channels:
    After 3 months you will be billed $45/mo for HBO, Cinemax, Showtime and DISH Movie Pack unless you call to cancel.

    Protection Plan:
    After 6 months you will be billed $8/mo for the protection plan unless you call to cancel. Price subject to change.

    Miscellaneous:
    All packages, programming, features, and functionality and all prices and fees not included in price lock are subject to change without notice.

    Netflix:
    Offer expires on October 30, 2015. Valid for twelve (12) months of Netflix Service on the $8.99 (per month) “Two Screens at a Time Streaming Plan” (for total value of $107.88). Hopper w/Sling or other Netflix compatible device and Internet required. Not available with dishNET satellite Internet. Existing Netflix customers will return to normal billing after $107.88 credit is exhausted. Offer is not redeemable or refundable for cash, subject to applicable law, and cannot be exchanged for Netflix Gift Subscriptions. You may apply the value of the offer to a different plan, or other services offered by Netflix. Exchanges in this manner may alter the duration of the offer. Netflix service price plans subject to change. Limit one promotion toward each monthly membership fee for your Netflix account. For details, please visit www.netflix.com/termsofuse

    Offer ends 10/30/15.


    © 2015 DISH Network L.L.C. All rights reserved. HBO®, Cinemax® and related channels and service marks are the property of Home Box Office, Inc. SHOWTIME is a registered trademark of Showtime Networks Inc., a CBS Company.
     
  3. lparsons21

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    Thanks James

    So with T250 w/only 1 hopper about $1800 to cover the 2 years.

    I'm on the previous deal, and assuming a $45/month increase after 12 months+a guessed $5/month increase in that 2nd year, then the cost to me is $1788+60 or around $1850. So the lock in deal isn't as good as I thought, it just freezes the price other than the Premiums.

    Damon, when the first 3 month premium freebies run out, let them go into the pay month and THEN either cancel them online or chat. You might be very pleasantly surprised at the offers. Typically Dish Movie pack is offered for $5/month for 6 months. HBO/MAX can be gotten for a frozen lifetime price of $10/month each (unadvertised special you have to know exists), or HBO/MAX for $20/month 6 months. Showtime is showing $7/month for 6 months.

    IOW, just like every other cable/sat company out there bargains are there for the asking oft times though not guaranteed. But it is easier with Dish as you can get some just by managing your account online, or at worst a chat session.
     
  4. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    It is a better deal for low end customers ... per the math on the DISH site, the normal "first year savings" offer saves $360 on AT120+, $420 on AT200 and $540 on AT250. The two year price lock saves $648 on AT120+, $528 on AT200 and $528 on AT250.

    The price lock is a really good choice for AT120+ - saving an additional $288, and a decent savings on AT200 - saving an additional $108. It is not a savings (over two years) over the one year AT250 deal. But that is because AT250 has a really good first year savings deal right now. (Saving $528 or $540 isn't bad.)

    The savings total does not include the first three months of premiums. The everyday price for AT120+ is listed as $64.99 (discounted to $49.99 with no DVR fee). The everyday price does not include the DVR fee so one should expect their bill to go up $27 in two years (plus the usual price increases after two years). Not seeing the usual price increase the second year could add an undisclosed extra savings of $60 (based on a $5 price increase).

    Whether the "190+" channels of AT120+ is enough programming is a different question. I watch NASCAR which is on Fox Sports 1 and NBC Sports Network ... both AT200 channels. Occasionally content is on Fox Sports 2 which requires an AT250 subscription. And there are a couple of shows on HBO I enjoy.
     
  5. damondlt

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    Yep I read the fine print, and this just seemed better than what Directv wanted to offer for Just a Genie and 3 clients.

    And at least with dish I can Buy and Own the VIP 211 and do what I want with it , as opposed to leasing an H25 for the same price.
    And no RSN fees period, or MRV fees for 2 years, something Directv doesn't even offer.

    Damon
     
  6. scooper

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    So this pricelock is for a Hopper or Hopper/Sling. Adding 2 Joeys would add what $14-$20 per month ? sounds like a deal to me.
     
  7. damondlt

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    It for the Base package and the $12 DVR fee.
    Now I added an extra Hopper and 2 Joeys
    Joeys are $7 each, the extra Hopper is $12.
    If you went with the Super Joey instead of a second Hopper it's $10




    Damon
     
  8. Zulu

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    My 1st DISH Hopper system:

    1 HOPPER & 2 JOEYS (3 tuners):
    $74.99 America's Top 200
    $19.00 HBO
    $12.00 DVR Service (Hopper)
    $7.00 Joey #1
    $7.00 Joey #2
    $119.99 total

    My current Hopper setup:

    3 HOPPERS (9 tuners !):
    $74.99 America's Top 200
    $19.00 HBO
    $12.00 DVR Service (Hopper)
    $12.00 Hopper #2
    $12.00 Hopper #3
    $129.99 total

    Granted, it looks like just a $10 diff, but, to be fair, I had to buy that 3rd Hopper ($180 on eBay). Also, I had to install two DPP44 switches (about $70 each on eBay).

    However, that's 3 Hoppers on one, shared network . . . 9 tuners . . . 6TB of DVR storage (not including external hard drives).
     
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  9. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    Yeah that's more then I need.
    I think we'll be good with the 2 Hoppers .
    Tomorrow is the big day.
    His biggest issue will be he is going to have to run new wires.

    I'm keeping the cable as is, I'm just connecting the coax to the back of the tvs, and giving back the Tivo units, and dropping down to broadcast basic for $25 per month.





    Damon
     
  10. bidger

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    I find it easier just to call TWC once a year and let them know it's getting too expensive. Nothing lazy about that. Plus it spares me the possible nightmare a new install can bring.
     
  11. lparsons21

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    LOL! What 'nightmare'?

    I've swapped so many times I've lost count over the years and nary a 'nightmare' in the bunch. Installing cable/sat ain't rocket science you know.

    The worst switches I ever made were the dog-slow HR21 with D* and the god-awful DVRs from Mediacom. These days if you have cable and don't want bad equipment, you get a Tivo, Dish has the Hopper/joey/superjoey and DirecTV has the Genie/minis/hrxx's. All good equipment, none daunting at all to figure out.

    well unless your dvd player is still blinkng 12:00!! :)
     
  12. damondlt

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    Okay so far it's nice, I don't think they are as responsive as the Tivo.
    And the Joeys are a little faster than the Genie minis, but certainly not Tivo minis.
    They are a little laggy.
    Also the Hopper with Sling for some reason has no Icons in the guide, But the Standard Hopper does.

    What's going on with that?
    Will they load later?
    And why no Netflix app on the regular hopper?
    That was not disclosed by anyone.

    Now I'm thinking the SuperJoey might have been the better option.

    Damon
     
  13. lparsons21

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    Damon, it takes about 24 hours for all things to get downloaded and installed. The installer should have told you that.

    And yeah, the Dish gear isn't as fast as it once was and is a little laggy compared to the Tivo Roamios.

    I'm not sure about the Netflix app and where it should be. I suspect it will show up but don't know that for sure. I never use it as I still have my Roamio used in streaming only mode. Much more pleasant for the streaming than most anything else imo.
     
  14. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    Okay thanks.
    The Icons on the Regular hopper are all there and Fine.
    But the Hopper with sling is the one not loading the channel Icons. And that also reflects on the Joey that's connected to it.



    Damon
     
  15. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    I'm testing out the VOD, and that works just as good as Cable.
    Actually it's better then my cable.
    And there is no wating for downloads, which was a huge issue with my Directv equipment.

    The Directv fan boys can say what the want, But their VOD function sucks!

    I have the Top 200, and covers everything I want.
    And the block buster pack is nice.
    It's good not seeing the same old channels all the time.

    Damon
     
  16. lparsons21

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    Yeah, the VOD on Dish is much better than D*'s though it is a constantly moving target. The Dish Movie Pack (BB@Home) adds so much VOD and as long as your internet service is banging along the VOD is great!
     
  17. damondlt

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    Now if I can just get these channel Icons to show up on the Hopper with sling.

    Damon
     
  18. sigma1914

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    Glad that you're happy.
     
  19. James Long

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    All you can do is wait. Be patient. It doesn't matter if your other Hopper has them or not ... the file will come eventually.
     
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  20. damondlt

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    Okay just making sure nothing was wrong.

    Only other thing I noticed is the search functions don't work yet, I'm assuming those will be in a day or too as well?

    The Netflix works fine, and OnDemand is fine.

    But right now the Hopper without Sling seems more responsive to commands.

    Damon
     

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