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Is Dish HD really worth the price?

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by cablewithaview, Dec 27, 2009.

Is Dish HD worth the price?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. Undecided

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  1. cablewithaview

    cablewithaview Cool Member

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    I've been thinking going to Dish HD after a hiatus for a few years now. What is your over all view of the pricing and programming?
     
  2. JeffChap

    JeffChap AllStar

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    99% of the content I watch is HD. Definitely worth it to me.
     
  3. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

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    HD is deffinately worth the price no matter who your provider is. Check to see who offers the programming you like in HD. It does vary greatly between companies.
     
  4. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

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    HD is great.

    Dish has very competitive pricing, particularly for bad economic times.

    Depending upon your preferences Dish has
    • ALL the programming you could need and want
    • OR the programming you need but not everything you want
    • OR none of the programming you need.
    Every provider can be described similarly. Fortunately there are options for every taste.

    You didn't mention it, but Dish does have some great equipment - equipment I complain about here - but great equipment nonetheless.

    Oh, and did I mention, HD is great! But no broadcast or cable TV offers quality higher than 1080i/720p, so if you're used to BluRay on a 108" plasma forget watching TV.;)
     
  5. CoolGui

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    I know a lot has been said about Dish picture quality vs DirecTV but I was at my Sister/Brother in law's house over the holidays and their picture quality with DirecTV left a lot to be desired, with an HR21. And their TV is almost identical to mine, same Panasonic Viera class, theirs could be a bit smaller, but not by a lot. I would have had to mess with their config and look behind the media cabinet to be sure everything was setup and wired correctly, so it might just be that, but things looked much grainer than they do on my VIP722. So this is not fanboy evidence for Dish, I just found it interesting after how I have heard so much about the Dish PQ vs DirecTV
     
  6. 356B

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    I've been with Dish for years, best equipment, best programming, best HD, and best pricing.....service on the other hand is nominal, much like Direct or any other cable/whatever supplier.......and to be clear I have no financial affiliation with Dish.....except I pay them.....
     
  7. cclement

    cclement Legend/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

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    I gladly pay for the HD programming. I went to my in-laws last week, they have a Dish SD receiver (301, I think) hooked up to their 37 HD LCD and I thought it looked terrible, but they don't mind it. There's no way I could sit and watch TV like that.
     
  8. Paul Secic

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    Dish is best for HD bar non.
     
  9. Paul Secic

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    What a waste! No offense to your inlaws. I try to avoid SD channels, but TCM has many great movies.
     
  10. cablewithaview

    cablewithaview Cool Member

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    Is Dish offering HD only programming?
     
  11. coldsteel

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    Yes the Turbo packages are still available, just not advertised.
     
  12. joshjr

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    What a crock. They dont offer a ton of sports programming I want. Nice try though.
     
  13. ibglowin

    ibglowin Godfather/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

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    They offer all the HD Sports programming I want at a price I want to pay!

    Thank you Dish Network, your the best!
     
  14. CoolGui

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    I think you missed the point of what he was saying...
     
  15. joshjr

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    Actually he didnt really hit me in any of this.

    Depending upon your preferences Dish has
    ALL the programming you could need and want
    OR the programming you need but not everything you want
    OR none of the programming you need.

    They dont have all the programming I want, They dont have anywhere near all the programming I need or want, and they do have some of the programming I need so miss on all sections. My response would be that they have part of what I want but not alot of what I need.
     
  16. archer75

    archer75 Godfather

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    Do we know what channels are in these packages?

    I had the HD bronze way back when but when FXHD came out it was in silver and it required you have the corresponding SD silver package in order to get it so I switched(but later dumped all HD and went to dish family to save money). Any chance it's in the HD only package now?
     
  17. fwampler

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    I like hd better than SD content. Who wouldn't?
     
  18. coldsteel

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    Take the HD listings online for the addons. Drop FOX News, MTV, Nick and VH1 from Bronze, BET, FX, MSNBC and Speed (Maybe NBATV also) from Silver and Fox Business from Gold, and forget the Platinum HD channels too.
     
  19. archer75

    archer75 Godfather

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    Any idea what the prices are?
     
  20. coldsteel

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    $30/$40/$50 for Bronze/Silver/Gold, before locals.
     

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