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Price changes?

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by jgoggan, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. Feb 7, 2013 #101 of 141
    rocat1997

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    I'm gonna drop all my premiums. They have gotten too high priced, especially with the base price increase.
     
  2. Feb 7, 2013 #102 of 141
    fudpucker

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    Yeah, I had just made some changes to trim a little cost from my package, and now its back to about $127. Ugh. AT250 at $75, HBO is now $18 per month, $10 each for two of my DVRs plus another $7 to use them, and I had the protection plan which also went up.

    Time to make some decisions.
     
  3. Feb 7, 2013 #103 of 141
    rocat1997

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    The $18 for hbo is kicking me. I record everything and looked back at my dvr. I had not recorded in 2 months. So, I feel it must go. Most of the new releases I've seen already at blockbuster.
     
  4. Feb 8, 2013 #104 of 141
    fudpucker

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    Yeah, that $18 per month is a killer (same price on DirectTV.) Unfortunately there have been series on HBO that have been must-watch for us, and the HBOGo app is pretty amazing.

    I'd drop from 250 down to a lower package but there are also a couple of channels on there that we watch regularly. But at this price we're going to have to do something.
     
  5. Feb 8, 2013 #105 of 141
    MCHuf

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    Yes, the premium channels now depend upon their exclusive series to keep subscribers. Most of the movies they show are released on disc months before they get them and have already been seen by movie fanantics.
     
  6. Feb 8, 2013 #106 of 141
    fudpucker

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    Kinda sucks as the only thing we watch are the series and docs.

    Just got a "please come back" from DirectTV with a guaranteed discount for two full years and free whole house DVR, etc. Kinda tempting (I was happy when I was with them in the past.)
     
  7. Feb 8, 2013 #107 of 141
    fudpucker

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    Hmmm. The DirectTV full package is $91.99 per month. My AT250 + HBO is $92.99 per month. But their Premiere package at $91.99 also includes ALL premium channels - HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, Starz, and others (plus more HBO channels.) They also throw in all of the regional sports channels. And the CW local and another "minor" local that Dish does not include. Plus a two year deal of $86 per month. And free whole house DVR for up to 4 TVs.

    Tempting.
     
  8. Feb 9, 2013 #108 of 141
    patmurphey

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    Premier is $124.99 after the promotional period and the "deal" is one year per their website. Look at this forum for the "fun" everyone is having with the Genie system.
     
  9. Feb 9, 2013 #109 of 141
    fudpucker

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    Yeah, I got an offer in the mail for the promo to be 2 years (one of those "We want you back, previous customer!" deals.)

    And I will go take a look at the Genie issues.
     
  10. Feb 9, 2013 #110 of 141
    fudpucker

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    Genie does not look ready for prime-time. (pun intended.)
     
  11. Feb 9, 2013 #111 of 141
    sigma1914

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    How so?

    I've had one for a few months and it's been great.
     
  12. Feb 9, 2013 #112 of 141
    Hoosier205

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    People have been very happy with them actually.
     
  13. Feb 9, 2013 #113 of 141
    fudpucker

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    I was just reading the threads over on the DirectTV forums and all of the people having problems, including problems that they say have been occurring through every software update.

    Note I am not biased towards Dish or DirectTV - I had DirectTV from 1995 until about three years ago and was very happy with them, only switched (reluctantly) when we moved and DirectTV did not carry our locals in our new location (That is no longer true.)
     
  14. Feb 9, 2013 #114 of 141
    fudpucker

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    Is there anywhere that provides an unbiased side by side comparison of the Genie and Hopper?
     
  15. Feb 9, 2013 #115 of 141
    lparsons21

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    Not really.
     
  16. Feb 9, 2013 #116 of 141
    Hoosier205

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    An incredibly small, and very skewed, sample.
     
  17. Feb 9, 2013 #117 of 141
    lparsons21

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    No more or less so than other 'issues' samples. Well other than the ongoing 'slow' issues that are part and parcel of all HRs from D*. :)

    Both Genie/C31 and Hopper/Joey has minor issues that crop up, but overall both are good choices if the provider that uses them has the channels you want.
     
  18. Feb 9, 2013 #118 of 141
    sigma1914

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    Agreed. Not very many people go to forums to post how much they enjoy something.
     
  19. Feb 9, 2013 #119 of 141
    James Long

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    The few that do are often fairly vocal about how well the product works, despite being outnumbered by people complaining.

    Plenty of information can be found on the DirecTV forums about Genie ... this is a DISH price change thread.
     
  20. Feb 9, 2013 #120 of 141
    lparsons21

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    OK, let's come back to that! :)

    With the recent changes at Dish and the upcoming ones from Direct, the prices are very close to each other. So close that to my mind, there is no way to get great discounts other than switching now and then.

    Yeah, I know, you can call and get discounts along the way and both services are pretty good about giving them out, but they cannot be depended on as they don't apply to everyone usually and they could both quit doing it at any time.
     

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