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Soon to Be New Subscriber Questions

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by munchcolo, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. munchcolo

    munchcolo Cool Member

    Dec 19, 2005
    I'm now with another provider for TV, internet and phone. I'm probably going to switch to Dish for TV, and go with Time Warner for internet and phone. I've decided that I want one Hopper and two Joey's. From what I've read, I can get them free beginning 3/15/2012, since I'm a new Dish subscriber. I have a few questions:

    1. Is it better to order directly from Dish, from one of the numerous online Dish retailers, or from a local Dish retailer?
    2. Is there an online listing of Blockbuster @ Home titles, so I can look at it before I order?
    3. Is there an online listing of free on demand titles?
    4. The Sling adapter looks interesting. I travel some, so that would allow me to hook up my laptop to the TV in my hotel room. Would I only be able to watch content recorded on the Hopper? Would it give me access to BB @ Home content?

    Thanks for your help.
  2. garys

    garys Hall Of Fame

    Nov 4, 2005
    Not sure of the price, don't believe it is free with the lower base packages.
    1. Always better to go directly thru Dish unless you can find reliable local dealer (sometimes you can get better deals, mostly you do not get what you think you signed for).
    2. www.blockbusterathome.com/ You can view, but you need Dish sign with dish account in to order anything.
    3. Your subscription determines what is free for you. Can't get listings until you are a customer.
    4. You would need dsl connectivity in your hotel room. Connection would depend on the tv in the hotel, otherwise laptop would connect to blockbuster home, sling would give you access to your dvr recordings on your hard drive as well as watching live channels.
  3. mdavej

    mdavej Hall Of Fame

    Jan 30, 2007
    Don't get too excited about BB@Home. It's basically just on-demand versions of a few premium channels which pales in comparison to something like Netflix. The best part of the BB deal is discs by mail, and even that isn't as good as Netflix. I think DishOnline gives you the BB streaming content instead of sling, but I've honestly never tried it having never found anything worth watching. The kinds of hotels I go to have internet so slow, anything larger than an iPhone looks terrible when you stream. You'd need some serious internet speed both upload from home and in the hotel to get a decent picture on a big screen. All that being said, I love Dish, just not the BB plan.
  4. coolman302003

    coolman302003 2014 NBA CHAMPIONS!

    Jun 2, 2008
    It will be free with AT200 or higher package and 2 year agreement.

    A reputable retailer I would recommend would be DISHSTORE.NET and you would probably be eligible for a $125 Visa Gift Card http://www.satelliteguys.us/metro25/dishstoresite/dishstore-deal.html
  5. munchcolo

    munchcolo Cool Member

    Dec 19, 2005
    Thanks for the responses. I'll check out dishstore.net. Also, I won't get my hopes up for BB@home streaming.
  6. Slamminc11

    Slamminc11 Hall Of Fame

    Jan 27, 2005
    Not sure I would be using dishstore right now. With Claude's posts on the satguys sit he seems to be pretty anti-dish right now and with his views on things I would probably look somewhere else.

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