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Thinking of ditching DirecTV

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by dcandmc, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. Mar 13, 2013 #21 of 100
    dcandmc

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    Is that for all active receivers, or just the ones in addition to the "primary" receiver (as DirecTV calls it)?

    In other words, my monthly equipment charge with DirecTV right now is $18 (3 "additional" receivers at $6 per). Would 4 active receivers with Dish be $21, or $28?
     
  2. Mar 13, 2013 #22 of 100
    damondlt

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    Thats after the first, Just like Directv. It would be $21 for 2 hopper and 2 joeys.
     
  3. Mar 13, 2013 #23 of 100
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    Dish had ESPN HD....what are you talking about?
     
  4. Mar 13, 2013 #24 of 100
    dcandmc

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    Thank you; all good points. I watch the Red Sox frequently, so I would need NESN (New England Sports Network) in full-time HD. My DMA is Portland, Maine so I'm assuming that NESN would be available to me. I'm also assuming that local Portland channels are available in HD.
     
  5. Mar 13, 2013 #25 of 100
    lparsons21

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    Dish is just like Direct in that respect. The lease fee is for receivers/clients after the 1st one.

    So if you got 2 Hoppers + 2 Joeys, your monthly bill would be:

    $21 for lease/mirroring fee
    $10 for DVR+MRV

    And then add in your programming charge.
     
  6. Mar 13, 2013 #26 of 100
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    ESPNU, ESPNNEWS, ABC Family, DISNEY, DISNEY XD.
     
  7. Mar 13, 2013 #27 of 100
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    Don't forget about HD $10 fee, if he doesn't do Autopay, or the $99 up front Free HD fee.:lol:
    And the $99 on the 2nd Hopper up front fee.
     
  8. Mar 13, 2013 #28 of 100
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    ESPNU, ESPNNEWS....not the same as ESPN.
     
  9. Mar 13, 2013 #29 of 100
    dcandmc

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    Thanks. That would be a wash for me then, because I currently pay $3 less in receiver fees, but $3 more for DVR+ Whole Home.
     
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    I suppose there are those that wouldn't want to do autopay and instead pay $120/year, but I don't actually know one stupid enough.

    Non-issue.

    Of course he can do auto-pay or whatever he wants and not get HD free with D*. :)
     
  12. Mar 13, 2013 #32 of 100
    dcandmc

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    No, but sometimes when a game is on the regular ESPN channel, I'll want to watch Sports Center and it will have moved to ESPN News
     
  13. Mar 13, 2013 #33 of 100
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    I think you may want to really research what your doing when switching providers .

    Cause you never save money switching when under a contract. Sorry but Impossible.

    I don't care what free equipment you get, With ETFs and the minimal price differences,
    I can't ever see this saving money inside of 5 years
     
  14. Mar 13, 2013 #34 of 100
    lparsons21

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    I've done extensive comparisons, and after all the new customer stuff runs out, the cost differential isn't much between the two services.

    The one kicker that is twitchy with D* is the HD fee. Some are getting it past the 24 months, some aren't with no real rhyme or reason behind it.

    With the fee structure both services have these days, the only way to save anything significant for sure is to switch every couple of years.
     
  15. Mar 13, 2013 #35 of 100
    dcandmc

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    Hmmm... what is this "$99 up front Free HD fee"? Are new customers subject to this, as well as a $99 up front fee for a second Hopper?
     
  16. Mar 13, 2013 #36 of 100
    damondlt

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    Thats harsh, Stupid, Stupid are the ones that do it, and complain when their card is charged more then was supposed to be.
     
  17. Mar 13, 2013 #37 of 100
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    Thats if you want the Free HD but don't want to do autopay.
     
  18. Mar 13, 2013 #38 of 100
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    Or now during conference tourney time. All have a game on. College Hockey is on ESPNU. Alot of college football.
     
  19. Mar 13, 2013 #39 of 100
    dcandmc

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    I'll raise my hand here, and now you know one who's stupid enough. Although, I don't think it's stupid. I prefer to think of it as insurance for not being screwed over.


    I had the 24 month free HD with DirecTV (for existing customers), and then the credit expired. I called in, and they reinstated it for 6 months. It expired again, I called in again, and they reinstated it for 3 months. This is part of the games that I mentioned earlier, and that I'm getting tired of.
     
  20. Mar 13, 2013 #40 of 100
    dcandmc

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    This thread is the beginning of the research that you recommend. Obviously, the less of an ETF you pay, the better off you will be when switching. If I choose to leave DirecTV, the timing will be a big part of the decision. Maybe I'll determine that switching doesn't make sense until I'm no longer subject to an ETF.
     

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