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Hi folks, I'm a DirecTV customer but my wife and I are getting her parents an HDTV for christmas. They are DISH customers and have been for several years. I have no info about their plan other than a few basics. There's only one TV in the house (SD) so this will be there first foray into HD. I'm sure their monthly plan is cheap, no premiums, no DVR, just the basics plus the ESPNs.

My question is this. How much will DISH charge to add on HD service ($10/month)? I assume they'll need a new dish and HD receiver, will they install these for free? Will there be a new contract to sign? Anything else to consider? They will not want to spend more than $10 extra per month, so I don't think a change in channel package is feasible.

Thanks for your help!
 

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If your parents have internet, they can agree to paperless billing and autopay, if they do both and keep it intact, Dish waives the HD package fee. There are other factors, it would be better if you can put your parents in touch with a DIRT member (Dish Internet Response Team) with a PM on this site.
 

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No extra charge for HD with Dish if you agree to autopay and paperless billing. If they can't do those things unfortunately it's probable they will have to pay $10 every month. OR they can pay a one time fee, I believe it's $99 and then not pay the $10 per month.
They will be required to sign a new two year contract, and Dish will install everything needed, a new receiver and Dish if needed. If and what they charge for installation is somewhat dependant on the customer, how well they pay on time and what they spend. Dish may say it's $95 but it can be negotiated down somewhat usually.

Since they are signing a two year contract, if they won't do paperless billing and autopay, with out a doubt pay the $99 fee, in less than 11 months they will be ahead.
 
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The HD programming is normally $10 per month but the minimum HD programming is our America's Top 120. If they don't have an HD receiver, they need to upgrade to an HD receiver, which may also involve a new dish to receive the HD programming.

We have our HD Free For Life promotio, which does eliminate the $10 HD programming monthly charge, when the terms are accepted. Please let me know if you have further questions. Thanks.

T-Mac said:
Hi folks, I'm a DirecTV customer but my wife and I are getting her parents an HDTV for christmas. They are DISH customers and have been for several years. I have no info about their plan other than a few basics. There's only one TV in the house (SD) so this will be there first foray into HD. I'm sure their monthly plan is cheap, no premiums, no DVR, just the basics plus the ESPNs.

My question is this. How much will DISH charge to add on HD service ($10/month)? I assume they'll need a new dish and HD receiver, will they install these for free? Will there be a new contract to sign? Anything else to consider? They will not want to spend more than $10 extra per month, so I don't think a change in channel package is feasible.

Thanks for your help!
 
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