Re: DIshnetwork HDTV question
- From: "bobukcat" <bobukcat@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2006 21:29:12 -0500
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I'm a Dish customer with 2, dual tuner receivers. I have two HDTV'splan?
and I've been looking at Dish HD Programming. However, I just don't
see that what they are offering is worth the price they are charging
In addition to the $20 per month for the HD package, to get TNT HD, I
have to upgrade my Top 60 subscription to the Top 120, at an
additional cost of $10 per month. Also, to get the one HBO HD
channel, I have to pay another $13 per month to subscribe to HBO
programming. Then, I have to pay about $13 per month, to subscribe to
ShowTime, so that I can get that one ShowTime HD channel.
That's about a $56 per month increase, in my $45 Dish bill to get 4 or
5 HD movie channels, that replay the same movies over and over during
the month. I don't see much of anything in that Voom package.
(Kungfu HD, Monsters HD, Rave HD?????? What in the world is all of
that? Gallery HD, Equator HD, Rush HD.)
It just appears to me that the satellite companies are not even close
to being ready to provide a good HD programming package. They are
just throwing together a bunch of junk and selling it to their loyal
customers as 25 HD channels for only $20 per month.
In addition, I have to pay $300 to upgrade my 522 DVR dual tuner with
the Vip 622.
This is just getting out of hand.
I think I'm just gonna be 10-7 and on the side (an old CB'er term)
until a decent HD package can be provided by the sat. companies. I
get all the network HD programming OTA, free, anyway.
I'm not criticizing anyone that wants buy this stuff. It just looks
like a ripoff to me.
To be fair to Dish, I realize that they have millions of leased MPEG2
receivers, out there, that have to be replaced with MPEG4 units. I
would guess that most of their 12 million customers have at least 2
receivers in their homes. I just don't see how Dish can replace them
without suffering enormous financial loss.
Perhaps they will discontinue their lease policy and force customers
to buy the equipment. But $400 - $500 per receiver won't go over well
with customers who have been paying only $5 per month for their
On Sat, 11 Feb 2006 11:21:59 -0500, "bobukcat"
"Drew" <1@xxxxx> wrote in message news:dskjk6$1kam$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
They said I wasn't elgiable for the lease. So, I would have to go to alocal
retailer and buy a Vip211
If we don't upgrade receiver/plan will they leave us at our current
rightThose 6 extra channles don't really interest me. The voom channels
offer alot of out of date programming reruns.They've said that current HD pak customers will continue to receive the
least achannels with the same package, I would suspect that eventually they will
move everyone off of the MPEG2 HD receivers, but probably not for at
theyear or more. The only channels I really want are ESPN2 HD, UNIHD, and
packageupcoming FOOD and HGTV HD channels (okay, it's really the wife that wants
the FOOD HD) but I'll have to get the new receiver and $20 "metal"
with the Voom channels included.
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