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lemonhead said:   
This is a deal forum - and the saying is true - YOU CAN'T PLEASE ALL OF THE PEOPLE ALL OF THE TIME hence the YMMV in a lot of posts - would you like us to start putting in the acronym - TMNBFY (This May Not Be For You)


Preserved for posterity, and so the MOD's can add it to the FAQ section.

Netflix ain't all about mailing DVD's anymore...$9 a month and you stream all you want right to your television...

lemonhead said:   So let me get this straight. why would you want a whole channel on weather that covers every major metro area in the country when all you really need is a thermometer in your back yard? or maybe weatherbug? or how about just going to MSNBC (as this is on your list too) and check the weather THERE on your dial up connection - and while you are at it, read or watch the headlines (unless you are visually impaired) - then LISTEN to them - bringing me back to why you would need a whole channel dedicated to weather)

this is a deal forum - and the saying is true - YOU CAN'T PLEASE ALL OF THE PEOPLE ALL OF THE TIME hence the YMMV in a lot of posts - would you like us to start putting in the acronym - TMNBFY (This May Not Be For You)



Lets get this straight I am on a 5mbps connection and not at the library. The OP offered info on a hidden deal to get 20+ national channels as well as your locals for $14.95. Coming into a topic and saying you are "better off" watching something else is ignorant. You are basically s*bleep*ing on both the OPs deal and his choice of entertainment. The only valid post with the words "better off" would be if you found a deal at DirecTV for $8.99 with all the channels or maybe the same price for more channels.

I get tired of seeing these posts here. The same thing happens when someone posts a gun deal or a cigar deal. There is always some idiot that comes in that says you're better off not smoking so you won't get cancer or you're better off not hunting because meat will kill you.

-nm

abacti said:   I got HD installed recently and later changed my package to "Welcome package". Right now I've Startz & Encore for 3 months free . Believe me the HD view is stunning on local channels and the HD movie channel. Appears as if I got a new TV.
Even the other channels that are not HD , appear more clear and lively, may be due to increase in signal strength . I guess it's worth to get a DISH HD antenna & HD DVR/receivers if you can.


is it possible to get a HD receiver ADDED to a welcome package account? if not what's the best SD receiver with component output?

Fees?

SickPup404 said:   Another little bonus Dish QUIETLY rolled out recently - if you have one of the ViP DVRs (622, 722, etc.), you can now use an external HD free. Used to be they charged you a one-time "port activation" fee of $39.95. Internal drive on those are pitifully small, but from personal experience, you can use up to at least 1TB-1.5TB USB HD for storage. Unfortunately, you can't record directly to it.


are any of these free of monthly DVR fees?? if not i'll use my replayTV??

Lot of thread crapping going on comparing apples (TV service) to oranges (TV over Internet service) but to summarize

$14.99 welcome pack for a few channels and a bunch of shopping channels (they are included since the shopping channels pay Dish to be on, rather than the other way around) and your local channels
HD IS NOT INCLUDED - $10 more per month I believe
DVR SERVICE IS NOT INCLUDED - $6 more for DVR service (required on DVR boxes such as 622, 722, etc)
You should be able to stack the free year of Starz (offered to current Dish subscribers) with this promotion, but YMMV depending on the CSR

I pay more for my basic cable service that I don't even use (required for my Internet service from Comcast -- I'm a Dish customer)

pitflyer said:   
I pay more for my basic cable service that I don't even use (required for my Internet service from Comcast -- I'm a Dish customer)


When I lived in a comcast service area they always tried to pull that scam. Tell them to get their lazy bums out there and filter the line if necessary. I knew several people that pulled off internet only and one woman locked in the 12mbps package for $19.95 per month for a whole year with no TV. They do have a scumbag trick in some areas now where they charge you $20 more for internet only but if you get internet and basic cable its like a dollar cheaper.

I locked in internet and phone only for $40 (both) for a year a while back. And the local channels are coming through in HD (for free).

lowpricewanted said:   pitflyer said:   
I pay more for my basic cable service that I don't even use (required for my Internet service from Comcast -- I'm a Dish customer)


When I lived in a comcast service area they always tried to pull that scam. Tell them to get their lazy bums out there and filter the line if necessary. I knew several people that pulled off internet only and one woman locked in the 12mbps package for $19.95 per month for a whole year with no TV. They do have a scumbag trick in some areas now where they charge you $20 more for internet only but if you get internet and basic cable its like a dollar cheaper.

To VickH, the $6 fee you asked about is optional. This is in case something goes wrong with your equipment or service. You will not pay to get it fixed. The service fee is $15 no matter how long they end up taking to fix the problem if you have been paying the $6 contract. The equipment would be swapped out thru UPS etc if defective.

FYI... I just got a notice in the mail yesterday from DISH that starting with the February billing, the America's Top and DISH American packages will be increasing in fees by $5 more a month now. URGGGGHHH

macdough said:   To VickH, the $6 fee you asked about is optional. This is in case something goes wrong with your equipment or service. You will not pay to get it fixed. The service fee is $15 no matter how long they end up taking to fix the problem if you have been paying the $6 contract. The equipment would be swapped out thru UPS etc if defective.

FYI... I just got a notice in the mail yesterday from DISH that starting with the February billing, the America's Top and DISH American packages will be increasing in fees by $5 more a month now. URGGGGHHH

thx.
$10.64 total for the welcome package+starz+replayTV DVR!

need to figure out how to get OTA and dish into the replayTV

Are there any extra fees for the older boxes like a phone line connection fee? I remember hearing they used to charge $5 a month for not connecting your phone line to some boxes.

my manual said they charge $5 a month for not connecting your phone line, so I did....

There is no phone fee at this time, earlier they used to access that but not any more.

vickh said:   abacti said:   I got HD installed recently and later changed my package to "Welcome package". Right now I've Startz & Encore for 3 months free . Believe me the HD view is stunning on local channels and the HD movie channel. Appears as if I got a new TV.
Even the other channels that are not HD , appear more clear and lively, may be due to increase in signal strength . I guess it's worth to get a DISH HD antenna & HD DVR/receivers if you can.


is it possible to get a HD receiver ADDED to a welcome package account? if not what's the best SD receiver with component output?

Fees?


There is no additional fee or any charge for HD receiver. Receiver & DVR charges are same whether it is a HD or standard equipment.

I have the dish america plan for 34.99 per month. Includes locals, hd, and lot more channels. $6 extra for dvr.

Imho, that is a better plan. Just my 2c. If you are only looking at reducing your bill, this is definitely a great deal.

I just talked to loyalty, got my bill down by 15$ a month with 2 things--
1) got rid of the service fee. Associate said that were something to go wrong I could re-instate it and have the tech out for the reduced amount. If you keep it 6 months then you can cancel again with out fee, otherwise there is a $35 dollar charge.
2) Starz is free for 12 months, as we know, but the rep said that they realized not everyone could use that so you could opt for a $5 price reduction for the same time. She upped it to $10 to keep me.
No contract.

Got the family pack with 1 year free Starz Movie channels for $$20.95/mo (including HD channels and DVR service). Thanks OP.

What is the family pack? Is it the America 120 package? Did you call or do it online? I'm moving soon and looking at DISH instead of local cable so any info you can pass along to me is very appreciated!

Yes, still in effect. Here is the complete line up, including all of the useless channels:

$14.99/mth


Channel Station Mapdown Orbital Transponder Category
101 DISH NETWORK FYI (DNFYI) N/A 72.7 27 DISH NETWORK
101 DISH NETWORK FYI (DNFYI) N/A 119 17 DISH NETWORK
102 DISH NETWORK PREVIEW (PREVW) N/A 72.7 21 DISH NETWORK
102 DISH NETWORK PREVIEW (PREVW) N/A 110 2 DISH NETWORK
104 IDEA (IDEA) 71 72.7 31 SHOPPING
104 IDEA (IDEA) 71 119 9 SHOPPING
107 COMEDY CENTRAL (CMDY) N/A 72.7 25 COMEDY
107 COMEDY CENTRAL (CMDY) N/A 119 13 COMEDY
110 FOOD NETWORK (FOOD) N/A 72.7 25 FOOD AND NUTRITION
110 FOOD NETWORK (FOOD) N/A 119 6 FOOD AND NUTRITION
112 HOME & GARDEN TELEVISION (HGTV) N/A 72.7 25 HOME AND GARDEN
112 HOME & GARDEN TELEVISION (HGTV) N/A 119 6 HOME AND GARDEN
117 TV GUIDE NETWORK (TVGN) N/A 72.7 23 NEWS/INFO
117 TV GUIDE NETWORK (TVGN) N/A 119 14 NEWS/INFO
120 HISTORY (HIST) N/A 72.7 25 HISTORY
120 HISTORY (HIST) N/A 119 10 HISTORY
123 MALL (MALL) 83 61.5 4 SHOPPING
123 MALL (MALL) 83 110 10 SHOPPING
127 OXYGEN (OXYGN) N/A 72.7 15 WOMEN'S PROG
127 OXYGEN (OXYGN) N/A 119 13 WOMEN'S PROG
128 WE: WOMEN'S ENTERTAINMENT (WE) N/A 72.7 15 WOMEN'S PROG
128 WE: WOMEN'S ENTERTAINMENT (WE) N/A 119 12 WOMEN'S PROG
130 AMC (AMC) N/A 72.7 9 MOVIES
130 AMC (AMC) N/A 119 8 MOVIES
134 ShopNBC (SHNBC) N/A 77 12 SHOPPING
134 ShopNBC (SHNBC) N/A 119 9 SHOPPING
137 QVC (QVC) N/A 77 29 SHOPPING
137 QVC (QVC) N/A 119 9 SHOPPING
139 TURNER BROADCAST SYSTEM (TBS) N/A 72.7 25 DRAMA
139 TURNER BROADCAST SYSTEM (TBS) N/A 119 13 DRAMA
161 MUSIC TELEVISION 2 (MTV2) N/A 72.7 23 MUSIC
161 MUSIC TELEVISION 2 (MTV2) N/A 119 2 MUSIC
166 COUNTRY MUSIC TELEVISION (CMT) N/A 72.7 21 MUSIC
166 COUNTRY MUSIC TELEVISION (CMT) N/A 119 8 MUSIC
175 BOOMERANG (BOOM) N/A 72.7 31 FAMILY
175 BOOMERANG (BOOM) N/A 110 15 FAMILY
179 THE HUB (HUB ) N/A 72.7 31 FAMILY
179 THE HUB (HUB ) N/A 110 11 FAMILY
183 LEARNING CHANNEL, THE (TLC) N/A 72.7 11 EDUCATION
183 LEARNING CHANNEL, THE (TLC) N/A 119 8 EDUCATION
185 HALLMARK CHANNEL (HLMRK) N/A 72.7 31 MOVIES
185 HALLMARK CHANNEL (HLMRK) N/A 110 11 MOVIES
203 BLOOMBERG TELEVISION (BITV) N/A 72.7 23 NEWS/INFO
203 BLOOMBERG TELEVISION (BITV) N/A 110 2 NEWS/INFO
209 MSNBC (MSNBC) N/A 72.7 3 NEWS/INFO
209 MSNBC (MSNBC) N/A 119 13 NEWS/INFO
210 C-SPAN (CSPAN) N/A 77 25 NEWS/INFO
210 C-SPAN (CSPAN) N/A 119 9 NEWS/INFO
212 NASA (NASA) N/A 77 12 EDUCATION
212 NASA (NASA) N/A 119 9 EDUCATION
214 THE WEATHER CHANNEL (TWC) N/A 72.7 23 NEWS/INFO
214 THE WEATHER CHANNEL (TWC) N/A 119 6 NEWS/INFO
219 AMERICA LIVE (ALIVE) N/A 77 12 SHOPPING
219 AMERICA LIVE (ALIVE) N/A 110 10 SHOPPING
220 MALL (MALL) N/A 61.5 4 SHOPPING
220 MALL (MALL) N/A 110 10 SHOPPING
221 LIVE SHOPPING (LSHOP) N/A 77 16 SHOPPING
221 LIVE SHOPPING (LSHOP) N/A 110 10 SHOPPING
222 HSN (HSN) 84 72.7 15 SHOPPING
222 HSN (HSN) 84 119 9 SHOPPING
223 BEST (BEST) 85 72.7 31 SHOPPING
223 BEST (BEST) 85 77 16 SHOPPING
223 BEST (BEST) 85 110 10 SHOPPING
223 BEST (BEST) 85 110 10 SHOPPING
224 SHOP (SHOP) N/A 77 16 SHOPPING
224 SHOP (SHOP) N/A 110 10 SHOPPING
225 COLLECTABLES & TREASURES (C&T) N/A 72.7 1 SHOPPING
225 COLLECTABLES & TREASURES (C&T) N/A 119 9 SHOPPING
226 HOME SHOPPING NETWORK 2 (HSN2) N/A 72.7 5 SHOPPING
226 HOME SHOPPING NETWORK 2 (HSN2) N/A 110 10 SHOPPING
227 JEWELRY TELEVISION (JTV) 86 77 12 SHOPPING
227 JEWELRY TELEVISION (JTV) 86 110 3 SHOPPING
228 ShopNBC (SHNBC) N/A 72.7 7 SHOPPING
228 ShopNBC (SHNBC) N/A 119 9 SHOPPING
229 GEMS AND JEWELRY (GEMS) N/A 77 16 SHOPPING
229 GEMS AND JEWELRY (GEMS) N/A 110 10 SHOPPING
230 ICTV (ICTV) N/A 72.7 5 SPORTS
230 ICTV (ICTV) N/A 119 9 SPORTS
240 PURSUIT (HUNT) CHANNEL (HUNT) N/A 119 15 SHOPPING
259 INSPIRATION NETWORK, THE (INSP) N/A 77 25 RELIGIOUS
259 INSPIRATION NETWORK, THE (INSP) N/A 110 8 RELIGIOUS
260 TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK (TBN) N/A 72.7 15 RELIGIOUS
260 TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK (TBN) N/A 119 9 RELIGIOUS
261 ETERNAL WORD TELEVISION NETWORK (EWTN) N/A 72.7 3 RELIGIOUS
261 ETERNAL WORD TELEVISION NETWORK (EWTN) N/A 119 9 RELIGIOUS
262 ANGEL ONE (ANGEL) N/A 77 25 RELIGIOUS
262 ANGEL ONE (ANGEL) N/A 119 21 RELIGIOUS
264 KIDS & TEENS TELEVISION (KTV) N/A 72.7 31 FAMILY
264 KIDS & TEENS TELEVISION (KTV) N/A 110 2 FAMILY
265 CCTV NEWS (CCTV NEWS) N/A 77 12 INTERNATIONAL
265 CCTV NEWS (CCTV NEWS) N/A 110 22 INTERNATIONAL
266 ANGEL TWO (ANGL2) N/A 77 29 RELIGIOUS
266 ANGEL TWO (ANGL2) N/A 110 3 RELIGIOUS
274
Hugh (ID: V70): 274 LIQUIDATION CHANNEL (LQ CH) N/A 72.7 5 SHOPPING
274 LIQUIDATION CHANNEL (LQ CH) N/A 110 3 SHOPPING
275 NEW (NEW) N/A 61.5 4 SHOPPING
275 NEW (NEW) N/A 110 10 SHOPPING
287 DISH EARTH (EARTH) N/A 77 15 GENERAL ENT
287 DISH EARTH (EARTH) N/A 110 21 GENERAL ENT
480 ALOCK (ALOCK) N/A 72.7 21 DISH NETWORK
480 ALOCK (ALOCK) N/A 119 17 DISH NETWORK
500 DISH NETWORK PPV PREVIEWS (ONPPV) N/A 72.7 25 PPV
500 DISH NETWORK PPV PREVIEWS (ONPPV) N/A 110 16 PPV
829 DISH NETWORK FYI (DNFYI) N/A 72.7 21 DISH NETWORK
829 DISH NETWORK FYI (DNFYI) N/A 119 17 DISH NETWORK
883 IDEA (IDEA) N/A 119 9 SHOPPING
884 CCTV-E (CCTVE) N/A 72.7 19 INTERNATIONAL
884 CCTV-E (CCTVE) N/A 110 22 INTERNATIONAL
5710 TEST (TEST) N/A 110 13 HD
9393 THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK (3ABN) N/A 61.5 10 RELIGIOUS
9393 THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK (3ABN) N/A 129 21 RELIGIOUS
9397 THE IMPACT NETWORK (IMPCT) N/A 72.7 0 PUBLIC INT
9397 THE IMPACT NETWORK (IMPCT) N/A 119 0 PUBLIC INT
9399 CHRISTIAN TELEVISION NETWORK (CTN) 267 77 21 PUBLIC INT
9399 CHRISTIAN TELEVISION NETWORK (CTN) 267 110 19 PUBLIC INT
9400 BABYFIRST TV (BABY1 ) N/A 72.7 5 PUBLIC INT
9400 BABYFIRST TV (BABY1 ) N/A 110 3 PUBLIC INT
9401 HITN (HITN) N/A 72.7 21 EDUCATION
9401 HITN (HITN) N/A 110 3 EDUCATION
9402 HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES TELEVISION (HHS) N/A 61.5 10 EDUCATION
9403 BYUTV (BYUTV) N/A 72.7 1 EDUCATION
9403 BYUTV (BYUTV) N/A 110 3 EDUCATION
9404 C-SPAN (CSPAN) N/A 72.7 21 NEWS/INFO
9404 C-SPAN (CSPAN) N/A 119 9 NEWS/INFO
9405 PENTAGON CHANNEL (PNTGN) N/A 61.5 10 NEWS/INFO
9405 PENTAGON CHANNEL (PNTGN) N/A 129 21 NEWS/INFO
9406 CLASSIC ARTS SHOWCASE (ARTS) N/A 61.5 10 MOVIES
9406 CLASSIC ARTS SHOWCASE (ARTS) N/A 129 21 MOVIES
9407 COLOURS TV (COLRS) N/A 77 12 INTERNATIONAL
9407 COLOURS TV (COLRS) N/A 110 3 INTERNATIONAL
9409 TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK (TBN) N/A 72.7 15 RELIGIOUS
9409 TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK (TBN) N/A 119 9 RELIGIOUS
9410 LINK TV (LINK) N/A 77 12 NEWS/INFO
9410 LINK TV (LINK) N/A 110 10 NEWS/INFO
9412 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (UCTV) N/A 77 16 EDUCATION
9412 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (UCTV) N/A 119 9 EDUCATION
9413 ALMA VISION HISPANIC NETWORK (ALMA) N/A 61.5 10 SPANISH
9413 ALMA VISION HISPANIC NETWORK (ALMA) N/A 129 21 SPANISH
9414 V-ME (V-ME) N/A 72.7 25 SPANISH
9414 V-ME (V-ME) N/A 119 6 SPANISH
9415 FREE SPEECH TV (FSTV) N/A 77 12 PUBLIC INT
9415 FREE SPEECH TV (FSTV) N/A 110 10 PUBLIC INT
9417 ETERNAL WORD TELEVISION NETWORK (EWTN) N/A 72.7 3 RELIGIOUS
9417 ETERNAL WORD TELEVISION NETWORK (EWTN) N/A 119 9 RELIGIOUS
9418 FEC/PAEC (PAEC) N/A 61.5 10 PUBLIC INT
9532 ICTV (ICTV) N/A 72.7 5 SPORTS
9532 ICTV (ICTV) N/A 119 9 SPORTS
9601 BTV BUSINESS INFO (BTV) N/A 110 10 SHOPPING
9602 BTV BUSINESS INFO (BTV) N/A 119 9 SHOPPING
9611 BTV BUSINESS INFO (BTV) N/A 110 10 SHOPPING
9612 BTV BUSINESS INFO (BTV) N/A 110 10 SHOPPING
9644 INTERACTIVE TV 2 (ITV2) 98 72.7 31 DISH NETWORK
9644 INTERACTIVE TV 2 (ITV2) 98 110 10 DISH NETWORK
9645 INTERACTIVE TV (ITV) 99 72.7 23 DISH NETWORK
9645 INTERACTIVE TV (ITV) 99 110 10 DISH NETWORK
9646 NEW (NEW) 72 61.5 4 SHOPPING
9646 NEW (NEW) 72 110 10 SHOPPING
9647 MALL (MALL) N/A 61.5 4 SHOPPING
9647 MALL (MALL) N/A 110 10 SHOPPING
9648 IDEA (IDEA) N/A 72.7 31 SHOPPING
9648 IDEA (IDEA) N/A 119 9 SHOPPING
9649 BEST (BEST) N/A 110 10 SHOPPING
9850 KBS WORLD (KBS) N/A 61.5 4 INTERNATIONAL
9850 KBS WORLD (KBS) N/A 118.7 17 INTERNATIONAL
9850 KBS WORLD (KBS) N/A 121 15 INTERNATIONAL
9900 D500 (D500) N/A 110 10 DISH NETWORK
9901 D129 (D129) N/A 129 21 DISH NETWORK
9902 D61.5 (D61.5) N/A 61.5 4 DISH NETWORK
9903 D118 (D118) N/A 118.7 7 DISH NETWORK
9905 D121 (D121) N/A 121 21 DISH NETWORK



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