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    Dish Regular Prices

    It's easy to find promotional pricing for Dish all over the web. The question is what will the monthly prices be after the promotion is done. These prices are expected to stay the same through 2/1/2011 *except where shown below.

    All packages include local channels. Currently you have the option of not subscribing to your locals. That option goes away on 2/1. Effective 2/1, subtract $5.00 ONLY if locals are not available in your area.

    If you don't have locals available in your area, you may be able to get the "Big 4" networks either OTA or through All American Direct. Go to channel 240 (SD) or 81 (HD) for more info on AAD.

    Base packages
    Dish Family - $24.99
    Classic Bronze 100 - $39.99
    Classic Bronze 100+ (includes your local RSN) - $44.99
    Classic Silver 200 - $52.99
    Classic Gold 250 - $62.99
    America's Everything Pack (includes premiums HBO, Cinemax, Starz & Showtime) - $102.98 / *EFFECTIVE 2/1/2010 - $99.99 ($2.99 less)

    Premiums
    HBO - $15.99
    Cinemax - $12.99
    Showtime - $12.99
    Starz - $12.99
    Showtime - $12.99
    Playboy - $15.99

    Any 2 premiums - $22.00
    Any 3 premiums - $31.00
    Any 4 premiums - $40.00
    All 5 premiums - $50.00

    Add HD - $10.00 (NOTE: IF YOU ARE STILL PAYING $20.00 FOR YOUR HD CHANNELS, LOG INTO YOUR ONLINE ACCOUNT, DROP YOUR HD CHANNELS THERE, CONFIRM THEN GO BACK AND ADD THE HD BACK AND FIND THAT THE NEW PRICE WILL BE $10.00). Do not try this on the phone as it probably will not work. Do it online. P.S. You may get hit with a one time $5.00 down grade fee.

    DVR Fee - $5.98 each / *EFFECTIVE 2/1/2010 - $6.00 FOR ALL DVR'S ON THE ACCOUNT

    *IMPORTANT NOTE ON EXTRA RECEIVERS. PRICES ARE EXPECTED TO GO UP ON 2/1/2010! NEW OFFICIAL RATES HAVE NOT BEEN ANNOUNCED YET.

    Current
    Extra SD Receivers - $5.00 each
    Extra HD Receivers - $7.00 each

    UNOFFICIAL NEW EXTRA RECEIVER FEES EFFECTIVE 2/1/2010
    622, 622HZ, 722, 722k (Dish Duo HD DVR's) $17 each
    522, 625 (Dish Duo DVR's) each

    222, 222k (HD Duo Receiver) $14 each
    322 (Duo Receiver) $14 each
    612 (HD Solo DVR Receiver) $10 each
    512 (Solo DVR Receiver (going to be announced at CES) $10 each
    510 (Solo DVR Receiver) $10 each
    211, 211k, 411 (HD Solo Receiver) $7 each
    501, 508 (Solo DVR Receiver) $7 each (I don't think there is a DVR fee for these)
    301, 311, 381 (Solo Receiver) $7 each

    All new fees are expected to be officially announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) sometime between Jan. 7 and 10, 2010.

    So on February 1st, some people will see their price go down a little, some will stay just about the same and some (with multiple receivers on the account) will see an increase.

    I have a ViP722 (primary) and a ViP211. It looks like my bill will increase by 2 cents. The DVR fee will go from $5.98 to $6.00.

    If you have questions, post them here and include your package plus any add on's like premiums or HD and what receiver(s) you have.
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    This will be a useful reference, I'm sure, in the months to come.

    That $7 per television fee for HD receivers is an eye-opener. I thought FiOS was high at $5 per .
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    Quote Originally Posted by bicker View Post
    This will be a useful reference, I'm sure, in the months to come.

    That $7 per television fee for HD receivers is an eye-opener. I thought FiOS was high at $5 per .
    Doesn't seem like good marketing. I know Cox builds the HD fee into their package, so whatever you pay for the monthly fee, HD is included. It appears cheaper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron62 View Post
    Doesn't seem like good marketing. I know Cox builds the HD fee into their package, so whatever you pay for the monthly fee, HD is included. It appears cheaper.
    In my area, TWC (of which I don't subscribe to) some HD is included free as long as you have (rent) their digital boxes. More HD offerings are there if you sub to a higher tier HD package.

    If HD is totally free it may seem to some SD ONLY people subscribing to any service that they could actually be paying for HD that they do not receive. Some may perceive it that way.

    I will research the TWC prices further and post it in the TWC forum. It probably has a different fee in different areas of the country.

    Aaron62 will please let us know the real prices for Cox and post them in the "other cable" area if you can. Thanks very much in advance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yes616 View Post
    In my area, TWC (of which I don't subscribe to) some HD is included free as long as you have (rent) their digital boxes. More HD offerings are there if you sub to a higher tier HD package.

    If HD is totally free it may seem to some SD ONLY people subscribing to any service that they could actually be paying for HD that they do not receive. Some may perceive it that way.

    I will research the TWC prices further and post it in the TWC forum. It probably has a different fee in different areas of the country.

    Aaron62 will please let us know the real prices for Cox and post them in the "other cable" area if you can. Thanks very much in advance.
    Sorry Yes616, I'm a comcast customer now. I had Cox in the past, and I know that they've had the cost of the HD built in but that was 4 years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bicker View Post
    This will be a useful reference, I'm sure, in the months to come.

    That $7 per television fee for HD receivers is an eye-opener. I thought FiOS was high at $5 per .
    Well howdy there Bicker!

    I just looked at my current bill and they charged me $10 for my (owned) 510 solo DVR but there is a $3 credit for a "DVR package credit".
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    Was that FiOS? They don't charge me anything for my own DVR... it's a flat $4.99 per CableCARD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bicker View Post
    Was that FiOS? They don't charge me anything for my own DVR... it's a flat $4.99 per CableCARD.
    No, Dish Network.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charade View Post
    Well howdy there Bicker!

    I just looked at my current bill and they charged me $10 for my (owned) 510 solo DVR but there is a $3 credit for a "DVR package credit".
    What other receivers do you have? If they charged what you say above, that 510 is considered an additional DVR receiver. They never charge for the primary one.

    I never heard of that $3 credit. Do you subscribe directly to Dish or through a third party such as AT&T?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yes616 View Post
    What other receivers do you have? If they charged what you say above, that 510 is considered an additional DVR receiver. They never charge for the primary one.

    I never heard of that $3 credit. Do you subscribe directly to Dish or through a third party such as AT&T?
    We have 2 receivers. A 625 and a 510. And we subscribe from Dish.

    This is what's on the bill.

    DishDVR avantage Classic Silver 200 = $57.99
    3 Premium packages (HBO, SHO and I believe the 250 package) = $31.00
    Duo receiver = $0.00
    Solo DVR receiver = $10.00

    Under "Adjustments" is:
    DishDVR advantange credit -$3.00
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charade View Post
    We have 2 receivers. A 625 and a 510. And we subscribe from Dish.

    This is what's on the bill.

    DishDVR avantage Classic Silver 200 = $57.99
    3 Premium packages (HBO, SHO and I believe the 250 package) = $31.00
    Duo receiver = $0.00
    Solo DVR receiver = $10.00

    Under "Adjustments" is:
    DishDVR advantange credit -$3.00
    You gotta love Dish bills.

    I see the 625 is the primary receiver and you are paying $10 per month for the 510.

    The DVR Advantage is something that was grandfathered but the deal is a little different than what it used to be. The advantage was to have your locals plus the DVR for a $5.00 flat fee.

    I am not sure why you are showing $57.99 for the silver 200 pack. Do you actually have the gold 250 upgrade without locals? $10 upgrade to gold - $5 for not subbing to locals = $5 more than the silver. Yes this is a crazy way to say gold without locals but that's the way they are producing bills recently.

    I am not sure the DVR Advantage deal survives the new changes but I could be wrong.

    By the way, they consider their new pricing structure as simplifying everything. Let's see what the bills produced in February look like.

    Again, let me know about the locals and the 250 upgrade. If so, your bill just might stay the same unless you loose that $3.00 Advantage credit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yes616 View Post
    You gotta love Dish bills.

    I see the 625 is the primary receiver and you are paying $10 per month for the 510.

    The DVR Advantage is something that was grandfathered but the deal is a little different than what it used to be. The advantage was to have your locals plus the DVR for a $5.00 flat fee.

    I am not sure why you are showing $57.99 for the silver 200 pack. Do you actually have the gold 250 upgrade without locals? $10 upgrade to gold - $5 for not subbing to locals = $5 more than the silver. Yes this is a crazy way to say gold without locals but that's the way they are producing bills recently.

    I am not sure the DVR Advantage deal survives the new changes but I could be wrong.

    By the way, they consider their new pricing structure as simplifying everything. Let's see what the bills produced in February look like.

    Again, let me know about the locals and the 250 upgrade. If so, your bill just might stay the same unless you loose that $3.00 Advantage credit.
    The upgrade to Gold 250 is one of the premiums (22 for HBO and SHO plus 8 for Gold). At least that's my understanding. I also have locals included in there somewhere (no separate charge like they used to). This changed when I upgraded to DVR advantage and added the 625.

    But now I'm trying to get a deal for HD (since we just bought an LCD HDTV). I see some existing customers are getting some great deals.
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    Are you getting Dish from them or through a 3rd party? AT&T people get strange looking bills too.

    The 250 is really not a premium package. It is their top basic package but does include some Encore channels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yes616 View Post
    Are you getting Dish from them or through a 3rd party? AT&T people get strange looking bills too.

    The 250 is really not a premium package. It is their top basic package but does include some Encore channels.
    Getting directly from Dish and on the bill it says

    "2 premiums with Classic Gold 250 bonus pack" = $31.00

    Since 2 premiums are $22 (currently), that means I'm paying $9 for the bump to Gold 250.

    I originally got the system from a Dish dealer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charade View Post
    Getting directly from Dish and on the bill it says

    "2 premiums with Classic Gold 250 bonus pack" = $31.00

    Since 2 premiums are $22 (currently), that means I'm paying $9 for the bump to Gold 250.

    I originally got the system from a Dish dealer.

    As I look at your numbers it seems you are paying 2 cents more than you should be right now. I am not counting the extra fee for the 510. Here is the way I figure that..

    You: Silver + locals + DVR = $57.99 + Gold upgrade $9.00 = $66.99 + HBO & Showtime $22.00 = $88.99 - DVR credit - $3.00 = $85.99

    Most people at this level: Gold + locals = $62.99 + DVR $5.98 = $68.97 + HBO & Showtime $22.00 = $90.97 - DVR Advantage credit - $5.00 = $85.97

    Starting next month that DVR fee goes to $6.00 (2 cents more) so the bottom line will be exactly the same.

    Earlier you mentioned upgrading to HD. That would cost $10.00 per month. You might want to call them to change that 625 to a 722. You could also change the 510 to a 211. Buy a EHD, pay a one time charge of $40.00 to turn the 211 into a DVR but never pay anything more than $7.00 for it. That's $3.00 less than the 510 so you are saving a little there.

    You will need to pay something for the 722. Probably $100.00. It's different for different people depending on how long you have been a customer, any late payments and how long since your last upgrade. The only way to tell is to call them. The 211 should be free. These receivers will be leased. Then go and sell any receivers you own. Used 510's seem to sell for 30 something dollars on eBay.

    Depending on what dish system you have, you will probably need an antenna and multi-switch upgrade. That should be free. You will also need to sign a new 2 year committment for the equipment upgrade.
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    My source on the new prices now reports that Dish will NOT release the new prices at CES. All they would say is that all customers will get something in the mail about it.

    If it's going to be effective Feb 1, they better get their mailings out soon. Isn't there some kind of law that states we have 30 days notice? In New York State anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yes616 View Post
    As I look at your numbers it seems you are paying 2 cents more than you should be right now. I am not counting the extra fee for the 510. Here is the way I figure that..

    You: Silver + locals + DVR = $57.99 + Gold upgrade $9.00 = $66.99 + HBO & Showtime $22.00 = $88.99 - DVR credit - $3.00 = $85.99

    Most people at this level: Gold + locals = $62.99 + DVR $5.98 = $68.97 + HBO & Showtime $22.00 = $90.97 - DVR Advantage credit - $5.00 = $85.97

    Starting next month that DVR fee goes to $6.00 (2 cents more) so the bottom line will be exactly the same.

    Earlier you mentioned upgrading to HD. That would cost $10.00 per month. You might want to call them to change that 625 to a 722. You could also change the 510 to a 211. Buy a EHD, pay a one time charge of $40.00 to turn the 211 into a DVR but never pay anything more than $7.00 for it. That's $3.00 less than the 510 so you are saving a little there.

    You will need to pay something for the 722. Probably $100.00. It's different for different people depending on how long you have been a customer, any late payments and how long since your last upgrade. The only way to tell is to call them. The 211 should be free. These receivers will be leased. Then go and sell any receivers you own. Used 510's seem to sell for 30 something dollars on eBay.

    Depending on what dish system you have, you will probably need an antenna and multi-switch upgrade. That should be free. You will also need to sign a new 2 year committment for the equipment upgrade.
    I didn't know you could turn a 211(k) into DVR. I was thinking of upgrading the 510 to a 722 and keeping the 625 since I really don't need HD on the downstairs TV (even thought it's an HD monitor, it's not widescreen) yet. I want to keep my bill around the same so I might add HD, a 211(k) (what's the difference?) and drop Showtime. I'll ask to have the DVR activation feature fee waived as part of the deal. That's a rip off if you ask me.

    They just installed FIOS last winter and are still pushing deals for it. I'm looking to see what they offer. We use Vonage now for phone and Comcast for internet. I could get all three from Verzion (but would lose my Comcast email addresses) and probably save $$ a month.
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    If you want to save money then the 211 or 211k is the way to go. Since you are replacing the extra receiver the monthly cost would be $7.00 extra instead of $17.00 for the 722. $7.00 is $3.00 less than the $10.00 you currently pay so you are saving there.

    Again, you will need to purchase an External Hard Drive. It must be USB 2.0 and more than 500 GB. I use Western Digital My Book Essential 750 GB EHD's on both my 722 and 211 receivers. They work excellent.

    Good luck trying to get that $40.00 activation fee waived. I haven't heard of anyone getting around that one successfully.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yes616 View Post
    If you want to save money then the 211 or 211k is the way to go. Since you are replacing the extra receiver the monthly cost would be $7.00 extra instead of $17.00 for the 722. $7.00 is $3.00 less than the $10.00 you currently pay so you are saving there.

    Again, you will need to purchase an External Hard Drive. It must be USB 2.0 and more than 500 GB. I use Western Digital My Book Essential 750 GB EHD's on both my 722 and 211 receivers. They work excellent.

    Good luck trying to get that $40.00 activation fee waived. I haven't heard of anyone getting around that one successfully.

    As long as Dish considers my 625 as the primary (I really don't need to drive two TVs, I only got it because of the dual tuners), I'll probably get the 211K and add an EHD to it for the HDTV upstairs.

    Thanks for your help!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charade View Post
    As long as Dish considers my 625 as the primary (I really don't need to drive two TVs, I only got it because of the dual tuners), I'll probably get the 211K and add an EHD to it for the HDTV upstairs.

    Thanks for your help!
    If you really don't need to drive two Tv's at the same time; why don't you just get a 722 and backfeed tuner 2 to the SDTV (OK HDTV w/4:3screen) location?

    Now you won't even need a second receiver.

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