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Old 11-27-2005, 01:44 PM   #1
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I just called D* and I'm scheduled for the upgrade on Dec 4,
Now, there is a $99 upgrade fee with tax $107 you get the H-20 &
the 5 LNB dish. That's the good news, the bad news is the only locals they have right now is
2 CBS
5 NBC
7 ABC
32 FOX
If you currently have an HD receiver you keep that receiver.
I don't know why I never received anything from D* stating that the swap was in effect, you would assume they would want to get this rolling.
Ayway Chicago is on board with the new technology, so don't sit around and wait for that letter.
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Old 11-27-2005, 07:56 PM   #2
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I live in Detroit and I received my upgrade free with a 2 year commitment I was upgraded to 5 lnb dish with 2 H20 boxes call customer install suport and demand your FREE upgrade!! 888-355-7530:
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I just called D* and I'm scheduled for the upgrade on Dec 4,
Now, there is a $99 upgrade fee with tax $107 you get the H-20 &
the 5 LNB dish. That's the good news, the bad news is the only locals they have right now is
2 CBS
5 NBC
7 ABC
32 FOX
If you currently have an HD receiver you keep that receiver.
I don't know why I never received anything from D* stating that the swap was in effect, you would assume they would want to get this rolling.
Ayway Chicago is on board with the new technology, so don't sit around and wait for that letter.
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Old 11-28-2005, 04:10 AM   #3
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Damn.... that's right, I forgot about the 2 year commitment.
Anyway add that to everything else.
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Old 11-28-2005, 06:50 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by snekky1
I just called D* and I'm scheduled for the upgrade on Dec 4,
Now, there is a $99 upgrade fee with tax $107 you get the H-20 &
the 5 LNB dish. That's the good news, the bad news is the only locals they have right now is
2 CBS
5 NBC
7 ABC
32 FOX
If you currently have an HD receiver you keep that receiver.
I don't know why I never received anything from D* stating that the swap was in effect, you would assume they would want to get this rolling.
Ayway Chicago is on board with the new technology, so don't sit around and wait for that letter.
According to a press release by D* Sept 6 th current subs will be upgraded free. So if I where you I would cancel and wait for them to contact you . Why pay for something for something that should be free?
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Old 11-28-2005, 09:43 PM   #5
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I spoke to D* today and the upgrade fee is $99.00. When I mentioned that I was under the assumption that the upgrade would be free, they simply said that was not the case. If you want the new dish / receiver, then it's $99.00.

It's nice that D* will never pass up the chance to make an extra buck.
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Old 11-29-2005, 04:48 AM   #6
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Yea, Good luck waiting for them to call.
If you go back to there news letters on there web site,they seem to have shorten them. I can't even find the one where it states that information about current HD customers get the upgrade for free.
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Old 11-29-2005, 09:08 PM   #7
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I called D* and was able to get the upgrade receiver and dish installed for free. I am ticked about the 2 year commitment though. I called D* corporate office and complained about that (left a voice mail with the Chairman of the company). Maybe I overreacted since I have spent all this money on equipment it is doubtful that I would switch to Comcast but it just the principle of the thing. I have been a customer for almost 10 years with D* and still they insist on the 2 year commitment, I've been more than loyal over the years to them you would think they would recognize that.
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Old 11-30-2005, 06:36 PM   #8
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Yea, Good luck waiting for them to call.
If you go back to there news letters on there web site,they seem to have shorten them. I can't even find the one where it states that information about current HD customers get the upgrade for free.
http://www.tvpredictions.com/freehdtv090605.html
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Old 11-30-2005, 07:35 PM   #9
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This is starting to give me a sour taste. I'm thinking I'll be leaving D* soon.
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Old 11-30-2005, 09:01 PM   #10
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I am in the Chicago area and had the HD20 5 LNB dish installed this morning and I was charged $249.00 but I am supposed to get a $200.00 rebate which is listed on D*s website. I hope this is right.
It is some wierd HD as you get a variety of screens sometimes letterbox sometimes cropped in grey other times in black other times in black and white, I think we part of an experiment but I am told it will get better.
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Old 11-30-2005, 11:19 PM   #11
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I am in the Chicago area and had the HD20 5 LNB dish installed this morning and I was charged $249.00 but I am supposed to get a $200.00 rebate which is listed on D*s website. I hope this is right.
It is some wierd HD as you get a variety of screens sometimes letterbox sometimes cropped in grey other times in black other times in black and white, I think we part of an experiment but I am told it will get better.
Did you get the Rebate form yet ?
If not, you will need to download it, from the directv website, Here
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Old 12-01-2005, 06:05 AM   #12
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i live in chicago and am scheduled to have the new dish installed monday. They are doing in free of charge but am keeping my same reciever. they told me because i have tivo hd receiver that i dont need to switch out my receiver at this time to get the locals in hd.
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So why are you getting the new dish? I don't think you can get the locals without an MPEG4 receiver.
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Old 12-01-2005, 12:33 PM   #14
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Thanks for the info. When I ordered it last week the lady on the line didn't even know it was available in Chicago area so I didn't want to blow her mind with rebate stuff.
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Old 12-01-2005, 03:53 PM   #15
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So why are you getting the new dish? I don't think you can get the locals without an MPEG4 receiver.
Yes Exactly why ?
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