I don't know if this is the deal being discussed, but here's my story.
Wrote a long E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
explaining my 6+ years with Dish and still on original 5000 and 1000 purchased 6+ years ago and where I wanted to go. Got a call from a Michael and discussed possibilities. I really want to go HD PVR, i.e. 921, but no good deals there. Then he offered me a 721 for $250. Discussed more about where I wanted to go, a PVR and two standard receivers. Worked out this deal:
PVR 721 $250
2 Dish 301s 130
Quad Dishpro LNB 0
One year commitment, did not have to return 5000 and 1000, no CC auto pay, new 721, refurbished 301s and Quad DishPro LNB sent directly to me so I could do my own install, as I have always done. (I just don't trust the installation work force especially after reading other install horror stories here.)
Although this does not get me HD for satellite, I do have HD with my Sony KDP-57WS550 w/OTA HD tuner and my old attic installed antenna. Almost all of the locals here in the DFW area transmit an HD signal and many prime time broadcasts are in HD.
Right now I'm very happy with this deal. I'm better positioned for future HD receivers with the Quad DishPro LNB than with the dual twin legacy LNBs I was using. And unlike others, I like having my phone line connected to all of my receivers. For me the little Caller ID feature is a huge plus. And now I have it on all three receivers instead of just one.
I can also sell my old 5000, 1000, legacy LNBs and switches if I choose to. I haven't decided yet.
Are there other opinions to this deal? I would be interested.