Tom Bombadil said:Doesn't look like a very good deal to me.
So I would consider it a good deal if you think you got $850 of value out of your 921 over the last two years.
Sometimes this is a good deal. You can get $850 of value out of a product in two years. I tend to think that most 921 owners don't think they got that much out of their 921s.
And the rotten deal for the 942 remains. Someone who paid $700 for a 942 in November and got 6 months of use before they trade it in for $200 really got screwed, IMHO.
Mark_AR said:Here is the details directly from Echostar Escalations:
March 1, 2006 Owned Equipment Upgrade Campaign:
The cost will be $798.00, which includes the installation of the DISH 1000.
($699.00 reciever plus $99.00 for installation)
You need this dish for orbital location 129.
All new HD content will be from this location.
Once the 921 is received a credit of $200.00 will be placed on the account and we provided 45 days after the 622 is activated on the account to return the 921.
The number to call after May 1st would be 1-888-825-2569, this will take you to an experience agent only taking 622 orders.
$598.00 total cost
So really you are paying $499.00 for the reciever. That isn't bad considering we paid $1000.00 for a box full of empty promises 2 years ago.
10 days and counting....
AJF said:Careful Tom, we don't want to sound like we're "whining" .
Tom Bombadil said:Since I don't own a 921 or 942, I feel I can whine away on this issue to my heart's content. I have no stake in the game.
I just don't like seeing my fellow subscribers getting ripped off by E*.
odbrv said:I am sorry that many of you have received an unfair deal from E*. My story is different. Many of us who bought "DISH in a Box " paid $999.99 for a 921 and a HD34-310 HD Television. We all saved the cost of the TV , estimated to be $1,350. I bought 2 of these packages. So, I am already ahead of the game by $2,700. Another way to look at it is that I got 2 free 921s and saved $700 on the 2 TVs. Now they are offering me 2 better receivers for $598 less $400 rebate or net $198. For me its another bargain.
In addition when I called 6 months ago to add Voom HD, I was quoted $499 to install a DISH 1000 and the required DP44 switch( My locals are on 148 ). Now I get that included for the net $198. To be conservative, you can add another $400 to my savings. Since I already had 4 receivers 2SD and 2HD, my net added cost to rent the 2 622s is $2 per month( $6 for lease compared to $5 for extra receiver when owned ). I would have to keep each 622 for 498 months( $698 purchase less $200 trade) to break even on a purchase deal. My bet is I will change receivers many times prior to that time or simply not be around anymore.
from this post http://www.satelliteguys.us/showthread.php?t=32421Grandude said:The 'new deal' is a 'no deal' for me. I was looking for something much better than that offer. If the new locals in HD in our area, San Francisco, are on 129 it is a lost deal. For the love of me, I can't understand why they are putting their premium service, High Definition channels, on an inferior satellite which can't perform 100% for all.
Now if they put our HD locals on 110/119 or even 148 AND knocked another $200 off the price, well then I MIGHT consider it. In the mean time I am getting the San Francisco locals including PBS in HD for $20/month via cable. (and no 18 month lease)
After looking at that thread a little closer, it does appear that they plan on putting our HD locals on 110. I surely hope this is correct and that the source of the info is truthful. I'm a bit of a skeptic about what I read on the forums and am waiting to see if it does come true.gbjbany said:from this post http://www.satelliteguys.us/showthread.php?t=32421
San Fran HD locals will be moved to 110 this quarter.
DucTape said:I'm unsure where you are getting your prices but what Mark posted was a fee of 798 total for each receiver with a 200 dollar rebate for each turned in receiver which equals 598 total cost for each 622 with installation.
You seem to indicate that you will be paying 198 total for each 622, at least that's how I am reading it.
odbrv said:In my 2nd paragraph is where I talk about the buy option . Given your numbers I would break even at the end of 598 months( $798 purchase with install -$200 rebate). Lease is my better option.