Stargazer said:I personally think it is worth it if any of the following applies to you.....
>You have multiple satellite receivers (3 or more receivers)
>You have one or more DVR receivers
>You haved a SuperDish with two or more receivers
>You can afford $5.99 a month but cannot afford $40-$100 upfront for a service call plus $50-$100+ for a new receiver upfront
For someone with a Dish 300/500 and one receiver, you can probably save enough in a year or two to make up for what a part would have cost to replace.
For someone with a SuperDish or two or more receivers that want to stay with new receivers or have a DVR receiver the replacement cost could be great, especially since they are in short supply right now, in which may cause them to demand a premium for them.
Some could get a used receiver to save money on costs, in which would be cheaper than what the warranty would cost over a period of 2-3 years, especially considering that most will not have a claim. For those with DVR receivers (especially more than one) it is highly recommended to have one, although Dish does repair the receivers for a cost which may actually be cheaper than getting the warranty in the long run. Dish has also offered customers a 301 receiver to replace a receiver on their account for $49 or as an add on for $69 to existing subscribers.
What requires a "service call" then ?? If I have a receiver die and it's troubleshot over the phone and Dish determines it's dead, I think I can handle hooking up a replacement receiver. If the multiswitch dies, I can replace that. Same with an LNB.boba said:If under DHA you must pay for service calls they are $99 after the first 90 days if you buy the DHPP you will pay $5.99/Mo but get a reduced service call rate, $29 I believe. Of course if you are under DHA(no commitment) you can threaten to drop the service if they don't provide free service.
boba said:Sky King are you under DHP or DHA? If you are under DHP you are covered. If under DHA you must pay for service calls they are $99 after the first 90 days if you buy the DHPP you will pay $5.99/Mo but get a reduced service call rate, $29 I believe. Of course if you are under DHA(no commitment) you can threaten to drop the service if they don't provide free service.
If you signed up for the DHP before 02/04 you are already covered.$29 for the service call and free advance exchanges.Sky King49 said:But since Dish TV leases the equipment to me shouldn't it always be covered? I could see if I owned the equipment.