Flex Pack total cost, discussion

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I am wondering if I could get a breakdown of total cost for Flex Pack, with DVR and locals, one receiver only, then possibly the cost to add a second (but probably wouldn't do that). Just a rough estimation, I'm in Nebr. I did a search and didn't see anything recent, probably missed it. Things like added receiver/DVR fees, regional sports fees, etc. without having to give Dish my info first. Thanks.

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Currently have Directv after having Dish 12? or so years ending about 2011, and C-band before that. I've been "arguing" with Direct every year to get it to $60 or less. This year looks like it's hit or miss according to the forums, haven't done it yet, so I'm looking at options in negotiations, if they won't deal, it's cancelled and I'll switch. This is mostly for my 83 year old mother that can't do much but watch tv. She watches mostly the History Channel, Discovery, DIY, and the locals (can't get with an antenna by any means, no towers in range of boosted antenna on tower, just PBS). And the only internet available is Verizon Wireless or satellite, although I do have a plan for Verizon that works. None of the streaming packages match what she watches. Youtube TV misses History, add in another like Philo for that and the cost is about what Dish is (plus adds another service to figure out for her). Hulu Live doesn't really work practically if you don't have access to a fixed home connection, they use that for local eligibility. Sling TV doesn't include locals (if the plain services like Hulu or Netflix did, I'd consider them instead). Etc.
 
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Snapshot of bill attached. Sweetie wants the Hallmark channels, hence the Heartland Pack. I get locals OTA, but adding the local pack adds $12. I live in Missouri, so the taxes might be slightly different.

Bottom line for you: $37.99 + $15.00 + $12.00 + tax.

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Thanks, exactly what I was looking for.

And don't forget that Flex Pack went up $5.00 now
I had looked a little and saw that beforehand. I kind of figured before I looked it would have anyway since it's January....

If you only want one TV, you might want to consider the Wally. If you add an external hard drive and pay $40 for Dish to activate the feature, you'll save the DVR fees each month.

I did that when I bought my vip211k. A single guy and the OTA tuner, and DVR free. I just pay for programming.

Thank you, I am pretty sure that's the way I'd go then. Haven't been following Dish features for a while and hadn't seen that. I'll look into it.

Thanks all. I'm paid for this month, invoice came today..., so I'll get it done sometime. If I get Direct down to about $60 with fees, I'll stay, makes it easier for her for now not learning new things, but much over that I won't. I haven't been looking forward to it so I've been putting it off, plus MANY things going on.
 
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*digging*

Trying to stop derailing the price increase thread with Flex stuff. So dug up this thread.

So, Flex, one thing I was surprised about was OTA via antenna signal recording (without locals pack). I can only record one program OTA at a time, and can't view OTA channels if I'm recording, ie there is only one OTA tuner. I thought the 722k OTA module was a two tuner.
 
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*digging*

Trying to stop derailing the price increase thread with Flex stuff. So dug up this thread.

So, Flex, one thing I was surprised about was OTA via antenna signal recording (without locals pack). I can only record one program OTA at a time, and can't view OTA channels if I'm recording, ie there is only one OTA tuner. I thought the 722k OTA module was a two tuner.

Now that's weird...what happens if you put the 722k into solo mode?
 
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*digging*

Trying to stop derailing the price increase thread with Flex stuff. So dug up this thread.

So, Flex, one thing I was surprised about was OTA via antenna signal recording (without locals pack). I can only record one program OTA at a time, and can't view OTA channels if I'm recording, ie there is only one OTA tuner. I thought the 722k OTA module was a two tuner.
The 722K with a MT2 module does, indeed, have 2 tuners. I have seen some posts, through google, that reflect some instances of the 722K not being able to record or view more than one tuner. They were pretty old posts and not on this website. I don't have an answer but I thought I'd add this perspective.
 
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I once had two 722Ks & both had the MT2 OTA module. Both DVRs could record two OTA channels at the same time.
 
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I once had two 722Ks & both had the MT2 OTA module. Both DVRs could record two OTA channels at the same time.
Via Flex Pack without locals? I'm almost certain I was able to record OTA and still view other OTA channels.
 
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Failing module? Also, are you sure you have a 722k and not a 722, that has a single OTA tuner integrated?
 
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Failing module? Also, are you sure you have a 722k and not a 722, that has a single OTA tuner integrated?
Definitely have a 722k. I ordered the module as well and installed it.
 

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