Good deal for hopper and some questions

david in texas

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Okay.... I finally bit the bullet and called Dish about upgrading. I've been a customer with Dish for literally 12 years and been contract free for a while now. For the last several years we've "gotten by" with two 622's. With the top 180(?) package and HBO been paying about 114.00/month.

I called to cancel and he immediately offered me 10/month savings for 12 months. Then asked about hardware upgrades and he mentioned the Hopper/Joey system. Said I could get it for free with free install and my payment would then only go up 1.00 (after already coming down 10.00). I agreed to it and he then said since I've been a loyal customer he'd go ahead and give me a 20.00 credit per month thereby still lowering by bill. Plus he threw in 3 months of the premium channels.

Guess my question is, is that a good deal or should I have played harder ball?

Also, I guess I'm really needing two hoppers. So any idea what they might charge for that?

And I guess finally, whats the general consensus of the new system? I'm sure it has some bugs but is it impressive? I'm looking forward to PPV again since I don't have a landline. Oh, and also, the rep stated to plan on the install taking all day. Is that the norm?

Thanks
David
 

Loose Bruce

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Install should not take a whole day but it does take awhile figure roughly an hour per room. If you do not have internet a lot of its functions such as on demand will not work which is the same with any dish equipment. I'd strongly suggest getting 2 hoppers even though last I checked the second Hopper runs around $200 but allows for 6 tuners instead of only 3.
 

garys

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Install should not take a whole day but it does take awhile figure roughly an hour per room. If you do not have internet a lot of its functions such as on demand will not work which is the same with any dish equipment. I'd strongly suggest getting 2 hoppers even though last I checked the second Hopper runs around $200 but allows for 6 tuners instead of only 3.
As of 8/16/2012, 2nd Hopper with AT120 new customer deal could be $99. This was posted all over this site on Monday.
 

Neutron

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Call back and insist on the 2nd hopper like new customers get. Tell them Directv can get you their whole house DVR system for the same price as what the 2 hoppers would cost you if you were a new customer.
 

david in texas

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With the second hopper can all room still share the same recorded programs? I'm thinking not but wondering anyway.
 

david in texas

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sparc said:
there's a drop down on the DVR recording list to flip back and forth between hoppers.
Wow. Sweet. Thanks. Sounds like this is really quite the system.
 

david in texas

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Well based on the advice here called back and added a second Joey. I'm looking forward to the system. Based on what I'm reading here sounds like Dish really hit a home run with this, aside from a few bugs.
 

TheKrell

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A second Joey? I thought the advice was to get a second Hopper!
 

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Okay.... I finally bit the bullet and called Dish about upgrading. I've been a customer with Dish for literally 12 years and been contract free for a while now. For the last several years we've "gotten by" with two 622's. With the top 180(?) package and HBO been paying about 114.00/month.

I called to cancel and he immediately offered me 10/month savings for 12 months. Then asked about hardware upgrades and he mentioned the Hopper/Joey system. Said I could get it for free with free install and my payment would then only go up 1.00 (after already coming down 10.00). I agreed to it and he then said since I've been a loyal customer he'd go ahead and give me a 20.00 credit per month thereby still lowering by bill. Plus he threw in 3 months of the premium channels.

Guess my question is, is that a good deal or should I have played harder ball?

Also, I guess I'm really needing two hoppers. So any idea what they might charge for that?

And I guess finally, whats the general consensus of the new system? I'm sure it has some bugs but is it impressive? I'm looking forward to PPV again since I don't have a landline. Oh, and also, the rep stated to plan on the install taking all day. Is that the norm?

Thanks
David
Is that a good deal?

Hey, could you negotiate with Dish for me? :up :up
 

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