Well I ended up canceling my order last night. I was scheduled to get it installed this afternoon. Thankfully the phone call was short and sweet.
Dish gave me a deal I couldn't refuse. I have the 522 DVR with the everything pack right now, and it costs about $111 per month. Well they added HD Essentials to it and threw in a free 722 HD DVR receiver. My first three months will be 58.99, next 9 months will be 98.99, and after that it'll be 108.99, so it's cheaper than I'm getting now. They also waived the external hard drive activation fee, so I can expand my hard drive easily when I fill it up. Best part is that I will still have a DVR that can connect to 2 TVs and only one dish. I'll get that installed tomorrow too.
FINALLY , a pleasant satellite company experience!
Well good for you, I hope you enjoy Dish. I did not and thankfully I wasn't in contract when I cancelled. The installer was a *&**, but i expect that from pretty much all installers these places send out. At first the service was nice, some channels were actually HD and weren't down-rezzed. Then they down-rezzed channels and denied it and then spewed lies about how they had more channels and so on and so forth. In the end after a year I came back to DirecTV and I am happy. The PQ is much better, I can actually watch starz now without wishing I could ring dishes neck. Starz is by far the worst looking channel on Dish.
Bad experiences occur with any company. With that in mind, enjoy your service.