upgrading to HD with Dish Network

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Hi, I just bought a new HDTV and was looking to upgrade my Dish service. I currently have America's top 200 with a DuoDVR 625 and a Solo 311. What is the best/cheapest route to upgrading. Is there anyway I can upgrade the receivers for free? I have been out of contract for 3 years now. I've been contemplating a switch to DirecTV to get their introductory pricing, but it's a hassle setting up and switching services. It's probably more expensive there after the intro period there, but at that point maybe I can switch back and get the intro price from Dish again. Anyone ever played the provider roulette like this before? Anyone upgraded to HD recently? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks for any advice.
 
MattG@DISH

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Hi, I just bought a new HDTV and was looking to upgrade my Dish service. I currently have America's top 200 with a DuoDVR 625 and a Solo 311. What is the best/cheapest route to upgrading. Is there anyway I can upgrade the receivers for free? I have been out of contract for 3 years now. I've been contemplating a switch to DirecTV to get their introductory pricing, but it's a hassle setting up and switching services. It's probably more expensive there after the intro period there, but at that point maybe I can switch back and get the intro price from Dish again. Anyone ever played the provider roulette like this before? Anyone upgraded to HD recently? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks for any advice.

If you send me a PM with your phone number or account number, I can see what upgrade options are available
 
Scherrman

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Generally upgrades are free but you will have to pay a technician visit fee.
 
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Generally upgrades are free but you will have to pay a technician visit fee.

How much are technician visit fees usually? Can't I just switch out the boxes myself?
 
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How much are technician visit fees usually? Can't I just switch out the boxes myself?
That depends on the terms you strike with DISH Network. Only they can tell you how they will treat you.
 
Scherrman

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A retailer may let you do the upgrade yourself and not charge you anything, just sign the contract. Ya never know.
 
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When I inquired about this, I was told I'd need to pay a substantial equipment fee plus a new 24 month commitment. I passed. Cable company you'd just call up and pick up a new box plus a few dollars extra a month. Advantage: cable.
 
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HanoverPretzel said:
When I inquired about this, I was told I'd need to pay a substantial equipment fee plus a new 24 month commitment. I passed. Cable company you'd just call up and pick up a new box plus a few dollars extra a month. Advantage: cable.

For now........
 

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