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DISH Network has sent out their retailers a FAQ on all that changes that go into effect today. I would publish the entire document, but it includes some dealer sensitive information... so instead I will just repost some of the FAQ's of interest to our members.

This information is just another reason why we are America's Satellite Information Source!

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Hmmm. I'm wondering if it's worth dropping out of Absolute for this. Wife wants E! but I think they may have to pull Absolute from my cold dead hands. What do the rest of you Absoluters think?
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Hmmm. I'm wondering if it's worth dropping out of Absolute for this. Wife wants E! but I think they may have to pull Absolute from my cold dead hands. What do the rest of you Absoluters think?
I have that Absolute HD package as well. I will leave it there as long as dish comes back and says it is time for me to move on to a different package or whatever. I personally just don't wanna mess w/ it honestly.
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Hmmm. I'm wondering if it's worth dropping out of Absolute for this. Wife wants E! but I think they may have to pull Absolute from my cold dead hands. What do the rest of you Absoluters think?
How did your wife find out E! exists? Tell her it's only available for larger, newer televisions or that it's only available from FIOS (assuming that's not available in your area).

Cold dead hands is about right for my absolute programming too. Just too sweet of a deal.
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I'm on Dish America (Formerly Turbo HD) and don't think I can get in on any of this Frown
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Nothin to it, they simply jack up basic rate to cover hd.
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Absolute appears to mirror Platinum for the moment tho Dish has said they wont include the new channels in the old package - The 9 movie channels are still a part of the Absolute package.

Incidentally any ideas about the "expiration" of this package. I was not aware there was an official date but someone on that other thd appears to indicate there was....
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Absolute appears to mirror Platinum for the moment tho Dish has said they wont include the new channels in the old package - The 9 movie channels are still a part of the Absolute package.

Incidentally any ideas about the "expiration" of this package. I was not aware there was an official date but someone on that other thd appears to indicate there was....

They keep making my 'absolute' package a little less 'absolute'. If they eventually do cancel it, will they call it an 'absolution'?
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Quote from byThorbyOdin View Post :
Absolute appears to mirror Platinum for the moment tho Dish has said they wont include the new channels in the old package - The 9 movie channels are still a part of the Absolute package.

Incidentally any ideas about the "expiration" of this package. I was not aware there was an official date but someone on that other thd appears to indicate there was....
well, I would like to know the expiration date of this package as well. I hope it is like some 10 years down the road .. I don't wanna loose this package Frown
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I guess absolute is the old "everything" which I have. As I figure unless I want more than 2 movie premium packs it will be better for me to change to All HD and save quite a bit. I keep putting it off but sure I will for the $30 to $40/month savings. The premium movie packs are getting old and I rarely watch them except for a couple made-for-HBO and made-for-Showtime series. Rarely watch non-HD channels either. 100 channels would be fine for me and make life actually easier, not having to scroll through hundreds of channels.
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My installer told me this a few weeks ago, good to hear.
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Absolute is grandfathered so you keep it as long as you have service. If you decide to switch to another plan though it's gone forever. However, Dish has no requirement to add any new channels to it which is why we don't get FX or E! or Fox News. We tend to get the Platinum channels that get added however.
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My LG 50" 720p displays OTA HD Channels that would blow out the HD Channels by dishnetwork. Thats why i have downgraded to dishfamily for $19/mo...i still have dishnet for international channels which are not HD.
( HD Channels thru satellite are compressed way too much Mad Vs OTA , thats why the clarity goes grainy ...to gravel )

So, this HD for life is not a thing to jump on for me!
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If you value using a DVR service don't take the 24 month deal. It looks like they are trying to sucker people into a contract before they lose the ability to keep the DVR functionality of their service due to the existing TIVO lawsuit they are probably going to lose.

Keep that in mind.
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What a great deal, not! If all tv is migrating to HD why should you pay Dish extra for something that will be basic service for everthing in the future?

Dish is teetering on being an obsolete technology, maybe they can learn something from their partnership with google to help them survive. Otherwise they will just go the way of the satellite phone companies, remember them?

We get 60 over the air free tv channels in our town. About 60 or 70 percent are HD, all free, no 2 year contract, no paperless billing, no autopay on our credit card. No endless channels of infomercials and selling channels.

Dish should have a package called "the 5 or 6 channels you are really going to watch", they could charge a couple bucks apiece for them and call it UR-TV. Go ahead dish run with it, run with it or Google will buy you out and do the same thing anyway.
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