It's an interesting move for a major provider to encourage customers to get their programming via a network player. Slippery slope.
Credit to some comments on Engadget and a thread at SatelliteGuys.
I straight up ask for a roku and $10 off for next 12 months. AND I GOT IT!!!
However wrong it may be, i did not subscribe to AMC and I said that I wanted the AMC channel yet they did not provide it. I said that I watched it on dvd and now I wanted it on my tv. I also said that I did not have a xbox or a ps3 and neither did I have a smart tv. And I got the box!!! I did not get the credit.
This is for those with 200 channels or more..
NEW DISH ROKU OWNERS LET'S TALK HOW TO USE AND MAX OUT THE ROKU THREAD IN TECH SUPPORT
I called the number mentioned in this post and told them that I had the 120 plus package and wanted to upgrade to 200 package for getting AMC. I was given the upgrade (which costs $10 more) and 6 months credit for $10 each ($60), One time credit for $30 for the 10 episodes of Breaking Bad, Free Roku box, $50 one time credit for the inconvenience of having to go through Roku. Just an FYI for other SDers trying to call in.
Contract does not get extended just for getting the Roku. You can get in on this deal even if you are in contract.
America's 200 and up had the AMC, IFC, WE channels. Other lower packages had AMC if you were grand fathered in or on some welcome packages.
Get the Roku, ask for HDMI cable, one time credit of $30-50, $5-10 credit for 6-12 months. Maybe even hbo.show.max for free for 3 -6 months.