Dish Says They'll Be Raising Rates in 2014
A few months ago DirecTV stated the company would be raising rates in 2014
, blaming higher retransmission fees as the biggest culprit for the hikes. Now users over at the Satellite Guys forum
state that Dish is also informing them that they should prepare for higher TV prices in 2014. "Starting February 2014, DISH is changing pricing on select programming and services," the message notes. "Most customers will see a $5 increase on their core programming package. You will receive detailed information about these changes in your next bill." Dish
Re: I'm NOT "Paying Too Much For TV"
said by Albert71292:ABC. Didn't realize they were even on the air since NYPD Blue ended
ABC, CBS, CW, Fox, NBC, PBS (and subchannels), MeTV. Plenty of stuff I watch. Some evenings, I have to make a decision WHAT to watch.
Don't miss Dish at ALL.
CBS. A few decent shows, but way too formulaic. At least they got the NFL.
CW. I wasn't a 12 year old girl last time I checked
FOX. At least they pull their relevance in sports, especially considering they have a lot of the biggest events of the year.
NBC. The channel that just can't compete with CBS for programming. But at least Sunday Night Football and the Stanley Cup playoffs turn an otherwise useless network into something decent a few times a year
MeTV. Can't say I care to watch 4:3 black and white content from 100 years ago on a $3600 TV and $2000 audio system.
No FX, no AMC, no Comedy Central, no HBO, no Cinemax, no Showtime, no Starz, no A&E, no BBC America, no ESPN, no Fox News, no NFL Network, no MLB Network, no NHL Network, no CBS Sports Network, no NBC Sports Network, no Fox Sports 1, no MSG, no YES, no RedZone, no Strike Zone, no History, no Food Network, no Tru TV, no TBS, no TNT, no Syfy, no Spike, no Fuse, no can do.
And those are only the channels I record stuff on, on a regular basis, not channels I watch on occasion when something catches my eye. Never have to make a decision on what to watch, the DVRs take care of all of that for me, unless a game is on and then that takes priority and I'll watch the stuff on the DVR the next day. 72, soon to be 74 shows (Starz and HBO are both getting new original series in early 2014) are on my DVR to be recorded, and I believe 12 of them are on the network, 4 of them being the Animation Domination block on Fox the remaining 8 being CBS crap that I'll gradually stop watching over time. Elementary and Person of Interest being the two I'll most likely drop at the end of the season. What awful shows those two have become.
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Re: I'm NOT "Paying Too Much For TV" LOL. Some people don't watch that much bullshit as you do. There is a life out there too you know.
Re: I'm NOT "Paying Too Much For TV" Sucks to be them. My life revolves around four screens. Computer, smartphone, tablet and TV, if yours doesn't, I'd hate to be you.
Re: I'm NOT "Paying Too Much For TV" What a boring life it is that exists only by revolving around four screens full of superficial bull$heit.
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A recent cord-cutter's expeience I became a "cord cutter" earlier this year. Was paying $117/mo for America's Everything Pac, and that was with a discount that would have expired in 2014. And it really wasn't everything, since I didn't get Epix channels. Most of the other premium channels were not getting very current movies. Original programming on HBO, Showtime, etc. was good, but not worth the price they wanted. Although the picture and sound was decent into my Onkyo receiver and Toshiba LCD TV, it wasn't as clear as the off-air local channels. I blame compression on the satellite feed....
So I build a new PC, put Windows 7 Pro on it and added a Hauppauge dual-tuner TV card and a sound card with Dolby 7.1 capability. Then fired up MS Media Center. It's a decent DVR and channel guide, and will play music I have on a NAS drive. Bought a so-called MC Remote to control it with that you can find on Ebay super-cheap. Most say they are for Vista, but work fine on later operating systems.
So now I have a DVR that I can watch one off-air channel on while recording another, plus have the ability to record programs when I'm away. Almost as good as my old ViP 722, and without the bill!
Recently I picked up a Roku 3, and that gets me more current movies if I want them, with better picture and sound. And you only pay for what you want; no bundles of channels.
It was a bit of work and one-time expenses to cut the cord, but worth it in my opinion. I miss a few programs like Homeland, but everything eventually comes out on PPV or BlueRay/DVD.