I cancelled the installation. When the work order arrived, it included only one receiver with HD plus SD out. It would cost another $7 for the second DVR. Not a big deal financially, but the transcript of the IM chat was clear — my local channels in HD on TWO TVs with DVRs on each. Not a big deal, but I wanted to get the facts up here.
I was putting together a review of Aereo and needed to price the competition. After talking to Comcast ($184 + taxes and franchise fees) and DirecTV ($101 + taxes) I chatted with Dish Network. Two DVRs and America’s Top 120 for $56.99/month ($36.99 for the first 12 months; no installation charges; HBO, Max, Sho, Starz, Blockbuster@Home for three months). Looking at the AT120 lineup, I thought that was worth the asking price.
This is working for me right now. There may come a day when I decide to invite Comcast, Verizon, DirecTV, Dish, or someone else into my home. If I do, it’ll be because I find the service provided worth the fees charged.
That quote is from the Cutting The Cable page of this blog. I wrote that four years ago.
We aren’t losing the antenna are we?
That’s what my wife asked when I told her we had subscribed to Dish. This isn’t the end of OTA for us. I’m just adding a box to two of my five televisions. Dish offers channels that dovetail nicely with our OTA lineup.