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ilikemeI live in a van down by the river.Premium
reply to Steve Mehs
Re: also need to look at mirroring / outlet fees as well
said by Steve Mehs:At my other house we have DirecTV and all the basic HD receivers were free. We had to pay a one time fee of $100 for the HR34 HDDVR, but they do not charge an additional fee per month for it being a DVR, unlike cable. said by Joe12345678:
also need to look at mirroring / outlet fees as well.
service Electric Cablevision let's you pay a One-Time Lease fee for a DTA and they let you BUY CABLE cards as well.
shaw cable and other canada systems yet you buy the or rent to own with no outlet or mirroring fees per box.
Yes, they need to look at mirroring fees on satellite services as well, like your precious DirecTV.
With cable it is very simple, you pay $7-10 per month per every digital cable terminal you have on your account. There are no upfront costs, you do not own the hardware and if you cancel service the hardware must be returned. With DirecTV, I pay an additional outlet charge for having two boxes, I also had the privilege of paying $100 for the HR34 and $200 for the HR24, thats $300 in upfront costs plus the additional outlet fee, for hardware that I do not own that must be returned to them when I cancel, that I cannot resell and recoup some of my costs. If one of my boxes dies, thats a charge, unless you pay for the DirecTV rip off service protection plan. If one of my cable terminals dies, I hop in my car and exchange at the office at no additional charge.
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Steve MehsGun Control Is Using A Steady HandPremium
DirecTV charges an $8 DVR service charge. This charge covers all of the DVRs on the account. Typically with cable you pay a DVR Fee on each box.
The first receiver on the account does not get charged a lease or mirror fee, well it actually does but is credited off to make it look like your saving money. I pay $6 extra for having a second box. Plus an $8 DVR service change and another $3 for Whole House DVR service. Im not sure what it costs with cable as $230 gets me everything and prices are not broken down. But that includes 2 whole house HD DVRs. My point is cable does not charge you to an upfront fee to rent their equipment and neither should satellite. But oh well, I was duped into paying $300 for these shoddy DVRs. Live and learn I guess
quote:Never heard of that. But since you typically spin thing sin a pro DirecTV way, I wouldnt doubt if youre making it up. I have Time Warner and have never been charged an install fee or any type of fee for having a tech come out for any reason, including an equipment swap. The only fee I ever paid for anything was the $15 or whatever activation for digital phone to have my number ported. DirecTV tries to push their protection plan on me every chance they get. If anything goes wrong with their crap, I'll just cancel the service and pay the ETF.
cable systems have a protection plan as well and I think there may be a fee to have some one come over to swap the box out.
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Atlantic Broadband does have a protection plan that you'd have to pay of $6/month to avoid any fees for having techs come out.
They typically have installation fees too unless you do something, both times I've had them come it's either by taking the protection plan and agreeing to pay it for 6 months (a net savings of nothing, really) or doing auto-pay (which reduced it, but didn't eliminate it).