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the Price of Satellite Cable TV with DVR

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$ 70
Dec 2007
Northeast Arkansas
120 channels plus a movie channel package  more... close row
$ 87
Apr 2008
Phoenix, AZ
Free installation for satellite cable with dvr  more... close row
$ 60
Mar 2008
West Salem, Ohio
Satellite cable with two DVRs  more... close row
$ 80
May 2008
Phoenix, AZ
Still do not watch much TV  more... close row

Description of service

The price is the monthly price for a 250 channel HD satellite TV plan ($66/month) with DVR service ($6/month) on our own DVR unit. The remainder is taxes and other government fees.

The company also offer satellite internet connections from $50 to $80/month, and non-HD satellite TV packages from $30/month. Also premium channels. Installation/hardware lease fees are extra, but they usually run "3 free months service, waive the hardware fees" specials.

Review of Service

It's alright. It takes a little time to change channels, so we can't just flip through them like we did on normal TV. But we can just look at the programming guide, which is a little more useful than channel surfing.

And there is the whole, "satellite is pretty much guaranteed to go out when there's storm" thing. But in Arizona there aren't that many storms, except during August. And we haven't had any problems with the signal so far (only a couple months in, anyway).

Even so, I'm still not all that fond of TV, and it usually ends up staying off. Good thing we have the DVR (which works perfectly), then, as it can watch all that TV for me.


There aren't really that many satellite TV providers anymore. And they've been locked into the small dish size by federal law, so reception isn't as good as it could be. They do seem to offer more unusual channels than the local cable company did, but I can't guarantee that. It's still not weirder than the internet, though.

$ 40
Apr 2008
Ashland, KY
Satellite Cable TV with DVR but no local stations  more... close row
$ 54
Mar 2008
Braintree, MA
Satelite TV Service with DVR  more... close row
$ 0
Feb 2008
columbia, mo
Satellite system installed with dvr and hd  more... close row
$ 90
Aug 2007
Marana, AZ
Satellite cable with bad customer service  more... close row
$ 65
Apr 2008
Omaha, NE
Living without TV during installation  more... close row
$ 45
Apr 2008
Mount Pleasant, NC
Free Installation fee with satellite cable TV and DVR  more... close row