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A little peeved in MN

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by Borgie, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. CoolGui

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    I'm biding my time to go back to cable because I'm annoyed about this, but I don't know how to cancel RSN without cancelling dish...
     
  2. mcss1985

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    I tolerate it, because there are additional factors that I consider when choosing a provider. I stay with E* because I value the equipment most and IMO E* offers the best equipment. Sports are high on my list too, but not enough to make me give up my 722 (I'm not saying its the best receiver ever, just the best for me right now). Obviously there are many other factors as well, but those are two of the biggest.

    What do you mean cancel your rsn? You mean cancel the multisports pack?
     
  3. CoolGui

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    Well I don't have multisports pack right now, but the RSN comes with all the packages except for Family and AT120. I guess I could downgrade to those and lose most of my other HD, but somehow I doubt that will help.

    Oh and I am in the same boat, I only use dish really for the receiver, but I'm planning to go to a media center soon that will hopefully rival the 722 I have now. I've actually already got the media center built, but the cable card tuners out there have been pretty bad until recently.
     
  4. pmsmith66

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    Jim...with all due respect, Charlie couldn't care less about our frustration with RSN feeds. I've written them numerous times and I get ignored. I send emails to CEO@Dish and through regular channels. They are ignored. Cancelling my RSN keeps me from seeing games at all. I know the score...I prefer Dish equipment over DirectTV and Charter so I stay. I mention this stuff here because Dish is NOT treating subscribers with respect when they pull stunts like this. Not providing HD feeds when EVERYONE else I know of does seems bush-league.
     
  5. normang

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    Your assuming that going back to cable will resolve the issue and that Dish is somehow fully responsible for the problem. Switching will more than likely cause you more issues than just staying where you are.
     
  6. pmsmith66

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    Norman...I KNOW that going to Charter will resolve the issue of Twins games being shown in HD. I also know Dish CHOOSES to show the SD feed when the HD feed is available. I freely admitted in my comment that Dish offers better equipment than either DirectTV or Charter. I, in no way, see Cable as some savior. Quite the contrary. When it comes to this issue, however, they have Dish trumped.
     
  7. Borgie

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    Well its a good thing DISH has good equipment to keep people. That wasn't enough for me though. The DVR that comcast has is just fine. The only channels I will miss in HD are speed and FX. They will be here soon enough though once the transition is done in full by the end of the summer.

    Comcast gave me digital preferred for 39.99 a month for 6 months and then 59.99 after that. The HD and DVR fee is 15.95 (just like DISH). As a bonus they are giving me internet for 19.99 for 6 months. A total savings of over 400.00 for a year.

    After the year is up I will revisit Dish and see if the RSN's are full time, if they have MLB network and see what they can offer me. The full price of Comcast after my promo's are done is the same as it is was with DISH once i factor in the cost of internet. (I cannot get DSL where I am so that is a needed addition in the big picture.)

    I'll tell you this though, I am loving knowing the Twins will always be in HD. The MLB network is awesome.
     
  8. pmsmith66

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    Good for you, man. Watching baseball in SD is AMAZINGLY pathetic once you've seen the HD alternative. Hope Comcast goes well for you.
     
  9. RasputinAXP

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    MLB: 2014 at the earliest.
     
  10. CoolGui

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    Sorry but you are wrong there. My issue is getting MY local teams in HD and they not only carry the games but the full time RSN in HD (FSHouston) which Dish nor DirecTV does.
     
  11. CoolGui

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    Honestly now that all the first round NBA games are over, I think it will be better... Less bandwidth needed for the RSN NBA games, because they all go over to national broadcasts after the first round. But it still doesn't really make it all "ok" for me. If I am correct, it will be better that I miss less HD MLB games, and because my long term plans can take me to the beginning of the NBA season in late October/early November, I can put off my switch until then. Maybe Dish will make me believe it's all better by then, but somehow I doubt they will.
     
  12. Borgie

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    I would like to thank Comcast for allowing me to see the last three innings of the 19th perfect game thrown in MLB history. I am very glad I made the switch. If you are a baseball junky you are really missing out on the MLB network. Make the switch to Comcast or DirectTV.

    Yes its only SD now for me but will be HD shortly and already might be in your area. Also the SD quality is very very good on this channel.
     
  13. Unclejeff

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    Borgie;

    I manage Condo Associations. The FCC, being Federal, is bigger than The State which is bigger than your Association.

    They can not, by Federal Law, prohibit you from getting a feed from your provider of choice. Yes, it is their roof, but the FCC is the controlling factor here. The HOA can require you to not penetrate the roof which means, if you have a flat room, it will be mounted on a 'sled'. Otherwise they must come up with a set of rules that are not so impossible that you can't get your Satellite reception.

    The only residential structures this does not apply to would be Historic Buildings, which is another Federal Thing....and the only one the FCC can't control.
     
  14. hdgeek433

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    Yep same happens with CSN CALIFORNIA HD. We need to Request dish to add full-time RSN channels by the NBA SEASON!!
     
  15. slt101

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    Dish's CEO said a couple of months ago that maybe next summer sometime they would have some fulltime HD RSN's. He didn't say they would have all of them though. If you are into to sports Direct is definetly the way to go and their HD picture is much better then Dish's "lite HD".
     
  16. Richard King

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    Actually, the FCC says that you can install a dish or other antenna in an area that is 100% under your control, not a common area. That would include a patio, porch, balcony, etc., but, certainly not a roof or an exterior wall.
     

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