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Cancelled Dish Today

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by glp, Mar 13, 2005.

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  1. lazaruspup

    lazaruspup Godfather

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    If you're going to give the false name, you need to give the real name, http://www.welovedishnetsomuchthatw...tryingtofigureouthowourmpeg4isgoingtocome.com. Seriously, if you'll poll people you'll notice that the general readers, those with 1500 posts or less want to hear stories about cable, FTTH, programming, and anything else that concerns pay-tv. The only people that don't want to hear anything about the cable deals are those stuck with expensive equipment that they paid DISH for and thinks it sucks that they can't even get NBR on a receiver they likely paid a grand for.

    I started the digital cable experiment just as that, an experiment to see if DBS and cable can now compete. I have to say, Comcast is kicking DISH's reflector to the curb, in fact, last week there was a SuperDish on my neighbor's curb. :D I still have DirecTV and I love DirecTV. It's a great service with excellent customer care. Yes, I've had problems out of them too, but I switched to them first from DISH, because of stories I read here. My experience with Pay TV in general has been a good one, except for Echostar, so call me what you want, but just don't call me a DISH-lover.
     
  2. KingLoop

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    Cable television is laughable with their analog signal on 1/2 of their channels. Screw comcast! Dish Network acquired over 1,000,000 NEW customers last year alone.
    Does comcast have 11,000,000 customers? Now I know that comcast promised you that they will soon be simulcasting in digital, what about the rest of America? People in general like DBS better than cable that's a fact cable is a crappy service and you keep lauding them as if they really had a quality service and you want to try to belittle my service provider because you got jaded. Screw cable and screw you.
     
  3. jgra

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    I been very reluctant in cancelling my dish service thinking that if I give them more time they will fix all the problems or at least give us current customers a great deal with the 942. Now I am looking into transfering back to Directv and getting the Tivo HD DVR which only costs $299 and why would you pay $299 upgrade fee for the 942 (speculation of course) as current customer when you can get TIVO!!!! A little more money overall but at least I will not have any of the problems I am currently having with Dish and I will call them about the problems. They should contact us send us a weekly email on status updates, problems etc that we should expect. The bottoms line is that they do not really care Charlie Chat is a advertisers haven not technical support or anything like that. I am planning in the near future to cancel I only reason is procrastination. Goodbye they ripped me off for buying the damn 921 but no more maybe in a couple of years I will come back. The funny thing is that they wanted to buy Voom hilarious they can't take care of anything correctly. Bye Dish and congrats for any "Dish Suckers" and I consider myself a "Dish Sucker" as well. Lets me maybe Directv, Comcast or vacation.
     
  4. jrbdmb

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    Hmmm ... this forum is called "General Dish Network™ Discussion". I would have guessed that that might include a discussion of why someone decided Dish Network wasn't for them. If Dish really reads these forums, perhaps they could learn something. And since the title of the thread was "cancelled Dish", those not interested could have just skipped the thread. Guess I was wrong.

    So, you don't like Dish's recent price increases? Get a life, shut up, quit being a pain in the ass.
    A channel you want that Dish doesn't carry? Get a life, shut up, quit being a pain in the ass.
    A bad Dish customer service experience? Get a life, shut up, quit being a pain in the ass.
    Billed for a PPV you didn't order? Get a life, shut up, quit being a pain in the ass.
    The Dish installer did a crappy job on your install, or didn't show? Get a life, shut up, quit being a pain in the ass.
    You paid $1000+ for 921 that won't receive new HD content? You wanted to use the Firewire port - which Dish advertised on the 921 then decided not to support? Get a life, shut up, quit being a pain in the ass.
    Your 921 has a tendency to delete all recordings? Get a life, shut up, quit being a pain in the ass.
    Considering switching to DirecTV or cable? Get a life, shut up, don't let the door hit your ass on the way out.

    Oh yes, and if you have anything else negative to say about Dish, screw you.

    Maybe we can just make a Dish Get a life, shut up, quit being a pain in the ass, screw you FAQ and shut the forums down.
     
  5. KingLoop

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    My point is that I personally appreciate differant points of view, I respect that someone might not like E* or D*, but to say that an analog picture, i.e. cable, is as good as a digital picture, i.e. DBS, that's ridiculous. E* may have its faults, that much is true, but it's still better than cable. Anyone who thinks channels 2-99 look acceptable with cable doesn't care about quality! Don't say that your Ford Pinto is as good as my Ford Escape because they both have 4 wheels and can go the speed limit. Cable and DBS might have similar programming but they are 2 differant technologies. Let's compare Comcast to WOW and E* to D* or Voom, not Comcast to E*. Cable doesn't compare to satellite. Most DBS subscribers would agree.
     
  6. Steve Mehs

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    Time Warner here has been simulating all but about a dozen (out of 75) analog channels in digital for a quite some time now. Other then our 6 locals, the only channels not in digital are TV Guide, Community Access and a few shopping channels.


    No, actually Comcast has 21,500,000 subscribers.


    Calm down, it’s just TV. We each chose which provider meets our needs best. Back in1998 DBS was a better deal for me but personally I think DBS channel line ups are laughable now. Time Warner Cable of Rochester is deploying new services, new channels, all at comparable price of DBS, which is why in July after 6 ½ of DBS I’m going back to cable. The DirecTiVo is the only thing about the entire DBS industry that I will really miss,
     
  7. RAD

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    Can I ask where you're going to get the HD Tivo (HR10-250) for $299???? I bet a lot of folks would like to know.
     
  8. lazaruspup

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    And how many did they lose to absurd customer service practices and their insane DISH N' IT UP program? I think its absolutely great that DirecTV went from the brink of shutting down to being the hands down winner in the DBS contest.

    Yeah, actually they have about 21.5 million customers... not bad for a company that only provides service in select areas of the country. Have you tried cable lately and dealt with their customer service? After continuous bad experiences with DISH, they were more than accomodating to me.

    No, its a poorly educated opinion that cable has crappy service. Its a fact that even though the few analog channels that I have are just that... analog, I would rather have fuzzy analog once in a while than no tv at all during rain fade. My SuperDISH was notorious for rain fade. Now, not getting into that whole issue, who has more bandwidth?? Cable. Who has definite plans for HD? Cable. Who brings you a new box same day or next day if it takes a dump on you? Cable. Who gives you a dual tuner HD DVR for free with installation? Cable. Now, I'm not bashing D* because they have been pretty good to me and as I said, I enjoy the service I get from them, plus TIVO. However, comparing DISH to Comcast at this point, at least in my area, is no real race. Comcast was behind, has crept slightly ahead and will make great gains in the next two years. I guess my question to you is, would you buy a Mercedes Benz hot off the street only to find out it has severe engine problems and not have any recourse or buy a Cadillac from a dealer and know that they back the product up?
     
  9. jrbdmb

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    I think the comparison of analog cable channels to DBS is really a local issue. In your area, apparently, analog cable stinks, and I have seen some really bad PQ. However, when you compare a really good analog signal with a DBS channel where the compression is cranked up, it becomes much more of a judgment call which is the better picture.

    (In my case, the low cable channels often show some snow or interference, but the higher channels are generally OK. DBS is still better *except*when the compression is cranked up and you begin to see artifacts everywhere. )
     
  10. lazaruspup

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    Precisely. I remember back in the days of Primestar, their compression was ridiculously high on some channels. For example, I can remember watching episodes of Monday Night Raw, then on USA, and whenever, the lights would go out in arenas, it would be pitch black on the screen of my 36" tv and you could make out every last artifact. I haven't noticed it so much in recent years, except when DISH first launched DISH 500, then I had a problem with a lot of digital noise. DirecTV has been good except on my locals, my locals always seem to have a lot of noise, it could be the feed from the stations, though.
     
  11. KingLoop

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    Lazaruspup,
    OK, I'm sorry, I probably dislike comcast as much as you dislike cable...I shouldn't have said screw you...If you like your service...well it's your service not mine.
     
  12. lazaruspup

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    That's exactly it, we all have services that do the things we need them to do. I like DirecTV a lot, I like Comcast a lot. They have been pretty good to me. If you would have asked me a year ago if I would go with cable, I'd have given you a resounding, "HELL NO!". Recently though, with the decline of Voom and having one less competitor out there, there is not much room for competition. It is eat or be eaten and I'm afraid that DBS is at a crossroads. Their bandwidth is filling up thanks to LIL and they haven't got a lot of room for expansion into HD. They have both promised great things but delivered mediocre results. I'll probably never dump my D*, because without it, my lake house would be OTA only. So yeah, it serves me well in that respect. Is Comcast perfect, no, far from it. The customer service they have given me though, 7AM service calls, thank you notes, on screen reminders about new HD coming on EXACT dates... I couldn't ask for a better switch for ME.

    I still love DBS and the whole concept. Once MPEG4 goes live and the boxes start switching, I will go that route, and if they fulfill all their promises, then I'll go back to all DBS again.
     
  13. joebird

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    I just can't believe that a guy who was trying to be helpful lets us know why he quit, and how incompetent Dish's support is -- and he gets his ass kicked here (even by the moderator, no less). Geezuz. If I left and they tried to make me return my $1000 purchase I'd be pretty pissed off, too. And no (to all you dealers on this thread), I didn't buy mine from an unauthorized dealer, either.

    Maybe all of you who are calling him a whiner just don't understand how bad the 921 problems are, or Direct and cable seem to have a lot more going for them now than Dish does. They are both adding features, stations, etc. (i.e. progressive). Dish seems to be in a long period of status quo, with the exception of turning out buggy software updates.
     
  14. RAD

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    Agreed, Nick makes a lot of folks feel unwelcomed here, IMHO.
     
  15. Laverne

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    I, too, was going to make an automobile analogy in this thread, but realized everyone else beat me to it. :rolleyes:

    I think you guys would cut Nick a little slack of you realized he probably just listens to a little too much Neal "Quit-whining-and-shut-the-hell-up!" Boortz, and probably not enough Pretty-Boy "If-that's-your-intellectually-honest-opinion-I-have-to-respect-that" Sean Hannity. :lol: :D

    You're still one of my favorite Mods, Nick! ;) :D
     
  16. joebird

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    While I can see that many people get tired of the "here's why I'm leaving" threads (particulary the moderators, as they have to read them all), sometimes there is new and good information in those threads, even if they start to get old for some. Is there a wish to also curb the "I'm really happey with Dish Network, and here's why DirecTV and Comcast suck" threads as well?

    I wasn't trying to bash Nick -- I'm sure he's up to his ears in posts that he does not think are constructive, etc. I just happened to notice that the moderator sort of jumped on the original poster as well as others. I had assumed that moderators might need to be somewhat neutral.
     
  17. lazaruspup

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    Just playing Devil's Advocate here, but maybe the reason we are seeing more and more of these posts is because there is more interest in the idea of switching. Look back through the archives and old posts and I'll be you won't find as many switching posts ever as what you'll find since December '04 onward.
     
  18. Nick

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    The...
    The following post does not necessarily represent the views of forum management, its advertisers or affiliates.
    The Law of Unintended Consequences. :whatdidid

    Are you saying that because I am a mod, a position I did not want, nor did I ask for, I should not be able to express my personal opinion, et flagrante ad hoc maximus infinitum? Just try to think of me as the Howard Stern of online moderation. the Al Franken of pre-paid radio, the Roseann of...well, you get the idea. :D

    Those who quit DBS should just go away quietly. No need to explain your reasons. We already know very well what they are. :rolleyes: Like Charlie and Rupert might say, 'I prefer not to stick my nose in the churn.'

    All others are most welcome, anytrime of the day or night. :wave:

    If my earler remarks offended anyone, I'm sorry. Now, get off the Internet before you get your feelings hurt -- again!

    Just kidding. :D
     
  19. RAD

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    IMHO, when your listed as a moderator and you respond to posts with comments like (and you didn't preface it with 'does not represent forum management:

    Please! No more freakin' "I've cancelled _________ (insert name of provider) and here's why" stories. Frankly, few of us give a rat's asterisk if you quit, who you quit, and especially why you quit.

    Read my lips, Tonto: WE DON'T CARE! It's over. Get a life, start a cable forum - what's that? Nobody cares about cable enough to talk about it? You feel like you're in solitary-cablefinement? No Shiite, Sherlock!

    You sure as hell aren't making folks feel like this is a forum for open discussion. As I said, you're listed as a moderator and folks see that title and responses like that what the heck are they supposed to think, you're representing the management of this site. Again, IMHO, if you want to continue to be the resident crumungdon' or whatever it was, maybe get another ID where you can flame the other users of this forum and it doesn't make it apppear that your representing management.
     
  20. glp

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    I always find it amazing when someone decides to chastise someone because their opinions differ from the so called masses or should i just drop the m in your case. You must be a sucker for punishment Nick aren't you the same snake oil sales man trying to get everyone over at the VOOM forum to buy a very shortly defunct HD service and taking everyone to task because we're missing the opportunity of a lifetime. What was that program I think it was China in HD. Recommendation do what I did go there in person. By the way last time I looked there we're no trailers in my neighborhood you must have some special peep hole that allows you to look into other peoples lives and the Tonto remark well you must have also seen that my ancestors were Iroquois. You must have been chosen as a monitor because of your superior intellect and amazing people skills oh how fortunate we are to have someone as superior as you to show us the errors of our ways.
    1 Get people to buy a defunct satellite company
    2 Insult people's race and where they live
    3 Disagree with someones opinion and tell them to leave no less
    How fortunate we are to have you Nick the resident crumudgeon or should I say "VILLAGE IDIOT" :nono2: Don't worry about the proverbial door hitting me in the you know what. I just slammed it in your face!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    glp
     
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