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Charlie Chat Recap - 3/13/2006

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Allen Noland, Mar 13, 2006.

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  1. Allen Noland

    Allen Noland New Member

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    10th Anniversary Show with Charlie and Jim.

    10th Anniversary Giveaway - African safari. Call in during the show to enter. A Name will be drawn at the end of the show.

    10 years for dish, 25 years for echostar. The started out selling big dish in 1980. Sold over 1 million Big Dishes. In 1987, started working on DBS. The Chinese launched first Sat in Dec 1995. They bet the company on the launch. The next Chinese launch (not echostar) exploded. 10 years (and a couple of days ago) they got there first customer. Now have more than 30 million viewers.

    Now in 50 Stats, Puerto Rico and virgin Islands.
    2300 Channels
    Most National HD Programming
    96% house holds covered by local networks.

    Dish Network Pioneered bringing local channels via satellite.

    Launched 10 satellites in 10 years. Just launched Echostar 10 and continue to invest in the business.

    Showing a montage of video clips from the last 10 years.

    When the started they had 40 channels for 19.99. Now customers can get 40 channel family pack for 19.99. This price is guaranteed to January 2008 as well as America’s top 60 (29.99) and DishHD Bronze (49.99).

    Local channels are optional. Most cable companies cost $10-12 to get locals. Also, you can add HBO or Cinemax or Starz or Playboy TV to AT 120 or higher for $20. Locals added to any package for $5. Can now at 35 DishLatino channels for 12.49/mo to any Dish top programming package.

    New channels: AT 60 – The Documentary Channel and Resorts and Residents.
    AT120 – CSTV, Soap net, Oxygen, NFL Channel, Comcast Sports.
    AT180 – ESPNU, Reality TV, Tennis, Fine Living, LIME
    DishLatino – ESPN en espanol, Television Dominicana, Canal Uno.
    .

    Commitment is to have Most HD. Have 23 Basic HD channels, some premium. HD locals in 12 Cities. Simple for you to buy. Add HD to any package for $20.

    DishHD Bronze 49.99
    DishHD Silver 59.99
    DishHD Gold 69.99
    DishHD Platinum 99.99

    Add locals to any package for 5/month. You get analog and HD for the same $5. HD locals are in 12 cities now, 25 by June.
    New HD channels will be in Mpeg4. Easy to Upgrade your HD to DishHD and save.

    If you have today: Upgrade offer.
    HD Single-Tuner Upgrade to a leased ViP HD Single Tuner receiver ($49).

    HD DVR (942/921) Upgrade to a leased ViP HD Dual Tuner DVR ($99 April1)
    (regular price is $299)

    Only Company with an Mpeg4 HD DVR on the market. It is a rebate. You pay the $299, then you get a $200 credit when you return the 942/921). Price also includes installing new antenna.

    Non HD customers. Hd Single-Tuner for 1 TV’s, $98.00
    HD DVR Dual-tuner for 2 Televisions - $299.99 (same price for new customers).
    SD Dual Tuner DVR receiver $98.00
    SD Single Tuner Receiver - $49.00

    (now showing video for Pocket dish).

    New pricing.
    AV402e $199.00
    AV500e $369.00
    AV700e $499.00

    Better TV for all – Better Price, Better content, Better Technology.

    (Now showing video old Charlie chats)

    New Programming

    Oxygen – Channel 127.
    Fine Living – Channel 113.
    Tennis Channel – Channel 400
    The documentary Channel – Channel 197
    Family PPV – Channel 532


    (Now showing an interesting interview with Dick Enberg)

    (Customer testimonials (customers since 1996))

    Dan Catts won the Safari.

    May 8th is a Tech Forum.

    June 12th is the Next Charlie Chat.
     
  2. bhenge

    bhenge AllStar

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    Thanks for the recap!
     
  3. mick70

    mick70 Cool Member

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    aA waist of my time!
     
  4. Fifty Caliber

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    IIRC, several DBS-Talk members have said this about each and every Charlie-Chat. :lol: My question for you, So what else is new?
     
  5. obermi

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    Same here! Waste of my time too!
     
  6. John W

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    No, this was beyond the pale.
     
  7. obermi

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    What is the LIME station?
     
  8. Fifty Caliber

    Fifty Caliber Banned User

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    LIME = Wisdom

    AFAIK, there has never been a Charlie Chat where someone on DBS Talk has not mentioned how useless it was.
     
  9. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Yep. Lets forgo the usual Chat bashing and talk about what was revealed on the chat. Not all chats can be winners.

    BTW: E* may have "LIME" but it's still WISDM in the EPG ...
     
  10. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    No... he said it was a "waist" of his time... not waste... So I'm guessing it affected his weight in some way, or at least his pants size?

    ;)
     
  11. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I will say this... The chat said 1.5 hours in the EPG, but they seemed like they were trying to end it in an hour, and ended it around the hour and fifteen minutes mark to roll the credits and didn't take questions.

    Most of the info was pretty much like the last chat, except for some of the nostalgia.

    I actually enjoyed some of the nostalgia since I have only been there for about half of their 10 years... though I was kinda surprised to see them announce no chat tech or customer next month.

    Seems like April could use a chat.
     
  12. Rob Glasser

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    Nice job on the recap Allen. Thanks.
     
  13. RTCDude

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    Not true. Back in 1999 & 2000 lots things were changing and happening. Chats were full of interesting news and tidbits. Today's chats are just place-holders filled with fluff.

    That's why I record them and watch them later. With the 30 second skip button, I watched the meat of tonight's (about) 80 minute chat in 12 minutes. Thank God for PVR.
     
  14. invaliduser88

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    From the recap...not much was revealed that we didn't already know.

    And anyways, chat bashing is so much more fun!!!! :D
     
  15. chasby

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    That was quite an accomplishment. One hour and 20 minutes to reveal absolutely NOTHING new.
    I am a disgusted 10 year customer with a 501 and an 811 and the wonderful 622 deal that Dish offers me is as follows:

    Up Front Payment: $299.00

    PLUS THE FOLLOWING MONTHLY BILL INCREASES:

    $6.00/month lease fee
    $4.00/month increase in warranty fee
    $6.00/month Dual Receiver (No Telephone) Fee
    $6.00/month DVR fee

    FOR A GRAND TOTAL OF $22.00 PER MONTH INCREASE WHICH WOULD THEN ALLOW ME TO RECORD SOME OF THOSE DAY-TO-DAY, MONTH-TO-MONTH REPEATS ON THOSE 20+ NATIONAL HD CHANNELS!!!!

    The excitement is OVERWHELMING!!!!!!!

    chasby:mad:
     
  16. Hound

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    What Comcast Sports in AT120? Chicago? I guees not Philadelphia
     
  17. Geronimo

    Geronimo Native American Potentate DBSTalk Gold Club

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    "what else is new?" isa question that could just as easily be asked about the chats. If you produce a show of this kind you open yourself to both praise and criticism.

    As for Comcast Sports Chicago and Philadelphia they are two separate Channels. Comcast Philly is distributed terrestrially and that allows its owner to refuse to offer it to satellite. We can't blame DISH for not offering it---or for making deals with the other Comcast owned RSNs.
     
  18. UTFAN

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    Then cancel. Pretty easy solution, and you won't have to watch the Charlie Chats. Sounds win-win to me.
     
  19. tomcrown1

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    Yea go with Comcast now over 30 HD channels
     
  20. chuckflarhu

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    so no mention of Food Network in HD or HGTV in HD?
     
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