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Charlie Chat Tonight (8/23) 9pm

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Stewart Vernon, Aug 23, 2010.

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  1. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Just to let everyone know... there is an oddly-scheduled Charlie Chat tonight at 9pm, channel 101.

    Odd because usually these are at the first of a month, and not near the end... so not sure what is up for discussion, but maybe something interesting.
     
  2. kucharsk

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    Probably the agreement to add AMC HD, which people have been screaming for for all seasons of Mad Men.

    Note DISH is first with this; DirecTV does not offer AMC HD.
     
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    Hopefully, in addition to above, information about the Disney, PBS and Fuse disputes.
     
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    What happened to the ending?
     
  6. James Long

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    They hit the wall of previously scheduled programming. :D

    Charlie: "Send us your paycheck each month." Priceless.
    Jim's suggestion that DISH network only costs 20 minutes of work per month? :eek2:

    Most of the show was about NFL and college football. AMC was highlighted. And there was a cool preview of the DISHOnline.com upgrade launching tomorrow. Then lame answers to questions began and time elapsed. Perhaps on a replay they'll get the ending in. :)
     
  7. Stewart Vernon

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    Wow on both counts!

    I'm sorry I missed this one... but I was out eating dinner with family.

    Those are some crazy quotes, even for a Charlie Chat!
     
  8. P Smith

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    Who need to watch it and waste your time if it could be described by two phrases ?! :D
     
  9. phrelin

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    I didn't record it and I'm sorry. Dish costs twenty minutes of work a month?

    That's one-third of an hour. That isn't even remotely funny in this economy.

    Let's assume for a moment that somehow you're getting Dish - package, receiver, etc. - for $40 a month. That's $120 an hour. Or $20,800 a month. Or $249,600 a year.

    Hey, but maybe he can get it for half, $20 a month. (Yeah, sure!) Well, we all know they pay their CSR's and service techs $124,800 a year, right?

    So I set a timer to record the replay. I have to see this one!:rolleyes:
     
  10. RMichals

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    yeah, Dumb & Dumber!
     
  11. SaltiDawg

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    Stewart,

    I realize that this isn't a DVR forum, but I never thought I would see someone say that they would miss something because they were not home. :lol:
     
  12. James Long

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    The way Charlie Chats are listed in the EPG data one cannot set a recurring timer (although a Dish Pass might work, if one didn't mind getting all the repeats).

    The replay runs longer that the original ... no 2008 VH1 special to cut it off. :)
     
  13. SaltiDawg

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    A Once timer works... :)

    Also a recurring timer for the repeat - New - gets the first repeat on a recurring basis. I caught the midnight or 1 AM first repeat with that timer.
     
  14. Stewart Vernon

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    Yeah, I know... and I even posted the reminder on the forum yesterday before going out!

    But... on my main TV I had my DVR "booked" with other channel recordings... and it slipped my mind to set a timer on one of my other receivers.
     
  15. SaltiDawg

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    I had the same problem. I found a re-broadcast at midnight or 1:00AM and created a Timer for that all "New" episodes of the re-broadcast. It worked, and I assume it will work for the first re-broadcast of future Charlie Chats.
     
  16. cloudy

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    This is the fist time I've watched a full episode of the charlie chat, and I can now say without question, these guys have no concept of reality when it comes to the value of money.

    Also Jim's says to get a 922, they'll charge a small fee. Well, I'm not exactly Poor. I make pretty good money, but I sure don't see $200 as a small fee.

    Perhaps Charlie and Jim make more money than they can ever spend, and think most of their customers are in the same boat.

    Also I liked the last question. Too bad I never heard the answer. Great timing guys.
     
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    Agreed, plus i would guess most dish bills are about 100.00 per month so that would mean jim makes 300.00 per hour. :nono2:
     
  18. cloudy

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    Actually, considering how out of touch they are, Jim probably gets the everything pack with all extras, so his bill is probably closer to $150+.
    So that's what 450/hr?!?
     
  19. SaltiDawg

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    I suspect that isn't too far off his actual salary.
     
  20. James Long

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    The average DISH customer pays $73.05.
     

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