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Dish/Blockbuster announcement coming Friday

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by FTA Michael, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. Jhon69

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    Does your 722k have L688 yet?.That maybe the software we will need for BB.My
    722k does not have it yet,but it seems there should be a reason for the BB announcement and this software upgrade happening at the same time?.;)
     
  2. mdavej

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    I only have L686 now. I noticed today the number of streaming titles in Dish Platinum has increased to 5500, of which 800 are HD. Yesterday those numbers were 3000 and 600. If this is the same as the streaming part of BB, it's good to see those counts going up.
     
  3. TBoneit

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    I still have Netflix DVD + Streaming. I used it to catch up on TV shows I had discovered over the last year this summer. The Closer, Psych, Eureka. etc.

    I still have a lot of 78RPM records. I have two wind up player, one that plays back Hill and Dale and side to side records by turning the head and one portable. I added those in the 70s and still want a Edison cylinder player.

    78s were still king when I was young, EPs and LPs were just starting to come out in high school years. My first TV was a 10" round RCA monster. And it was great I had my own TV set.

    Maybe all that is why I don't mind watching SD channels.
     
  4. Jhon69

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    That's great!.:D

    Since I have had the one year free Starz I have been able to go into TV Shows/Networks/Starz and stream movies from there with my 722k.I really like the * feature,where if you press the * button it only shows the free movies.That I have to say is one great feature from Dish Network on my 722k.I subscribed to the Platinum package when Dish Network added The Hallmark Movie Channel to it and now I will have access to BlockBuster Movie Pass on Oct.1.:)

    I believe it's a good time to be a Dish Network customer.Bring It!.:D
     
  5. dishman1999

    dishman1999 Registered User

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    that only if you have internet hook up to your box I can stream them though netflix cheaper and in HD why spend 10.00 dollars more for the same thing.
     
  6. Jhon69

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    Because I subscribed to Dish Network's Platinum package before this announcement with BlockBuster.I wanted those 22 channels to go with my AT120.:)

    Having BlockBuster Movie Pass being added to that on Oct.1 to me is nothing more than a bonus.

    I did the Netflix free trial thing and what surprised me was the amount of movies in SD.:(

    Like I said before if BlockBuster Movie Pass turns out to be not a good service,it doesn't matter,it's an add on to my Platinum package,so to me it's free.:)

    Isn't choice great!.:D
     
  7. Grampa67

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    +1
     
  8. palerider

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    Do you have to subscribe to Dish Platinum prior to October 1 in order to get Blockbuster Movie Pass added for the same $10.00 fee? I subscribe to Platinum HD channels now and the way I understand it, I will get Movie Pass automatically at no additional charge. However, my neighbors don't have Platinum. Do they need to subscribe now or can they do it after October 1st and still get Platinum channels plus Movie Pass for the same $10.00 fee? Thanks.
     
  9. coolman302003

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    Anytime between now and then, it will be the same $10.00 per mo. charge. So no they don't have to subscribe now unless they just want to.
     
  10. CeeWoo

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    Your post made me check my 722k....I have L688. I hadn't checked previously, so I have no idea if that was a change in the last couple days or if it's been there a while
     
  11. CeeWoo

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    I couldn't agree with you more! I do hope it streams faster than what I'm currently getting with Dish On Demand though...I started downloading a movie 8 hrs ago and it's still not complete.

    My 722k is connected to my Broadband internet via the electrical outlet hookup that was installed when the rec was put in. But no problem-I can watch tomorrow (I hope ;) )

     
  12. Jhon69

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    I received L688 this morning on my 722k/wMT2,went through my selections extensively and can't see any changes,but if I were to guess I would say I will Oct.1st.;)
     
  13. Jhon69

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    Remember the faster speeds you have through your Internet Provider the faster the downloads,of course there is a whatever you can afford to buy also.I have AT&T Elite DSL 6MB down/764k up for $40. a month.If AT&T would upgrade my area to fiber I could get faster speeds,but because I live in the "boonies" I am very happy with what I can get now,because there was quite a few years that went by before I could get what I have now.:)
     
  14. dishman1999

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    what a waste of time and money start doing things that upgrade my picture and makes this 722 vip box better then 922 vip box Blockbuster is a waste of time and money why because if I want to stream I'll buy a amazon box or just stream off my computer there is Hulu and Hulu plus and Netflix and Youtube so this is just a waste of time and money!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGiHtFcfrDA&feature=related

    hee haw replay's for sure it a must have.
     
  15. mdavej

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    It's hard to follow your stream of consciousness post, but I disagree 100%. Ten bucks for Dish Platinum plus streaming plus unlimited discs by mail (1 at a time) is the best deal going. Sure, the streaming part stinks, so keep Netflix/Amazon/Hulu if you want. But the streaming content on all of those services is pathetic compared to the 100,000 titles on disc you get basically for free with the Dish/Blockbuster deal. Sign me up!
     
  16. CeeWoo

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    I understand-I'm getting 7mbps consistently. Not great, but it should suffice

    I suspect the problem is in the method that the 722k is connected to the internet (adapters thru the household elect wiring). AND that's for downloading from Dish Cinema NOT for streaming. I'll be checking again after the Blockbuste is set up in a few days.

    Either way, I'm good. It's doesn't appear it's gonna cost me anything extra :)
     
  17. Reaper

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    Great move by Dish. It's very aggressive and will drive up their subscriber base quite a bit I think.

    As soon as my contract is up with Frontier next year I'll be back with Dish. This move seals that deal!
     
  18. bobukcat

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    If this works on my 622s I will be very pleased (already a Platinum sub) to kill Netflix streaming and lower my subscription from three discs down to two or one and supplement that with BB's one disc a month. If they would offer me $10 off of one of the higher tier plans like 3 discs at a time I may just drop Netflix altogether and I've been sending them money every month since 1999.
     
  19. mdavej

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    I saw on another forum that Dish says the plans will be $10 for 1 out, $15 for 2 out and $20 for 3 out. Don't drop Netflix streaming just yet. According to the number of streaming titles already announced, it's identical to the Dish Platinum streaming you have today, which has very little overlap with Netflix (except for Starz content).
     
  20. sigma1914

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    The best plan would be keep Netflix streaming only and utilize the BB/Dish disc offer. That way you get the best of both worlds for only $8.
     

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