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Dish picks up 10 VOOM channels

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by cdru, Apr 29, 2005.

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  1. Apr 29, 2005 #41 of 232
    Scott Greczkowski

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    I just got word that it will be on 61.5 for now, but will appear soon on 148.
     
  2. Apr 29, 2005 #42 of 232
    musicmaker2020

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    That stinks for me I was crossing my fingers on it coming to the 110 or 119 and that means I need a new dish :(
     
  3. Apr 29, 2005 #43 of 232
    Mark Lamutt

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    That's what I'm hearing from Mark Cicero as well. 148 soon, but not at launch. :( Well, I've got a 24" dish getting here on Monday that maybe will help with my tree problem. It's snowing hard enough here today anyway that working on the dishes on the roof ain't gonna happen.
     
  4. Apr 29, 2005 #44 of 232
    joebird

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    Any idea of what "soon" means? Weeks, months? I can't see 61.5 from the west coast.
     
  5. Apr 29, 2005 #45 of 232
    lee120

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    From DAN At Dbsforums.com: Stay tuned for an announcement from DirecTV after Spaceway 2 is launched (June 14 is when Spaceway 2 is launched)
     
  6. Apr 29, 2005 #46 of 232
    dishbacker

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    Even a better question... in the near future... 3-5-7 months out... will these channels remain on the wings, or will they all move to 110/119/129?
     
  7. Apr 29, 2005 #47 of 232
    Scott Greczkowski

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    Snow? :eek2: :eek2: :eek2:
     
  8. Apr 29, 2005 #48 of 232
    Bama Mac

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    I have the HD pack, the top 120, plus my locals. I believe I only see 119 and 110.

    So does this mean I will not be able to get the new channels when they are launched on May 1?
     
  9. Apr 29, 2005 #49 of 232
    normang

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    Cool, we finally get more HD, and now the complaint is, "I need another Dish to get it?"

    I would think this would have been obvious to the blind that the wings were going to carry this and if you don't have a wing Dish, you soon will.

    The question then becomes, if you sub to the HD pack, will they offer some sort of deal for a wing dish install.
     
  10. Apr 29, 2005 #50 of 232
    boylehome

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    I'm willing to bet that both ends get them. This is exciting. Looking forward to some HD expansion.
     
  11. Apr 29, 2005 #51 of 232
    Mark Lamutt

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    That's correct, Bama.

    Scott - yup...although it's let up for now. Supposed to snow through the afternoon and night, letting up sometime tomorrow.
     
  12. Apr 29, 2005 #52 of 232
    Nick

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    The...
    I'm ready, boys, I'm ready! :sure:
     
  13. Apr 29, 2005 #53 of 232
    Bama Mac

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    Well, that just S@$%%^^!!!! :(
     
  14. Apr 29, 2005 #54 of 232
    Jim Parker

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    I will gladly put up another dish to look at 148! I have an extra 36" dish, just need an LNB and to do something with the switch. It's time to do a little research on how to hook up 3 dishes with Legacy LNBs.

    There are some trees in my way, but I was planning on taking those out sometime in the future anyway.


    Mark: You should move north! It's 70 degrees here - we have set all time highs for the last 4 days in a row. First time ever that it has been 70 in April. :)

    If this is global warming, then I'm all for it! :D
     
  15. Apr 29, 2005 #55 of 232
    Mark Lamutt

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    I hear you, Jim. I'm absolutely all for the global warming thing to take over myself...
     
  16. Apr 29, 2005 #56 of 232
    Richard King

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    Snow??? :barf: As I have stated many times in the past, snow should only be seen in pictures and on distant mountaintops. :lol: Of course watching snow (of the meteorological variety) during a good documentary in HD on Dish might not be too bad either.
     
  17. Apr 29, 2005 #57 of 232
    ZJedi01

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    So for those of us that have 105 119 and 110 Superdish, who has to pay for this new Dish Pro plus 44 switch thats like $200 and who is gonig to pay for the dish and pay for the installation of the extra 61.5 dish i will need.

    I mean Im all for HD, but this has been a complaint of mine for a while with CBS-HD being on 61.5, which i never understood was not put on the 105 bird (there has to be room for at least 1 HD channel on it). I know that these new channels would not have any chance of ever fitting on one the current satelites. But I truly hope someone eventually decides...hmm maybe people are tired of having dish farms in their yards and having to have the install guy come out everytime i want to add a channel. We can put the damn satelites in space...you think they could figure out how to arrange it so that it all can be receieved by one dish and to quit having to add equipment just to receive it. If Dish/DirecTV ever want to have more customers total than cable...this is something that eventually is going to have to be solved. Its just not practical.

    That being said I am so excited about the 10 new HD channels...and gonna have to figure out how to convince the wife to put another eyesore in the yard.
     
  18. Apr 29, 2005 #58 of 232
    invaliduser88

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    Guess it's time to buy an lnbf for that Dish 300 sitting in the back of the garage.
     
  19. Apr 29, 2005 #59 of 232
    dishbacker

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    I think its great that Dish will not only announce the agreement but add it to a place they have capacity available. 12 months from now, it sounds like most everything will be on 110/119/129 (heck, maybe less than 12 months), but instead of making us wait until 129 is ready (and 110 has the planned gazillion spot beams for all of the locals).. they put stuff on the wings. Creates havoc for some, decisions on what to do about DPP44 switches for other, and joy for the rest that have the needed setup.

    In the end, it wets the appetite to sign up with dish... and the timing couldn't be better for those Voomer's trying to decide what to do.
     
  20. Apr 29, 2005 #60 of 232
    Jim Parker

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    I found a wiring diagram on the E* page. Looks like I need to change the SW44 to an SW64 to hook up three dishes. Anybody know how much an SW64 costs?
     
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