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Fisher Communications Channels off DISH

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by crrscott, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. Slamminc11

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    I believe the question would be, are you willing to do it to your credit? Because, yes, they will turn you over PDQ...
     
  2. James Long

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    It depends. Are you really that big of a pain in the ..... :D

    I'm just a guy on the internet. If you want to know what DISH thinks ask DISH. You have their number ... they have your account information. Between you and the company you'll have to work things out for yourselves. The cancellation fee may be pro rated. But that is something DISH will have to say, not us guys on the internet.
     
  3. WebTraveler

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    It's about $13 a month for the remaining months. I have contacted Dish a couple different times and have less than $55 due if I canned this thing right now. Every month it gets less. In some ways paying the $55 for me is not a big deal.

    But I do like the Dish technology and the set up. I've looked into Directv's technology and to use their DVRs while you watch one program you need to have two cable lines going into it. I am just not excited to get a second set of wires and the complications that causes. I don't know why they can't do two off of one, like Dish says.

    But the management of Dish and the morons they have that work at the senior levels leaves something to be desired. The CEO@dishnetwork.com is not the senior office like one thinks it is - it's just a buffer between the regular customer service and the senior leadership team. I was told nobody gets to ever talk to the senior leadership team, period. Outside of finding these clowns home numbers, our thoughts and comments about Fisher are not even being heard. Charlie Chat is full of propaganda and they shield you from talking to them and selectively take people.

    Unless Fisher drops the whole thing completely and goes with the old rates this simply will not get resolved - until lots of contracts come up and people start leaving in droves because of this issue. In time they will....
     
  4. Kheldar

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    They can, and do, with D*'s Single Wire Multiswitch.
     
  5. WebTraveler

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    Really? I have to wonder because that was a specific discussion I had with the 1-800 group. That is good to know, maybe Dish is done for me - I need to investigate that.
     
  6. calgary2800

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    I could use a little less conflict in my life so Dish and Charlie's always gotta fight this and that vibe will be gone when my contract is up.
     
  7. Kheldar

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    The SWM (Single-Wire Multiswitch) cannot be requested, and is only available in certain areas.

    However, you can find it at stores like SolidSignal.com for more info.

    The only way you might be able to request it as part of your install is to go through a local dealer that has them. I don't know who has them, though.

    Is DishNet's single-wire situation relatively new? The DVRs I see on their website have 2 satellite inputs.
     
  8. James Long

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    DISH calls it DISHProPlus or DPP and DISH has been doing a single wire two a two tuner receiver for at least three or four years. There is a limit of one receiver per coax off of the switch or DPP LNB, but each receiver can be a single or dual tuner receiver.

    A special "separator" is used at the back of the receiver to split the coax to the two inputs.
     
  9. TheChef

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    If you are really curious on the single wiring solutions or why they work, check out the info on bandstacking / translating.
     
  10. BNUMM

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    Or check out the D* part of DBS Talk.
     
  11. WebTraveler

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    My Better Business Bureau complaint about the Fisher-Dish situation to Dish Network was routed to a person who has no knowledge of anything. She claimed that it was her job to process all of the Better Business Bureau and Attorney General complaints. It seems that the senior staff tells her nothing about "negotiations" and none of the complaint details are referred to anyone in the senior levels who has any power to do anything. Essentially the complaint dies in her office with no actions taken. Yet that is the response. Is this why Dish Network is not highly rated at the Better Business Bureau? Because they assign complaints to people who are powerless and have no knowledge of the situation?
     
  12. calgary2800

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    I'm a simple man, never been sued by anyone for millions of dollars. How long does it take to settle such a hugh amount? I've hoping to catch the 2nd half season of Lost in HD this year and not on my lousy tube TV which I'm stealing the signal off cable.
     
  13. rgrgrg

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    looks like we won't be watching the oscars this weekend on ABC. Any one know for sure if fisher and dish are even talking?
     
  14. Eksynyt

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    I doubt it...I'm fully convinced that we'll never see ABC on Dish Network in Portland ever again.
     
  15. calgary2800

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    I'm actually getting used to watching Lost on the tube now, took a few shows to get used to it and now dont give a shi@ if ABC ever comes back to Dish. Hope these two morons known as CEOs lose lots of money and veiwers in this.
     
  16. JM Anthony

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    Colleen Brown is the CEO for Fisher. While it takes two to tango, she gets the lion's share of the blame on this one. Why not cut a deal for service going forward and then litigate past actions if you want.

    John
     
  17. James Long

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    In this case I believe there will be no deal as long as there is litigation.
     
  18. OinkinOregon

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    Is there a DEAL??:D
     
  19. OinkinOregon

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    Still showing Charlie Chat from last year.. FALSE ALARM!!:mad:
     
  20. Mogrub

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    I'm thinking about converting to Dish from DTV, and one of the draws is the Dish ability to support two tuners from a single coax line. (Talked to DTV about doing a SWM install and they said fugghedaboutit.)

    One question -- does the use of a special separator as described above diminish the signal strength or signal quality in any way? We've got a new Panny plasma and want to make sure that I feed it the best signal I can.
     

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