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GoogleTV, available and shipping from Dish's website.

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Wilf, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. wje

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    I don't remember having the option to not pay the $4/month. You buy it through Dish, they add the fee. The 30 day return is nice if you want to try it out but aren't sure if you want it. No free shipping, though.
     
  2. HobbyTalk

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    So you pay that $4 forever as long as you are a Dish subscriber?
     
  3. 34Ford

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    Good question. Surely if you called them and said you sold it and dont need the dvr intergration feature any more they would take your word for it.

    Could be a way to get it for the $180 if you didn't want that feature.

    When I went and logged on to their site they automatically add the $4 per month if you buy it there.
     
  4. GrumpyBear

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    Just ordered a GoogleTV for my parents, and I just noticed that even before you receive the Device, Dish has already put on the $4 a month charge. Now I do know the GoogleTV will arrive quickly, does irritate me though they start the $4 charge the moment you order it. What happens if you order one, for the family as a Xmas present, and didn't plan on opening it until Xmas morning, $4 isn't a lot of money, but that's still $4 your paying for something your not using yet. Its just a little tacky. Still enjoying mine though, and looking forward to some the newer apps, and how they will update the apps.
     
  5. Wilf

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    In fairness to Dish, they state that the integration fee will be posted when you purchase, and 2nd day shipping is included. And, it is significantly cheaper than buying from Amazon.
     
  6. SaltiDawg

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    Not if you keep it activated for more than 30 months... :nono2:
     
  7. 34Ford

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    The device keeps getting labeled as complicated, worst device of the year, blocked by all the networks with no end in sight, overpriced, does not sound like a worthwhile investment to me.
     
  9. olguy

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    Google TV requested the makers of all Google TV devices to hold up.
     
  10. Chuck W

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    I actually view this as a good thing. It means Google is taking the issues seriously and not ignoring things.

    The recent update has updated the Netflix app to be just like the PS3 version. You can search and all those good thing. It "looks" like you can stream 5.1 from Netflix as well, but I haven't tried it, but I do see the labeling for it.

    They just need to work on something with the networks. As I said in another thread, the networks need to realize that it's not just GTV, it's Boxee and I'm sure many others to come.
     
  11. 356B

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    Northern...
    This sounds like a problem, some have said Google has just suspended manufacturing for tweaking, software issues, etc....going to make it better.
    This wreaks of trouble, I can't think of any company in recent history that suspended manufacturing of anything do to a tweaking issue..with the exception of food processors......Toyota kept making and selling cars.......No...look for some kind of alliance to develop between AppleTV and GoogleTV, just a hunch. Apple has had a TV device for some time now...with relative success. Apple does not have or back losers..... Google would be wise to get in their bed while they can....
    Another point is Job's network connections are better, there has been trouble in negotiating deals with the heavy hitters in LA and New York according to PC mag and others....this could be the real issue.
    I guess the story is, the internet based TV stuff is still finding it's way, for me this is not the time to by into a pricey new device...that could go the way of "laserdisc", beta and others......AppleTV...99 bucks....
    I must disclose I have Apple stock and would benefit, hopefully.... by such a deal.
     
  12. GrumpyBear

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    Don't forget that Mr. Mircrosoft has Apple stock as well, as Mr Jobs needed bailing out. Iphone and was a huge success, Ipad not that big of a success, and before you know it Apples luster will lose some more. Apple has good products but always makes it to expensive and anti user down the road as they think the Apple way is the only way, and no room for anything indivdual. As for a recent example of stopping a product for tweaking or revamping just look at the windows based phones. 1st generation wasn't selling and wasn't as user friendly as it should be. 2nd generation is putting a big dent in both andriod and iphone sales. Looking forward to whatever tweaks they come out with and better apps, as the apps needed help on the GoogleTV. Granted so does the remote. I love the keyboard, its way to useful. I wouldn't mind using it as the main remote, but no PiP for dual tuners, the PiP is for one tuner and the google device no channel recall are just the begining of some features I would like to have on the keyboard remote.

    Netflix update has been nice but the Xbox360 app is still better, by a country mile. Pandora is something I am finding USELESS, and more real apps are needed.
     
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    Northern...
    You're factually correct about Apple.......LOL.. sort of......was 97 when Gates lurked behind Jobs at Apple's annual. Jobs dropped the suit over Explore and agreed to support Office, Gates gave 150 mil and got no voting stock. Jobs was hardly back in the driver seat also... This was all before iPod and iPhone....iMac was barely out...LOL...I think.....? Sorry you have issue with Apple, many do, I don't.....Hell everyone knows Microsoft makes the most user friendly, stable OS in the world.......
    I'm glad you like the Revue, flaws and all........
     
  14. bhinegardn

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    it's just another junk fee that Dish adds to your bill like the cell phone company. it's the same reason I will not buy the Reveue, as I don't plan on paying a monthy fee that allows the two boxes to talk to each other. it's much like the $30 fee Dish charges to activate an external hard drive. No justification for the fee, just another junk fee.
     
  15. SaltiDawg

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    Great first post. lol Welcome to the forum where many folks offer helpful replies. :sure:
     
  16. olguy

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    According to an entry on the Logitch blog all is well. And Logitech is going to be at CES demoing the Revue and GoogleTV in spite of some articles saying otherwise.

    All is Well
     
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    Northern...
    And the "Extender" is "coming soon"....LOL :alterhase sorry, someone said here today... many things are said.....some are true, some are not.....personally "I believe everything....but have great doubt"......:scratch: it's a... my Zen thing......:icon_da:

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  18. olguy

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    I have to give the benefit of the doubt to Logitech. After all, they delivered the Revue on schedule, unlike Dish and the 922.
     
  19. 356B

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    I got a email ad from Amazon this AM introducing Logitech Revue with Google TV........seems they have some.......for sale......
     
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