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Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by nmetro, Jun 14, 2007.

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  1. gopherscot

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    For me it will really hit at basketball times .... 17 games on the BTN for Iowa. Hopefully all will be good by then and I won't have to make a decision that I really don't want to make.
     
  2. TBoneit

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    I believe you left out of the equation, the How much will the cost of a programming package rise with the channel and will the new and retained subs be more than the loss if the price rises?

    There are probably even more factors we do not know yet. At this point in time Charlie knows what happens when he doesn't get what will be a popular channel, YES in NYC area.

    Moving on, Dish gave me what I wanted at the time. Locals from NYC, I'm in that market if anybody cares + LA locals. DirecTV wouldn't budge so I voted. Dishnetwork gave me what I craved after having a Stand Alone Tivo, A Satellite DVR well before DirecTv had one. Maybe I was lucky but my two 7100 DVRs were reliable and after I upgraded the drives held enough. I'm still using one to this day for overflow. It works better than ever. It runs cool and very quiet since I changed out the old 3.5" hdd for a laptop drive.

    So I guess my mental balance sheet says to me E* is better and I have more available to watch that I'd watch if I had the time.

    BTW hows the weather up inthe Quad Cities? From Someone with family downriver in Muscatine and thinking of moving back. Costs here in NJ are atrocious. My yougest Brother is now paying less a year for property taxes than he used to pay for a quarter in NJ.
     
  3. gopherscot

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    Things are great here ... 78 degrees today and no humidity. My favorite time of the year. Yes it is hard to beat this area for costs. My $350,00 house would be at least double that in Chicago. Love, being a sports fan, the three RSN's available for me as well. I get Comcast Chicago, Fox North, and Fox Midwest with the multi sports package .... all with no blackouts. All I need now is the BTN to make me never even dream of changing. Glad to hear from another Iowan.
     
  4. Paul Secic

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    Classic is a cut above basic, at least with Comcast..
     
  5. Codeman00

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    I hate that I have to check this board every day. I'm missing six Big Ten games tomorrow because of Charlie's standoff. Thanks pal. At least my game is on the U tomorrow...but still its a lot of football that I usually get to see that I will have to miss.

    Thanks Charlie! :mad:
     
  6. scooper

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    Why don't you thank BTN for changing it ?
     
  7. Codeman00

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    I think the BTN is a great idea personally so I won't blame them. I used to drop $100 per year on ESPN Game Plan and hope to get my Purdue games televised. Sometimes it worked out but many times the games would be available on ESPN or ABC so I just wasted $$. A couple of football games a year wouldn't get televised at all or would be placed on ESPN360 internet feed.

    At least now with the BTN, every Big Ten basketball and football game will be televised and that's a HUGE step as far as I'm concerned. It's out there, Charlie just won't deliver it to us. :mad:
     
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    colavsfaninnwia

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    Another Iowan that enjoys the multi-sport package, and the extra games that come with it. I would also enjoy Big Ten Network, but I will probably miss the season opener for my Gophers:mad:
     
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    angiecopus

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    and next weekend the Miami of ohio redhawks play the Gophers in minnesota, i only live 12 miles away from oxford, will i get to see it NO, because of Greedy people Like Charlie Ergen
     
  10. Sep 1, 2007 #410 of 572
    skizer

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    cause it's not all about the money for the Big 10???
     
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    norton54

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    If I had to blame anybody in this mess it would the BTN. But I guess it doesn't really matter as the only games I usually get to see anyway are the drubbings the Hoosiers get by the likes of Ohio State or Michigan on network TV. But basketball is a different matter. If Dish doesn't have it by basketball season I'm switching to DirectTV . :mad:
     
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    Codeman00

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    Exactly what I'm thinking!
     
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    Michael P

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    Last night WEWS ch 5 in Cleveland announced that BTN is available on Direct TV and Dish Network?!?

    Someone on their news research staff must have seen the BS news release that E* put out and not got a bunch of subscribers excited for nothing.
     
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    TBoneit

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    Despite the Pious posturing BTN about wanting a low tier to be available for all. It is really about the money. If they cared about the fan they would have amuch lower cost. IMHO of course.
     
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    Slamminc11

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    I guess they missed the news release that Comcast sent out a day or two after Dish saying the same thing.
    What exactly Did Dish that was BS?
     
  16. Sep 1, 2007 #416 of 572
    lionsrule

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    The worst part of not having the BTN right now is that I CAN watch my spartans destroy UAB 42-3 so far, but I can't watch THE BIGGEST UPSET IN MICHIGAN HISTORY!!!!! Go appy state!!! 21-14 in the 2nd
     
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    lionsrule

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    .....make that 28-14. This will be the greatest college football season ever!! I can't wait to see michigan fans wearing their maize/blue in shame!! Losing to a former DIVISION II team.
     
  18. Sep 1, 2007 #418 of 572
    BigBuckeyeFan

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    Don't bother. I have U-verse, U-verse carries the Big Ten Network... but blacks out the games in the states where those schools are.

    Do not adjust your eyes; you read that right. DirecTV subscribers here are able to see the Ohio State/Youngstown State game that's on right now, but U-verse subscribers are stuck with the Michigan game. Calls have been flooding into the AT&T call center, and the response they are getting, even from management, is that "we aren't permitted to show Ohio State games in Ohio, we have to black those out."

    Read about it at uverse users dot com, go to the Ohio discussion area. (Apparently I can't make urls here until I've posted five times, and this is my first post.)
     
  19. Sep 1, 2007 #419 of 572
    db2

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    I agree lionsrule

    The multiple feeds is a huge deal. This is another reason I support the BTN's existance. EVERY GAME is on tv. Not just the ones ESPN decides to show you.
     
  20. Sep 1, 2007 #420 of 572
    nmetro

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    Well, as we are now at half time for the first round of BTN games, the pot is beginning to boil. What could be the biggest upset in Michigan history is playing out on a few small cable TV systems, DirectTV and U-verse, unless you live in Michigan.

    Meanwhile, Ohio State has dropped Gametracker for another stat package that is not working. 1460 The Fan is charging for their internet stream and Dish has no BTN. While the Buckeyes should be able to ice a victory. Not being able to see what happens to Michigan could trigger a larger fan backlash against Dish, BTN and the Big 10.

    Isn't greed great?:)
     
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