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No HD For Puerto Rico

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by RG6-Q, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. RG6-Q

    RG6-Q New Member

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    If you live in PR have been waiting for Spot 70 to lit up on 61.5 with the channels IN HD we don't receive as in the USA don't hold your breath. Just had a long chat with Technical SupportLive Chat at DISH and the summary of the conversation was NO. Equal treatment with the same monthly bill and missing HD is not my cup of tea.
     
  2. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Doctor Whom Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    This topic seems misleading... it makes it seem as if there is no HD at all in Puerto Rico. I grant you that they get short-changed and don't have it all... but that has also been true of Alaska and Hawaii as well.
     
  3. RG6-Q

    RG6-Q New Member

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    The subject was done on purpose so everyone in PR could be informed of that very important slot. DISH does not love us anymore, but they will take our currency, U.S.D. And we have approx 400,0000 subs. But like the saying says "take it or leave it"
     
  4. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Puerto Rico HD is provided from WESTERN ARC satellites. Some HD channels come from ConUS beams plus there are spotbeams on 110 and 119 serving Puerto Rico.

    There is no content on 61.5 intended for Puerto Rico. Please aim your dish(es) at 110 and 119.
     
  5. tampa8

    tampa8 Godfather/Supporter

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    Dish does not take your currency. You give your currency to Dish. I am very familiar with the situation in P.R. from the other forum, and the answer is, if you have a better option don't use Dish if you think you are being taken advantage of. I not only don't blame you, but you should inquire and see if they will give more channels, or give you a reduced rate. But you allow Dish to do what you feel is wrong by subscribing.
     
  6. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Doctor Whom Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    This thread would be more aptly named, then, as "Less HD" rather than "No HD" for Puerto Rico. Again, I get the complaints and urge you to complain if you don't feel you are getting your money's worth... but hyperbole doesn't get you closer to solving the problem... so starting a thread about "no" HD when there is, in fact, some HD will probably cause some people to tune out to your plight that might otherwise have been sympathetic to your complaint.
     
  7. rajmarie

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    I am from PR...yes....I dont see some channels just because I cant watch them in SD. Will love if Dish can add more HD channels in PR. What fustrate is Dish adding eg Galavision in HD for PR...when that channel was blocked from PR subs & now suddendly we have it in HD. I wonder if even it gets watched 100 min spread across Dish PR subs per night.

    Also as I check from PR beams...maybe be can get some more HD channels but I guess Dish just dont want to use occupy those slots.

    I am for sure watching Libertys/Onelink HD channel count. My Dish bill + Liberty HSI bill is almost equal to the bundle bill by Liberty. The HD channel count is almost similar...but I am still not convinced by their box. Will wait & see how much more HD channel they add
     
  8. RG6-Q

    RG6-Q New Member

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    Yes I know. Just don't know why a site has Spot 70 for PR and they don't use it to keep us happy, Oh well. You have a point.

    Love your new Site look and ease of use of this site, Keep up your good work. Congratulations. :up:
     
  9. RG6-Q

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  11. tampa8

    tampa8 Godfather/Supporter

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    I don't understand what you mean. The "other site" has threads FROM PR SUBSCRIBERS who say they use 61.5 and have complaints about it. Further, there are threads there talking about how they do that at their own risk as there is no guarantee that slot will be used for Puerto Rico.

    Dish has stated before what satellites should be used, this is nothing new and info is correct, 119 and 110 is what Dish says to use.
     
  12. RG6-Q

    RG6-Q New Member

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    I just went to Spot 70 and zoomed it in and the gain for that Spot was 55.8 DBW with Puerto Rico on the background. That all I did and saw. It seems odd. but what the heck. Before I got that slot disconnected, the signal was pretty good on TP 10-14 & 17 with about 80.

    But you are correct, DISH does what they want and the public decides, just like a political election. I wonder how many electoral votes DISH has. :righton:
     
  13. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    In the not so distant past 61.5 was not the worst choice for Puerto Rico ... but DISH has moved the core HD channels off to 72.7, leaving just some of the SD channels on 61.5 (along with spots serving the mainland). I can see where people in the past would have aimed their dish at 61.5 - but that isn't the arc DISH is using for Puerto Rico.
     
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