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Retailer Chat, December 22, 2005: some details, locals, etc...

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Darkman, Dec 22, 2005.

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  1. James Long

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

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    It's the design. To fully use all 130 spot transponders at R1 E* would have to have 11 uplinks - some of them on the west coast where 61.5 isn't the best solution in E*'s stable.

    See TNGTony's page here in the EKB for the downlinks.

    JL
     
  2. David248

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    Are you certain Dish is still offering annual rates? They removed them from there website about the time they raised prices at the beginning of this year. If annual rates are still available, does anyone know what AT60 and AT120 annual rates are currently?

     
  3. rocatman

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    You would think that Dish would use their new uplink sites in Illinois, Virginia and Texas for Rainbow-1 specifically the Chicago, Raleigh and Houston uplinks but I don't think that Rainbow-1 has been mentioned in the FCC applications for these sites, only E-10. The Blackhawk site can probably do the Minneapolis uplink if the new Illinois site can not and Dish probably has an agreement with Cablevision/Voom to use the Bethpage site for the New York area. Not counting the western spotbeams, Dish would also need uplink sites for Atlanta, Miami, St. Louis, New Orleans and Bangor although I think the last two maybe of lower priority. By the way I think the total number of uplink sites for Rainbow-1 is 14 for spotbeams but 4 of these are out west.
     
  4. James Long

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    Most of R1's downlinks are paired two to one to uplinks, for example: the Chicago uplink feeds the Chicago and Detroit downlink spots. There are 14 uplink sites:
    Beam: R01 Bangor 69.25W 44.90N
    Beam: R03 Bethpage 74.87W 41.06N
    Beam: R05 Raleigh 78.02W 35.43N
    Beam: R06 Atlanta 83.99W 33.67N
    Beam: R09 Miami 81.30W 26.96N
    Beam: R11 Chicago 88.22W 41.51N
    Beam: R12 New Orleans 89.44W 30.84N
    Beam: R13 Minneapolis 94.57W 46.77N
    Beam: R14 St Louis 92.26W 38.52N
    Beam: R17 Houston 96.33W 29.27N
    Beam: R18 Denver 105.77W 40.41N
    Beam: R20 Seattle 119.63W 46.07N
    Beam: R21 San Fransisco 120.89W 37.93N
    Beam: R22 Los Angeles 115.34W 33.50N

    I don't expect E* to use all of the spots on R1. Just enough to do a few eastern market HD LILs if they get pressed for space at 61.5 . It is nice to know that they are there for the future.

    JL
     
  5. Eraven34

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    Got this from Customer Service Nov. 13, 2005:


    "Thank you for your e-mail. Below is an overview of the programming packages we offer. Prices are effective 02/01/05.

    America’s Top 60 ($26.99/month or $297.00/year)
    America’s Top 120 CD ($37.99/month or $418.00/year)
    America’s Top 180- ……($47.99/month or $528.00/year)

    Cinemax- 5 channels…. ($11.99/month or $132.00/year)
    ShowTime- 10 channels…. ($11.99/month or $132.00/year)
    STARZ - 8 channels ….($11.99/month or $132.00/year)
    HBO The Works- 8 channels…. ($13.99/month or $154.00/year)"


    So they still offer a '12 months for the price of 11' kind of deal.


    Eric
     
  6. Darkman

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    Bingo!

    Had no time to play around with this any differently this time.. besides.. Scott at other forum does it in this manner on the constant basis ...

    Not a big deal anyhow...
    - as to 17 posts vs. 1 post.. - someone is welcome to subtract 16 posts from my post total.. or even go one step further and combine the 17 posts into 1 post :D


    P.S. By the way, that wasn't the 1st time i reported the chat's info in this manner...
     
  7. BFG

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    Wow so only 2 years after dish I'll be paying $5 more than what I paid when I started...
     
  8. navychop

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    After 4 years with DISH, I'll still be paying less than I did each month to a cableco that provided fewer channels and far worse PQ.
     
  9. Ray_Clum

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    No news on significant viewed :nono2: :mad:
     
  10. Ray_Clum

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    AT60 - 29.99
    AT60 w/locals (or AT60-DHA which includes locals) - 34.99
    TC - 38.99
    AT120 - 39.99
    TC w/locals - 41.99
    TC+ - 42.99
    AT120 w/locals (or AT120-DHA which includes locals) - 44.99
    TC+ w/locals - 45.99
    AT180 - 49.99
    AT180 w/locals (or AT180-DHA which includes locals) - 54.99

    Makes the difference between TC and AT120 minimal... If it wasn't for using a 522 (no 2nd receiver fee) and being an SBC|Dish customer ($4/mo discount) I'd switch back to DTV around March (to see what DTV's pricing would go to) - My AT120+DVR will be 45.98 and TC+locals+DVR+2nd Rec would be 52.97. If DTV ever came out with a dual output DVR (similar to 522/625) it would make things very interesting...
     
  11. navychop

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    Don't forget, D* HD PQ is less than E* HD PQ, plus they have fewer HD channels. And E* moves to the full 15 Voom channels next month, making the gap even wider. This will matter a LOT in the next few months. How many non-digital TVs will be sold by next Christmas? Plus, the "15" model DVR from D* has very bad reviews.
     
  12. DISHDADDY

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    Did they mention anything about the 105 locals? I Know they are changing some areas to 129, but if they leave some as 105 than they had better start making 105's that can stand hot and cold temps.
     
  13. Darkman

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    None of that was mentioned on this particular chat anyhow....
     
  14. nater131

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    HBO increased $1
     
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