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Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Curtis0620, Mar 2, 2004.

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  1. JohnH

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    Current, Next and Later Channel. That is what you get. Oops! If the next is an hour, you don't get a later.
     
  2. ypsiguy

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    Wow...Now I'll never feel like I left Comcrap. The TVguide interactive thing on there used to have an option to turn it off, but they took that away. God forbid I may miss an ad. TVguide= TV spam.
     
  3. garypen

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    Don't forget the horrible graphic interface, slow response time, and only being able to view 30 minutes at a time. It was quicker to use the newspaper.
     
  4. Neutron

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    Ya know, that would make a bunch of sense. Instead of having all these different locals have a set of the networks for each time zone. I would be all for it. The locals look crappy anyway.


     
  5. moedog

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    Yeah, like there would be justice in cutting a local station's assess to 10 to 20 percent of the homes in their markets that they have been serving for the last 50-60 years and to which they own exclusive rights to almost all programming. But is not really the govt. that is driving locals on satelite. People want to view their local stations. They are the oasis of familiarity in a standardized world. ANd don't forget that despite the huge number of cable/satelite channels available, well over 50% of all viewing is still with local TV. THat is the real reason CHarlie is pushing LIL.
     
  6. ypsiguy

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    I sympathsize, I hated it too. I would tend to believe that the guide we presently have will go away. Usually these agreements have "exclusivity" clauses. The present guide would be competition, therefore not allowed to continue. TV Guide used to have an off button on cable, but it went away fast. I'm sure the advertisers didn't like the subscribers having a choice in the matter.
     
  7. Jacob S

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    The TV Guide Channel would be good for those used to that channel that are on cable, and for those that do not know how to do the more complex features of the satellite system such as the EPG. It would simplify things for some.
     
  8. scooper

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    DON'T take away my interactive EPG !!!

    Put the (IMHO) useless TV Guide channel on to settle the lawsuits, but DON'T take away our Interactive EPG !
     
  9. music_beans

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    At least it aint a shopping channel. :D
     
  10. TBarclay

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    They're not going to take away the current interactive guide. Just look at DirecTV. They have the TV Guide Channel and still have their guide.
     
  11. Darkman

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    TBarclay - I agree!

    [edit] - Hey Cool... - just noticed - 2000 posts for me now - and i got all of 'em 5 stars :D

    Now i can slow down... hehehe (j/k)
     
  12. James Long

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    And that means they can use the data and the concept. But they don't have to ...

    It should be interesting. They may just use it to settle lawsuits and make money off of the cable operators. Stick the pig!

    JL
     
  13. Nick

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    You have a point, Jacob. Now that I'm retired, I have more time to wait for the channel I want to scroll around. I could even take a nap waiting for my channel to show up.

    I'm such an idiot. For a long time I didn't know what an EPG was. But ever since I sat on the remote and accidentally found it, I watch it all the time. I'm still trying to figure out how to get it off that big rectangular thing that shows the picture, It's been showing for two years now. The really cool thing is I can still see it even when the set of turned off. I figured out that power button thingie the first month I had the set.

    Now I hear that there is more than just that one channel. Can anyone tell me how to get the other one???
     
  14. JohnL

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    I do agree with you about locals, 3 Time Zones of Locals is all I care about. With that said a vast majority of Dish and DirecTV subs wouldn't be without THEIR OWN locals.

    All that is different about your OWN LOCALS is a couple of hours of Syndicated programing, a Local Newscast unless you get the HORRIBLE FOX "Faux" newscast from Baltimore with almost no local content, and which flavor of Infomercials on Saturdays, Sundays, Mornings or in the early Morning hours on Week days. 90 precent of what most people watch on the local affiliates is the national network feeds. The NAB is outmoded but well financed and supported and ENTRENCHED. This won't change anytime soon.

    What is ridiculous are affiliates like mine for instance. Our Local NBC affiliate trumpets the use of Digital transmissions as well as pointing out they were the first local channel to broadcast a Digital signal almost 2 years ago (although only SD). Now we have 2 more locals ABC, and PBS broadcasting HD, and the lowly first local affiliate to transmit Digitally is still SD only with a qualifier (according to their website will go HD with enough content) according to the affiliates owner, our DMA will see NO HD on this affiliate until the FCC mandates HD broadcasts. That's great, and the kicker is the local affiliate will not sign off waivers to get an HD affiliate from the network. With all of that said we have another local doing the exact same thing, so no CBS HD or NBC HD will be coming for us in our DMA.

    The FCC should either mandate HD or allow viewers in a DMA to get OTA Network HD from other sources this would force local affiliates like mine to either go HD or get out of TV broadcasting.

    Mike Powell is doing a great job for the NAB, "Hey, Mike keep up the good work".

    John
     
  15. scooper

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    There is NO MANDATE for the broadcasters to do HDTV - only Digital TV (ATSC). So, if your local stations have told you they will do HDTV only when the FCC mandates that - you've got a LONG WAIT.
     
  16. TBarclay

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    I agree that network HDTV signals should be made available for viewers who have no access to local HDTV. I'm over 65 miles from a network HD signal and have no way of picking them up at all. Thank God for CBS being available on Dish for folks like me. Now if we could get ABC, NBC, PBS and possibly FOX to go along.
     
  17. Link

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    From Sky Retailer News:

    Gemstar, EchoStar Settle; DISH Gets C-Band Biz
    Gemstar-TV Guide and EchoStar agreed to resolve all outstanding litigation between the companies, and announced a long-term patent license and distribution agreement that will allow EchoStar to use Gemstar's intellectual property and technology as well as the TV Guide brand in its interactive program guides.


    If this TV Guide branding in the program guide looks and operates like the ones built into RCA TV's Guide Plus Gold, I want no part of it.
     
  18. newsub

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    Ok so now Dish will look and feel like comcast digital cable with the price hikes and now the tvguide interactive guide coming now where's the channels? I want my ovation, mtvhits, vh1 megahits, vh1 country, music choice, etc.
     
  19. willy

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    have you thought about switching providers?
     
  20. newsub

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    can't. I'm under contract until august and my dad (i live with him while im in college and he pays the bills) won't even think about switching until then.
     
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